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First Clip + Poster for Eddie Murphy’s First Film in Five Years – ‘Mr. Church’

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Disney Is Rebooting ‘The Rocketeer’ With a Black Female Lead

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The Rocketeer,” the 1991 Disney period superhero film that starred Billy Campbell, is getting a reboot – with a twist. The original film was based on the character of the same name created by comic book artist and writer Dave Stevens.… Continue Reading → »

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TBS Orders Notorious B.I.G.-Inspired Scripted TV Series + ‘Storyville’ (Featuring Questlove + Others)

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TBS has ordered a scripted series “loosely based on the lyrics of the late rapper The Notorious B.I.G.“ says the press release from the network. Titled “Think B.I.G.” the scripted series will chronicle the misadventures of “an inner-city teen desperately trying… Continue Reading → »

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Luminal Theater & Bondfire Radio Short Film Night in Brooklyn (7/29); Films by Mtume Gant, Shavon Meyers + More

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  Tomorrow night, July 29th in Brooklyn, NYC, The Luminal Theater, a soon-to-open microcinema dedicated to African diaspora cinema to be located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant of Brooklyn, along with the live streaming network Bondfire Radio are hosting an exclusive Short… Continue Reading → »

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Promo + Poster: Tyler Lepley Leads Cast of New TV One Original Movie, ‘Ringside’ (Coming in September)

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Building on the success of the network’s original film strategy led by hits “Love Under New Management: The Miki Howard Story” and its 2015 American Black Film Festival screenplay competition winner “Bad Dad Rehab,” TV One steps into the sports… Continue Reading → »

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Kickstart This: Gentrification Comedy ‘Guap’

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  Yet another worthy Kickstarter campaign for you all to support, this one with an underrepresented segment in film – the Dominican-American experience. Obie Award Winning actor Chris Myers makes his solo writing debut with “Guap,” a quirky character driven… Continue Reading → »

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Week-Long Exclusive Engagement (NYC) for New Restoration of Charles Burnett’s ‘To Sleep with Anger’

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Unfortunately this is only for New Yorkers; although it may travel. Details from the Film Society of Lincoln Center… Charles Burnett became known to world cinema when his 1978 UCLA thesis film, “Killer of Sheep,” won the Critics’ Prize at the… Continue Reading → »

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Rocky Carroll Joins ‘Henrietta Lacks’ Cast

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Update 7/28/16: “NCIS” star Rocky Carroll joined the growing cast of HBO’s film adaptation of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,” which Oprah Winfrey and Renee Elise Goldsberry are also attached to star in. This news comes on the heels of the… Continue Reading → »

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Frontline on PBS Will Examine Deep Racial Divisions in 4-Hour Documentary, ‘Divided States of America’

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Days before the inauguration of the 45th American president in January 2017, PBS’ Frontline documentary series will premiere “Divided States of America,” a four-hour, two-night documentary miniseries that looks back at events during the Obama presidency that have revealed deep… Continue Reading → »

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Watch a Zombie Krump Himself Into Self-Awareness in Fun Short Film, ‘We Together’

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Check out the below fun, fresh and funny short film from La-based writer/director Henry Kaplan titled “We Together,” which is really a short film/music video hybrid. “The film is ultimately about re-discovering who you really are,” the filmmaker said in an… Continue Reading → »

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‘Ballers’ Gets Another Season Courtesy of HBO

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Following the return of the hit show for its second season on July 17, HBO has renewed the comedy series “Ballers” for a third season, it was announced today by Casey Bloys, president, HBO Programming. “Dwayne Johnson, Stephen Levinson, Mark… Continue Reading → »

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Revisiting Spike Lee’s Perplexing ‘She Hate Me’ on Its 12th Anniversary (Released July 28, 2004)

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VH1 and Ice Cube Team Up for ‘Hip Hop Squares’

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VH1 is giving the classic game show “Hollywood Squares” a Hip Hop makeover with the help of Ice Cube and his Cube Vision production company, in conjunction with Jesse Collins Entertainment and Jeff Kwatinetz’s The Firm. Slated for a Fall… Continue Reading → »

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Watch 2 Clips From Emotional and Imaginative ‘Hollywood Beauty Salon’ (Opens Fri. July 29)

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Directed by Glenn Holsten, the “Hollywood Beauty Salon” at the center of the feature documentary of the same name, is described as an intimate beauty parlor that happens to be part of the NHS Germantown Recovery Community, which is a… Continue Reading → »

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Trailer Premiere: Stella Meghie’s Dramedy, ‘Jean of the Joneses’

27 July 2016 6:16 PM, PDT

Following screenings at top tier festivals like SXSW in March, and the Los Angeles Film Festival last month, below you’ll find the trailer premiere for writer/director Stella Meghie’s feature debut, the dramedy “Jean of the Joneses,” which stars Taylour Paige, Sherri Shepherd,… Continue Reading → »

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Netflix Announces New Motown Animated Series Executive Produced by Smokey Robinson

27 July 2016 3:20 PM, PDT

Netflix, Grace: A Storytelling Company (Grace) and Beyond International (Beyond) announced today that a new animated original series for kids based on the illustrious Motown catalog of songs is coming to Netflix, and will be available to members worldwide at… Continue Reading → »

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Trailer Premiere for Tahir Jetter’s ‘How to Tell You’re a Douchebag’

27 July 2016 1:32 PM, PDT

After stops at Sundance, New Voices, and Abff this year, Tahir Jetter’s feature film directorial debut, “How to Tell You’re a Douchebag,” will premiere on iTunes next month, August 9, 2016. You can preorder here.  Ahead of that date, Jetter… Continue Reading → »

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Bet Sets Fall 2016 Comedy Series Premieres (New & Returning)

27 July 2016 10:32 AM, PDT

  Bet Networks has announced its fall comedy premiere lineup of original programming, including new and returning shows. Returning fan favorites include “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” starring Kevin Hart, Nelly, Nick Cannon and Cynthia Kaye McWilliams. Hart makes his directorial debut this… Continue Reading → »

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Forget the ‘Cooley High’ Remake – ‘Hit!’ Is a Film Begging for One

27 July 2016 10:18 AM, PDT

  Two weeks ago we reported that there are plans for a remake of Michael Schultz’s 1973 film “Cooley High”. Needless to say, the idea of doing a remake of a beloved near classic, went over like a ton of bricks with… Continue Reading → »

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Crackling First Trailer for Crackle’s Original Dramatic Series, ‘Startup’ (Edi Gathegi Co-Stars)

27 July 2016 9:57 AM, PDT

  Crackle, Sony’s streaming network, today premiered the trailer for “StartUp,” the highly-anticipated scripted drama series starring Edi Gathegi, Martin Freeman, Adam Brody and Otmara Marrero. Launching Tuesday, September 6, 2016, the 10-episode, one-hour series is set amongst the unconstrained,… Continue Reading → »

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