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ATTN: Shadow And Act HAS MOVED To The indieWIRE Network! Change Your FEED Links! Details Here!

And we’re live!!! Yay! We made it folks, I’m happy to say. Shadow And Act has now officially joined the indieWIRE Network. Click the image above to our new home @ http://blogs.indiewire.com/shadowandact, where you will find us from now on. Also, be sure to please change your bookmark links, your RSS feeds (HERE), etc. Our […]

ATTN: Shadow And Act HAS MOVED To The indieWIRE Network! Details Here!

And we’re live!!! Yay! We made it folks, I’m happy to say. As announced last week Friday, Shadow And Act has now officially joined the indieWIRE Network. We’ve been working hard on the transition, which is partly why I’ve been MIA for the last couple of days, but it’s all done now, and we’re live […]

Behind The Scenes – “By The Way, Meet Vera Stark” (Sanaa Lathan/Lynn Nottage Hollywood Screwball Play)

This will probably be as close as most of you will ever get to seeing Sanaa Lathan in Pulitzer Prize-winning Lynn Nottage’s new play By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. No, I’m not rubbing it in, just stating the obvious. In the play, currently previewing New York’s Second Stage Theater, Sanaa plays the titular Vera […]

New On DVD Today – “If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise” (Plus Spike Will Be Signing Copies)

Need I say more? Spike Lee’s follow-up to When The Levees Broke, titled, If God Is Willing And Da Creek Don’t Rise, is now officially available on DVD. I don’t see any info regarding a Blu-ray release. Cost? $17. It’s a 2-disc set with audio commentary, behind-the-scenes footage and interviews. Click the image above to […]

Watch Episode 3 Of New Animated Series “The Lebrons” (Web Series)

Any of you actually keeping up with this extended Nike commercial Lebron James web series? I’ll be honest and say that I still haven’t watched a single episode of it. I’m in no rush… plus I have so much else to consume. But I’m sure I’ll take a gander soon enough. If you have been […]

Watch Episode 2 Of New “Mortal Kombat: Legacy” Web Series Starring Michael Jai White

Here’s episode 2 of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series that was commissioned by Warner Bros. Jax (Michael Jai White), Striker (Tamoh Pennikett), Sonya Blade (Jeri Ryan) and Kano (Darren Shahlavi) all feature. If you missed episode 1, watched by over 5 million people thus far, see it HERE. Episode 2 synop reads: When […]

The Root Presents “Black in Latin America: The Other African Americans”

Henry Louis Gates Jr’s upcoming PBS series, Black in Latin America, in which wiewers will learn about the lives and culture of blacks in Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, Peru and Mexico, airs tomorrow night, the 19th of April, at 8PM EST. In anticipation of the program, the editorial team at The Root has put together an […]

Ambitious 3D Civil War Series In The Works

Like I said, it’s Civil War fever folks… in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the start of the war. Sony, Discovery and Imax are teaming to produce what they’re calling an ambitious 4-part 3D production about the Civil War, slated for a fall 2011 debut on the 3net Network, a 3D network created in […]

Curtiss Cook Joins Cast Of Thriller “Arbitrage” & Will Play Eddie In Bill T. Jones’ “Super Fly” Musical

Curtiss Cook (Shutter Island, How to Make it in America, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent) has signed on to join the cast of an upcoming Nicholas Jarecki drama/thriller film, titled Arbitrage. In the film, a troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him […]

Trailer For “The Help” Arrives! (Plus New Stills)

Well, here it is… the first trailer for DreamWorks’ adaptation of Kathryn Stockett’s novel, The Help, which stars Viola Davis, Emma Stone, Bryce Dallas Howard, Sissy Spacek, Octavia Spencer and several others. The film, which I’ve already said likely represents the best possibility for an Oscar nomination by a black actor/actress this year (in Viola […]

“N-Secure” Heading To DVD/Blu-ray In June!

Most of you didn’t seem to care for it, but, that certainly didn’t stop it from performing decently at the box office did it? It made close to $3 million after 5 weeks in theaters, late last year, on a budget of about $1.6 million. And now, N-Secure is heading to home video land – […]

Cedric The Entertainer To Star In “Hot In Cleveland” Spinoff

Actor/comedian Cedric the Entertainer, will star in a spinoff of the TV Land network series Hot In Cleveland spinoff starring. The series centers around three past-their-prime entertainment industry veterans from Los Angeles, whose lives are changed when their Paris-bound plane lands in Cleveland, Ohio. Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White star. The […]

“The Hunger Games” Movie Adaptation Casts Newcomers In Thresh And Rue Roles

Any fans of The Hunger Games series of books? As I’m sure you know by now, a movie adaptation based on the best-selling trilogy of YA novels, written by Suzanne Collins, is in the works, as the films cast gradually comes together. I haven’t read the books, so I’m not at all equipped to discuss […]

Preview Upcoming UK TV Comedy Sitcom Centered On Nigerian Family (“Meet The Adebanjos”)

Watch the below preview for a brand new UK television sitcom titled Meet The Adebanjos, centered on a Nigerian-British Family (2 Nigerian-born parents and 3 British-Born Kids) living in the UK, and how they adapt to life in Peckham South London. Generational conflict, tradition versus modernity struggles, culture clashes, as well as hilarity and hijinks […]

Win A Role In Upcoming Movie Adaptation Of Steve Harvey’s “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”

Last week, I announced that this was definitely a go, with a summer shoot date scheduled. Read that post HERE if you missed it. In it, producer Will Packer said that the details of the production, including its cast, will be announced tomorrow, during Steve Harvey’s radio show, so we’ll be listening for that. In […]

Tim Reid Offers Scholarships To UK-Based Diaspora Filmmakers

Tim Reid was at the British Film Institute Southbank late last month to offer a scholarship to a deserving Black British filmmaker, via his USA-based Legacy Media Institute, a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization he formed with his wife, Daphne Maxwell Reid, with the mission being to operate as a kind of black Sundance Institute, providing mentorship […]

SyFy Picks Up “Age Of The Dragons” For July USA Debut (Danny Glover As Ahab In Moby Dick Retelling)

It’s that time of the year when TV stations preview their upcoming season slates; I’ll be attending BET’s showcase this Wednesday, here in New York, so, you’ll get my first-hand reactions to whatever is thrown at me. For now, however, I just learned that the Syfy Channel has apparently acquired stateside rights to a film […]

Jennifer Hudson: “I Made Major Sacrifices To Perfect ‘Winnie’ Starring Role”

The trailer for the upcoming Winnie Mandela biopic, starring Jennifer Hudson as the titular character, and Terrence Howard as Nelson Mandela, was met with much ridicule and derision when we unveiled it last fall; and rightfully so in my not-so humble opinion! The film was woefully miscast, and it’s evident; the acting just doesn’t look […]

Codeblack Picks Up “Politics Of Love” For Theatrical Release (Republican Brian White In Love w/ Democrat Mallika Sherawat)

Codeblack Entertainment has acquired domestic distribution to romantic comedy Politics of Love (Love, Barack) and plans a July theatrical release. We’ve covered the film on this site, so here’s a brief refresher… Inspired by the real-life romances that blossomed during then Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, the movie takes place in the run-up to the […]

Watch Teaser For Barry Jenkins’ “Chlorophyl” Commissioned By Miami Arts Collective BORSCHT

We recently featured his ITVS Futurestates short film, Remigration, which received mucho acclaim; what I didn’t know was that Mr Barry Jenkins was working on another short film, which he tells me he shot the weekend before the South By Southwest Film Festival, late February, early March. This one was commissioned by the BORSCHT Film […]

Extras Sought For Tyler Perry’s “Good Deeds” (Go Go Dancers, Drag Queens, High Fashion Models)

Boy, with those needs, what kind of flick is Mr Perry making this time around? But anyway… News on the march…! NEW!! Tyler Perry Studios “Extras Casting Department” Tyler Perry Studios “Extras Casting Department” is casting Extras for the next feature film ”Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds.” Filming will be in Atlanta, GA , April – […]

Cynthia McWilliams Will Play Damon Wayans’ Wife In New CBS Sports Comedy Series

Cynthia McWilliams (The Chicago Code, and Prison Break) will join Damon Wayans in the upcoming new CBS comedy series pilot that’s set at a sports radio station, in which Wayans plays a smart-ass sports radio host. The character he plays, named Nick Herd, is said to be inspired by current ESPN personality Colin Cowherd. McWilliams […]

Angela Bassett Talks Dr Amanda Waller In “Green Lantern”

Some folks may not even be aware that Angela Bassett is in the upcoming Green Lantern film, alongside star Ryan Reynolds. In it, she stars as Dr. Amanda Waller, a scientist. For those unfamiliar with the DC comics universe, as I am… nicknamed “The Wall,” she is a former congressional aide and government agent often […]

Terrence Howard Currently Shooting “Horrific” Thriller “A Single Shot” w/ William H. Macy, Juliette Lewis

Earlier today, I received a production listing of new films currently being shot in and around British Columbia, and, in scrolling through the list, saw that 1 of them co-stars Terrence Howard, in a film we’ve never covered on this site. I guess we just missed it. The film, described in the listing as a […]

50 Cent: “Samuel Jackson Deserves An Oscar” & “I Don’t Want To Be In Movies With Rappers”

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson has been doing some talking… but what else is new, right? If you follow him on Twitter, you’ll know what I mean. However, this time he hasn’t said anything that would have the gay community up in arms, or spark outrage for mocking Japan’s earthquake victims. Thankfully no. Mr Cent has […]