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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 @, 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 […]

TONIGHT: Shadow & Act Livecast Season 2, Episode 3

If you’ve been missing our live podcast shows, you get a chance to redeem yourself tonight (Wednesday, April 20th) from 8PM to 9PM EST! Join me and the rest of the S&A crew–Sergio, Monique and Stephanie–as we discuss some of the hottest topics concerning black cinema. Tonight’s topics on the list: The Help. Are we […]

Comedian Kevin Hart Cast In Steve Harvey’s “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man”

Well ladies and gentlemen, we’ve already informed you HERE of the upcoming film Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man based on Steve Harvey‘s best selling book being produced by Rainforest Films (Takers, Obsessed and Stomp The Yard). This morning on Steve’s radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show, producer Will Packer revealed his […]

Watch Behind-The-Scenes Clip Of P-Diddy On “Hawaii Five-0″

I haven’t had a chance to watch the new Hawaii Five-0 starring Scott Cann, Daniel Dae Kim and Alex O’Loughlin but for those who do, you get a treat tonight. Rapper/actor/fashion mogul Sean “P Diddy” Combs makes a guest appearance on the action-packed series tonight. Diddy plays a New York police detective named Reggie Williams […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/17/11

Actress Kimberly Elise welcomes 44. Born in Minneapolis, her boasting rights include appearances in Set It Off, In The House, Beloved, Bojangles, Bait, John Q, Girlfriends, Woman Thou Art Loosed, Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, The Great Debaters, Grey’s Anatomy and For Colored Girls. Actress Lela Rochon turns 47 today. A native of California, […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/16/11

Actor and comedian Martin Lawrence welcomes 46 today. He’s appeared in a number of blockbuster films including Do The Right Thing, House Party 2, Bad Boys, Boomerang, Big Momma’s House, Wild Hogs and Blue Streak. His popular comedic television show Martin lasted five seasons. Also, he starred in as well as directed A Thin Line […]

Watch now – Trailer for The Anderson Monarchs documentary

Here’s a film that’s guaranteed to make you feel good all over. Below is a preview trailer for the still-in-the-works documentary The Anderson Monarchs which is about an “an all-girls soccer team competing, living, and thriving in an at-risk urban neighborhood in Philadelphia”. Named after the great Marian Anderson and Jackie Robinson’s Negro League baseball […]

ATTN: Shadow And Act Is Joining The indieWIRE Network!

Consider it our birthday present to ourselves and to you as well… tomorrow, April 16th will mark the 2nd anniversary of this site’s existence. It was on that day that I posted the very first Shadow And Act entry. It’s a coincidence, and maybe it was also a foretelling of sorts that the very first […]

Watch Seattle Soul Music Documentary “Wheedle’s Groove”

Wheedle’s Groove is a documentary, directed by Jennifer Mass, detailing the once vibrant 60′s and 70′s soul music scene of Seattle. The film includes commentary by Seattle notable music figures like Quincy Jones, Sir Mix-A-Lot, Mark Arm (Mudhoney), Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden), Kim Warnick (The Fastbacks) and Kenny G and […]

Ten African Filmmakers To Pitch Projects In Co-Production Deals w/ Spanish Producers & Al-Jazeera

News on the march… courtesy of the Black Film Center/Archive… definitely something I’ll be keeping an eye on from here on, and reporting as things develop; coincidentally, at the conference I was a panelist on last weekend, one of my cohorts alerted us to the fact that Al-Jazeera is actively seeking films that highlight under-represented […]

Why Isn’t Jennifer Hudson Being Offered More Roles?

I have to admit, since Jennifer Hudson has lost weight I’ve been silently waiting for her to announce some NEW acting gigs in the making. After all, she’s not just thin…she’s “Hollywood white girl” thin meaning a size 4 or under. Like it or not, mainstream studio films are not big girl friendly. Of course, […]

Watch Clip Of Mike Tyson Explaining Why He Was Crazy (Diversions)

Here’s a clip of Mike Tyson explaining his past craziness. He’s the gift that keeps on giving! Watch the latest video at

Mike Tyson Will Appear On Fox Comedy “Breaking In”

Since his successful appearance in the summer blockbuster The Hangover, Mike Tyson has been bitten by the acting bug. The 44 year old former boxing champion has just signed on to make a guest appearance on the Fox comedy show Breaking In. He’ll be playing himself. According to…Tyson plays a new client of Contra […]

Watch Trailer For “Everyday Sunshine: The Story Of Fishbone”

Still on the festival circuit, Everyday Sushine: The Story of Fishbone makes a pit stop at the Atlanta Film Festival this month. The documentary, directed by Lev Anderson and Chris Metzler, covers the rise and fall of the popular musical group Fishbone, an 80′s underground group known for their ska-punk-funk sound. The film delves into […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/12/11

Actress Suzzanne Douglas welcomes 54 today. Some of her more memorable roles were in How Stella Got Her Groove Back, Jason’s Lyric, I’ll Fly Away tv series, The Parent ‘Hood, Sounder tv movie, Tap and The School Of Rock. She’s recently appeared on Are We There Yet? and The Good Wife. Douglas, a native of […]

And speaking of Civil War movies and black people in them…

Is there any film better than Ed Zwick’s 1989 film Glory, about the founding of legendary Massachusetts 54th Colored Union Regiment? I can’t imagine seeing how anyone isn’t be moved by the film; A film that was extremely difficult to make back then, and would be impossible today. (But we do have Lottery Ticket if that’s […]

Watch Trailer Featuring African American Family In “Road To Las Vegas” Documentary

Here’s a look at Road To Vegas, a documentary chronicling an African American family of seven who head to Las Vegas in an effort to prosper and find a better home. Filmed over four years, the Jasson Massot directed project captures Vanessa and Maurice Melton as their journey goes from moments of struggle and grief […]

Watch Trailer For Spoken Word Documentary “To Be Heard”

Making its way on the festival circuit before it debuts on PBS this fall, To Be Heard is a spoken word documentary following the lives of three teenagers. Directed by Edwin Martinez, Amy Sultan and Deborah Schaffer, the film will screen at the Full Frame Documentary Festival in Durham, North Carolina this Saturday. Synopsis: To […]

HIDDEN COLORS Documentary on the Cover-Up of African History Makes Int’l Premieres This Week

Thursday and this weekend marks the premiere of the new hard-hitting documentary Hidden Colors, which aims to examine the real and untold history of people of color around the globe.  The new doc is directed and executive produced by first-time director but New York Times best-selling author and social commentator Tariq Nasheed, best known for […]

Watch “PUSH: Madison versus Madison” Doc Trailer

Here’s another film screening at the Independent Film Festival Boston this month. PUSH: Madison versus Madison is a documentary directed by Rudy Hypolite. Synopsis: Madison Park Vocational, Roxbury, Massachusetts. A dysfunctional but talented high school hoops team tries to hold itself together. Graced with a handful of sharp shooters and savvy ball-handlers, they also struggle, […]

Today’s Birthdays 4/09/11

A big Happy Birthday goes out to Keshia Knight Pulliam. The former Cosby Show actress turns 32 today. A graduate of Spelman College, she currently has a re-occurring role on House Of Payne. Her film and tv credits include Beauty Shop, The Gospel, Psych, Madea Goes To Jail and Polly. Her role as Miranda, on […]

Watch Beastie Boys “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” Trailer

Here’s the trailer for the Beastie Boys short film Fight For Your Right – Revisited which, as we told you back in January, premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Adam Yauch, the film follows the rap legends after their classic 80′s music video Fight For Your Right. The stellar acting ensemble for […]

MSNBC to explain to white people what black people want

Hell, I can do that and it doesn’t take a whole show to do it. WE WANT IT ALL! Your jobs, your houses, your money, and most importantly… your women! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! But seriously folks (well maybe not that seriously), MSNBC will jump into the “explaining-to-white-people-what’s-up-with-those-weird-black-people,” Soledad O”Brien CNN specials, with its own version called: A […]

Watch “The Mulberry Tree” Trailer Co-starring Joe Morton

Screening at this year’s Independent Film Festival Boston, The Mulberry Tree is a redemption drama starring Louis Crugnali and Joe Morton. The film, written by Crugnali and directed by Mark Heller, tells the story of a young man (Crugnali) who must confront his own past as he gets to know a convicted murderer dying of […]