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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 […]

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 […]

New Trailer for Images of Black Women Film Festival 2011 (Apr. 8-10)

I’m sure many of you are aware  from Tambay’s previous POST that the Images of Black Women Film Festival which re-starts (they had the first part of it in early March) tomorrow Friday 8th through April 10th in London, England but you may not have seen this year’s trailer for it (cut by the festival […]

Making The News – Bottle Service The Series

Veteren S&A readers will know that I’ve not been around these parts as much as I used to be. In year one, I was one of the site’s three main contributors, (alongside Messrs T & S ) but, while I jumped at the chance to write for S&A when Tambay first invited me back in […]

Safe House with Denzel Washington starts shooting next week

The Denzel Washington/Ryan Reynolds Universal Pictures suspense thriller Safe House (which we have covered here a few times before on S &A), begins shooting next week, for a slated Feb. 10, 2012 release date (though if the film turns out better than expected and gets great scores from preview test audiences, it’s possible the studio […]

Reginald Hudlin’s Animated BLACK PANTHER Will Finally Be Released!

Just read this on Newsarama: As the headline states, Reginald Hudlin’s Black Panther motion comic/animated movie will finally be released on DVD on January 18th by Shout! Factory under the moniker Marvel Knights Animation: Black Panther. In the article, the full version of which you can read HERE, Hudlin laments how: “By the time it […]

First Look At Taraji P. Henson And Henry Simmons In “From The Rough”

Below, you’ll find a pair of behind-the-scenes video clips featuring Taraji P. Henson and Henry Simmons in the upcoming sports drama From the Rough – a project we alerted you to back in August. Pierre Bagley is producing and directing the project, which stars Taraji as Cassandra Turner, a fictional character based on real-life character, […]

The Black List Every Screenwriter Wants To Be On

If you’re an aspiring screenwriter, you may want to try get onto it; if you’ve been visiting this site for more than a year, you’ll probably have come across mention of last year’s crop or read about a film whose script was taken from it; or, if you work in the film industry and are actively […]

Watch 2 Clips From “Frankie & Alice” + AFI Conversation w/ Halle Berry On Acting

Well, still no trailer yet for Halle Berry’s Oscar hopeful, Frankie & Alice, despite the fact that the film opens in New York and Los Angeles in less than a month. Though I suspect we’ll see one soon enough. In the meantime, below are 2 very recently-released clips from the film, which I stumbled across […]


Monday, November 15th, starting today there will be an odd promotion that is inclusive of your trusty and handy phone, that features a camera set up, and most likely the Internet, to update the several gems they have to offer. Take a snap grab of the photo with the spinning top that will no doubt […]

12 Steps to Recovery, a Rom-Com Webseries, Still Going Strong

Tony Clomax’s webseries, 12 Steps to Recovery, has taken the internet by storm since late summer.  No, it’s not a drug tale, but a romantic comedy set in NYC about a lovetorn actor named Parrish (played by Kaleber Soze – who also co-stars in S&A’s film challenge winning  Black Swan Theory AND in my coming-of-age […]

Oprah’s Ultimate Low

In a bid to hike ratings in her final stretch, Oprah Winfrey has nabbed an exclusive sit down with the great actor Mel Gibson‘s recent ex-wife, Oksana Grigorieva. Grigorieva is an aspiring musician who claims to have a great voice (as Mel had pawned off in every sit down interview he performed during the duration […]

Exclusive Interview w/ Carmen Madden, Director of “Everyday Black Man”

While at this year’s Urbanworld Film Festival, I was blessed enough to meet Carmen Madden, the upbeat Writer/Producer/Director of the film festival favorite Everyday Black Man.  Since its 2009 debut, Everyday Black Man has made the rounds at Oakland Int’l Film Festival, San Diego Black Film Festival, San Francisco Women’s Int’l Film Festival, American Black […]

Meet The Diverse Team Behind “The Cleveland Show”

I still really haven’t been able to get into this show… and I have tried. But that’s OK. It’s not for everybody.

Rick Fox & R&B Singer Brandy to Cut a Rug this Fall (“Dancing with the Stars” Season 11)

Rick Fox, who has shined in several projects, whether on the small screen, or projected onto the silver screen, has shown that he can be triumphant in the medium. Although, he mostly portrayed basketball players. But, can he move his feet, as well as shoehorn himself into acting? Especially, considering his knees aren’t what they […]

Phenomenal Eye

Phenomenal View… Malik Hassan Sayeed has shot countless music videos, a handful of feature films, and has moved in and out of directing projects, with a list of colleagues, ranging from the likes of Spike Lee to Stanley Kubrick. From working on the crew for Malcolm X, to DPing his first feature film – that […]

Ron Burgundy’s Interracial Love

Will Ferrel co-wrote and starred in the hilarious, laugh until you cried and cried until you hurt film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy. Now it stands as an ultimate cult classic, that is one of the funniest, if not the funniest of the 2000′s, next to The Hangover and Black Dynamite. Veronica Corningstone is […]

Another screenwriter claims he wuz robbed

Screenwriter Tom Huang filed a lawsuit Weds in L.A. Superior Court, against Evolution Entertainment, and managers Brad Kaplan, Oren Koules and Mark Burg, as well as Erik White, the director of the upcoming film Lottery Ticket, (who also has a co-”story by” credit on the film), claiming “breach of fiduciary duty, aiding and abetting breach of […]

Hey, how about giving a sister a chance?

The London Daily Mail is reporting that Oprah Winfrey has offered that walking disaster Sarah Ferguson the Duchess of York a deal for her own prime time talk show on The Oprah Winfrey Network cable channel which starts up in January. According to the paper: “A source close to Sarah Ferguson said last night: ‘Oprah […]

Stations are happy to say bye-bye to The Big O

With all this talk about this being the final days of Oprah’s TV show, which has just over a year left before she calls it a day for good, one question that hasn’t been really dealt with in the media is who is going to replace her on the thousands of TV stations around the […]

It’ll take a while longer to see Anthony Mackie

For all of you out there who were waiting to see Anthony Mackie in his next major film role, in the Universal Pictures sci-fi romantic thriller, The Adjustment Bureau, with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt, you’re going to have to wait a while longer; more like six months longer, since the film (which was originally […]

Hell hath no fury like Tyler Perry scorned

TP and his reaction to that Boondocks episode making fun of him, his TV programs and plays and his bizarre cult-like world, is the gift that keeps on giving. Just when you think it’s over, something new comes up. Now the LA Times is reporting (read HERE) that Perry was so incensed about the episode that […]

Shyamalan is pissed off that you’re pissed off

M. Night Shyamalan is ticked off at all of you who are ticked off that he cast white actors in major roles for his upcoming The Last Airbender film (which I have to confess I had NEVER heard of before until it was announced that the film was in the works. I take it, it’s some […]

Taking the heat

When a big expensive movie flops or does less then expected, studio execs clam up or run for cover worried that their necks are on the line. But with this weekend’s hugely disappointing B.O. numbers for the Tom Cruise action/comedy/thriller Knight and Day, in an unusual chance of pace, a studio exec has opened up to […]

They spent WHAT????

Actually I saw this info last week and I passed it off as the usual phony Hollywood hype or someone taking a wildly miscalculated guess, but it turns out it’s really true. The LA Times has reported in an article about the film, that Paramount has spent a whopping $280 million on their upcoming The Last […]