August 29, 2012
Happy 54th Birthday, Michael Jackson!

Happy 54th Birthday, Michael Jackson!

August 23, 2012

fuckyeahtvandmovies:

Starts Friday August 17th

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August 23, 2012
Is Brooklyn the New Hollywood?

New York’s Steiner Studios, among the biggest soundstages outside California, could expand significantly in the coming years, according to a report today by Julie Satow in the New York Times.

The studio’s expansion plans could transform its home, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, into one of the major centers of movie production in the country.

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August 22, 2012
Chris Tucker Doubts ‘Last Friday’ Movie: The Magic Might Be Gone

Chris Tucker puts doubt on rumors of him reprising his role as Smokey for a ‘Friday’ sequel saying, “Me and Cube, we’re talkin’ about it. They’re workin’ on a script,” said Tucker. “I don’t think it’ll be as special as the first one.”

Meanwhile, Ice Cube says he’s making sure the script is “too good for him to pass up.”

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August 16, 2012
lynellgeorge:

Al Freeman Jr with Frank Sinatra and Jack Klugman 

R.I.P. Al Freeman Jr.

lynellgeorge:

Al Freeman Jr with Frank Sinatra and Jack Klugman 

R.I.P. Al Freeman Jr.

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February 16, 2012

Here’s an exclusive look at a clip from THE TESTED, a gritty drama that follows three people on vastly different paths as they search for understanding and redemption for the murder of an innocent teen.

THE TESTED screens as part of New Voices in Black Cinema festival on Friday February 17th at 6:50pm & Sunday February 19th at 2:00pm.  

Purchase your tickets at www.bam.org/actnow

February 11, 2012
Q&A with DEFORCE director Daniel Falconer


DEFORCE is a dense and provocative look at the city of Detroit, the corruption it’s endured and the resilient people who choose to call it home. Here’s a Q&A with director Daniel Falconer.


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February 10, 2012

View the trailer for the romance Lesson Before Love.  Screening Friday, February 17th at 9:30pm.  Purchase your tickets at bam.org/actnow

February 10, 2012
Center Stage: LESSON BEFORE LOVE

Center Stage is pleased to announce the New Voices in Black Cinema Festival screening of LESSON BEFORE LOVE, a film highlighting the rich complexities of relationships. The film features a quartet of young black professionals searching for love while searching for themselves. Join us for a charming film that puts a new spin on black love.

Eric, Alexis, Cullen and Janae are all unmarried and unsatisfied living their monochromatic lives.  The contentious, first time meeting between on-line chat buddies, Eric and Alexis, brings about a torrent of emotions as they and their friends all meet up for a night on the town.  After which, they begin to experience love lessons that force them to search their own hearts and lost passions for the love that has long eluded them.

One of six siblings from White Hall, Arkansas, young Jarrod grew up participating in local theatrical productions. That love for story would carry through to college where he majored in communications at Louisiana State University. Dui continued to hone his talent as a playwright and moved to New Orleans. It is there that he began working in the local entertainment industry, appearing, most notably, in “A Soldiers Story”. Founder of Cloud Nine Production, Dui Jarrod has written and produced five short films that have screened across the country. Lesson Before Love is his feature-length debut.
Lesson Before Love screens February 17th at 9:30pm.  Following the screening there will be a Q&A with director Dui Jarrod and his cast, moderated by Reggie Scott. Find tickets at bam.org/actnow

February 7, 2012
Q&A with Cast and Director from The Tested

Check out the Shadow & Act interview for The Tested!

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February 7, 2012

The Tested.  Playing at BAM on Sunday, February 19th at 2:00 pm.  Purchase your tickets here: bam.org/actnow 

February 7, 2012
Center Stage: THE TESTED

This week we’re featuring The Tested.  A portraiture of deeply complex characters and even more complicated relationships.  It’s an honest portrayal of how a life od deep poverty & injustice can lead to extremely difficult circumstances.  With strong directing from award-winning director Russell Costanzo and mesmerizing performances, The Tested proves to be a harrowing piece that will resonate on many levels.

A life shattering tragedy sends three people on vastly different paths to a similar goal of redemption and understanding.  One year ago, plain clothes cop, Julian Varone gunned down an unarmed teen.  The teen’s mother has spiraled into a pit of despair, while his brother, Dre, flirts with gang life.  As Julian prepares to get back to work, the three realize they cannot find closure without the other.

About the director:

Russell Costanzo attended Monmouth University and New York University where he wrote and directed a number of short films including the award-winning telemarketing comedy “Cold Call”.  After working at VH1, he wrote and directed the hilarious short film entitled “The Wedding Bout”, starring ESPN’s Max Kellerman, which made its debut at the Palm Beach International Film Festival.  He’s also worked as a script reader for USA Films (now Focus Features) and Lions Gate Films.  He has written several screenplays, one entitled “Crashers”, was optioned.  His next film was the urban drama short, “The Tested”, which took hom Top Prize at the prestigious Los Angeles International Short Film Festival, making it eligible for an Academy Award nomination.  ”The Tested” also made its television broadcast debut on BET last year.  Russell’s recent short film “Jeffrey” garnered Best Short Film and Best Short Screenplay awards at the Big Apple Film Festival in New York City and Kent Film Festival in Connecticut.  He shot The Tested feature in the summer of 2008 and is excited to have been invited to participate in the prestigious 2009 IFP Narrative Filmmaker Lab. 
 The Tested is playing at BAM Rose Cinemas on Sunday, February 19th at 2pm.  Purchase your tickets at BAM.org/ACTNOW

February 4, 2012

New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week

love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

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February 3, 2012
New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week
love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

New Voices in Black Cinema Fest: love jones week

love jones screens on Sunday, Feb. 19 at 6:50pm at BAM Rose Cinemas in Brooklyn, followed by a Q&A with director Theodore Witcher, moderated by Warrington Hudlin. Find tickets here.

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