Can you dig it? Blaxploitation films have a new digital home. African-American network Bounce TV is jumping into the subscription VOD biz with Brown Sugar, a $3.99-per-month service with mostly…
Spike Lee has turned to Kickstarter to raise $1.25 million in funds in the next 30 days for a new film that’s known for now as “The Newest Hottest Spike Lee Joint.” Lee is among most high-profile…
In the indie world, it used to be that the most a filmmaker could hope to land from a film festival was an award, an agent or a distributor. But as producers wrap up Sundance deals and head to SXSW…
Tyro scribe Krystin Ver Linden has sold the blaxploitation pitch "American Roulette" to Adi Shankar's 1984 Private Defense Contractors banner.
Austin Film Festival has announced its first 10 film picks, anchored by the Robert Zemeckis-helmed centerpiece pic "Flight."
Crispin Glover is set to round out the cast of writer-director Charlie Matthau's "Freaky Deaky," stepping into a role originally eyed for William H. Macy.
Sandra Bernhard's new show features tracks from her new album and her knowing takes on pop culture.
High profile French animation artist Guillaume Ivernel is onboard to direct a 3D animated sci-fi thriller, "Soul Man," his follow-up to "Dragon Hunters."
Thesp Janet MacLachlan, who played the compassionate teacher in "Sounder" and worked for actors' rights, died Oct. 11 in Los Angeles after a heart attack. She was 77.
Vonetta McGee, star of several blaxploitation-era films including "Blacula" and "Shaft in Africa," died July 9 in Berkeley, Calif., after being taken off life support following cardia arrest. She was…
Even by the notoriously undemanding standards of direct-to-vid spin-offs, "Carlito's Way: Rise to Power" is conspicuously underwhelming. Despite its tenuous ties to Brian De Palma's flashy and trashy…
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