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  • Lionsgate Picks Up Sundance ‘Breakthrough’ Winner ‘Dear White People’ (Video)

    Mar 20, 14 by EURPublisher01 Leave a comment


    *Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions have jointly acquired writer-director Justin Simien‘s debut feature “Dear White People,” which won the Special Jury Award for Breakthrough Talent at Sundance in January. As previously reported, the film takes a satirical look at racial politics among the student body at a fictional Ivy League school where four students navigate issues […]

  • ‘Dear White People’ Film to Compete at Sundance

    Dec 5, 13 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *The Sundance Film Festival announced its competition lineups for its 30th edition in January, and among the selections in competition is writer/director Justin Simien’s “Dear White People.” The film stars Tyler Williams, Tessa Thompson, Teyonah Parris and Brandon Bell as four black students at an Ivy League college where a riot breaks out over an “African-American” […]

  • Tessa Thompson: From ‘For Colored Girls’ to BBC America

    Jan 4, 12 by EURpublisher02 Leave a comment


    *Tessa Thompson, who appeared in the film “For Colored Girls,” has landed a co-starring role in the drama “Copper,” BBC America’s first original scripted series. British actor Tom Weston-Jones (“MI5”) has landed the lead, and Franka Potente (“Run Lola Run,” “The Bourne Identity”) will also co-star in the series co-created by Tom Fontana and Will […]

  • Tessa Thompson Stars In ‘Mississippi Damned’

    Mar 1, 11 by EurPublisher Leave a comment


    *Tessa Thompson is quickly becoming a Hollywood “it” girl.  Whatever “it” is, she has plenty of “it.” She’s currently starring in the independent film, “Mississippi Damned,” helmed by director Tina Mabry (Brooklyn’s Bridge to Jordan) and set to air March 3 and 15 on The Movie Channel. The movie, an autobiographical tale written by Mabry, […]

  • Nov. Release Date for Tyler Perry’s ‘Colored Girls’

    Sep 8, 10 by EurPublisher 2 Comments


    *Tyler Perry’s film adaptation of Ntozake Shange’s “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf” will arrive in theaters on Nov. 5, according to Variety. The date was pushed up from its original release scheduled for January 2011. The film stars Whoopi Goldberg, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Kerry Washington, Janet […]