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Nick Cannon Releasing a Children's Book

“Drumline: A New Beat” Premieres on VH1

12 years after the release of "Drumline," the story returns with a twist

Most of us remember the original motion picture “Drumline” starring Nick Cannon and Zoe Saldana.…

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Universal Pictures Announces The ‘Get On Up’ Tour

The funky, new biopic about James Brown is hitting the road.

The people who brought you “Despicable Me” and “Jurassic Park” are adding a bit of…

By Kevin L. Clark

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’2 Days in Paris with Chris Rock’ (and Other Must-See Black Movies at Tribeca Film Fest)

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is underway. Check out the must-see movies with black actors that will debut this week

The 11th annual Tribeca Film Festival is underway. Check out the must-see black movies that…

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Actors Laz Alonso, Paula Patton and Bishop T.D. Jakes know they have a hit on their hands. (Image: Vernon Bryant, courtesy TDJ Enterprises/The FrontPage Firm)

Take A White Person to See ‘My Big Fly Black Wedding’

If you really want to see more great films about black people, urge your non-black friends to see "Jumping The Broom"

I am not satisfied with just black people going out to see Jumping The Broom,…

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WATCH: Actor Jamie Hector on Film Roles, Philanthropy

Star talks character, inspiration in Urbanworld festival feature, Night Catches Us

Actor Jamie Hector sat down with BlackEnterprise.com to talk about his latest role, his best…

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WATCH: Urbanworld Film Festival Draws Top Black Talent

Founder seeks to give minority directors prominent voice

On the opening night of the Urban World Film Festival, BET host Free, far left,…

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These days, an Academy Award is not the only prize that eludes black filmmakers. Getting a film made and distributed has become a rare occurrence as well. Of the 558 feature films that were released in 2009, eight were filmed by black directors and two of them were creations of stage and big screen powerhouse Tyler Perry, who has directed eight movies since 2006 alone, including Why Did I Get Married, Too, which brought in $60 million. But Perry isn’t the only one setting the stage for a second act. BlackEnterprise.com talked to eight filmmakers who can identify with the challenges black filmmakers face in Hollywood, but who strategized their efforts and are primed to do big things in the next few years.

Blacks Behind the Camera

Through innovation, guerilla marketing, and new technology, black directors have raised the curtain in Tinseltown.

These days, an Academy Award is not the only prize that eludes black filmmakers. Getting…

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Chris Rock & Nia Long talk Hair

Chris Rock and Nia Long discuss his new movie, “Good Hair”.

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Spike Lee Talks about His Career and Hollywood-Pt.II

Black Enterprise 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit
On-location at the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in…

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Spike Lee Talks about his Career and Hollywood-Pt.I

Black Enterprise 2009 Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit
On-location at the 2009 Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference in Detroit,…

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Spike Lee Talks about His Career and Hollywood-Pt.III

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail Pt. 1

Actor and Director Tyler Perry discusses his career and the challenges of making successful movies.

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Tyler Perry’s Madea Goes to Jail Pt. 2

Actor and Director Tyler Perry discusses his career and the challenges of making successful movies.

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Tracey Edmonds takes on Hollywood

Tracey Edmonds, chief operating officer of Our Stories Films, talks about growing up, her career…

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Dreamgirls The Movie with Beyonce & Jamie Foxx

On location in Hollywood to discuss the movie Dreamgirls with Beyonce and Jamie Foxx.

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Spike Lee speaks on African Americans in the Media

Spike Lee has become one of Hollywood’s most provocative film directors. His latest work, a…

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