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The Petabyte Will Dominate Film Storage in Coming Years

Report: revenue on digital storage for media and entertainment will increase 23% by 2020

Report: revenue on digital storage for media and entertainment will increase 23% by 2020.

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Coming Soon: Fandango’s FandangoLabs

The popular site for moviegoers launches a research and development arm

FandangoLabs will seek ways to incorporate the latest technologies to add to the movie-going experience…

By Samara Lynn

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[WATCH] Taraji P. Henson Talks Viola Davis’ Emmy Win on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’

The 'Empire' actress shares, "I think the universe is happy. Viola deserved that award."

On ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show,’ Taraji P. Henson discusses Viola Davis and her ground-breaking Emmy…

By Cristie Leondis

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(l-r) Nicole Beharie, Candice Patton, Meagan Good and YaYa DaCosta are actresses who have a loyal following on the Web

The Power of Black Women in Fandom

When black women in fandom speak, directors and networks listen

Black Americans watch TV more than any other demographic, yet are overlooked. Black women tend…

By Kerri Evans

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James Bond Writer Apologizes After Idris Elba ‘Too Street’ Comment

Actor being a contender for the role remains as speculation and rumor

Anthony Horowitz faced a Twitter storm of criticism recently after making comments about actor Idris…

By Janell Hazelwood

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Original members of NWA and cast of Straight Outta Compton film

Is a ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Sequel In the Works?

Hip-hop artist Daz reveals plans for film depicting the rise of Death Row Records

Daz, a member of Dogg Pound, told TMZ that the film will include depictions of…

By Janell Hazelwood

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SimonSays CEO, Ron Simons: From Software Engineer to Creative Producer

Award-winning producer and actor combines art and business

The multi-talented creative and businessman started his career at companies like Hewlett-Packard, IBM, and Microsoft,…

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Danielle Nicolet Talks Sexuality, Finding a Sense of Self, and Her New Sitcom ‘Born Again Virgin’

The star of the TV One comedy says the show reflects an African American women's reality

Danielle Nicolet talks sexuality, finding a sense of self, and her new sitcom Born Again…

By Brittany Dandy

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Film and Entertainment Executive Talks the Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner

Quincy Newell shares career advice and views of his impact on the African American community

Film and entertainment executive shares career advice and views of his impact on the African…

By Kandia Johnson

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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz’

Iconic singers set to join TV version of the classic musical

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Bilge, set to join TV version of the classic musical,…

By Brittany Dandy

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Join BlackStar Film Festival July 30 – Aug 2 in Philadelphia

The 4th annual BlackStar Film festival celebrates films by and about people of the African diaspora

The 4th annual BlackStar Film festival celebrates films by and about people of the African…

By Kandia Johnson

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Comedian Flex Alexander to Emcee Comedy Underground Series

Flex Alexander talks returning to his first love while emceeing the Comedy Underground Series on Friday, July 17

Flex Alexander and a new batch of stand-up comics are set to take the stage…

By Kandia Johnson

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Don’t Miss the National Black Arts Festival in Atlanta

Artists from the U.S., Africa, the Caribbean, Europe and Latin America will be featured

The National Black Arts Festival features artists from the African Diaspora, the US, Africa, the…

By Kandia Johnson

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[WATCH] Disney’s The Lion King Celebrates 80 Million Guests Worldwide

More than 80 million people have seen twenty-two global productions of the award winning film

More than 80 million people have seen twenty-two global productions of The Lion King.

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Sheryl Lee Ralph Spills the Secrets of Having a Long and Successful Career

The actress shares what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry

Sheryl Lee Ralph on what it takes to make it in the entertainment industry.

By Kandia Johnson

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12 Films That Can Help Race Relations in America

In the wake of recent attacks, National Black Programming Consortium urges viewing parties to advance the dialogue on race

National Black Programming Consortium head talks race in America and urges viewing parties in wake…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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ABFF Remembers ‘Boyz n the Hood’ with John Singleton

Filmmaker shares insight into what inspired him

ABFF remembers “Boyz n the Hood,” a story of a group of childhood friends in…

By Kali Wilder

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[WATCH] Ava DuVernay Revels in Being a ‘Black Woman Filmmaker’

The 'Selma' director shares why she's okay with the title

Ava DuVernay isn’t bothered by the label, ‘black woman filmmaker.’ As a matter of fact,…

By Brittany Dandy

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HBO Short Film Competition Finalists Share Insights

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films

Writers/directors talk inspiration and African American films at ABFF.

By Kali Wilder

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‘Empire’: Inside The Writer’s Room

Screenwriters panel on script development and Cookie's quips

ABFF and FOX host Empire screenwriters panel on what goes into developing a TV script…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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