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Will “Dear White People” be a Runaway Blockbuster?

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The Los Angeles premiere of the film “Dear White People” has critics wondering whether the film will be a breakaway success. The trailer for the film was premiered at Sundance where it was met with uproarious laughter. Still, given America’s uneasy relationship with race, some guests have been noticeably uncomfortable during the race satire film. Addressing that awkwardness, the film’s director says he wants people to know that it’s OK…

“Don’t Be Afraid to Be Black” Director John Singleton Urges Audience

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Often times when you hear people in Hollywood discuss why more black films aren’t put into production, they point to the risk of producing and financing an African-American movie. What if it doesn’t sell? Writer and director John Singleton told a mostly black audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday that they shouldn’t fear being black because “negritude” sells. “Don’t be afraid to be black” Singleton told the…

John Singleton Says A Lot Of Hollywood Liberals Think They’re Not Racist, But They Are

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By Dr. Sinclair Grey III Hollywood is definitely known for being prejudice and even racists towards people of color. Even with the success it portrays with black films and actors, the truth of the matter is that blacks are still marginalized. Boyz N the Hood director, John Singleton spoke out in an interview slamming Hollywood liberals who don’t ‘let black people tell the stories.’ Let’s face it for a moment….

Black Hollywood To Provide Acting Training Camps For NFL Players

Black Hollywood To Provide Acting Training Camps For NFL Players

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  Your Black Gossip reports: When in a recession, it always pays to have a second hustle — especially for Black men in America. John Singleton, Robert Townsend and Keenen Ivory Wayans are doing their part to help out by holding training camps for football players who want to tackle acting. From April 2-5, the first NFL Pro Hollywood Boot Camp will be held at Universal Studios in Los Angeles….

JOHN SINGLETON suing Paramount Pictures and MTV Films

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John Singleton is suing Paramount Pictures and MTV Films, claiming they totally screwed him by reneging on their promise to finance and distribute 2 films — especially galling because Singleton gave THEM the right to make untold millions by distributing “Hustle & Flow.” According to the lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, Singleton gave Paramount the right to distribute the flick back in 2005 and Singleton took a relatively small, $9 million fee….

John Singleton Possibly To Direct Upcoming Tupac Biopic

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Morgan Creek and Universal Pictures are reportedly searching for a director for a biopic based on the life of Tupac Shakur … and John Singleton is up for the job. According to Variety, Singleton (who worked with Tupac in the 1993, “Poetic Justce”) is in negotiations to direct a film, after Antoine Fuqua (known for “Training Day”) backed out of the project following a failed attempt to find an actor he…