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News Americas, MIAMI, FL, Fri. February 24, 2017: Three of the Caribbean’s leading film producers will now develop pilots for their original TV series projects, via funding from Flow and CaribbeanTales Media Group. With $40,000 funding for each project, production work will begin on Battledream Chronicle, a sci-fi/drama animated series created by Alain Bidard, which is based on his groundbreaking multi-award winning feature film; Heat, a sweltering crime/drama series filmed in Barbados from iconic filmmaker Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion, The Story of Lover’s Rock and more); and Caribbean Girl NYC, an ensemble female-driven sitcom from NY-based Guadeloupian filmmaker/producer Mariette Monpierre, whose award-winning film Elza won, among others, the prestigious NYT award.
News Americas, CHARLOTTE, NC, Weds. Feb. 1, 2017:While the spotlight has been heavily pointed on Donald Trump’s immigration order that has placed even legal residents from seven predominantly Muslim countries into a migration quagmire, a 16-year-old El Salvador teen facing deportation got a bit of good news Tuesday.
News Americas, LOS ANGELES, CA, Weds. Jan. 25, 2017: The Haitian American founder of top Hip hop website, World Star Hip Hop, passed away in his sleep Monday according to TMZ. Lee “Q” O’Denat who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Hollis, Queens, NY, was 43. O’Denat launched WSHH, also referred to as “WorldStar,” posting and premiering viral content, including hip-hop videos and mix tapes, as well as eye-grabbing clips in 2005.
Guyana-born Gina Miller addressing the media after The British High Court ruling Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016.  News Americas, LONDON, England, Weds. Jan. 25, 2017:Britain’s highest court says the country’s parliament indeed needs to vote on Brexit, agreeing with Guyanese-born Briton Gina Miller, who first brought the case against the UK government. Judges from the highest court in the land on Tuesday decided by eight to three that MPs must approve a decision as significant as leaving the EU, prompting Brexit secretary David Davis to say that tightly drafted legislation would be published within days.
News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Weds. Jan. 25, 2017: Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle are now vacationing on the private island of billionaire Sir Richard Branson in the BVI. Reports indicate the Obamas are on Necker Island after being whisked there from California on Sir Richard’s private jet.
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