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Hollywood May Win Quota Concession in China (Report)

The quantity of Hollywood movies imported into China may increase under the terms of a trade deal. The number of films able to be distributed in China on revenue sharing terms could grow from 34 at present to 44, according to news publication The Information. No sources are cited. The publication also says that the […]

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Shinobu Hashimoto, Scriptwriter for Akira Kurosawa, Dies at 100

Shinobu Hashimoto, a prominent scriptwriter, director and producer, best known for his work with Akira Kurosawa, died in Tokyo Thursday from pneumonia. He was 100. During the war years Hashimoto studied scriptwriting under Mansaku Itami, a writer and director who was the father of actor/director Juzo Itami. A Hashimoto script based on the Ryunosuke Akutagawa short […]

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Film News Roundup: Supernatural Romance Movie ‘Hush, Hush’ Taps Kellie Cyrus as Director

In today’s film news roundup, “Hush, Hush” is heading for the big screen, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Anna Diop are cast in Jordan Peele’s “Us,” and Paris Jackson gets a part as a singer. DIRECTOR HIRED Television veteran Kellie Cyrus has been tapped to direct a movie adaption of Becca Fitzpatrick’s bestselling supernatural romance saga […]

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Daniel Kaluuya to Star in Romantic Drama ‘Queen and Slim’ From Lena Waithe

“Get Out” star Daniel Kaluuya is set to lead the independent romance drama “Queen & Slim,” written by Lena Waithe. “Insecure” and “Master of None” helmer Melina Matsoukas is making her feature directorial debut. Waithe, known for her work on “Master of None” and “The Chi,” wrote the script based on an original idea and […]

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Graphic Novel ‘Under,’ About Sewer-Dwelling Mutants, Being Adapted Into Movie (EXCLUSIVE)

Graphic novel “Under,” about mutant creatures lurking in the sewers beneath a major U.S. metropolis, is coming to the big screen, with Franco-Belgian comics powerhouse Media Participations Group, Titan Comics, and U.K. producer Born Wild bringing the project to life. “Under” was created by prolific French writer Christophe Bec and his regular illustrator and collaborator, Stefano Rafael. It is published […]

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Durban Fest Fetes South African Women With Diverse Line-Up

DURBAN  — The Durban Int’l. Film Festival opened Thursday night with a celebration of South African womanhood and a commitment to diversity in film, even as it mourned the passing of a festival icon and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Nelson Mandela. The 39th edition opened with Jerome Pikwane’s “The Tokoloshe,” a […]

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‘The Predator’ Teases Battling Aliens at Gory Comic-Con Panel

The predators, those lithe, cunning, befanged extraterrestrials at the heart of the three-decade-old horror franchise, aren’t just content hunting humans. They’re turning on each other now. “The Predator,” Shane Black’s upcoming entry in the series, finds the creatures locked in deadly battle with one another. In a gory scene teased on Thursday at San Diego […]

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Durban FilmMart, CaribbeanTales Push Co-Prod Opportunities for Women of Color

DURBAN  — Fresh off the success of their inaugural partnership in 2017, the Durban FilmMart and CaribbeanTales – a group of companies dedicated to the production, distribution and promotion of content from the Caribbean region and its diaspora – have re-upped their agreement for CineFAM – Africa 2.0, a training and mentorship program during this year’s Durban FilmMart that looks […]

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