“Nikole Hannah-Jones and her deeply reported journalism has done nothing short of challenging the entire history we thought we knew, revealing the true role of slavery and the impact of racial prejudice in shaping the America of today,” said Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake and Lionsgate Television Group Chairman Kevin Beggs. “The truths she uncovers are painful and disturbing, but we are better for it because her crowning accomplishment in shining a spotlight on the previously untold contributions of Black Americans delivers a powerful message of empowerment and inclusion. That is the message that we want to advance through feature films and television series whose storytelling, breadth of scope, and world-class talent do justice to their subject matter.” … [Read more...] about Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey Team With Pulitzer Prize Winner Nikole Hannah-Jones To Develop ‘The 1619 Project’ For Multiple Platforms
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Aditi Rao Hydari and Manjima Mohan, the popular actresses are appearing as the female leads opposite Vijay Sethupathi in the movie. As per the reports, R Parthiban, the renowned actor-filmmaker is appearing as the lead antagonist. Balaji Tharaneetharan, the acclaimed filmmaker has written the dialogues for the movie, which is said to be a fantasy comedy. … [Read more...] about Tughlaq Durbar First Look Poster Is Here: Is Vijay Sethupathi Playing A Double Role?
“For many Americans, The 1619 Project was a great awakening and a true history that you probably never learned in school,” Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said in a statement. "For others, the project was a fresh analysis of the historical record by one of the world’s leading media authorities. We’re proud to partner with The New York Times, Nikole Hannah-Jones and Oprah Winfrey, a creative talent with unparalleled stature, to amplify Nikole’s voice and reach across our worldwide platform to marshal all of our top creative relationships to translate her vision into a canon of storytelling for a global audience," Feltheimer added. … [Read more...] about Oprah Winfrey to Adapt New York Times’ ‘1619 Project’ for Film, TV
Elmes, who lensed the pilot of Amazon's Hunters, which follows a band of Nazi-hunters in 1970s New York, says he was hooked on the project after a conversation with pilot director and executive producer Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. "He had this notion that it could be this pulp-fiction dark comedy and we could impose this graphic-novel feel to it," Elmes says. "In his eyes, it was always a feature film we were making, not the pilot of a show, and therefore we should treat the visualization of it on as big a scale as we could." … [Read more...] about “It Was a Scene That I Feared”: Film Cinematographers Who Took on TV Shows Talk Challenges, Inspirations
The ongoing ecological catastrophe is a meta-crisis: the massive extinction of life on Earth is no longer in doubt, and all indicators point to a direct existential threat. Unlike a pandemic, however severe, a global ecological collapse will have immeasurable consequences. … [Read more...] about Binoche, Blanchett, De Niro & Many More Say “No To A Return To Normal” In Coronavirus Wake, Urge Action To “Avoid Ecological Disaster”