Yasiin Bey will return to the silver screen in a forthcoming biopic about the jazz legend Thelonious Monk. Bey will play the title role in Thelonious, which is slated to start up production in the summer of 2022.
Emmy- and Tony-winning actress Cicely Tyson, who distinguished herself in theater, film and television, died on Thursday afternoon. She was 96.
Get Out walked away from the 33rd Film Independent Spirit Awards victorious, snatching both Best Feature and Best Director for Jordan Peele on Saturday. Spike Lee presented the award for Best Director to Peele. Continue reading ‘Get Out’ Wins Best Feature at Spirit Awards Ahead of the Oscars
Facebook is very serious about its original programming ambitions — $3 million per episode serious. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the tech giant is courting Hollywood agencies for original scripted TV shows, in some cases offering up to $3 million per episode. It’s also keen on procuring less-expensive productions that would cost hundreds of thousands each episode to make. The Journal’s sources said that Facebook has set late summer as a tentative launch window, and that it hopes to reach audiences aged 13-34.
It’s no secret that Hollywood doesn’t always reflect the world we live in, but the latest study on diversity in movies is driving that point home with new—but depressingly familiar—statistics.
Photographer Franck Bohbot is a master of interior and exterior spaces. Whether it’s his attention-grabbing photographs of French pools, grand libraries, or humble basketball courts, for me, it was hard to decide which photo series to interview him about. In the end, I gravitated toward his pictures of American movie theaters because they seemed to evoke a familiar narrative—old Hollywood and the golden days of film.
Continue reading A Look Inside the Golden Days of Film