Icarus Films Acquires All Distribution Rights for Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s ‘Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy’

Hissein Habre

Icarus Films has announced its acquisition of all distribution rights for Chadian filmmaker Mahamat-Saleh Haroun’s documentary, “Hissène Habré, A Chadian Tragedy,” following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year, and will soon make its North American and U.S. premieres… Continue Reading

Marsai Martin, Idara Victor, Tina Mabry, Alison McDonald Set for Amazon Live-Action American Girl Special

Marsai Martin

Marsai Martin (“Black-ish”) has been cast as Melody in Amazon’s original upcoming live-action “Melody, 1963: Love Has to Win, an American Girl Story,” which will premiere on Amazon Prime Video this fall. Executive produced by Common, “Melody” will also star… Continue Reading

It’s Official: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston Will Star in ‘Intouchables’ Remake (How Might It Translate?)

Cast member Kevin Hart poses at The Pan African Film & Arts Festival's opening night premiere of Screen Gems' "Think Like a Man" in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

In 2014, two years after the initial announcement of The Weinstein Company’s acquisition of USA remake rights to the French award-winning global blockbuster, various French media sites reported that Kevin Hart had been cast in the American remake of “Intouchables” (released as… Continue Reading

TriStar to Adapt ‘Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy’

Pantheon

One of the most well-known and significant uprisings of the Prisoners’ Rights Movement, the Attica Prison riot happened at the Attica Correctional Facility in Attica, New York, in 1971, as prisoners demanded political rights and better living conditions. On September 9, 1971,… Continue Reading

Young, Black Jazz Band Members Travel Back in Time to Roaring Twenties in New ITV (UK) Series, ‘Timewasters’

"Timewasters"

ITV2 (UK) has commissioned “Timewasters,” a new 6-episode time-travel/period dramedy written and created by Daniel Lawrence Taylor (who also stars), arriving on the channel from multi award-winning producers Big Talk Productions. Taylor said: “You don’t see that many black people in… Continue Reading