Chicago International Film Festival to Honor Steve McQueen and Showcase Barry Jenkins’ ‘Moonlight’ in Oct.


The 52nd Chicago annual International Film Festival (CIFF), which takes place this year from Oct 13-27, announced yesterday during their “sneak peak” of films and events set for this year’s festival, that director Steve McQueen will be honored in “A Tribute to… Continue Reading

BBC Three Goes Stateside with ‘American High School’ and ‘Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago’

"Reggie Yates: Life And Death In Chicago"

BBC Three is going Stateside in October 2016 after announcing commissions of what the network calls landmark documentary series, “American High School” and “Reggie Yates: Life and Death in Chicago.” Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC Three, says: “We know young people… Continue Reading

Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree to Be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards By Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

Cicely Tyson

The Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Incorporated (CBCF) announced that legendary actors Cicely Tyson, Richard Roundtree, and music icon Dionne Warwick will accept awards for their lifetime achievements in the arts during the 20th Annual Celebration of Leadership in the Fine… Continue Reading

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