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Nipsey Hussle Doc Directed By Ava DuVernay Set At Netflix

After what was reportedly an intense bidding war, Netflix has landed the rights to an Ava DuVernay-directed documentary on the late rapper, Nipsey Hussle. The film is a co-production between DuVernay's ARRAY and Hussle's Marathon Films. Netflix took the rights in the deal, which is supposedly worth eight figures and in the teens. Deadline's report also states that Hussle's estate...

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2020 Spirit Award Nominees: Full List

Hollywood honored the best independent films of the year Saturday afternoon at the 2020 Film Independent Spirit Awards. For Best Feature, Chinonye Chukwu's Clemency starring Alfre Woodard is nominated. Clemency is also nominated for Best Screenplay, as is High Flying Bird, scripted by Tarell Alvin McCraney. For Best First Feature, See You Yesterday, directed by Stefon Bristol and...

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Cameron Boyce's Final Film Sets World Premiere

Cameron Boyce's final film, Runt, has been added to the Mammoth Film Festival. The film will make its world premiere there on February 29. Another public screening will be held on March 2. Boyce stars in the film with Tichina Arnold, Nicole Elizabeth Berger, Jason Patric, Brianna Hildebrand and Aramis Knight. The film is described as a "teen dramatic thriller" centering on...

Film

Sundance: Netflix Acquires Radha Blank's 'The 40-Year-Old Version'

UPDATE 2/05: Shadow And Act has confirmed that Netflix has closed a deal to pick up the film and his planning a theatrical release before it hits streaming. Blank says in a statement: “It took years of trying to get this film made. It’s my love letter to NY and its struggling artists as well as the NY artistic institutions that raised me - Hip Hop and Theater. I made this film in the...

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Three Black Women Directors Lead 2020 Sundance Award Winners

While this awards season has been not inclusive, the Sundance Film Festival kicked off 2020 with a whole lot of diversity and inclusion. The top overall U.S. Grand Jury prizes went to Lee Isaac Chung's Korean immigrant story, Minari, and the documentary, Boys State. On top of that, all of the directing prizes went to Black women. The Directing Award: U.S. Documentary was presented to...