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    ‘Hamilton’ Fuels Debate Over Awards Eligibility

    Since its release on Friday, Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony-winning musical, “Hamilton,” has sparked debates over its potential eligibility for Academy Awards consideration. Today, numerous outlets are reporting the musical is not, in fact, eligible. Marc Malkin of Variety reported: Disney had planned a theatrical release in October 2021 before dropping it early on its streaming service, […] More

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    Iconic ‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’ Composer Ennio Morricone Dies Aged 91

    Iconic composer Ennio Morricone, best known for his work in Sergio Leone’s Dollars trilogy, has sadly passed away aged 91. One of cinema’s most recognizable musicians, Morricone burst onto the scene in the mid-1960s, creating numerous hits, including the track ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ from “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly,” a piece that […] More

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    Academy Award Nominee Lesley Manville Cast as Princess Margaret in ‘The Crown’

    Netflix has confirmed via the official twitter page for “The Crown” that Academy Award nominee Lesley Manville (“Phantom Thread”) will portray Princess Margaret for the show’s fifth and final season. She joins Imelda Staunton as part of the ensemble, who was confirmed to play Queen Elizabeth II earlier in the year. Lesley Manville will play […] More

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    Academy Invites 819 New Robust, Diverse Membership

    The Academy announced their 819 new membership class for 2020 that surpassed its goal of doubling the number of women and underrepresented ethnic and racial communities. The new membership is comprised of 45% women, 36% underrepresented ethnic/racial communities, and 49% international from 68 countries. Some of the new members include former and newly minted nominees […] More

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    LEJA Opens Up New Membership for 2020

    Read the press release: (New York, NY – July 1, 2020) – The Latino Entertainment Journalists Association announced the opening of the application process for new members for the film and television divisions of the organization.  LEJA launched with its inaugural membership of 24 Latino/a/x film journalists from all across the United States of America in December […] More

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    Colin Kaepernick and Ava DuVernay Teaming for Netflix Series

    As announced via a tweet from Netflix, acclaimed director and writer Ava DuVernay are teaming with the quarterback and activist Colin Kaepernick to create a Netflix series exploring the early years of his life. During the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick took the decision to kneel for the national anthem in protest of the shocking police […] More

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    New Republic Pictures Signs Exclusive First Look Production Deal with Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton’s Dirty Films

    Read the press release: Los Angeles, CA, June 30, 2020 – New Republic Pictures (NRP), led by Founder Brian Oliver and President Bradley Fischer, has signed Dirty Films to a first-look feature film production deal, it was announced today.  Dirty Films is an independent film and television production company, founded by Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton. […] More

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    First Look: Netflix Unveils Animated Musical ‘Over the Moon’

    Ancient myths and modern life collide in “Over the Moon,” an upcoming animated musical from Netflix. Set in present-day China, this is the story of a 12-year-old girl who builds a rocket to fly over the moon and locate the mythical Moon Goddess. Of course, things don’t go quite according to plan and she finds […] More

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    Director Joel Schumacher Dies Aged 80

    The film industry is mourning this week with the death of director Joel Schumacher, who has sadly passed away aged 80, after a long battle with cancer. Tributes have poured in throughout the last few hours for the filmmaker, who began his career as a costume designer, having worked on various Woody Allen films in […] More

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    Critics Choice Awards Returns To The CW Network on Sunday, March 7, 2021 With Host Taye Diggs

    Read the press release: (Burbank, CA – June 22, 2020) – The Critics Choice Association (CCA) is pleased to announce that the 26th annual Critics Choice Awards will air LIVE on The CW Network on Sunday, March 7, 2021 from 7-10pm ET (delayed PT), with acclaimed film, television, and stage star Taye Diggs returning to host for […] More

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