Reposted from The Hollywood Reporter
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, who starred in 2014’s Beyond the Lights, is joining the high-profile cast of Disney’s adaptation of A Wrinkle in Time in a key role.
Ava DuVernay is directing the project, which has a script by Frozen writer and co-director Jennifer Lee. Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon and Mindy Kaling are the A-listers surrounding rising actress Storm Reid, who is leading the cast of the studio’s take on Madeleine L’Engle’s children’s book.
Continue reading News | Gugu Mbatha-Raw joins cast of Ava DuVernay’s ‘A Wrinkle in Time’
Another day and another uber-talented Brit, Letitia Wright, has joined the cast of Marvel's highly anticipated Black Panther movie.
Continue reading News | Letitia Wright joins cast of Marvel’s Black Panther as Serita
Reposted from Broadcast
Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal creator Shonda Rhimes has revealed that she is eager to create a show for the UK and is eyeing the possibility of tapping into Disney’s increasingly international production presence. Speaking exclusively to Broadcast at Mipcom, Rhimes said that she had been inspired by her recent experience of working with British actors, writers and production talent. “It’s a new day in television,” she said. “Working outside of the States is something I have always wanted to do.”
Continue reading News | Shonda Rhimes eyes creative opportunities in the U.K.
Reposted from Screen International
Now in its 13th edition, the annual showcase highlights up-and-coming actors, writers, directors and producers who will be making waves in the years to come.
The list of past Stars of Tomorrow includes Oscar-winning The Theory Of Everything actor Eddie Redmayne (2005), Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch (2004), Twilight actor Robert Pattinson (2005), Selma actor David Oyelowo (2005), Hacksaw Ridge star Andrew Garfield (2007), Rogue One: A Star Wars Story actor Felicity Jones (2007), Slow West director John Maclean (2011) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens star John Boyega (2011).
Continue reading News | Screen International unveils Stars of Tomorrow 2016 with BFI London Film Festival
Film history was made Friday 30th September 2016 as Oxford Gardens, the much anticipated boxing themed drama from Obi Emelonye, officially premiered and became the first Nollywood movie to screen at the British Academy of Film & Television Arts (BAFTA).
Continue reading News | Obi Emelonye makes Nollywood history with BAFTA European Premiere of Oxford Gardens
Reposted from Variety
Viola Davis will star in Steve McQueen’s upcoming heist thriller Widows for New Regency. Gone Girl screenwriter and novelist Gillian Flynn is on board to pen the script with McQueen.
Continue reading News | Viola Davis set to star in Steve McQueen’s heist thriller ‘Widows’
The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® has announced that acclaimed British actor and producer David Oyelowo will be the lead speaker at this year’s Festival’s headline industry event, the Black Star Symposium on Thursday, 6 October at BFI Southbank.
Oyelowo will be launching the Black Star Symposium the morning after the Festival opens with the European Premiere of Amma Asante’s eagerly-anticipated A United Kingdom, in which he stars, and he will be joined by British and international actors, filmmakers and thought-leaders to explore why opportunities for black actors to shine on screen in the US and the UK remain limited, and debate what more can be done to effect positive change. David Oyelowo, who also stars in the Festival’s Virgin Atlantic Gala presentation of Mira Nair’s Queen of Katwe (European Premiere), is a passionate and articulate advocate for changing the framework of opportunities for black talent and for reversing the historical lack of recognition for their achievements. He said:
Continue reading News | David Oyelowo headlines Black Star Symposium at BFI London Film Festival
Amy Flanagan, Channel 4
Reposted from Channel 4
Amy Flanagan, Deputy Head of Factual at Channel 4, has commissioned Minnow Films to make an ambitious five-year longitudinal project charting the progress of bright teenagers from low-income families as they attempt to follow their dreams and push against the tide of seemingly insurmountable inequality facing them.
Continue reading News | Channel 4 commissions doc following disadvantaged youth over 5 years
Violence is a major problem on Britain's streets, but what happens when a single punch takes a life? Aaron Roach Bridgeman investigates in Channel 5 documentary One Punch Killer.
Continue reading TV Pick | Aaron Roach Bridgeman presents Channel 5 doc ‘One Punch Killer’
Reposted from Broadcast
Great British Bake Off contestant Dr Tamal Ray is to front a health pilot from Love Productions as Channel 4 expands its populist investigative slate.
Continue reading News | Bake Off star Dr Tamal Ray lands Channel 4 health series