Film

Hollywood actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the 2018 American superhero movie, “Black Panther,” is dead, aged 43.

Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman passes on at 43

Hollywood actor, Chadwick Boseman, who played King T’Challa in the 2018 American superhero movie, “Black Panther,” is dead, aged 43.
Award-winning Nollywood actress, producer, and director, Stephanie Okereke Linus, has called on Federal Government to support the growth of the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood with more investment and policies that work.

Stephanie Linus: Nollywood needs government’s support

Award-winning Nollywood actress, producer, and director, Stephanie Okereke Linus, has called on Federal Government to support the growth of the Nigerian movie industry Nollywood with more investment and policies that work.
The Executive Director of NFVCB, Mr Adebayo Thomas, made the call in an interview on Sunday in Abuja.

NFVCB seals off illegal drive-in cinemas in Abuja

The National Film and Video Censors Board (NFVCB) has sealed off illegal drive-in cinemas in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
At a virtual session with the New York Film Academy (NYFA), renowned filmmaker Femi Odugbemi talked about the film industry in Nigeria and how it needs to foreshadow the future by creating new heroes.

Femi Odugbemi: Nollywood needs heroes

At a virtual session with the New York Film Academy (NYFA), renowned filmmaker Femi Odugbemi talked about the film industry in Nigeria and how it needs to foreshadow the future by creating new heroes.
Almost 300,000 people have signed a petition on Change.Org against the release of an upcoming movie titled, ‘Habit’, starring Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon, Michael Jackson.

300,000 sign petition against anti-Jesus movie starring Michael Jackson’s daughter

Almost 300,000 people have signed a petition on Change.Org against the release of an upcoming movie titled, ‘Habit’, starring Paris Jackson, the daughter of the late pop icon, Michael Jackson.
Lion Heart Genevieve Nnaji

Oscar 2021: Genevieve Nnaji, Akin Omotoso named Academy members

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji and Film director, Akin Omotoso, have been selected as members of the 2020 class of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
A Simpsons-themed mural in Milan painted as a tribute following the death of George Floyd. The TV show will end white actors voicing characters of colour. Miguel Medina-AFP-Getty Images

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
Gone with the Wind. Everett Collection-REX

‘Gone with the Wind’ returns to HBO Max with commentary on slavery

Movie classic “Gone with the Wind” returned to the HBO Max streaming platform on Wednesday, along with two extra features discussing its depiction of race in the Civil War era.

Netflix to promote Nigeria’s creative industry on the global stage

World’s leading streaming entertainment service provider, Netflix, has expressed commitment to partner with talented Nigerian practitioners in the creative industry to showcase their stories on the global stage.

Graphics designer accuses Ramsey Nouah of ‘fraud’

A graphics designer, Louisa Ejenavbo, has accused the director of ‘Living in Bondage’, Ramsey Nouah, of not paying her for her designs used in the movie.
Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop” in the quality of Nollywood movies.

Yul Edochie: Quality of Nollywood movies have dropped

Ace Nigerian actor, Yul Edochie, on Monday decried what he called the “drop” in the quality of Nollywood movies.
NASA is working with Tom Cruise to film the first movie shot in space, according to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. The details of the project aren’t clear, but Bridenstine says the film will take place aboard the International Space Station.

NASA: Tom Cruise to work with NASA on first movie filmed in space

NASA is working with Tom Cruise to film the first movie shot in space, according to NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine. The details of the project aren’t clear, but Bridenstine says the film will take place aboard the International Space Station.
The 10-day “We Are One - A Global Film Festival” will feature content curated by the Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Sundance, Toronto and Tribeca film festivals, among others, starting on May 29.

World’s biggest film festivals unite for 10-day global streaming event

More than 20 film festivals around the world have joined together to stream movies free on YouTube, after the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic shuttered movie theatres and forced the cancellation of annual showcases in Cannes and New York.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness will have to wait a little longer to conjure its spell. The Disney-Marvel Studios film has moved from Nov. 5, 2021, to March 25, 2022, amid coronavirus crisis, which has delayed a number of studio tentpoles.

‘Spider-Man,’ ‘Doctor Strange,’ ‘Thor’ shift release dates

Hollywood studios are shuffling more release dates as a result of the coronavirus, including sequels to “Doctor Strange,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and “Into the Spider-Verse.”
Netflix will roll out new parental control features globally in the coming months. Ryan Anson-AFP-Getty Images

Netflix gains 15.8 million subscribers in three months

The world’s largest streaming service gained 15.8 million paying customers from January through March, bringing its global total to 182.9 million. Netflix had predicted it would add 7 million during the period.
Veteran filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.

Kunle Afolayan’s new movie ‘Citation’ gets release date

Veteran filmmaker Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.
Gene, whose full name is Eugene Merril Deitch, was born in Chicago on August 8, 1924, and died April 16, 2020.

Tom and Jerry director Gene Deitch passes on

According to Metro News, the 95-year-old Oscar-winning illustrator died ‘unexpectedly’ in his apartment, Petr Himmel, his Czech publisher confirmed the news to The Associated Press.
On Monday, OJ: Made in America will launch on SuperSport, playing out in primetime until Friday. The documentary series will broadcast on SS1 at 18:00 WAT from Monday to Friday. The series, first produced for ESPN 30 for 30, revisits the so-called Trial of the Century, when renowned former American footballer OJ Simpson was tried on two counts of murder in the mid-1990s.

Award-winning OJ Simpson documentary series to air on DStv

It’s one of the most ambitious and sweeping sports documentaries ever made and it’s coming to DStv.

Recent Stories

FCTA spent N29 billion on coronavirus during lockdown – minister

The Senate has been told that the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA spent a total sum of N28.5billion on some activities within the Federal Capital Territory, FCT during the outbreak of the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, especially during the lockdown.
The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

INEC expresses readiness for saturday bye-elections in 11 states

The Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has expressed readiness for the conduct of bye-elections across 11 States this Saturday.

APC sets agenda for reappointed INEC chairman, tasks him on fairness

Following the Senate’s clearance of reappointed Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, the ruling All Progressives Congress APC has set an agenda for the chief electoral umpire, urging him to be unbiased and apolitical.

Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

As policymakers and investors explore all options available to revive the post-COVID-19 economy, a group of experts have recommended an increased focus on the industrialisation and vibrant trade flows found in Nigeria’s free trade zones.