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How BAFTA’s Breakthrough Program Is Helping Support the Next Generation of Talent (and Superheroes)

The initiative — first launched in 2013 in the U.K. and now a major part of BAFTA's U.S. activity — provides…

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‘Sex Education’ Star, ‘Censor’ Director Part of BAFTA 2021 U.K., U.S. Breakthrough Talents Program

BAFTA has revealed the newest crop of U.S. and U.K. participants for its Breakthrough program, the British Academy’s annual initiative aimed at supporting emerging talent across film, TV and…

How BAFTA’s Breakthrough Program Is Helping Support the Next Generation of Talent (and Superheroes)

Aside from now being major cogs in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, there’s something else that links Florence Pugh, Tom Holland and Letitia Wright. Before they were catapulted into superhero

Middle East Distributor Front Row Buys Stake in Operation Unicorn to Expand Production Plans

Middle East distributor Front Row Filmed Entertainment has bought a stake in Beirut-based boutique creative agency Operation Unicorn. Financial details and the size of the stake weren’t

Chloe Grace Moretz Interested in ‘Kick-Ass 3’ if the Situation Is “Perfect”

Chloë Grace Moretz would reprise her classic role of Mindy McCready, aka Hit-Girl in a third Kick-Ass film — but the situation would have to be “perfect.” The actress on Tuesday dropped by The Toni…

Rose McGowan’s Lawsuit Against Harvey Weinstein Dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by actress Rose McGowan alleging that Harvey Weinstein engaged in racketeering to silence her and derail her career before she accused him…

Adam McKay on His Enduring Love for Will Ferrell and the “Insane” State of the World: “I’m Fully Freaked Out”

Normally a sound sleeper, Adam McKay was restless. It was late October, and he’d just finished his new movie, Don’t Look Up. But that wasn’t the issue. The award-winning writer, comedian…

‘The Neutral Ground’ Director on the Never-Ending Subject of White Supremacy

What began as a short internet video satirizing the furor that erupted over the removal of Confederate statues in New Orleans in 2015 became a bigger, and darker, story. “I’m interested in the…

Omicron: Rotterdam Festival Puts Industry Events Online

The International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) has moved its 2022 industry events — including the CineMart market and the Rotterdam Lab — online in response to growing concerns over rising…

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jennifer Lawrence in Adam McKay’s ‘Don’t Look Up’: Film Review

An all-star cast that also includes Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep faces the end of the world in Netflix's satire of climate crisis and…

Thandiwe Newton in Talks to Join Channing Tatum in ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel (Exclusive)

Westworld star Thandiwe Newton is in negotiations to join Channing Tatum in Magic Mike’s Last Dance, the third installment of the hit twerk-filled Warner Bros. movie series. Steven Soderbergh…

‘Star Trek – The Motion Picture’: THR’s 1979 Review

On Dec. 7, 1979, Paramount’s Star Trek – The Motion Picture hit theaters and launched the franchise on the big screen. The film, which reunited the cast of the CBS series, went on to earn three…

‘When the Sun Sets’ Director Phumi Morare Talks Oscar-Qualifying Live-Action Short

In October, Phumi Morare became one of only 17 filmmakers — and one of only two Black filmmakers — to win a 2021 Student Academy Award, in her case, the gold prize for best narrative film from…