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Nikita Pearl Waligwa, Star of Disney’s ‘Queen of Katwe,’ Dies at 15

Nikita Pearl Waligwa, the young actress who starred in the 2016 Walt Disney film 'Queen of Katwe' and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2016, has died. She was 15.

Watch Hollywood Reporter’s Full, Uncensored Director Roundtable With Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and More

THR's Director Roundtable brings together Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington, Damien Chazelle, Barry Jenkins, Oliver Stone; THR Roundtables air every Sunday on SundanceTV.

Athena Film Festival 2017 Slate Features Carrie Fisher, Debbie Reynolds Doc; ‘Queen of Katwe’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’ Special Preview

The annual Barnard College showcase of female leadership has also partnered with the Motion Picture Academy for the U.S. premiere of 'The Women Who Run Hollywood' followed by a panel discussion on pioneering female filmmakers.

‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — David Oyelowo (‘Queen of Katwe’)

The British actor of Nigerian descent reflects on a childhood caught between two worlds, why he owes so much to George Lucas (and repeat collaborators Lee Daniels and Ava DuVernay), the 'Selma' "snub" ("The films I do very quickly get politicized") and his latest project: Disney’s first live-action film made with an all-black cast and set and shot in Africa.

Mira Nair of ‘Queen of Katwe’: “Authenticity is a Huge Part of What Gives Me That Life [on Film]” | Director Oscar Roundtable

"I always love putting incredibly skilled actors, great legendary actors sometimes, opposite people who had never thought to act before."

Director Roundtable: Mel Gibson, Denzel Washington and 4 More on Paralyzing Fears, Cast and Crew Complaints

The contenders — also including Oliver Stone, Barry Jenkins, Damien Chazelle and Mira Nair — discuss first gigs, the backlash over 'The Birth of a Nation' director Nate Parker's rape trial, and their "painful" directing process: "It's like trying to cram 10 ?pounds of shit into a 5-pound bag."

Alicia Keys: “I Remember Falling in Love With Music When I Was 4 Years Old” | Songwriter Oscar Roundtable

"I learned 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow,' and that song crossed with Cookie Monster and 'It's Not Easy Being Green' gave me my moment to learn how to sing."

Songwriter Roundtable: Justin Timberlake, Sting, Alicia Keys and More Hitmakers on Gender Bias, Trump’s “Hitler-Level” Rhetoric and Fears of a “Divided States of America”

The artists behind songs in this season's movies — also including Tori Amos, John Legend and Pharrell Williams — join THR's first-ever songwriter roundtable discussion to reveal the feeling of "blacking out" (in a good way), the freedom of not wearing makeup and their concerns for a post-election America.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ Corralling $35M-Plus Debut

The star-studded movie boasts one of the top openings of all time for a Western; new animated family offering 'Storks' looks to pull in a modest $21 million-$22 million, according to early projections.

Cast and Crew Celebrate ‘Queen of Katwe’ as “a Love Letter to Uganda” at Disney Film’s Premiere

"This is the kind of film the likes of which doesn't normally get this kind of fanfare," said star David Oyelowo.

Toronto: Trailblazing ‘Queen of Katwe’ Charms Fest

Mira Nair's film stars David Oyelowo, Lupita Nyong'o and a host of African child actors.