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How the ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Team Got Hollywood to Make a Movie About Black Socialism

This story about “Judas and the Black Messiah” first appeared in the Down to the Wire issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine. When #OscarsSoWhite began gaining steam in 2015, Shaka King saw the movement as one speaking a truth he had already witnessed firsthand. After struggling to make and release his 2013 feature debut “Newlyweeds,” it... go to Article >

How One LA Arthouse Theater (Barely) Escaped the Cinerama Dome’s Fate

2 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

The Lumiere Music Hall is up and running again after coming within hours of closing for good earlier this year Los Angeles’ film community is still crossing its fingers that the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood might be able to find a second life,... read more

‘Mank’ Cinematographer: ‘My Memories of Making the Film Are All in Black and White’

22 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Though he’s been active in the industry for nearly two decades, cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt made his feature film debut last year with David Fincher’s silvery period drama “Mank.” Messerschmidt credits include television work in projects... read more

Golden Globes Voter Apologizes After Asking Daniel Kaluuya About Working With Wrong Black Director

10 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

“I was wondering what it meant for you to be directed by Regina [King]?” Margaret Gardiner asked Kaluuya South African journalist Margaret Gardiner, a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, on Monday apologized for mistakenly... read more

Oscar Predictions: In a Weird Year, Will We See Weird Winners?

14 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

The longest and strangest Oscar season ever is almost over. Voting has ended, the accountants are tallying the ballots and soon the pandemic Oscars will mercifully bring the season to a close. And while we think we know most of what’s going to... read more

The Incredible Journey of Chloé Zhao and Other Reasons to Celebrate Diversity at the Oscars

13 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

For those who still think the glass is half-empty, I see it filling up I remember the first time I met Chloé Zhao. She was this tiny thing who showed up to a private Wrap dinner for directors and writers at the Sundance Film Festival on Main... read more

10 Most Memorable Outfits of the Oscars 2021

10 Days ago Entertainment Source: Popdust.com

The 2021 Oscars aired on Sunday March 25th. They were the climax of a strange and socially distant awards season which provided many memorable moments and even more memorable looks. The Academy Awards, the ultimate and most prestigious film... read more

Comedian Lil Rel Howery is using the streaming app KweliTV to give Black content creators more ownership over their work

13 Days ago Finance Source: Businessinsider.com

Summary List PlacementLast summer, the actor and comedian Milton "Lil Rel" Howery grabbed his phone and scrolled through Twitter. An ad for the Black-owned streaming service KweliTV stopped him. Enamored of the premise of a Black-owned media... read more

ICM Talent Head Lorrie Bartlett on the Future of Hollywood Agencies and Representation

15 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

Power agent and ICM’s Head of Talent Lorrie Bartlett has been on quite the ride lately. Not only does she boast a stellar client list that includes Regina King, Michael Keaton, and Lucy Liu, among others, but Bartlett in 2019 became the first... read more

3 Takeaways From a Big Weekend for Box Office Recovery

9 Days ago Gossip Source: Thewrap.com

“Mortal Kombat” and “Demon Slayer” showed that some groups are ready to come back to theaters It will be at least another month before the box office sees the kind of hopeful numbers that “Mortal Kombat” and “Demon Slayer” provided this past... read more

Oscars 2021: 21 Things You Might Have Missed

10 Days ago Other Source: Huffingtonpost.co.uk

Oscars organisers can officially breathe a sigh of relief – the awards ceremony is over for another year, and it actually all went rather smoothly. After a few tweaks to the usual show due to the pandemic, the Academy Awards ended up being... read more