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Netflix Introduces Emerging Filmmaker Initiative (EXCLUSIVE)

Netflix has launched a new pipeline program aimed at launching the “next wave of marquee filmmakers” working in high-concept genres. The Emerging Filmmaker Initiative (EFI) gives three filmmakers…

SXSW Reveals Additions to Line-Up of Featured Speakers for 2022 Festival

South by Southwest (SXSW) Conference and Festivals has announced its third round of featured speakers for its upcoming conference. The 36th annual edition of SXSW is planning a…

‘Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America’ Review: ACLU Lawyer Lays Out a Clear Case for a More Perfect Union

Never underestimate people’s ability to rationalize. To paraphrase Joan Didion’s “The White Album,” our minds find ways to make sense of the nonsensical, not merely as stories but…

Festivals Boost Awards Contenders but Shouldn’t Lose Role as New Talent Launch Pads

As we head into awards season, it’s worth considering where all these contenders are coming from and how did they get here? For most of these high-profile movies,…

Debut ARCA Arts Film Fest Captures the Glory, Tragedy of Extraordinary Art and Great Artists

The rich, varied and enticing lineup of Uruguay’s inaugural ARCA Intl. Film Festival underscores one fact from the festival’s get-go: In commercial terms, art-themed movies are not necessarily…

‘King Richard’ and ‘Ted Lasso’ Among Top Contenders for 2022 WGA Awards

Voting has only just begun for select nominees at the 2022 WGA Awards. Drama series, comedy series and new series votes will be taken until Jan. 5, while…

SXSW Announces a Bazillion Showcasing Artists for 2022 Festival

As we all keep our fingers crossed for a full return to things like music conferences, the South by Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) has announced a second round…

SXSW Film Festival to Open With Michelle Yeoh’s ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’

The 2022 SXSW Film Festival will kick off with the world premiere of “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” The genre-blending project is led by Michelle Yeoh, and comes…

Buzzing British Duo Wet Leg Unveil Two New Songs, Album Release Date

Britain’s Wet Leg, one of the most buzzed-about indie groups to emerge in years via their singles “Chaise Longue” and “Wet Dream,” have dropped two new songs and…

‘Really Love’ Review: A D.C. Couple Appreciate – and Create – Black Art

Isaiah (Kofi Siriboe) and Stevie (Yootha Wong-Loi-Sing) don’t meet cute in “Really Love.” They meet with understated beauty, at a time in their lives when ardor and connection…

ICM Partners Signs ‘Not Going Quietly’ Director Nicholas Bruckman (EXCLUSIVE)

ICM Partners has signed Nicholas Bruckman, director of the SXSW award-winning and IDA-nominated documentary “Not Going Quietly,” for representation.  ICM will also represent People’s Television, Bruckman’s production company,…

Local Natives Release New Covers EP After ‘Shrink Next Door’ Appearance

Local Natives have released a new cover EP after making a guest appearance on Apple TV Plus’ “The Shrink Next Door.” The LA-based indie rock band appeared on…