Like many other public venues, cinemas have not been spared from the coronavirus shut down, leaving many moviegoers no other choice than to wait it out until they see the big screens again. But it appears that’s not necessarily the case everywhere. A resourceful cineplex in … [Read more...] about Shutdown movie theater turned its parking lot into a safe drive-in cinema
Netflix creates $100 million relief fund for the industry’s out-of-work members
As the coronavirus has spread worldwide, production in the entertainment industry has come to a halt, leaving some 120,000 members of the creative community without jobs. In response to this, the streaming giant Netflix has created a $100 million relief fund to support those … [Read more...] about Netflix creates $100 million relief fund for the industry’s out-of-work members
The film industry is starting to clean up its act—beyond award shows
It’s nice and all that, that award shows such as the Golden Globes and the Oscars are serving plant-based foods and forgoing plastic water bottles, but it's on the sets of films where the movie industry can actually make a big environmental impact. After all, producing a film … [Read more...] about The film industry is starting to clean up its act—beyond award shows
Lights! Camera! Committment!
Great scenes from politically engaged cinema Luke Disney | November 2006 issue Say “politically engaged cinema” to Westerners these days and the first image that comes to mind might be American documentary director Michael Moore. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for … [Read more...] about Lights! Camera! Committment!
The unlikely rise of Nollywood
Is Nigeria's booming film industry pioneering an Afrocentric cinema or just grinding out third-rate pulp? Jonathan Kiefer| October 2006 issue Nigeria’s film industry—or Nollywood, as it’s been dubbed by the media—is the third largest in the world, behind the United States’ … [Read more...] about The unlikely rise of Nollywood