Feature films

7th Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival to Screen 7 Feature Films and 4 Short Films

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The 7th annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival kicks off this weekend with seven film programs. Due to the pandemic, the month-long festival will be a virtual event this year consisting of seven feature films and four short films, all online. – Advertising – “We present a diverse group of films that […]

Film adaptations

Hubble, Bubble, Toil, and the problem with Macbeth’s film adaptations

Toshiro Mifune in “The Blood Throne” by Akira Kurosawa twitter.com/the_proud_rebel I’m starting to think I have a Macbeth problem. Over the past three years or so I have watched at least twelve different adaptations of the Scottish play, and with Joel Coen’s play Macbeth’s tragedy on the horizon I don’t see myself stopping anytime soon. […]

Documentary films

Apple has acquired two documentary films on the black experience in Hollywood produced by Jamie Foxx and Kevin Hart

Late yesterday, Apple Original Films announced an expansion to its list of award-winning documentaries with “Number One on the Call Sheet,” two feature-length documentaries from acclaimed storytellers, including Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx, Emmy nominee Kevin Hart, prolific producer Datari Turner and Academy Award winner Dan Cogan who will celebrate black achievements in the film […]

Feature films

Sony is considering unscripted adaptations of feature films, “Game of the Honeymooners” – Deadline

Feature films could be the next big untapped market for unscripted reboots. HBO Max is directing a series of reality TV competitions inspired by Magic mike and now Sony is looking at its movie library. Holly Jacobs, executive vice president, alternative programming and syndication for Sony Pictures Television, told Deadline she was about to market […]

Feature films

Expect a lot more original feature films on Apple TV Plus in the future

From the start, Apple produced its own original content for the Apple TV Plus service, and now a new report suggests that the company will be focusing particularly on making feature films in the years to come. This is according to sources speaking to The Information (via MacRumors): Apparently ex-WarnerMedia executive Jessie Henderson has been […]

Feature films

Apple wants to attract subscribers to Apple TV + with more feature films

Apple is stepping up efforts to produce feature films, new report from Information. Apple already has a limited number of high-profile films, including “Palmer,” “Cherry,” and “Greyhound,” and sees it as a way to attract more people to Apple TV +. Apple told studio executives it aims to make more than 10 to 12 original […]

Feature films

Netflix secures post-PVOD broadcast rights to Sony feature films in multi-year deal – The Hollywood Reporter

Unlike Disney, NBCUniversal, and ViacomCBS, Sony notably hasn’t launched a direct-to-consumer streaming service to compete with Netflix. Instead, the studio cements its future in a major deal with Netflix. Sony has signed a multi-year exclusive license agreement on the first payment window in the United States that will allow Netflix to have the first payment […]