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‘Blindspotting’: Jasmine Cephas Jones Explains Why Second Episode’s Hotel Trashing Scene Is Her Favorite

Welcome to My Favorite Moment! In a new week-long series IndieWire spoke to the actors behind just a few of our favorite television performances of the year about how the onscreen moment they are most proud of came together.The Starz adaptation of the 2018 feature film “Blindspotting” is one of the most audacious and thought-provoking […]

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The Film Independent Spirit Awards Need to Stop Treating TV Like Movies

Tuesday morning saw the announcement of the second-ever batch of TV nominees for the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and while the accolades represent a truly unique set of honorees, the mechanism for deciding those nominees remains painfully flawed.But first, the nominations.Film Independent didn’t appear to have any favorites with regard to TV this year, spreading […]

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‘Blindspotting’ Review: Jasmine Cephas-Jones Dominates Fantastic Television Adaptation

In 2018 Rafael Casal and Daveed Diggs wrote and starred in “Blindspotting,” a look at the gentrification of Oakland alongside a parolee witnessing an officer-involved shooting. The film was bold, in-your-face, and utterly fantastic. How could lightning possibly strike twice? That comes in the form of Starz’s television adaptation, also called “Blindspotting.”This expansion of the […]

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Helen Hunt Says Studio Rejected ‘Twister’ Sequel Idea with ‘All Black and Brown Storm Chasers’

Helen Hunt celebrated the 25th anniversary of Jan de Bont’s massive 1996 disaster blockbuster “Twister” by revealing a sequel she pitched that never got made.During a recent episode of “Watch What Happens Live” hosted by Andy Cohen, Hunt said she showed interest in directing a sequel in June of 2020, right around the time a […]

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‘Raya And The Last Dragon’: Disney Offers A New Super Bowl Look At Their Animated Adventure

Restore peace. Find the last dragon. There’s a pretty simple concept to Disney’s “Raya And The Last Dragon.” An animated action-adventure fantasy, ‘Raya’ is directed by the interesting team of indie filmmaker Carlos López Estrada, known for “Blindspotting” and Don Hall for co-directing “Winnie the Pooh” (2011) and a very lengthy animated feature career.ReadMore: The […]

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Disney+ Sets Another Live-Action Remake with ‘Robin Hood’

“Robin Hood” is getting the live-action, hybrid treatment at Disney+, which is developing a remake of the 1976 animated classic with “Blindspotting” director Carlos López Estrada at the helm.Variety reported that the studio will bring Kari Granlund, who wrote Disney+’s live-action “Lady and the Tramp” launch film, to write the screenplay. Justin Springer, who produced […]

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‘Robin Hood’ Animated Film Getting Disney Remake

Disney is in early development on a remake of its 1973 animated musical comedy “Robin Hood” for Disney Plus.“Blindspotting” director Carlos Lopez Estrada is on board to helm the movie. Kari Granlund, who wrote the script for 2019’s Disney Plus reboot of “Lady and the Tramp,” is attached to pen the new “Robin Hood.” Justin […]

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Walt Disney Animation Names Directors For Four New Film Projects (Exclusive)

Walt Disney Animation has appointed four filmmakers to work on original content for the studio. Directors Carlos Lopez Estrada (“Blindspotting”) and Suzi Yoonessi, along with Disney veterans Josie Trinidad and Marc Smith are each developing new films for the company’s animation branch.The announcement comes as Disney and Walt Disney Animation’s chief creative officer Jennifer Lee […]

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