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Steven Spielberg Says He Won’t Direct Another Musical After ‘West Side Story’ at PGA Awards Breakfast

Ahead of tonight’s Producers Guild of America awards ceremony, the annual breakfast with the nominees for the Darryl F. Zanuck Award at the Skirball Cultural Center.The theme of the panel, moderated by PGA president Lisa Fisher, was Steven Spielberg, nominated as one of the producers for his musical “West Side Story.”During the conversation, the two-time […]

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‘The Color Purple’ Musical Remake Adds Fantasia Taylor, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Colman Domingo & More To The Cast

Released in 1985, “The Color Purple” is one of the most celebrated films of the modern era. The film earned 10 Oscar nominations and is considered a landmark achievement. So, in an era of remakes and revivals, it was only a matter of time before “The Color Purple” got another chance to shine. And apparently, […]

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Fantasia Taylor and Danielle Brooks to Play Celie and Sofia in ‘The Color Purple’ Movie

Blitz Bazawule’s “The Color Purple” movie musical has found its Celie and Sofia in Fantasia Taylor and Danielle Brooks.Both actors reprise their respective roles from the stage musical, where Taylor made her Broadway debut as Celie in 2007 following her “American Idol” win, and Brooks earned a Tony Award nomination for her portrayal of Sofia […]

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Late Cinematographers Michael Chapman and Allen Daviau Remembered at Camerimage Film Festival

Acclaimed cinematographers and ASC members Michael Chapman and Allen Daviau, who both died last year, were the focus of a legacy panel at EnergaCamerimage Film Festival on Monday, led by the likes of Lawrence Sher (“Joker”), Xavier Pérez Grobet (“Watchmen”), Amy Vincent (‘Footloose”) and Seamus McGarvey (“Atonement”).Nominated for five Oscars for his work on “Bugsy,” […]

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H.E.R. to Make Acting Debut in ‘The Color Purple’ Movie Musical (Exclusive)

H.E.R. — the Oscar-winning singer-songwriter behind hits like “Best Part” and “Focus” — is in final negotiations to make her feature film acting debut in The Color Purple movie musical.Warner Bros. is behind the feature adaptation of the Tony-winning Broadway musical, itself an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1982 novel by Alice Walker, on which […]

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H.E.R. Lands First Major Acting Role, Will Star in Blitz Bazawule’s ‘The Color Purple’

H.E.R. has signed on for her first major acting role, landing the part of Squeak in Blitz Bazawule’s forthcoming adaptation of “The Color Purple” for Warner Bros.H.E.R. is already an Oscar winner, earning the best original song trophy in April for her song “Fight For You,” from Warner Bros.’ “Judas and the Black Messiah.” The […]

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Cynthia Erivo, Shaka King and More Discuss Black Identity in Film

Leading Black filmmakers, producers and writers opened up about what inspired them to enter cinema and the importance of capturing the Black diasporic experience on screen during a virtual panel co-hosted by the American Cinematheque and the African American Film Critics Association.In celebration of Black History Month, the “Black Identity Through Cinema” panel featured Cynthia […]

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Warner Bros. Sets ‘Mad Max’ Prequel ‘Furiosa’ for 2023 Along with ‘Coyote vs Acme’ and ‘The Color Purple’ Musical

Warner Bros. Pictures will shake up the theatrical distribution model next year by releasing every single one of their movies simultaneously in theaters and on HBO Max. However, for those expecting the studio to keep that model going in years to come, they seem to have rebuked that speculation by setting 2023 global theatrical release […]

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