“The Lion King” Remake’s Hype-Worthy Casting Announced

Over the last few years, Disney has put out a number of live-action remakes of their classic films including Maleficent, Beauty and the Beast, and Cinderella. The Disney live-action remake has become so ubiquitous now that it would take something extraordinary to get people to take notice and get excited. Well…something remarkable is taking place for the upcoming Lion King remake in…

Reelworld Film Festival: Empowering Underrepresented Voices

Tonya Williams believes that there is power in storytelling. As a woman of color working in Hollywood as an actress, director, and producer, she recognized that many voices were underrepresented in storytelling and its power wasn’t being sufficiently harnessed for social good. In 2001, she founded the Reelworld Film Festival to showcase films that explore…

African Films Shine at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival

African filmmakers are enjoying a strong representation at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, an event that has garnered a reputation that until recently had been reserved for the Cannes Film Festival. Two of the films that have gained strong attention thus far include the South African spaghetti western Five Fingers for Marseille and the basketball documentary Giants…

Marvel’s “Black Panther” Trailer Ramps up the Hype

On Friday night, Marvel released the first trailer for the widely anticipated Black Panther film. As expected, it features stunning cinematography, epic action scenes, and some great music. The action flick stars Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa, the Black Panther. There is also a seriously star-studded ensemble cast, including:  Michael B. Jordan, Sterling K. Brown, Lupita Nyong’o, Forest Whitaker, Danai…