Once told she’d never make it, Judi Dench has last laugh with Golden Icon award
British actress Judi Dench was once told she would never make it on-screen, but she had the last laugh at the Zurich Film Festival on Wednesday (October 3) when her long acting career was celebrated with a Golden Icon award.
Kenya lifts ban on lesbian film, making it eligible for oscars
A Kenyan judge ruled on Friday (September 221) that a government ban must be temporarily lifted on a film telling the love story of two women, a move that will allow the film's director to submit the work as the country's Oscars entry in the foreign film category.
Funding still the biggest stumbling block to Africa’s movie industry - Multichoice Nigeria MD
Managing Director of Multichoice Nigeria John Ugbe says funding, structure, and skills remain the biggest challenges in the African movie industry. CNBC Africa caught up with him from the red carpet of this year's edition of the Africa Magic Viewer’s Choice Awards in Lagos.
Nigerian artists speak on how to grow the entertainment industry
Nigeria needs to treat its movie industry like same way it treats its oil. This is according to Desmond Elliot, a Nigerian actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly. CNBC Africa’s Deborah Movoria caught up with him alongside musician, Dare Art Alade in Lagos.
Amazon said to ramp up movie content
Amazon.com Inc., looking for ways to offer more films on its streaming service, has held discussions with at least two major Hollywood studios about options that could include co-financing movies in exchange for certain online rights, according to people familiar with the matter.
Nollywood actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde invited to join Oscar voting academy
Nigeria's award-winning actress Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, is one of the new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science also known as the Oscars. She joins CNBC Africa to discuss Nollywood in the international scene.
'Crazy Rich Asians' even richer with $25 million at the box office
"Crazy Rich Asians," the first movie with an all-Asian ensemble cast from a major studio in 25 years, dominated this weekend's North American box office with some $25 million in ticket sales on Sunday (August 19), according to box office monitoring site Box Office Mojo.
John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John's 'Grease' reunion
At their 'Grease' reunion, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John talk sequels and his viral 'Pulp Fiction' GIF. Simon Thompson reports. John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John reunited for a special 40th anniversary screening of "Grease" at Oscars headquarters.