Golden Globes change film eligibility rules
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The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HPFA) has confirmed it will be implementing changes to its film eligibility rules due to the closure of cinemas as a result of COVID-19. The organization currently has a rule that states a film must be screened for HPFA members in person in Los Angeles in order to be considered for a nomination.
Veteran actor, Pa Kasumu dies at 66
Veteran Nollywood actor, Olukayode Odumosu, popularly known as Pa Kasumu is dead. The 66-year-old actor died this afternoon after struggling with a heart ailment since 2013. He had received financial support from well wishers which facilitated his trip to India but reports say his health worsened upon his return to Nigeria.
Nigerian film Eyimofe premieres at the Berlinale
Directors say Eyimofe will make you feel like you were actually in Lagos Eyimofe (This Is My Desire) is enjoying a good run at the Berlin International Film Festival, with tickets sold out for the first two nights of screening. Deutsche Welle’s Eddy Micah Jr had the directors of the highly-rated Nigerian film, twin brothers Arie and Chuko Esiri, on News Africa where the siblings, amongst other things, talked about how Eyimofe will make audiences feel like they actually travelled to Lagos and experienced the day-to-day life of residents of Africa’s most populous city.
'Ford v Ferrari' takes sound editing Oscar; 1917 earns sound mixing
"Ford v Ferrari" on Sunday won the Oscar for sound design. Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the movie is based on the little-known true story of the American and British car designers and engineers who built the Ford GT40 to take on Italy's fabled Ferrari team at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race.
Brazilian director exposes Amazon's mercury contamination in new film
Brazilian film director Jorge Bodanzky exposes the Amazon's massive mercury contamination from gold mining in his new film: 'Amazon, the new Minamata?'. He previewed his work at an environmental conference in Oxford which was attended by indigenous leaders from Brazil.