Moses Babatope, CEO Talking Drum Entertainment is to be a judge on a panel of top UK film industry executives for Screen International's fifth annual Awards, celebrating excellence in film distribution, marketing, advertising and exhibition.
Jahmil XT Qubeka is in London, working on pre-production for the feature film The Riders which is based on a novel by Tim Winton and tells the story of a man searching across Europe for his missing wife, with his young daughter in tow.
Talking Drum Entertainment the visionary UK Company dedicated to the development and distribution of black film and TV content is to develop and produce its first slate of feature films alongside a number of exciting new filmmakers.
British/Nigerian actor John Boyega who starred in the Nigerian epic Half of a Yellow Sun, the cult British film Attack the Block and recently wrapped up a recurring role on the Fox series "24: Live Another Day along with fellow Nigerian/American Star Gbenga Akinnagbe as beaten follow actors "Downton Abbey'
There are not many people who wouldn't want to be Lupita Nyong'o right now, only a few months ago this Kenyan actress was a complete unknown, then a great performance as Patsey in Steve McQueen's '12 Years a Slave' followed by a best supporting actress Oscar and she is the apple of the eyes of millions of
UK distributor of black films Talking Drum Entertainment have secured the rights to Confusion Na Wa the Crime drama and best picture winner at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA) directed by Kenneth Gyang, starring Ramsey Nouah, Ali Nuhu and Hoodrush the musical thriller starring Bimbo Akintola, OC Ukej
The harrowing drama 12 Years A Slave won the Best Film award at Britain's top movie honours on Sunday, cementing its status as favourite for the Oscars next month, but it was the space thriller Gravity that claimed the biggest trophy haul.
There is a huge global market for black films with 44m African Americans plus another 40m mixed and multi-race in the USA, a billion Africans in Africa and 5 million black people in the UK, the numbers have always been there, now we are beginning to turn those numbers into one of the fastest growing segmen
How hard is it to get a first feature into cinemas? Two first-time British directors reveal how they did it, and offer advice to those who might follow in their footsteps. "I'd always wanted to make a film," says writer-director Peter Stylianou.
Financing film projects in the UK are increasingly challenging as the struggle to turn a profit becomes harder, according to funding experts. Speaking at the Screen Film Summit at the BFI Southbank, Ingenious Investments director Nik Bower pointed to profitability statistics highlighted by the BFI.