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American Film Market Moves Online for 2020

The American Film Market is moving online for its 41st edition this fall, the Independent Film & Television Alliance announced Monday. As a key international film event focused on film acquisition, development and networking, the American Film Market typically accommodates over 7,000 professionals from over 70 countries who gather in Santa Monica...

Movie News: R.I.P. Kelly Preston; Empire Strikes Back Tops Box Office; No Tenet in August?

In today’s Movie News Rundown: Kelly Preston has died at 57; The Empire Strikes Back is the top movie in America; and an analyst predicts no Tenet next month. R.I.P. Kelly Preston: Preston, the funny and magnetic star of films including Jerry Maguire, Twins and other films, has died at 57 of breast cancer, her husband, John Travolta said. “It is with...

The Old Guard Director Gina Prince-Bythewood: ‘This Industry Is About Overcoming No’ (Podcast)

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood has wanted to shoot an action movie for a long time — but the road to The Old Guard had plenty of obstacles. “This industry is about overcoming no,” Prince-Bythewood says in the latest MovieMaker Interviews podcast, and she’s been overcoming no throughout her career. You can listen on Apple or Spotify or right here: ...

Movie News: Inside The Old Guard; Shooting Relic; Happy Birthday, Tesla

In today’s Movie News Roundup: Gina Prince-Bythewood tells us about her journey to directing the new Charlize Theron film The Old Guard; the cinematographer of Relic shows us everything in his kit; the Russo Brothers agree with Anthony Mackey about Marvel needing more on-set diversity; and Starship Troopers gets another look. Plus: Watch the trailer...

Relic Cinematographer Charlie Sarroff Unveils What’s In His Camera Kit

Charlie Sarroff is the cinematographer of Relic, directed by Natalie Erika James. In this piece, he describes the tools he used to shoot the atmospheric horror film. Relic is a dramatic horror film that looks at the debilitating illness of dementia and how it affects not only a woman suffering from it, but also her loved ones. We set out to create...

7 White Actors Who Will No Longer Voice POC Characters in Animation

White actors have played Black, Asian, Latinx, and Indigenous characters for years. And while onscreen whitewashing has been widely condemned in recent years, many white actors have continued voicing POC characters in animation, where their faces don’t appear onscreen. That’s changing. In recent weeks, in large part because of the Black Lives Matter...

Russo Brothers Agree With Anthony Mackie on Need for More Marvel Diversity

Avengers: Endgame directors Joe and Anthony Russo agree with Anthony Mackie about the need for more diversity on Marvel sets, telling MovieMaker: “We can always all do better.” Mackie and the Russo Brothers all joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe with 2014’s Captain America: the Winter Soldier, and have worked together on four MCU movies in all. Mackie...

Movie News: John David Washington + Zendaya’s Secret Movie; Tron 3 Is Real; More Crown

In today’s Movie News Rundown: Overachievers John David Washington and Zendaya have shot a secret movie called Malcolm & Marie in the last few weeks; L.A. film production is down as much as you’d expect; and we’ve found a reliable source of Tron 3 news. Plus: Let’s talk about I May Destroy You. The Secret Quarantine Movie: Deadline exclusively...

Tron 3 Is in the Works, Disney Executive Says

Tron 3, a followup to Tron: Legacy, is in the works, according to Walt Disney Studios’ president of music and soundtracks, Michael Leib. Leib broke the news on an episode of Light The Fuse, a Mission: Impossible podcast. He spoke in June, but his remarks about a Tron 3 gained wide notice this week. “We’re looking at making a sequel to Tron now… a...

Movie News: The Russo Brothers + Flash Gordon; Cancel Culture Countered; Movie Theaters=Churches?

In today’s Movie News Rundown: The state of in-person film festivals around the globe; we talked with the Russo Brothers about the 1980 cult film Flash Gordon; a new letter calls out cancel culture; and a lawsuit cites churches to demand movie theaters reopen. Physical Film Festivals: Deadline checked in with 17 major film festivals around the globe...

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