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Elgood looks to The Agency

FILM-MAKER Rick Elgood premiered the pilot for his series The Agency at CaribbeanTales International Film Festival (CTFF) in Toronto last Friday. Read More

Bond ready to rumble
WITH its release date readjusted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, No Time to Die is set to hit the US box office on November 20. It was initially scheduled for April 3.... Read More

Rawlins takes director's chair
AWARD-WINNING theatre thespian, Nadean Rawlins makes her directorial debut in the short film Traytown, which premieres at the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival on Saturday.... Read More

Rebecca Williams puts JA on show
Out Of Many , a short movie by fledgling filmmaker Rebecca Williams, premieres at the Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival on September 12. It is one of several Jamaican flicks on show at the virtual fest slated for September 9 to...... Read More

Jamaican Sarah Cooper gets Netflix special

Sunday, August, 16 2020    

JAMAICAN-born author and comedian Sarah Cooper has landed herself a varitey special on Netflix, the American technology and media services provider and production company. Read More

Lights, camera, action

Sunday, July, 12 2020    

JAMPRO and Jamaica Film and Television Association (JAFTA) have officially launched the 'Post-COVID-19 Safe Return to Set' industry guidelines that will govern filming during and after the COVID-19 pandemic in Jamaica. Read More

Patrons show up for the movies

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, July, 10 2020    

After being closed for nearly four months the island's cinemas operated by Palace Amusement Company opened their doors on Wednesday to mixed reviews. Read More

New times for cinema reopening

Tuesday, July, 7 2020    

CINEMA operators, Palace Amusement Company has announced new movie times as it prepares for tomorrow's opening of Carib 5 and Palace Cineplex in Kingston, Sunshine Palace in Portmore, and Palace Multiplex in Montego Bay. Read More

Kissing starts again in French films

Wednesday, June, 24 2020    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Actors have started kissing again on French film shoots, the country's culture minister has said. Read More

Empowerment through entertainment

RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

Belle Castle, near Hector's River in Portland, is a quiet community. Far removed from bustling industry, the younger residents of the community struggle to find means of employment. Read More

Don Reid goes to film

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

DON Reid, the bank manager-turned-songwriter and recording artiste, has released a short film chronicling his life story entitled I Know Who I Am . Read More

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

Saturday, May, 23 2020    

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting... Read More

ESPN to show film about Game 6 of 1998 NBA Finals

Tuesday, May, 19 2020    

T he final episodes of The Last Dance have aired, yet ESPN has one more programme to show about the Chicago Bulls' sixth championship. Read More

Cannes is empty, the day the film festival should have begun

Wednesday, May, 13 2020    

CANNES, France (AP) — The stars of Cannes Film Festival have stayed home, its prestigious grounds repurposed as a homeless shelter and the beaches closed. Read More

Jerry Stiller, comedian and Seinfeld actor, dies at 92

Tuesday, May, 12 2020    

NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Stiller, who for decades teamed with wife Anne Meara in a beloved comedy duo and then reached new heights in his senior years as the high-strung Frank Costanza on the classic sitcom Seinfeld and the basement-dwelling... Read More



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