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Fox Searchlight announces voter registration drive tied to 'Birth of a Nation'

Fox Searchlight Pictures has announced it will team up with various theater chains and voter organizations to launch a voter registration drive tied to the release of its upcoming slave-revolt drama “The Birth of a Nation.” The initiative will be launched at special advance screenings of the film...

Birth of a Nation Kicks Off an In-Theater Voter Registration Tie-in on National Voter Registration Day

Get yourself some popcorn, a soda, and the inalienable right to help select the leader of the free world. In honor of Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day, Fox Searchlight is launching an in-theater registration initiative. Beginning with early promotional viewings of Birth of a Nation on September 27, moviegoers can ... More »

Smaller Chains And Indie Theaters Join Fox Searchlight In ‘Birth’ Voter Registration Drive

A plethora of smaller theater chains and independent theaters, but none of the biggest exhibitors, joined Fox Searhlight Pictures in opening their lobbies to a voter registration drive associated with promotional screenings and the opening of The Birth Of  A Nation on Oct. Show More Summary

Lachlan Murdoch To Join The Cast And Star Supporters At LA Premiere Of Nate Parker’s ‘Birth’

Never mind the cross-fire over a past rape charge against, and acquittal of, director-star Nate Parker; Fox Searchlight is turning up the heat under his film The Birth Of A Nation, with a high-powered guest list for its Los Angeles premiere at the Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Wednesday. Show More Summary

Fox Searchlight Buys Natalie Portman As JFK Widow In ‘Jackie:’ Toronto

EXCLUSIVE: It took two festivals for it to happen, but Fox Searchlight is finally closing a deal with LD Entertainment for Jackie, the Pablo Larrain-directed drama that stars Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy, as the grieving widow tried to cement her slain husband’s legacy in the week following his assassination in Dallas in 1963. Show More Summary

As Toronto Film Festival Begins, Nate Parker’s ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Is Bracing For A Reality Check, Or Should Be

As the 41st Toronto Film Festival gets underway, Fox Searchlight executives and their allies are bracing, or should be, for what is almost sure to be the next great fight over their prize contender, Nate Parker's The Birth Of A Nation: The reality debate. Here's one way to frame the main question. Show More Summary

The Unsettled, Unsettling 2016 Oscar Race

When The Birth of a Nation filmmaker Nate Parker accepted a record-breaking $17.5 million deal from Fox Searchlight for his movie at Sundance earlier this year, it wasn’t the biggest offer on the table. Netflix had dangled a mammoth $20 million bid for the slave-rebellion drama, an offer Parker and his team ... More »

'Birth Of A Nation' Nate Parker Accused Of Rape: AFI Pulls Film

The controversy over the rape accusation against Nate Parker continues to overshadow "The Birth of a Nation." In the midst of this scandal, does Fox Searchlight have any legal responsibility?

AFI cancels 'Birth of a Nation' screening, in a possible glimpse of Hollywood moves to come

An American Film Institute screening of "The Birth of a Nation" has become a casualty of the Nate Parker controversy. A screening set for Friday with the director-star of Fox Searchlight's slavery-revolt film has been postponed indefinitely, according to AFI. In an internal note obtained by Deadline...

‘Birth Of A Nation’: AFI Axes Planned Screening & Nate Parker Q&A

The American Film Institute has tabled Friday’s planned screening of The Birth of a Nation, which was to be followed by a Q&A with filmmaker and star Nate Parker. The move comes as distributor Fox Searchlight deals with potential fallout...Show More Summary

Fox Searchlight Promotes Two Executives In Its Production Ranks As Executive Shake-Up Occurs At Fox Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures has just promoted DanTram Nguyen to Senior VP of Production and Katie Goodson-Thomas has been promoted to VP of Production and Acquisitions UK. They will report to the label’s co-heads of Production Matthew Greenfield and David Greenbaum. Show More Summary

Why Nate Parker Should Never Have Made The Birth of a Nation

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by Charles Mudede Nate Parker in poster for The Birth of a Nation) Fox Searchlight The black director, star, and co-writer of Birth of a Nation, a film that generated a terrific amount of buzz at Sundance 2016, where it sold for a record-breaking...Show More Summary

Old Rape Case Resurfaces to Haunt an Oscar Hopeful

Nate Parker hoped his drama about an 1831 slave rebellion would generate Oscar buzz. But talk about The Birth of a Nation —which Fox Searchlight bought for a record $17.5 million after its Sundance premiere—has suddenly taken a turn. As the New York Times recounts, the first-time director...

Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard Reportedly in Negotiations for WWII Drama The Aftermath

We haven’t seen Keira Knightley in a period drama since The Imitation Game in 2014, which is a really long time in Keira Knightley years. Fortunately, Deadline is telling us that the good people at Fox Searchlight identified this problem as well, and have done their part to correct it ... More »

A decades-old college rape case casts cloud over Oscar hopeful Nate Parker

When Nate Parker premiered his provocative drama about the 1831 Nat Turner slave rebellion at the Sundance Film Festival in January, the audience response was electric. After a fierce bidding war, Fox Searchlight acquired “The Birth of a Nation” for a record $17.5 million and Parker, a first-time...

Nate Parker's Past Raises Questions of How Courts Handle Rape

A rape accusation against Birth of a Nation director Nate Parker has recently resurfaced as Fox Searchlight prepares to promote the film, which will be released in October.

Three Join Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit Riots Pic; Fox Searchlight Sets ‘Wilson’ For March

Will Poulter, Ben O'Toole and Jack Reynor are joining John Boyega in Kathryn Bigelow's untitled film about the 1967 Detroit race riots. Mark Boal wrote the screenplay for the film and will produce with Bigelow, Annapurna's Megan Ellison & Matthew Budman and Colin Wilson. Show More Summary

Are Unpaid Internships Still Legal? Here's Why The Law Is Fuzzier Than Ever

A game-changing intern lawsuit against Fox Searchlight is finally ending, but don't expect legal clarity anytime soon. Eric Glatt just wanted to change careers. He ended up changing the national conversation on unpaid internships. In...Show More Summary

Fox unpaid intern case is drawing to a close with proposed settlement

A labor lawsuit that was instrumental in prodding Hollywood studios and production companies to reconsider how they treat interns is headed toward a resolution.  Unpaid interns who had worked at Fox Searchlight Pictures filed a lawsuit five years ago alleging the company violated the Fair Labor...

Trailer and Poster Hit for 'TABLE 19' Starring Anna Kendrick

Fox Searchlight has released the trailer and poster for TABLE 19 starring Anna Kendrick, Craig Robinson, June Squibb, Lisa Kudrow, Stephen Merchant, Tony Revolori, Wyatt Russell, and Amanda Crew. Film is written and directed by Jeffrey Blitz. Show More Summary

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