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'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

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...

Should Nate Parker’s rape case make you rethink seeing ‘The Birth of a Nation’?

The 1999 rape case had been on Nate Parker’s Wikipedia page for some time, long before his project “The Birth of Nation” received an epic audience reception at Sundance and long before Fox Searchlight struck a record $17.5 million deal for rights to the film about preacher and slave Nat Turner who led a rebellion in 1831. Parker […]

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

First Trailer for Wedding Comedy 'Table 19' Featuring Anna Kendrick

"What the hell are we doing back here?" Fox Searchlight has debuted a fun trailer for the wedding comedy Table 19, from the director of Rocket Science starring Anna Kendrick as a woman who gets seated at the dread Table 19 at a wedding after being dumped by the Best Man. Show More Summary

‘The Childhood of a Leader’ Trailer: Brady Corbet Makes His Directorial Debut

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Over the past few years, actor Brady Corbet has been a part of some great films. We saw the actor in Simon Killer, Force Majeure (which Fox Searchlight is remaking), Martha Marcy May Marlene, and a few other notable titles. Now he is stepping behind the camera with The Childhood of a Leader. Show More Summary

Brand New Trailer Hits for Nate Paker's 'THE BIRTH OF A NATION'

Fox Searchlight Pictures has released a brand new trailer for writer, director, producer and star Nate Parker’s powerful slave drama THE BIRTH OF A NATION. The film also stars Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., Colman Domingo, Aunjanue Ellis,...Show More Summary

‘The Birth of a Nation’ Trailer: Nate Parker Leads a Rebellion

2 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Any way you slice it, The Birth of a Nation was one of the biggest success stories to come out of Sundance this year. The film got scooped up by Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million — a new Sundance record — and it walked away with the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award. Show More Summary

Watch a New, Tonally Very Different Trailer for ‘The Birth of a Nation’

After a long “teaser” for debut director Nate Parker’s highly praised The Birth of a Nation came out a couple months ago, a new, 2.5 minute trailer has been released by Fox Searchlight. It differs entirely in tone, and at this point it should perhaps be said that pretty consistently, long teaser trailers are superior to “full” trailers: the […]

‘The Birth Of A Nation’ Trailer: “To Watch A Strong Man Broken Down Is A Terrible Thing”

“You’re a child of God. You got purpose. The law put it there and nobody can take it away.” So begins the latest trailer for Nate Parker’s haunting The Birth of a Nation. The new version from Fox Searchlight introduces more characters...Show More Summary

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