“Belle,” directed by Amma Asante, opens on May 2 (Fox Searchlight). WHY IT MATTERS: The film takes an original approach to 18th century slavery, making the troubling point that it was the foundation…
LONDON — The British Academy of Film and Television Arts is to showcase the work of director Amma Asante (“A Way of Life,” “Belle”) in April at the first of this year's Brits to Watch: The…
Warner Bros. has tapped “Belle” director Amma Asante to come on board to helm the thriller “Unforgettable.” The signing of the British director comes on the heels of a strong reception for “Belle” at…
“Belle,” directed by Amma Asante, will open the Palm Springs Film Fest on Jan. 3 while Roger Michell's “Le Week-End” is the closing night film on Jan. 12. The desert fest will screen 77 premieres for…
From Ben Affleck to Denis Villeneuve, past honorees have gone on to glory.
Like many directors, Amma Asante began her career as an actor, appearing on the long-running British show "Grange Hill" while still in her teens.
At a time when many have criticized the entertainment industry for the absence of female directors, it's worth noting that five of the 11 directors on the list (one entry consists of a pair) are…
REARVIEW: A strong showing by Canadian and British filmmakers, an outstanding selection of performances and a relentless flow of Oscar hype were all in evidence at the Toronto Film Festival.
The pleasures of Jane Austen and the horrors of the British slave trade make a surprisingly elegant fit in Amma Asante's handsome period piece.
Things are looking pretty sweet for Fox Searchlight, with critical kudos and Oscar buzz rolling in for Steve McQueen's provocative "12 Years a Slave"-- one of four pics the company celebrated at its…