Tom Cullen has joined the cast of “Downton Abbey.” Also joining the cast are Julian Ovenden, Kiri Te Kanawa and Harriet Walter. The news comes on the heels of several major cast members'…
JOHANNESBURG — With the bulky frame of an NFL linebacker, iRoko Partners CEO Jason Njoku was hard to miss as he paced the hall at the Discop Africa conference in Johannesburg last winter. If all eyes…
Edward Fox ("The Day of the Jackal") has stepped into the role of Winston Churchill opposite Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II in "The Audience," currently in the midst of preview performances in…
WE TV has renewed "Mary Mary" for a third season, ordering 10 hourlong episodes of the docuseries.
Original programming is important to Netflix–just not that important yet, according to Reed Hastings. The Netflix CEO maintained a tricky balancing act at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media…
LAGOS -- On a recent Sunday night at O'jez Chinese Restaurant, promoter Opa Williams was on hand to launch Nite of a Thousand Laughs Extra, the pan-African edition of his popular Nigerian standup…
CREEK TOWN, NIGERIA -- Six days into shooting the film adaptation of "Half of a Yellow Sun," the bestselling novel by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, cast and crew in this small tropical…
"Nollywood is dead," says a Nigerian entertainment lawyer, sipping a beer in a fashionable restaurant in the capital of the country's entertainment industry.
Five years before "Living in Bondage" introduced Nigerians to the filmmaking style that would one day spawn Nollywood, Ghanaian filmmakers had already begun experimenting with similar video…
African filmmakers are still struggling to resolve distribution woes that plague their fledgling industry.