Hollywood 2019: Jussie Smollett Removed from Empire Series

Chicago Police officials asserted Thursday that actor Jussie Smollett set up a hate crime hoax on January 29, because he was “dissatisfied with his salary” on the Fox series Empire.

Hollywood 2019: Empire Actor Jussie Smollett Charged with False Police Report

Actor Jussie Smollett (Empire) has been charged with filing a false police report, the Chicago police said.

Competition, The: Claire Simon’s Remarkable Documentary about French Filmmaking Education

Claire Simon’s The Competition (Le Concours), an engrossing docu about French film education, begins with the image of a locked gate, that of the Fondation Européenne pour les Métiers de l’Image et du Son, or, as it’s more popularly known, La Fémis.

Synonyms: Nadav Lapid’s Critical Israeli Film Wins Top Award at 2019 Berlin Film Fest

Israeli director Nadav Lapid’s Synonyms, about a young Israeli man in Paris who has turned his back on his native country, won the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlin Film Fest.

Alita: Battle Angel–Sci-Fi Actioner, Produced by Cameron, Directed by Robert Rodriguez

Fox’s science-fiction actioner is produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez.