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Luke King Is Going To Hollywood

Luke King Is Going To Hollywood

Film
Luke King is a young British actor currently living in the Harrow area, and he is about to embark on what could be a life-changing journey, State side. Like many young black British actors, he feels the lure of Hollywood and its infinite possibilities. Luke took a couple of minutes out of his busy schedule to chat to our very own Edward Lauder about his upcoming move to LA and his experiences as a black British actor working in the UK. “It’s very difficult for any actor starting out in the industry. There are more roles for black actors in America, as it is the largest global market. There are many reasons for this ranging from the size of the country and the history of the US in terms of race relations and a need to almost make reparations”, Luke shares when asked about David Oyelowo’
Regent Street Cinema Reborn

Regent Street Cinema Reborn

Audio, Culture, Film
Edward Lauder and Nader Kaddour caught up with Shira MacLeod at their London offices to chat about their aspirations for the newly renamed and renovated Regent Street Cinema. The Lumière brothers made history in 1896 by showing moving pictures to a paying audience in Britain for the first time. Then known as Marlborough Hall, the venue used would continue to show films for 84 years-under various names-until its transformation into a lecture theatre at the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) in 1980. Now, nearly 120 years after the Lumière brothers’ first viewing, the symbolic cinema is making a comeback under the guidance of Shira MacLeod to delight crowds once again in the busy heart of London. Name changes to the Polytechnic Theatre and Cinema*
Where have our British black actors gone?

Where have our British black actors gone?

Film
Awards season is over. Oscars, Baftas and Golden Globes have been dished out, but was this year tainted by a severe lack of nominations for black actors? Black British talent like London educated David Oyelowo who portrayed Martin Luther King Jr so brilliantly in the film Selma may have been overlooked, but from Harrow all the way to Los Angeles, there is a bigger debate to be heard...  Reporter: Edward Lauder Sub-editor: Tawanda Mhindurwa It's not just about award nominations. Why should a British actor such as David Oyelowo have to cross the pond in order to get any sort of decent role and gain the recognition they deserve? The same could be said about Idris Elba, Chiwetel Ejiofor, David Harewood, Carmen Ejogo and John Boyega - the list is endless. Oyelowo told Radio Times: “
Does awards season still matter?

Does awards season still matter?

Film
As awards season comes to a close, Edward Lauder speaks to London-based film critic and IGN UK’s movie editor Chris Tilly about whether film critics and the awards they hand out are still relevant in the internet age. Sub-editor: Nader Kaddor With an ever increasing number of online torrenting sites and paid streaming services, do awards really matter? Do people care which movies are the critics’ favourites or which actor performed the best this year? “I think you only have to look at the spike in the box office takings of the films that got lots of Oscar nominations to know that they still mean something in business terms. Many small films with modest budgets, award nominations can give them a real global lift,” says IGN UK's Chris Tilly. “Take 12 Years a Slave and Gravity last
How to win a BAFTA

How to win a BAFTA

Film
Now that all the BAFTAS have been dished out for yet another year, now’s your time to prepare yourself for 2016’s ceremony. This list is designed to help you come away with a BAFTA next year. Reporter: Edward Lauder Sub-Editor: Nader Kaddour Be British BAFTA is a celebration of British cinema, therefore it makes sense that they will prioritise your film, your performance or your script if you are from the small island. Try to be as British as possible, constantly apologising for everything, saying long words and having a posh accent can also help. Have an unpronounceable name Benedict Cumberbatch (this one really is a mouth full), Ralph Fiennes (or is it Rafe…), Chiwetel Ejiofor (try to say that name in a hurry). It could help if you had an interesting and unpronounceable name