Entertainment News Roundup: Aml Ameen Makes Directorial Debut With UK’s First Black Christmas Romantic Comedy; Real and virtual fans attend ‘The Witcher’ London premiere and more


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Aml Ameen makes his directorial debut with the UK’s first Black Christmas rom-com

Partly inspired by his own life, actor Aml Ameen says his debut film ‘Boxing Day’ is different from other festive films: it’s the first British Christmas romantic comedy to be led by a majority black cast. As well as directing and co-writing the film, Ameen plays LA-based British author Melvin, who returns to his London home for Christmas to introduce his American fiancée Lisa to his Anglo-Caribbean family.

Real and Virtual Fans Attend ‘The Witcher’ London Premiere

The cast of Netflix’s ‘The Witcher’ walked the red carpet in London’s Leicester Square on Wednesday for the epic fantasy series’ second season premiere which fans attended in person and virtually. Based on the series of novels by Polish author Andrzej Sapkowski, the highly anticipated second season follows Geralt of Rivia, played by British actor Henry Cavill, as he hunts monsters in a fantasy kingdom known as the Continent. .

Alec Baldwin denies responsibility for fatal shooting on film set

Alec Baldwin on Thursday denied responsibility for the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of his western ‘Rust’, saying he would have killed himself if he believed it was his fault. In a moving TV interview, the actor said he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun he was holding during a rehearsal and didn’t think he would face criminal charges in this case.

More minority faces in film, TV and music as audiences demand diversity

More minorities are appearing in mainstream American entertainment, from movies and TV to music, as audiences demand stories that reflect the world’s diversity, showing that inclusion is good business, said industry leaders. “Our industry has caught up to reality. The majority of the world is actually Asian,” Bing Chen, president of Gold House, a nonprofit collective that promotes the voices of Asian Pacific Islanders, said during a panel at of the Reuters Next conference broadcast on Thursday.

ELLE magazine bans fur in all its titles to support animal welfare

Fashion magazine ELLE is banning fur from the pages of all its international editions in a bid to support animal welfare and reflect changing tastes, the publication said on Thursday. Hailing a “future without fur”, ELLE senior vice president and international director Valeria Bessolo LLopiz told Reuters: “This is a great opportunity to raise awareness of animal welfare, build demand for ‘sustainable and innovative alternatives and to foster a more humane fashion industry.

Next NFT Hit Could Be Music Industry, Former Manager Of Elton John, Beyonce Says

As a former music director who once counted Elton John, Beyonce and Guns N’ Roses among his clients, Merck Mercuriadis has a talent for talent and a knack for spotting trends. As streaming services such as Spotify and Apple Music grew in popularity, Mercuriadis established the Hipgnosis Songs Fund to acquire music rights. The fund, which went public in 2018, invested $2.5 billion to acquire the publishing rights to 64,000 compositions by hitmakers including Timbaland, Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac, Chrissie Hynde of The Pretenders, Rick James and Neil Young.

Olivia Colman attends the UK premiere of the novel ‘Landscapers’

Oscar-winning actress Olivia Colman attended the UK premiere of her new HBO true-crime miniseries ‘Landscapers’ in London on Tuesday. The story of a quiet and unassuming English couple accused of murder, the series follows their sometimes surreal attempts to escape justice.

A clown and an orchestra: the conductor brings the love of music to the stage

Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra hopes to wow audiences with her love of classical music through a new multidisciplinary performance in which she combines an orchestra and a clown on stage. De la Parra, who has conducted more than 100 orchestras including the London Philharmonic and the Orchester de Paris, adopts a new format with “The Silence of Sound”, and puts the musicians on stage rather than in the pit.

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