Summary of entertainment news: Somali drama wins grand prize at Pan-African Film Festival; The Squid Game Mania Drove Shoppers To Shop For White Vans Slip On Shoes And More

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Somali drama wins grand prize at Pan-African film festival

Somali film “The Gravedigger’s Wife” by Finno-Somali writer-director Khadar Ayderus Ahmed won the prestigious Stallion of Yennenga Grand Prize for Best Film on Sunday at the Pan-African Film Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on Sunday. The poignant drama about a gravedigger’s struggles to raise money to pay for his wife’s operation won the cash prize of 20 million CFA francs ($ 35,714) and the gold stallion statue.

‘Squid Game’ Mania Drove Shoppers To Buy White Vans Slip On Shoes

White slip-ons are becoming a hot commodity thanks to the hugely popular South Korean survival drama “Squid Game”, sneaker maker VF Corp reporting a slight increase in demand for its Vans brand. The series, which has become a global sensation and the No.1 show on Netflix, shows hundreds of cash-strapped gamers competing in hyperviolent games, sneakers resembling all-white Vans slip-ons.

Propeller pistol in accidental set of Alec Baldwin film set had live ammunition, police say

Alec Baldwin received what has been described as a safe “cold gun” on the set of his movie “Rust,” but the prop gun contained live ammunition when fired, according to details from the police investigation. the fatal shooting published on Friday. . The shot hit cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in the chest and director Joel Souza who was behind her in the shoulder, according to an affidavit from the county sheriff filed in Santa Fe Magistrates’ Court.

Major accidents on film and television sets

Hollywood actor Alec Baldwin shot and killed a director of photography and injured a director when he discharged a pistol at the set during the shooting of the movie “Rust” on Thursday. The entertainment industry has a long history of accidents on set, from propeller guns to car crashes and tank races.

Hollywood remembers the immense talent of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins

A heartbroken Hollywood rushed to pay tribute to cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Friday after she was accidentally shot and killed by actor Alec Baldwin on a film set. The 42-year-old was working as a cinematographer on the set of the new Western “Rush” in New Mexico when she was killed Thursday when Baldwin fired from a propeller pistol.

‘Vibrant’ cinematographer recalls police investigation into Baldwin shooting

The crew were preparing a tough shot while filming on the set for “Rust” in New Mexico, and the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, was not entirely satisfied. She turned to Lane Luper, a member of the film crew, who suggested a few tweaks that she said worked perfectly. That kind of collaborative spirit, Luper said at a candlelight vigil on Saturday, was what made Hutchins such a joy to work.

Propeller pistols spark debate after director of photography dies on set

A gunshot death on set has rekindled concern over the use of firearms as arms actor Alec Baldwin unloaded the murder of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming a film at the New Mexico. Some propeller pistols are non-firing fax weapons, but many are real pistols, loaded with blank cartridges instead of bullets.

Reactions to the death of the director of photography by actor Alec Baldwin

Hollywood was rocked on Friday by news that actor Alec Baldwin shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza while shooting a gun on the set of the movie “Rust” in New York. Mexico. Here are the reactions to the shooting:

Factbox – Five facts about Alec Baldwin

American actor, writer and film producer Alec Baldwin shot and killed a cinematographer and injured a director when he discharged a gun on the sets of “Rust” in New Mexico on Thursday, reported authorities. Here are five facts about Baldwin:

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