8TH INTERNATIONAL SILK ROAD FILM AWARDS ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Wed 02 September 2020: Applications are now being accepted for the 8th International Silk Road Film Awards, organized by the Association of Film Directors, Writers and Composers (SETEM) and supported by Turkey’s General Directorate of Cinema of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism. The event will offer moviegoers in Istanbul access to films produced along […]

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CHADWICK BOSEMAN ‘BLACK PANTHER’ STAR DIES OF CANCER AT 43

Sat 29 August 2020: Actor Chadwick Boseman, who played the role of iconic Black Panther in the American media franchise Marvel Cinematic Universe, has died of cancer on early Saturday at the age 43. The statement on Boseman’s Twitter account expressed “immeasurable grief” about the actor’s death and said he was first diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer […]

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ERTUGRUL STAR MEETS TERMINALLY ILL PAKISTANI CHILDREN

Wed 19 August 2020: Engin Altan Duzyatan talks to teenagers via video-link Turkey’s leading actor Engin Altan Duzyatan on Tuesday met three terminally ill Pakistani children via video link. The actor is best known for his role as Ertugrul in the Turkish series Resurrection: Ertugrul which became popular worldwide. The event was arranged by Make-A-Wish Foundation […]

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MURDOCH’S FOX PLANS TO LAUNCH NEWS CHANNEL STREAMING SERVICE ACROSS 20 COUNTRIES

Sat 15 August 2020: Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corp said Tuesday it was launching a stand-alone streaming service for its news and business channels that would be available in 20 countries by year’s end. The company said the new direct-to-consumer service will cost $6.99 per month and debut August 20 in Mexico,  followed by Spain, Germany […]

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BOLLYWOOD STAR AAMIR KHAN MEETS FANS IN TURKEY ENJOYS RENOWNED KEBAB

Thu 13 August 2020: Prominent Indian actor Aamir Khan, who is in Turkey to shoot parts of his new movie “Laal Singh Chaddha,” visited the southern city of Adana Wednesday, where he and his crew will be making detailed exploration for alternative shooting locations. Khan stopped shooting his movie Laal Singh Chaddha, an adaption of […]

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HOLLYWOOD ACTOR ANTONIO BANDERAS TESTS POSITIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

Mon 10 August 2020: Academy Award-winning Spanish actor spending his 60th birthday in quarantine OVIEDO, Spain – Spanish actor Antonio Banderas announced on Monday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement came on the day of his 60th birthday, which he said will be spent in quarantine. The Academy Award-winning actor said he […]

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POLICE IN MALAYSIA RAID AL JAZEERA OFFICES AFTER DOCUMENTARY ON TREATMENT OF MIGRANT WORKERS

Wed 05 August 2020: Malaysian police have raided Al Jazeera’s Kuala Lumpur office and seized two computers, the news network said, condemning the incident as a “troubling escalation” in the government’s crackdown on press freedoms. Tuesday’s raid, in which the police seized two computers, comes after the Malaysian government said that it was investigating the […]

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IRANIAN FILM DIRECTOR KHOSROW SINAI DIES OF COVID-19

Sun 02 August 2020: Sinai was 1st Iranian film director to win international prize after 1979 revolution ANKARA (AA) – Prominent Iranian film director Khosrow Sinai has died of the novel coronavirus at the age of 79, local media reported on Saturday. Sinai, who is well-known for his film Bride of Fire, died at Tehran’s Amir Alam Hospital, […]

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NETFLIX BREAKS RECORD WITH 160 EMMY NOMINATIONS HBO GETS 107

Thu 30 July 2020: Netflix Inc. earned the most Emmy nominations of any network Tuesday, beating HBO for the second time in three years and signaling the growing power of streaming in the TV industry. Netflix led the Emmy Awards race with a record-breaking 160 primetime nominations, beating the likes of linear television giant HBO […]

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ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL BEGINS WITH OPEN-AIR SCREENINGS

Fri 17 July 2020: Screenings to be held at Istanbul’s Sakip Sabanci Museum’s Fistikli Terrace over city’s iconic Bosphorus view ISTANBUL (AA) – Turkey’s prestigious Istanbul Film Festival will hold two competitions with open-air screenings between July 17 and 28 as the country has eased coronavirus measures. The screenings for the National Competition and National […]

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