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Coronavirus derails James Bond

SUPER spy James Bond is the latest casualty of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The latest instalment, No Time to Die — slated for release on April 2 and April 10 in the United States — has been postponed until November. Read More

Actor Boy Awards revamped
REPERCUSSIONS of the spiralling COVID-19 pandemic continue to affect the local entertainment scene. Among the latest events to be affected by the disease caused by the coronavirus is the Actor Boy Awards.... Read More

Lennox B marries music and movies
Jamaican-born, California-based reggae singer and actor Lennox B is urging Jamaican entertainers to diversify their portfolio by having their music included in movie soundtracks.... Read More

Good Times actress Ja'Net DuBois is dead
In the 1970s, black American sitcoms were popular with Jamaicans. Among those which aired on the Jamaica Broadcasting Corporation (JBC), were Good Times, What's Happening, and The Jeffersons...... Read More

Elgood locks horn with system

BY AALIYAH CUNNINGHAM Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, February, 19 2020    

The Rastafarian religion emerged in Jamaica during the 1930s and over the years grown in acceptance across the world. One identifying feature of Rastas is their dreadlocks, but many are still condemned for their matted hairstyle in Jamaica. Read More

More Power to Stacey

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, February, 16 2020    

Jamaica-born, Canada-raised supermodel Stacey McKenzie is making moves in the world of film and television as an actress. Read More

BAFTA's Rising Star

BY KEVIN JACKSON Observer writer | Tuesday, February, 4 2020    

THE Jamaican spirit shone brightly inside Royal Albert Hall, London, on Sunday night. Twenty-four-year-old actor Micheal Ward won the 2020 EE Rising Star Award at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards (BAFTA). Read More

James Bond star injured

BY BRIAN BONITTO Associate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, January, 15 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily recap of stories, events and people who made the news in 2019.  Read More

Ready for the world

By Brian Bonitto Assocate Editor — Auto & Entertainment bonittob@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

SHEVRADO Oliver is one of the new vanguard of male actors aiming to be the next breakout star. Read More

Chappie makes transition

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Sunday, January, 12 2020    

The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues to look at the people, events, and stories that made an impact during 2019.  Read More

Lights, camera, possibilities

By Kediesha Perry Observer writer | Sunday, December, 22 2019    

Film-make r Danielle Russell believes there are growing opportunities for young creatives in Jamaica. This comes after ESIROM (Encouraging Social Influence; Redefining Online Marketing) allowed her to visit Indonesia from September to November to attend the Sama-Sama... Read More

Queen & Slim: more than blackness

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, December, 17 2019    

Screenwriter Lena Waithe and director Melia Matsoukas have both described their maiden feature film Queen & Slim as a meditation on blackness. The truth be told, it is that and so much more. Queen & Slim is a... Read More

FLIGHT keeps soaring

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicabserver.com | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

Flight, the short film by local directors Kia Moses and Adrian McDonald,continues to rake in awards on the international film festival circuit. Read More

Here's to you!

By Aaliyah Cunningham Observer writer aaliyahc@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, December, 4 2019    

STAYING true to its promise to help emerging film-makers produce short films, GATFFEST Film Festival handed over cheques to the winners from its Film Pitch Competition, held in June. Read More

Chappie hailed as true artist

BY RICHARD JOHNSON Observer senior reporter johnsonr@jamaicaobserver.com | Tuesday, November, 26 2019    

Members of the entertainment industry, specifically film, turned out in their numbers to pay their final respects to cinematographer Franklyn “Chappie” St Juste at his funeral at the University Chapel, Mona campus in Kingston, yesterday. Read More



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