Kahlil Joseph will adapt the BLKNWS video installation for a feature film

A24 and Participant will team up with music video writer and artist Kahlil Joe to adapt his video art piece “BLKNWS” into a feature film.

Joseph will make his directorial debut on the film based on his video exhibit of the same name which is Description As a newscast and concept program, it blurs the lines between reportage and art.

Co-produced with Los Angeles Nomadic Division. (EARTH). ‘BLKNWS’ As part of ‘Made in LA 2020: One Version’, the installation was shown in 10 locations in Los Angeles and concluded with the Hammer Museum. The installation features two side-by-side TVs that display a looping video collage of black subjects from the past and present.

The entrant will co-finance and produce “BLKNWS – The Feature Film” (working title) with A24, who will also handle global distribution.

Jeff Skoll, Anikah McLaren and Joseph will serve as executive producers. Onye Anyanwu and Amy Greenleaf will also produce the film with Nicolas Gonda.

Bradford Young, the director of photography “Mother of George”, “Arrival” and “Selma”, as director of photography.

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The “BLKNWS” Agreement was negotiated by Jeannine Tang, General Counsel, Stacey Fong, Senior Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, and Stefanie Holmes, Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs, on behalf of Participant, CAA Media Finance , who organized the shooting of the film. financing, and Richard Thompson at Brecheen Feldman Breimer Silver & Thompson on behalf of the film crew alongside A24.

In addition to his artistic work, Kahlil Joseph is known for his music videos for artists such as Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, and Sampha, among others, and he was the artist Beyoncé originally approached to direct “Lemonade.” film was the result of several directors, the original was shown in art museums across the country.

CAA stands for Joseph.

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