Egyptian director Amr Salama looks to offer a different perspective to the film “American Sniper” through the development of the film “Iraqi Sniper:” “Egyptian director Amr Salama has a bent for tackling hot-button issues that spring forth from his personal experiences. His most recent drama, “Sheikh Jackson,” is about a conservative Muslim cleric tormented by a burning […]

The release of Oscar nominations revealed the first transgender filmmaker to be nominated as a director: “Chile’s ‘A Fantastic Woman,’ nominated for the best foreign language film, also stars trans actress Daniela Vega. Oscar nods for women and minorities drew many of the headlines in Tuesday’s nominations, but this year’s Academy Awards also mark a […]