New casting details on the upcoming Searchlight Pictures film ‘Flamin’ Hot’ have been revealed by Deadline. “Flamin’ Hot” tells the true-life story of Richard Montanez, the Frito Lay janitor who took inspiration from his Mexican American heritage to create Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, the snack that disrupted the food industry and became a pop culture phenomenon. […]

During the Oscars, Disney’s Searchlight Pictures released a trailer for the upcoming documentary “Summer Of Soul”. In his acclaimed debut as a filmmaker, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson presents a powerful and transporting documentary—part music film, part historical record created around an epic event that celebrated Black history, culture and fashion. Over the course of six weeks […]

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures “Nomadland” has received three Academy Awards, including Best Motion Picture, Actress in a Leading Role, and Directing. With “Nomadland,” Searchlight Pictures now has 43 Academy Awards including five Best Motion Picture winners since 2009: “Slumdog Millionaire,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Birdman,” “The Shape of Water,” and “Nomadland.” “Nomadland” director Chloé Zhao is now the first Chinese […]

Disney has announced it will be releasing the Searchlight Pictures film “The Art Of Getting By” on Disney+ in the UK and Ireland on Friday 14th May. In “The Art Of Getting By”, Principal Martinson tries to mentor George with a little but of tough love: make up for all his missed assignments in two […]

Searchlight Pictures has released a new behind-the-scenes video of the Oscar-nominated film “Nomadland”. The film is set following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, Fern (Frances McDormand) packs her van and sets off on the road exploring a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. The third feature film […]

This year’s EE British Academy Film Awards have taken place over the weekend and Disney has picked up a number of awards for Pixar’s Soul and Searchlight Pictures “Nomadland”. Pixar’s Soul won two awards: Best Original Score Best Animated Film Soul tells the story of a jazz musician, stuck in a mediocre job, who finally […]

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures is developing a new film called “Empire of Light”. The movie is going to written and directed by Sam Mendes, who has previously directed the past two James Bond films. Olivia Colman is in negotiations to star in the film, she has previously starred in “The Favourite” and “The Crown”. ”Empire Of […]

During this years Sundance Film Festival, Disney’s Searchlight Pictures acquired the global rights to “Summer Of Soul” documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival. The film will be released in theaters on July 2nd and on the same day, it will be available to stream on Hulu.  No international release date on Disney+ has yet be announced. […]

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures has released a trailer for a new horror film “The Night House”. Reeling from the unexpected death of her husband, Beth (Rebecca Hall) is left alone in the lakeside home he built for her. She tries as best she can to keep it together – but then nightmares come. Disturbing visions of […]

Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures film “Tolkien” will be coming to Disney+ in Canada on Friday 2nd April. “Tolkien” explores the formative years of the renowned author’s life as he finds friendship, courage and inspiration among a fellow group of writers and artists at school. Their brotherhood strengthens as they grow up and […]

Disney’s Searchlight Television is developing a brand new series based on the N.K. Jemisin’s fantasy book series “The Inheritance Trilogy”. This series is envisioned as an epic, live-action ongoing fantasy series. Searchlight TV is searching for a writer, director and crew for the upcoming series. “The Inheritance Trilogy” consists of three books: The Hundred Thousand […]

Disney is working on a new series adaption of Victoria Schwab’s novel “City of Ghosts”, with ABC Signature and Searchlight Television working on the series. “City of Ghosts” follows a young teenage girl, Cass, who finds herself embroiled in an epic battle between ghosts and humanity as she discovers powers to see a spectral world […]

Disney’s Searchlight Pictures has acquired the short film, “Wiggle Room”, for its Searchlight Shorts program.  The short was acquired during the Sundance Festival. The short is directed by Julia Baylis and Sam Guest.  It follows Daisy (Deanna Gibson), a teenage paraplegic who is determined to save her wheelchair ramp from repossession and confronts the shady […]

Disney has announced that the Searchlight Pictures film “Nomadland” will be coming to Disney+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland on Canada on Friday 30th April.  “Nomadland” will also be coming to cinemas when they reopen, but with the current restrictions in place, cinemas can’t reopen until mid-May at the earliest. It was recently announced […]