Lisa Enroth will watch the festival's films in isolation in a hotel in the former Pater Noster Lighthouse.
The Academy Awards are traditionally held at the 3,400-seater Dolby Theater in Los Angeles but because of the coronavirus pandemic, the number of people who will be allowed to attend is unclear.
Theatres are starting to reopen worldwide since going dark in mid-March to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus. Cinema operators hope "Tenet" and other blockbusters will help create a late-summer rebound.
DuVernay's election comes well after the #OscarsSoWhite movement was launched in January 2015 in response to the Academy picking an all-white slate of nominees — the same year "Selma" was in contention.
Film and TV production came to halt around the globe in mid-March but is slowly returning in some countries including New Zealand, where the "Avatar" sequel is being filmed.
Tweeting about the project, NASA administrator Jim Brindestine says there’s a need for more popular media about space to inspire future generations.
India has tightened the chokehold on Kashmiri journalists by deploying methods such as questioning at counterinsurgency centres, arbitrary arrests and invoking of anti-terror law.
As life comes to a standstill for millions, Mediterranean states have been hit heavily with regard to both lives lost and money lost.
The show from Leslye Headland, co-creator of Netflix drama "Russian Doll," would be Disney's latest bid to expand the blockbuster sci-fi franchise on the small screen after the runaway success of "The Mandalorian."
The official site for his latest film says Nobuhiko Obayashi died late Friday. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2016.
Weekend box office revenue has not been at such a low since 2000, according to data firm Comscore, when $54.5 million in tickets were sold on a quiet September weekend.
France is stepping up its effort to contain the virus, but the precautions shut the doors of some of the top tourism landmarks in the country, including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, and Paris' famed Moulin Rouge cabaret.
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