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• 115 Venice: Yorgos Lanthimos' 'Poor Things' Wins Best Film
• 115- La Biennale Cinema 2023 at Venice Lido
The lineup includes octogenarians Woody Allen and Roman Polanski.
115- The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
115-Lorenzo Mattottis-80thVenice IFF
40 Years of Munich Filmfest: A Gift to the Audience
115-Tribeca Gala screenings
• 115- Pasadena Playhouse will receive the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award
115- Electrify Expo is the one-stop shop to kick the tires on all things electric
115- Michael Douglas to receive Honorary Palme d'or at the 76th Festival de Cannes
115- The Cincinnati Music Festival 2023 back at the riverfront
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60 Minutes to receive Insight Award at NAB Show •••
115- 'On the Adamant' wins top Berlinale Prize, the Golden Bear
115- Berlin Film Festival reveals addictions to politics
Climate activists glue themselves to Berlinale's red carpet
115- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" scored big wins
115- Academy Awards Nominations announced
115- Indie Films at Crossroad
115- Is streaming the new hope for indie films?
115- THE CRITICS' TURN - 28th Critics Choice Awards hosted by Chelsea Handler
115-The Golden Globe Awards are back - January 10, 2023
 115- The 11th Annual LA Comic Con 'IT'S A WRAP!!'
115- L.A. Comic Con 2022 to Welcome More Than 140K Fans
115- The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game will ring in on Jan 2nd, 2023
Is Hollywood ready for the Golden Globes' return? But serious questions remain
115-74th Emmy Awards hosted by SNL's Kenan Thomson - List of Winners
115- HFPA to become for-profit organization to save Golden Globes
115- NBA veteran Scottie Pippen and Napa Wine Legend Dave Phinney
to deliver keynote address at The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo
115- TCA cancels in-person Summer Press Tour
115- Emmy Nominations 2022 announced.
115- NBA veteran Scottie Pippen and Napa Wine Legend Dave Phinney
to deliver keynote address at The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo -
115- The PBS Short Film Festival Presents 'Stories that Stick'
• 115- Nominations for the New German Cinema Award 2022 announced
115- With a new empress Elisabeth: CORSAGE premiers worldwide at Cannes
115- CORSAGE opens FILMFEST MÜNCHEN
115- Activist crashes red carpet at Cannes Film Festival
to protest Ukraine sexual violence


115- Billboard Music Award Winners - 2022
115- Ukraine's Kalush Orchestra wins 2022 Eurovision song contest
115-The Weeknd, Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo lead as BBMA's finalists
115- Cannes Film Festival, celebrates its 75th edition
115- Latest technologies and innovations at NAB
115- The 39th PaleyFest LA Returns in Person
115- "CODA" takes Oscar for best picture
Complete OSCAR winners list
115- 27th Critics Choice Award Winners - 2022
115- OSCAR Nominations for 94th AWARDS
115- Alcarràs takes top prize at the Berlinale
101-SAG Awards 2022
115- The Berlin Film Festival kicked off under strict COVID measures
115- The Critics Choice Awards have been postponed
amid COVID-19 concerns
115- Is streaming the new hope for indie films?
115- The Critics Choice Awards have been postponed
amid COVID-19 concerns
115- NAPTE Miami 2022 cancels in-person conference
115- Golden Globe Award winners announced at muted glitz-free ceremony
115- Microsoft Joins Google, Amazon, and others in canceling In-Person Presence
at CES 2022, scheduled to take place January 5 - 8
115- After last year's absence the Rose Parade is back to ring in 2022
115- "Dream Believe, Achieve" TOURNAMENT OF ROSES OFFERS
FIRST SNEAK PEEK AT 2022 ROSE PARADE FLOATS
115- Trends Shaping the Technology of Tomorrow at CES••

2021
115- Hollywood Christmas Parade prime time TV special to air
on The CW Network, Dec 17

115- The Hollywood Christmas Parade returned live on the streets
115- The Hollywood Christmas Parade is back
115- German Currents Film Festival 2021 celebrates German Cinema
22nd Edition of Newport Beach Film Festival runs Oct. 21 thru Oct. 28
115- AutoMobility LA/LA Auto Show 2021" to deliver a knock-out show
102- Former US President Donald Trump announced launch
of TrumpTRUTH Social
115- Industry returns for MIPCOM
Autumn in Cannes
115- CANNES, the jewel among film festival towns
102- Who are the SMART Inventors of Radio WiTel?
115- Netflix nabbs top honors at EMMYS
115- Bayreuther Festspiele opens with first female conductor July 25
115- Languages & The Media rides the wave
115-s90-MAGIC fashion shows, Las Vegas
Top Prize for "Only the Animal" (Seules les betes)
To Cannes Classics 2021!
115- The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival to take place July 6-17
115- FILMFEST MÜNCHEN goes 'Citywide Live' July 1-10
115- 'Herr Bachman' wins Berlin Festival Audience Award
115-s90- sneak peek 2022 RoseParade
"115- BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" finalists
115- The 63rd GRAMMY winners are:
115- 7days of virtual events at the
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 17-23
115- NO New Year's Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football
to ring in the year 2021
115- CES 2021 - Digital Hollywood - 2021
115- NATPE's 2021 Virtual Conference Slate Starting With
Fully Digital NATPE Miami
115- The American Film Market 2020 Online
115- 2020 American Music Awards celebrates 48th edition
"115- "Be Like That" at 2020 Billboard Music Awards
115- Omni Cultural TV Fest's all-day event on interactive platform
115- CALIFORNIA JAZZ & BLUES MUSEUM BARBARA MORRISON
presents a viral streaming event.
115-LA Auto Show Rescheduled To May of 2021
115- AFI Fest joins an array of festivals in going virtual
115- Los Angeles Festival Of Books Goes Virtual on Oct. 18th
115- CES 2021 Canceled Over COVID-19
115- Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination announced
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2021 Roseparade canceled because of the coronavirus
115- The American Film Market resets 2020 Edition as online event
115- The 26th Shanghai TV Festival
with focus on story's quality & energy, 3 - 7, 2020
115- "We Are One' Online Film Festival"
will kick off on Youtube, May 29.
115- FILMFEST MÜNCHEN postponed to 2021
115- SMPTE Transforms Its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Into a Remote Experience
115- Cannes Film Festival Finally Admits:
"It Won't Happen This Summer"
115- Venice Film Festival is going forward as planned
115- Launch of MIPTV ONLINE+
115- NAB SHOW CANCELLS CONVENTION
115- MIPTV 2020 CANCELLED
115- Homage and Honorary Golden Bear 2020 for Helen Mirren
115- "My Salinger Year," kicked off the
Berlin Int'l Film Festival - 18 films are vying for the Golden Bear
115- Brad Pits wins his first acting OSCAR
OSCAR Winners of 1919
115- January awards month in Hollywood ends with 62nd GRAMMYs
• 115- Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, January 12
• 115-
Golden Globe Awards- Winners, January 5, 2020
• 115-
CES, a Global Stage for Innovation, Jan 7 - 10th
115- OSCAR Nominations
"Marriage Story," "Once Upon a Time..." and "Parasite"
•••lead the 2020 Oscar nominations

115- 17th Brandon Tartikoff Award at NATPE, Founainebleau, Miami Beach
115- Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez will ride as Grand Marshals
• 115- Pasadena Celebrates New Year 2020 with the Rose Parade
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Train Festival 2023 draws large crowds at Los Angeles Union Station
115- The 39th PaleyFest LA Returns in Person
115- "My Salinger Year," kicked off
the Berlin Int'l Film Festival - 18 films are vying for the Golden Bear
115- WHATS TRENDING at MIP-TV
115- The future of mobility at LA Auto Show, Nov. 22 - Dec. 1, 2019
Automobility LA Press & Trade Days, Nov. 18 - 21
115- CANNES, the jewel among festival towns
115- Coffee Fest at Western Food Service & Hospitality Expo
115- An annual melting pot for global ideas at SIGGRAPH 2019
115- Movie goers select their favorite film from the festival program
115- The Munich Film Fest CineMerit Award Goes to Ralph Fiennes and
Antonio Banderas
115- The Munich Film Fest, June 27 - July 7
About FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, June 27 to July 7, 2019
115- 22nd Shanghai Int'l Film Festival glitters, June 15-24
115- NEWFILMMAKERS LA
115- CineMerit Award Goes to Ralph Fiennes
115- MUNICH FILM FEST to honor filmmaker Bong Joon Ho
115-KCET and PBS SoCal Nominated for 56 Southern California Journalism Awards
The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design, April 21 - May 19
115- Mobile World congress buzzes with 5G realities.


115- Nancy O'Dell to ride as Grandmarshall of the
87th Hollywood Christmas Parade
115- Automobility LA -Press & Trade Days,
at the LA Convention Center, Oct. 26 - 29
115- American Film Market under way in Santa Monica.
115-Major Global Producers in the spotlight at MIP Cancun
115- Digital Hollywood, Fall, Skirball Ctr. Los Angeles
115- The 70th Primtime Emmy Awards, September 17
115-China will be MIPCOM's 2018 Country of Honor
115 A Glimpse forward to MIPCOM 2018, Oct. 15-18
115- Showtime® limited series "Escape at Dannemora"
115- The 90th Academy Awards- Oscar Winners
115-Oscars No Shows, 1960 - 2016
• 115- America clebrates the New Year with the 129th Rose Parade,
presented by Honda
115- Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise
selected as Grand Marshal at the 129th Rose Parade

115- The 86th Hollywood Christmas Parade
115- Dr.Oz rides as Grand Marshal in the 86th
Hollywood Christmas Parade
115- Audi sponsors AFI Fest Nov 9 -16
A115- American Film Market 2017
115- NAB Show, Javits Convention Center, New York, Oct. 18-19
"Created in New York Award" at 2017 NAB
115- MIPCOM, Cannes, France, October 16-19
115- Bayreuther Festspiele, Bayreuth, Germany July 25 - August 28
115- Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo, August 27-29
115- SIGGRAPH 2017 Honors Emerging Technology
and Innovation in Computer Graphics
115- Munich Filmfest 2017

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Venice: Yorgos Lanthimos' 'Poor Things' Wins Best Film
•••• The 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival has come to a close, with this year's Competition jury, led by American filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Babylon), awarding the coveted Best Film Golden Lion to Yorgos Lanthimos' "Poor Things."
•••• Actress Caterina Murino hosted the opening and closing nights of the 80th Venice International Film Festival 2023 within La Biennale di Venezia, directed by Alberto Barbera. She also hosted the closing ceremony on Saturday 9 September, when the winners of the Lions and other official prizes of the 80th Venice Film Festival were announced.
Winners of the 80th Venice Film Festival 2023?
Poor Things
•••• A fantastical feminist fable about Victorian-era female empowerment starring Emma Stone as Isabella Baxter, the woman who struggles to understand the restrictive patriarchy of the world around her, and then proceeds to dismantle it.

Golden Lion - "Poor Things"
•••• The 80th edition of the Venice Film Festival has come to a close, with this year's Competition jury, led by American filmmaker Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Babylon), awarding the coveted Best Film Golden Lion to Yorgos Lanthimos' Poor Things.

Best Director Award - Matteo Garrone ("Me Captain")
•••• Matteo Garrone won the best director award for his migration drama Me Captain, while newcomer Seydou Sarr won the best young actor award for his performance of a Senegalese teenager who leaves home on a quest to reach Europe in the film. The young actor broke down in tears before stammering out his thank yous to the Venice jury.

Best Young Actor Award - Seydou Sarr
•••• Newcomer Seydou Sarr won the best young actor award for his performance of a Senegalese teenager who leaves home on a quest to reach Europe in the film. The young actor broke down in tears before stammering out his thank yous to the Venice jury.

Best Actress - "Priscilla Presley"
•••• Cailee Spaeny won best actress for her portrayal of Priscilla Presley in Sofia Coppola's Priscilla, while Peter Sarsgaard won best actor for Michel Franco's Memory, playing a man suffering from dementia. He used his speech to comment on the strikes.

Special Jury Award - Agnieszka Holland ("Green Border")
•••• Polish director Agnieszka Holland won a special jury award for Green Border, her harrowing drama on the plight of refugees caught on the border between Belarus and Poland. Members of Poland's far-right government, including Polish Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro have attacked Holland online for the film, comparing it to "Nazi propaganda." The director says she will sue for defamation if Ziobro does not formally apologize and retract his comments.

Best Documentary Prize - "Thank You Very Much"
•••• Alex Braverman took Venice's best documentary prize for Thank You Very Much, which looks at the career of legendary comedian and prankster Andy Kaufman. Braverman paid tribute to the late Kaufman in his acceptance speech, saying the comedian was "as relevant now as he ever was."

The Lion of the Future Prize - "Love is a Gun" ••••
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Love is a Gun, the directorial debut of Taiwanese actor Lee Hong-chi won the Lion of the Future prize for best first feature in Venice this year. The drama follows an ex-convict desperately trying to go straight. French director Alice Diop (Saint Omer) headed the jury that presented the award.

Best Film in the Horizons sidebar - "Explanation for Everything"
•••• Explanation for Everything is a Hungarian drama from director Gabor Reisz, which looks at the culture wars in central Europe, took the top prize for best film in the Horizons sidebar.

Best Director Honor in Horizons - "Paradise is Burning"
•••• Swedish filmmaker Mika Gustafson took the best director honor in Horizons for her drama Paradise is Burning.
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The lineup includes octogenarians Woody Allen and Roman Polanski.
•••• The 80th Venice International Film Festival organized by La Biennale di Venezia will take place at the Venice Lido from August 30 to September 9. It is the oldest film festival in the world and one of the "Big Three" film festivals.
••• "Comandante," directed by Edoardo De Angelis, will serve as the festival's opening film on 30 August and "Society of the Snow" has been scheduled as the Festival's closing film.
•••• Bradley Cooper's Leonard Bernstein drama "Maestro," Sofia Coppola's Priscilla Presley movie, Michael Mann's "Ferrari," David Fincher's "The Killer" and Ava DuVernay's "Origin" will make their world debuts at the Venice International Film Festival.
•••• The Festival is also set to headline films directed by Woody Allen and Roman Polanski, despite Hollywood's distaste for the directors due to their histories of sexual misconduct accusations.
•••• Despite Polanski being accused of sexual assault of a minor in 1977, his film "The Palace," set in in a Swiss Hotel on New Year's Eve, will be featured in the festival as well as Allen's film "Coup de Chance," a French thriller, is to premiere at the festival, regardless of being accused of sexual assault in 1992.
•••• The lineup for the 80th edition of the festival, which -- despite the flashy names behind the films -- could have a little less Hollywood glamour than usual gracing the red carpet if the Hollywood actors and writers strikes stretch on. As part of the strike, actors cannot promote projects from the studios and streamers with whom the union is negotiating.
•••• The prestigious film festival already lost one high-profile premiere to the labor disputes in the U.S. in Luca Guadagnino's tennis drama "Challengers," starring Zendaya, which had been set to play in the opening night slot but has now been pushed to 2024. But Alberto Barbera, the director of the Venice Film Festival, said that the strikes' effects on the festival lineup had otherwise been minimal.
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115- Lorenzo Mattotti creates official poster for Venice Inter'l Film Festival - TVIMagazine
••• Italian illustrator and artist Lorenzo Mattotti is, for the sixth consecutive year, the author of the image for the official poster, and for the fifth year, of the opening sequence for the Venice International Film Festival of La Biennale di Venezia, this year in its 80th edition (August 30 - 9 September 2023).
•••• The image chosen for the poster this year "is inspired by the tradition of on the road movies," explains Lorenzo Mattotti, and in this way seeks to express feelings of freedom, adventure, the discovery of new territories. I played with the graphics - underscores the author - to represent new worlds that can be explored through Cinema.
•••• We are convinced that there is a great future for Cinema that looks forward and ventures down new paths. Furthermore, the Venice International Film Festival is celebrating its 80th edition this year and we wanted to commemorate that in the number that appears on the license plate of an imagined car. Naturally, many are the films that can be evoked by this image, such as Il sorpasso, Easy Rider or Thelma and Louise. May each of us find our own on the road movie. This is our wish for Cinema, may it go far and sprint towards the future. A future of exploration, in search of new frontiers: a colourful luminous Cinema".
•••• Lorenzo Mattotti lives and works in Paris. He began his career in the late 1970s as a comic artist and in the early 1980s founded the Valvoline group with other illustrators. In 1984 he created Fuochi, which was greeted as an event in the world of comic art, and won important international awards. In cinema, he collaborated in 2004 on Eros by Wong Kar-Wai, Soderbergh and Antonioni, and was responsible for the presentation segments of each episode. He was a creative consultant for Pinocchio by Enzo D'Alò. In Incidenti, Signor Spartaco, Doctor Nefasto, L'uomo alla finestra and many more books, all the way to Stigmate published in Italy by Einaudi, Mattotti's work has evolved following an extremely consistent constant.
••••His books have been translated around the world. He publishes in newspapers and magazines such as The New Yorker, Le Monde, Das Magazin, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Nouvel Observateur, Corriere della Sera and Repubblica. He has illustrated many books for children including Pinocchio and Eugenio, which won the Grand Prix in Bratislava in 1993. He has held many solo exhibitions including an anthological exhibition at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome, at the FransHals museum in Haarlem and at the Musei di Porta Romana. He creates posters, covers, advertising campaigns and is the author of the Cannes 2000 poster and the posters for the Estate Romana festival.
•••• In May 2019, he presented to great acclaim in the Un certain regard section of the Cannes Film Festival, his first animated feature-length film as author and director, titled "La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia" (The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily) inspired by the fable/apologue by
Dino Buzzati.
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The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo weekend event - By Gary Sunkin

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ANAHEIM, CA - Aug. 4, 2023 -- The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo will be held from August 6-8 at the Anaheim Convention Center, and co-located with Coffee Fest Anaheim, the business resource for the specialty coffee and beverage industry. This premier 3-day event will offer the hottest menu trends, state-of-the-art design and décor, the best in business education, and hundreds of exhibitors offering the newest food products, technology, and equipment. The tradeshow and conference is sponsored by the California Restaurant Association (www.calrest.org).
•••• Highlights of the three-day event include:
•••• The exhibit hall will showcase hundreds of leading vendors, demonstrating and sampling productsandservicesfortherestaurant,foodservice,andspecialtybeveragemarkets. There will be three new food pavilions where attendees can find new items for their menus.
•••• The NEW Vegan and Gluten Free Showcase will feature Before the Butcher, Too Good to be Foods, Arnel's Originals, GrownAsFood, Myrtle Greens, Umaro Bacon, Hope and Sesame, Never Better Foods, Bean Vivo Organics and many more.
•••• The NEW Korean Food Pavilion, presented by the Korean Rice Foodstuffs Association will feature Maiko, Nature Oda, Myungrang HotDog, Young Poong Co., JINMI, Seoul Jangsoo, Semchorong, HumanWell and others.
•••• The Food & Beverage Trends Pavilion will include dozens of companies including Bari Olive Oil, Crescent Foods, Daniels Meats, Golden Malted Waffles, California Hot Sauce, Drum Rock Products and many more.
•••• The Center Stage Culinary Area, sponsored by Lamb Weston and United Robotics Group will feature demonstrations by local chefs including Mareya Ibrahim, Shaun O'Neale, Mel Cottingham, Riley Baird and Deanna "Bomb Chica" Colon in addition to exciting competitions. mpetition Bourbon Edition will take place Savage & Cooke Distillery
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40 Years of Munich Filmfest: A Gift to the Audience - TVIMagazine
It's that time again: this evening, June 23, the 40th edition of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN held its opening gala in Munich. Some 1,500 guests from the arts, the film industry, and local government attended the ceremony at the Gasteig HP8 venue for concerts and cultural events.
•••• More than 20 members of the cast and crew of the opening film "The Persian Version" attended the opening gala at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. Among them were director Maryam Keshavarz and lead actresses Layla Mohammadi and Niousha Noor.
•••• They presented a culture-clash comedy and cross-generational portrait that uses humor to dissolve boundaries and provide a positive outlook during moments of bitter reality. The film is a story about Leila and her Iranian parents, who immigrated to the United States in the 1960s. As she tries to figure out her identity, Leila is torn not only between her two parents as a child of divorce, but also between two opposing cultures. It is a balancing act that she learns to master. As an added touch, the film team put on its own playlist after the screening, bringing the exuberant mood of the film to Munich.
•••• The approximately 1,500 invited guests who celebrated the opening of the 40th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN together included such prominent figures from the arts scene as Rufus Beck, Veronica Ferres, Iris Berben and Dr. Maria Furtwängler, as well as many other film directors, actors, actresses, and producers from Germany and abroad, along with the distinguished members of the festival juries, including Doris Dörrie, Friedrich Mücke, and Sophie Linnenbaum, and prominent political figures, including Bavaria's minister of digital affairs, Judith Gerlach, and Munich's vice-mayor, Katrin Habenschaden.
•••• Diana Iljine took the opportunity at the opening of the 40th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN to thank her team: "We as a team are here to provide a platform for creative people. And we do that with so much affection and so meticulously. That's magnificent. I wish to thank everyone who has been working tirelessly behind the scenes for months to prepare this festival, this anniversary. Now let's celebrate it together!"
•••• Minister of Digital Affairs Judith Gerlach highlighted the exceptional standing that Munich and Bavaria have in the film industry: "Over the forty years of its existence, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has developed into Germany's largest summertime movie festival. And that's not by chance. Munich is home to outstanding production companies and studios. Digital film specialists work here on Hollywood blockbusters. Munich is a capital of filmmaking. And FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is the glittering showcase of this marvelous German and Bavarian film industry."
•••• Vice-Mayor Katrin Habenschaden was particularly enthusiastic about the films from the African continent as well as the stimulating program of supporting events: "Despite having turned 40, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has remained young and audacious. The program reflects this; it is particularly wide-ranging this year and includes a focus on Africa, one of the most fascinating regions for cinema. The associated panel discussions and places for meeting up are valuable assets to the Filmfest. This is where the arts reveal what they can do best, namely bring different people together to create a community. With this anniversary film festival, Diana Iljine is delivering an impressive farewell performance that will hopefully resonate well."
•••• Festival director Diana Iljine also thanked all the partners and award sponsors for their unwavering commitment to FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.
•••• For this year's anniversary edition, the Filmfest has dug into the archives and will be screening, free of charge, some of the highlights from the four decades of its existence, from well-known classics to best-kept secrets. Munich audiences loved the Oscar-nominated film "Beyond Silence" by Caroline Link when it was screened in 1996. The film tells the story of a young woman named Lara, the daughter of deaf parents, who searches for and finds her own way through life. "Born in Flames" by Lizzie Borden, "Beautiful Dead Girls" by Dalibor Matani? and Jakob Lass's "Love Steaks" are also waiting to be discovered. "Young Soul Rebels" by British director and video artist Sir Isaac Julien, who came to Munich in May as part of a collaboration with Museum Brandhorst, will be screened as well.
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115-Tribeca Gala screenings
•••• The festival opened Wednesday evening with the North American premiere of "Kiss the Future," a documentary produced by Matt Damon and Ben Affleck about how artists and musicians formed an underground community of resistance during the siege of Sarajevo in the 1990s, and the 1997 U2 concert celebrating the liberation of the Bosnian capital.
•••• "We are grateful to the people of Sarajevo and to U2 for giving us the opportunity to help tell this special story," Damon said in a statement. "Though this event happened almost 30 years ago, we feel it has strong relevance to today's world, serving as a powerful reminder that human creativity can provide a powerful antidote to even the most horrific of situations."
•••• In a separate statement after the selection was announced, U2's Bono said, "We know U2's marquee is helpful in getting the lives of these local heroes to a wider audience, but even at my most puffed up I couldn't have imagined our tiny role being given so much care, attention and screen time by [director] Nenad Cicin-Sain. If defiance is the essence of romance, then the people of Sarajevo are the most romantic figures. Viva Sarajevo!"
•••• The festival will also feature world premiere gala screenings of documentaries about Carlos Santana (Carlos), Cyndi Lauper (Let the Canary Sing) and French Montana (For Khadija, executive produced by Drake and Diddy), with performances by each artist after the screening of their respective documentary. And Megan Thee Stallion will participate in a live conversation.
•••• The closing night marks the 30th anniversary of Robert De Niro's directorial debut with a screening of a restored version of "A Bronx Tale," starring De Niro and Chazz Palminteri, adapted from Palminteri's one-man play (June 17). The screening is followed by a conversation with De Niro, Palminteri, producer Jane Rosenthal, and The New Yorker's David Remnick
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115- Diane von Furstenberg to keynote Tribeca Film Festival
•••• This year's program, taking place Wed June 7 - Sunday June 18, will include a keynote from Diane von Furstenberg, Founder and Co-Chairwoman of DVF, in conversation with comedian Seth Meyers about the origins of her namesake company, her predictions for the fashion industry, and her advice for a younger generation of women entrepreneurs. In another keynote conversation, leaders at two iconic American companies, General Electric Global Chief Marketing Officer Linda Boff and General Motors Senior Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Alan Wexler will discuss how both experimentation and data-driven insights impact their brand narratives, what role corporate social responsibility plays in business, and how they leverage the power of storytelling to inform consumers during their companies' moments of historic transformation.

DianeVonFurstenberg150+.jpgDuring a career of nearly five decades, Diane von Furstenberg has exhibited an expert level of staying power through savviness and adaptation. From building a fashion brand from scratch to pivoting to QVC and relaunching her company to engaging a new generation of women in the digital age, her personal brand and businesses have flourished, achieving global popularity and recognition. Her philanthropic work has empowered women all over the world and her charitable donations have reshaped New York City's landscape for the better.
•••• In a conversation with Seth Meyers, von Furstenberg will speak on the origins of her namesake company, her predictions for the fashion industry, and her advice for a younger generation of women entrepreneurs.
•••• Diane von Furstenberg is a fashion designer, philanthropist, author, and Founder and Co-Chairwoman. In 1974, she created the iconic wrap dress, which became a symbol of power and independence for women and grew into a global brand. Diane has received a vast array of accolades; Lifetime Achievement Away from the CFDA, named one of TIME's 100 Most Influential People, inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame, Chevalier de la Légion D'Honneur from France and Commandeur de l'Ordre de la Couronne from her native Belgium. Most recently, she received the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Woman of Leadership Award for her remarkable leadership and dedication to women. She currently serves on the boards of Vital Voices, and the CFDA.

Seth Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning writer, New York Times bestselling author and host of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Meyers." Meyers began his TV career with "Saturday Night Live" in 2001, where he was a cast member for 13 seasons. He served as head writer for nine seasons and "Weekend Update" anchor for eight. In 2019, he released his debut standup special, "Lobby Baby," on Netflix. Meyers executive produces Peacock's "The Amber Ruffin Show," IFC's "Documentary Now!," and in total has garnered 27 Emmy nominations. His children's book, "I'm Not Scared, You're Scared," was released in March 2022.
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• 115- Pasadena Playhouse will receive the 2023 Regional Theatre Tony Award

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•••• The Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, is only the second Los Angeles institution to earn the honor
•••• The prize, which includes a $25,000 grant, will be presented at the 76th Tony Awards on June 11 in New York.
•••• Since the Writers Guild of America agreed to not picket the event, thus allowing the televised broadcast to proceed in a revised form.
•••• The Mark Taper Forum, was the first L.A. theater to receive the Regional Theatre Tony in 1977. Additional Southern California recipients are the Old Globe in 1984, South Coast Repertory in 1988 and La Jolla Playhouse in 1993.
•••• The Pasadena Play House doesn't lack the experiences of various crisis. In 2010 it was close to shutting down when most of the staff was laid off and the rreminder of the season cancelle while filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Rescued by the generous donors, the theater was back when producing artistic director Danny Feldman was appointed to succeed long-term artistic director Sheldon Epps in 2016.
•••• Founded in 1917 by Gilmor Brown, a resourceful theater enthusiast, Pasadena Playhouse began as a community theater. Early success inspired more than a thousand community members to buy the land at 39 S. El Molino Ave., on which a state-of-the-art theater was planned. In 1925, the attractive Spanish Colonial Revival building, now included in the National Register of Historic Places, opened its doors
•••• Under Brown's leadership, the theater drew attention through its programming ambition
•••••Survival of the Pasadena Play Playhas has been touch-and-go but now brought a welcome prize, The Tony Award.
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115- Electrify Expo is the one-stop shop to kick the tires on all things electric - By Gary Sunkin (Television Int'l Magazine)
•••• Electrify Expo will take place May 20-21, 2023 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
•••• It is North America's largest electric vehicle festival. Attendees at this year's Electrify Expo will ride, drive and demo the world's top electric cars and trucks alongside electric motorcycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, e-skateboards and more.
•••• In addition to automakers, Long Beach attendees will experience exciting e-bike, e-scooter, and other micromobility products from one to four wheels from top brands.
•••• Press Day for Electrify Industry Day happens on May 19. It's an event for networking with EV and micromobility professionals and discussing the latest trends, analysis, and insights during a full day of programming and brand engagement.
•••• Speakers and panelists include industry mega-minds from Ford, Walmart, Hyundai, MotorTrend, the EPA and more!
•••• Attendees at this year's Electrify Expo rode, drove and demostrated the world's top electric cars and trucks alongside electric motorcycles, e-bikes, e-scooters, and e-skateboards. Including:

• BMW: i7, iX xDrive50, iX M60, i4 eDrive 35, i4 eDrive 40, i4 M50
• Chrysler: Pacifica Hybrid
• Ford: Mach E, F150 Lightning
• Kia: EV9 and EV6
• Mitsubishi: Outlander PHEV
• Tesla: Models S, 3, X, Y
• Toyota: Rav4 Prime, Prius, Tundra Hybrid, bZrx, Mirai
• Volvo: All-electric XC40 Recharge and C40 Recharge;
Plug-in Hybrid XC60 Recharge and XC90
• RechargeVolkswagen: ID.4

Plus other micromobility products from one to four wheels from top brands including:
• Cake
• GIANT
• NIU
• Onewheel
• Ryvid Motorcycles
• Stacyc
And so many more!
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115- Michael Douglas to receive Honorary Palme d'or at the 76th Festival de Cannes
" It is always a breath of fresh air to be at Cannes, which has long provided a wonderful platform for bold creators, artistic audacities and excellence in storytelling. From my first time here in 1979 for "The China Syndrome" to my most recent premiere for "Behind the Candelabra" in 2013, the Festival has always reminded me that magic of cinema is not just in what we see onscreen but in its ability to impact people all around the world. After more than 50 years in the business, it's an honor to return to the Croisette to open the Festival and embrace our shared global language of film." Michael Douglas
•••• 32nd Festival de Cannes, time to walk up those red carpet Steps. Michael Douglas arrived for the first time on the Croisette. He was with actors Jane Fonda and Jack Lemmon, as well as director James Bridges for the presentation of "The China Syndrome." Thirteen years later, in 1992, the sulphurous "Basic Instinct," by Paul Verhoeven was presented in Competition. Shaking up the thriller genre, the film was the talk of the Croisette: it propelled Sharon Stone to the rank of international icon and confirmed the power of Michael Douglas' talent. In 1993, Joel Schumacher's Falling Down was presented in Competition, for the American actor's third participation at the Festival.
•••• Michael Douglas will receive the Palme d'or d'honneur at the 76th Festival de Cannes, in recognition of his brilliant career as well as his engagement for cinema. The Festival de Cannes will pay a tribute to him during the Opening Ceremony broadcasted live on France 2 and internationally on Brut. Tuesday, May 16.
•••• He reappeared on the Steps only 20 years later, with "Behind the Candelabra" by Steven Soderbergh. Transformed, moving and at the apex of his art, Michael Douglas played the famous singer and pianist Liberace. But his history with the Festival de Cannes began long before all this, through his father, Kirk Douglas, a lover of France and its cinema. The latter had marked the history of the Festival by presiding over the Jury in 1980. With the strength of his conviction and his character, he awarded the Palme d'Or to Akira Kurosawa and to Bob Fosse for "Kagemusha and All That Jazz."
•••• Michael Douglas has inherited his father's love for motion pictures, the kind of love that gives faith in the power of a film and spurs the desire to defend it body and soul. "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest" by Milo Forman is proof of this; it is his first production in collaboration with Saul Zaentz and it gave him 9 Oscar nominations and the film was awarded Best Picture in 1975.
•••• Michael Douglas has worked as an actor with the greatest in the industry, such as Robert Zemeckis in "Romancing the Stone" (1984), Ridley Scott in "Black Rain" (1989) or Barry Levinson in "Disclosure" (1994). With Oliver Stone, he won the Oscar for Best Actor in 1987 for his portrayal of Gordon Gekko, a greedy New York broker in "Wall Street." The sequel, "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" was screened Out of Competition at the 63rd Festival de Cannes.
•••• In addition to his valuable contribution to cinema, Michael Douglas advocates multiple causes. In his capacity as a United Nations Messenger of Peace, he has been committed to nuclear disarmament across the world since 1998 and he has also been a longstanding advocate of gun control in the United States.
•••• To complete the tribute to Michael Douglas, a previously unreleased documentary by Amine Mestari, produced by Folamour with the support of Ciné+ and soon to be broadcast on Arte, will be shown on the Festival site for two days, from Sunday May 14 at 6pm to Tuesday May 16 at 6pm.
•••• This special documentary MICHAEL DOUGLAS, THE PRODIGAL SON shows how Michael, an actor and producer like his father Kirk, had to embrace their resemblance throughout his remarkable career in order to assert his difference. The time to learn how to become Michael when your name is Douglas.
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• 115-The Cincinnati Music Festival back to the Cincinnati Riverfront
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••• 2023 represents The Festival's 59th year of bringing top R&B talent to Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Music Festival will take place July 20 - 22.
••• Originally called the Ohio Valley Jazz Festival when it was first held in 1962, the Cincinnati Music Festival has grown and evolved into a spectacular three-day event on Cincinnati's riverfront. Starting out as an all-jazz concert, over the years it has grown into a three-day festival featuring great music from the hottest stars in R&B, jazz, soul, and hip-hop, as well as up and coming artists. Past performers include Aretha Franklin, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Luther Vandross, Gerald Levert, Patti Labelle, New Edition, Earth Wind and Fire, Lakeside, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Janet Jackson and many others
••• By the year 2000, the festival was the largest of its kind in the United States, drawing more than 50,000 people annually from all across the country. The festival has been held at various sites through its nearly 60 year history, including French Lick Indiana, the Carthage Fairgrounds, and the Hamilton County Fairgrounds before landing at its current home in Paycor Stadium on Cincinnati's river
front.

••• Accompanied by a street festival dubbed Festival 513, the Cincinnati Music Festival has an estimated annual economic output of $107 million, according to the Greater Cincinnati Center for Economic Education at the University of Cincinnati. 2015 marked the first of many years in partnership with Cincinnati based global company P&G.
 
•••• The Cincinnati Music Festival Presented by P&G is co-promoted by The Santangelo Group and Ohio Valley Entertainment. 2023 represents The Festival's 59th year of bringing top R&B talent to Cincinnati.  

About The Santangelo Group:
The Santangelo Group, led by Owner Joe Santangelo, has promoted or co-promoted the Cincinnati Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium since 2005.  Prior to that, they promoted the Festival as the Coors Light Music Festival, the Kool Jazz Festival and the Ohio Valley Music Festival stretching back to 1962.  In addition to the Cincinnati Festival in Cincinnati, The Santangelo Group promotes the Hampton Jazz Festival in Hampton, VA.

About Ohio Valley Entertainment (OVE):
OVE is an entertainment company created to co-promote the Macy's Festival in 2006. In addition to its involvement in the Cincinnati Festival, OVE has promoted other events at Paul Brown Stadium including the 2012 Kenny Chesney/Tim McGraw "Brothers of the Sun" tour.
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60 MINUTES TO RECEIVE INSIGHT AWARD FROMLIBRARY OF AMERICAN BROADCASTING FOUNDATION AT 2023 NAB SHOW
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Washington, D.C. -- Venerated television news magazine "60 Minutes" will receive the second annual Insight Award from the Library of American Broadcasting Foundation (LABF) during the Welcome Session at the 2023 NAB Show on April 17 in Las Vegas, Nev. The award recognizes the iconic program's 55-year history of excellence in broadcast journalism.
•••• Reflective of LABF's purpose, the Insight Award recognizes an individual or organization for an outstanding artistic or journalistic work or body of work that enhances the public's understanding of the role, operation, history or impact of media in our society. Actor, director and educator LeVar Burton was the inaugural recipient of the award during the 2022 NAB Show.
•••• Created in 1968 by Don Hewitt and first hosted by Mike Wallace and Harry Reasoner, "60 Minutes" employs a magazine format of hard-hitting investigative reports, newsmaker interviews, feature segments and in-depth profiles. Over the years, the program has elevated a pantheon of broadcast journalists into household names, including Morley Safer, Lesley Stahl, Ed Bradley, Diane Sawyer, Steve Kroft, Christiane Amanpour, Scott Pelley, Bill Whitaker and Anderson Cooper.
•••• "60 Minutes" is the recipient of more Emmy Awards than any other primetime program and was honored with a special Lifetime Achievement Emmy. The program has also been awarded almost every broadcast journalism honor, including 25 Peabody awards for excellence in television broadcasting.
•••• Considered the most successful broadcast in television history, the program has finished among Nielsen's annual top-10 highest-rated programs for a record 23 consecutive seasons. During the 2021-2022 season, "60 Minutes" finished as the week's top-rated primetime broadcast seven times. Currently in its 55th season, "60 Minutes" airs on Sunday nights on CBS and is available for streaming on CBSNews.com and Paramount+.
•••• Bill Owens, executive producer of "60 Minutes," will accept the award at NAB Show on behalf of the program. Owens was named executive producer in February 2019 after previously serving as executive director and a senior producer of the program for 12 years. During his 35-year career at CBS News, he has worked in a number of producer roles including as senior broadcast producer for "CBS Evening News" and as the CBS News senior White House producer. He has received many awards including numerous Emmy Awards, an Edward R. Murrow Overall Excellence Award and an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award, to name a few. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Towson University, his alma mater, in May 2012.
•••• "'60 Minutes' has set the standard for broadcast journalism during its historic run, enriching the lives of generations of Americans with its coverage of the events, people and stories that shape our lives," said LABF Co-chairs Jack Goodman, former NAB general counsel and longtime DC-based Communications attorney and Heidi Raphael, Beasley Media Group Chief Communications Officer. "The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation is thrilled to honor '60 Minutes' with the Insight Award in recognition of its seminal place in television history, trailblazing legacy of prestigious journalism and outstanding contributions to our society."

• About the LABF
The Library of American Broadcasting Foundation serves the philanthropic arm of the Library of American Broadcasting, the nation's most extensive collection of broadcast history, policy and tradition, including historical documents, professional papers, oral and video histories, books, scripts and photographs preserved at the University of Maryland. In addition, the LABF presents the Annual Giants of Broadcasting Event, which pays tribute to trailblazers in the radio and television industry.
For more information, please visit www.tvradiolibrary.org.

• About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age.
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115- 'On the Adamant' wins top Berlinale Prize, the Golden Bear
•••• The most important awards at the Berlinale are the Golden Bear and the Silver Bears. They are presented by the International Jury to films in the Competition and belong to the most renowned awards in the international film industry.
••• After a celebratory start, the 2023 Berlinale was delighted to report a lively audience interest. Full cinemas, glamourous Red Carpets and numerous prominent guests marked the first part of the Berlinale. The latest highlight was the awarding of the Honorary Golden Bear for Lifetime Achievement to US director Steven Spielberg. In front of a standing ovation of an audience of 1,600, he accepted the prestigious award after a laudatory speech given by U2 singer Bono at the Berlinale Palast. Already before entering the hall, there had been a standing ovation lasting several minutes.
•••• "If this honor means that my work has found a home in Germany, then tonight, I feel like I'm home too," Spielberg said (via Variety). "This honor has particular meaning for me because I'm a Jewish director. I'd like to believe that this is a small moment in a much larger, ongoing effort of healing the broken places of history &endash; what Jews call Tikkun Olam, the repairing and restoring of the world."

Berlinale 2023: Golden and Silver Bear winners

• Golden Bear: 'On the Adamant' ...

• Silver Bear, Grand Jury Prize: 'Afire' ...

• Silver Bear, Jury Prize: 'Bad Living' ...

• Silver Bear for best director: 'The Plough' ...

• Silver Bear for best leading performance: Sofia Otero. ...

• Silver Bear for best supporting performance: Thea Ehre.

• Silver Bear for Best Screenplay &endash; "Music," Angela Schanelec

• Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Contribution -- Disco Boy," Hélène Louvart, cinematography

Encounters winners:

Best Film -- "Here," Bas Devos
Best Director -- "The Echo," Tatiana Huezo
Special Jury Award -- "Orlando, My Political Biography," Paul B. Preciado; "Samsara," Lois Patino

Documentary winners:

Best Documentary -- "The Echo," Tatiana Huezo
Documentary Special Mention -- "Orlando, My Political Biography," Paul B. Preciado
Best First Feature -- "The Klezmer Project," Leandro Koch, Paloma Schahmann
Berlinale Shorts winners:
Golden Bear -- "Les Chenilles," Michelle Keserwany, Noel Keserwany
Silver Bear -- "Dipped in Black," Matthew Thorne, Derik Lynch
Special Mention -- "It's a Date," Nadia Parfan

Berlinale 2023 Highlights:
•••• Nahom Abraham from Eritrea has won the top prize for best film, and $5,000, in the Berlinale's 2023 NEFTI award for his film Home, a drama about a couple longing to be reunited.
•••• Mihk Vergara and Miko Livelo from the Philippines took the NEFTI Audience Viewers Choice award, along with the $2,000 prize for You Are Gathered Here Today, a story about a man who returns home to the Philippines to bury his father and reunite with his best friends.
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•••• The third finalist was Zoulikha Tahar from Algeria for her film Leila's Night Of Joy, about a girl who, on her 25th birthday, finally stands up for herself and takes her life into her own hands.
•••• A panel of judges, including actress Vivica A. Fox, Oscar-winning producer Bruce Cohen (American Beauty) and Fox/Disney President, of feature post-production Ted Gagliano, picked the NEFTI winners together with last year's competition winner Minenhle Luthuli, selected the three finalists.
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115- Berlin Film Festival reveals addictions to politics
Climate activists glue themselves to Berlinale's red carpet
BERLIN, Feb 16 -- The 73rd Berlin International Film Festival is in full swing and kicked off with GoldenBearBerlinale200.jpegpolitics, one cinematic low and a memorable high.
•••• A man and a woman glued themselves to the red carpet at the opening of Berlin's film festival on Thursday, calling on the German government and society to take more action to fight climate change.
•••The two activists glued themselves to the carpet after the arrival of film stars at the Berlinale Palast for the festival's opening ceremony, featuring a video address by Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and the premier of "She Came To Me", directed by U.S. director Rebecca Miller.
•••• The Last Generation group, which was behind the protest, said the current government and society are the last ones left with a chance of preventing the course to a climate hell with billions of deaths.
•••• "Advertising for sustainability on a small scale, like the Berlinale does, is important, but it will not save us on its own. We need to turn things around now," Raphael Voellmy, one of the activists, said in a statement.
•••• "If we continue escaping from reality, we will tear the first climate tipping points and unleash a deadly avalanche from which there is no escape," Lisa Winkelmann, the other activist, said.
•••• The protest did not interrupt the festival's opening ceremony.

Let's start with the politics...The topic was discussed during the opening jury press conference.

•••• The festival has never been shy about its political leanings and how engaged it is with current events. This 73rd festival was all about that from the get-go. It's no surprise, as Russia's war on Ukraine continues to rage on and Iranian citizens continue to be imprisoned and executed by a regime determined to destroy human rights and freedom of speech.
•••• The Berlinale has already announced a series of special events planned, including panel discussions and red-carpet protests in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and Iran. Artistic director Carlo Chatrian said the Berlinale would be a celebration of the "catalysing and revolutionary notion of cinema which unites even when it divides."
•••• Very early on, jury president Kristen Stewart - at 32 the youngest president in the festival's history - made some interesting remarks on the fact that we are currently living "in the most reactive, emotionally whiplashed time" and how the job of an artist is "to take a disgusting and ugly thing and transmute it, put it through your body and pop out something more beautiful and more helpful."
•••• Iranian-French actress Golshifteh Farahani, a co-juror, spoke about the symbolism of being in Berlin, especially in the context of what is happening in Iran.
•••• "It's very symbolic to be in Berlin, a city that broke the wall towards equality, freedom and brought so many people together. This year with Ukraine, Iran and the earthquake, it feels like the whole world is disintegrating - especially now with Iran," said Farahani.
•••• "In a country that is a dictatorship like Iran, art is not only an intellectual, philosophical thing - it's essential, it's like oxygen. Your existence by being an artist is put into danger. That's why it's so amazing to be here this year. Art and culture is a fire - we can all gather together and warm ourselves up. I'm really happy to be here to fight for freedom, in Iran and in the world," said the actress. The applause was immediate.
••••Echoing her comments, Hong Kong director Johnnie To (A Hero Never Dies, Election) spoke about the role of cinema as a tool to counter oppressive regimes.
Come the opening ceremony later that evening, Stewart and Farahani doubled down at the Berlinale Palast theatre.
••••"There are a lot of oppressions against our physical selves. I'm a girl, but I'm probably the least marginal version of a woman I can be," said Stewart.
••••As for Farahani, said stated with regards to the Iranian regime that it "lies and executes."
••••"The prisons of Iran are full of innocent people," she said. "We need you to stand on the right side of history with the Iranian people. This regime will fall."
••••"The wall of dictatorship is a thick wall. The revolution in South Africa took 800 days, ours has been just five months. This wall is one of oppression, attacking human rights. We need all of you. We need Germany, France, Europe. We need you to stand on the right side and to acknowledge it. Call it a revolution," she said.
••••To cap things off, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, as has become his habit during major cultural ceremonies, appeared via satellite to introduce Sean Penn to the stage.
••••Seann Penn is currently in Berlin for his documentary Superpower, which features Penn's travels to Kyiv, his meetings with Zelenskyy, and focuses on the resilience of the Ukrainian people.
••••"A logical question comes up: On which side should culture and art be?" asked Zelenskyy. "Can art be outside of politics? Should cinema be outside of politics?"

•••• Should sports be outside politics? asks this writer.

••••Zelenskyy thanked the Berlinale for electing to ban creatives with ties to Russia, before concluding that "culture and cinema can be outside of politics, but not when it's a policy of aggression, mass crimes, murder and terrorism."
••••He added that the festival was "the showcase of the free world."
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115- Indie Films at Crossroad
•••• When the Sundance Film Festival last came to Park City, it was before COVID-19 drastically altered billions of lives, yes. But also before the entertainment industry ecosystem of which the festival is a part was wildly upended.
•••• In general there is an indication of tough times for indie movies. The unpredictable COVID-19 situation is only part of the blame. Producers and studios are reckoning with long-term trends in audience behavior that were amplified by the pandemic. Moviegoers over 35 -- the prime demographic for festival selections -- are the most reluctant group to return to theaters, especially older women, according to industry data.
•••• In addition to halting the in-person version of the annual Utah conclave in 2021 and 2022, after all, the pandemic caused theatrical filmgoing to cease altogether for a time. And audiences for the arthouse movies that are the festival's lifeblood have been slow to return to cinemas in the years since.
•••• "It kind of sets the tone for the year," said Joana Vicente, CEO of Sundance Institute, citing the festival's traditional January date and penchant for identifying and incubating emerging talent. "It's this opportunity to spotlight all of the amazing new voices, new films that the team is excited about. And we put them out there and it's like we are setting culture. We are really creating the conversation."
•••• "Sundance is a place where we convene so many different groups of people," said Kim Yutani, the festival's director of programming. "It's filmmakers, of course, but then it's also press, it's industry, it's people who just love independent cinema. And to be able to create a program full of new films, in some cases by people who are not household names, to be able to put them into a program and to launch these films with this kind of nexus of constituents, to me that feels like a privilege."
•••• In recent years, streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV+ have paid outsized sums of money for titles, only for their nontraditional release strategies and unpredictable algorithms to seem to soften their impact. Meanwhile, distributors with a stronger investment in theatrical exhibition, such as Sony Pictures Classics, Roadside Attractions, Focus Features, Searchlight Pictures, Magnolia Pictures and IFC Films -- all strong presences at Sundance before the streaming services -- were forced to compete with unprecedentedly deep pockets.
•••• Now, as the streamers trim the fat for a shifting economy and the more established players face an uncertain theatrical landscape, most everyone is trying to figuer over what the new normal might be, or even how to define success.
•••• The industry's approach to the festival changes with the times as surely as the topics covered by the films in the festival, which this year includes movies about the immigrant experience, the war in Ukraine and a host of other hot-button issues.
•••• "We change our business model constantly because the business changes constantly," said Tom Bernard, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics, which at last year's festival picked up "Living," starring Bill Nighy, then released it in conjunction with an awards campaign for the lead actor.
•••• "The streamers are going to sort of collide. How many [services] can you subscribe to?" said Bernard. "I think that you're going to have a new version of a cable package, only it's going to be your streamer package. Eventually when the fear of COVID is totaly over, the audience will be back."
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115-Sundance- Is streaming the new hope for indie films?
PARK CITY, Utah - The Sundance Film Festival is under way since January 20 in a virtual format as the in-person event was cancelled January 5, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state brought on by the omicron variant. Accordingly, the Sundance Film Festival's action is a responsible, community-focused measure in response to the current infection rates in our communities.
•••• In general there is an indication of tough times for indie movies. The unpredictable COVID-19 situation is only part of the blame. Producers and studios are reckoning with long-term trends in audience behavior that were amplified by the pandemic. Moviegoers over 35 -- the prime demographic for festival selections -- are the most reluctant group to return to theaters, especially older women, according to industry data.
•••• Viewers have become used to being able to see a movie at home as soon as it hits theaters, or shortly after, as studios experiment with new distribution models. Many former moviegoers say they don't think they'll go back to theaters. Most living room TVs and sound systems don't replicate the movie house experience, but for many, they're good enough. However, for the little art-house films that dominate the scene at Sundance, the theatrical model seems no longer viable.
•••• At last year's Sundance, Apple paid $25 million for "CODA," a small and heartwarming drama about a teenage girl with a deaf family, for its streaming service Apple TV+. Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures and Hulu paid $12 million for Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's music documentary "Summer of Soul." Those trends aren't going away soon.
•••• The streamers' ability to spend makes it difficult for traditional specialty distributors to compete for the top titles. Those companies for long have used the promise of a big-screen campaign as a bargaining chip with filmmakers.
•••• According to distribution chiefs a movie with a robust theatrical release can be more profitable and have longer-term cultural resonance than a streaming release. They make money not just at theaters but later through video on-demand and by selling to pay-cable channels and streaming services.
•••• Going forward, you're going to have to look at these films as being produced for the streaming market. That's the only market for them.
•••• This year's Sundance has the hallmarks of another seller's market, given the scarcity of available films and the proliferation of deep-pocketed buyers creating the expectation of bidding wars and eye-popping price tags, despite the lack of standing ovations and glitzy socializing typical of the non-virtual Sundances. •••• More than 80 feature-length films are screening during the Sundance program. Nearly 75% of the pictures showing at the festival did not have a distributor as of Thursday.
•• Streamers are buying up the bigger titles and there's going to be a level of competition this year not seen before."
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115- Academy Awards Nominations announced
Los Angeles, Jan. 24, 2023 - The nominations for the 2023 Academy Awards were announced early Tuesday morning by actors Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams, accompanied by the usual gasps, cheers, snubs and surprises. Crowd-pleasing "Everything Everywhere All at Once" led the pack with 11, followed by Netflix's German war movie "All Quiet on the Western Front" and the Irish dark comedy "The Banshees of Inisherin" with 9 and "Elvis" with 8.
•••• The finalists in all 23 categories were revealed in two parts via livestream on Oscar.com and Oscars.org, along with the Motion Picture Academy's social media accounts (Twitter, YouTube and Facebook).

 

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115- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" scored big wins
•••• The 95th Academy Awards were held March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and televised live on ABC.

View full list of 95th OSCAR AWARDS winners

Best picture

"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"Elvis"
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" - WINNER
"The Fabelmans"
"Tár"
"Top Gun: Maverick"
"Triangle of Sadness"
"Women Talking"

Actor in a leading role

Austin Butler ("Elvis")
Colin Farrell ("The Banshees of Inisherin")
Brendan Fraser ("The Whale") - WINNER
Paul Mescal ("Aftersun")
Bill Nighy ("Living")

Actress in a leading role

Cate Blanchett ("Tár")
Ana de Armas ("Blonde")
Andrea Riseborough ("To Leslie")
Michelle Williams ("The Fabelmans")
Michelle Yeoh ("Everything Everywhere All at Once") - WINNER

Actor in a supporting role

Brendan Gleeson ("The Banshees of Inisherin")
Brian Tyree Henry ("Causeway")
Judd Hirsch ("The Fabelmans")
Barry Keoghan ("The Banshees of Inisherin")
Ke Huy Quan ("Everything Everywhere All at Once" - WINNER

Actress in a supporting role

Angela Bassett ("Black Panther: Wakanda Forever")
Hong Chau ("The Whale")
Kerry Condon ("The Banshees of Inisherin")
Jamie Lee Curtis ("Everything Everywhere All at Once") - WINNER
Stephanie Hsu ("Everything Everywhere All at Once")

Animated feature film

"Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio"-WINNER
"Marcel the Shell With Shoes On"
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"
"The Sea Beast"
"Turning Red"

Life Action short film

"An Irish Goodbye" Tom Berkeley, Ross White - WINNER
"The Red Suitcase" Cyrus Neshvad
The Pupils, Alfonso Cuarón, Alice Rohrwacher
"Ivalu" Anders Walter, Rebecca Pruza

"The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse" - WINNER
"The Flying Sailor"
"Ice Merchants"
"My Year of Dicks"
"An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It"

Live Action Short Film

Cinematography

James Friend, "All Quiet on the Western Front" - WINNER
"Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths"
"Elvis"
"Empire of Light"
"Tár"

Costume design

Mary Zophres, "Babylon"
Ruth E. Carter, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" - WINNER
Catherin Martin, "Elvis"
Shirley Kurata, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Jenny Beavan, "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris"

Directing

Todd Field ("Tár")
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert ("Everything Everywhere All at Once") - WINNER
Martin McDonagh ("The Banshees of Inisherin")
Ruben Ostlund ("Triangle of Sadness")
Steven Spielberg ("The Fabelmans")

Docuentary feature

"All That Breathes"
"All the Beauty and the Bloodshed"
"Fire of Love"
"A House Made of Splinters"
"Navalny" - WINNER

Documentary short film

"The Elephant Whisperers"-WINNER
"Haulout"
"How Do You Measure a Year?"
"The Martha Mitchell Effect"
"Stranger at the Gate"

Film editing

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Matt Villa and Jonathan Redmond, "Elvis"
Paul Rogers, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" - WINNER
Monika Willi, "Tár"
Eddie Hamilton, "Top Gun: Maverick"

 International feature

Germany, "All Quiet on the Western Front" - WINNER
Argentina, "Argentina, 1985"
Belgium, "Close"
Poland, "EO"
Ireland, "The Quiet Girl"
Live-action short film
"An Irish Goodbye"
"Ivalu"
"Le Pupille"
"Night Ride"
"The Red Suitcase"

 Makeup and hairstyling

"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"The Batman"
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
"Elvis"
"The Whale" - WINNER

 Music (original song)

"Applause" from "Tell It like a Woman"
"Hold My Hand" from "Top Gun: Maverick"
"Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
"Naatu Naatu" from "RRR" - WINNER
"This Is a Life" from "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

 Music (original score)

Volker Bertelmann, "All Quiet on the Western Front" - WINNER
"Babylon"
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"Everything Everywhere All at Once"
"The Fabelmans"

 Production design

"All Quiet on the Western Front" - WINNER
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"Babylon"
"Elvis"
"The Fabelmans"

 Sound

"All Quiet on the Western Front" - WINNER
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"The Batman"
"Elvis"
"Top Gun: Maverick" - WINNER

 Writing (Adapted screenplay)

Edward Beger, Lesley Paterson & Ian Stokell, "All Quiet on the Western Front"
Rian Johnson, "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery"
Kazuo Ishiguro, "Living"
Screenplay by Ehren Kruger and Eric Warren Singer and Christopher McQuarrie;
Story by Peter Craig and Justin Marks "Top Gun: Maverick"
Sarah Polley, "Women Talking" - WINNER

 Writing (Original screenplay)

Martin McDonagh, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert, Everything Everywhere All at Once" - WINNER
Steven Spielberg & Tony Kushner, "The Fabelmans"
Todd Field, "Tár"
Ruben Ostlund, "Triangle of Sadness"

 Visual effects

"All Quiet on the Western Front"
"Avatar: The Way of Water"-WINNER
"The Batman"
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
"Top Gun: Maverick"

Here are the total nominations by film:
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" - 11
"All Quiet on the Western Front" - 9
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
- 9
"Elvis"
- 8
"The Fabelmans" - 7
"Tár" - 6
"Top Gun: Maverick"
- 6
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
- 5
"Avatar: The Way of Water"
- 4
"Babylon"
- 3
"The Batman"
- 3
"Triangle of Sadness"
- 3
"The Whale"
- 3
"Living"
- 2
"Women Talking"
- 2

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115- THE CRITICS' TURN - 28th Critics Choice Awards hosted by Chelsea Handler premiered live on the WC on January 15, 2023.
••• The ceremony honored the best in film with Avatar: The Way of Water, Babylon, The Banshees of Inisherin, Elvis, Everything Everywhere All at Once, The Fabelmans, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, RRR, Tár, Top Gun: Maverick and Women Talking up for Best Picture.
•••• On the TV side, there were nine shows nominated for Best Drama Serie -- Andor, Bad Sisters, Better Call Saul, The Crown, Euphoria, The Good Fight, House of the Dragon, Severance and Yellowstone --- and eight programs competing for Best Comedy Series -- Abbott Elementary, Barry, The Bear, Better Things, Ghosts, Hacks, Reboot and Reservation Dogs.

Here's the full list of 2023 CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS nominees and Winners- (bold)

Best Picture 

"Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century Studios)
"Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
"The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
"Elvis" (Warner Bros.)
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24) (WINNER)
"The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix)
"RRR" (Variance Films)
"Tár" (Focus Features)
"Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount Pictures)
"Women Talking" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

Best Actor 

Austin Butler -- "Elvis" (Warner Bros.)
Tom Cruise -- "Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount Pictures)
Colin Farrell -- "The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
Brendan Fraser -- "The Whale" (WINNER)
Paul Mescal -- "Aftersun" (A24)
Bill Nighy -- "Living" (Sony Pictures Classics)

Best Actress 

Cate Blanchett -- "Tár" (WINNER)
Viola Davis -- "The Woman King" (Sony Pictures)
Danielle Deadwyler -- "Till" (Orion/United Artists Releasing)
Margot Robbie -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
Michelle Williams -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
Michelle Yeoh -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Best Supporting Actor 

Paul Dano -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
Brendan Gleeson -- "The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
Judd Hirsch -- "The Fabelmans" (Searchlight Pictures)
Barry Keoghan -- "The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
Ke Huy Quan -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (WINNER)
Brian Tyree Henry -- "Causeway" Apple Original Films)

Best Supporting Actress 

Angela Bassett -- "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel Studios) (WINNER)
Jessie Buckley -- "Women Talking" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Kerry Condon -- "The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
Jamie Lee Curtis -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
Stephanie Hsu -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
Janelle Monáe -- "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix)

Best Young Actor/Actress 

Frankie Corio -- "Aftersun" (A24)
Jalyn Hall -- "Till" (Orion/United Artists Releasing)
Gabriel LaBelle -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures) (WINNER)
Bella Ramsey -- "Catherine Called Birdy" (Amazon Studios)
Banks Repeta -- "Armageddon Time" (Focus Features)
Sadie Sink -- "The Whale" (A24)

Best Acting Ensemble 

"The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
"The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix) (WINNER)
"The Woman King" (Sony Pictures)
"Women Talking" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Andor (Disney+)
Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Better Call Saul (AMC) (WINNER)
The Crown (Netflix)
Euphoria (HBO)
The Good Fight (Paramount+)
House of the Dragon (HBO)
Severance (Apple TV+)
Yellowstone (Paramount Network)

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Jeff Bridges -- The Old Man (FX)
Sterling K. Brown -- This Is Us (NBC)
Diego Luna -- Andor (Disney+)
Bob Odenkirk -- Better Call Saul (AMC) (WINNER)
Adam Scott -- Severance (Apple TV+)
Antony Starr -- The Boys (Prime Video)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski -- The Good Fight (Paramount+)
Sharon Horgan -- Bad Sisters (Apple TV+)
Laura Linney -- Ozark (Netflix)
Mandy Moore -- This Is Us (NBC)
Kelly Reilly -- Yellowstone (Paramount Network)
Zendaya -- Euphoria (HBO) (WINNER)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES

Andre Braugher -- The Good Fight (Paramount+)
Ismael Cruz Córdova -- The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power (Prime Video)
Michael Emerson -- Evil (Paramount+)
Giancarlo Esposito &endash; Better Call Saul (AMC) (WINNER)
John Lithgow -- The Old Man (FX)
Matt Smith -- House of the Dragon (HBO)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES

Milly Alcock -- House of the Dragon (HBO)
Carol Burnett -- Better Call Saul (AMC)
Jennifer Coolidge -- The White Lotus (HBO) (WINNER)
Julia Garner -- Ozark (Netflix)
Audra McDonald -- The Good Fight (Paramount+)
Rhea Seehorn -- Better Call Saul (AMC)

BEST COMEDY SERIES

Abbott Elementary (ABC) (WINNER)
Barry (HBO)
The Bear (FX)
Better Things (FX)
Ghosts (CBS)
Hacks (HBO Max)
Reboot (Hulu)
Reservation Dogs (FX)

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Matt Berry -- What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Bill Hader -- Barry (HBO)
Keegan-Michael Key -- Reboot (Hulu)
Steve Martin -- Only Murders in the Building (Hulu)
Jeremy Allen White -- The Bear (FX) (WINNER)
D'Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai -- Reservation Dogs (FX)

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Christina Applegate -- Dead to Me (Netflix)
Quinta Brunson -- Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Kaley Cuoco -- The Flight Attendant (HBO Max)
Renée Elise Goldsberry -- Girls5eva (Peacock)
Devery Jacobs -- Reservation Dogs (FX)
Jean Smart -- Hacks (HBO Max) (WINNER)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES

Brandon Scott Jones -- Ghosts (CBS)
Leslie Jordan -- Call Me Kat (Fox)
James Marsden -- Dead to Me (Netflix)
Chris Perfetti -- Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Tyler James Williams -- Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Henry Winkler -- Barry (HBO) (WINNER)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES

Paulina Alexis -- Reservation Dogs (FX)
Ayo Edebiri -- The Bear (FX)
Marcia Gay Harden-- Uncoupled (Netflix)
Janelle James -- Abbott Elementary (ABC)
Annie Potts -- Young Sheldon (CBS)
Sheryl Lee Ralph-- Abbott Elementary (ABC) (WINNER)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

The Dropout (Hulu) (WINNER)
Gaslit (Starz)
The Girl from Plainville (Hulu)
The Offer (Paramount+)
Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
Station Eleven (HBO Max)
This Is Going to Hurt (AMC+)
Under the Banner of Heaven (FX)

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Fresh (Hulu)
Prey (Hulu)
Ray Donovan: The Movie (Showtime)
The Survivor (HBO)
Three Months (Paramount+)
Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel) (WINNER)

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Ben Foster -- The Survivor (HBO)
Andrew Garfield -- Under the Banner of Heaven (FX)
Samuel L. Jackson -- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
Daniel Radcliffe -- Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (The Roku Channel) (WINNER)
Sebastian Stan -- Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
Ben Whishaw -- This is Going to Hurt (AMC+)

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Julia Garner -- Inventing Anna (Netflix)
Lily James -- Pam & Tommy (Hulu)
Amber Midthunder -- Prey (Hulu)
Julia Roberts -- Gaslit (Starz)
Michelle Pfeiffer -- The First Lady (Showtime)
Amanda Seyfried -- The Dropout (Hulu) (WINNER)

 

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Murray Bartlett -- Welcome to Chippendales (Hulu)
Domhnall Gleeson -- The Patient (FX)
Matthew Goode -- The Offer (Paramount+)
Paul Walter Hauser-- Black Bird (Apple TV+) (WINNER)
Ray Liotta-- Black Bird (Apple TV+)
Shea Whigham-- Gaslit (Starz)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION

Claire Danes -- Fleishman Is in Trouble (FX)
Dominique Fishback-- The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey (Apple TV+)
Betty Gilpin -- Gaslit (Starz)
Melanie Lynskey -- Candy (Hulu)
Niecy Nash-Betts -- Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story (Netflix) (WINNER)
Juno Temple-- The Offer (Paramount+)

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE SERIES

1899 (Netflix)
Borgen (Netflix)
Extraordinary Attorney Woo (Netflix)
Garcia! (HBO Max)
The Kingdom Exodus (MUBI)
Kleo (Netflix)
My Brilliant Friend (HBO)
Pachinko (Apple TV+) (WINNER)
Tehran (Apple TV+)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES

Bluey (Disney+)
Bob's Burgers (Fox)
Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal (Adult Swim)
Harley Quinn (HBO Max) (WINNER)
Star Trek: Lower Decks (Paramount+)
Undone (Prime Video)

BEST TALK SHOW

The Amber Ruffin Show (Peacock)
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)
The Kelly Clarkson Show (NBC)
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) (WINNER)
Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC)
Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen (Bravo)

BEST COMEDY SPECIAL

Fortune Feimster: Good Fortune (Netflix)
Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel (HBO)
Joel Kim Booster: Psychosexual (Netflix)
Nikki Glaser: Good Clean Filth (HBO)
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special (Netflix) (WINNER)
Would It Kill You to Laugh? Starring Kate Berlant & John Early (Peacock)

Best Director 

James Cameron -- "Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century Studios)
Damien Chazelle -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
Todd Field -- "Tár" (Focus Features)
Baz Luhrmann -- "Elvis" (Warner Bros.)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheiner -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24) (WINNER)
Martin McDonagh -- "The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
Sarah Polley -- "Women Talking" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)
Gina Prince-Bythewood -- "The Woman King" (Sony Pictures)
S.S. Rajamouli -- "RRR" (Variance Films)
Steven Spielberg -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)

Best Original Screenplay

Charlotte Well -- "Aftersun" (A24)
Martin McDonagh -- "The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24) (WINNER)
Steven Spielberg, Tony Kushner -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
Todd Field -- "Tár" (Focus Features)

Best Adapted Screenplay

Rian Johnson -- "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix)
Kazuo Ishiguro -- "Living" (Sony Pictures Classics)
Rebecca Lenkiewicz -- "She Said" (Universal Pictures)
Samuel D. Hunter -- "The Whale" (A24)
Sarah Polley -- "Women Talking" (MGM/United Artists Releasing) (WINNER)

Best Cinematography 

Russell Carpenter -- "Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century Studios)
Linus Sandgren -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
Roger Deakins -- "Empire of Light" (Searchlight Pictures)
Janusz Kaminski -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
Florian Hoffmeister -- "Tár" (Focus Features)
Claudio Miranda -- "Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount Pictures) (WINNER)

Best Production Design  

Dylan Cole, Ben Procter, Vanessa Cole -- "Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century Studios)
Florencia Martin, Anthony Carlino -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pict) (WINNER)
Hannah Beachler, Lisa K. Sessions &endash; "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel Studios)
Catherine Martin, Karen Murphy, Bev Dunn -- "Elvis" (Warner Bros.)
Jason Kisvarday, Kelsi Ephraim -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
Rick Carter, Karen O'Hara -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)

Best Editing 

Stephen Rivkin, David Brenner, John Refoua, James Cameron -- "Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century Studios)
Tom Cross -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
Matt Villa, Jonathan Redmond -- "Elvis" (Warner Bros.)
Paul Rogers -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24) (WINNER)
Monika Willi -- "Tár" (Focus Features)
Eddie Hamilton -- "Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount Pictures)

Best Costume Design 

Mary Zophres -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pict)
Ruth E. Carter -- "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel Studios) (WINNER)
Catherine Martin -- "Elvis" (Warner Bros.)
Shirley Kurata -- "Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
Jenny Eagan -- "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix)
Gersha Phillips -- "The Woman King" (Sony Pictures)

Best Hair and Makeup 

"Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
"The Batman" (Warner Bros.)
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel Studios)
"Elvis" (Warner Bros.) (WINNER)
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
"The Whale" (A24)

Best Visual Effects 

"Avatar: The Way of Water" (20th Century Studios) (WINNER)
"The Batman" (Warner Bros.)
"Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel Studios)
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
"RRR" (Variance Films)
"Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount Pictures)

Best Comedy 

"The Banshees of Inisherin" (Searchlight Pictures)
"Bros" (Universal Pictures)
"Everything Everywhere All at Once" (A24)
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery" (Netflix) (WINNER)
"Triangle of Sadness" (Neon)
"The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent" (Lionsgate)

Best Animated Feature 

"Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" (Netflix) (WINNER)
"Marcel the Shell with Shoes On" (A24)
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish" (DreamWorks Animation)
"Turning Red" (Pixar)
"Wendell & Wild" (Netflix)

Best Foreign Language Film 

"All Quiet on the Western Front" (Netflix)
"Argentina, 1985" (Amazon Studios)
"Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths" (Netflix)
"Close" (A24)
"Decision to Leave" (Mubi)
"RRR" (Variance Films) (WINNER)

Best Song

"Lift Me Up" -- "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever" (Marvel Studios) 
"Ciao Papa" -- "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" (Netflix)
"Naatu Naatu -- "RRR" (Variance Films) (WINNER)  
"Hold My Hand" -- "Top Gun: Maverick" (Paramount Pictures)
"Carolina" -- "Where the Crawdads Sing" (Sony Pictures)
"New Body Rhumba" -- "White Noise" (Netflix) 

Best Score 

Michael Giacchino -- "The Batman" (Warner Bros.)
Justin Hurwitz -- "Babylon" (Paramount Pictures)
John Williams -- "The Fabelmans" (Universal Pictures)
Alexandre Desplat -- "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio" (Netflix)
Hildur Guónadóttir --"Tár" (WINNER)
Hildur Guónadóttir -- "Women Talking" (MGM/United Artists Releasing)

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115-The Golden Globe Awards are back - January 10, 2023
•••• The 80th Golden Globes will air on NBC starting at 5 p.m. PT on Jan. 10, and will be hosted by comedian Jerrod Carmichael.
•••• The nominations for the 2023 Golden Globes were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., which holds the annual awards, showing particular affection for films "The Banshees of Inisherin" and "Everything Everywhere All at Once" and TV series "Abbott Elementary" and "The White Lotus," among others.
•••• Last year, NBC dropped the broadcast of the 2022 Globes after a Los Angeles Times investigation of the HFPA raised questions about the group's ethical and financial lapses and revealed that not one of the then-87 members was Black. The association has since approved interim Chief Executive Todd Boehly's proposal to acquire the Globes, established new bylaws, banned gifts, hired a chief diversity officer and added 21 new members plus 103 international nonmember voters.

Here's the full list of 2023 Golden Globe nominees


Best motion picture -- drama

"Avatar: The Way of Water"
"Elvis"
"The Fabelmans"
"Tár"
"Top Gun: Maverick"

Actress in a motion picture -- drama
Cate Blanchett, "Tár"
Olivia Colman, "Empire of Light"
Viola Davis, "The Woman King"
Ana de Armas, "Blonde"
Michelle Williams, "The Fabelmans"

Actor in a motion picture -- drama
Austin Butler, "Elvis"
Brendan Fraser, "The Whale"
Hugh Jackman, "The Son"
Bill Nighy, "Living"
Jeremy Pope, "The Inspection"

Best motion picture -- musical or comedy
"Babylon"
"The Banshees of Inisherin"
"Everything Everywhere All at Once"
"Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery"
"Triangle of Sadness"

 Lesley Manville, "Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris"
Margot Robbie, "Babylon"
Anya Taylor-Joy, "The Menu"
Emma Thompson, "Good Luck to You, Leo Grande"
Michelle Yeoh, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"

Actor in a motion picture -- musical or comedy
Diego Calva, "Babylon"
Daniel Craig, "Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery"
Adam Driver, "White Noise"
Colin Farrell, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Ralph Fiennes, "The Menu"

Motion picture -- animated
"Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio"
"Inu-Oh"
"Marcel the Shell with Shoes On"
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish"
"Turning Red"

Motion picture --foreign language
"All Quiet on the Western Front" (Germany)
"Argentina, 1985" (Argentina, U.S.)
"Close" (Belgium)
"Decision to Leave" (South Korea)
"RRR" (India)

Supporting actress in a motion picture
Angela Bassett, "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever"
Kerry Condon, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Jamie Lee Curtis, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Dolly de Leon, "Triangle of Sadness"
Carey Mulligan, "She Said"

Supporting actor in a motion picture
Brendan Gleeson, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Barry Keoghan, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Brad Pitt, "Babylon"
Ke Huy Quan, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Eddie Redmayne, "The Good Nurse"

Director &emdash; motion picture
James Cameron, "Avatar: The Way of Water"
Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Baz Luhrmann, "Elvis"
Martin McDonagh, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Steven Spielberg, "The Fabelmans"

Screenplay -- motion picture
Todd Field, "Tár"
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, "Everything Everywhere All at Once"
Martin McDonagh, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Sarah Polley, "Women Talking"
Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner, "The Fabelmans"

Original score -- motion picture
Carter Burwell, "The Banshees of Inisherin"
Alexandre Desplat, "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio"
Hildur Gu?nadóttir, "Women Talking"
Justin Hurwitz, "Babylon"
John Williams, "The Fabelmans"

Original song -- motion picture
"Carolina" by Taylor Swift ("Where the Crawdads Sing")
"Ciao Papa" by Alexandre Desplat, Roeban Katz, Guillermo del Toro ("Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio")
"Hold My Hand" by Lady Gaga and Bloodpop ("Top Gun: Maverick")
"Lift Me Up" by Tems, Ludwig Göransson, Rihanna and Ryan Coogler ("Black Panther: Wakanda Forever")
"Naatu Naatu" by M.M. Keeravani, Chandrabose ("RRR")

 


Television series -- drama
"Better Call Saul"
"The Crown"
"House of the Dragon"
"Ozark"
"Severance"

Actress in a television series -- drama
Emma D'Arcy, "House of the Dragon"
Laura Linney, "Ozark"
Imelda Staunton, "The Crown"
Hilary Swank, "Alaska Daily"
Zendaya, "Euphoria"

Actor in a television series, drama
Jeff Bridges, "The Old Man"
Kevin Costner, "Yellowstone"
Diego Luna, "Andor"
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Adam Scott, "Severance"
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Television series -- musical or comedy
"Abbott Elementary"
"The Bear"
"Hacks"
"Only Murders in the Building"
"Wednesday"

Actress in a television series &emdash; musical or comedy
Quinta Brunson, "Abbott Elementary"
Kaley Cuoco, "The Flight Attendant"
Selena Gomez, "Only Murders in the Building"
Jenna Ortega, "Wednesday"
Jean Smart, "Hacks"

Actor in a television series -- musical or comedy
Donald Glover, "Atlanta"
Bill Hader, "Barry"
Steve Martin, "Only Murders in the Building"
Martin Short, "Only Murders in the Building"
Jeremy Allen White, "The Bear"

Limited series, anthology series or
motion picture made for television
"Black Bird"
"Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"
"The Dropout"
"Pam & Tommy"
"The White Lotus"

Actress in a limited series, anthology series
or motion picture made for television
Jessica Chastain, "George & Tammy"
Julia Garner, "Inventing Anna"
Lily James, "Pam & Tommy"
Julia Roberts, "Gaslit"
Amanda Seyfried, "The Dropout"

Actor in a limited series, anthology series
or television motion picture
Taron Egerton, "Black Bird"
Colin Firth, "The Staircase"
Andrew Garfield, "Under the Banner of Heaven"
Evan Peters, "Dahmer &emdash; Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"
Sebastian Stan, "Pam & Tommy"

Supporting actress in a limited series,
anthology series or motion picture
made for television
Jennifer Coolidge, "The White Lotus"
Claire Danes, "Fleishman Is in Trouble"
Daisy Edgar-Jones, "Under the Banner of Heaven"
Niecy Nash, "Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"
Aubrey Plaza, "The White Lotus"

Supporting actor in a limited series, anthology series
or motion picture made for television

F. Murray Abraham, "The White Lotus"
Domhnall Gleeson, "The Patient"
Paul Walter Hauser, "Black Bird"
Richard Jenkins, "Dahmer -- Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story"
Seth Rogen, "Pam & Tommy"

Supporting actress -- musical-comedy
or drama television series
Elizabeth Debicki, "The Crown"
Hannah Einbinder, "Hacks"
Julia Garner, "Ozark"
Janelle James, "Abbott Elementary"
Sheryl Lee Ralph, "Abbott Elementary"

Supporting actor -- musical-comedy
or drama television series
John Lithgow, "The Old Man"
Jonathan Pryce, "The Crown"
John Turturro, "Severance"
Henry Winkler, "Barry"

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115- The Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game will ring in on Jan 2nd, 2023 - TVImagazine
•••• This year, the 2023 Pasadena Tournament of Roses President, Amy Wainscott, announced "Turning the Corner" as the Pasadena Tournament of Roses theme; celebrating the unlimited potential that each new year brings, "The 2023 theme celebrates turning a corner. Whether that corner is actual or figurative like the unlimited potential that each new year brings -- we all enjoy the opportunity of a fresh start," explained Wainscott. "Turning a corner means rising above -- alone, or with family, friends and community. This year, as we turn the corner together, we share in the hope, beauty and joy of what 2023 will bring."
••••Former Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords is the 2023 Grand Marshal. Gabby's remarkable recovery from traumatic injuries epitomizes the 2023 theme, "Turning the Corner" "Almost all of us have the luxury to face our challenges in private and many of us also have the freedom to overcome or heal on our own timeline. But when one has no choice but to be both vulnerable and strong in public, that calls for a special brand of bravery and that is why Gabby Giffords is the perfect example of how to turn the corner."
•••• Each year the Tournament of Roses selects three judges to grant float awards based on many criteria including float design, floral presentation and entertainment value. The Tournament of Roses announces the award-winning floats on New Year's Day prior to the Rose Parade. As the award-winning floats venture down the parade route, they are preceded by banners showcasing their award. The banners are carried by select members of the Tournament of Roses Eagle Scout and Gold Award Girl Scout Troops.
•••• The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected Nicole Cavender, Jennie O'Hagan and Lois Hiranaga as judges for the 2023 Float Awards sponsored by FTD. To learn about this year's judges click here.
•••• FTD is the official floral partner of the Tournament of Roses. The iconic American company has been affiliated with the Rose Parade for more than 60 years. FTD decorates the antique automobiles which carry the Rose Parade VIPs down Colorado Boulevard including the Grand Marshal, Tournament of Roses President, Mayor of Pasadena and the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame cars. FTD is also the sponsor of the Rose Parade Float Awards. pecial brand of bravery and that is why Gabby Giffords is the perfect example of how to turn the corner."
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115- The 11th Annual LA Comic Con Wraps Up
By Gary Sunkin, TVI Magazine
ComiconLA%20logo200w.jpegLOS ANGELES --12/06/ 2022 -- Los Angeles Comic Con, L.A.'s largest event for comics, gaming, sci-fi, and pop culture, closed the curtain on its largest event ever this past weekend, welcoming 126,600 attendees, a spectacular list of celebrity talent, and 850+ vendors and artists that spanned 1.2 million square feet of immersive exhibition space in and around the West and South Halls of the Los Angeles Convention Center. The fan-favorite event, which took place Dec. 2nd - 4th, opened the doors of its main entrance each day to thousands of eager fans, poised in the South Hall Lobby awaiting the green light to step foot on the showroom floor.
•••• Featuring the most diverse lineup of activations, panels, and star speakers in the organization's rich 11-year history, this weekend's event offered a pop cultural wonderland of interactive experiences, panel discussions, autograph signings, photo ops, dance performances, cosplay contests, sponsor activations, anime and gaming activities (and more) to the guests who populated the annual event in their energetic and costumed best. Continuing to build on their legacy of being an event By Fans, For Fans, the 2022 event touched on more facets of pop culture and entertainment than ever before -- with 850+ artists and vendors selling fan-favorite comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and beyond.
•••• This year's dramatic expansion of gaming and anime activations throughout the West Hall, along with the much-anticipated re-introduction of its infamous afterparty, allowed L.A. Comic Con 2022 to set an attendance record eclipsing 2019's 123,400 attendees prior to the pandemic.
••• Final attendance of 126,600 guests represents a 33% increase from 2021 (impacted by mandated COVID-19 regulations and restrictions), and a 2.6% increase from 2019's pre-pandemic record.
••• Additionally, together with Tiltify, the presenting sponsor of the Main Stage, LA Comic Con helped raise money and awareness for the World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that's first to provide chef-prepared fresh meals at the frontlines in response to community crises.
•••• "It is always such a delight and privilege for us to welcome the world's best fans back to L.A. Comic Con," said Chris DeMoulin, CEO at Comikaze Entertainment, L.A. Comic Con's parent company. "We work hard to bring the city of LA the pop culture festival it DESERVES as the dynamic entertainment capital of the world. Seeing so many costumed and enthusiastic fans line up at the entry each day and jump into action the moment the doors open is exactly the kind of energy that drives us to continue creating such immersive experiences for fans, talent, and vendors alike."

Main Stage Panel & Programming Highlights:

Jimmy Neutron 20th Anniversary & Live Script Reading
•••• It's rare that you'll find an 80s or 90s kid who has never seen Jimmy Neutron. Jimmy's determined nature made him an interesting character for teens and children alike. The cast of Jimmy Neutron, including Candi Milo, Carolyn Lawrence, Debi Derryberry, Jeff Garcia, Mark DeCarlo, and Megan Cavanagh, took the Main Stage on Saturday (Dec. 3rd) to perform a live script reading in celebration of the show's 20th anniversary! 

Tom Kenny, Voice of SpongeBob SquarePants
•••• The infamous voice of one of the world's most beloved cartoon characters joined con-goers on the Main Stage Saturday (Dec. 3rd) to answer questions and talk about the show. He shared his thoughts on why he thinks SpongeBob is so successful in a lively panel discussion.

Spotlight on Simu Liu
•••• Simu Liu, star of Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, made his LA Comic Con debut on Saturday (Dec. 3rd) when he joined fans on the Main Stage to answer questions from the audience and talk about what it was like to be part of Marvel Universe. Liu, who also starred in Kim's Convenience, had the chance to connect with fans directly in his autograph and photo op session, also.

Lord of The Rings
•••• Sean Astin and Elijah Wood brought Middle Earth to the Main Stage on Saturday (Dec. 3rd) to discuss what happened behind the scenes to make Peter Jackson's blockbuster Lord of the Rings film trilogy come to life.

The Boys
•••• Your favorite group of vigilantes from The Boys, Karen Fukuhara ("Kimiko"), Laz Alonso ("Mother's Milk"), and Tomer Capone ("Frenchie") were in attendance on Saturday and Sunday to sign autographs, take photos with fans, and take the Main Stage for a panel discussion

Spotlight on William Shatner
•••• SchatnerLAComicCon300w.jpgStar Trek legend and Hollywood icon William Shatner took to the Main Stage Sunday (Dec. 4th) morning to answer questions from the audience.



 

 

The Mandalorian
•••• The Mandalorian took Disney+ by storm and has become tremendously popular during its first two seasons. This Star Wars prequel story, set in the years after the fall of the Galactic Empire, tells the tale of a member of the race of bounty hunters that spawned Boba Fett. Ming-Na Wen (Fennec Shand) and Giancarlo Esposito (Moff Gideon) took questions from the audience and regaled convention goers with tales from one of the most innovative production sets ever built.

The Sandlot
•••• Cast members from the classic 1993 baseball film, The Sandlot, came together for a Main Stage panel on Sunday (Dec. 4th) that looked back at the film's impact on American pop culture over the last three decades, ahead of the film's upcoming 30th anniversary next April. They shared nostalgic stories and behind-the-scenes moments with surprise guest moderator Shaun Weiss and revealed exciting details behind the development of their new non-profit organization, Play Forever, and its mission to eliminate cultural barriers and equip young athletes with the support they need to play forever.

The Umbrella Academy
•••• The Umbrella Academy hit the Main Stage on Saturday (Dec. 3rd). Co-executive producers Jason Neese and Jamie Neese alongside Cameron Britton and Jordan Claire Robbins for an epic conversation about the award-winning Netflix Show.

Spotlight on Wil Wheaton
•••• Wil Wheaton, best known for his roles in Stand By Me, Star Trek: Next Generation, Leverage, and occasional appearances in The Big Bang Theory, hosted a Main Stage panel. He also had the chance to connect with fans directly in his autograph and photo op session. 

LA Comic Con 2021 Sponsors included:

Tiltify
•••• The presenting sponsor of the Main Stage, Tiltify is a fundraising platform for the digital generation that provides live, interactive technology to engage and inspire communities of people to donate or fundraise for important causes the world over. This year, L.A. Comic Con partnered with Tiltify to raise money and awareness for World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises.

Hot Topic
•••• Hot Topic offers band-related apparel and accessories, licensed merchandise, and fashion apparel and accessories, which you can find at more than 600 stores and online. After revealing a limited-edition glow-in-the-dark t-shirt in honor of the Nightmare Before Christmas' 30th anniversary, the brand made the shirts available for purchase at the Hot Topic booth over the weekend.

Lids
•••• Presenting sponsor of the mobile app and a new award in the National Cosplay Competition, "Best Headgear."

Savage Paradise
•••• Exhibiting for the first time at L.A. Comic Con, with an all new set of digital collectibles and free to play online game.

Los Angeles Public Library
•••• Presenting sponsor of the Kids Cosplay Contest.

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115- L.A. Comic Con 2022 to Welcome More Than 140K Fans
By Gary Sunkin, TVI Magazine
Including Star-Studded A-List Talent, 800+ Artists & Vendors and more, on Friday December 2 to Sunday December 4, 2022 at the Los Angeles Convention Center
•••• Expecting the Most Diverse Lineup of Activations and Celebrities, Tapping into More Facets of the Entertainment Industry Such as Gaming, Anime, and Others &endash; With all the fun of the Pop Culture, Sci-Fi, Comics and Other Fandoms Loyal Fans Have Known and Loved.
•••• Last year, after returning in-person for the first time since the onset of the pandemic, L.A. Comic Con's 2021 show was deemed one of the best cons of the year. Nearly 95,000 fans, creators, artists, cosplayers, celebrities, and vendors attended the event and participated in celebrity panels, autograph signings, activations, comics, cosplay, and pop culture fanfare. This year, the event expects to host 800+ diverse artists and vendors selling comics, collectibles, art, toys, apparel, and everything in between.
•••• L.A. Comic Con is Los Angeles' biggest and best multimedia pop culture convention, held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center. L.A. Comic Con assembles the most exciting, new and innovative players in comics, movies, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, anime, gaming and all things pop-culture, making it Los Angeles' ultimate pop-culture destination. L.A. Comic Con is one of the most diverse and celebrated geek and pop-culture events in the United States, giving fans once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to truly enjoy safe interactions with their favorite creators and major players in the entertainment industry.
•••• Attendees will be granted up- close-and-personal access to some of the biggest names in entertainment, with a handpicked selection of panels, events, exhibits, and celebrity meet-and-greet opportunities. Special celebrity guests include Simu Liu [Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Kim's Convenience], Elijah Wood [Lord of the Rings, Happy Feet], Giancarlo Esposito [The Mandalorian, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul], Charlie Hunnam [Sons of Anarchy, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword], William Shatner [Star Trek: The Original Series, Miss Congeniality], Ming-Na Wen [The Mandalorian, Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D], Amy Jo Johnson [Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Felicity, Flashpoint], Steve Burns [Blue's Clues & You, Young Sheldon], the cast of The Boys, The Umbrella Academy panel and many others among others.
•••• Show Hours are: Friday, December 2: 4:00 p.m. &endash; 9:00 p.m. Saturday, December 3: 9:30 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, December 4: 9:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
•••• The presenting sponsor of the Main Stage, Tiltify is a fundraising platform for the digital generation that provides live, interactive technology to engage and inspire communities of people to donate or fundraise for important causes the world over. This year we're partnering with Tiltify to help raise money and awareness for World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that is first to the frontlines providing fresh meals in response to crises. Start fundraising today to compete for $30K in cash prizes. Anyone around the globe can participate digitally to raise funds for World Central Kitchen.
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115-Sundance- Is streaming the new hope for indie films?
PARK CITY, Utah - The Sundance Film Festival is under way since January 20 in a virtual format as the in-person event was cancelled January 5, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state brought on by the omicron variant. Accordingly, the Sundance Film Festival's action is a responsible, community-focused measure in response to the current infection rates in our communities.
•••• In general there is an indication of tough times for indie movies. The unpredictable COVID-19 situation is only part of the blame. Producers and studios are reckoning with long-term trends in audience behavior that were amplified by the pandemic. Moviegoers over 35 -- the prime demographic for festival selections -- are the most reluctant group to return to theaters, especially older women, according to industry data.
•••• Viewers have become used to being able to see a movie at home as soon as it hits theaters, or shortly after, as studios experiment with new distribution models. Many former moviegoers say they don't think they'll go back to theaters. Most living room TVs and sound systems don't replicate the movie house experience, but for many, they're good enough. However, for the little art-house films that dominate the scene at Sundance, the theatrical model seems no longer viable.
•••• At last year's Sundance, Apple paid $25 million for "CODA," a small and heartwarming drama about a teenage girl with a deaf family, for its streaming service Apple TV+. Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures and Hulu paid $12 million for Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's music documentary "Summer of Soul." Those trends aren't going away soon.
•••• The streamers' ability to spend makes it difficult for traditional specialty distributors to compete for the top titles. Those companies for long have used the promise of a big-screen campaign as a bargaining chip with filmmakers.
•••• According to distribution chiefs a movie with a robust theatrical release can be more profitable and have longer-term cultural resonance than a streaming release. They make money not just at theaters but later through video on-demand and by selling to pay-cable channels and streaming services.
•••• Going forward, you're going to have to look at these films as being produced for the streaming market. That's the only market for them.
•••• This year's Sundance has the hallmarks of another seller's market, given the scarcity of available films and the proliferation of deep-pocketed buyers creating the expectation of bidding wars and eye-popping price tags, despite the lack of standing ovations and glitzy socializing typical of the non-virtual Sundances. •••• More than 80 feature-length films are screening during the Sundance program. Nearly 75% of the pictures showing at the festival did not have a distributor as of Thursday.
•• Streamers are buying up the bigger titles and there's going to be a level of competition this year not seen before."
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115- Is Hollywood ready for the Golden Globes' return? But serious questions remain
•••• Last year, NBC pulled the plug and dropped the broadcast of the 2022 Globes. A contingent of powerful publicists boycotted the organization and studios including Netflix and WarnerMedia cut ties after a Los Angeles Times investigation raised questions about the group's financial and ethical lapses and revealed that not one of the HFPA's then-87 members was Black, sparking a widespread backlash
•••• NBC dropped the 2022 Golden Globes broadcast "until more meaningful changes are made."
•••• After resisting change, the HFPA vowed to reform. It was a messy process marked by infighting and notable missteps: Former eight-term president Phil Berk stepped down after sending an email to members comparing Black Lives Matter to a hate group; its diversity consultant quit; and two members resigned in protest.
•••• NBC is poised to resurrect the Golden Globes and broadcast the awards ceremony in time for its 80th anniversary next January. The announcement could come as early as this week.
•••• This would be a major step for the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., the voting group behind the Globes, which has spent much of the past two years attempting to get back into Hollywood's good graces after the industry turned its collective back on them.
•••• But many in the industry say serious questions remain about the organization, casting doubts on who might participate in next year's ceremony.
•••• Although beset by scandals for nearly eight decades, the HFPA, a small, mysterious band of foreign journalists, brandished outsized influence in Hollywood.
•••• Now, the idea of bringing back the Globes has split the industry into various factions: drop them, keep them or "let's wait and see."
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115- HFPA to become for-profit organization to save Golden Globes
•• Hollywood, CA, 07/28/22 -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. by vote accepted a proposal by interim Chief Executive Todd Boehly who has served as the org's interim CEO since last year. The HFPA put itself on the auction block in May, and Boehly had been looking to buy the organization since.
••• Boehly, chairman of private equity firm Eldridge Industries, the parent company of longtime Globes producer Dick Clark Productions (now known as MRC Live & Alternative) presented his plan during an general membership meeting.
••• "This is a historic moment for the HFPA and the Golden Globes," said Helen Hoehne, president of the HFPA, in a statement. "We have taken a decisive step forward to transform ourselves and adapt to this increasingly competitive economic landscape for both award shows and the journalism marketplace. ... We are excited to move forward with a mandate to ensure we continue our support for increasing diversity in all areas and maintaining our life-changing charitable and philanthropic efforts."
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••• The new private entity will manage its Golden Globes assets while maintaining the charitable and philanthropic programs in a separate non-profit entity.
••••Under his proposal, Eldridge would form a new company and acquire the Golden Globes assets based on an "independent third-party valuation firm." The proceeds would be used to fund the charitable wing of the HFPA.
••••The association's tax-exempt status would be dissolved, and the new association would allow members "the opportunity to share in its profits, thereby giving them a stake in the success of the Globes."
••••The plan also needs a final sign-off from California's attorney general.
••• Under the deal, HFPA members would be paid $75,000 annually for several years, according to two members not authorized to speak publicly.
•••••• •The move comes as the embattled association has been working to reform itself and get back on track with Hollywood.
••••Last year, NBC dropped the broadcast of the 2022 Globes boycotting the organization, and studios including Netflix and WarnerMedia cut ties after a Times investigation raised questions about the group's ethical and financial lapses and revealed that not one of the then 87 members was Black.
••••Since then, the nonprofit HFPA has undertaken a series of reforms, including establishing new bylaws, banning gifts and adding 21 new members, six of whom are Black.
••• In May Pacific Coast Entertainment, a group led by former motion picture academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, made a multimillion-dollar bid to buy the Golden Globes.
••••Reaching out to HFPA members directly, the offer included paying them an annual salary of $120,000, guaranteed for five years, along with a one-time $100,000 "Pandemic Relief Grant," and establishing a $5-million-a-year endowment, according to a review by The Times.
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115- Golden Globe Award winners announced at a muted glitz-free ceremony
Jauary 9, 2022 - Following the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn having been bumped off the air by NBC -- following months of heated controversy -- the 79th Golden Globe Awards were handed out at a starless, no-host, lackluster private event in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel.
•••• With the event neither televised nor live-streamed -- and with the media barred from covering it in person -- the HFPA unveiled this year's winners to the public on its web site and via social media.
•••• As always the night had its big winners. Steven Spielberg's sweeping new take on "West Side Story" claimed the top prize in the musical or comedy category. Jane Campion's brooding western "Power of the Dog" won the best picture prize in the drama category, and S. The HBO series "Succession" and "Hacks" won the top series prizes, while actors including Nicole Kidman, Will Smith,, Michael Keaton and Kate Winslet claimed trophies too.
•••• However, none of the nominees chose to attend the event. No stars were there to deliver the usual comic banter or give emotional acceptances speeches.
•••• Where the Hilton would in former years have been the epicenter of Hollywood glamour, power and money, there was just a quiet Sunday night, with only Hilton staff and the occasional hotel guest passing outside the ballroom. There were no glamorous and high-priced studio-hosted after-parties, no limousines, no red carpet interviews, no snapping
•••• •Indeed, given the HFPA's current troubles, many in Hollywood believe the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. would have been better off simply sitting this year out rather than attempting to go ahead awkwardly with a celebrity-free ceremony.
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115-74th Emmy Awards hosted by SNL's Kenan Thomson - List of Winners
•••• Kenan Thompson took center stage as this year's host, live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. and streaming live for the first time on its sister platform Peacock. This was Thompson's first time hosting the Emmys but he has been nominated six times.
CCombined with the Creative Arts Emmys given out last week , HBO and HBO Max totaled 38 Emmys topping the 26 pulled in this year by Netflix . HBO and Netflix have battled it out for top winner in recent years with Netflix taking the top spot last year.

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Drama Series
Better Call Saul
Euphoria
Ozark
Severance
Squid Game
Stranger Things
Succession - WINNER
Yellowjackets

 

Comedy Series
Abbott Elementary
Barry
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Hacks
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Only Murders in the Building
Ted Lasso - WINNER
What We Do in the Shadows

 

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark
Brian Cox, Succession
Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game - WINNER

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
Adam Scott, Severance
Jeremy Strong, Succession

 

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Laura Linney, Ozark
Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets
Sandra Oh, Killing Eve
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show
Zendaya, Euphoria - WINNER


Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary
Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant
Elle Fanning, The Great
Issa Rae, Insecure
Jean Smart, Hacks -WINNER

 

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Donald Glover, Atlanta
Bill Hader, Barry
Nicholas Hoult, The Great
Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building
Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building
Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso - WINNER

 

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Patricia Arquette, Severance
Julia Garner, Ozark - WINNER
Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game
Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets
J. Smith Cameron, Succession
Sarah Snook, Succession
Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria
Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul

 

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun, Succession
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Park Hae-soo, Squid Game
Matthew Macfayden, Succession - WINNER
John Turturro, Severance
Christopher Walken, Severance
Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game

 

Supporting Actress
in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Hannah Einbinder, Hacks
Janelle James, Abbott Elementary
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso
Sheryl Lee Ralph, "Abbott Elementary" - WINNER
Juno Temple, Ted Lasso
Hannah Waddington, Ted Lasso

 

Supporting Actor
in a Comedy Series
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
Brett Goldstein, "Ted Lasso" - WINNER
Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso
Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary
Henry Winkler, Barry
Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

 

Limited or Anthology Series
Dopesick, Hulu
The Dropout, Hulu
Inventing Anna, Netflix
Pam & Tommy, Hulu
"The White Lotus," HBO - WINNER

 

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Colin Firth, The Staircase
Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven
Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage
Michael Keaton, Dopesick
Himesh Patel, Station Eleven
Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

 

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Toni Collette, The Staircase
Julia Garner, Inventing Anna
Lily James, Pam & Tommy
Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story
Margaret Qualley, Maid
Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout- WINNER


Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Connie Britton, The White Lotus
Jennifer Coolidge, "The White Lotus" - WINNER
Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus
Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick
Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus
Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus
Mare Winningham, Dopesick

 

Supporting Actor
in a Limited Series or Movie
Murray Bartlett,
"The White Lotus" - WINNER
Jake Lacy, The White Lotus
Will Poulter, Dopesick
Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy
Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick
Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick
Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

 

Guest Actor in a Drama Series
Adrien Brody, Succession
James Cromwell, Succession
Colman Domingo, "Euphoria" - WINNER
Arian Moayed, Succession
Tom Pelphrey, Ozark
Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

 

Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Hope Davis, Succession
Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show
Martha Kelly, Euphoria
Sanaa Lathan, Succession
Harriet Walter, Succession
Lee You-mi, Squid Game- WINNER

 

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series
Jane Adams, Hacks
Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks
Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building
Laurie Metcalf, "Hacks"- WINNER
Kaitlin Olson, Hacks
Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso

 

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series
Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live
Bill Hader, Curb Your Enthusiasm
James Lance, Ted Lasso
Nathan Lane, "Only Murders in the Building" - WINNER
Christopher McDonald, Hacks
Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

 

Television Movie
Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers- WINNER
Ray Donovan: The Movie
Reno 911: The Hunt for QAnon
The Survivor
Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

 

Competition Series
The Amazing Race
"Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls" - WINNER
Nailed It!
RuPaul's Drag Race
Top Chef
The Voice

 

Host for a Reality or Competition Program
Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye
Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Making It
Nicole Byer, Nailed It!
Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Shark Tank
Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef
RuPaul, 'RuPaul's Drag Race' - WINNER

 

Variety Talk Series
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
Jimmy Kimmel Live
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" - WINNER
Late Night with Seth Meyers
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

 

Variety Sketch Series
A Black Lady Sketch Show
"Saturday Night Live" - WINNER

 

Variety Special (Live)
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes
The Oscars
Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg,
Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent - WINNER
Tony Awards Presents: Broadway's Back!

 

Variety Special (Pre-recorded)
Adele: One Night Only- WINNER
Dave Chappelle: The Closer
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special
One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

 

Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special
My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman
The Problem with Jon Stewart
"Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy" - WINNER
VICE
The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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115- Emmy Nominations 2022 announced.
••••This year's Emmy Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, with "Succession," "Ted Lasso" and "The White Lotus" earning the most nominations. "Squid Game" earned 14 nods, the most ever for a foreign-language show.
•••• The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12 on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.
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The 74th Emmys to be annunced July 12
LOS ANGELES -June 7, 2022 -- The Television Academy today announced 121 nominations in 35 categories for the 74th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards, to be presented Saturday evening, July 23, 2022, at the Television Academy's campus in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.
•••• The official Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on July 12.
•••• The nomination round of voting runs from June 16 to June 27. For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, the TV Academy will bring back Governors Balls to celebrate after the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys ceremonies. The Academy scrapped the events in 2020 and 2021 due to the safety concerns.
•••••A handful of minor rule changes for 2022 have been announced, including eliminating the program time length for comedy and drama series and further defining what a "limited series" is. It also partnered with the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to announce a realignment of some series eligibility -- moving to more genre, rather than daypart, distinctions.
•••• The Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards honor locally produced programs in the categories of Crime and Social Issues, Culture and History, the Arts, Human Interest, Sports, the Environment, and Live and Breaking News Coverage.
•••• A complete list of the nominations, are tabulated by the Academy's accounting firm Ernst & Young The nominations are listed alphabetically by program within each category.
•••• Christie Lyn Lugo Leigh and Stephanie Hampton are the Los Angeles Area Governors.
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115- NBA veteran Scottie Pippen and Napa Wine Legend Dave Phinney to deliver keynote address at The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo - By Gary Sunkin
••• The largest Foodservice & Hospitality Expo in the West is taking place from Sunday, August 28 through Tuesday, August 30 at the Los Angeles. Convention Center. The expo will showcase hundreds of leading vendors, demonstrating and sampling the newest food products, technology and equipment for the restaurant, foodservice, specialty beverage and hospitality markets. Access to live culinary prformances and award ceremonies, all under one roof.
•••• Keynote speaker Dave Phinney has a colorful, storied history in the craft beverage world.  Twenty years ago, he took a friend up on an offer to spend a semester "studying" in Florence, Italy.  This trip sparked what would become lifelong passions &endash; history, agriculture, winemaking and the profound act of turning something from the earth into a beverage.  
•••• After this epic trip, Dave moved to the Napa Valley and landed a job at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. He decided that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself.  So, in 1998 he founded his first brand with two tons of zinfandel and not much else.  
•••• He spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and has since grown several companies into multinational brands.  During this time, Dave also became increasingly interested in spirits.  
•••• In 2016, Dave started the Savage & Cooke distillery.  He applied all that he learned over the years in winemaking and took a very different approach, notably finishing all of his spirits in wine barrels from his collection of projects.  Dave decided to base Savage & Cooke on Mare Island, which is renowned for its rich history and architecture.
•••• A 17-year NBA veteran, Scottie Pippen played in 1,178 games and averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists and 1.96 steals during an illustrious career that placed him among the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all-time in 1996 and brought the Bulls six NBA World Championship titles (1991-93, 1996-98)
•••• Pippen led his teams to postseason appearances in each of his first 16 seasons and compiled NBA Playoff averages of 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.96 steals in 208 games. At the time of his retirement, Pippen's 208 career playoff appearances ranked second in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 237. During his 12 years in a Bulls uniform, the 6-8, 228-pound forward/guard affixed his name at or very near the top of every major statistical category in franchise history. At the time of his retirement, Pippen was the team's all-time leader in three-point field goals (664) and three-point field goal attempts (2,031), and ranked second in 12 other categories.
•••• The keynote will be moderated by Art Sutley, Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, and one of the industry experts behind Bar Business Magazine. As an educator in the industry, he speaks at many of the top restaurant and cocktail tradeshows globally. Art has appeared on the Paramount Network's hit TV Show Bar Rescue as a Recon Expert assisting host and industry expert Jon Taffer. Most recently Art has joined the team at Savage & Cooke Distillery.
•••• The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is owned by Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association. Clarion Events (us.clarionevents.com) produces 37 events across thirteen sectors of both trade and consumer events. The Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group also includes the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Coffee Fest and The NGA Show. Clarion Events acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super- charging the already rapid growth. Clarion Events has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.
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115- HFPA to become for-profit organization to save Golden Globes
•• Hollywood, CA, 07/28/22 -- The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. by vote accepted a proposal by interim Chief Executive Todd Boehly who has served as the org's interim CEO since last year. The HFPA put itself on the auction block in May, and Boehly had been looking to buy the organization since.
••• Boehly, chairman of private equity firm Eldridge Industries, the parent company of longtime Globes producer Dick Clark Productions (now known as MRC Live & Alternative) presented his plan during an general membership meeting.
••• "This is a historic moment for the HFPA and the Golden Globes," said Helen Hoehne, president of the HFPA, in a statement. "We have taken a decisive step forward to transform ourselves and adapt to this increasingly competitive economic landscape for both award shows and the journalism marketplace. ... We are excited to move forward with a mandate to ensure we continue our support for increasing diversity in all areas and maintaining our life-changing charitable and philanthropic efforts."
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••• The new private entity will manage its Golden Globes assets while maintaining the charitable and philanthropic programs in a separate non-profit entity.
••••Under his proposal, Eldridge would form a new company and acquire the Golden Globes assets based on an "independent third-party valuation firm." The proceeds would be used to fund the charitable wing of the HFPA.
••••The association's tax-exempt status would be dissolved, and the new association would allow members "the opportunity to share in its profits, thereby giving them a stake in the success of the Globes."
••••The plan also needs a final sign-off from California's attorney general.
••• Under the deal, HFPA members would be paid $75,000 annually for several years, according to two members not authorized to speak publicly.
•••••• •The move comes as the embattled association has been working to reform itself and get back on track with Hollywood.
••••Last year, NBC dropped the broadcast of the 2022 Globes boycotting the organization, and studios including Netflix and WarnerMedia cut ties after a Times investigation raised questions about the group's ethical and financial lapses and revealed that not one of the then 87 members was Black.
••••Since then, the nonprofit HFPA has undertaken a series of reforms, including establishing new bylaws, banning gifts and adding 21 new members, six of whom are Black.
••• In May Pacific Coast Entertainment, a group led by former motion picture academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs, made a multimillion-dollar bid to buy the Golden Globes.
••••Reaching out to HFPA members directly, the offer included paying them an annual salary of $120,000, guaranteed for five years, along with a one-time $100,000 "Pandemic Relief Grant," and establishing a $5-million-a-year endowment, according to a review by The Times.
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115- TCA cancels in-person Summer Press Tour
••••LOS ANGELES, CA (Television International Magazine) -- The Television Critics Association (TCA) cancels in-person aspect of the of its Summer Press Tour, originally set to start July 27 at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, California.
•••• TCA is in discussions with networks to plan a virtual schedule and will share dates as soon as available. Currently, the TCA has lost nine more in-person dates on its summer press run, including; five Disney days, one Fox, one CBS/Paramount +, and a couple for PBS. Cancellation comes amid concerns over the highly transmittable BA.5 COVID variant and Los Angeles County's possible indoor mask mandate.
•••• The Television Critics Association (TCA) is a group of approximately 200 United States and Canadian television critics, journalists and columnists who cover television programming for newspapers, magazines, and web publications.
•••• The TCA accepts applications and selects members twice per year in March and September. Once selected, all members meet at The Langham Huntington Hotel and Spa in Pasadena, California in January for the winter press tour, and at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills in July for the summer press tour. Winter press tour usually covers network midseason replacements, programs from streaming services and cable series which start in January, while the summer tour covers the new fall season for broadcast, streaming, and cable programming.
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115- NBA veteran Scottie Pippen and Napa Wine Legend Dave Phinney to deliver keynote address at The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo - By Gary Sunkin
••• The largest Foodservice & Hospitality Expo in the West is taking place from Sunday, August 28 through Tuesday, August 30 at the Los Angeles. Convention Center. The expo will showcase hundreds of leading vendors, demonstrating and sampling the newest food products, technology and equipment for the restaurant, foodservice, specialty beverage and hospitality markets. Access to live culinary prformances and award ceremonies, all under one roof.
•••• Keynote speaker Dave Phinney has a colorful, storied history in the craft beverage world.  Twenty years ago, he took a friend up on an offer to spend a semester "studying" in Florence, Italy.  This trip sparked what would become lifelong passions &endash; history, agriculture, winemaking and the profound act of turning something from the earth into a beverage.  
•••• After this epic trip, Dave moved to the Napa Valley and landed a job at the Robert Mondavi Winery in 1997 as a temporary harvest worker. He decided that if he was going to work this hard, it would eventually have to be for himself.  So, in 1998 he founded his first brand with two tons of zinfandel and not much else.  
•••• He spent the next decade making wine for others as well as himself and has since grown several companies into multinational brands.  During this time, Dave also became increasingly interested in spirits.  
•••• In 2016, Dave started the Savage & Cooke distillery.  He applied all that he learned over the years in winemaking and took a very different approach, notably finishing all of his spirits in wine barrels from his collection of projects.  Dave decided to base Savage & Cooke on Mare Island, which is renowned for its rich history and architecture.
•••• A 17-year NBA veteran, Scottie Pippen played in 1,178 games and averaged 16.1 points, 6.4 rebounds and 5.2 assists and 1.96 steals during an illustrious career that placed him among the NBA's 50 Greatest Players of all-time in 1996 and brought the Bulls six NBA World Championship titles (1991-93, 1996-98)
•••• Pippen led his teams to postseason appearances in each of his first 16 seasons and compiled NBA Playoff averages of 17.5 points, 7.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.96 steals in 208 games. At the time of his retirement, Pippen's 208 career playoff appearances ranked second in NBA history behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's 237. During his 12 years in a Bulls uniform, the 6-8, 228-pound forward/guard affixed his name at or very near the top of every major statistical category in franchise history. At the time of his retirement, Pippen was the team's all-time leader in three-point field goals (664) and three-point field goal attempts (2,031), and ranked second in 12 other categories.
•••• The keynote will be moderated by Art Sutley, Nightlife & Hospitality Expert, and one of the industry experts behind Bar Business Magazine. As an educator in the industry, he speaks at many of the top restaurant and cocktail tradeshows globally. Art has appeared on the Paramount Network's hit TV Show Bar Rescue as a Recon Expert assisting host and industry expert Jon Taffer. Most recently Art has joined the team at Savage & Cooke Distillery.
•••• The Western Foodservice & Hospitality Expo is owned by Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group and sponsored by the California Restaurant Association. Clarion Events (us.clarionevents.com) produces 37 events across thirteen sectors of both trade and consumer events. The Clarion Events Food & Beverage Group also includes the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show, the International Restaurant & Foodservice Show of New York, Coffee Fest and The NGA Show. Clarion Events acquired PennWell in early 2018, bringing 4 Tradeshow 200 events into the U.S. portfolio and super- charging the already rapid growth. Clarion Events has offices in Trumbull, CT; Kennesaw, GA; Boca Raton, FL; Tacoma, WA, and Fairlawn, NJ.
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115- Emmy Nominations 2022 announced.
••••This year's Emmy Award nominees were announced on Tuesday, with "Succession," "Ted Lasso" and "The White Lotus" earning the most nominations. "Squid Game" earned 14 nods, the most ever for a foreign-language show.
•••• The 74th Emmy Awards will be broadcast live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 12 on NBC and will stream live for the first time on Peacock.

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•Emmy Nominations 2022
Complete List
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•Emmy Nominations 2022
Complete List
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Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul

Euphoria

Ozark

Severance

Squid Game

Stranger Things

Succession

Yellowjackets

Outstanding Comedy Series

Abbott Elementary

Barry

Curb Your Enthusiasm

Hacks

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Only Murders in the Building

Ted Lasso

What We Do in the Shadows

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Jason Bateman, Ozark

Brian Cox, Succession

Lee Jung-jae, Squid Game

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul

Adam Scott, Severance

Jeremy Strong, Succession

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Laura Linney, Ozark

Melanie Lynskey, Yellowjackets

Sandra Oh, Killing Eve

Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Zendaya, Euphoria

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Quinta Brunson, Abbott Elementary

Kaley Cuoco, The Flight Attendant

Elle Fanning, The Great

Issa Rae, Insecure

Jean Smart, Hacks

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Donald Glover, Atlanta

Bill Hader, Barry

Nicholas Hoult, The Great

Steve Martin, Only Murders in the Building

Martin Short, Only Murders in the Building

Jason Sudeikis, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Patricia Arquette, Severance

Julia Garner, Ozark

Jung Ho-yeon, Squid Game

Christina Ricci, Yellowjackets

J. Smith Cameron, Succession

Sarah Snook, Succession

Sydney Sweeney, Euphoria

Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Nicholas Braun, Succession

Billy Crudup, The Morning Show

Kieran Culkin, Succession

Park Hae-soo, Squid Game

Matthew Macfayden, Succession

John Turturro, Severance

Christopher Walken, Severance

Oh Yeong-su, Squid Game

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Hannah Einbinder, Hacks

Janelle James, Abbott Elementary

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live

Sarah Niles, Ted Lasso

Sheryl Lee Ralph, Abbott Elementary

Juno Temple, Ted Lasso

Hannah Waddington, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Carrigan, Barry

Brett Goldstein, Ted Lasso

Toheeb Jimoh, Ted Lasso

Nick Mohammed, Ted Lasso

Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Tyler James Williams, Abbott Elementary

Henry Winkler, Barry

Bowen Yang, Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Limited or Anthology Series

Dopesick, Hulu

The Dropout, Hulu

Inventing Anna, Netflix

Pam & Tommy, Hulu

The White Lotus, HBO

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Colin Firth, The Staircase

Andrew Garfield, Under the Banner of Heaven

Oscar Isaac, Scenes from a Marriage

Michael Keaton, Dopesick

Himesh Patel, Station Eleven

Sebastian Stan, Pam & Tommy

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Toni Collette, The Staircase

Julia Garner, Inventing Anna

Lily James, Pam & Tommy

Sarah Paulson, Impeachment: American Crime Story

Margaret Qualley, Maid

Amanda Seyfried, The Dropout


Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Connie Britton, The White Lotus

Jennifer Coolidge, The White Lotus

Alexandra Daddario, The White Lotus

Kaitlyn Dever, Dopesick

Natasha Rothwell, The White Lotus

Sydney Sweeney, The White Lotus

Mare Winningham, Dopesick

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Murray Bartlett, The White Lotus

Jake Lacy, The White Lotus

Will Poulter, Dopesick

Seth Rogen, Pam & Tommy

Peter Sarsgaard, Dopesick

Michael Stuhlbarg, Dopesick

Steve Zahn, The White Lotus

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Adrien Brody, Succession

James Cromwell, Succession

Colman Domingo, Euphoria

Arian Moayed, Succession

Tom Pelphrey, Ozark

Alexander Skarsgard, Succession

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Hope Davis, Succession

Marcia Gay Harden, The Morning Show

Martha Kelly, Euphoria

Sanaa Lathan, Succession

Harriet Walter, Succession

Lee You-mi, Squid Game

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

Jane Adams, Hacks

Harriet Sansom Harris, Hacks

Jane Lynch, Only Murders in the Building

Laurie Metcalf, Hacks

Kaitlin Olson, Hacks

Harriet Walter, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

Jerrod Carmichael, Saturday Night Live

Bill Hader, Curb Your Enthusiasm

James Lance, Ted Lasso

Nathan Lane, Only Murders in the Building

Christopher McDonald, Hacks

Sam Richardson, Ted Lasso

Outstanding Television Movie

Chip 'n' Dale: Rescue Rangers

Ray Donovan: The Movie

Reno 911: The Hunt for QAnon

The Survivor

Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas

Outstanding Competition Program

The Amazing Race

Lizzo's Watch Out for the Big Grrrls

Nailed It!

RuPaul's Drag Race

Top Chef

The Voice

Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program

Bobby Berk, Karamo Brown, Tan France, Antoni Porowski, Jonathan Van Ness, Queer Eye

Amy Poehler, Nick Offerman, Making It

Nicole Byer, Nailed It!

Barbara Corcoran, Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Robert Herjavec, Daymond John, Kevin O'Leary, Shark Tank

Padma Lakshmi, Top Chef

RuPaul, RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Late Night with Seth Meyers

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

A Black Lady Sketch Show

Saturday Night Live

Outstanding Variety Special (Live)

The 64th Annual Grammy Awards

Live in Front of a Studio Audience: The Facts of Life and Diff'rent Strokes

The Oscars

Pepsi Super Bowl LVI Halftime Show Starring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent

Tony Awards Presents: Broadway's Back!

Outstanding Variety Special (Pre-recorded)

Adele: One Night Only

Dave Chappelle: The Closer

Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts

Norm Macdonald: Nothing Special

One Last Time: An Evening with Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga

Outstanding Hosted Nonfiction Series or Special

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman

The Problem with Jon Stewart

Stanley Tucci: Searching for Italy

VICE

The World According to Jeff Goldblum

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The 74th Emmys to be annunced July 12
LOS ANGELES -June 7, 2022 -- The Television Academy today announced 121 nominations in 35 categories for the 74th Los Angeles Area Emmy® Awards, to be presented Saturday evening, July 23, 2022, at the Television Academy's campus in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.
•••• The official Emmy Awards nominations will be announced on July 12.
•••• The nomination round of voting runs from June 16 to June 27. For the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic, the TV Academy will bring back Governors Balls to celebrate after the Creative Arts and Primetime Emmys ceremonies. The Academy scrapped the events in 2020 and 2021 due to the safety concerns.
•••••A handful of minor rule changes for 2022 have been announced, including eliminating the program time length for comedy and drama series and further defining what a "limited series" is. It also partnered with the New York-based National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences to announce a realignment of some series eligibility -- moving to more genre, rather than daypart, distinctions.
•••• The Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards honor locally produced programs in the categories of Crime and Social Issues, Culture and History, the Arts, Human Interest, Sports, the Environment, and Live and Breaking News Coverage.
•••• A complete list of the nominations, are tabulated by the Academy's accounting firm Ernst & Young The nominations are listed alphabetically by program within each category.
•••• Christie Lyn Lugo Leigh and Stephanie Hampton are the Los Angeles Area Governors.
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115- The PBS Short Film Festival Presents 'Stories that Stick'
•••Now in its 11th year, the PBS Short Film Festival is a celebration of independent films and filmmaking. Join PBS in exploring an incredible selection of captivating films about identity, society, culture, family, race, and humanity in this annual showcase of powerful and unexpected stories.
•••• The PBS Short Film Festival is part of a multiplatform initiative to increase the reach and visibility of independent filmmakers from across the country and amplify the voices of diverse content creators. Since its inception in 2012, hundreds of films celebrating love, acceptance, family, strength, equality, friendship, loyalty and more have been presented under the festival's banner.  The 2022 festival carries the tagline "Stories that Stick" to highlight the impact of powerful storytelling.
•••• Starting at midnight on Monday, July 11, audiences can watch and share all 27 films. In addition, a panel of nine jury members will select their favorite film of the festival for the Juried Prize.
•••• Jury members are respected professionals in independent film and public media and were invited by PBS to participate. Eric Gulliver, American Experience Producer; Simon Kilmurry, International Documentary Association, Executive Director; Judith Vecchione, WGBH Educational Foundation, Executive Producer; Mike Sargent, Reelworld/Nightshift, Producer/Host; Adnaan Wassey, Digital Media Executive (formerly of POV); Antonia Thornton, Firelight Media, Artist Programs Coordinator; Wendy Llinas, PBS National Programming; Jada Leng, PBS National Programming; Weenta Girmay, Firelight Media, Regional Initiatives Coordinator.
•••• Films featured in the PBS Short Film Festival have been selected and provided by 16 public media partners and PBS member stations. This year's lineup includes films from Black Public Media, Center for Asian American Media (CAAM), Independent Television Service (ITVS), Latino Public Broadcasting, Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), POV, Reel South, Vision Maker Media and World Channel, as well as PBS local member stations, Alabama Public Television (APTV), KLRU-TV Austin PBS, Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB), MPT Digital Studios, WKAR (Michigan State University), WMHT (New York) and WSIU (Illinois).
•••• Generating more than 12 million streams over the course of the festival's history, the Webby Award-winning PBS Short Film Festival continues to be an engaging annual digital event.
•••• This Year's Award
A distinguished panel of nine jury members will select their favorite film of the festival for the "Juried Prize."
Meet the jury
More- PBS Short Film Festival
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• 115- Nominations for the New German Cinema Award 2022 announced
MUNICH -- The nominees for the New German Cinema sponsorship award donated by Bavaria Film, DZ Bank and BR in the categories directing, producing, screenplay and acting have been chosen. For the first time, the winner in the Best Screenplay category will also be able to take part in a newly created mentoring program.
The New German Cinema Sponsorship prize is one of the most desired recognition for young Germans working in the film industry and is endowed with a total of 70,000 euros. The best newcomer performances in the feature films in the New German Cinema series at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN are honored. All directors, producers, screenwriters and actors whose feature films have been selected for the Neues Deutsches Kino series are eligible to compete for the sponsorship award, provided that it is their first, second or third - in the case of producers at most the sixth - full-length feature film.
•••• This year, talents from thirteen films celebrating their world premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN meet these criteria. The award categories are endowed as follows: Best Director (EUR 30,000), Best Producer (EUR 20,000), Best Screenplay (EUR 10,000) and Best Actor (EUR 10,000). A three-person jury decides on the award -- this year Almila Bagriacik (actress), Ingo Fliess (producer) and Sönke Wortmann (director/producer). The award ceremony will take place on the evening of July 1st at the HFF -- Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (by invitation).
•••• A significant innovation from 2022: In the Best Screenplay category, the winner will receive not only the prize money but also access to a newly created mentoring program, which will provide advice and support for the next screenplay and project development by an experienced Producer includes - possibly with the option of sharing the development costs.
•••• Since its introduction in 1989 - at that time still as a director's sponsorship award - the New German Cinema sponsorship award has marked the starting signal for many remarkable careers, for example for the directors Jan-Ole Gerster ("Oh Boy"), Jakob Lass ("Love Steaks") or the Actress Vicky Krieps ("The Maid Lynn").
•••• "Promoting young talent is a matter close to our hearts. With this additional offer, we want to open up new creative spaces and enable projects," ays Marcus Ammon, Managing Director of Content at Bavaria Fiction.
•••• All directors, producers, screenwriters and actors whose feature film has been selected for the New German Cinema series are automatically in competition for the award, provided it is their first, second or third feature film. For producers, it can be no more than the sixth film. A three-person jury decides on the awards.
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115- CORSAGE opens FILMFEST MÜNCHEN
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To celebrate in a fitting manner, the opening ceremony of the 39th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was held in the beautiful new concert hall recently opened by the city of Munich: the Isarphilharmonie at the Gasteig HP8. This modern concert hall, built onto an industrial heritage site, provides just the right atmosphere for the majestic opening film. Marie Kreutzer's CORSAGE has Vicky Krieps step into the iconic role of Empress Elisabeth of Austria in a completely new guise. Kreutzer paints a completely new picture of a woman who was literally and socially corseted by royal constraints, prevailing standards of beauty, and her own wardrobe.
•••• Kreutzer is obviously making a case for Sissi as a woman comprehensively stymied by the combined forces of patriarchy and court protocol, but she is not the kind of filmmaker to avoid unpleasant truths. Her Sissi is a textbook narcissist.
•••• 39th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN takes place June 23 to July 2, 2022 -
•••• Inaugurated in 1983 and with some 200 showings every year, the Munich Film Festival is Germany's second biggest film festival after Berlin. With over a million films admitted since the festivals beginning, this event is certainly one of the most important for the film industry in Germany. Major productions, indie documentaries, and short films all find an audience in one of Munich's many theaters. All films are shown in the original language, often with German or English subtitles. There is usually an impressive lineup of live guests from the movie industry as well. The theaters are mostly within a 15-minute walk from each other, and public transportation can bring you there easily. Some of the venues for previous years include the Filmmuseum, Gasteig Kulturzentrum, Rio Filmpalast, Filmtheater Sendlinger Tor, City-Atelier Kinos and Gloria Palast am Stachus.
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115- CORSAGE premiers at Cannes.
CANNES - With a new empress Elisabeth, CORSAGE celebrates a world premier at Cannes' Un Certain Regard and earned unanimous praise and was circled by several distributors.
•••• IFC Films has acquired North American rights to "Corsage," Marie Kreutzer's bold costume drama starring Vicky Krieps as the Empress Elisabeth of Austria known as Sissi. In the 1950s she has captured the hearts of the public ever since she was immortalized by actress Romy Schneider in a "Sissi" trilogy.
•• VickiKriepsAsSisi300w.jpgFree of "Kitsch" Marie Kreutzer (Direction and script) shows a completely new picture of said empress Elisabeht who as "Sisi" became an ikone and who now in CORSAGE not only can be seen in a new light but is freed.

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"Corsage" centers on Empress Elisabeth of Austria, the monarch idolized for her beauty and inspiring fashion trends. Sissi was a Bavarian princess, who married the Austrian emperor Franz Joseph I when she was 16 and was on the throne for 44 years. Kreutzer's script focuses on just one of those years:
•••• Christmas 1877: It's the 40th birthday of empress Elisabeth of Austria (Vicky Krieps). In her performative role on the side of her husband emperor Franz Joseph (Florian Teichtmeister) she may not opine her thoughts on matters of state but must always stay the young empress. To stay true to this expectation, she keeps a rigid plan of fasting, sport, combing her hair and daily cinching her famed 19.5" waist. But Elisabeth is curious, and with a zest for live, whose opposition to the oversized image of herself grows and who does not want to live trapped in a royal corset any longer. The "corsage" of the title doesn't refer to flowers on a dress, but the corset that squeezes Elisabeth's rib cage tighter and tighter. Her hunger for knowledge and adventerous life makes her more and more restless in Vienna.
•••• 20 years after the film is set, the empress was, in fact, assassinated in Switzerland by an Italian anarchist in 1898. Given the character's penchant for dangerous sports and constant starvation, privilege, frustration and, trying to hold on to her sanity it comes as a surprise to learn that Corsage gives her a different end.
•••• "Corsage" was produced by A Film AG production, in co-production with Samsa Film, Komplizen Film, Kazak Productions, ORF Film/Fernseh-Abkommen, ZDF/ARTE, ARTE France Cinéma.
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115- Activist crashes red carpet at Cannes Film Festival to protest Ukraine sexual violence
•••• Cannes -- A woman crashed the Cannes Film Festival red carpet premiere of George Miller's "Three Thousand Years of Longing" on Friday and stripped off her clothes in protest of sexual violence in Ukraine.
•••• "Stop raping us," read a message written across the unidentified woman's topless torso covered in yellow and blue paint, the colors of the Ukrainian flag. The lower half of her body was covered in red paint.
•••• The protester also had the word "scum" written on her lower back, which coincides with the name of a French collective of radical feminists.
•••• After storming the Cannes red carpet, security authorities rushed toward the half-naked activist, covered her with a coat and attempted to block some cameras from filming.
•••• She yelled "Don't rape us!" as she was taken off the red carpet.
•••• No immediate comment on the incident from representatives for the festival.
•••• Russia's war in Ukraine has often been in the spotlight at this year's Cannes festival, which is screening several films from Ukrainian filmmakers.
•••• The festival barred Russians with ties to the Kremlin from attending.
•••• The issue of Russia's place in the film industry, and of the role of entertainment during a war, continues to dominated the opening days of the festival, taking its cue from the speech that Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskiy delivered at the festival by screen on Tuesday.
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115- The Cannes Film Festival celebrates its 75th edition on May 17 - 28 at the Palais de Festival.
•••• After partnering with France Télévisions & Brut., the Festival de Cannes is thrilled to welcome BMW and Campari which, alongside its long-standing partners, will be instrumental in promoting the event's continued influence.
•••• As the most important cultural event in the world, the Festival de Cannes is the ultimate place where film lovers meet up every year. Supporting this event dedicated to all kinds of films is about helping both established and budding talents expand their influence internationally, turning the spotlight on the films of yesterday and those of tomorrow, encouraging meetings that will allow films to come to life in the most beautiful setting -- the silver screen -- and that of the Palais des Festivals is named Lumière!
•••• In 2022, BMW joins the Festival de Cannes as the official automotive partner to provide a fleet of fully electric and hybrid cars exclusively, in line with the environmental policy we initiated in 2019.
•••• Campari will be on the Croisette and alongside the Festival for the first time. In 2022, they will open an exclusive reception venue, specially built for the occasion.
•••• Just as a reminder, with France Télévisions' multiple outlets and Brut. being established in over 80 countries, our new media partners will provide far-reaching, unprecedented coverage both in France and internationally.
•••• As a new chapter is about to be written in the history of the Festival for its 75th edition, we would like to say how thrilled and proud we are that all of our partners, suppliers and sponsors have come forward in 2022 &endash; and to extend our heartfelt thanks to them for their invaluable, unwavering support.
•••• We will see you all mid-April for the press conference to announce the 2022 Selection and on the Croisette from May 17 to 28 to celebrate with us the 75th Festival de Cannes.
•••• « At a time when the world is going through a difficult period, with the cultural industries having been hit particularly hard, we are extremely proud and happy that such exclusive, complementary brands and institutions have supported us for a great many years. Their commitment held fast, intensified and was even maintained over time, regardless of the economic situation we're in. For that matter, we wished to congratulate our long-standing partners Chopard and L'Oréal Paris, as they will celebrate their 25-year continued support of the Festival during the upcoming edition. »
Pierre Lescure, President of the Festival de Cannes
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Jury of Un Certain Regard at the 75th Festival de Cannes
Valeria Golino - President, Director, actress, producer,
Italy

Debra Granik, Director, United States

Joanna Kulig
Actress, Poland

Benjamin Biolay
Singer-songwriter, producer, actor,France

Édgar Ramírez
Actor, producer
Venezuela

Following British filmmaker Andrea Arnold, Valeria Golino will be the President of the Jury of Un Certain Regard at the 75th Festival de Cannes. Along with 4 members from Poland (actress Joanna Kulig), Venezuela (actor Édgar Ramírez), the United States (director Debra Granik), and France (singer-songwriter and actor Benjamin Biolay), she will select the winners of this section which celebrates young, auteur and revelation films.
•••• Un Certain Regard will feature 20 films this year, including 8 first films and 9 films by female directors, just as Maryland by Alice Winocour, Montparnasse Bienvenue by Léonor Serraille who won the Caméra d'or and whose new film is in competition, A Brother's love by Monia Chokri and Good Mother by Hafsia Herzi in 2021. Last year's winner of Un Certain Regard was Russian filmmaker Kira Kovalenko's Unclenching the fists.
••••I have been to Cannes so many times, as an actress, as a director, in different selections... It is the event of the month of May. It's a party, where you reconnect with friends. But it's also the occasion to reflect: What path did I take? What have others done? What does the cinema say that is universal, inherent to all times and all countries? It is all the more intense within a Jury, where we will feel, think and share together. In this world full of sound and fury, I am happy and honored to be here to help, perhaps, filmmakers to emerge. Valeria Golino, Jury President of Un Certain Regard
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115-The Weeknd, Doja Cat and Olivia Rodrigo lead as BBMA's finalists
•••••• On Sunday, May 15, the 2022 Billboard Music Awards show will air live at 8 p.m. ET on NBC and on Peacock from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, hosted by Sean "Diddy" Combs following Nick Jonas who hosted last year. Diddy Combs, will serve also as an executive producer.
•••• For nearly 30 years, the BBMAs has celebrated music's greatest achievements, honoring the hottest names in music today. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard Charts based off of chart data from April 10, 2021 to May 26, 2022 including song sales, streaming and social engagement.
••• The Weeknd leads as a nominee in 17 categories. Meanwhile, Doja Cat is leading the female nominees with 14 categories and Olivia Rodrigo with 13 as a first-time finalist.
••• Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Drake are also finalists in several categories this year. Drake currently is the most decorated artist at the award show with 29 wins -- though Swift could surpass his record if she wins at least five of her categories.
••• This year, five new categories were introduced to the award show called Top Billboard Global 200 Artist, Top Billboard Global Excl. U.S. Artist, Top Billboard Global 200 Song, and Top Billboard Global Excl U.S. Song.
•••• Becky G, Ed Sheeran, Elle King, Miranda Lambert and Travis Scott are set to hit the award show stage, along with Morgan Wallen, Florence + the Machine, Maxwell and Silk Sonic.
•••• The Red Hot Chili Peppers were originally scheduled to perform before they announced they were dropping out. Machine Gun Kelly and Dan + Shay have since been added to the lineup.
•••• Performances also include Megan Thee Stallion, Latto, Rauw Alejandro and Burna Boy as well as this year's Icon Award recipient, Mary J. Blige. Blige marks her eleventh Billboard Music Award, following a 1995 album of the year win for My Life and nine trophies -- including female R&B/hip-hop artist of the year and Hot 100 airplay song of the year for "Be Without You."
•••The Billboard Icon Award was established in 2011, and Blige follows previous A-list recipients Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Celine Dion, Cher, Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey, Garth Brooks and Pink. 
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115- Billboard Music Award Winners - 2022

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TOP ARTIST:
Doja Cat

Drake

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

The Weeknd

 

TOP NEW ARTIST:

Giv?on

Masked Wolf

Olivia Rodrigo

Pooh Shiesty

The Kid LAROI

 

TOP MALE ARTIST:

Drake

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Lil Nas X

The Weeknd

 

TOP FEMALE ARTIST:

Adele

Doja Cat

Dua Lipa

Olivia Rodrigo

Taylor Swift

 

TOP DUO/GROUP:

BTS

Glass Animals

Imagine Dragons

Migos

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

 

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ARTIST:

Adele

Drake

Juice WRLD

Morgan Wallen

Taylor Swift

 

TOP HOT 100 ARTIST:

Doja Cat

Drake

Justin Bieber

Olivia Rodrigo

The Weeknd

 

TOP STREAMING SONGS ARTIST:

Doja Cat

Drake

Lil Nas X

Olivia Rodrigo

The Weeknd

 

TOP SONG SALES ARTIST:

Adele

BTS

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Walker Hayes

 

TOP RADIO SONGS ARTIST:

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Olivia Rodrigo

The Weeknd

 

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 ARTIST:

Doja Cat

Ed Sheeran

Justin Bieber

Olivia Rodrigo

The Weeknd

 

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL (EXCLU. U.S.) ARTIST:

BTS

Dua Lipa

Ed Sheeran

Olivia Rodrigo

The Weeknd

 

TOP TOUR:

Eagles (Hotel California Tour)

Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)

Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)

Harry Styles (Love on Tour)

The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

 

TOP R&B ARTIST:

Doja Cat

Giv?on

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak)

Summer Walker

The Weeknd

 

TOP R&B MALE ARTIST:

Giv?on

Khalid

The Weeknd

 

TOP R&B FEMALE ARTIST:

Doja Cat

Summer Walker

SZA

 

TOP R&B TOUR:

Bruno Mars (Bruno Mars at Park MGM)

Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

Usher (The Vegas Residency)

 

TOP RAP ARTIST:

Drake

Juice WRLD

Lil Baby

Moneybagg Yo

Polo G

 

TOP RAP MALE ARTIST:

Drake

Juice WRLD

Polo G

 

TOP RAP FEMALE ARTIST:

Cardi B

Latto

Megan Thee Stallion

 

TOP RAP TOUR:

J. Cole (The Off-Season Tour)

Lil Baby (The Back Outside Tour)

Omarion & Bow Wow (The Millennium Tour 2021)

 

TOP COUNTRY ARTIST:

Chris Stapleton

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

Taylor Swift

Walker Hayes

 

TOP COUNTRY MALE ARTIST:

Chris Stapleton

Luke Combs

Morgan Wallen

 

TOP COUNTRY FEMALE ARTIST:

Carrie Underwood

Miranda Lambert

Taylor Swift

 

TOP COUNTRY DUO/GROUP:

Dan + Shay

Florida Georgia Line

Zac Brown Band

 

TOP COUNTRY TOUR:

Luke Bryan (Proud to Be Right Here Tour)

Eric Church (Gather Again Tour)

Chris Stapleton (All-American Road Show Tour)

 

TOP ROCK ARTIST:

Glass Animals

Imagine Dragons

Machine Gun Kelly

Måneskin

twenty one pilots

 

TOP ROCK TOUR:

Genesis (The Last Domino? Tour)

Green Day, Fall Out Boy & Weezer (The Hella Mega Tour)

The Rolling Stones (No Filter Tour)

 

TOP LATIN ARTIST:

Bad Bunny

Farruko

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Rauw Alejandro

 

TOP LATIN MALE ARTIST:

Bad Bunny

Farruko

Rauw Alejandro

 

TOP LATIN FEMALE ARTIST:

Kali Uchis

Karol G

Rosalía

 

TOP LATIN DUO/GROUP:

Calibre 50

Eslabon Armado

Grupo Firme

 

TOP LATIN TOUR:

Bad Bunny (El Último Tour Del Mundo)

Enrique Iglesias & Ricky Martin (Live in Concert)

Los Bukis (Una Historia Cantada Tour)

 

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ARTIST:

Calvin Harris

David Guetta

Lady Gaga

Marshmello

Tiësto

 

TOP CHRISTIAN ARTIST:

Carrie Underwood

Elevation Worship

for King & Country

Lauren Daigle

Ye

TOP GOSPEL ARTIST:

CeCe Winans

Elevation Worship

Kirk Franklin

Maverick City Music

Ye

 

TOP BILLBOARD 200 ALBUM:

Adele - 30

Doja Cat - Planet Her

Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Morgan Wallen - Dangerous: The Double Album

Olivia Rodrigo - SOUR

 

TOP SOUNDTRACK:

Arcane League of Legends

Encanto

In The Heights

Sing 2

tick, tick…BOOM!

 

TOP R&B ALBUM:

Doja Cat - Planet Her

Giv?on - When It's All Said and Done…Take Time

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) - An Evening With Silk Sonic

Summer Walker - Still Over It

The Weeknd - Dawn FM

 

TOP RAP ALBUM:

Drake - Certified Lover Boy

Moneybagg Yo - A Gangsta's Pain

Rod Wave - SoulFly

The Kid LAROI - F*ck Love

Ye - Donda

 

TOP COUNTRY ALBUM:

Florida Georgia Line - Life Rolls On

Lee Brice - Hey World

Taylor Swift - Fearless (Taylor's Version)

Taylor Swift - Red (Taylor's Version)

Walker Hayes - Country Stuff: The Album

 

TOP ROCK ALBUM:

AJR - OK Orchestra

Coldplay - Music of the Spheres

Imagine Dragons - Mercury &endash; Act 1

John Mayer - Sob Rock

twenty one pilots - Scaled and Icy

 

TOP LATIN ALBUM:

Eslabon Armado - Corta Venas

J Balvin - Jose

Kali Uchis - Sin Miedo (del Amor y Otros Demonios)

Karol G - KG0516

Rauw Alejandro - Vice Versa

 

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM:

C418 - Minecraft &endash; Volume Alpha

FKA twigs - Caprisongs

Illenium - Fallen Embers

Porter Robinson - Nurture

Rüfüs Du Sol - Surrender

 

TOP CHRISTIAN ALBUM:

Carrie Underwood - My Savior

CeCe Winans - Believe for It

Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music - Old Church Basement

Phil Wickham - Hymn of Heaven

Ye - Donda

 

TOP GOSPEL ALBUM:

CeCe Winans - Believe for It

Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music - Old Church Basement

Maverick City Music - Jubilee: Juneteenth Edition

Maverick City Music & Upperroom - move your heart.

Ye - Donda

 

TOP HOT 100 SONG:

Doja Cat ft. SZA - "Kiss Me More"

Dua Lipa - "Levitating"

Olivia Rodrigo - "good 4 u"

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

 

TOP STREAMING SONG:

Dua Lipa - "Levitating"

Glass Animals - "Heat Waves"

Olivia Rodrigo - "good 4 u"

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

 

TOP SELLING SONG:

BTS - "Butter"

BTS - "Permission to Dance"

Dua Lipa - "Levitating"

Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"

Walker Hayes - "Fancy Like"

 

TOP RADIO SONG:

Dua Lipa - "Levitating"

Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"

Olivia Rodrigo - "good 4 u"

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

 

TOP COLLABORATION:

Doja Cat ft. SZA - "Kiss Me More"

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & GIV?ON - "Peaches"

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow - "Industry Baby"

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

 

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 SONG:

Dua Lipa - "Levitating"

Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"

Olivia Rodrigo - "good 4 u"

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

 

TOP BILLBOARD GLOBAL 200 (EXCLU. U.S.) SONG:

BTS - "Butter"

Ed Sheeran - "Bad Habits"

Lil Nas X - "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)"

The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber - "Stay"

The Weeknd & Ariana Grande - "Save Your Tears"

 

TOP VIRAL SONG:

Doja Cat ft. SZA - "Kiss Me More"

Gayle - "abcdefu"

Glass Animals - "Heat Waves"

Masked Wolf - "Astronaut In The Ocean"

Walker Hayes - "Fancy Like"

 

TOP R&B SONG:

Doja Cat & The Weeknd - "You Right"

Giv?on - "Heartbreak Anniversary"

Justin Bieber ft. Daniel Caesar & Giv?on - "Peaches"

Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak) - "Leave the Door Open"

WizKid ft. Justin Bieber & Tems - "Essence"

 

TOP RAP SONG:

Drake ft. 21 Savage, Project Pat - "Knife Talk"

Drake ft. Future & Young Thug - "Way 2 Sexy"

Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow - "Industry Baby"

Masked Wolf - "Astronaut In the Ocean"

Polo G - "Rapstar"

 

TOP COUNTRY SONG:

Chris Stapleton - "You Should Probably Leave"

Jason Aldean & Carrie Underwood - "If I Didn't Love You"

Jordan Davis ft. Luke Bryan - "Buy Dirt"

Luke Combs - "Forever After All"

Walker Hayes - "Fancy Like"

 

TOP ROCK SONG:

Coldplay X BTS - "My Universe"

Elle King & Miranda Lambert - "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)"

Imagine Dragons - "Follow You"

Måneskin - "Beggin'"

The Anxiety: Willow & Tyler Cole - "Meet Me at Our Spot"

 

TOP LATIN SONG:

Aventura x Bad Bunny - "Volví"

Bad Bunny - "Yonaguni"

Farruko - "Pepas"

Kali Uchis - "telepatía"

Rauw Alejandro - "Todo De Ti"

 

TOP DANCE/ELECTRONIC SONG:

Elton John & Dua Lipa - "Cold Heart &endash; PNAU Remix"

Farruko - "Pepas"

Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae - "You"

Tiësto - "The Business"

Travis Scott & HVME - "Goosebumps"

 

TOP CHRISTIAN SONG:

Anne Wilson - "My Jesus"

Ye - "Hurricane"

Ye - "Moon"

Ye - "Off The Grid"

Ye - "Praise God"

 

TOP GOSPEL SONG:

Elevation Worship & Maverick City Music ft. Chandler Moore & Naomi Raine - "Jireh"

Ye - "Hurricane"

Ye - "Moon"

Ye - "Off the Grid"

Ye - "Praise God"

 

ICON AWARD:

Mary J. Blige

 

CHANGEMAKER AWARD:

Mari Copeny

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Attendees from outside the U.S. make up nearly one-quarter of all pre-registered 2022 NAB Show attendees.
By Gary Sunkin
•••• Washington, D.C. -- NAB Show the world's largest annual conference for broadcast, entertainment and technology professionals, will host attendees from 154 countries and exhibiting companies from 38 nations at the 2022 NAB Show, held April 23 -- 27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
•••• "At a time when content can travel around the world in a blink of an eye, there is nothing like NAB Show to help the content community discover the tools, trainings and insights that will unleash the next global phenomenon," said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president and managing director of Global Connections and Events. "We are excited to welcome back our friends and partners from all across the globe as our industry gets back to doing business in-person."
•••• NAB Show participates in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Trade Event Partnership Program, which recruits international trade delegations to select U.S. trade shows and connects international buyers with U.S. suppliers.
•••• Delegations attending NAB Show include Brazil, Columbia, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Peru, Turkey, Vietnam and more.

115- Latest technologies and innovations at NAB
 NAB Show Takes Content Creators Behind the Scenes of Hit Film, Television Productions
Washington, D.C. -- The 2022 NAB Show will explore the latest technologies and techniques reinventing the storytelling process through special sessions, deep dive examinations and panel discussions. Content creators will gain exclusive insight into the creative choices and innovations behind recent hit film and television productions during NAB Show, held April 23-27 in Las Vegas, Nev.
•••• On Sunday, April 24, the session "Creative Camera Conversations: Nightmare Alley" will feature camera operators Gilles Corbeil and Doug Lavender discussing the challenges and creative solutions in making the Academy Award-nominated film. During the session, produced in partnership with Createasphere and Society of Camera Operators, Corbeil and Lavender will discuss working with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and the unique artistic collaboration that is created on his sets.
•••• Also on Sunday, the session "Merging Reality With Fantasy: Virtual Production & Visual Effects on HBO Max's 'Our Flag Means Death'" will feature a discussion on how to use modern production tools in new ways to fit any budget level. Produced in partnership with BlackMagic Design, Stargate Studios CEO and founder Sam Nicholson and visual effects supervisor Dave Van Dyke will talk about using modern virtual tools and massive, high-resolution imagery to create the most compelling story possible.
•••• Produced in partnership with American Cinema Editors (ACE), "Good Is No Fun at All: The Making of 'The Bad Guys'" on April 25 will take attendees on a deep dive into the just-released animated feature "The Bad Guys." The Hollywood Reporter's Carolyn Giardina will discuss with director Pierre Perifel and editor John Venzon the creative decisions behind their adaptation of the New York Times best-selling book series.
•••• On April 25, "Remote Collaboration: The Making of Everything Everywhere All At Once" will explore how the creative minds behind the sci-fi action adventure overcame the challenges of the pandemic, lockdown and a far-flung roster of filmmaking talent. Director Daniel Kwan and editor Paul Rodgers will sit down with Meagan Keane, principal product marketing manager at Adobe Pro Video, to discuss how they created the film through cloud-based collaboration and shared technology.
•••• The Tuesday session "Out of This World: Virtual Production on Roninfilm's 'Gods of Mars'" will feature a discussion between the creative team behind the sci-fi epic about utilizing cutting edge real-time virtual production techniques. Academy Award-winning DP/VFX supervisor David Stump, director/producer Peter Hyoguchi, virtual production producer Joan Bevan Webb, lead Unreal tech Charles Jones and editor Robert Dias will discuss building a world in the Unreal Engine, pre-viz, live-action Smart Stage lensing, work-flow and more.
•••• Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) President and CEO Curtis LeGeyt will participate in a fireside chat on the NAB Show Main Stage on April 25, 2022 at 10 a.m.
•••• Rosenworcel was designated as acting FCC on January 21, 2021 and became permanent chair following her Senate confirmation for another five-year term in December 2021. She was first confirmed as an FCC commissioner in May 2012 after serving as senior communications counsel to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation. She previously worked at the FCC for the Wireline Competition Bureau and as a senior aide to then-Commissioner Michael Copps.
•••• LeGeyt became NAB's president and CEO in January 2022 after serving as the organization's chief operating officer. He joined NAB in 2011 and served as executive vice president of Government Relations from 2015-2020.
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115- The 39th PaleyFest LA Returns in Person
•••• •"For the first time in three years, PaleyFest LA returns in person to THE DOLBY THEATER with exclusive behind-the-scenes conversations including leading stars from the most acclaimed and buzzworthy TV shows, screenings of special preview and premiere content, never-before-seen TV footage, and an interactive Q&A with festival attendees.
•••• The Fest will run will run for 10 days from Saturday, April 2 through Sunday, April 10 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. 
•••• "PaleyFest LA selections include NBC and Twentieth Television's This Is Us, The CW and Warner Bros. Television's Superman & Lois, ABC and ABC Signature's black-ish, CBS's & Lionsgate Television's Ghosts, CBS's The Neighborhood, HBOMax and Universal Television's Hacks, Netflix and Sony Pictures Television's Cobra Kai, The CW and Warner Bros. Television's Riverdale, AMC and Sony Pictures Television's Better Call Saul, CBS and CBS Studio's A Salute to the NCIS Universe celebrating NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and NCIS: Hawai'i, and Netflix's Emily in Paris.
••• "PaleyFest LA is the nation's original and longest-running festival celebrating creative excellence in television with the most acclaimed and impactful shows and stars, including Lucille Ball, Barbra Streisand, George Lucas, Ava DuVernay, Norman Lear, and the casts and creative teams behind The Sopranos, The West Wing, Mad Men, Mary Tyler Moore, Parks and Recreation, Will & Grace, The Walking Dead, and countless more.
PaleyFest LA Lineup:

• This Is Us (Saturday, April 2, 7:00 PM PT): Featuring a Special Preview Screening of an Upcoming Episode followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• Superman & Lois (Sunday, April 3, 2:00 PM PT): Featuring a Special Preview Screening Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• black-ish (Sunday, April 3, 7:00 PM PT): Featuring a Special Preview Screening of an Upcoming Episode followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• Ghosts and The Neighborhood (Wednesday, April 6, 7:30 PM PT): Featuring a Special Preview Screening Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• Hacks (Thursday, April 7, 7:30 PM PT): Featuring a Screening Especially Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A. Variety's Michael Schneider will moderate the panel.

• Cobra Kai (Friday, April 8, 7:30 PM PT): Featuring a Screening Especially Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• Riverdale (Saturday, April 9, 2:00 PM PT): Featuring a Special Preview Screening Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• Better Call Saul (Saturday, April 9, 7:00 PM PT): Featuring a Screening Especially Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• A Salute to the NCIS Universe celebrating NCIS, NCIS: Los Angeles, and NCIS: Hawai'i (Sunday, April 10, 2:00 PM PT): Featuring a Screening for Each Show Especially Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A.

• Emily in Paris (Sunday, April 10 at 7:00PM PT): Featuring a Screening Especially Selected for this Event by the Producers followed by a conversation and Q&A .
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115- OSCAR Nominations for 94th AWARDS
The Oscar nominations 2022 are in as Emmy®-winning actor-comedian Leslie Jordan ("Will & Grace," THE HELP) and Emmy-nominated actor-CEO-producer Tracee Ellis Ross ("black-ish," THE HIGH NOTE) announced the nominations for the 94th Academy Awards on February 8.
•••• The Oscars 2022 will air LIVE SUNDAY MARCH 27 8e/5p on ABC and will be televised live in more than 200 territories worldwide.
CODA takes Oscar for best picture

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Best Picture

BELFASTLaura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik and Tamar Thomas, Producers

CODA
Philippe Rousselet, Fabrice Gianfermi and Patrick Wachsberger, Producers

DON'T LOOK UP
Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

DRIVE MY CAR
Teruhisa Yamamoto, Producer

DUNE
Mary Parent, Denis Villeneuve and Cale Boyter, Producers

KING RICHARD
Tim White, Trevor White and Will Smith, Producers

LICORICE PIZZA
Sara Murphy, Adam Somner and Paul Thomas Anderson, Producers

NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Guillermo del Toro, J. Miles Dale and Bradley Cooper, Producers

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Jane Campion, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning and Roger Frappier, Producers

WEST SIDE STORY
Steven Spielberg and Kristie Macosko Krieger, Producers

 
Actor in a Leading Role

Javier Bardem in BEING THE RICARDOS
Benedict Cumberbatch in THE POWER OF THE DOG
Andrew Garfield in TICK, TICK...BOOM!
Will Smith in KING RICHARD
Denzel Washington in THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH

 
Actor in a Supporting Role

Ciarán Hinds in BELFAST
Troy Kotsur in CODA
Jesse Plemons in THE POWER OF THE DOG
J.K. Simmons in BEING THE RICARDOS
Kodi Smit-McPhee in THE POWER OF THE DOG

 
Actress in a Leading Role

Jessica Chastain in THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
Olivia Colman in THE LOST DAUGHTER
Penélope Cruz in PARALLEL MOTHERS
Nicole Kidman in BEING THE RICARDOS
Kristen Stewart in SPENCER

 
Actress in a Supporting Role

Jessie Buckley in THE LOST DAUGHTER
Ariana DeBose -WEST SIDE STORYJudi Dench in BELFAST
Kirsten Dunst in THE POWER OF THE DOG
Aunjanue Ellis in KING RICHARD

 

Animated Feature Film

ENCANTO
Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino and Clark Spencer

FLEE
Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

LUCA
Enrico Casarosa and Andrea Warren

THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES
Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Kurt Albrecht

RAYA AND THE LAST DRAGON
Don Hall, Carlos López Estrada, Osnat Shurer and Peter Del Vecho

 
Cinematography

DUNE
Greig Fraser

NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Dan Laustsen

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Ari Wegner

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Bruno Delbonnel

WEST SIDE STORY
Janusz Kaminski


Costume Design

CRUELLA
Jenny Beavan

CYRANO
Massimo Cantini Parrini and Jacqueline Durran

DUNE
Jacqueline West and Robert Morgan

NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Luis Sequeira

WEST SIDE STORY
Paul Tazewell

 

Directing

BELFAST
Kenneth Branagh

DRIVE MY CAR
Ryusuke Hamaguchi

LICORICE PIZZA
Paul Thomas Anderson

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Jane Campion

WEST SIDE STORY
Steven Spielberg

 

Documentary (Feature)

ASCENSION
Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy and Nathan Truesdell

ATTICA
Stanley Nelson and Traci A. Curry

FLEE
Jonas Poher Rasmussen, Monica Hellström, Signe Byrge Sørensen and Charlotte De La Gournerie

SUMMER OF SOUL (...OR, WHEN THE REVOLUTION COULD NOT BE TELEVISED)
Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, Joseph Patel, Robert Fyvolent and David Dinerstein

WRITING WITH FIRE
Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh

 

Documentary (Short Subject)

AUDIBLE
Matt Ogens and Geoff McLean

LEAD ME HOME
Pedro Kos and Jon Shenk

THE QUEEN OF BASKETBALL
Ben Proudfoot

THREE SONGS FOR BENAZIR
Elizabeth Mirzaei and Gulistan Mirzaei

WHEN WE WERE BULLIES
Jay Rosenblatt

 

Film Editing

DON'T LOOK UP
Hank Corwin

DUNE
Joe Walker

KING RICHARD
Pamela Martin

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Peter Sciberras

TICK, TICK...BOOM!
Myron Kerstein and Andrew Weisblum

 

International Feature Film

DRIVE MY CAR
Japan

FLEE
Denmark

THE HAND OF GOD
Italy

LUNANA: A YAK IN THE CLASSROOM
Bhutan

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
Norway

 
Makeup and Hairstyling

COMING 2 AMERICA
Mike Marino, Stacey Morris and Carla Farmer

CRUELLA
Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne and Julia Vernon

DUNE
Donald Mowat, Love Larson and Eva von Bahr

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE
Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh

HOUSE OF GUCCI
Göran Lundström, Anna Carin Lock and Frederic Aspiras

 
Music (Original Score)

DON'T LOOK UP
Nicholas Britell

DUNE
Hans Zimmer

ENCANTO
Germaine Franco

PARALLEL MOTHERS
Alberto Iglesias

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Jonny Greenwood

 
Music (Original Song)

"Be Alive" from KING RICHARD
Music and Lyric by DIXSON and Beyoncé Knowles-Carter

"Dos Oruguitas" from ENCANTO
Music and Lyric by Lin-Manuel Miranda

"Down To Joy" from BELFAST
Music and Lyric by Van Morrison

"No Time To Die" - NO TIME TO DIE
Music and Lyric by Billie Eilish and Finneas O'Connell

"Somehow You Do" from FOUR GOOD DAYS
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

 
Production Design

DUNE
Production Design: Patrice Vermette; Set Decoration: Zsuzsanna Sipos

NIGHTMARE ALLEY
Production Design: Tamara Deverell; Set Decoration: Shane Vieau

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Production Design: Grant Major; Set Decoration: Amber Richards

THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH
Production Design: Stefan Dechant; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

WEST SIDE STORY
Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Rena DeAngelo

 

Short Film (Animated)

AFFAIRS OF THE ART
Joanna Quinn and Les Mills

BESTIA
Hugo Covarrubias and Tevo Díaz

BOXBALLET
Anton Dyakov

ROBIN ROBIN
Dan Ojari and Mikey Please

THE WINDSHIELD WIPER
Alberto Mielgo and Leo Sanchez

 

Short Film (Live Action)
ALA KACHUU - TAKE AND RUN
Maria Brendle and Nadine Lüchinger

THE DRESS
Tadeusz ?ysiak and Maciej ?lesicki

THE LONG GOODBYE
Aneil Karia and Riz Ahmed

ON MY MIND
Martin Strange-Hansen and Kim Magnusson

PLEASE HOLD
K.D. Dávila and Levin Menekse

 

Sound

BELFAST
Denise Yarde, Simon Chase, James Mather and Niv Adiri

DUNE
Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini,
Theo Green, Doug Hemphill and Ron Bartlett

NO TIME TO DIE
Simon Hayes, Oliver Tarney, James Harrison, Paul Massey and Mark Taylor

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Richard Flynn, Robert Mackenzie and Tara Webb

WEST SIDE STORY
Tod A. Maitland, Gary Rydstrom, Brian Chumney, Andy Nelson and Shawn Murphy

 

Visual Effects

DUNE
Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor and Gerd Nefzer

FREE GUY
Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick

NO TIME TO DIE
Charlie Noble, Joel Green, Jonathan Fawkner and Chris Corbould

SHANG-CHI AND THE LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS
Christopher Townsend, Joe Farrell, Sean Noel Walker and Dan Oliver

SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME
Kelly Port, Chris Waegner, Scott Edelstein and Dan Sudick

 

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

CODA
Screenplay by Siân Heder

DRIVE MY CAR
Screenplay by Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe

DUNE
Screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Denis Villeneuve and Eric Roth

THE LOST DAUGHTER
Written by Maggie Gyllenhaal

THE POWER OF THE DOG
Written by Jane Campion

 

Writing (Original Screenplay)

BELFAST
Written by Kenneth Branagh

DON'T LOOK UP
Screenplay by Adam McKay; Story by Adam McKay & David Sirota

KING RICHARD
Written by Zach Baylin

LICORICE PIZZA
Written by Paul Thomas Anderson

THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD
Written by Eskil Vogt, Joachim Trier

 

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115- Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer Will Host 27th Critic Choice Award Ceremony
Los Angeles, CA -- (March 9, 2022) -- The Critics Choice Association (CCA) announced the star-studded lineup of presenters who will take the stage at the 27th annual Critics Choice Awards.
•••• Issa Rae will present the SeeHer Award to Halle Berry, while Jimmy Kimmel will take the stage to honor Billy Crystal with the Lifetime Achievement Award.
CriticsChoiceAward178w.jpgAdditional presenters include Ava DuVernay, Carey Mulligan, Jamie Dornan, Serena Williams, Venus Williams, Kristen Wiig, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mandy Moore, Zoey Deutch, Joel McHale, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, J.K. Simmons, Ray Romano, Ken Jeong, Alan Kim, Angelica Ross, Annie Mumolo, Dominique Jackson, Dylan O'Brien, Hailie Sahar, Indya Moore, Jacob Bertrand, Jung Ho-yeon, Kaci Walfall, Lee Jung-jae, Maria Bakalova, Mayim Bialik, Nasim Pedrad, Park Hae-soo, Ralph Macchio, Robin Thede, LA Rams Coach Sean McVay & Veronika Khomyn, Shawn Hatosy, Sonequa Martin-Green, and more.
•••• The 27th annual Critics Choice Awards will be an international affair, with celebrations taking place in both Los Angeles and in London. Hosted by Taye Diggs and Nicole Byer, the Critics Choice Awards gala will broadcast LIVE in the U.S. on The CW and TBS on Sunday, March 13 from 7:00 &endash; 10:00 pm ET (delayed PT &endash; check local listings) and will also be seen in many countries around the globe.
•••• The Los Angeles awards ceremony will be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza Hotel, while stars in London will gather at the Savoy Hotel for a late-night soiree that will be an integral part of the live telecast.
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115- 27th Critics Choice Award Winners - 2022

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Best Picture
"Belfast"
"CODA"
"Don't Look Up"
"Dune"
"King Richard"
"Licorice Pizza"
"Nightmare Alley"
"The Power of the Dog"
"Tick, Tick … Boom!"
"West Side Story"

Actor
Nicolas Cage, "Pig"
Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Power of the Dog"
Peter Dinklage, "Cyrano"
Andrew Garfield, "Tick, Tick … Boom!"
Will Smith, "King Richard" - WINNER
Denzel Washington, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"

Actress
Jessica Chastain, "The Eyes of Tammy Faye" - WINNER
Olivia Colman, "The Lost Daughter"
Lady Gaga, "House of Gucci"
Alana Haim, "Licorice Pizza"
Nicole Kidman, "Being the Ricardos"
Kristen Stewart, "Spencer"

Supporting Actor
Jamie Dornan, "Belfast"
Ciaran Hinds, "Belfast"
Troy Kotsur, "CODA"
Jared Leto, "House of Gucci"
J.K. Simmons, "Being the Ricardos"
Kodi Smit-McPhee, "The Power of the Dog"

Supporting Actress
Caitriona Balfe, "Belfast"
Ariana DeBose, "West Side Story"
Ann Dowd, "Mass"
Kirsten Dunst, "The Power of the Dog"
Aunjanue Ellis, "King Richard"
Rita Moreno, "West Side Story"

Young Actor/Actress
Jude Hill, "Belfast"
Cooper Hoffman, "Licorice Pizza"
Emilia Jones, "CODA"
Woody Norman, "C'mon C'mon"
Saniyya Sidney, "King Richard"
Rachel Zegler, "West Side Story"

Acting Ensemble
"Belfast"
"Don't Look Up"
"The Harder They Fall"
"Licorice Pizza"
"The Power of the Dog"
"West Side Story"

Director
Paul Thomas Anderson, "Licorice Pizza"
Kenneth Branagh, "Belfast"
Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog"
Guillermo del Toro, "Nightmare Alley"
Steven Spielberg, "West Side Story"
Denis Villeneuve, "Dune"

Original Screenplay
Paul Thomas Anderson, "Licorice Pizza"
Zach Baylin, "King Richard"
Kenneth Branagh, "Belfast"
Adam McKay, David Sirota, "Don't Look Up"
Aaron Sorkin, "Being the Ricardos"

Adapted Screenplay
Jane Campion, "The Power of the Dog"
Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Lost Daughter"
Sian Heder, "CODA"
Tony Kushner, "West Side Story"
Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth, "Dune"

Cinematography
Bruno Delbonnel, "The Tragedy of Macbeth"
Greig Fraser, "Dune"
Janusz Kaminski, "West Side Story"
Dan Laustsen, "Nightmare Alley"
Ari Wegner, "The Power of the Dog"
Haris Zambarloukos, "Belfast"

Production Design
Jim Clay and Claire Nia Richards, "Belfast"
Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau, "Nightmare Alley"
Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo, "The French Dispatch"
Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo, "West Side Story"
Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos, "Dune"

Editing
Sarah Broshar and Michael Kahn, "West Side Story"
Una Ni Dhonghaile, "Belfast"
Andy Jurgensen, "Licorice Pizza"
Peter Sciberras, "The Power of the Dog"
Joe Walker, "Dune"

Costume Design
Jenny Beavan, "Cruella"
Luis Sequeira, "Nightmare Alley"
Paul Tazewell, "West Side Story"
Jacqueline West, Robert Morgan, "Dune"
Janty Yates, "House of Gucci"

Hair and Makeup
"Cruella"
"Dune"
"The Eyes of Tammy Faye"
"House of Gucci"
"Nightmare Alley"

Visual Effects
"Dune"
"The Matrix Resurrections"
"Nightmare Alley"
"No Time to Die"
"Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings"

Comedy
"Barb & Star Go to Vista Del Mar"
"Don't Look Up"
"Free Guy"
"The French Dispatch"
"Licorice Pizza"

Animated Feature
"Encanto"
"Flee"
"Luca"
"The Mitchells vs the Machines"
"Raya and the Last Dragon"

Foreign Language Film
"A Hero"
"Drive My Car"
"Flee"
"The Hand of God"
"The Worst Person in the World"

Song
Be Alive, "King Richard"
Dos Oruguitas, "Encanto"
Guns Go Bang, "The Harder They Fall"
Just Look Up, "Don't Look Up"
No Time to Die, "No Time to Die"

Score
Nicholas Britell, "Don't Look Up"
Jonny Greenwood, "The Power of the Dog"
Jonny Greenwood, "Spencer"
Nathan Johnson, "Nightmare Alley"
Hans Zimmer, "Dune"

TELEVISION

Best Drama Series
"Evil"
"For All Mankind"
"The Good Fight"
"Pose"
"Squid Game"
"Succession" - WINNER
"This Is Us"
"Yellowjackets"
Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"
Mike Colter, "Evil"
Brian Cox, "Succession"
Lee Jung-jae, "Squid Game" - WINNER
Billy Porter, "Pose"
Jeremy Strong, "Succession"

Actress in a Drama Series
Uzo Aduba, "In Treatment"
Chiara Aurelia, "Cruel Summer"
Christine Baranski, "The Good Fight"
Katja Herbers, "Evil"
Melanie Lynskey, "Yellowjackets"- WINNER
MJ Rodriguez, "Pose"

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nicholas Braun, "Succession"
Billy Crudup, "The Morning Show"
Kieran Culkin, "Succession"
Justin Hartley, "This Is Us"
Matthew Macfadyen, "Succession"
Mandy Patinkin, "The Good Fight"

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Andrea Martin, "Evil"
Audra McDonald, "The Good Fight"
Christine Lahti, "Evil"
J. Smith-Cameron, "Succession"
Sarah Snook, "Succession" -
Susan Kelechi Watson, "This Is Us"

Comedy Series
"The Great"
"Hacks"
"Insecure"
"Only Murders in the Building"
"The Other Two"
"Reservation Dogs"
"Ted Lasso"
"What We Do in the Shadows"

Actor in a Comedy Series
Iain Armitage, "Young Sheldon"
Nicholas Hoult, "The Great"
Steve Martin, "Only Murders in the Building"
Kayvan Novak, "What We Do in the Shadows"|
Martin Short, "Only Murders in the Building"
Jason Sudeikis, "Ted Lasso" -

Actress in a Comedy Series
Elle Fanning, "The Great"
Renée Elise Goldsberry, "Girls5eva"
Selena Gomez, "Only Murders in the Building"
Sandra Oh, "The Chair"
Issa Rae, "Insecure"
Jean Smart, "Hacks"

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Ncuti Gatwa, "Sex Education"
Brett Goldstein, "Ted Lasso "
Harvey Guillén, "What We Do in the Shadows"
Brandon Scott Jones, "Ghosts"
Ray Romano, "Made for Love"
Bowen Yang, "Saturday Night Live"

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Hannah Einbinder, "Hacks"
Kristin Chenoweth, "Schmigadoon!"
Molly Shannon, "The Other Two"
Cecily Strong, "Saturday Night Live"
Josie Totah, "Saved by the Bell"
Hannah Waddingham, "Ted Lasso"

Limited Series
"Dopesick"
"Dr. Death"
"It's a Sin"
"Maid"
"Mare of Easttown"
"Midnight Mass"
"The Underground Railroad"
"WandaVision"

Movie Made for Television
"Come From Away"
"List of a Lifetime"
"The Map of Tiny Perfect Things"
"Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia"
"Oslo"
"Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas"

Actor in a Limited Series
Olly Alexander, "It's a Sin"
Paul Bettany, "WandaVision"
William Jackson Harper, "Love Life"
Joshua Jackson, "Dr. Death"
Michael Keaton, "Dopesick" -
Hamish Linklater, "Midnight Mass"

Actress in a Limited Series
Danielle Brooks, "Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia"
Cynthia Erivo, "Genius: Aretha"
Thuso Mbedu, "The Underground Railroad"
Elizabeth Olsen, "WandaVision"
Margaret Qualley, "Maid"
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Supporting Actor in a Limited Murray Bartlett,"The White Lotus"
Zach Gilford, "Midnight Mass"
William Jackson Harper, "The Underground Railroad"
Evan Peters, "Mare of Easttown"
Christian Slater, "Dr. Death"
Courtney B. Vance, "Genius: Aretha"

Supporting Actress in a Limited Jennifer Coolidge, "The White Lotus"
Kaitlyn Dever, "Dopesick"
Kathryn Hahn, "WandaVision"
Melissa McCarthy, "Nine Perfect Strangers"
Julianne Nicholson, "Mare of Easttown"
Jean Smart, "Mare of Easttown"

Foreign Language Series
"Acapulco"
"Call My Agent!"
"Lupin"
"Money Heist"
"Narcos: Mexico"
|"Squid Game"

Animated Series
"Big Mouth"
"Bluey"
"Bob's Burgers"
"The Great North"
"Q-Force"
"What If…?" (Disney Plus)

Talk Show
"The Amber Ruffin Show"
"Desus & Mero"
"The Kelly Clarkson Show"
"Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
|"Late Night With Seth Meyers"
"Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen"

Comedy Special
"Bo Burnham: Inside"
"Good Timing With Jo Firestone"
"James Acaster: Cold Lasagne Hate Myself 1999"
"Joyelle Nicole Johnson: Love Joy"
"Nate Bargatze: The Greatest Average American"
"Trixie Mattel: One Night Only"


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101-SAG Awards 2022
•••• "CODA," "Succession" and "Ted Lasso" led the ensemble winners in film and TV as the 28th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were handed out on Sunday, Feb. 27. Held this year at the Santa Monica Barker Hangar, the ceremony was broadcast live on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and will be available to stream on HBO Max on Monday.
•••• Will Smith, Jessica Chastain, Troy Kotsur, Ariana DeBose, Jason Sudeikis, Jean Smart, Michael Keaton and Kate Winslet also won, with 'Squid Game' picking up a pair of acting awards for Jung Ho-yeon and Lee Jung-jae.
•••• During the ceremony, Kate Winslet presented Dame Helen Mirren with the SAG Lifetime Achievement Award.
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115- Alcarràs takes top prize at the Berlinale
BERLIN -- The top prize at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Golden Bear for best feature film, was given to "Alcarràs," a contemplative work about peach farmers in a village in northern Spain.
•••• "Alcarràs," the melancholic second feature by the Spanish director Carla Simón, who herself comes from a family of farmers, uses nonprofessional actors. The film focuses on a family that has been cultivating its land since the Spanish Civil War and is forced to make way for a company wanting to build a solar farm on the property.
•••• It is the second feature from Simon, after the well received "Summer 1993", released in 2017.
•••• Best director prize, both acting awards and two of the three best film prizes were won by female film-makers.
•••• The third place jury prize went to acclaimed Mexican drama Robe of Gems, a debut feature from director Natalia López Gallardo, who previously worked as an editor on Carlos Reygadas' Silent Light and Post Tenebras Lux. Separating them was South Korean director Hong Sang-soo, whose "The Novelist's Film" took the second place grand jury prize.
•••• Berlin introduced gender-neutral acting awards in 2021 and, as previously, both went to women. Best lead performance was won by Meltem Kaptan for her portrayal of a mother who takes on the U.S. justice system to get her son released from Guantánamo Bay in "Rabiye Kurnaz Vs George W Bush," while best supporting performance went to Laura Basuki for her role in Indonesian drama "Nana."
•••• While the 2021 festival was entirely virtual, 2022's staged in-person events while abiding by local pandemic restrictions. The most significant casualty was Isabelle Huppert, who was unable to appear to collect her honorary Golden Bear lifetime achievement award after testing positive for coronavirus shortly before the scheduled presentation.

Full list of awards
Golden Bear for best film "Alcarràs" (dir: Carla Simón)
Silver Bear grand jury prize "The Novelist's Film" (dir: Hong Sang-soo)
Silver Bear jury prize "Robe of Gems" (dir: Natalia López Gallardo)
Silver Bear for best director Claire Denis for "Fire" (or Both Sides of the Blade)
Silver Bear for best leading performance Meltem Kaptan (Rabiye Kurnaz Vs George W Bush)
Silver Bear for best supporting performance Laura Basuki (Nana)
Silver Bear for best screenplay Laila Stieler (Rabiye Kurnaz Vs George W Bush)
Silver Bear for outstanding artistic contribution Rithy Panh and Sarit Mang (Everything Will Be OK)
Special jury mention "A Piece of Sky" (dir: Michael Koch)
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115- The Berlin Film Festival kicked off under strict COVID measures. By Marie Ludwig
••••• The Berlin Film Festival, whose scaled-down edition kicked off on Thursday evening Feb. 10, under strict COVID measures.
•••• The Berlinale is requiring guests and audience members to take a daily test if they've only been vaccinated twice in order to access screenings. Testing stations can be found in buses around the festival's main theater and inside select hotels with results back in roughly 20 minutes.
••• 54 COVID Cases are reported out of 2,700 tests midway through festival
••••"The Berlinale's test buses, available for both accredited and audience are being conducted on press and film delegations as well as audience members who are not boosted.
•••• As of Feb. 11, Germany reported 240,172 new COVID cases, with a seven-day average of 1,472 cases per 100,000 population, according the Robert Koch Institute. Only 55.2 % of the German population has received a booster vaccination.
•••• Besides the daily testing and mandatory masks indoors, other COVID measures put in place at the Berlinale include the reduction of seating capacity inside theaters by half. Although the European Film Market is being held online, a number of industry people are attending in-person festival meetings and screenings.
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115- NAPTE Miami 2022 cancels in-person conference as Covid-19 surges
•••• The National Association of Television Program Executives NATPE announced that its annual conference scheduled to take place January 18-20 in Miami has become the latest major in-person entertainment industry event to be canceled due to the current Covid spike by the highly transmissible Omicron variant.
•••• Just recently major companies including Microsoft, Alphabet's Google, auto-technology company Waymo, Facebook parent Meta Platforms, Twitter, Lenovo, AT&T, Amazon.com and others, canceled their in-person- presence at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas held on January 5-8th. CES kicked off the annual show in person, however, at only one-third of normal attendance level.
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Also, on Jan. 5, the Sundance Film Festival announced a switch to a virtual format, only weeks before the in-person event was set to begin on January 20 - 30.
•••• Obviously NATPE's decision to cancel will come with financial consequences. "Although this decision from a financial point of view will cost the organization a great deal of money, that was secondary to our primary concern, which is to put the welfare of our members first," said JP Bommel, president and CEO of NATPE.
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"We put a great deal of safety protocols in place, but it is just not enough given the intensity of this virus which is spreading at an enormous rate all over the world. We look forward to producing a strong conference at the right time and under the best circumstances and to provide all our attendees with the greatest value we can offer."
•••• Dates and locations for the next conference and marketplace event will be announced at a later date.
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115- Is streaming the new hope for indie films?
PARK CITY, Utah - The Sundance Film Festival is under way since January 20 in a virtual format as the in-person event was cancelled January 5, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases in the state brought on by the omicron variant. Accordingly, the Sundance Film Festival's action is a responsible, community-focused measure in response to the current infection rates in our communities.
•••• In general there is an indication of tough times for indie movies. The unpredictable COVID-19 situation is only part of the blame. Producers and studios are confronted with long-term trends in audience behavior that were amplified by the pandemic. Moviegoers over 35 -- the prime demographic for festival selections -- are the most reluctant group to return to theaters, especially older women, according to industry data.
•••• Viewers have become used to being able to see a movie at home as soon as it hits theaters, or shortly after. Many former moviegoers say they don't think they'll go back to theaters. Most living room TVs and sound systems don't replicate the movie house experience, but for many, they're good enough. However, for the little art-house films that dominate the scene at Sundance, the theatrical model seems no longer viable.
•••• At last year's Sundance, Apple paid $25 million for "CODA," a small and heartwarming drama, for its streaming service Apple TV+. Disney-owned Searchlight Pictures and Hulu paid $12 million for Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's music documentary "Summer of Soul." Those trends aren't going to disappear in the short term.
•••• The streamers' ability to spend makes it difficult for traditional specialty distributors to compete for the top titles. Those companies for long have used the promise of a big-screen campaign as a bargaining chip with filmmakers.
•••• Amovie with a robust theatrical release can be more profitable and have longer-term cultural resonance than a streaming release. They make money not just at theaters but later through video on-demand and by selling to pay-cable channels and streaming services.
•••• Going forward, you're going to have to look at these films as being produced for the streaming market. That's the only market for them.
•••• This year's Sundance has the hallmarks of another seller's market, given the scarcity of available films and the proliferation of deep-pocketed buyers creating the expectation of bidding wars and eye-popping price tags, despite the lack of standing ovations and glitzy socializing typical of the non-virtual Sundances.
•••• More than 80 feature-length films are screening during the Sundance program. Nearly 75% of the pictures showing at the festival did not have a distributor as of Thursday.
•• Streamers are buying up the bigger titles and there's going to be a level of competition this year not seen before."
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115- The Critics Choice Awards have been postponed amid COVID-19 concerns
••• The Critics Choice Association announced a postponement of its 27th annual Critics Choice Awards. The in-person awards ceremony was due to be held at the Fairmont Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles on January 9, but due to the rising number of COVID cases and the threat posed by the spike of the Omicron variant, organizers have decided to postpone the event.
•••• In a statement, The Critics Choice Association said, "After thoughtful consideration and candid conversations with our partners at The CW and TBS, we have collectively come to the conclusion that the prudent and responsible decision at this point is to postpone the 27th Annual Critics Choice Awards, originally slated for January 9, 2022." Honorary Oscars gala delayed as Hollywood braces for Omicron
•••• "We are in constant communication with LA County Health Officials, and we are currently working diligently to find a new date during the upcoming awards season in which to host our annual gala in-person with everyone's safety and health remaining our top priority. We will be sharing additional details with our friends and colleagues throughout the entertainment industry as soon as we can."
•••• From Broadway to Hollywood film production schedules, award ceremonies, conferences and more, are being cancelled or postponed for the time being as Covid-19 cases rise in the world. The AFI Awards luncheon, the BAFTA tea, the Palm Springs Film Festival Gala and earlier today the Motion Picture Academy's Governors Awards all have announced either postponements or cancelled events.
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115- Golden Globe Award winners announced at a muted glitz-free ceremony
•••• Following the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn having been bumped off the air by NBC -- following months of heated controversy -- the 79th Golden Globe Awards were handed out at a starless, no-host, lackluster private event in the ballroom of the Beverly Hilton hotel.
••••With the event neither televised nor live-streamed -- and with the media barred from covering it in person -- the HFPA unveiled this year's winners to the public on its web site and via social media.
•••• As always the night had its big winners. Steven Spielberg's sweeping new take on "West Side Story" claimed the top prize in the musical or comedy category. Jane Campion's brooding western "Power of the Dog" won the best picture prize in the drama category, and S. The HBO series "Succession" and "Hacks" won the top series prizes, while actors including Nicole Kidman, Will Smith,, Michael Keaton and Kate Winslet claimed trophies too.
••••However, none of the nominees chose to attend the event. No stars were there to deliver the usual comic banter or give emotional acceptances speeches.
••••Where the Hilton would in former years have been the epicenter of Hollywood glamour, power and money, there was just a quiet Sunday night, with only Hilton staff and the occasional hotel guest passing outside the ballroom. There were no glamorous and high-priced studio-hosted after-parties, no limousines, no red carpet interviews, no snapping flashbulbs
••••Indeed, given the HFPA's current troubles, many in Hollywood believe the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. would have been better off simply sitting this year out rather than attempting to go ahead awkwardly with a celebrity-free ceremony.

Golden Globe Awards - Winners
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• GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2022

Best Picture - Drama
The Power of the Dog

Best Picture - Musical / Comedy
West Side Story

Best TV Series - Drama
Succession

Best TV Series - Musical/Comedy
Hacks

Best Actor - Movie Drama
Will Smith - King Richard

Best Actress - Movie Drama
Nicole Kidman - Being the Ricardos

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115- Trends Shaping the Technology of Tomorrow at CES
••• As CES returns to Las Vegas, the show will display the next wave innovation that will shape 2022 and the economy of tomorrow. The show is set to feature a plethora of exhibitors advancing two of the most compelling technology megatrends of the future: intelligent automation and the evolution of the metaverse.
CES is right around the corner, with over 2100 exhibiting companies and hundreds of thought leaders from around the world are ready to show you how tech has never been more important in our lives. Key industry audiences are also showing strong commitment: 195 of the Fortune Global 500, 77 of the Interbrand 100, 66 of the top retailers, leading US and global media and attendees from 159 countries are already registered and joining us in Las Vegas. We're ready to bring the industry back together to experience the next generation of innovation.
••The Expansion of Intelligent Automation
•••Advancements in cloud infrastructure have allowed tech companies to pursue more expansive uses of intelligent automation. This will be critical as limited available hours and a tight labor market will require artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to play a larger role in the post-Covid economy.
•••A mainstay of past shows, autonomous vehicle (AV) technology will once again be on display with the intelligent automation technology's entire value chain showcased throughout CES 2022. From AV chipmakers like Qualcomm to leaders in AV perception technologies like LIDAR leader Luminar to autonomous vehicle pioneer and first-time exhibitor Waymo, CES 2022 decidedly will be an intelligent mobility event.
•••Still, AV technology will not be the only area where AI solutions shine. First-time exhibitor Beyond Honeycomb is poised to demonstrate how automation is propelling innovation forward in the rapidly growing FoodTech sector. Beyond Honeycomb will showcase their technology that allows sensors to study a recipe, AI to learn a dish, and then allow a robotic kitchen to prepare the meal.
Health Protocol at CES
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• 115- Microsoft Joins Google, Amazon, and others in canceling In-Person Presence at CES 2022, scheduled to take place January 5 - 8•• ••••
Consumer Electronics Show attracts 15,000 sign-ups despite Omicron fear, however 11th hour cancellations are are coming in.
•••• Microsoft said on Friday it will not participate in person at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2022 in Las Vegas, joining a list of companies opting not to have a physical presence at next month's event on concerns over the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant.
•••• Several other companies including US automaker General Motors, Alphabet's Google and its self-driving auto-technology company Waymo, Facebook parent Meta Platforms, Twitter, Lenovo, AT&T, and Amazon.com dropped in-person attendance plans earlier this week, saying they would not send employees out of caution over the spread of Omicron.
•••••••• GM Chief Executive Mary Barra had been scheduled to give a keynote speech at the annual conference on January 5, during which the company would have shown its electric Silverado pickup
•••• "We have decided to move to an all-digital approach with our activation at CES 2022 in January," the US automaker said in a statement. "We are continuing with our plans on Jan. 5 to share our significant company news, including the reveal of the Chevrolet Silverado EV."
•••• A Google spokesperson said in a statement: "After careful consideration we have decided to withhold from having a presence on the show floor of CES 2022," adding that Google would continue to "identify and support virtual opportunities."
•••• Waymo said in a blog post that it hopes to participate virtually if possible at the Las Vegas event, which traditionally has drawn over 180,000 people from around the world to discuss emerging technologies and party through the night with business contacts.
•••• ByteDance-owned TikTok said it would hold a virtual event for partners and advertisers. Also on Thursday, Intel said it would minimize staffing at CES.
•••• The health and safety of our employees, partners and customers is always a top priority," the chipmaker said. "Our plans for CES will move to a digital-first, live experience, with minimal on-site staff."
•••• CES officials said the event will still be held in person from January 5-8 with "strong safety measures in place," including vaccination requirements, masking and availability of COVID-19tests.
•••• "Our mission remains to convene the industry and give those who cannot attend in person the ability to experience the magic of CES digitally," CES said in a statement. "CES 2022 will go forward as important innovation for world health and safety, mobility and solving problems will be exhibited."
•••• It added that while it had received 42 exhibitor cancellations since last Thursday, that was less than 7 percent of the exhibitor floor and 60 others had been added.
•••• The Omicron variant of COVID-19 was first detected last month in Hong Kong and southern Africa, sparking global concerns about a fast-spreading new version of the virus. Coronavirus infections have soared wherever highly infectious Omicron has spread, triggering new restrictions in many countries.
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115- After last year's absence the Rose Parade is back to ring in 2022 Television Int'l Magazine
PASADENA, CA -- The Tournament of Roses is back. After the coronavirus canceled last year's event, the 133rd Rose Parade will march down Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022.
•••• LeVar Burton is the grand marshal of the floral float-filled festivities, which will air live starting at 8 a.m. PT / 11 a.m. ET on local ABC, NBC, KTLA-5, RFD TV and Univision channels, and will precede the 108th Rose Bowl game, which is presented by Capital One Venture X.
•••• NCAA football teams the Utah Utes and the Ohio State Buckeyes will play against each other in the 2022 Rose Bowl game, which begins at 2 p.m. PT / 5 p.m.
•••• Already cut the cord? You can stream the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl game online if you have a subscription to select live TV streaming services, including DirectTV Stream ($70 to $95 monthly), FuboTV ($65 per month), Hulu with Live TV ($70 per month; includes Disney+ and ESPN+), SlingTV's Blue or Orange & Blue plans ($10 to $20 for the first month, then $35 and up monthly) and YouTube TV ($65 per month).
•••• "Dream. Believe. Achieve," is the 2022 theme is and spectators (including those tuning in) can expect to see floats from TV shows such as ABC's The Bachelor and Fox's The Masked Singer as well as from brands, corporations and nonprofits including the AIDS Health Foundation, AMC Theatres, China Airlines, City of Hope, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, Reese's and Trader Joe's. Southern California cities such as Burbank, South Pasadena 
•••• Due to concerns over the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant hundreds of flights have been canceled this week. The Holiday Bowl in San Diego was canceled five hours before kickoff because of COVID-19 issues with the UCLA Bruins. A performance of Hamilton at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre was scrapped on Christmas Eve -- with the audience already seated -- because of breakthrough infections backstage.
•••• The famed New Year's Eve celebration in New York City's Times Square has been scaled back. The New Year's Eve event in Los Angeles' Grand Park will be streamed, with no live audience.
•••• But the Rose Parade will go on, with organizers expecting hundreds of thousands of spectators along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard.
•••• "All the planning that we have done has positioned us well to be able to host the Rose Parade in a safe and healthy way," said David Eads, executive director of the Tournament of Roses.
•••• "The overall sense of renewal and rebirth of the Rose Parade is forefront with everybody. We've come up with a couple of terms for it: 'One parade, two years in the making,' and 'The bloom is back.'"
•••• The Tournament of Roses is requiring the 6,000-plus parade participants, including people on floats, marching bands, and equestrians, to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event.
••••Parade spectators ages 12 and up in ticketed areas, like grandstands, will also have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours. Ticket holders ages 18 and up will have to provide photo identification, and all attendees ages 2 and up in those areas will be required to wear a mask.
••••Along the rest of the 5.5-mile route, where people can just walk up and watch, vaccination and negative test results will not be checked.
••••"What we're asking is they take personal responsibility," staying in family pods, social distancing as much as possible, wearing masks and getting vaccinated and boosted, Eads said.
••••There is some comfort, Eads said, in both the Rose Parade and the Rose Bowl game between the Utah Utes and Ohio State Buckeyes -- which also will require vaccination or a negative test from attendees -- being outdoor events, which health officials say are safer than indoor gatherings.
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The Hollywood Christmas Parade prime time TV special to air on The CW Network December 17, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT

PARADE HOSTS INCLUDE:
ERIK ESTRADA, LAURA MCKENZIE,
DEAN CAIN AND MONTEL WILLIAMS
AND SPECIAL CO-HOST ELIZABETH STANTON 

MUSICAL ACTS AND PERFORMERS INCLUDE:
MARIE OSMOND, KIMBERLEY LOCKE, DEBBIE GIBSON,
DAVID ARCHULETA, MATT HAUSER, THE SUGARPLUMS,
JET VELOCITY HOLIDAY ALL STAR BAND,
THE BAND OF MERRYMAKERS, AND ED ALONZO 

Hollywood, CA -- (November 29, 2021) The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots, the largest Christmas event in America, announces the parade talent lineup for a two-hour primetime television special airing on The CW Network, Friday, December 17, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT led by Sheryl Underwood, Host on the Daytime Emmy Award-winning CBS hit television show, THE TALK.
        Musical Acts and Performers who will be part of the telecast include: Marie Osmond (Grammy Award-Nominated Singer, Actress. Author); Debbie Gibson (Singer, Songwriter and Platinum Album Recording Artist); outrageous magician Ed Alonzo ("Masters of Illusion;" "Saved By The Bell"), Kimberley Locke ("American Idol"); David Archuleta ("American Idol"); Jet Velocity Holiday All Star Band led by singer and guitarist Jason Ebs (Peter Criss), Janea Chadwick Ebs (Joe Cocker), Eva Gardner (Pink), Teddy "Zig-Zag" Andreadis (Guns N' Roses), Gregg Potter and Cathy Rich (The Buddy Rich Band), Emmy Award Winner Scot "Little" Bihlman, and Mitch Perry (Cher); Matt Mauser (America's Got Talent); the acapella singing trio The Sugarplums (Devon Davidson, Emily Goglia and Jenna Byrd) and The Band of Merrymakers.
       Plus, musical legends Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis Jr.,action star icon Danny Trejo, Classic TV star Jerry Mathers ("Leave It To Beaver") and Hunter Clowdus and Karimah Westbrook from The CW's hit series "All American," appear in the parade, in addition to Emmy Award winning favorite stars from "General Hospital," "Days of our Lives," "The Young and the Restless," and "The Bold and the Beautiful!"
        Hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with Special Co-Host Elizabeth Stanton, the parade features Hollywood celebrities and movie cars, award-wining bands, dazzling equestrians, twelve FOUR STORY character balloons featuring The Nutcracker and T-Rex, colorful floats, and humorous specialty acts.  Plus, the Viva Panama Float with dancers, and the Idaho Potato Truck tour featuring an 18-wheeler carting a two-story, four-ton potato traveling down Hollywood Boulevard!  The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season!  
      
        To view a sizzle reel of highlights from The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots, please visit:
••https://vimeo.com/651007315/ee6e354f7d
        To learn more about The 89th Anniversary of The Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots, please visit the parade's official website at
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115- The Hollywood Christmas Parade Returned live on the streets of LA - TVInews, Gary Sunkin
••• Hollywood was all geared up for the annual return of their big Christmas parade on Sunday one year after its cancellation in 2020 due to the pandemic.
•••• Sheryl Underwood, a host on the daytime show "The Talk," served as grand marshal of Sunday's parade, was joined by actor Jerry O'Connell to kick off the parade at 6 p.m.
•••• Advertised as the biggest Christmas parade in Southern California, over 10,000 people packed the streets to watch as over 5,000 participants took place in the various floats and performances that took place.
•••• Underwood and O'Connell were also joined by a star-studded group of Hollywood Christmas Parade Hosts that included talk show hosts Montel Williams, Laura McKenzie and Elizabeth Stanton and actors Dean Cain and Erik Estrada.
.•••• In total 11 award-winning bands from around the country made appearances. Among them the United States Marine Corps Band (San Diego, CA), the Milton High School Marching Band (Milton, GA), the Gevorkian Dance Academy from Burbank, PAVA World Traditional Korean Band (Los Angeles, CA); Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums, Hip Hop International (Los Angeles, CA); Korean American Youth Performing Artists from Chino to name a few. Plus, Magician Natttham Phan- from the CW's Masters of Illusion.
•••• The parade was littered with celebrities and VIPs including the likes of Santa Clause, actors Danny Trejo, Lou Ferigno and Tom Arnold, magicians Adam Wylie and Naathan Phan and Los Angeles City Councilmembers Mitch O'Farrell (District 13), Nithya Raman (District 4) and Kevin De León (District 14).
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115- The Hollywood Christmas Parade is back

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The Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade supporting Marine Toys for Tots will be presented live again this holiday season,, on Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 6:00 p.m, starting on Hollywood Boulevard at Orange Street. 89th anniversary.
•••• Associated Television International announced Sheryl Underwood to be the Grand Marshall. Hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with Special Co-Host Elizabeth Stanton, the parade will feature Hollywood celebrities and movie cars, award-wining bands from around the country, dazzling equestrians, largethan- life character balloons, colorful floats and humorous specialty acts. The parade culminates with the appearance of the Jolly Old Elf himself, Santa Claus and his reindeer, ushering in the holiday season!
•••• Laura McKenzie, co-host and producer of the Hollywood Christmas Parade said: "Since 1928 the live Hollywood Christmas Parade has been a loved and cherished annual holiday tradition enjoyed by Angelenos, as well as by millions watching the Supporting Marine Toys for Tots televised airings of the parade nationally on The CW Network and internationally on Armed Forces Network around the world. The only exceptions were during World War II from 1942 to 1944 when the parade wasn't presented, and, of course, last year in 2020, when the parade wasn't presented due the COVID 19 global pandemic. But this year, in 2021, we're thrilled to say we're going to be back live in the streets of Hollywood to celebrate The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade with all of you!"
•••• Erik Estrada, Co-Host of The Hollywood Christmas Parade said, "It's time to get this party started again! And we're going to do it safely for all of you in compliance with whatever CDC rules and regulations are in place at the time of our live parade on Sunday, November 28th. We'll make mask wearing fashionable and festive, if need be!
•••• "The holidays can be a very trying time for millions of families in need and purchasing gifts for their children is a luxury many cannot afford," said Lieutenant General James B. Laster, USMC (Retired), President and CEO of the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. "The exposure of Toys for Tots to millions of viewers of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, put on by Associated Television International and The City of Los Angeles, greatly expands the reach of our program and brings smiles to the faces of even more children by inspiring action throughout December, a time when we're often low on donations."
•••• Further information about The 89th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Supporting Marine Toys for Tots will be announced soon, including the Parade's Grand Marshal.
•••• For parade inquiries, please call the 24/7 Hollywood Christmas Parade Hotline toll free at 1-833-PARADE1 (1-833-727-2331).
For updates on this year's parade, please visit the parade's official website at: www.thehollywoodchristmasparade.org -
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115- New categories added to this year's American Music Awards
LOS ANGELES -- This year's fan-voted American Music Awards show, hosted by rapper Cardi B, will take place live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, Nov. 21, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
•••• Artist of the Year nominees are Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, BTS, Drake, Olivia Rodrigo and The Weeknd.
••••Six-time AMA winners BTS will take the stage with AMA winner Megan Thee Stallion for the much-anticipated performance of their hit single "Butter." The South Korean boy band is a contender for the top Artist of the Year award, and the Houston-native rapper was nominated in three categories this year.
••••Two-time AMA winner Bad Bunny will return to the AMAs stage for the Cardi B, a five-time American Music Award winner and 2018 performer.
••••2021's most-nominated artist, singer/songwriter Olivia Rodrigo is the leading nominee with seven nominations, including Artist of the Year and New Artist of the Year.
••• Five-time winner The Weeknd has six nominations, going up against Rodrigo in the Artist of the Year category along with BTS, Ariana Grande, Drake and Taylor Swift. Bad Bunny, R&B newcomer Giveon and Doja Cat each have five nominations.
•••• The AMAs added new categories this year, including favorite trending song, favorite gospel artist and favorite Latin duo or group.
••••Voting is now open through Nov. 16. The American Music Awards winners are determined entirely by fans -- just search "AMAs" on TikTok or click hereto cast your vote. Nominees were derived from fan interactions like streaming, album sales, song sales and radio airplay between Sept. 25, 2020, and Sept. 23, 2021.
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115- German Currents Film Festival 2021 celebrates German Cinema
•••Los Angeles - The Goethe-Institute announces the 15th edition of the German Currents Film Festival 2021! The festival takes place from October 22 - 31 as a hybrid event including special in-person and virtual cinema screenings.
••••The festival will showcase an exciting and diverse selection of award-winning films and engaging filmmaker discussions, representing the best of current German Cinema. 
•••• German Currents will open at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre with the North American Premiere of Detlev Buck's amusing and visually dazzling period piece CONFESSIONS OF FELIX KRULL, based on Thomas Mann's novel of the same name. The Goethe-Institut will host the return of the annual family matinee at its new project space in MacArthur Park with a screening of Sarah Winkenstette's multi-award-winning children's feature TOO FAR AWAY.  The festival will close its in-person program at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica with the West Coast premiere of acclaimed filmmaker Dominik Graf's FABIAN - GOING TO THE DOGS, which recently received 3 German Film Awards. We look forward to welcoming audiences back to the theater to share and enjoy the festival experience together.
•••• We are also excited to expand our community of cinema fans through virtual cinema presentations of Actor-Director Moritz Bleibtreu's directorial debut feature CORTEX, Alison Kuhn's multi-award-winning documentary THE CASE YOU, Sabrina Sarabi's slow-burning drama NO ONE'S WITH THE CALVES, Johannes Naber's riveting darkly comedic political thriller CURVEBALL, Erik Schmitt's artfully crafted cinematic fairytale CLEO, and Leonie Krippendorff's multi-award-winning debut coming-of-age feature COCOON. In addition, the US Premiere of NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER 2021, a selection of Short Tiger Award-winning short films, and filmmaker discussions will complete the festival's program.
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22nd Edition of Newport Beach Film Festival runs Oct. 21 thru Oct. 28

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••• Newport Beach, Calif., Oct. 5 -- The 2021 Newport Beach Film Festival (NBFF) announced its Opening and Closing Night Films, set to take place in person from October 21-28,showcaseing over 300 films from around the world. The Festival will host nightly special events, world premieres, awards contenders, red carpet galas and compelling conversations with filmmakers.
•••• 2021 Festival to Open with World Premiere of the VANS documentary NEVER CATCH PIGEONS: AND ELEVEN MORE HARD LESSONS FROM MR. PAUL VAN DOREN.
•••• Highlights include the 2021 Festival Honors program celebrating Variety's '10 Actors to Watch', International Spotlights (UK, Ireland, Mexico, French, Swedish, Italian, German, Czech, Spain, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, Vietnam) and Special Programs (Action Sports, Art, Architecture + Design, Culinary, Environmental, Music Film Series). Films will screen at THE LOT (Fashion Island in Newport Beach), The New Port Theater (Corona del Mar), Edwards Big Newport (Newport Beach), Starlight Triangle Cinemas (Costa Mesa) and Regency South Coast Village (Santa Ana).
•••• On Thursday, October 21 at 7:00 pm the Film Festival will kick off with the World Premiere of "Never Catch Pigeons: And Eleven More Hard Lessons" from Mr. Paul Van Doren at Edwards Big Newport (300 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach). The Film tells the remarkable and honest story of the late Paul Van Doren, a self-made innovator who started Vans, the iconic shoe and lifestyle brand that inspired a global skateboarding revolution. Directed by NBFF alumni Doug Pray, the film features Paul Van Doren, legendary skateboarders Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi a Ray Barbee, action sports pros Brighton Zeuner, Hana Beaman, Dylan Graves, and Paul's family, Steve Van Doren, Cheryl Van Doren, Kathy Van Doren, Paul Jr. Van Doren, and Janie Van Doren.
•••• Following the screening, the film festival will host a STREET PARTY presented by VANS at 9:00 pm outdoors under the stars in the parking lot behind Edwards Big Newport. The event will feature a hosted bar by Tito's Handmade Vodka and live entertainment.
•••• On Thursday, October 28 at 7:00 pm the Film Festival will close with the West Coast Premiere of WAR ON THE DIAMOND at The New Port Theater (2905 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar). Directed by Emmy and Peabody Award Winner Andy Billman and based on the award-winning book The Pitch That Killed by Mike Sowell, "War on the Diamond" tells the story of Ray Chapman -- the only MLB player killed by a pitch -- and the 100-year rivalry between two baseball teams and two cities -- Cleveland and New York. •••• Screening at the Newport Beach Film Festival are some big, new films: Kenneth Branagh's Belfast (Friday, Oct. 22, 7:30 pm), Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog (Friday, Oct. 22, 7:45 pm), Someone Like Me, about a gay youth escaping from Uganda (Sat., Oct. 23, 5:15 pm), Pablo Larrain's Spencer (Sat., Oct. 23, 7:30 pm), Maggie Gyllenhaal's The Lost Daughter (Sunday, Oct. 24, 5:00 pm), Paolo Sorrentino's The Hand of God (Sunday, Oct. 24, 7:45 pm), Pieces of Us, about survivors of LGBTQ hate crimes (Sunday, Oct. 24, 8:30 pm), Oscar-winning Chinese director Zhang Yimou's One Second (Wed., Oct. 27, 8:15 pm), Vietnamese director Mai Thu Huyen's Kieu (Wed., Oct. 27, 8:00 pm), and Mexican director Arcadi Palerm's Oliverio & the Pool (Monday, Oct. 25, 7:45 pm).
•••• A Closing Night reception (Thursday, Oct. 28) will follow the 7 o'clock screening of "War on the Diamond" at the The New Port Theater.
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115- "AutoMobility LA/LA Auto Show 2021" to deliver a knock-out show with the broadest range of cars, trucks and SUVs.
LOS ANGELES -- Leading auto and lifestyle in-person event, the LA Auto Show will run for a full 12 days with media and industry days, AutoMobility LA, taking place on November 17-18 and doors opening to consumers November 19-28. The LA Auto Show will be welcomed by consumers and businesses alike as it contributes several hundred million dollars to the local economy, stimulates the local job market and is the number one revenue generator for the LA Convention Center.
•••• One million square feet of indoor and outdoor space will showcase the dynamic and evolving auto industry at its best, as startup and established brands participate to deliver the widest range of vehicles and experiences of any auto show in North America this year. 
••••Held in the world's car culture capital and reflective of LA's diverse and progressive audience, the 2021 LA Auto Show will focus on bringing its hundreds of thousands of fans new and concept vehicles to discover all in one place, making it the ultimate destination for enthusiasts and shoppers. Differentiated by its long-standing concentration on the convergence of technology and automotive, the LA Auto Show will continue to bring the latest in EV (electric vehicle) innovation and design to its global stage and the discerning SoCal buyer. This is evidenced by newer automakers such as Fisker, Imperium Motor Company, Karma, Lucid, and Mullen set to participate alongside legacy brands&emdash;many of them slated to make world debuts at the show.
••••"We are proud to be an integral part of LA culture and a must-attend event on the calendar. With California and LA County opening up, we're committed to delivering a knock-out show to give SoCal an experience to look forward to and a dynamic environment for automakers and lifestyle brands to inform and entertain in," said Lisa Kaz, owner and CEO of the LA Auto Show.  "This year, visitors will have the broadest range of cars, trucks, and SUVs all in one place so they can get their hands on everything from electric to gas vehicles-- all while reconnecting with friends and family in a safe and comfortable environment."
•••• The LA Auto Show will be operated in full accordance with all safety protocols required by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

About the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®)
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) is the first major North American auto show of the season annually and is widely recognized as one of the most influential shows globally. Reflective of its location, the show celebrates the love affair Angelenos have with their cars and offers a global platform to industry technology and innovation, synonymous with California. The show runs for 12 full days over the Thanksgiving period and is a must-attend destination for many industry influencers, car enthusiasts and families wanting to enjoy a day out over the Holiday season. Held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center, the LA Auto Show contributes several hundred million dollars to the local economy, stimulates the local job market and is the number one revenue generator for the LA Convention Center. In 2021 media and industry days, AutoMobility LA™, will take place on November 17-18 and will comprise a range of groundbreaking industry announcements and reveals. Doors will open to consumers November 19-28. LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater LA New Car Dealer Association and is owned and operated by ANSA Productions.
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115- Industry returns for MIPCOM
•••• While MipTV this year and last was forced to go online-only as a result of the pandemic, with Mipcom 2020 similarly streamed via computer screens, the annual October Cannes confab will take place as a physical event alongside a digital version, with Netflix, WarnerMedia and the BBC among buyers set to descend on Cannes.
•••• MIPCOM 2021 will welcome the industry back to the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, 11-14 October, for the first major international market to take place in person since 2019, and announced the first confirmed market screenings and content showcases for MIPCOM 2021 from an array of international businesses.
•••• Companies include All3Media International (UK), BBC Studios (UK), Beta Film (Germany), KOCCA Korean Creative Content Agency (South Korea), MEC Moscow Export Center (Russia), Movistar (Spain), TVP Polish Public Television (Poland), U.S. Agency for Global Media & Current Time (USA) and ZDF Enterprises (Germany).
•••• From Monday 11 October to Wednesday 13 October, more than 15 market screenings and showcases will be presented to delegates, buyers and international press, offering an exclusive look at the most-anticipated series and programmes across all genres from around the world.
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Autumn in Cannes By Josie Cory
AHHH.... Autumn in Cannes... where mild breezes blow as the warm Mediterranean sun smiles over this beautiful spot on the Cote d'Azur. There you can feel a timeless sensuality, assuaging a nostalgia for the Mediterranean which since as far back as the 16th century has been a constant theme in many a Northern European's life.
•••• "Now give us lands where the olives grow," Cried the North to the South, "Where the sun with a golden mouth can blow bubbles of grapes down the vineyard row!" Cried the North to the South (to borrow a phrase from the English writer Elizabeth Barret Browning.)
•••• "Cannes," wrote Charles Lentheric, the indispensable and erudite historian of maritime Provence, in 1880, " is a town where you feel no need to work," and where the inhabitants were not interested in the world that lay beyond their shady gardens, or the sheltered balconys of their hotels. Now the world has come to Cannes, chosen to be the Mediterranean headquarters for its annual events, and when you stroll along the Croisette on some warm October day you will hardly share Mr. Lenteric's sentiments. Cannes at festival time blossoms into a cosmopolitan spot.
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115- CANNES, the jewel among film festival towns
••• Cannes is host to the annual Festival de Cannes, as well as MIDEM, MIP TV and MICOM (Marché International des Programmes de Communication, owned and organized by Reed MIDEM). It's been 32 years since TVI under Cory's ownership first covered MIPCOM in 1987.
•••• Although Cannes has remained the quintessential market place, despite enormous changes in the cinema, television and social media landscape, it was more casual back in 1987, of course. You could hang out with studio executives without much planning or go see a performer in his hotel room and spend the afternoon in discussing the latest video. There was no "French day," the interview period now set aside so French journalists can get their stories before everyone else.
•••• And many things were simpler. Though it sounds paradoxical, even getting stories back to my TVI Magazine -- it was less time-consuming in that pre-computer age. The festival headquarters had a room where telex operators who spoke not a word of English -- took your typewritten copy, grunted something unintelligible and transmitted it to the U.S. without a hitch.
•••• Since then, Cannes has only gotten bigger. Though we now live in an age when films can be viewed via links and streamed on computers anywhere in the world, the number of journalists covering the 4-day affair has multiplied.
•••• Cannes got off the ground after World War II with the Cannes Film Festival, and followed by tv markets MIPTV and VIDCOM, later MIPCOM when the market festival also responded to the advent of home video technology, including VCRs, DVDs and Blu-ray. As those new formats drove interest in older films and tv series and both French and American distributors wanted a platform to publicize their plans to re-release classics.
•••• Cannes is not just a festival that screens rarefied films. It also hosts a major market, known officially as the Marche du Film (established in 1959) held annually in conjunction with the Festival de Cannes, where about 4,000 films are shown to buyers from more than 100 countries. Here, deals are cut to bring movies to theaters in countries around the world or to release them on video or in digital formats.
••••This kind of willingness and ability to literally pay the price to keep the festival relevant is a through-line in Cannes' response to challenges. The event's annual budget is a staggering 20 million euros, roughly $26 million, and half of that comes from governmental tax funds. The French public considers film to be part of its cultural patrimony and is quite willing to foot the bill to be the best.
••••Part of that money goes to making the city as pleasant as it can be for festival visitors. Two months before the event begins, flowers get planted so they will bloom on schedule. One of the treats of getting to Cannes early is watching enormous cranes place huge, blossom-filled concrete planters into strategic positions along the Riviera.
••••Given how easy it is to see films these days without leaving your room, why do people continue to spend such considerable time, energy and money to go to Cannes?
•••• Because, despite the billions of dollars involved, the movie and television business remains a personal one, where relationships count and seeing people face to face from time to time is essential. Cannes has made sure that there's no place better to do that than Cannes. What was true in 1946 is still true today: Everyone goes to Cannes because everyone else is there. No other place can make that claim, not even close.
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115- Bayreuther Festspiele opens with first female conductor July 25 - By Marie Ludwig

WagnerBayreuthhaus300w.jpg••BAYREUTH -- The annual Bayreuth opera festival has returned after a one-year break forced by the coronavirus pandemic, with a woman conducting for the first time in the 145-year history of the event.
•••• Oksana Lyniv won enthusiastic applause after conducting Richard Wagner's "Flying Dutchman" at Bayreuth's Festspielhaus on Sunday, news agency dpa reported.
•••• Lyniv, a 43-year-old native of Ukraine, is the former principal conductor of Austria's Graz Opera and a former assistant to current Berlin Philharmonic chief conductor Kirill Petrenko at the Bavarian State Opera.

MerkelBayreuth300w.jpg•••• The opening performance was attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her husband Joachim Sauer, who have been regular guests at the annual celebration of Wagner's work over the years. Asked at a reception later Sunday about the first woman conducting, Merkel replied: "Finally!"
•••• Festival director Katharina Wagner stated that there weren't that many female conductors in the past, and that it takes courage to learn to conduct. A generation has now grown up "that is courageous enough," she said.
•••• Although coronavirus infection rates are currently low in Germany, the festival is going ahead with restrictions. This year, 911 attendees per performance are allowed, compared with nearly 2,000 in a normal year. Only people who are vaccinated, have recovered from the virus or have a negative test are allowed in.
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The Bayreuth Festival: also a family history. The festival's management has been in the hands of a member of the Wagner family up to this day. A special feature that has increased the attractiveness of the four-week Wagner marathon worldwide. This family history, as in any other family, has not remained free of tension.
•••• The reworking of the political instrumentalisation, especially in the Nazi dictatorship, the "Neubayreuth" under Wieland and Wolfgang Wagner, the changes under Katharina Wagner &endash; they stand not only for continuity, but also for breaks in the reception which have one thing in common: profound respect for the unique work of Richard Wagner.
• History of Richard Wagner and Bayreuth
•••• Wagner originally planned that Munich would be the focal-point of his music. After being banished from immediate contact with Ludwig II at the end of 1865, however, he switched his attention from Munich to Nuremberg, which he saw as especially appropriate for the performance of The Mastersingers and his other operas.
•••• Nuremberg, however, was abandoned when Wagner heard from Hans Richter that there was an excellent operahouse in Bayreuth. Margrave Frederick (1735-63), who was married to the sister of Frederick the Great, Friederike Wilhelmine Sophie, had kept court in Bayreuth. The young Margravine was active in the arts, and like her famous brother was an enthusiastic composer (for example, the operas Amaltea and L'Elliogabalo), and the Margrave had an opera-house built in Bayreuth, completed in 1747. In its time it was one of the largest theatres in the world. The acoustics were exceptionally good.
•••• • The question of performance rights made Wagner favour Bayreuth. In 1864, when short of money, Wagner had sold the performance rights of his forthcoming operas to Ludwig II. As an enthusiastic Wagnerian, Ludwig had wished to hear Wagner's music as often as possible in Munich. On Ludwig's initiative, The Rhinegold was premiered in Munich on 22nd September 1869, although Wagner was against the idea.
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115- Netflix nabbs top honors at EMMYS
••• Netflix's "The Crown" and Disney+'s "The Mandalorian" led nominations overall and among drama nominees with 24 nods. Marvel sensation "WandaVision," also from Disney+, topped limited series with 23, while Apple TV+'s freshman comedy "Ted Lasso" took 20.
••• Sunday Night, 'Netflix's 'Ted Lasso,' and 'The Crown' were the big winners at the Emmys with viewership hitting 7.4 million, a bounce-back from an all-time low last year.
•••• Netflix came into the Primetime Emmys with 34 wins from the Creative Arts Emmys and has won more Emmys than any other network or platform for the first time ever, with the streaming giant taking 44 awards total in 2021.
•••• 'The Crown,' a drama about the British Royal Family won 11 Emmys in total, tying Netflix's "The Queen's Gambit" for the most wins for an individual program for the year.
•••• Sweeping top honors at the Emmys, cemented streaming services' rise to prominence in the television industry.

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• 73rd EMMY AWARDS
Nominees and Winners
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• 73rd EMMY AWARDS
Nominees and Winners
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Variety talk series
"Conan"
"The Daily Show With Trevor Noah"
"Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
WINNER: "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"
"The Late Show With Stephen Colbert"

Variety special (Live)
WINNER: "Stephen Colbert's Election Night 2020:
Democracy's Last Stand Building Back America Great Again Better 2020"
"Celebrating America -- An Inauguration Night Special"
"The 63rd Annual Grammy Awards"
"The Oscars"
"The Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show Starring The Weeknd"

Writing for a variety series
WINNER:
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"
"The Amber Ruffin Show"
"A Black Lady Sketch Show"
"The Late Show with Stephen Colbert"
"Saturday Night Live"

Competition Series
"The Amazing Race"
"Nailed It!"
WINNER: "RuPaul's Drag Race"
"Top Chef"
"The Voice"

Lead Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant, "Shrill"
Kaley Cuoco, "The Flight Attendant"
Allison Janney, "Mom"
Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"
WINNER: Jean Smart, "Hacks"

Lead Actor, Comedy
Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"
Michael Douglas, "The Kominsky Method"William H. Macy, "Shameless"
WINNER: Jason Sudeikis,
"Ted Lasso"
Kenan Thompson, "Kenan"

Comedy Series
"black-ish"
"Cobra Kai"
"Emily in Paris"
"The Flight Attendant"
"Hacks"
"The Kominsky Method"
"PEN15"
WINNER: "Ted Lasso"

Writing for a comedy series
WINNER: Lucia Aniello, Paul W. Downs and Jen Statsky, "Hacks" ("There Is No Line (Pilot)"
Jason Sudeikis, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, "Ted Lasso" ("Make Rebecca Great Again")
Meredith Scardino, "Girls5eva" ("Pilot")
Steve Yockey, "The Flight Attendant" ("In Case of Emergency")
Maya Erskine, "PEN15" ("Play")
Jason Sudeikis, Bill Lawrence, Brendan Hunt and Joe Kelly, "Ted Lasso" ("Pilot")

Directing for a comedy series
WINNER: Lucia Aniello, "Hacks" ("There Is No Line (Pilot)")

Susanna Fogel, "The Flight Attendant" ("In Case of Emergency")
James Burrows, "B Positive" ("Pilot")
Zach Braff, "Ted Lasso" ("Biscuits")
M.J. Delaney, "Ted Lasso" ("The Hope That Kills You")
Declan Lowney, "Ted Lasso" ("Make Rebecca Great Again")
James Widdoes, "Mom" ("Scooby-Doo Checks and Salisbury Steak")

Lead Actor, Limited Series/TV Movie
Paul Bettany, "WandaVision"
Hugh Grant, "The Undoing"
WINNER: Ewan McGregor, "Halston"
Lin-Manuel Miranda, "Hamilton"
Leslie Odom Jr., "Hamilton"

Lead Actress, Limited Series/TV Movie
Michaela Coel, "I May Destroy You"
Cynthia Erivo, "Genius: Aretha"
Elizabeth Olsen, "WandaVision"
Anya Taylor-Joy, "The Queen's Gambit"
WINNER: Kate Winslet, "Mare of Easttown"

Limited Series
"I May Destroy You"
"Mare of Easttown"
WINNER: "The Queen's Gambit"
"The Underground Railroad"
"WandaVision"

Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Drama Special
WINNER:
Michaela Coel, "I May Destroy You"
Jac Schaeffer, "WandaVision," "Filmed Before a Live Studio Audience"
Scott Frank, "The Queen's Gambit"
Laura Donney, "WandaVision," "Previously On"
Brad Ingelsby, "Mare of Easttown"
Chuck Hayward and Peter Cameron, "WandaVision," "All-New Halloween Spooktacular!"

Directing for a Limited Series
WINNER: Scott Frank, "The Queen's
Gambit"
Barry Jenkins, "The Underground Railroad"
Michaela Coel and Sam Miller, "I May Destroy You" ("Ego Death")
Thomas Kail, "Hamilton"
Sam Miller, "I May Destroy You" ("Eyes Eyes Eyes Eyes")
Matt Shakman, "WandaVision"
Craig Zobel, "Mare of Easttown"

Lead Actress, Drama
Uzo Aduba, "In Treatment"
WINNER: Olivia Colman, "The Crown"
Emma Corrin, "The Crown"
Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Mj Rodriguez, "Pose"
Jurnee Smollett, "Lovecraft Country"

Lead Actor, Drama
Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"
Jonathan Majors, "Lovecraft Country"
WINNER: Josh O'Connor, "The Crown"
Regé-Jean Page, "Bridgerton"
Billy Porter, "Pose"
Matthew Rhys, "Perry Mason"

Drama Series
"The Boys"
"Bridgerton"
WINNER: "The Crown"
"The Handmaid's Tale"
"Lovecraft Country"
"The Mandalorian"
"Pose"
"This Is Us"

Supporting Actress, Drama
WINNER: Gillian Anderson, "The Crown"
Helena Bonham Carter, "The Crown"
Madeline Brewer, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Ann Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Aunjanue Ellis, "Lovecraft Country"
Emerald Fennell, "The Crown"
Yvonne Strahovski, "The Handmaid's Tale"Samira Wiley, "The Handmaid's Tale"

Supporting Actor, Drama
Giancarlo Esposito, "The Mandalorian"
O-T Fagbenle, "The Handmaid's Tale"
John Lithgow, "Perry Mason"
WINNER: Tobias Menzies, "The Crown"
Max Minghella, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Chris Sullivan, "This Is Us"
Bradley Whitford, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Michael Kenneth Williams, "Lovecraft Country"

Supporting Actress, Limited Series/TV Movie
Renée Elise Goldsberry, "Hamilton"
Kathryn Hahn, "WandaVision"
Moses Ingram, "The Queen's Gambit"
WINNER: Julianne Nicholson, "Mare of Easttown"
Jean Smart, "Mare of Easttown"
Phillipa Soo, "Hamilton"

Supporting actor, Limited Series/TV Movie
Thomas Brodie-Sangster, "The Queen's Gambit"
Daveed Diggs, "Hamilton"
Paapa Essiedu, "I May Destroy You"
Jonathan Groff, "Hamilton"
WINNER: Evan Peters, "Mare of Easttown"
Anthony Ramos, "Hamilton"

Supporting Actress, Comedy
Aidy Bryant, "Saturday Night Live"
Hannah Einbinder, "Hacks"
Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"
Rosie Perez, "The Flight Attendant"
Cecily Strong, "Saturday Night Live"
Juno Temple, "Ted Lasso"
WINNER: Hannah Waddingham, "Ted Lasso"

Supporting Actor, Comedy
Carl Clemons-Hopkins, "Hacks"
WINNER: Brett Goldstein, "Ted Lasso"
Brendan Hunt, "Ted Lasso"
Nick Mohammed, "Ted Lasso"
Paul Reiser, "The Kominsky Method"
Jeremy Swift, "Ted Lasso"
Kenan Thompson, "Saturday Night Live"
Bowen Yang, "Saturday Night Live"

Guest Actress, Drama
Alexis Bledel, "The Handmaid's Tale"
WINNER: Claire Foy, "The Crown"
Mckenna Grace, "The Handmaid's Tale"
Sophie Okonedo, "Ratched"
Phylicia Rashad, "This Is Us"

Guest Actor, Drama
Don Cheadle, "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier"
Charles Dance, "The Crown"
Timothy Olyphant, "The Mandalorian"
WINNER: Courtney B. Vance, "Lovecraft Country"
Carl Weathers, "The Mandalorian"

Writing for a drama series
WINNER: Peter Morgan, "The Crown"
("War")
Jon Favreau, "The Mandalorian" ("Chapter 16: The Rescue")
Rebecca Sonnenshine, "The Boys" ("What I Know")
Yahlin Chang, "The Handmaid's Tale" ("Home")
Dave Filoni, "The Mandalorian" ("Chapter 13: The Jedi")
Misha Green, "Lovecraft Country" ("Sundown")
Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, Steven Canals, Janet Mock and Our Lady J, "Pose" ("Series Finale")

Directing for a drama series
WINNER:
Jessica Hobbs, "The Crown" ("War")
Julie Anne Robinson, "Bridgerton" ("Diamond of the First Water")
Jon Favreau, "The Mandalorian" ("Chapter 9: The Marshal")
Steven Canals, "Pose" ("Series Finale")
Benjamin Caron, "The Crown" ("Fairytale")
Liz Garbus, "The Handmaid's Tale" ("The Wilderness")

Guest Actress, Comedy
Jane Adams, "Hacks"
Yvette Nicole Brown, "A Black Lady Sketch Show"
Bernadette Peters, "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"
Issa Rae, "A Black Lady Sketch Show"
WINNER: Maya Rudolph, "Saturday Night Live"
Kristen Wiig, "Saturday Night Live"

Guest Actor, Comedy
Alec Baldwin, "Saturday Night Live"
WINNER: Dave Chappelle, "Saturday Night Live"
Morgan Freeman, "The Kominsky Method"
Daniel Kaluuya, "Saturday Night Live"
Daniel Levy, "Saturday Night Live"

TV Movie
WINNER: "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square"
"Oslo"
"Robin Roberts Presents: Mahalia"
"Sylvie's Love"
"Uncle Frank"

Variety Sketch Series
"A Black Lady Sketch Show"
WINNER: "Saturday Night Live"

Variety special (prerecorded)
"Bo Burnham: Inside"
"8:46 -- Dave Chappelle"
"Friends: The Reunion"
WINNER: "Hamilton"
"A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote"

Animated Program
"Big Mouth"
"Bob's Burgers"
WINNER: "Genndy Tartakovsky's Primal"
"The Simpsons"


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115- Languages & The Media rides the wave
•••• The 13th International Conference & Exhibition on Language Transfer in Audiovisual Media will open its virtual doors to the world on September 20.
•••• Languages & the Media 2021 will be held as a five-day online event from 20 - 24 September under the theme "Riding the wave" and will feature over 100 speakers and 30 sessions including a keynote, panels, roundtables, presentations and workshops. Remote recording and AI dubbing, automation and machine learning, easy-to-understand language, media accessibility, live subtitling and ASR, audio description and creative subtitles, training of AVT and accessibility professionals and subtitlers' working conditions are just some of the hottest topics discussed at the conference.
•••• The conference will provide many opportunities to connect and engage with speakers and other attendees through chats, one-on-one meetings and community discussions. It will also offer networking events such as the Participants Networking Session with Allison Smith, Globalization Innovation Manager at Netflix, our Platinum Plus Sponsor, who will give a welcome speech, a Translators Meet & Greet and the ESIST Networking Meeting
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115- MAGIC & Project Fashion will Return to Las Vegas in August with In-Person Shows - By Mark Anderson
•••• Entrepreneurs from around the world are projected to attend this year's Informa Markets fashion trade show 2021 in Las Vegas, August 9-11, with a lineup of maket insights and education sessions throughout the events.
•••• Brands and buyers can also expect a new layout that places women's, men's, and children's apparel alongside Footware, Accessories, Sportsware, Young Contemporaries, Trends, New and Emerging, at home goods and gifts for optimized merchandising and easier show floor navigation. While each event will require its own specific set of safety measures, participants can "expect that all future planning and organization of Informa events will be led with the highest standards in safety, hygiene, and cleanliness.
•••• The shows have not been held in person since February 2020, a month before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. The world's largest fashion marketplace Informa has also added a digital event running alongside the live show to expand it reach internationally. Coerie's New York edition is also slated to return in September.
Brands and Buyers:
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To Cannes Classics 2021!
•••• As every year, the Festival de Cannes presents a selection of the best restored prints to explore the history of Cinema.
•••• The curtain rises with Mark Cousins' pre-opening documentary; the rediscovery of director-actor Kinuyo Tanaka and Spanish director actress, screenwriter and producer Ana Mariscal; a tribute to director and actor Bill Duke; a close-up on the first African-American director Oscar Micheaux; the 1959 Palme d'Or; the 70th anniversary of Les Cahiers du cinéma; the modesty of Jacques Doillon; two wonders from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project; Tilda Swinton's first role; cinema from the Ivory Coast, former Yugoslavia, Italy and former Czechoslovakia; Alain Resnais's film at Cannes in 1966; Irène Jacob by Krzysztof Kie?lowski and Jeanne Moreau by Philippe de Broca; some French thriller; "soviet" films welcomed in competition at Cannes; Orson Welles's magic, the style of Max Ophüls; four outstanding documentaries on the great producer Jeremy Thomas, Satoshi Kon, Luis Buñuel and Yves Montand; a docudrama full of cinephile fury;  and twenty years later, the unsolved mystery of Mulholland Drive...
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The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to take place from July 6 - 17, 2021
, after having been originally scheduled from May 11-22 2021.
•••• The Jury will unveil its list of winners Sat. July 17th, during the Closing Ceremony, broadcast live on Canal+, in France.

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Spike Lee - President
Director, producer, screenwriter (United States)

Mati Diop
Director (France, Senegal)

Mylène Farmer
Singer, songwriter (Canada, France)

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Actress, producer, screenwriter, director (États-Unis)

Jessica Hausner
Director, producer, screenwriter (Austria)

Mélanie Laurent
Actress, director, screenwriter (France)

Kleber Mendonça Filho
Director, producer, screenwriter (Brazil)

Tahar Rahim
Actor (France)

Song Kang-ho
Actor (South Korea)

MATI DIOP
Director &endash; France, Senegal


What makes the Cannes Film Festival so special?
•••• Launched in 1946, the Cannes Film Festival has long found itself as an early year destination for cineasts and international filmmakers. As Brittanica points out, the Cannes marketplace is also a shining beacon for the event. "Like other film festivals, it became an international marketplace where producers and distributors could exchange ideas, view films, and sign contracts," reads the site. "The phenomenon of international coproduction arose at Cannes in the late 1940s."
•••• According to the Cannes Film Festival website, the event retains its great importance because, "the Festival de Cannes has remained faithful to its founding purpose: to draw attention to and raise the profile of films, with the aim of contributing towards the development of cinema, boosting the film industry worldwide and celebrating cinema at an international level."
•••• Now, even with enhanced COVID-19 protections and contentious salvia tests for patrons, the Cannes Film Festival is still a key destination for the entertainment industry and those who cover its moves. This is to say nothing of the famously persnickety Cannes crowd, which can either boisterously praise a film after its debut with a lengthy standing ovation or drown out its credits in loud boos.

What's the best movie at the Cannes Film Festival this year?
•••• It's unclear as of this writing which film will win the 2021 Palme D'Or, but strong titles in the lineup include "The French Dispatch," Anderson's film about a New Yorker-like magazine that stars his usual cadre of actors including Bill Murray, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, Adrien Brody, and Owen Wilson, and "Annette," Carax's musical with music from the band Sparks and lead roles for Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard.

Can I watch the Cannes Film Festival online?
••••While the movies will not stream online during the festival, Cannes promises 12 days of live online coverage of premieres, press conferences, and more via its website.

What should I wear to the Cannes Film Festival?
••••According to the website Cannes Guide, the daylight dress code is "fairly informal" and patrons can get away with wearing business casual clothes or even shorts and a T-shirt, provided shoes or sandals are worn as footwear. "Don't wear flip-flops as some of the humorless security goons have been known to take issue with these," the site reads. At night and for lavish premiere events, black-tie attire is often a requirement.

Are Netflix movies allowed at the Cannes Film Festival?
•••• Netflix has skipped the Cannes Film Festival for the last three years on account of a rule about theatrical exhibition in France that Cannes added in 2018, and the streaming giant's relationship with Cannes organizers continues to be a bit frosty. 
•••• "The only thing is that we have a rule, namely, films in competitions have to be released in French movie theatres," Thierry Frémaux, Cannes artistic director, said this week. "It's not a very difficult rule to abide by. But Netflix does not want to abide by that rule, it doesn't want to come out of competition -- I invited them -- and we talk a lot together as friends. I hope I'll convince them one day."
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Top Prize for "Only the Animal" (Seules les betes)
Munich -- "Seules les betes" (Only the Animals), a French-German co-production, was named the winner of the top prize as the 38th Munich Film Festival closed after a 10-day run on Saturday, July 10.
•••• The French-language film directed by Dominik Moll garnered the 50,000-euro (56,200-dollar) ARRI/Osram CineMasters prize at the final ceremonies.
••••"Only the Animals" tells a gripping, suspenseful, and poignant story of how seemingly personal actions and interactions can lead to complex connections and dramatic consequences," the jury said.
••••"The film offers a lot of food for thought, not least about how we relate to our fellow human beings.
••••"For that reason, too, this French-German co-production is top-quality European cinema of the kind the jury would like to see more of."
••••The festival's 15,000-euro CineVision prize for the best international film by a newcomer director went to Philippe Lacote for "La Nuit des Rois" (Night of the Kings), a co-production from Ivory Coast, France, Canada, and Senegal. The film was shown in Dioula, French and Nouchi.
••••"Director Philippe Lacote's film explores the challenges of storytelling in a society ridden with violence," the jury said.
••••By coupling the beauty of pre-colonial Africa with harsh reality and the appropriation of its own history, the director advances an autonomous African narrative.
••••"An unbearable reality gives rise to a 21st-century fairy tale, a chamber play in a lawless space, a search for values in a world that turns people into both perpetrators and victims."
••••The awards announcement came as the film festival wound up 10 days of screenings.
••••In a new twist, this year's festival concluded with screenings of six different films at various indoor and outdoor locations, as opposed to a single film shown at the closing ceremonies.
••••Under the motto "Citywide Live," a total of 70 films from 29 countries were screened as the Munich Film Festival rebounded from last year's corona pandemic-induced shutdown.

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"Citywide Live" is the motto of this year's FILMFEST:
•••• These include the popular open-air institutions Kino am Olympiasee and Kino, Mond & Sterne in the Westpark, as well as open-air locations created specially for the festival, such as on the grounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• Bahnwärter Thiel in the Schlachthofviertel will also be part of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN on selected evenings, as will the Pasinger Fabrik and the CityQuartier Fünf Höfe. A multifaceted supporting program that will promote dialogue and interaction is being planned in cooperation with further partners that include the Munich Documentation Centre for the History of National Socialism and the Amerikahaus in the Museum District.rounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• •••• At the 38th Munich Film Festival, many of the films revolve around issues of community and belonging, sexual identity, and journeys into imagined worlds. Franka Potentes' directorial debut HOME, for example, is about an incarcerated teenager who is released after 20 years in prison and sets off on a skateboard to his hometown of Clovis, where his deeds have not yet been forgiven. Merawi Gerima, the acclaimed newcomer of contemporary Black Cinema, presents a semi-autobiographical portrait of the effects of gentrification in the feature film RESIDUE. In SUMMER 85, French star director François Ozon tells a bittersweet queer love story and a painful loss. The audience can expect a playful mixture of comedy, romance and melodrama embedded in a summery dream setting.rounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• Exceptional genre films are also on the programme in July: Kiyoshi Kurosawa's historical spy thriller WIFE OF A SPY is set at the time of the Second World War and stages an elegant game between reality and illusion. Science fiction fans can take a hypothetical look into the future in the German film TIDES by Tim Fehlbaum. The laughing muscles definitely come into play in Helena Hufnagel's COMMITMENT PHOBIA and HEIKO'S WORLD by Dominik Galizia. rounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• The film festival also presents the winners of the BEST OF FILMSCHOOLFEST and the online festival UNIFIED FILMMAKERS. For the whole young audience there is a special children's film festival with five films and many afternoon open-airs. The opening is taken over by the real film adaptation of the children's book classic LAURAS STERN.rounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• Four great women -- Senta Berger, Robin Wright, Franka Potente and Ma?gorzata Szumowska - who have left a lasting mark on international cinema will be honored at this year's film festival. rounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• Instead of one final film, this year there will even be six final screenings at different venues on the evening of 10 July. rounds of the Institut Français in Schwabing and the courtyard of the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF).
•••• FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, held annually since 1983, is Germany's leading audience-friendly film festival and presents over 200 films on 15 screens almost all of them German, European or world premieres. It attracts over 65,000 film lovers each year as well as more than 600 members of the international press and over 1000 film-related professionals. As Munich is Germany's motion picture capital, the festival has long been a meeting place for industry insiders. It is this dynamic mix that makes Munich's Filmfest so unique. For many films screened here, Munich is a springboard to successful local and global distribution. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN showcases the world's finest contemporary films in the company of their directors every summer in late June in the lush, laid-back atmosphere of Bavaria's enchanting capital.
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MUNICH, July 1, 2021
-- The 38th edition of FILMFEST MÜNCHEN was ceremoniously opened this evening, with numerous invited guests from the arts and the worlds of business and politics, along with many Munich film-lovers, attending.
•••• The fact that the festival can be held again in 2021 is mainly thanks to its two main shareholders, the Free State of Bavaria, and the City of Munich, represented by the vice-mayor, who currently chairs the supervisory board of Internationale Münchner Filmwochen GmbH, as well as numerous partners from the arts and the business world.oughout Bavaria and the rest of Germany
•••• The"Filmfest 2021 can finally take off, with open-air film screenings 'Citywide Live', 70 films from 29 countries, and much more. The Filmfest brings back a bit of joie de vivre and makes the best of the current situation, proverbially seeing a crisis as an opportunity. For this, I offer a very big thank-you to the entire Filmfest team!"••••
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In a welcoming message, Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder also addressed the audience:
•••• "Film and cinema, arts and culture are back! Today's opening of the 38th International FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is a huge beacon to the entire industry. Germany's second-largest film festival is once again showcasing great emotions and outstanding films. I'm impressed by the amount of creativity the film industry has demonstrated in order to get through the coronavirus pandemic thus far. It was therefore only natural that the Free State of Bavaria should also shoulder responsibility by providing an additional 46-million-euro coronavirus aid package. Its success proves that this was the correct thing to do: in 2020, Bavaria was once again number one among the German states in film subsidies. This is important to our economy, and personally, of course, I'm very pleased as a fan of cinema and films. The pandemic has, after all, made it abundantly clear that the movies need people and people need the movies!"
•••• In a new format for premieres, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in cooperation with FFF Bayern and Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH will show Helena Hufnagel's COMMITMENT PHOBIA in numerous cinemas throughout Bavaria and across Germany.
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Together with FFF Bayern and Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN will extend the festival experience far beyond Munich by bringing Helena Hufnagel's romantic comedy COMMITMENT PHOBIA, starring Frederick Lau and Luise Heyer, to movie screens nationwide parallel to its premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and prior to its official theatrical release. Theaters across all of Germany will be participating.
•••• As the film celebrates its world premiere at the Munich open-air institution Kino, Mond & Sterne, (Moon & Stars) the atmosphere of the premiere will be brought to all participating cinemas through the virtual presence of the stars.
•••• COMMITMENT PHOBIA is based on the best-selling nonfiction book by Michael Nast. The film was produced in part with funds from FFF Bayern. Helena Hufnagel's second feature film (after EINMAL BITTE ALLES) focuses on the Tinder generation. In this well-cast comedy, Frederick Lau and Luise Heyer are an "odd couple" who play off each other with a lot of verbal wittiness. COMMITMENT PHOBIA opens in cinemas across Germany on July 29. The film is distributed by Warner Bros.
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Herr Bachman was the favorite film of the 8500 audience members who voted, picking the top title of the 15 movies in the Berlin competition this year.
••• Herr Bachmann und seine Klasse, directed by Maria Speth is a documentary film about an unorthodox teacher and 6th grade class most of whom came from immigrant families. •••• The Berlinale revealed its 2021 Golden and Silver Bears as the winner of the Berlin Film Festival's top award back in March.
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To Cannes Classics 2021!
•••• As every year, the Festival de Cannes presents a selection of the best restored prints to explore the history of Cinema.
•••• The curtain rises with Mark Cousins' pre-opening documentary; the rediscovery of director-actor Kinuyo Tanaka and Spanish director actress, screenwriter and producer Ana Mariscal; a tribute to director and actor Bill Duke; a close-up on the first African-American director Oscar Micheaux; the 1959 Palme d'Or; the 70th anniversary of Les Cahiers du cinéma; the modesty of Jacques Doillon; two wonders from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger; Martin Scorsese's Film Foundation and the World Cinema Project; Tilda Swinton's first role; cinema from the Ivory Coast, former Yugoslavia, Italy and former Czechoslovakia; Alain Resnais's film at Cannes in 1966; Irène Jacob by Krzysztof Kie?lowski and Jeanne Moreau by Philippe de Broca; some French thriller; "soviet" films welcomed in competition at Cannes; Orson Welles's magic, the style of Max Ophüls; four outstanding documentaries on the great producer Jeremy Thomas, Satoshi Kon, Luis Buñuel and Yves Montand; a docudrama full of cinephile fury;  and twenty years later, the unsolved mystery of Mulholland Drive...
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The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival is scheduled to take place from 6 to 17 July 2021, after having been originally scheduled from 11 to 22 May 2021.
•••• The Jury will unveil its list of winners Sat. July 17th, during the Closing Ceremony, broadcast live on Canal+, in France.
In March 2021, Spike Lee was asked to be the head of the jury for the festival.
Other jury members include:

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Mati Diop
Director (France, Senegal)

Mylène Farmer
Singer, songwriter (Canada, France)

Maggie Gyllenhaal
Actress, producer, screenwriter, director (États-Unis)

Jessica Hausner
Director, producer, screenwriter (Austria)

Mélanie Laurent
Actress, director, screenwriter (France)

Kleber Mendonça Filho
Director, producer, screenwriter (Brazil)

Tahar Rahim
Actor (France)

Song Kang-ho
Actor (South Korea)

MATI DIOP
Director &endash; France, Senegal

MATI DIOP
Director &endash; France, Senegal

Mati Diop lives and works between Paris and Dakar. Her first feature Atlantics (2019) was selected in the official Competition at the Festival de Cannes, where it was awarded the Grand Prix. The film was later shortlisted as one of the 10 best international films at the Oscars. She has also directed several short-films and medium-length films: Atlantics (2009), Snow Canon (2011), Big in Vietnam (2012), A Thousand Suns (2013), and In My Room (2020), which were also nominated and awarded in many international festivals. In 2016, Mati Diop received the Lincoln Center of New York's Martin E. Segal &endash; Emerging Artist Award. As an actress, Mati Diop has appeared in 35 Shots of Rum (2008) directed by Claire Denis, Simon Killer (2012) by Antonio Campos, Fort Buchanan (2014) by Benjamin Crotty, Hermia & Helena (2016) by Matias Piñeiro and In My Room, her latest short film.

MYLÈNE FARMER
Singer, songwriter, performing artist &endash; Canada, France

Mylène Farmer has become a true icon. She managed to create a unique connection with her audience, which has been following her for over 35 years. She sold 35 million records and had 2,7 million spectators attend her gigantic performances across Europe and Russia. The visual aesthetics and cinematographic quality of her work testify to her love of cinema. She worked with the greatest: Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Peter Lindbergh, Herb Ritts, Abel Ferrara, Luc Besson, Dominique Issermann, Olivier Dahan, Ching Siu-tung, Darius Khondji, Agusti Villaronga. "Libertine", "Sans contrefaçon", "California", "L'Âme-Stram-Gram", "Pourvu qu'elles soient douces", all those music videos can be seen as authentic short films. In 2018 she joined the cast of Pascal Laugier's movie Ghostland. Mylène Farmer continues to stand as a free woman and an extraordinary artist.

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL
Actress, producer, screenwriter, director &endash; United States

Academy Award-nominated actress, producer, screenwriter and director Maggie Gyllenhaal began her career appearing in the cult favorite Donnie Darko (2001). Her breakout roles came soon after in Secretary (2002) and Sherrybaby (2006), with both performances earning her a Golden Globe nomination. She went on to star in Oliver Stone's World Trade Center (2006) and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008). In 2009, Gyllenhaal received great acclaim for her role in Crazy Heart which earned the actress her first Oscar nomination. She went on to win a Golden Globe for her work in the miniseries The Honourable Woman (2014) and she produced and starred in the critically praised series The Deuce (2017) for HBO over three seasons. In 2018, she produced, starred and garnered rave reviews in the thriller The Kindergarten Teacher. She recently adapted and directed her first feature film, The Lost Daughter.

JESSICA HAUSNER
Director, producer, screenwriter &endash; Austria

Born in Vienna, Jessica Hausner studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made he first short films, Flora (1996) and Inter-View (1999), both awarded. She then directs two feature films, Lovely Rita (2001) and Hotel (2004), that premiered at the Festival de Cannes in the Un Certain Regard section. In 2009, Lourdes was selected at the Venice Film Festival where it was awarded the FIPRESCI Prize, followed by other prizes, such as the European Film Award for Best Actress for Sylvie Testud. She comes back in Un Certain Regard Competition with Amour Fou in 2014. Her fifth feature film and the first in English, Little Joe, was selected in Competition at the Festival de Cannes 2019 where Emily Beecham received the Best Actress award. Great Festival success, the film sold in more than 20 countries worldwide.

MÉLANIE LAURENT
Actress, screenwriter, director &endash; France

Actress, screenwriter, director, and environmental activist, Mélanie Laurent is the recipient of two César and has established herself in the film industry, starring in over 40 movies. She made her Hollywood debut in Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino selected in Competition at Festival de Cannes (2009). She has since gone on to work with the greatest filmmakers including Mike Mills, Denis Villeneuve, or Angelina Jolie. She made her feature directorial debut with The Adopted (2011), following up with the critically acclaimed Breathe which premiered at La Semaine de la Critique in 2014. Melanie's environmental-focused documentary Tomorrow became the biggest French documentary release of 2015. In 2021, she will soon direct and star in Le Bal des follesadapted from Victoria Mas' short story.

KLEBER MENDONÇA FILHO
Director, producer, screenwriter &endash; Brazil

Born in Recife, Brazil, Kleber Mendonça Filho became a film programmer and critic while making award-winning short films. Neighboring Sounds, Mendonça's first feature film, had its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2012 and was Brazil's entry in the race for the Oscars. The New York Times listed it among the ten best films of the year. His second feature film Aquarius, starring Sonia Braga, was in competition at the 69th Cannes Film Festival, in 2016. before being nominated for a César and at the Independent Spirit Award. In 2019, Bacurau, co-directed by Juliano Dornelles, screened in competition in Cannes was awarded the Jury Prize. Kleber is also a film programmer for Instituto Moreira Salles in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo and the artistic director of Janela Internacional de Cinema do Recife.

TAHAR RAHIM
Actor &endash; France

After his breakthrough performance in A Prophet by Jacques Audiard, which received 9 César and the Festival de Cannes Grand Prix, Tahar Rahim won the César for Best Male Newcomer and for Best Actor. He returned to Cannes in Competition with The Past by Asghar Farhadi and Grand Central by Rebecca Zlotowski (2013). Following this, he went on to play numerous leading roles both in France and worldwide, including in The Price of Success by Teddy Lussi-Modeste, Samba by Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache,Mary Magdalene by Garth Davis, as well as in the series The Looming Tower alongside Jeff Daniels. In 2021, he achieved international success with The Serpent and The Mauritanianby Kevin Macdonald, for which he received multiple nominations, including Best Actor at the Golden Globes and at the BAFTAs. He will soon be starring in Don Juan by Serge Bozon and She Came to Me by Rebecca Miller.

SONG KANG-HO
Actor &endash; South Korea

Since his debut 26 years ago, Song Kang-ho has appeared in more than 40 films, including Joint Security Area (2000), Memories of Murder (2003), The Host (2006), Secret Sunshine (2007), Thirst (2009), The Attorney (2013), Snowpiercer (2013), The Age of Shadows (2016), A Taxi Driver (2017), and in the worldwide success Parasite (2019). As a lead role in Bong Joon-ho's masterpiece, the first Korean film to win the Palme d'or at the Festival de Cannes and to earn four Oscars wins, Song Kang-ho played a key part in writing a remarkable page in Korean cinema's history. Awarded in 2019 at the Locarno Film Festival, he was among the New York Times "25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century", in 2020. He has recently finished filming Emergency Declaration by director Han Jae-rim, and Broker by Hirokazu Kore-eda••••
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• "Dream, Believe, Achieve" Tournament of Roses offers first sneak peek at 2022 Rose Parade Floats
PASADENA, Calif. -- As the Pasadena Tournament of Roses® and our community RoseParadeLogo150x148.jpgpartners prepare for the return of the Rose Parade® presented by Honda on January 1, 2022, we are excited to offer the first in a series of sneak previews of floral float entries that will inspire and charm our worldwide audience on New Year's Day.
•••• Since the first Rose Parade in 1890, each float entry presents a unique theme and visual story that bring their vessel to life. The theme of the 133rd Rose Parade -- "Dream. Believe. Achieve."-- is reflected in the official renderings for float participants Donate Life, Lions Club International and Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee.
••••The three organizations' longtime Rose Parade participation, totaling 85 entries since 1980, continues with symbolic and spectacular storytelling sure to be embraced by millions of streetside and broadcast viewers from across the country and around the world drawn to America's New Year Celebration.
••••The centerpiece of the 2022 Donate Life float, "Courage to Hope," is the winged Lion of Venice from Italy's Piazza San Marco, set amidst the Venetian Gothic architecture of the Doge's Palace and Venice's quintessential gondolas and canals. The Lion speaks to the Courage and Hope shared by donor families who have enabled a legacy through their decision to donate life; transplant candidates awaiting life-saving and healing organ, eye and tissue donation; and all who have been impacted by the pandemic. Each year more than 50 organizations nationwide sponsor the float's life-saving mission, amplifying the Donate Life/Done Vida message to viewers and communities nationwide.
••••For nearly 30 years, the entries developed by Lions Float, Inc. tell inspirational stories about how the largest service organization in the world helps others through humanitarian services, such as education initiatives like the Lions Quest program that helps students develop their social and emotional skills. Aboard the float are two Lions alongside three ships filled with children, teachers and mentors who are on a "Quest for Kindness," a value championed by the organization worldwide. Towering above the riders is a lighthouse representing thousands of Lions clubs, programs and events that serve as "Beacons" within their communities.
The Tournament of Roses is a volunteer organization that hosts America's New Year Celebration® with the Rose Parade® presented by Honda, the Rose Bowl Game® and a variety of accompanying events. The Association's 935 volunteer members supply more than 80,000 hours of manpower, which will drive the success of 133rd Rose Parade, themed "Dream. Believe. Achieve.," on Saturday, January 1, 2022, followed by the 108th Rose Bowl Game.
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2021 "BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" finalists
•••• The "2021 Billboard Music Awards" are set to air on NBC and will broadcast live coast to coast Sunday, May 23 at 8:00 P.M. ET / 5pm PT from the Microsoft Theater. For nearly 30 years, the BBMAs has celebrated music's greatest achievements, honoring the hottest names in music today. Unique among music awards shows, finalists are determined by performance on the Billboard Charts.
•••• Nick Jonas is set to host the 2021 BBMAs. Kelly Clarkson hosted the last three years. Both superstar singers ar coaches on NBC's smas hit "The Voice."
•••• Since 1940, the Billboard Charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music. The annual live broadcast showcases spectacular performances, unexpected collaborations, buzzworthy pop culture moments that keeps fans talking all year, and the prestigious ICON Award, which honors record-breaking artists and their impact on music.
•••• Billboard Music Awards finalists and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data. This year's awards are based on the chart period of March 21, 2021 through April 3, 2021. Fan-voted categories this year include Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Social Artist and Top •••• Here's What the 2021 Billboard Music Awards Finalists Have Accomplished. Top Artist. Drake. Juice WRLD. Pop Smoke. Taylor Swift. Top New Artist. Gabby Barrett. Doja Cat. Jack Harlow. Pop Smoke. Top Male Artist. Drake. Juice WRLD. Lil Baby. Pop Smoke. Top Female Artist. Billie Eilish. Ariana Grande. Dua Lipa. Top Duo/ ... Collaboration.
•••• The "2021 Billboard Music Awards" are produced by dick clark productions; Barry Adelman and Robert Deaton as executive producers.
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The 63rd GRAMMY winners are:

RECORD OF THE YEAR:
WINNER:  "Everything I Wanted" -- Billie Eilish

"Black Parade" -- Beyoncé
"Colors" -- Black Pumas
"Rockstar" -- DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch
"Say So" -- Doja Cat
"Don't Start Now" -- Dua Lipa
"Circles" -- Post Malone
"Savage" -- Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé

ALBUM OF THE YEAR:
WINNER: "Folklore" -- Taylor Swift

"Chilombo" -- Jhené Aiko
"Black Pumas" (Deluxe Edition) -- Black Pumas
"Everyday Life" -- Coldplay
"Djesse Vol. 3" -- Jacob Collier
"Women in Music Pt. III" -- Haim
"Future Nostalgia" -- Dua Lipa
"Hollywood's Bleeding" -- Post Malone

R&B PERFORMANCE:
WINNER: "Black Parade" -- Beyoncé

"Lightning & Thunder" -- Jhené Aiko featuring John Legend
"All I Need" -- Jacob Collier Featuring Mahalia & Ty Dolla Sign
"Goat Head" -- Brittany Howard
"See Me" -- Emily King

POP VOCAL ALBUM:
WINNER: "Future Nostalgia" -- Dua Lipa

"Changes" -- Justin Bieber
"Chromatica" -- Lady Gaga
"Fine Line" -- Harry Styles
"Folklore" -- Taylor Swift

RAP SONG:
WINNER: "Savage" -- Beyoncé, Shawn Carter, Brittany Hazzard, Derrick Milano, Terius Nash, Megan Pete, Bobby Session Jr., Jordan Kyle Lanier Thorpe & Anthony White, songwriters (Megan Thee Stallion featuring Beyoncé)

"The Bigger Picture" -- Dominique Jones, Noah Pettigrew & Rai'shaun Williams, songwriters (Lil Baby

"The Box" -- Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

"Laugh Now, Cry Later" -- Durk Banks, Rogét Chahayed, Aubrey Graham, Daveon Jackson, Ron LaTour & Ryan Martinez, songwriters (Drake Featuring Lil Durk)

"Rockstar" -- Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, Ross Joseph Portaro IV & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (DaBaby Featuring Roddy Ricch)

SONG OF THE YEAR:
WINNER:  "I Can't Breathe" -- Dernst Emile II, H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas, songwriters (H.E.R.)

"Black Parade" -- Denisia Andrews, Beyoncé, Stephen Bray, Shawn Carter, Brittany Coney, Derek James Dixie, Akil King, Kim "Kaydence" Krysiuk & Rickie "Caso" Tice, songwriters (Beyoncé)

"The Box" -- Samuel Gloade & Rodrick Moore, songwriters (Roddy Ricch)

"Cardigan" -- Aaron Dessner & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Taylor Swift)

"Circles" -- Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk, Austin Post & Billy Walsh, songwriters (Post Malone)

"Don't Start Now" -- Caroline Ailin, Ian Kirkpatrick, Dua Lipa & Emily Warren, songwriters (Dua Lipa)

"Everything I Wanted" -- Billie Eilish O'Connell & Finneas O'Connell, songwriters (Billie Eilish)

"If the World Was Ending" -- Julia Michaels & JP Saxe, songwriters (JP Saxe featuring Julia Michaels)

COUNTRY ALBUM
WINNER: Miranda Lambert

COUNTRY SONG:
WINNER: "Crowded Table" -- Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby & Lori McKenna, songwriters (The Highwomen)

"Bluebird" -- Luke Dick, Natalie Hemby & Miranda Lambert, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)

"The Bones" -- Maren Morris, Jimmy Robbins & Laura Veltz, songwriters (Maren Morris)

"More Hearts Than Mine" -- Ingrid Andress, Sam Ellis & Derrick Southerland, songwriters (Ingrid Andress)

"Some People Do" -- Jesse Frasure, Shane McAnally, Matthew Ramsey & Thomas Rhett, songwriters (Old Dominion)

COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE:
WINNER: "10,000 Hours" -- Dan + Shay & Justin Bieber

"All Night" -- Brothers Osborne
"Ocean" -- Lady A
"Sugar Coat" -- Little Big Town
"Some People Do" -- Old Dominion

COUNTRY SOLO PERFORMANCE:
WINNER: "When My Amy Prays" -- Vince Gil
l

"Stick That in Your Country Song" -- Eric Church
"Who You Thought I Was" -- Brandy Clark
"Black Like Me" -- Mickey Guyton
"Bluebird" -- Miranda Lambert

ROCK ALBUM:
WINNER: "The New Abnormal" -- The Strokes

"A Hero's Death" -- Fontaines D.C.
"Kiwanuka" -- Michael Kiwanuka
"Daylight" -- Grace Potter
"Sound & Fury" -- Sturgill Simpson

ROCK SONG:
WINNER: "Stay High" -- Brittany Howard, songwriter (Brittany Howard)

"Kyoto" -- Phoebe Bridgers, Morgan Nagler & Marshall Vore, songwriters (Phoebe Bridgers)
"Lost in Yesterday" -- Kevin Parker, songwriter (Tame Impala)
"Not" -- Adrianne Lenker, songwriter (Big Thief)
"Shameika" -- Fiona Apple, songwriter (Fiona Apple)


115- The 63rd GRAMMY aired at the Staples Center in front of a limited audience.
•••• The Recording Academy's award show aired from 8 to 11:30 p.m. ET (5-8:30 p.m. PT) on Sunday, March 14, 2021, on CBS Television Network and was hosted by Trevor Noah, CBS.
••••Among the performer lineup fFor 2021 GRAMMY Awards Show were: Taylor Swift, BTS, Dua Lipa, Billie Eilish, Megan Thee Stallion, Bad Bunny, Harry Styles and more.
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7 days of virtual events at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 17-23
The Los Angeles Times 41st Book Prizes winners announced during a virtual ceremony.
•••• The 41st annual Los Angeles Times Book Prizes were awarded in a livestreamed virtual ceremony, hosted by Times Book Editor Boris Kachka
The literary awards recognized 56 remarkable works in 12 categories, championing new voices and celebrating the highest quality of writing.
•••• To announce the winners, Kachka was joined by judges of the 2020 competition, including Tananarive Due (Ray Bradbury Prize for science fiction), Jenny McPhee (fiction), B. Mason (science and technology), Angie Wang (graphic novel/comics) and more. Presentations were followed with video of the winners discussing their books.
•••• In addition to the 12 award category announcements, Leslie Marmon Silko was honored with the Robert Kirsch Award for lifetime achievement and the Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) received the Innovator's Award for its contributions and work assisting struggling independent bookstores and employees in a year when many small businesses were forced to shut their doors.
Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction: Deesha Philyaw, "The Secret Lives of Church Ladies," West Virginia University Press
Biography: William Souder, "Mad at the World: A Life of John Steinbeck," W.W. Norton & Co.
Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical Prose: Andrew O'Hagan, "Mayflies," Faber & Faber
Current Interest: Isabel Wilkerson, "Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents," Random House
Fiction: David Diop and Anna Moschovakis (translator), "At Night All Blood Is Black: A Novel," Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Graphic Novel/Comics: Bishakh Som, "Apsara Engine," Feminist Press at CUNY
History: Martha S. Jones, "Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All," Basic Books
Mystery/Thriller: S.A. Cosby, "Blacktop Wasteland: A Novel," Flatiron Books
Poetry: Victoria Chang, "Obit," Copper Canyon Press
Ray Bradbury Prize for Science Fiction, Fantasy & Speculative Fiction: Stephen Graham Jones, "The Only Good Indians," Gallery / Saga Press
Science & Technology: Sara Seager, "The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir," Crown
Young Adult Literature: Ibi Zoboi and Dr. Yusef Salaam, "Punching the Air," Balzer + Bray
Additioanl Awards:
Robert Kirsch Award: Leslie Marmon Silko
Innovator's Award: Book Industry Charitable Foundation
7 days of virtual events at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 17-23
•••• Since 1996, The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, in association with USC has gathered writers, poets, artists, filmmakers, musicians and emerging storytellers. Now in its 25th year, it is the largest event of its kind in the United States.
•••• Beginning on April 17, and taking place over the course of seven days, the online festival will feature more than 30 individual events. The lineup features a variety of authors discussing a myriad of topics, including race, identity, immigrant experiences, historical romances and -- following a year that's tested its vulnerabilities and resilience -- the human body.
•••• Traditionally the nation's largest in-person literary event, this year's festival will bring together a community in L.A. and beyond with authors from across the globe. And while the pandemic has limited travel and experiences, books have taken readers on adventures and provided insights into other people's lives.
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115- NO New Year's Day Rose Parade and Rose Bowl football to ring in the year 2021
PASADENA, CA -- After Television Int'l Magazine's (TVI) 64 years covering the Rosebowl Parade and Game, for the first time there will be no Parade and Rose Bowl Game in Pasadena on New year's Day.
•••• Under mounting pressure over several Days, the Rose Bowl Game will take part in the 2021 Collage Football playoff on Jan. 1st, it was announced by the Tournament Of Roses and Collage Football playoff Executive director Bill Hancock.
•••• The Rose Bowl Game has been relocated to the AT@T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on January 1st 2021, due to coronavirus restrictions in Southern California. Fans and family were not allowed to attend the game in Pasadena as originally planned. 
•••• The Rose Bowl game which was part of the College Football playoffs semi-final games on New year's Day along with the end Suger Bowl in New Orleans.
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115- NATPE's 2021 Virtual Conference Slate Starting With Fully Digital NATPE Miami
•••• The National Association of Television Program Executives NATPE, the premier global business association for content producers, distributors, streamers and buyers across all platforms announced the creation of three new events and completely virtual NATPE Miami. Due to circumstances and restrictions surrounding the ongoing pandemic, NATPE Miami will be held entirely online. Each of these events are a full component of the NATPE Virtual platform, a highly interactive experience designed to address the current content business environment as demonstrated by both NATPE Streaming Plus and NATPE Budapest International earlier this year that delivered the highest audience engagement.

The NATPE calendar of events for the first part of 2021 is as follows:
NATPE Miami -- January 19-22 (Marketplace 19-29th) 
NATPE Segregation, Segmentation & Storytelling &endash; February 16
NATPE Sports -- March 23
NATPE News -- April 7 

NATPE Virtual Miami - January 19-22 (Marketplace 19-29), 2021 - The first and largest virtual marketplace + conference of the year will start on Tuesday through Friday with each day featuring a full schedule of sessions focused on content business drivers. Key themes for each day will cover Revenue (Investment, Advertising, & Subscription), Audience (Research, Marketing & Promotion), Content (Acquisition & Distribution Sales), and Production (New content). Additional topics will include Station Groups, Web Series, Global, Latin Summit and the renowned industry awards shows. Exhibition will be open from Tuesday, January 19th through Friday, 29th. More details to be announced.
•••• NATPE Segregation, Segmentation & Storytelling (NEW) - February 16, 2021 - A spotlight on the business of BlackTV, this summit advances the conversation about the business of Black talent, Black perspectives, and Black "voices" in television programming, as only NATPE can! Explore the role of Black talent, writers, showrunners, producers and directors, and the impact of their work on TV audiences and advertisers, today.
•••• NATPE Sports (NEW) -- March 23, 2021 -- This 2-hour, jam packed event will focus on the changes and adjustments to the production of live sports content for TV and video, and the growth struggle to attract new sponsors and fans and retain traditional television audiences and advertisers.
•••• NATPE News (NEW) -- April 7, 2021 &endash; 'Out with the old and in with the News,' this one-day event will explore the paradigm of "Fake News," "disinformation," and "bots" disrupting the traditional news cycle. This timely event will look through the lens of post-election insights and will highlight best-practices grounded in journalistic integrity to provide attendees with a look at what's to come. Discussions focus on the preparation behind news perspectives, the influence and impact of advertisers, and the shifting audience and their taste for various news topics.
•••• "True to our mission to provide connections, business intelligence and new opportunities, NATPE is facing head-on the new reality by launching NATPE Virtual Miami, the first and largest content event of the year," said President and CEO JP Bommel. "This is a people's business and until we can get together in-person, and we will, our plans are to continue to pivot and produce a compelling and engaging virtual series of events to serve our members and the expanded content community.
•••• The NATPE brand has long been recognized as a one-stop-shop in the global content marketplace, and even during challenging times, its goal remains the same: to be an ultimate resource for producers and distributors as the one-stop-shop for the business of content. NATPE Virtual delivers the key elements that make NATPE's physical experience a must attend event.
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115- CES all digital event scheduled to take place Jan 11-14, 2021
115- Digital Hollywood online during final day at CES
•••• Will take place at the world's most influential technology event for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. CES 2021 will be all-digital this year and is expected to have over 150,000 attendees worldwide. CES will take place January 11-14, 2021, and Digital Hollywood will be All-Digital and Online on the final day of CES, Thursday, January 14.
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115- 2020 American Music Awards celebrates 48th edition
Los Angeles, CA -- KATY PERRY BRINGS 'ONLY LOVE' WITH WORLD PREMIERE PERFORMANCE and first Award Show Performance at AMAs since giving birth to daughter Daisy Dove.
•••• Dick Cark Productions and ABC announced that singer, songwriter, and "American Idol" judge Katy Perry will light up the stage with a world premiere broadcast performance of her song "Only Love," from her most recent album Smile, at the "2020 American Music Awards" (AMAs). Hosted by Taraji P. Henson, the show will broadcast live Sunday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. EST/ PST, on ABC.
•••• Katy returns to the AMAs stage to spread a message of love and unity to her fans, adding to the anticipation of an evening of fan-favorite music. Katy is a five-time AMA winner, including the highly coveted American Music Award of Achievement in 2011, and three-time performer including her debut performance of "Firework" 10 years ago.
••••In addition to Katy, the AMAs performance lineup also includes Bad Bunny with Jhay Cortez, Billie Eilish, BTS, Dua Lipa, Jennifer Lopez and Maluma, Lil Baby, Megan Thee Stallion, and Shawn Mendes, making for a star-studded night of music.
••••The 48th annual American Music Awards will broadcast live from The Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles and is seen in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Nominees are based on key fan interactions - as reflected on the Billboard charts - including streaming, album and digital song sales, radio airplay, and social activity. These measurements are tracked by Billboard and its data partners MRC Data and Next Big Sound, and reflect the time period of Sept. 27, 2019, through Sept. 24, 2020. The AMA winners are voted entirely by fans. Voting is now open for all AMA categories and fans can access the official voting ballot for the AMAs directly by visiting TheAMAs.com/Vote.
••••The "2020 American Music Awards" is produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Barry Adelman, Mark Bracco, and Linda Gierahn as executive producers and Larry Klein as producer.
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115- Omni Cultural TV Fest's all-day event on interactive platform
Participants Will Use Personalized Avatars For A Superior Networking Experience 
•••• LOS ANGELES- PRNewswire/ - Omni Cultural TV Fest (OCTVF) in partnership with NATPE launched its second annual television festival showcasing 60 selections from thousands of submissions worldwide. As production and special events came to an abrupt halt due to COVID-19, OCTVF found an innovative way to execute this year's festival using an interactive platform at an all-day event on December 8, 2020.
•••• The inaugural all-day event last year attracted more than 6000 participants at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. This year, OCTVF partnered with the nonprofit organization S.T.R.E.A.M. Global Innovations, creators of the "virtual world" platform that allows live streamed content and offers interactive access to guests.
•••• Using their computers, guests will create an avatar to "walk" through the sponsor expo, attend panel discussions, screenings and an award show. They will be able to ask questions, network, and set up private meetings as if they were at the live festival. Participants using smart phones will have access to panels and shows.
•••• To date, the festival has been instrumental in getting five projects distributed through ShortsTV, a movie deal with Maverick Entertainment, and pitch meetings with GRB, Disney, and All 3 Media, and fulfill requests to view participants' content from prominent networks and studios.
•••• Festival supporters include Anannke Entertainment, Nickelodeon, Viacom, A&E, Lifetime, The History Channel, The Nacelle Company, CBS Diversity, NBC/Telemundo, Spectrum TV1, Azteca TV International, MGM Television, NYWIFT, Greenlight Women, HRTS, Vimeo, Latin Heat, TVMas, Latin Business Today, Maverick Entertainment, Serqet Production, JEAR Entertainment, The Dominican Republic Film Commision (DGCine).
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115- The American Film Market 2020 Online
•••• Los Angeles, CA -- The American Film Market (AFM®) is marketing its 2020 edition online, announced the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®). 
•••• AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 -- Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st market with 72 sessions; 200+ speakers; 2 stages to give the global film community the opportunities to meet, share knowledge, collaborate, and discover tomorrow's films as they do every year in Santa Monica."
•••• AFM's Networking Pavilion presented by Film Liaisons in California Statewide ( FLICS) will be the most interactive experience for attendees to connect. Over 50 video discussions every hour will offer endless opportunities to join small groups that share vision, passion, and goals. Whether you are a producer, writer or filmmaker &endash; or any industry professional, AFM's Conferences, Panels, Workshops, Classes, Conversations and Presentations are serving as a guide in taking your film from concept to screen while navigating the rapidly evolving industry.
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115- The 26th Shanghai TV Festival with focus on story's quality & energy took place Aug. 3 - 7, 2020
•••• On the morning of August 5, the meeting of judges for Magnolia Award of the 26th Shanghai TV Festival (STVF) was held, including Chinese judges for Dramas, Documentaries and Animations.
•••• Due to COVID-19 epidemic, the selection of the Magnolia Award was conducted in a way that the Chinese judges concentrated in Shanghai and the international judges participated online for the first time. Zheng Xiaolong, chairman of the jury said at the meeting that the Magnolia Award judges are under heavy pressure this year. He said, "As this year's TV series first broadcast on major video website also joined the selection of Chinese TV drama, the Magnolia Award considers more works with various subjects. Obviously, the overall shows a higher level. So, Judging TV series this year is a difficult thing, which is a test for our judges."
•••• The 26th STVF had collected more than 800 works from 48 countries and regions, among which, 60 works or dramas won the Magnolia Award, including 15 series from China and 10 from other countries. The five judges of Chinese TV series have won the Magnolia Award at previous STVF, even including the chairman of the jury. Zheng Xiaolong, who has served as chairman of the Magnolia Award TV series jury for the third time, said that Shanghai is a modern and fashionable city, with the spirit of contract and responsibility of Shanghai residents, as well as their warmth and tolerance. He added, "So I am willing to come to Shanghai, to cooperate with my friends here, and to do something for the development of Chinese films and TV series."
•••• The Shanghai Television Festival ( STVF), also known as the Shanghai International Television Festival is the first and one of the largest television festivals in East Asia. Held since 1986, STVF has become one of the most influential and prestigious international television festivals in Asia, strengthening the cooperation and communication between the Chinese media industry and the world.
•••• The festival is also home to the annual Magnolia Awards. Awards are handed out to both international and national productions through voting by a panel of award-winning actors, producers, directors and writers, and are the highest industry honours given. It is considered to be one of the most prestigious television awards, alongside the Feitian Awards and Golden Eagle Awards. Since 2004, the Magnolia Awards have been held every year.
In 1986, with the commission of the Shanghai People's Congress, the film festival opened with entries from 16 countries. There were no awards presented.
In 1988, the film festival created the Magnolia Awards, named after the floral emblem of Shanghai. It awarded Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Documentary and Best Director. Until 2004, it has held an awards ceremony every 2 years.
•••• Troy Cory was the first American artist to perform on stage in the PRC during the 1988 STVF festival concert.
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Troy Cory Performs at the 1988 Shanghai TV Festival (STVF)
Troy Cory- Shanghai TV Festival concert program
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115- Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid team up to perform "Be Like That" plus a special performace from Doja Cat at 2020 Billboard Music Awards
LOS ANGELES, CA -- dick clark productions and NBC today announced new performers for the "2020 Billboard Music Awards," including superstars Doja Cat, Kane Brown, Swae Lee and Khalid. Hosted by Kelly Clarkson, the "2020 Billboard Music Awards" (BBMAs) will broadcast live from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.
•••• Three-time 2020 BBMA nominee Kane Brown joins fellow nominees Swae Lee (4 nominations) and Khalid (12 nominations), tied for third-most nominations this year, for a world premiere performance of "Be Like That." Doja Cat, a first-time nominee this year, will make her BBMA debut performance with a medley of chart-topping hits.
•••• Previously announced "2020 Billboard Music Awards" performers include Alicia Keys, Bad Bunny, BTS, Luke Combs, En Vogue, Demi Lovato, Sia, Post Malone and SAINt JHN. Garth Brooks will receive the elite ICON Award, joining only eight other artists who have received the honor, and take the stage for a highly anticipated performance.
•••• Fan-voted categories this year include Billboard Chart Achievement Award, Top Social Artist and Top Collaboration. Voting is now open and available on TikTok, this year's primary voting platform, reflecting its increasing impact on music and role as a staging ground for chart-topping hits.
•••• "Billboard Music Awards" nominees and winners are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital song sales, streaming, radio airplay, touring and social engagement, tracked by Billboard and its data partners, including MRC Data/Nielsen Music. The awards are based on the chart period of March 23, 2019 through March 14, 2020. Since 1940, the Billboard charts have been the go-to guide for ranking the popularity of artists, songs and albums, and are the ultimate measure of success in music.
•••• The "2020 Billboard Music Awards" are sponsored by TikTok and Xfinity and produced by dick clark productions. Amy Thurlow, Mark Bracco, Barry Adelman, Linda Gierahn, Kelly Clarkson and Robert Deaton are executive producers.
• About Dick Clark Productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world's largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the "Academy of Country Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Billboard Music Awards," "Golden Globe Awards," "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest" and the "Streamy Awards." Weekly television programming includes "So You Think You Can Dance" from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world's most extensive and unique entertainment archive libraries with more than 60 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. dcp is part of MRC Live & Alternative, a division of diversified global entertainment company MRC.
• For additional information, visit www.mrcentertainment.com
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115- CALIFORNIA JAZZ & BLUES MUSEUM BARBARA MORRISON presents a viral streaming event.
The 3rd annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Concert Fundraiser will take place on Sept. 20, emceed by Jay Jackson & Albert Edmund Lord III, and directed and choreographed by Chester Whitmore.
••••• The 3rd Annual Hall of Fame Honorees Include: Howard Banchik, George Bohanon, Dante Chambers, Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis,Jr., Roy Gaines, Marla Gibbs, Gloria Hendry, Freda Payne, Mickey Stevenson, Blinky Williams & Phil Wright;
••••• With Performances By: Barbara Morrison, Vocalist; Dante Chambers, Vocalist
Instrumental Quartet:  Charles Small, Guitar; Michael Saucier, Bass;
Peter Buck, Drums & Bernie Pearl, Guitar; and the L.A. Swing Dance Posse

••••• Aside from her prolific career as a renowned Jazz & Blues Singer, Barbara Morrison also serves as the Founder and President of the California Jazz & Blues Museum.
••••• Barbara Morrison said, "The 3rd Annual California Jazz & Blues Museum Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Concert is a viral fundraiser for our new up and coming 21,000 square-foot facility, the California Jazz & Blues Museum and Performing Arts Complex, which will be located at 4299 Leimert Boulevard at 43rd Street in Leimert Park, CA.  We have outgrown our former 2,000 square foot space we were in, and now it is time for expansion.  The space where there was once an auto repair shop, a dry cleaners and a gas station, will now be converted into a Performing Arts Complex.  We are hopeful, given the current pandemic, that we might be able to open sometime in 2021."
•••••  The California Jazz & Blues Museum and Performing Arts Complex will house state-of-the-art recording studios, classrooms, a Green Room, an outside Jazz Alley, a 200-seat theatre and the Museum itself, which will become a repository of artifacts chronicling the history of legendary Jazz & Blues artists, and the contributions they have made to the music industry.
•••••  Barbara Morrison continued, "In our newly expanded Museum we will have an interactive digital section which will give visitors an opportunity to learn more about the vast historical collection of Jazz & Blues available in both the Museum, and throughout Los Angeles.  We will also have naming rights for each different area located within the new complex."
•••••   Barbara Morrison, Vocalist and Event Producer; Jay Jackson and Alfred Edmund Lord III, Event Emcees; Dante Chambers, Vocalist; Charles Small, Guitar; Michael Saucier, Bass; Peter Buck, Drums; Bernie Pearl, Guitar; Chester Whitmore, Director and Choreographer; B'ANCA, Assistant Director and Camera Two; Ross Jordan, Streaming Coordinator and Camera One; Tim Morganfield, Technical Coordinator and Sound; Emmanuel Abdul, Camera Three; Foxy Brown, Camera Four; Alan Shay, Event Videographer; Ian Foxx, Event Photographer and Steve Moyer Public Relations, Event Publicist.

• About Barbara Morrision:
•••••   Barbara Morrison, a multiple Grammy Award-nominated Vocalist and Founder of The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, was born in Ypsilanti, MI and raised in Romulus, MI.  She recorded her first appearance on radio in Detroit at the age of 10.  Well known in the Los Angeles area for her duo and trio dates Morrison also tours extensively, blazing a trail as a Jazz and Blues legend in her own right across the Continental United States, Western Europe the Far East and "Down Under," wowing audiences with her band, The Bu Crew.
•••••   Recently she embarked on a 33-city tour of the United States, co-headlining in an all-star tribute to legendary composer Harold Arlen (most recognizable as the genius behind the music for the classic film, The Wizard of Oz). Morrison is now celebrating her 60th year in the music industry.  Over the years she has performed with a virtual "Who's Who" of the Jazz and the Blues worlds. That list includes legends like:  Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Charles, James Moody, Ron Carter, Etta James, Esther Phillips, David T. Walker, Jimmy Smith, Johnny Otis, Dr. John, Kenny Burrell, Terence Blanchard, Joe Sample, Cedar Walton, Nancy Wilson, Mel Tormé, Joe Williams, Tony Bennett and Keb' Mo.  Additionally, Morrison has guest starred with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Clayton-Hamilton Orchestra and Doc Severinsen's Big Band.
•••••   Morrison has been featured on over 20 recordings.  Barbara Morrison, along with Ernie Andrews, was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album as featured vocalists with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on the "LA Treasures Project."  In 1982 Morrison was Grammy Award-nominated for her vocals with Johnny Otis' The Spirit of Black Territory Band, and in 1999 she was Grammy Award-nominated for producing a jazz album for Al McKibbon.
•••••   Morrison performs in a wide array of genres from traditional Jazz and Blues, to Gospel and Pop.  Her melodic voice, with its two-and-a-half-octave range, is known worldwide, as are her rich, unique, soulful and highly spirited interpretations of both, familiar Jazz and Blues classics and original contemporary tunes.  Equally as striking is Morrison's ability to belt out down-home, soul-stirring Blues.  She is an Associate Professor of Jazz Studies in the Ethnomusicology Department at UCLA.
•••••   In addition to her multiple solo recordings, fans have experienced the pleasure of Morrison's rich and vibrant tones on such notable film and television appearances as:  The Hurricane (starring Denzel Washington), Goin' Home:  A Tribute to Duke Ellington and Johnny Otis's CD "Ooo Shoo Be Dooo."  She has also appeared on the hit NBC-TV television sitcom, The Naked Truth, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Dennis Miller Show.
•••••   Morrison also performs at renowned Blues and Jazz Festivals around the world, including appearances at Montreaux, Nice, Pori, Carnegie Hall, North Sea, Monterey and Long Beach.  She also frequently performs her Salute to Dizzy Gillespie and Tribute to Benny Golson.  To learn more about Barbara Morrison and The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, please visit her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/barbaramorrisonpac/@bmorrblues
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115-LA Auto Show Rescheduled To May of 2021
LOS ANGELES -- The LA Auto Show® held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center will move six months into the spring of 2021. Originally planned for November 20-29, 2020, the Public Show will now be held on May 21-31, 2021. Press Days (also known as AutoMobility LA™) have been rescheduled from November 18-19, 2020 to May 19-20, 2021.
•••• "We are appreciative for the continued support from the LA Convention Center, the City of Los Angeles and all of our automotive partners," said Lisa Kaz CEO of the LA Auto Show. "Memorial Day Weekend is a fantastic time for enhanced outdoor activations and product debuts. The LA weather creates exciting new opportunities for a spring show."
•••• As an essential force in the new car sales ecosystem so vital to the Los Angeles economy, the new show dates provide a much-needed boost to local dealerships at a critical time. "We are extremely excited for the May dates of the LA Auto Show. The Memorial Day Holiday is always an important time for our dealerships. We eagerly anticipate the excitement the show creates amongst consumers, who look forward to experiencing the newest vehicles live and in-person," said David Ellis, President of the Greater Los Angeles New Car Dealers Association (GLANCDA).
•••• In keeping with its long-standing reputation as a premier global automotive event, attendees can expect to see the newest and hottest vehicles as well as experience engaging interactive exhibits, test drives and outdoor activations. While continuing to create a memorable and fun experience, the well-being of attendees and overall community remains the top priority of show organizers.

About the LA Auto Show:

Founded in 1907, the LA Auto Show®, one of the world's premier auto shows and cherished LA icon will take place May 21-31, 2021 at the Los Angeles Convention Center. AutoMobility LA, the show's Press and Trade Days will take place May 19-20, 2021. AutoMobility LA is where the auto industry unveils groundbreaking new vehicle and tech innovations, while making strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from around the globe. The LA Auto Show is endorsed by the Greater LA New Car Dealers Association and is owned and operated by ANSA Productions.
To receive the latest show news and information, follow the LA Auto Show on Twitter,Facebook or Instagramand sign up for alerts at http://www.laautoshow.com/. For more information about AutoMobility LA, please visit http://www.automobilityla.com/ and follow AutoMobility LA on Twitter,Facebook or Instagram.
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115- AFI Fest joins an array of festivals and conventions in going virtual in 2020.
•••• The revised fall festival corridor in the age of COVID has continued to take shape with recent announcements of hybrid virtual/physical events from Venice, Toronto and New York, along with the outright cancellation of Telluride. Now, L.A.'s own AFI Fest will officially be a virtual event when it takes place Oct. 15-22.
•••• Continuing their Thursday to Thursday run but moving up a month from their most recent dates in November, festival organizers plan to have much of the same programming structure as in past years, including sections dedicated to world cinema and new auteurs. According to Michael Lumpkin, director of AFI festivals, where other festivals are drastically scaling back the number of films being screened, AFI Fest will likely only have a 10% to 20% reduction in the number of titles presented, if any reduction at all. (The event screened more than 140 titles in 2019.)
•••• The organizers of AFI Fest have one advantage over other fall fests making the switch to virtual events -- they have already done it. The AFI Docs festival, based out of Washington, D.C., took place in June with ticketed virtual screenings and events. Michael Lumpkin, director of AFI Festials, noted that attendance was actually higher than in years past, drawing viewers from all 50 states, without the logistics of theater bookings and seat capacity.
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Los Angeles Festival Of Books Goes Virtual
•••• The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books is opening a virtual chapter this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After being postponed from April to October, the 25th Festival of Books, Stories & Ideas will take place as a communitywide gathering online instead of being held on the University of Southern California campus, The Times announced.
•••• The virtual event launches Sunday, October 18, and continuing over the course of four weeks, The Times will celebrate storytelling with author panels, readings, and other events.
•••• Over the years, festivalgoers have listened to Eric Carle read about a ravenous caterpillar; the late Congressman John Lewis discuss his lifelong work for racial equality; Julie Andrews reminisce about the Swiss Alps; Luis J. Rodriguez wax poetic about life in Los Angeles; Viet Thanh Nguyen expound reclaiming historical narratives; Padma Lakshmi dish on food and life.
•••• This year, the festival will make that kind of inspiration accessible from home.
•••• The programming schedule will be announced in mid-September. For details, go to latimes.com/FestivalofBooks and follow the festival on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (#bookfest).
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CES 2021 Canceled Over COVID-19, Moves to Online Format
••The Consumers Electronics Show (CES) 2021, originally slated for January 6-9-2021 will not be held in Las Vegas, but presented "an all-digital experience," according to the show organizer, the Consumer Technology Association ( CTA).
CES160w.jpg•• The show takes place at the Las Vegas Convention Center, which is located just off the Strip and attracts thousands of attendees every year, bolstering the economy and employing many along the way.
•••• Industry professionals get a look at the latest and greatest in consumer technology and products before they're available for purchase to the general public. Typically, Las Vegas hotel rooms are filled to capacity and restaurants, casinos, and other nearby businesses reap the benefits.
•••• "With the growing global health concerns about the spread of COVID-19, it is not possible to safely convene tens of thousands of people in Las Vegas in early January 2021 to meet and do business in person.
•••• "An all-digital CES 2021 will allow the entire tech community to safely share ideas and introduce the products that will shape our future. You'll be able to participate in all the awe-inspiring moments of CES wherever you are in the world. We are designing a unique experience for the tech industry."
•••• The digital CES experience will include keynotes and conferences, an online product showcase, meetings, and opportunities for networking. It will take place the first week of January.
•••• Any show planned for 2020 has been canceled," says President of Creative Strategies Tim Bajarin, who has attended 46 CES shows. "I don't think we'll see live shows coming back until mid-2021 at the earliest."
•••• Apple successfully moved its Worldwide Developers Conference online.
•••• The Black Hat USA security conference, which provides security consulting, training, and briefings to hackers, corporations and government agencies, has moved online; it's set for early August. Dreamforce, the meeting put on by Salesforce that has previously taken over San Francisco, is set for November. And the bulk of the Republican and Democratic political conventions are expected to occur online
•••• Virtual shows, however, haven't found their usual assortment of buzz and media coverage online. The recent Comic-Con convention, a huge draw for fans of sci-fi and geek culture, was a "bust" according to Variety.
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Primetime Emmy Awards Nomination announced
Staying closer to home in recent months has made viewers all more loyal to their favorite television series. Nominations for the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards presented a diverse mix.
•••• With old favorites like "Game of Thrones" and "Veep" out of contention, shows like "The Mandalorian," "Insecure" and "Schitt's Creek" received multiple nods. 
•••• Leslie Jones, star of the forthcoming show "Supermarket Sweep" on ABC, was joined by Laverne Cox, Josh Gad, and Tatiana Maslany to make the virtual announcement.
•••• Netflix dominated with 160 nominations, as new services like Disney+, Apple TV+ also made their mark.
•••• This year's ceremony will take place (in some form) on Sunday, September 20 on ABC. Jimmy Kimmel is set to host.

72nd Emmy Nominations By Josie Cory

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• Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or TV movie
Jeremy Irons ("Watchmen")
Hugh Jackman ("Bad Education")
Paul Mescal ("Normal People")
Jeremy Pope ("Hollywood")
Mark Ruffalo ("I Know This Much Is True")

• Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or TV movie
Cate Blanchett ("Mrs. America")
Shira Haas ("Unorthodox")
Regina King ("Watchmen")
Octavia Spencer ("Self Made")
Kerry Washington ("Little Fires Everywhere")

• Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Anthony Anderson ("Black-ish")
Don Cheadle ("Black Monday")
Ted Danson ("The Good Place")
Michael Douglas ("The Kominsky Method")
Eugene Levy ("Schitt's Creek")
Ramy Youssef ("Ramy")

• Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
Christina Applegate ("Dead to Me")
Rachel Brosnahan ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")
Linda Cardellini ("Dead to Me")
Catherine O'Hara ("Schitt's Creek")
Issa Rae ("Insecure")
Tracee Ellis Ross ("Black-ish")

• Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
Jason Bateman ("Ozark")
Sterling K. Brown ("This Is Us")
Steve Carell ("The Morning Show")
Brian Cox ("Succession")
Billy Porter ("Pose")
Jeremy Strong ("Succession")

Outstanding lead actress in a drama series
Jennifer Aniston ("The Morning Show")
Olivia Colman ("The Crown")
Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve")
Laura Linney ("Ozark")
Sandra Oh ("Killing Eve")
Zendaya ("Euphoria")


• Outstanding reality/competition series
"The Masked Singer"
"Nailed It" 
"RuPaul's Drag Race" 
"Top Chef" 
"The Voice" 

• Outstanding variety talk series
"Daily Show with Trevor Noah" 
"Full Frontal with Samantha Bee" 
"Jimmy Kimmel Live" 
"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" 
"Late Show with Stephen Colbert" 

• Outstanding limited Series
"Little Fires Everywhere"
"Mrs. America" 
"Unbelievable" 
"Unorthodox"
"Watchmen"

• Outstanding comedy series
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" 
"Dead to Me" 
"The Good Place" 
"Insecure" 
"The Kominsky Method" 
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"Schitt's Creek" 
"What We Do in the Shadows"

• Outstanding drama series
"Better Call Saul"
"The Crown"
"The Handmaid's Tale" 
"Killing Eve"
"The Mandalorian"
"Ozark" 
"Succession"
""Stranger Things

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/// 2021 Roseparade canceled because of the coronavirus
PASADENA, CA, (July 15, 2020) The 132nd Tournament of Roses Parade will not take place on Jan. 1, 2021, because of the coronavirus pandemic, parade officials announced Wednesday morning. It's the first time in 75 years that the parade has been canceled.
•••• The last time the parade was canceled since its inception in 1891, was only three times &endash; the wartime years of 1942, 1943 and 1945.
•••• "Like most people having never lived through a pandemic before parade officials initially hoped they'd be able to hold the parade safely but after weeks of assessment it became clear such a feat would be impossible. Instead the Tournament of Roses is looking into options for celebrating the new year in a new way.
•••• With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsom's Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade.
•••• "The health and well-being of our parade participants and guests, as well as that of our volunteer members, professional staff and partners, is our number one priority," said Bob Miller, 2021 President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
•••• While the parade itself is more than five months from now, the preparation for such a large event typically begins in February. "In addition to the advance planning required by our band and equestrian units, the construction of our floats takes many months and typically requires thousands of volunteers to gather in ways that aren't in compliance with safety recommendations and won't be safe in the coming months," said David Eads, Executive Director/CEO. "While we are extremely disappointed that we are unable to host the parade, we believe that not doing so will prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as protect the legacy of the Rose Parade for generations to come."
•••• The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association also hosts the Rose Bowl Game each January 1. The planning for this year's Rose Bowl Game, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, is still ongoing. "We continue to work with the College Football Playoff and our collegiate partners to explore what this year's college football season will look like amidst COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. While the safety and well-being of the student athletes, university personnel and fans is our top priority, we remain hopeful that the Granddaddy of Them All will take place on New Year's Day," continued Eads.
•••• "I know that I speak on behalf of our 935 volunteer members, and the hundreds of thousands in our community for which the Rose Parade is an annual tradition, when I say we will miss the joy of coming together and the making of memories," said Miller. "But know that we will not miss this opportunity to celebrate a New Year and healthy new beginnings on January 1, 2021."
•••• "We all know what the Rose Parade means to us here in Pasadena, as well as to New Year celebrations around the world. To know that we won't get to experience this great tradition on January 1, 2021, is extremely disappointing. However, we also know that we must act responsibly to protect our community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek. "We look forward to working with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses on their reimagined New Year celebration, as well as the return of the Rose Parade on January 1, 2022."
•••• In considering the options for the 2021 Rose Parade, the Tournament of Roses commissioned a feasibility and safety report for hosting the Rose Parade during the COVID-19 Pandemic, conducted by public health experts from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. That report showed that even with intensive effort to ensure compliance with public health measures such as six-foot distancing and face masks, it is likely that Rose Parade activities before, during and after the event would inevitably lead to large numbers of individuals (many of whom represent high risk groups for COVID-19 complications, such as retirees over age 60) in close proximity to each other, potentially, in some cases, without masks. This creates a high-risk environment for viral spread, including super-spreader events.
•••• Although the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will not be hosting its 132nd  Rose Parade, they will celebrate the New Year on January 1, 2021. Working in conjunction with our broadcast partners and sponsors, the Tournament of Roses has plans underway for a new kind of New Year celebration for those across the country and around the world. "Each year, the country turns its eyes to Pasadena for America's New Year celebration and we plan to deliver on that important promise," said Eads. "We may not be able to host our traditional five-mile march down Colorado Boulevard, but we are exploring new and safe ways we can collectively share in the celebration, and we look forward to announcing further details about our exciting new plans in the coming weeks."
•••• Decisions regarding some other traditions, such as the crowning of the Tournament of Roses Royal Court, haven't been made yet. A spokeswoman said "in the next few weeks, we'll make an announcement about the Royal Court and the theme and the tournament leadership."
•••• The Rose Bowl football game on Jan. 1, however, is still planned, whether it is with a socially distanced audience or an empty stadium, Eads said.
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The American Film Market resets 2020 Edition as online event
•••• Los Angeles, CA -- The American Film Market (AFM®) will bring its 2020 edition online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced. AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 -- Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st market.
•••• "By making this announcement four months in advance, AFM's stakeholders can move forward and plan with certainty," said Michael Ryan, Chairman, IFTA and Partner, GFM Films. "AFM 2020 Online will give the global film community the opportunities that are always critical to our success -- to meet, share knowledge, collaborate, and discover tomorrow's films as they do every year in Santa Monica."

•••• The full program and participation details will be unveiled later this summer.

About the American Film Market
The AFM is the most efficient film acquisition, development and networking event in the world. More than US$1 billion in production and distribution deals are closed every year &endash; on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production. Over five days in November, 7,000+ professionals from 70+ countries access the entire global catalogue of available films and projects, attend world class conferences, and connect with decision makers. The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance.

About the Independent Film & Television Alliance
IFTA is the global trade association for independent film and television production, finance, distribution, and sales companies. The organization represents the independent sector before governments and international bodies and provides significant entertainment industry services to more than 135 member companies from 23 countries.
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115- FILMFEST MÜNCHEN postponed to 2021
Even FILMFEST MÜNCHEN scheduled for June 25 to July 4, had to be canceled for 2020 due to the corona pandemic. This still saddens us - festival director Diana Iljine and the whole team - deeply. But life goes on: we're highly motivated and are already working on the next edition.
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115- SMPTE Transforms Its Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition Into an Immersive, Interactive Remote Experience
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- June 22, 2020 -- The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers®, (SMPTE®) the organization that is defining the future of storytelling, will host its annual technical conference and exhibition on Nov. 10-12 as an interactive and immersive remote experience with a rich array of learning and networking opportunities. Within this highly customizable online format, SMPTE 2020 will provide unparalleled opportunities for attendees to explore the variety of new technologies and business models shaping the future of media and entertainment. The theme for this year's event is "Game On," with one full day focused on the convergence of esports/gaming and media technology and the unique requirements of the thriving esports industry.
•••• "By eliminating traditional barriers to participation such as travel, the cost of accommodation, and scheduling conflicts, we're making SMPTE 2020 a broadly accessible and truly global conference," explained SMPTE Executive Director Barbara Lange. "We look forward to increased participation from all SMPTE Sections around the world."
•••• Attendees will be welcomed into an immersive environment that incorporates a main conference hub, meeting rooms for a chance to "ask the experts," theater space for sessions and the annual Awards Gala, and an exhibition hall with private meeting space. SMPTE 2020 will offer flexibility in accessing technical presentations, practical hands-on training, product and technology demonstrations, peer-group discussions, virtual panels, and sponsored roundtable discussions, as well as networking events, social hours, and even trivia and esports competitions.
•••• Like last year's conference, SMPTE 2020 will include the popular SMPTE Storytellers series, expanded technical tutorials and training, and programming from SMPTE partners. New content will include bite-sized keynotes, quick "Standards 101" sessions, and shorter hot-topic discussions that allow attendees to build a custom conference experience that suits their own schedules and interests.
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• 115- "We Are One' Online Film Festival" will kick off on Youtube, May 29.
••••• There are around 3,000 film festivals currently active (i.e. ran in the past two years) 9,706 film festivals have run at least once in the last 15 years.
•••• The majority of film festivals do charge for submissions (an average of $27 for short films and $40 for feature films), but this isn't their main source of income.• •
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One reason advertisers like film festivals is that festival attendees tend to have plenty of money to spend. For example, at Sundance, over 50% of attendees have a household income of $100,000, while 26% have a household income of over $200,000.
•••• Arguably there is not a single major film festival but, the most prestigious film festivals include Cannes, Berlin, and Venice film festival, sometimes called "The Big Three."•• •
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The major film festivals include "Venice International Film Festival" "The Cannes Film Festival" -- France; "Tribeca Film Festival" -- New York.; "Taormina Film Fest" -- Sicily; "Sundance Film Festival"-- Park City, Utah; "SXSW Film Festival " -- Austin, Texas; "Berlin International Film Festival" and "TIFF" Toronto, Canada.••••
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The oldest film festival in the world, founded in 1932, is the Venice Film Festival. Since World War II, film festivals have contributed significantly to the development of the motion-picture industry in many countries.••
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Tribeca And YouTube Join Forces to stream 'We Are One' Online Film Festival.
••••With the film festival calendar thrown into chaos by COVID-19 and major events canceled, Tribeca Enterprises and YouTube are teaming up to present a 10-day streaming event drawing from 20 global fests, including Cannes, Toronto, Sundance and Venice.• •
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The online showcase, dubbed "We Are One: A Global Film Festival," will kick off on YouTube on May 29. Its lineup of films, shorts, documentaries, music, comedy, and conversations will be released at a later date, organizers said.
•••• All programming will be free for audiences to stream. Donations will benefit the World Health Organization's COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund and local relief partners in various parts of the world.
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115- Cannes Film Festival Finally Admits It Won't Happen This Summer
 APR. 16, 2020 -- As huge theme parks and whole sports leagues around the world pause operations to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Cannes Film Festival, as the essential pillar for the film industry, has been reluctant to make an official declaration about this year's event. Today, though, organizers finally acquiesced and released a statement saying that even a delay until the summer (Cannes was scheduled to begin on May 12) would not allow the festival to go on with all its typical pageantry.
••• "We acknowledge that the postponement of the 73rd International Cannes Film Festival, initially considered for the end of June to the beginning of July, is no longer an option," reads a statement released by the organizers. Cannes "must explore all contingencies allowing to support the year of Cinema by making Cannes 2020 real, in one way or another."
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115- Venice Film Festival is going forward as planned
••• With conventions, festivals, albums, concerts, and more being pushed to the fall or canceled entirely due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Venice Film Festival is sticking to its plans for September 2 - 12.
••• In a recent interview with the Italian wire service ANSA, Venice Biennial president Roberto Cicutto once again confirmed the September 2 to12 dates for the 77th Venice Film Festival and downplayed plans for a Venice without Cannes Film Festival collaboration.
••• Strict social distancing regulations forced the Cannes Film Festival to postpone this year's event, once to mid-July and a second time indefinitely. While Cannes director Thierry Fremaux suggested  that Venice Film Fest and Cannes may combine their efforts, Roberto Cicutto told ANSA that there is no "hypothesis" for a collaboration at this time. "We are going forward with our program, and if Cannes is still thinking (about their course of action) then there is no dialogue."
••• Meanwhile, Venice is exploring options to make sure its September festival can still happen, including a digital option for foreign press and potentially using cinemas. They've given themselves until May to figure all that out, which seems to be the new rule of thumb for all coronavirus-related timelines. Remember back when it was April? As the oldest film festival in the world, Venice may be at a higher risk for the coronavirus, but it is not going down without a fight.
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115- Launch of MIPTV ONLINE+
Paris, -- Reed MIDEM announced the launch of MIPTV ONLINE+, a premium online experience available for free to all registered MIPTV, MIPDoc and MIPFormats 2020 clients.
•••• MIPTV ONLINE+ will launch on March 30. The new service offers connected access to exclusive content originally programmed for the 57th edition of MIPTV which, together with MIPDoc and MIPFormats, was scheduled to run March 28-April 2 in Cannes before being cancelled due to the coronavirus (Covid-19).
•••• MIPTV ONLINE+ will enable buyers to stream distributor programmes scheduled for the MIPTV Drama Buyers' Summit and the MIPDoc Screenings Library. The online service will also stream the In Development, MIPDoc and MIPFormats project pitches, as well as MIPTV's exclusive market intelligence conference sessions, Fresh TV and the Factual and Kids Content Showcases.  
•••• Lucy Smith, Television Division Deputy Director at Reed MIDEM said: " Our clients are unable to come to MIPTV in Cannes, so we are bringing MIPTV to them. Starting on March 30, delegates from 94 countries will be able to interact with one another online and experience originally scheduled MIP programming from the comfort of their office or home. Nothing replaces face-to-face meetings, but MIPTV ONLINE+ content, networking and access to the international entertainment business community is totally unique."
•••• In addition, the MIPTV online database, accessed via miptv.com , will be available during the months ahead, allowing users to connect and interact with the MIPTV community. 
•••• Details of MIPTV ONLINE+ features will be regularly updated and communicated on the MIPTV web site.
About Reed MIDEM - Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong SAR, Propel by MIPIM &endash; Cannes, Propel by MIPIM &endash; Paris, Propel by MIPIM NYC in partnership with Metaprop, Propel by MIPIM &endash; Hong Kong; MAPIC and LeisurUp in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy and The Happetite in Milan, and MAPIC India in Mumbai.
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115- NAB SHOW CANCELLS CONVENTION
•••• National Association of Broadcasters says it is "reviewing options" in face of coronavirus, but will not hold the event in April.
•••• NAB has cancelled the April 2020 convention for health reasons, according to a letter that was sent out by the National Association of Broadcasters.
••••The NAB Show, set to take place April 19-22, 2020, has been cancelled due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. 
••••"This was not an easy decision," the letter states. "Fortunately, we did not have to make this decision alone, and are grateful to our NAB Show community for engaging with us as we grappled with the rapidly-evolving situation."
••••The NAB Show has expressed its distress over cancelling the event, but wants the NAB Show community to know that they take any health concerns seriously. 
••••"We had a good idea this would take place and have already begun working on a virtual LPTV Day to be held about the same time," According to Lee Miller, Executive Director of the Advanced Television Broadcasting Alliance (ATBA). "Participants will be able to join us, virtually, to learn about some of the upcoming happenings in the LPTV industry."
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115- MIPTV 2020 CANCELLED
Paris, March 4, 2020 &endash; Reed MIDEM today announces that MIPTV 2020, scheduled to take place March 30-April 2 in Cannes, has been cancelled due to concerns related to the coronavirus (Covid-19).
•••• MIPDoc and MIPFormats, programmed for March 28-29, have also been cancelled.
•••• CANNESERIES Season 3 of the Cannes International Series Festival, originally scheduled to run parallel to MIPTV, will now take place October 9-14, alongside MIPCOM.
•••• The next edition of MIPTV will take place April 12-15, 2021 in Cannes with MIPDoc and MIPFormats scheduled for April 10-11, 2021. Season 4 of CANNESERIES will be held in April 2021 during MIPTV.
••••  "In the current context, many of our clients have expressed concerns about travelling at this time. Rescheduling MIPTV in the coming months is not feasible so the most appropriate course of action is to cancel MIPTV for 2020," said Paul Zilk, Reed MIDEM Chief Executive.
•••• "The well-being of our clients, partners and staff is our priority. We are grateful to clients for their support and constructive input during this challenging period. We look forward to welcoming everyone to MIPCOM in October 12-15 and we are delighted that CANNESERIES will be at our side again at the event this year," added Paul Zilk.

About MIPTV - MIPTV (30 March-2 April 2020, Cannes) is the Global Content Market for the Future. MIPTV 20.20 is a reimagined experience that not only serves the needs of the distribution market today but also helps the content industry to prepare for the future. It will enrich the market experience by connecting people in new ways and presenting fresh content along with exclusive market intelligence alongside a redesigned exhibition experience. Last MIPTV, in April 2019, some 9,500 professionals from across the international TV and digital entertainment ecosystem connected to launch and discover new content, forge partnerships, negotiate financing and distribution agreements, find co-production opportunities and explore the latest trends. www.miptv.com
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115- "My Salinger Year," kicked off the Berlin Int'l Film Festival - 18 films are vying for the Golden Bear
BERLIN -- The 70th annual Berlin International Film Festival known as "the Berlinale" is currently taking place from 20 February to 1 March 2020. It is the first under the leadership of new Berlin Film Festival heads, business administration director Mariette Rissenbeek and artistic director Carlo Chatrian who took over from Dieter Kosslick last year.
•••The Berlinale is a unique place of artistic exploration and entertainment. It is one of the largest public film festivals in the world, attracting tens of thousands of visitors from around the globe each year. For the film industry and the media, the eleven days in February are also one of the most important events in the annual calendar and an indispensable trading forum
•••• The Festival got off to a somber start after news of a racially motivated mass shooting Wednesday night in the Frankfurt neighboring German city of Hanau rocked the country.
••••"I wanted to say something about the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale, but events in Hanau hit us all hard," said Berlinale executive director Mariette Rissenbeek.
••••Artistic director Carlo Chatrian added: "We stand here as a community. When we sit in the cinema, there is no distinction between class or religion. Cinema brings us together."
•••The opening night kicked off with the screening of Philippe Falardeau's "My Salinger Year," starring Sigourney Weaver and Margaret Qualley, who attended the premiere.
••••Philippe Falardeau also paid respects to the Hanau shootings, which claimed 11 lives, telling the audience, "I want to convey my unflinching solidarity with the German people in these troubled times," adding his hope that the film might "give you a little light."
••••Hosting the show, actor Samuel Finzi offered an often politically pointed speech that focused largely on the plight of immigrants and on his own life as a Bulgarian native in Berlin.
••••"We shouldn't isolate ourselves and build walls," Finzi said.
"Perhaps there is someone trying to come here that will be a great German hope. Cinema is about shared experiences."
••••Finzi replaced long-time host Anke Engelke, a Canadian-German comedian.
••••Some pointed out the change in tone between last year and this year's ceremony. Dieter Kosslick was known for his larger-than-life personality, and his antics seemed to be missed on stage, in contrast to the more serious, nature of the festival's new co-directors.
••••Later in the evening, German culture minister Monika Grütters also took the stage and delivered a rousing anti-terror message that brought the crowd to its feet  -- one of the ceremony's few highlights. 
••• Also in attendance was Johnny Depp who arrived at the Berlin Film Festival Friday to support the film "Minamata," in which he plays celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith. In the film, based on real events, Smith is pitted against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning with mercury the people of Minamata in Japan in 1971.
•••• At the film's press conference, Depp said he had a "strange fascination" with Smith and his photography, which was enhanced when he'd "read a bit about his life and what he'd gone through, what he'd experienced, what he'd sacrificed to capture those moments, to capture those photos."
••••Over the next 10 days, the Berlinale will screen 18 films that are vying for the Golden Bear, among them Kelly Reichardt's "First Cow," Mohammad Rasoulof's "There Is No Evil," Natalia Meta's "The Intruder," and Burhan Qurbani's "Berlin Alexanderplatz."
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115- Homage and Honorary Golden Bear 2020 for Helen Mirren
•••• The 70th Berlin International Film Festival honored Oscar-winner Dame Helen Mirren with its Homage and awarded her the Honorary Golden Bear (German: Goldener Bär) for her lifetime achievement.
•••• The award ceremony included a screening of "The Queen" (2006, dir: Stephen Frears).
•••• With the Honorary Golden Bear, the Berlinale pays tribute to important figures in the world of film. The award is presented for an exceptional artistic career and is given to the guest of honour of the Homage.
•••• Not only is Helen Mirren one of the world's most renowned actresses, she was also one of the youngest ever to join the famed Royal Shakespeare Company. Over the decades, her range as an actress have been amply demonstrated in a wide variety of genres.
•••• Among the many accolades Mirren has received the 2007 Academy Award for Best Actress and Golden Globe for her performance in The Queen. In addition to many international film prizes, her stage work has also been honored with the leading theatre tributes &endash; the Olivier Award, Tony and Drama Desk Awards. In 2003, Helen Mirren was awarded the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to drama.
•••• After working mainly in theatre, including with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Mirren's first major film role was in Michael Powell's 1969 comedy Age of Consent. She subsequently made her mark in 1980's "The Long Good Friday" (dir: John Mackenzie), playing the assertive girlfriend of a top gangster. Her portrayal of Georgina in Peter Greenaway's "The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover" (1989) was also legendary. Beginning in the 1990s, Helen Mirren increasingly expanded and diversified her roles in both film and television, among them Robert Altman's 2001 Gosford Park (Berlinale 2002). Her flair for comedy was once again in evidence with "Calendar Girls" (2003, dir: Nigel Cole). Between 1991 and 2006, she headed up the seven instalments of the TV series "Prime Suspect" as police superintendent Jane Tennison.
••••In "The Last Station" (2009), directed by Michael Hoffmann, she played Leo Tolstoy's wife Sofya. She was at the Berlinale in 2015, alongside co-star Ryan Reynolds, with "Woman in Gold" (dir: Simon Curtis). Since then, she has appeared onscreen in "Eye in the Sky" (2015, dir: Gavin Hood) and "The Leisure Seeker" (2017, dir: Paolo Virzì) among others.
••••Mirren gives another terrific performance in the thriller "The Good Liar" (dir: Bill Condon), co-starring with Ian McKellen, which recently opened theatrically in Germany and will also be shown in the Homage section.

The Homage films:

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, UK / France / Netherlands 1989, director: Peter Greenaway
The Good Liar, USA 2019, director: Bill Condon
The Last Station, Germany / UK / Russia 2009, director: Michael Hoffmann
The Long Good Friday, UK 1980, director: John Mackenzie
The Queen, UK / France / Italy 2006, director: Stephen Frears

•••• As a partner of the Berlin International Film Festival for many years, the Deutsche Kinemathek has, since 1977, mounted the Homage section in addition to the Retrospective.
••••The Retrospective is the Berlinale's film history programme. In Berlinale Classics, digitally restored film classics and rediscoveries celebrate their premieres. The Homage and the Honorary Golden Bear pay tribute to a great film personality for their lifetime's achievement.
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115- WHATS TRENDING at MIP-TV
•••• Paris -- MIPTV 2020 strengthens its focus on buyers with the launch of WHAT'S TRENDING, a bespoke market intelligence strand aimed at arming international executives with the strategies, insights and exclusive data to "future-proof" their business in the face of steep competition for international IP and programming rights.
•••• Ampere Analysis, Broadcast Intelligence, FTI Consulting, Glance, Greenlight Insights, K7 Media, MIDiA Research, The WIT and Wunderman Thompson are among nine market-leading data and analytics experts joining forces to co-create the programme with the MIPTV content team. WHAT'S TRENDING will feature a daily strand of exclusive presentations centred on proprietary insights and analysis assembled in Cannes for the first time in one location.
•••• Two months out from MIPTV, Reed MIDEM is reporting an upward trend in buyer registrations confirming MIP's expanded focus on "future-proofing" the business of acquiring content rights.
•••• WHAT'S TRENDING will also feature creative keynote speaker Alexandre Amancio, CEO of Reflector Entertainment and one of the visionaries behind Assassin's Creed , who will demonstrate how pushing the boundaries of creativity and experience are key to success in a rapidly evolving global content ecosystem.
•••• Market intelligence is a key pillar of the reimagined MIPTV experience, billed as The Global Content Market for the Future. WHAT'S TRENDING responds directly to Reed MIDEM's global survey of buyers who highlighted the need for MIP to differentiate its spring programme with a focus on "future proofing" their business.
•••• WHAT'S TRENDING will sit at the heart of MIPTV's re-imagined programme, featuring a streamlined schedule of conferences debuting twice daily on the main stage Debussy Theatre in the Palais des Festivals in Cannes. The programme is open to all delegates.
About Reed MIDEM - Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK Summit in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong SAR, MIPIM PropTech NYC in New York, MIPIM PropTech Europe in Paris and MIPIM PropTech Asia in Hong Kong SAR for the tech and real estate industry; MAPIC and LeisurUp in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy and TheHappetite, and MAPIC India in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector. www.reedmidem.com
About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 500 events in 30 countries. In 2018 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
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115- OSCAR Nominations and Winners 2019
The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will honor the best films of 2019 and will take place on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.
•••• Billie Eilish confirmed to perform at the 92nd Oscars. She made GRAMMY® Award history as youngest artist to win all four major categories.

Academy Award Nominations and
OSCAR Winners- 2019

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Best supporting actor
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- WINNER

Best animated feature
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4 -- WINNER

Best animated short
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love -- WINNER
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best original screenplay
Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite -- WINNER

Best adapted screenplay
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit -- WINNER
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

Best live action short
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbours' Window -- WINNER
Saria
A Sister

Best animated short
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love -- WINNER
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best production design
The Irishman
Jojo
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- WINNER
Parasite

Best costume design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women -- WINNER
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best documentary
American Factory -- WINNER
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Best documentary short
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) -- WINNER
Life Overtakes Me
St Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best supporting actress
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story -- WINNER
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best cinematography
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917 -- WINNER
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best sound editing
Ford v Ferrari -- WINNER
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best sound mixing
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917 -- WINNER
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best film editing
Ford v Ferrari -- WINNER
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Best visual effects
Avengers Endgame
The Irishman
1917 -- WINNER
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best makeup and hair
Bombshell -- WINNER
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Best international feature film
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite -- WINNER

Best original score
Joker -- WINNER
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best original song
I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away, Toy Story 4
I'm Gonna Love Me Again, Rocketman -- WINNER
I'm Standing With You, Breakthrough
Into the Unknown, Frozen II
Stand Up, Harriet

Best actor
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker -- WINNER
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best actress
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy -- WINNER

Best director
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite -- WINNER

Best picture
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite -- WINNER

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•••• January, the month of awards in Hollywood, is ending with the 62nd Grammy Awards taking place on Sunday, January 26, at the Staples Center, Los Angeles. The live awards will air at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on CBS.
•••• The 2020 Grammy Awards is focusing largely on up-and-coming stars but that may become overshadowed by controversy surrounding allegations made by Deborah Dugan, the former head of the Grammys, in her lawsuit against the National Academy of Recording Arts.
•••• This was set to be the first edition of the Grammy Awards that the new Recording Academy President Deborah Dugan would have presided over; however, she was relieved of her duties as President and CEO and placed on administrative leave from the organization on January 16, 2020. Recording Academy Chairman Harvey Mason Jr. took over as interim President and Chief Executive Officer. He is currently slated to preside over the ceremony instead of Dugan
•••• After her critically lauded run as emcee of last year's GRAMMYs, 15-time Grammy winner Alicia Keys is returning to host the main telecast. She is only the fifth woman to host the Grammys and the first woman of color to host it twice. Before Keys, Queen Latifah hosted in 2005, while Rosie O'Donnell took on the duties in 1999 and 2000. Ellen DeGeneres hosted in 1996 and 1997. During last year's Grammy Awards, Keys stole the show as host. The theater audience and viewers at home raved over the musician's melodic performance, during which she impressively played two pianos at once. Whoopie Goldberg was the first woman ever to host the event, in 1992.
•••• Aerosmith was honored as the MusiCares Person of the Year two nights prior to the telecast.
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115- 17th Brandon Tartikoff Award at NATPE, Founainebleau, Miami Beach
•••• The recipients of NATPE's 17th Annual Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards are award-winning actress Christine Baranski, ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke, prolific television creator, producer and writer Courtney A. Kemp, President of NBCUniversal's Telemundo Global Studios, Marcos Santana, and Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports & President, CNN Worldwide Jeff Zucker. They will receive the prestigious awards during the NATPE Miami 2020 convention during a dinner gala on January 22, 2020, at the Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami Beach. The dinner, with its A-list attendees, benefits the NATPE Educational Foundation, with a portion going to the Broadcasters Federation of America (BFOA). Bob Holmes is returning as Executive Producer of the show.
•••• Named in honor of Brandon Tartikoff, one of television's greatest programmers, the Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Awards were created to recognize an exceptional ensemble of professionals who exhibit extraordinary passion, leadership, independence and vision in content programming. Brandon had an unmatched love for television, life and family. He will always be remembered among the most gifted programmers of his generation. 
•••• Past honorees include Steven Bochco, James Burrows, Jon Feltheimer, Jane Fonda, Bob Greenblatt, David Kelly, Norman Lear, Chuck Lorre, Regis Philbin, Peter Roth, Josh Sapan, Ted Sarandos, Dick Wolf, and Betty White, among others. Proceeds from the program will be donated to the NATPE Educational Foundation and the Broadcasters Foundation of America. 
•••• The NATPE Educational Foundation was launched in 1978 by the late Lew Klein to promote educational activities and focuses on faculty development, recognizing that improving faculty knowledge translates into a better classroom experiences for students and thus has impacted thousands of students, some of whom now have illustrious careers in the industry.
•••• Christine Baranski is an Emmy, two-time Tony, Screen Actors Guild, Drama Desk and American Comedy Award winner. Baranski currently stars as Diane Lockhart in the critically acclaimed CBS All Access original series "The Good Fight," a role she originated on CBS' "The Good Wife." Other television credits include her Emmy-winning role on "Cybill," "The Big Bang Theory" and "Frasier." Film credits include: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again", "A Bad Moms Christmas," "Mamma Mia!" "Trolls," "Miss Sloane," "Into the Woods," "Chicago," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," "Bowfinger," "Bulworth," "Cruel Intentions" and "The Birdcage," among others. She will next be seen in the Netflix feature "Christmas on the Square." A graduate of the Juilliard School, Baranski received her big break in Tom Stoppard's hit Broadway comedy "The Real Thing," directed by Mike Nichols, for which she won a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award.
•••• Karey Burke is responsible for all development, programming, casting, marketing, business affairs and scheduling operations for ABC prime time and late-night. She reports to Dana Walden, chairman, Disney Television Studios and ABC Entertainment. One year into her tenure, Burke has developed some the most buzzed-about live events of the year, including "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons,'" which has reached more than 23 million total viewers on broadcast alone, and won the Emmy for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), the only major category win this year for a broadcast network; and "The Wonderful World of Disney presents: The Little Mermaid Live!" &endash; the highest-rated live broadcast musical in four years. Additionally, The Oscars and CMA Awards have posted double digits gains vs. the prior year. For the first time ever, "The Bachelorette" was the No. 1 TV series of the summer, and the network's "Summer Fun & Games" drove ABC to regain the title as the No. 1 network for summer for the first time in 24 years.  Burke is also delivering on her promise of female-forward programming, with new series "Stumptown," "Emergence" and the No. 1 new comedy of the season, "mixed-ish"; all three shows rank in the top five new fall series (based on L7). Prior to her role as President of ABC Entertainment, Burke was executive vice president, Programming and Development at Freeform, where she was charged with overseeing all scripted and unscripted development and current original programming, in addition to casting and talent development. Burke was also responsible for creating and executing a cohesive programming strategy for multiplatform distribution, and accelerating and amplifying the high-quality, brand-defining content for which Freeform is known. During her tenure, she had great success building on Freeform's strong foundation, delivering the No. 1 new cable comedy and No. 1 new cable drama of 2018 for the network's target audience of W18-34 with "grown-ish" and "Siren." She also continued Freeform's dominance as the No. 1 most social cable channel.
•••• Courtney A. Kemp is a highly regarded creator, showrunner, and producer in the television industry. Kemp is the creative force behind Starz's critically acclaimed gritty New York drama, Power which is currently in its sixth and final season. Under Kemp's fearless leadership as series creator and showrunner, Power has consistently over-performed in viewership and continues to elevate itself above its competition in an oversaturated television landscape. Power, Starz's most watched original series to date, currently boasts an average weekly multiplatform viewership of over 10 million, making it the second-most-watched series on premium cable. While the series will soon wrap up its sixth and final season, the Power cinematic universe that Kemp has built will continue for many years to come, with the first spinoff series, Power Book II: Ghost, written and created by Kemp and starring superstar Mary J. Blige, set to debut next year. 
•••• Marcos Santana is the President of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises' Telemundo Global Studios. In this role, Santana leads the division's domestic and international scripted production units including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios and Telemundo International, as well as all of the division's co-production partnerships. Under his direction, each entity produces its own unique brand of content geared to reach distinctive audiences.
•••• Jeff Zucker was named Chairman, WarnerMedia News and Sports in March, 2019.  He has also served as President of CNN Worldwide since 2013.  Zucker oversees all of WarnerMedia's live programming, including all divisions of CNN Worldwide and Turner Sports.  At CNN, that includes the US television network, CNN International, HLN, all of CNN's digital properties, and Great Big Story. His sports portfolio includes Turner Sports, Bleacher Report, and the AT&T Regional Sports Networks.

About NATPE
NATPE is the largest U.S-based global content association and professional membership organization dedicated to shaping the future of content through global marketplaces and conferences, screenings, awards, and networking events, including NATPE Miami Marketplace + Conference, L.A. Screenings Independents, NATPE Budapest International and NATPE STREAMING PLUS. Representing every facet of the content business, NATPE, with a history of over five decades, is committed to representing the needs of its evolving members and constituents across all platforms and to bringing them together to be the indispensable resource in the evolution of content as the conduit to connectivity, business insights and opportunity.
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  Annual Critics' Choice Awards, January 12
The night's top prize for best picture went to "Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood."
Hollywood gathered Sunday night at the Barker Hangar at the Santa Monica Airport, to celebrate the best in television and film at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards, hosted by Taye Diggs.
••• Eddie Murphy received a lifetime achievement award, while Kristen Bell, who was honored with the #SeeHer Award, moved the audience with an inspiring speech.
•••• "My immediate reaction is always to answer with words like 'strong' and 'brave' and 'powerful,' but if I'm being honest, to me, being a woman is not about being brave or being strong or being powerful. It's not about being anything specific," Bell said. "It's just about giving yourself permission to be the things that you already are, which seems very easy, but it is not. Because women have been conditioned to fit into boxes; usually tiny, pretty, sparkly boxes with bows on the them."
Critics' Choice Awards - Winners 2019

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FILM

BEST PICTURE
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - Winner
Parasite
Uncut Gems

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Robert De Niro, The Irishman
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker " Winner
Adam Sandler, Uncut Gems

BEST ACTRESS
Awkwafina, The Farewell
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong'o, Us
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, "Judy" - Winner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Willem Dafoe, The Lighthouse
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
"Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" - Winner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Laura Dern, "Marriage Story" Winner
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Zhao Shuzhen, The Farewell

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS
Julia Butters, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit -Winner
Noah Jupe, Honey Boy
Thomasin McKenzie, Jojo Rabbit
Shahadi Wright Joseph, Us
Archie Yates, Jojo Rabbit

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE
Bombshell
The Irishman - Winner
Knives Out
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST DIRECTOR
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite" (Winner - TIE)
Sam Mendes, "1917" (Winner - TIE)
Josh Safdie and Benny Safdie,
Uncut Gems
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
The Farewell -- Lulu Wang
Knives Out -- Rian Johnson
Marriage Story -- Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- Quentin Tarantino - Winner
Parasite -- Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood -- Noah Harpster and Micah Fitzerman-Blue
The Irishman -- Steven Zaillian
Joker -- Todd Phillips & Scott SilverJojo Rabbit -- Taika Waititi
Little Women -- Greta Gerwig - Winner
The Two Popes -- Anthony McCarten

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
Ford v Ferrari -- Phedon PapamichaelThe Irishman -- Rodrigo Prieto
Joker -- Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse -- Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- Robert Richardson
1917 -- Roger Deaki - Winner

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
Downton Abbey -- Donal Woods, Gina Cromwell
The Irishman -- Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
Joker -- Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
Little Women -- Jess Gonchor, Claire Kaufman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh - Winner
Parasite -- Lee Ha Jun
1917 -- Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales

BEST EDITING
The Irishman -- Thelma Schoonmaker
Ford v Ferrari -- Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- Fred Raskin
Parasite -- Yang Jinmo
Uncut Gems -- Ronald Bronstein, Benny Safdie
1917 -- Lee Smith - Winner

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
Dolemite Is My Name -- Ruth E. Carter - Winner
Downton Abbey -- Anna Robbins
The Irishman -- Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
Little Women -- Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood -- Arianne Phillips
Rocketman -- Julian Day

BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP
Bombshell - Winner
Dolemite Is My Name
The Irishman
Joker
Judy
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood
Rocketman

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
1917
Ad Astra
The Aeronauts
Avengers: Endgame - Winner
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
The Lion King

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
Abominable
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4 - Winner

BEST ACTION MOVIE
1917
Avengers: Endgame - Winner
Ford v Ferrari
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum
Spider-Man: Far From Home

BEST COMEDY
Booksmart
Dolemite Is My Name - Winner
The Farewell
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out

BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIEAd Astra
Avengers: Endgame
Midsommar
Us - Winner

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
Atlantics
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite - Winner
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

BEST SONG
"Glasgow (No Place Like Home)" -- Wild Rose (Winner - TIE)
"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" -- Rocketman (Winner- TIE)
"I'm Standing With You" -- Breakthrough
"Into the Unknown" -- Frozen II
"Speechless" -- Aladdin
"Spirit" -- The Lion King
"Stand Up" -- Harriet

BEST SCORE
Michael Abels -- Us
Alexandre Desplat -- Little Women
Hildur Gu?nadótti
-- Joker - Winner
Randy Newman -- Marriage Story
Thomas Newman -- 1917
Robbie Robertson -- The Irishman

TELEVISION

BEST DRAMA SERIES
The Crown
David Makes Man
Game of Thrones
The Good Fight
Pose
Succession - Winner
This Is Us
Watchmen

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sterling K. Brown,This Is Us
Mike Colter, Evil
Paul Giamatti, Billions
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose
Jeremy Strong, "Succession" - Winner

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski, The Good Fight
Olivia Colman,The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Regina King, "Watchmen" - Winner
Mj Rodriguez, Pose
Sarah Snook, Succession
Zendaya, Euphoria

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Asante Blackk, This Is Us
Billy Crudup, "The Morning Show"
- Winner
Asia Kate Dillon, Billions
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Justin Hartley, This Is Us
Delroy Lindo, The Good Fight
Tim Blake Nelson, Watchmen

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Gwendoline Christie, Game of Thrones
Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
Audra McDonald, The Good Fight
Jean Smart, "Watchmen" - Winner
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Barry
Fleabag - Winner
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Mom
One Day at a Time
PEN15
Schitt's Creek

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ted Danson, The Good Place
Walton Goggins, The Unicorn
Bill Hader, "Barry" - Winner
Eugene Levy, Schitt's Creek
Paul Rudd, Living with Yourself
Bashir Salahuddin, Sherman's Showcase
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Alison Brie, GLOW
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Catherine O'Hara, Schitt's Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, "Fleabag" - Winner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Anthony Carrigan, Barry
William Jackson Harper, The Good Place
Daniel Levy, Schitt's Creek
Nico Santos, Superstore
Andrew Scott, "Fleabag" - Winner
Henry Winkler, Barry

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" - Winner
D'Arcy Carden, The Good Place
Sian Clifford, Fleabag
Betty Gilpin, GLOW
Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time
Annie Murphy, Schitt's Creek
Molly Shannon, The Other Two

BEST LIMITED SERIES
Catch-22
Chernobyl
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable
When They See Us - Winner
Years and Years

BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Brexit
Deadwood: The Movie
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie - Winner
Guava Island
Native Son
Patsy & Loretta

BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Mahershala Ali, True Detective
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome, "When They See Us" - Winner
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Noah Wyle, The Red Line

BEST ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Anne Hathaway, Modern Love
Megan Hilty, Patsy & Loretta
Joey King, The Act
Jessie Mueller, Patsy & Loretta
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, "Fosse/Verdo" - Winner

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Asante Blackk, When They See Us
George Clooney, Catch-22
John Leguizamo, When They See Us
Dev Patel, Modern Love
Jesse Plemons, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
Stellan Skarsgård, "Chernobyl" - Winner
Russell Tovey, Years and Years

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Marsha Stephanie Blake, When They See Us
Toni Collette, "Unbelievable" - Winner
Niecy Nash, When They See Us
Margaret Qualley, Fosse/Verdon
Emma Thompson, Years and Years
Emily Watson, Chernobyl (HBO)

BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Big Mouth
BoJack Horseman - Winner
The Dark Crystal: Age of ResistanceShe-Ra and the Princesses of Power
The Simpsons
Undone

BEST TALK SHOW
Desus & Mero
Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
The Kelly Clarkson Show
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Late Night with Seth Meyers - Winner

BEST COMEDY SPECIAL
Amy Schumer: Growing
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's All in the Family and The Jeffersons - Winner
Ramy Youssef: Feelings
Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia
Wanda Sykes: Not Normal (Netflix)

 

 

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Golden Globe Awards Nominations
and Winners 2019

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FILM

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" - Winner
"Jojo Rabbit"
"Knives Out"
"Rocketman"
"Dolemite Is My Name"

Best Motion Picture -- Drama
"The Irishman"
"Marriage Story"
"1917" - Winner
"Joker"
"The Two Popes"

Best Motion Picture -- Foreign Language
"The Farewell"
"Pain and Glory"
"Portrait of a Lady on Fire"
"Parasite" - Winner
"Les Misérables"

Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture
Noah Baumbach ("Marriage Story")
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won ("Parasite")
Anthony McCarten ("The Two Popes")
Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood") - Winner
Steven Zaillian ("The Irishman")

Best Original Song -- Motion Picture
"Beautiful Ghosts" ("Cats")
"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" ("Rocketman") - Winner
"Into the Unknown" ("Frozen II")
"Spirit" ("The Lion King")
"Stand Up" ("Harriet")

Best Original Score -- Motion Picture
Hildur Gu?nadóttir ("Joker") - Winner
Randy Newman ("Marriage Story")
Thomas Newman ("1917")
Daniel Pemberton ("Motherless Brooklyn")
Alexandre Desplat ("Little Women")

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Tom Hanks ("A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood")
Anthony Hopkins ("The Two Popes")
Al Pacino ("The Irishman")
Joe Pesci ("The Irishman")
Brad Pitt ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood") - Winner

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Kathy Bates ("Richard Jewell")
Annette Bening ("The Report")
Laura Dern ("Marriage Story") - Winner
Jennifer Lopez ("Hustlers")
Margot Robbie ("Bombshell")

Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig ("Knives Out")
Roman Griffin Davis ("Jojo Rabbit")
Leonardo DiCaprio ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood")
Taron Egerton ("Rocketman") - Winner
Eddie Murphy ("Dolemite Is My Name")

Best Motion Picture -- Animated
"Frozen II"
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
"Missing Link" - Winner
"Toy Story 4"
"Lion King"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Christian Bale ("Ford v Ferrari")
Antonio Banderas ("Pain and Glory")
Adam Driver ("Marriage Story")
Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker") - Winner
Jonathan Pryce ("The Two Popes")

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Cynthia Erivo ("Harriet")
Scarlett Johansson ("Marriage Story")
Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women")
Charlize Theron ("Bombshell")
Renée Zellweger, "Judy" - Winner

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Awkwafina, "The Farewell" - Winner
Ana de Armas ("Knives Out")
Cate Blanchett ("Where'd You Go, Bernadette")
Beanie Feldstein ("Booksmart")
Emma Thompson ("Late Night")

Best Director -- Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho ("Parasite")
Sam Mendes ("1917") - Winner
Todd Phillips ("Joker")
Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman")
Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood")

TELEVISION

Best Performance by an actor in a Television Series
Michael Douglas-- "The Kominsky Method"
Bill Hader -- "Barry"
Ben Platt -- "The Poltitian"
Paul Rudd -- "Living with Yourself"
Ramy Youssef ("Ramy") - Winner

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series -- Musical or Comedy
Christina Applegate ("Dead to Me")
Rachel Brosnahan ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")
Kirsten Dunst ("On Becoming a God in Central Florida")
Natasha Lyonne ("Russian Doll")
Phoebe Waller-Bridge ("Fleabag") - Winner

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Drama
Brian Cox ("Succession") - Winner
Kit Harington ("Game of Thrones")
Rami Malek ("Mr. Robot")
Tobias Menzies ("The Crown")
Billy Porter ("Pose")

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series -- Drama
Jennifer Aniston ("The Morning Show")
Olivia Colman ("The Crown") - Winner
Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve")
Nicole Kidman ("Big Little Lies")
Reese Witherspoon ("The Morning Show")

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Christopher Abbott ("Catch-22")
Sacha Baron Cohen ("The Spy")
Russell Crowe ("The Loudest Voice") - Winner
Jared Harris ("Chernobyl")
Sam Rockwell ("Fosse/Verdon")

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Kaitlyn Dever ("Unbelievable")
Joey King ("The Act")
Helen Mirren ("Catherine the Great")
Merritt Wever ("Unbelievable")
Michelle Williams ("Fosse/Verdon") - Winner

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
"Catch-22
"Chernobyl" - Winner
"Fosse/Verdon"
The Loudest Voice
"Unbelievable"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Patricia Arquette ("The Act") - Winner
Helena Bonham Carter ("The Crown")
Toni Collette ("Unbelievable")
Meryl Streep ("Big Little Lies")
Emily Watson ("Chernobyl")

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Alan Arkin ("The Kominsky Method")
Kieran Culkin ("Succession")
Andrew Scott ("Fleabag")
Stellan Skarsgård ("Chernobyl") -
Winner
Henry Winkler ("Barry")

Best Television Series -- Drama
"Big Little Lies"
"The Crown"
"Killing Eve"
"The Morning Show"
"Succession" - Winner

Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy
"Barry"
"Fleabag" - Winner
"The Kominsky Method"
"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
"The Politician"

The Golden Globe Awards are accolades bestowed by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association beginning in January 1944, recognizing excellence in film, both American and International, and the American television.
•••• Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be returning as co-hosts for the 78th Golden Globe Awards in 2021.
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115- CES, a Global Stage for Innovation, Las Vegas, JANUARY 7 - 11
CES represents the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry.
The International CES is the world's gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. It has served as the proving ground for innovators and breakthrough technologies for more than 40 years -- the global stage where next-generation innovations are introduced to the marketplace. As the largest hands-on event of its kind, CES features all aspects of the industry. And because it is owned and produced by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), the technology trade association representing the $211 billion U.S. consumer electronics industry, it attracts the world's business leaders and pioneering thinkers to a forum where the industry's most relevant issues are addressed.
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SAG AWARDS Winners
"2019"
The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards honored the best film and television performances of the year

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cast in a motion picture: "Black Panther"
female actor in a leading role: Glenn Close, "The Wife"
male actor in a leading role: Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
female actor in a supporting role: Emily Blunt, "A Quiet Place"
male actor in a supporting role: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"
stunt ensemble in a motion picture: "Black Panther"
female actor in a miniseries or television movie: Patricia Arquette, "Escape at Dannemora"
male actor in a miniseries or television movie: Darren Criss,
"The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

actor in a drama series: Sandra Oh, "Killing Eve"
male actor in a drama series: Jason Bateman, "Ozark"
female actor in a comedy series: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
male actor in a comedy series: Tony Shalhoub, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
an ensemble in a drama series: "This Is Us"
an ensemble in a comedy series: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"
a stunt ensemble in a television series: "Glow"

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115- Rita Moreno, Gina Torres and Laurie Hernandez will ride as Grand Marshals
in the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda, and join in the pre-game celebration of the 106th Rose Bowl Game® presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2020.
PASADENA, Calif. -- The 2020 theme is 'The Power of Hope.' "With hope, we can aspire to do better and inspire others to reach higher; hope never quits; with hope anything, in fact everything is possible," said Tournament of Roses® President Laura Farber. "Rita Moreno, Gina Torres, and Laurie Hernandez epitomize hope. Through their talent, efforts, persistence, and dedication, they have achieved excellence and have given back to the world stories of hope, dreams fulfilled, dignity, respect and inspiration.  They have provided el Poder de La Esperanza para todo el mundo!"
•••• Rita Moreno has received four of the most prestigious awards in show business; an Academy Award®, a Tony Award®, two Emmy® Awards, and a GRAMMY® award. Her credits span more than six decades, beginning on Broadway at age 13. A recipient of the Kennedy Center Honor for her lifetime contributions to American culture, Moreno was also awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President George W. Bush and the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama. In addition to her film, stage, television and concert accomplishments, Moreno gives her voice to important causes, including racial equality, hunger, early childhood education, as well as health issues like HIV, breast cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Moreno was among many celebrities to take part in the historic March on Washington on Aug. 28, 1963 and has since been involved with many civic, cultural and charitable organizations, including the Jackie Robinson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts and the President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities.
•••• Gina Torre, well-known for her roles on Suits, Alias, Firefly and Westworld, was born in Manhattan to a close-knit Cuban family and raised in the Bronx. Gina's character, Jessica Pearson, on USA Network's hit original series Suits garnered award-winning success which lead to the spinoff series, Pearson. Currently she is staring in the lead role and executive producing Pearson, which sees her Suits character take on the world of Chicago politics. The role of Jessica has been a life changing one, earning Gina the National Hispanic Media Coalition's Award for Outstanding Performance in a Television Series and the Visionary Award from the LA Femme Film Festival. Before entering the world of acting, she studied opera and jazz as a vocal major which lead her to appear in plays and musicals on Broadway, being directed by such legends as Tommy Tune and Pete Masterson in Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Jerry Zaks in Face Value. In addition to her work on television and Broadway, Gina's film credits include The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions and Sundance Film Festival Critics Choice, Don't Let me Drown. Gina enjoys giving back through several philanthropic organizations; Heifer International, Dress for Success, Planned Parenthood and Save the Children.
•••• Laurie Hernandez earned Olympic Gold and Silver medals as a member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Women's Gymnastics Team. Laurie is a second generation American, her grandparents are Puerto Rican, making her the first U.S. born Latina to make the U.S. team since 1984. Following her win at the Summer Olympics, she earned another title, champion on ABC's Dancing with the Stars. In 2017, Laurie became an inductee into the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame and was recognized as the 2018 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Sports Biggest Kid. Most recently, Laurie served as a cohost of America Ninja Warrior Junior, and as the voice of Valeria on Nickelodeon's Middle School Moguls. Laurie is the author of two books; "I Got This: To Gold and Beyond" chronicling her journey thus far and a children's picture book "She's Got This," each appearing on the New York Times Best Sellers list. When not in the gym, Laurie serves as Global Ambassador for Stomp Out bullying and travels the country inspiring young gymnasts and speaks to the next generation about following your dreams. Laurie will go for the gold again at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
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PASADENA, Calif. -- America clebrates the New Year with the 131st Rose Parade, presented by Honda - By Gary Sunkin
Rose Parade® Theme History in the 21st Century

2020 The Power of Hope
2019 The Melody of Life
2018 Making a Differenc
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2017 Echoes of Success
2016 Find Your Adventure
2015 Inspiring Stories
2014 Dreams Come True
2013 Oh, the Places You'll Go!™
2012 Just Imagine…
2011 Building Dreams, Friendships & Memories
2010 2010: A Cut Above the Rest
2009 Hats Off to Entertainment

2008 Passport to the World's Celebrations
2007 Our Good Nature
2006 It's Magical
2005 Celebrate Family
2004 Music Music Music
2003 Children's Dreams, Wishes and Imagination
2002 Good Times
2001 Fabric of America
2000 Celebration 2000: Visions of the Future

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Scores are based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.

Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena, California circa 1883
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The future of mobility at LA Auto Show, Nov. 22 - Dec. 1, 2019 Automobility LA Press & Trade Days, Nov. 18 - 21 By Gary Sunkin
LAautoPressGary300w.jpgAt the Los Angeles Convention Center professionals from the automotive and technology spaces gather to discuss what's next in transportation. AutoMobility LA attendees will also have the opportunity to witness vehicle debuts, discover startups, explore the latest in auto-tech innovations, and network. 

FIRESIDE CHATS
Dr. Carsten Breitfeld, CEO of Faraday Future
Ulrich Kranz, Co-founder and CEO of Canoo
Klaus Zellmer, CEO of Porsche Cars North America

PANEL DISCUSSIONS
A.C.E.S.' Impact on Big Retail
Trust is Everything in the Future of AVs
Sizing-up Micromobility
"Hey AI, Where Are We Heading?"

PRESS ANNOUNCEMENTS / VEHICLE DEBUTS
AEye.ai
Karma Automotive
Vulog
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Winners of AutoMobility LA's Hackathon and Top Ten Automotive Startup Competition will also be announced on stage on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
•••• In addition to vehicle debuts, press announcements and auto-tech exhibits, AutoMobility LA lends its platform to several organizations to host forums, think tanks and summits to complement its signature programming and provide attendees access to industry leaders in design, marketing and security. 

Securing Mobility Summit (Nov. 18)
Auto Think Tank Conference (Nov. 18-19)
MediaPost's Marketing: Automotive LA (Nov. 19)
Car Design Forum LA (Nov. 20)

•••• Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.  In 2016, the show's Press & Trade Days merged with the Connected Car Expo (CCE) to become AutoMobility LA™.
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By Josie Cory
AHHH.... Autumn in Cannes... where mild breezes blow as the warm Mediterranean sun smiles over this beautiful spot on the Cote d'Azur. There you can feel a timeless sensuality, assuaging a nostalgia for the Mediterranean which since as far back as the 16th century has been a constant theme in many a Northern European's life.
"Now give us lands where the olives grow," Cried the North to the South, "Where the sun with a golden mouth can blow bubbles of grapes down the vineyard row!" Cried the North to the South (to borrow a phrase from the English writer Elizabeth Barret Browning.)
"Cannes," wrote Charles Lentheric, the indispensable and erudite historian of maritime Provence, in 1880, " is a town where you feel no need to work," and where the inhabitants were not interested in the world that lay beyond their shady gardens, or the sheltered balconys of their hotels. Now the world has come to Cannes, chosen to be the Mediterranean headquarters for its annual events, and when you stroll along the Croisette on some warm October day you will hardly share Mr. Lenteric's sentiments. Cannes has emerged quite cosmopolitan.

115- CANNES, the jewel among festival towns
•••• Cannes is host to the annual Festival de Cannes, as well as MIDEM, MIP TV and MICOM (Marché International des Programmes de Communication, owned and organized by Reed MIDEM). It's been 32 years since TVI under Cory's ownership first covered MIPCOM in 1987.
•••• Although Cannes has remained the quintessential market place, despite enormous changes in the cinema, television and social media landscape, it was more casual back in 1987, of course. You could hang out with studio executives without much planning or go see a performer in his hotel room and spend the afternoon in discussing the latest video. There was no "French day," the interview period now set aside so French journalists can get their stories before everyone else.
•••• And many things were simpler. Though it sounds paradoxical, even getting stories back to my TVI Magazine -- it was less time-consuming in that pre-computer age. The festival headquarters had a room where telex operators who spoke not a word of English -- took your typewritten copy, grunted something unintelligible and transmitted it to the U.S. without a hitch.
•••• Since then, Cannes has only gotten bigger. Though we now live in an age when films can be viewed via links and streamed on computers anywhere in the world, the number of journalists covering the 4-day affair has multiplied.
•••• Cannes got off the ground after World War II with the Cannes Film Festival, and followed by tv markets MIPTV and VIDCOM, later MIPCOM when the market festival also responded to the advent of home video technology, including VCRs, DVDs and Blu-ray. As those new formats drove interest in older films and tv series and both French and American distributors wanted a platform to publicize their plans to re-release classics.
•••• Cannes is not just a festival that screens rarefied films. It also hosts a major market, known officially as the Marche du Film (established in 1959) held annually in conjunction with the Festival de Cannes, where about 4,000 films are shown to buyers from more than 100 countries. Here, deals are cut to bring movies to theaters in countries around the world or to release them on video or in digital formats.
•••• This kind of willingness and ability to literally pay the price to keep the festival relevant is a through-line in Cannes' response to challenges. The event's annual budget is a staggering 20 million euros, roughly $26 million, and half of that comes from governmental tax funds. The French public considers film to be part of its cultural patrimony and is quite willing to foot the bill to be the best.
•••• Part of that money goes to making the city as pleasant as it can be for festival visitors. Two months before the event begins, flowers get planted so they will bloom on schedule. One of the treats of getting to Cannes early is watching enormous cranes place huge, blossom-filled concrete planters into strategic positions along the Riviera.
•••• Given how easy it is to see films these days without leaving your room, why do people continue to spend such considerable time, energy and money to go to Cannes?
•••• Because, despite the billions of dollars involved, the movie and television business remains a personal one, where relationships count and seeing people face to face from time to time is essential. Cannes has made sure that there's no place better to do that than Cannes. What was true in 1946 is still true today: Everyone goes to Cannes because everyone else is there. No other place can make that claim, not even close.
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115- Coffee Fest at Western Food Service & Hospitality Expo

known as the largest food and beverage experience on the West Coast.
will take place August 25 - 27, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

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115- An annual melting pot for global ideas at SIGGRAPH 2019
••• The 46th SIGGRAPH conference is taking place 28 July-1 August at the Los Angeles Convention Center, with an impressive slate of world-renowned speakers across computer graphics industries.
•••• SIGGRAPH has always been an annual melting pot for sharing global ideas. And, as the makeup of our community continues to diversify, I am proud that this year's conference -- once again -- offers a showcase of CG industries that crosses international lines," noted Conference Chair Mikki Rose.
•••• The conference is a five-day immersion into the latest innovations in computer graphics and interactivity, featuring advances in animation, virtual and augmented reality, games, 3D printing, machine learning, visual effects, artificial intelligence, ray tracing, mobile, and other cutting-edge technologies. With sessions that cover the latest research, hands-on demos that show what new technology can do, and thought-provoking talks by global innovators, speakers at SIGGRAPH are changing what's possible. Of those who will showcase work at SIGGRAPH 2019, highlights include: Victoria Alonso, Marvel Studios (U.S. - keynote speaker; panelist, "The Making of Marvel Studios' 'Avengers: Endgame'" Production Session)
Sebastian Sylwan, Felix & Paul Studios (Canada - panelist, "'Space Explorers: Life in Orbit' - Filming VR In Microgravity" Production Session)
Katherine Bouman, California Institute of Technology (U.S. - speaker, "Imaging a Black Hole with the Event Horizon Telescope" ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers Talk)
Akira Nakayasu, Kobe Design University (Japan - creator, Art Gallery; speaker, "Under Water Environments" Experience Presentation)
Tim Sweeney, Epic Games (U.S. - speaker, "Foundational Principles & Technologies for the Metaverse" Talk)
Luká? Likav?an, Masaryk University (Czech Republic - author, Art Papers; speaker, "Spaces, Territories, Perception" Art Papers session)
Andrew Glassner, The Imaginary Institute (U.S. - lecturer, "Deep Learning: A Crash Course" Course)
Ayush Tewari, Max Planck Institute for Informatics (Germany - author, Technical Papers; speaker, "11. Neural Rendering" Technical Papers session)
Sean Santiago and Chrysta Burton, Netflix (U.S. - panelists, "The VFX of Netflix Series" Production Session)
Keith Miller, Weta Digital (New Zealand - speaker, "Childish Gambino's Pharos - Real-time Dome Projection for Live Concert" Talk)
Francisco Cortina, Magic Leap (U.S. - creator, Immersive Pavilion; speaker "Be Productive in New Ways" Experience Presentation)
Lauren McCallum, Mill Film (Canada - panelist, ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Summit)
Aidan Sarsfield, Animal Logic (Australia - panelist "Predictive and Proactive Pipelines: Approaches to Monitoring and Optimizing CG Film Production" Panel)
Veronica Wendt, National Defense University (U.S. - speaker, "Cybersecurity - Threats to Business from Emerging Technologies" in Business Symposium)
Jun Xing, miHoYo Inc. (China - contributor, "VR Hair Salon for Avatars" demo in Real-Time Live!)
Vladimir Mastilovic, 3Lateral (Serbia - panelist, "FACS at 40" Panel)
Martin Wicke, Google (U.S. - speaker, "How Computer Graphics Expertise Will Further the State of the Art in Machine Learning" ACM SIGGRAPH Frontiers Talk)
Katja Wolff, ETH Zurich (Switzerland - author, Technical Papers; speaker, "10. Textiles and Fabrication" Technical Papers session)
Adriana Schulz (U.S. - author, Technical Papers; speaker, "4. Capture Control" Technical Papers session)
Evgeniy Khapugin and Alexey Silantiev, Nekki Limited, Banzai Games (Russia - lecturers, "Physics-Based Character Animation With Cascadeur" Studio Workshop)
Candice Weber, Titmouse Animation (Canada - lecturer, "Creative Brainstorming in After Effects" Studio Workshop)
Donna Cox, National Center for Supercomputing (U.S. - moderator, "Untold HERstories: An Homage to SIGGRAPH" Panel; panelist, ACM SIGGRAPH Diversity and Inclusion Summit)
Daniel Cohen-Or, Ph.D., Tel Aviv University (Israel - author, Technical Papers; speaker, "18. Off the Deep End" Technical Papers session)

•••• Rose adds, "Our theme this year is 'Thrive,' and there is no question that the fantastic men, women, and non-binary professionals who are participating at the conference in Los Angeles are thriving when it comes to their creativity and talent."
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115- Antonio Banderas receives CineMerit Award at Munich Film Festival
•••Actor Antonio Banderas who recently won the Best Actor trophy at last month's Cannes Film Festival for his performance in the Pedro Almodovar-directed film will be honoured with the CineMerit award at the 37th edition of Munich International Film Festival.
••••CineMerit Award is handed to outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form.
••••Banderas began his film career in the 1980s together with Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and films such as "Labyrinth of Passion", "Matador", and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!".
•••• Joining Ralph Fiennes, Munich Film Festival (Filmfest München) will also present the festival's special award, the CineMerit Award to Spanish actor Antonio Banderas. In Munich, Banderas will personally present Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria), for which he's just received the award for best actor at the Cannes Film Festival.
••••Banderas began his film career in the 1980s together with Spanish director Pedro Almodovar and films such as "Labyrinth of Passion", "Matador", and "Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!".
••••In the '90s, Banderas arrived on the Hollywood scene after he starred in film such as "Philadelphia", "Interview With the Vampire" and "Desperado."
••••Martin Campbell's "The Mask of Zorro" is, perhaps, the actor's most commercially successful film till date.
••••Actor Ralph Fiennes, the star of films such as "The English Patient", "Harry Potter" franchise and "The Reader", is also set to receive the award during the festival.
•••• In 1995, he was cast in the role of singer El Mariachi in Robert Rodriguez's action film Desperado. Along the dusty border between the US and Mexico, the gunslinger hunts down Bucho, a drug lord who killed El Mariachi's sweetheart. In Alan Parker's Evita, Banderas tells the story of Argentina's iconic first lady from the perspective of revolutionary Che Guevara. The biggest milestone of Banderas's career might well be the lead role in Martin Campbell's The Mask of Zorro. Banderas stars as heir to Don Diego de la Vega, the masked hero who seeks to avenge his people. He never took himself too seri
ously: Playing with his image as loveable rogue the actor took on the role of the Puss in Boots in Shrek 2. 
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About FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, June 27 to July 7, 2019
The Munich International Film festival (German: Filmfest München) is the largest summer film festival in Germany and second only in size and importance to the Berlinale.
•••• It has been held annually since 1983 and takes place in late June to July. It presents feature films and feature-length documentaries. The festival is also proud of the role it plays in discovering talented and innovative young filmmakers. With the exception of retrospectives, tributes and homages, all of the films screened are German premieres and many are European and world premieres. There are a dozen competitions with prizes worth over ¤150,000, which are donated by the festival's major sponsors and partners.
••••With over 200 feature films and feature-length documentaries on more than 18 screens, Filmfest München attracts approximately 80 000 movie lovers each year. It accredits more than 600 members of the international press and media as well as over 2500 film industry professionals. It has always been a popular meeting place for industry insiders throughout Germany and Europe. The festival center is located at Munich's cultural center Gasteig, where screenings, panels, ceremonies and discussions take place and the festival offices are located. There are several participating movie theaters in the downtown area.
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115- Movie goers select their favorite film from the festival program to receive the BAYERN 2 AND SZ AUDIENCE PRIZE
•••• With 118 German premieres and 48 world premieres, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2019 is packed with exciting films that offer something for all tastes. But which film is the best of them? People are free to disagree -- or, better: they can vote. As in previous years, festival-goers can choose their personal favorite from among all the films competing. A trip for two to Venice will be raffled off among everyone who participates.
•••• Voting is very simple. On box-office tickets, you'll find a bar code number at lower left; on print@home tickets it's at top center as well as the bottom of the ticket. By entering the final six digits at www.filmfest-muenchen.de/publikumspreis between June 28 and July 6, 2019 at 9 a.m., you can indicate how well you liked that film by giving it one to five stars. To participate in the drawing, you must provide an e-mail address, as the winner is to be notified in writing. Eligible for the Audience Award are all films that have premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN. Not eligible are television series, the New German TV Movies, the children's films of the Kinderfilmfest, and older films that are shown in the context of homages/tributes, retrospectives, and special events.
•••• The audience Award was presented for the first time in 2004, and since 2016 it is presented in collaberation by BAYERN 2 and the Süddeutsche Zeitung.
•••• The BAYERN 2 and SZ AUDIENCE PRIZE will be presented during the Award Ceremony, on July 6, at the Carl-Orff-Saal, Gasteig.
Winner: Der BAYERN 2 und SZ Publikumspreis
FOR SAMA
Regie: Waad Al Kateab, Edward Watts

Kinderfilmfest-Publikumspreis
LOTTE UND DIE VERSCHWUNDENEN DRACHEN
Regie: Janno Põldma, Heiki Ernits
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115- CineMerit Award for Ralph Fiennes
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN welcomes Ralph Fiennes as our guest on July 1st this year. The British actor and director will be honored with our festival's special award, the CineMerit Award. Fiennes will also participate in a Filmmakers Live! talk in the Gasteig's Black Box, at which fans and guests can pose questions of the Oscar-nominated performer.
•••• Whether as Lord Voldemort or as SS Hauptsturmführer Amon Göth, Ralph Fiennes knows how to lend a personal quality to pure evil. But he can also be an adorably flirtatious concierge, as in Wes Anderson's "Grand Budapest Hotel". In his acting roles, Ralph Fiennes reinvents himself time and again, gives his characters unexpected facets, and is never afraid to take risks. He's said that a life full of contradictions helps him to make these characters come alive. His unique and intense portrayals have defined such Oscar-winning dramas as "Schindler's List", "The Constant Gardener", and "The English Patient", and have earned him several international awards. It's this versatility that makes Fiennes an outstanding and multifaceted actor who in recent years has also forayed into directing.
•••• That's why FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is showing all three of the films he's directed as well as further movies that display his accomplishments as an actor. The presentation of the CineMerit Award will include a screening of his new film THE WHITE CROW. Fiennes not only directed the film, but also played the part of renowned Leningrad ballet master Alexander Pushkin. One intense look from him, and he has everyone's attention. Dance instructor Pushkin stands in an empty room with calm stoicism and a gentle but determined look. At the ballet barre, his pupils are waiting for his signal. A slight gesture, a terse "Get ready" &emdash; and the tone is set. Just as gentle and determined is Fiennes' signature touch. He takes a calm and studious approach to the incredible story of legendary Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev, who astonished the world with his defection to France in 1961. Nureyev is played by world-class Ukrainian ballet dancer Oleg Ivenko.
••••In CORIOLANUS, his first film as director, Fiennes brought his appreciation of Shakespeare's works to the big screen. Prior to his success in film, Fiennes was long renowned on the English stage. At the young age of 27, he had notable roles in Shakespeare plays at London's National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company. Even though his career soon led to film, he returned time and again to the theater, playing Hamlet, King Lear, Julius Caesar, and the island sorcerer Prospero. In CORIOLANUS, he plays the haughty, vindictive general Gaius Marcius Coriolanus, who has drawn the resentment of the Roman people upon himself.
••••In THE INVISIBLE WOMAN, his second film as director, Fiennes also played one of the main characters: legendary British author Charles Dickens, who starts a complicated love affair with a young actress named Nelly. Once again, the director made use of a literary template, Claire Tomalin's novel of the same title. In his relationship with Nelly, Dickens appears dominating and assertive, but actor Ralph Fiennes succeeds nonetheless in revealing the writer's uncertainty and vulnerability when growing older.
••••Determined and gentle, rebellious and subtle: that's the tone of Ralph Fiennes' work as a director. His films, like his roles, point out life's contradictions.
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115-Munich Filmfest to honour international filmmaker Bong Joon Ho
Bong Joon Ho is not only one of the most renowned international filmmakers of the moment but also the winner of this year's Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival. FILMFEST MÜNCHEN is honoring the 49-year-old South Korean director with a retrospective in which the complete works of his nearly 20-year career will be presented.
•••• Bong has been a very successful genre director, dealing with quite varied topics, though solidarity and cohesion are themes that come up time and again in his works. Now the director is represented in this year's CineMasters competition by his brand-new film PARASITE, which won the Palme d'or at Cannes. Here, too, Bong uses creative twists and turns to illustrate the difficulties of human interaction, on the family level as well as the societal level. A family and its sinister acts are at the center of this allegorical drama with comedic undertones. This film deliberately avoids categorization and holds a number of dramatic surprises. This mixture of satire, suspense, and social criticism is typical of Bong Joon Ho and is at the same time something completely new. It's the ideal starting point for discovering or rediscovering his work.
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115- 22nd Shanghai Int'l Film Festival, June 14- 24
••• Cinema depicts all the vibes of human kind, while screen encompasses all in the world. But the glory of film is not only about the grandeur on the red carpet, but also about the selfless efforts and devotion of filmmakers behind the scenes. And it is the very latter that has made possible the audio-visual shocks in theaters and the spiritual satisfaction for the audience.
•••• Under the guidance of State Film Administration, the 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival, held by China Media Group and Shanghai Municipal People's Government, released its official poster "Creative Heroes Behind the Scenes", which implies that it will inherit the classics, pay tribute to behind-the-scenes endeavor, seek after the future dreams, and inspire the wide filmmakers to bear the original aspiration, keep true to their hearts, carry on the craftsmanship, devote to creation for the people and contribute to China's transformation from a large film country to a film power.
•••• As the only competitive feature film festival in China recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Association (FIAPF), since its birth in 1993, Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) has been dedicated to inviting Chinese and foreign filmmakers to jointly build a bridge between Chinese films and the world. The 22nd Shanghai International Film Festival commissioned the famous poster designer HUANG Hai to create a poster with the theme of "Creative Heroes Behind the Scenes", whose inspiration mainly comes from the film HAVOC IN HEAVEN by Shanghai Animation Film Studios.
••••This top Chinese film, released in the 1960s, greatly enriched the audience's aesthetic imagination and influenced the creation of countless filmmakers across the world. For this work, the collective wisdom is all that matters, and there is no difference between the front and the back of the stage. SUN Wukong, symbolizing the spiritual totem of the Chinese nation, is the incarnation of bravery, loyalty, and ambition, which has such an overwhelming power as the conviction held by thousands of Chinese filmmakers in the wave of Chinese film development and transformation. The vivid image of SUN Wukong has also become a typical symbol of the Chinese culture that is recognized globally. The design idea of this official poster is to display traditional Chinese cultural elements to the world in the contemporary art language through the specific connotation of SUN Wukong's image.
••••Shanghai Animation Film Studios has offer great support by image authorization. And designer HUANG Hai has fully demonstrated the power of creativity in the reinterpretation of SUN Wukong's image. The color of the poster, designed to be close to the original film, is to restore the same visual effect. The unveiling waterfall curtain, appearing in another form of the classic scene in the film, also symbolizes the film festival to be inaugurated. The word "22" ingenuously brings forth the era sense in the main image. The "Monkey King", from the stage to the back of the scene, with his wise and playful eyes on the audiences watching the stage, is expecting the surprises by the film creators. The picture featuring vivid colors and lifesome image is thought provoking, which perfectly conveys the theme of this film festival's poster "Creative Heroes Behind the Scenes" - - the real glamour of films lies in collective wisdom and devotion, while paying tribute to the behind-the-scenes filmmakers.
••••••The theme "Creative Heroes Behind the Scenes" also integrates SIFF's positioning of "Based in Asia, Focusing on Chinese and Supporting New Generation", and the direction of building China into a film power by encouraging contents, respecting the behind-the-scenes work, and promoting new talents. Inspired by the design of the poster of the film festival based on the image of SUN Wukong, HUANG Hai hopes that more young filmmakers will watch HAVOC IN HEAVEN, as the craftsmanship in the behind-the-scenes workers of this film is the heritage to be carried forward and innovated with courage by all Chinese filmmakers.
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115-KCET and PBS SoCal Together Nominated for 56 Southern California Journalism Awards

Flagship News Series SOCAL CONNECTED Outpaces Record from Last Year
Earning 27 Nominations

Burbank, Calif. &endash; The Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC), formed by the merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group, announced today that it received a total of 56 nominations for the 61st annual Southern California Journalism Awards presented by the Los Angeles Press Club. The tally ranks PMGSC and its content channels KCET and PBS SoCal as earning more nominations than all local television stations combined and the second highest number of nominations (after the Los Angeles Times) of any other Southern California media organization.
•••• The organization's nominations include a record-breaking 27 (up from 24 last year) for the acclaimed news program SOCAL CONNECTED in categories such as "Television Journalist of the Year" for the series' Executive Producer Karen Foshay, "Talk/Public Affairs Program," and "Animation Moving Graphic" for the show's "Immigration 101" digital initiative. KCET's multi-media arts and culture series ARTBOUND received 17 nominations, both for digital content and on-air episodes from Season Nine of the series.
•••• Also nominated are KCET's historical series LOST LA, produced in conjunction with the USC Libraries, CITY RISING, SOCAL WANDERER, EARTH FOCUS and THE MIGRANT KITCHEN. Included in the "Feature Documentary" category was PBS SoCal's FINDING HOME: A FOSTER YOUTH STORY, part of a special multi-platform social impact initiative that raises awareness about the challenges faced by transition-age foster youth in Los Angeles.
•••• The 2019 Southern California Journalism Awards will be presented on Sunday, June 30 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles.
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The 55th Pasadena Showcase House of Design, April 21 - May 19
•••• An all-volunteer organization, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) is a non-profit California Corporation whose members donate their time and talents to produce the annual Pasadena Showcase House of Design.  Founded in 1948, and formerly known as The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, they adopted the Pasadena Showcase House of Design as their annual benefit in 1965.  It is one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the nation.
•••• A Los Angeles Times article, dated October 14, 1948, reads: "A Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee has been formed.  Composed of prominent members of the younger set, this organization came into being at a meeting and tea on October 8, in the home of Mrs. John B. Callery, Jr., who has been named president."
•••• The committee was formed to raise money for the Continuance Fund (later the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association) to help pay for the Pasadena series of concerts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.  The original 18 founding members met their early donation goals with traditional affairs - a shipwreck party, a casino night, an assortment of bridge tournaments and a television party where guests dressed up like their favorite TV stars, when television was a relatively new phenomenon.  In those early days, between $3,000 and $5,000 was raised annually.
•••• The idea of a Pasadena Showcase House of Design was suggested in 1965 and the destiny of The Pasadena Junior Philharmonic Committee, now known as Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, was uniquely changed. With creativity and hard work from the committee, community support and enthusiasm - more than $11,000 was raised the first year.  Admission to the first Showcase House was $1.50, which included coffee and cookies, and approximately 7,500 visitors attended. Parking was in the neighborhood and, in some cases, on neighbors' lawns. Today, tickets range from $35 - $60 and approximately 30,000 visitors are shuttled from a nearby location
•••• "Art Sales" was added in 1970, beginning with two or three artists.  Today, about 25 vendors participate in the Shops at Showcase. Refreshments evolved from complimentary coffee and cookies, to lunches prepared by members, to a cafeteria with light fare to a full service restaurant with an additional Gourmet-to-Go station and al fresco dining and sometimes a pub.
•••• Due to the profound dedication of the members of PSHA who volunteer their time, the talent and financial commitment of the designers and the many others who donate their services, products and money - the Pasadena Showcase House of Design is now one of the oldest, largest and most successful house and garden tours in the United States.
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Barcelona, Spain - 115- Mobile World congress buzzes with 5G realities.
•••• The Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance successfully brought together key global operators to showcase unique 5G use cases beyond mobile broadband at its press and industry briefing at Mobile World Congress.
•••• Taking place on the Deutsche Telekom stand with more than 150 attendees, NGMN welcomed speakers from AT&T, China Mobile, NTT DOCOMO, Orange, Vodafone and Deutsche Telekom itself. Covering 4G and 5G campus network solutions in industrial and entertainment industries, smart energy, remote medical healthcare, factory automation and 5G powered maintenance for Industry 4.0, the briefing explored 5G expectations in key vertical industries and the next steps the industry needs to take to overcome key challenges.
•••• "The 5G use cases beyond mobile broadband presented during the briefing have truly highlighted the impact of 5G on fundamental vertical industries," said NGMN CEO Peter Meissner. "The presentations given by some of the industry's leading operators have clearly shown the potential that 5G has to transform a variety of industries and the challenges that we must all now work on overcoming in the journey towards 5G."
•••• Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Networks and Chairman of the NGMN Board, introduced the session by explaining the potential operator strategies of 5G introduction &endash; starting with enhanced mobile broadband for consumers that seamlessly builds on current networks and then extending towards to the industry focused applications with URLLC ultra reliable low latency communications capabilities. 
•••The use cases presented covered a broad range of applications:
Emmanuel Lugagne Delpon, Senior Vice President at Orange Labs Networks, kicked off the session by revealing why immersive experience for Industry 4.0 needs 5G.
Igal Elbaz, Senior Vice President of Wireless Technology at AT&T, discussed the creation of a 5G zone at the Magic Leap campus in Florida, enabling developers and creators to test applications and devices on a 5G network as the product is being built.
Guangyi Liu, Wireless CTO of China Mobile Research Institute, China Mobile, explained how the unique capabilities of 5G technology will enable a different level of automation in energy networks. 
Seizo Onoe, Chief Technology Architect at NTT DOCOMO and President of DOCOMO Technology, highlighted the medical healthcare trials with partners on 5G remote and mobile diagnosis.
Arash Ashouriha, Senior Vice President, of Technology Architecture & Innovation at Deutsche Telekom, showcased the 4G and 5G campus network solutions available to industry customers, and the dual slice approach that integrates public and private LTE and 5G connectivity.
Luke Ibbetson, Vodafone Group R&D Director, closed the presentations by discussing the transformation of factory automation, with a focus on spectrum licensing.
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115- Nancy O'Dell to ride as Grandmarshall of the 87th Hollywood Christmas Parade
HOLLYWOOD -- 2018 marks the historic 87th anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, an American holiday tradition. The annual parade takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the Hollywood community in Los Angeles, California, United States. Grand Marshal of the 87th Parade is Entertainment Tonight's Nancy O'Dell.
•••• Presented and produced by Associated Television International, the live parade which happens in association with The City of Los Angeles, is taped for network television, and will take place on Hollywood Boulevard on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
•••• The parade's telecast will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel Williams, with special co-hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.  The event will include live musical performances that will take place on two stages; featuring The Marine Toys For Tots.
•••• The 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere as a two-hour special on The CW Network on Monday, December 14 at 8:00 p.m. ET / PT (7:00 P.M. CENTRAL).  The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on American Forces Network.  A true Hollywood yearly tradition, the parade attracts more than one million in attendance each year, with larger than life inflatable character balloons and celebrity filled cars making the much heralded trek down the over three mile parade route.
••••About Nancy O'Dell:  Emmy Award-winning journalist Nancy O'Dell has proven to be a force in all areas of her career as a host, author, producer and entrepreneur.  One of the country's most respected and leading entertainment journalists, O'Dell is co-host of the most-watched entertainment news program in the world, three-time Emmy Award-winning ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT. Prior to her work at ET, she served as the co-host of Access Hollywood and was named one of Television Week's "10 Most Bankable Stars in Syndication."
•••• With more than 20 years of experience, O'Dell contributes to CBS This Morning and is a go-to anchor for live TV specials.  She was a special presenter on the Academy of Country Music Awards, as well as a host of the American Country Music Awards.  She hosted the 2016 Grammy Red Carpet Live Special on CBS, as well as the live Emmys, Golden Globes and Critics Choice Red Carpet Special for multiple years.  For 17 consecutive years she has hosted the Tournament of Roses Parade.  She is a member of the Academy of Country Music Awards and was the original host and consulting producer for Nashville Star, as well as the host and producer of HGTV's Celebrities at Home.
•••• In addition, she has hosted The NFL Kickoff Special, New Year's Eve Special, on Fox, The Kentucky Derby Special, The Miss USA Pageant and The Miss Universe Pageant.  O'Dell has contributed reports to NBC's Today show and Dateline.  O'Dell was handpicked by Oprah and Mark Burnett to host Your Own Show, one of OWN network's premiere primetime shows.
•••• On top of her broadcast journalism career, O'Dell is also a published best-selling author.  After her novel FULL OF LOVE:  Mom-to-Mom Advice for Enriching Families with Simple Photo Albums and Scrapbooking was published, O'Dell teamed up with Creative Memories to launch her own photo album line titled The Nancy O'Dell Collection.  The latest books by O'Dell, in conjunction with Creative Memories, are Secret Ingredients: Step-by-Step 'Recipes' for Creating Meaningful Gifts and Here's To Fabulous You which won the prestigious Addy Award.
•••• In 2012, O'Dell turned her creative talents to generating Little Ashby:  Star Reporter, an educational series of children's apps.  In these apps, children follow the story of Little Ashby, a cub reporter who goes to various places on assignment with her FUNtastic crew. "Santa's Big Premiere" was released in 2012 as the first in the Little Ashby app series and immediately shot to the Top 20 on the book charts in the iTunes App Store.  In addition, Parents Magazine listed the app as a "Must-Have."  The Little Ashby:  Star Reporter app received a 2013 Cynopsis:  Kids Imagination Award honorable mention for the best in kids' programming.  In addition, O'Dell currently serves as the face and spokesperson of Conair's highly regarded lines of professional hair care, RUSK and BaByliss Pro.
•••• O'Dell can often be seen on the silver screen such as appearing in the Golden Globe-nominated film Thank You for Smoking as well as Director Wes Craven including her in almost every installment of his huge blockbuster Scream franchise.  O'Dell has been honored with three Emmy Awards, three Associated Press Awards and two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards and has been nominated for several additional Emmys.  In 2012, O'Dell was honored in New York Moves Magazine: Power Women issue as one of the most influential and successful women in her particular field.  The Alliance for Women in Media honored O'Dell in 2013 with their esteemed Genii Award for Excellence in Television.  Also in 2013, O'Dell was asked to host the highly-respected National Association of Broadcasters Luncheon.
•••• After her mother passed away in 2008 from complications related to ALS, O'Dell became a National Vice President of the Muscular Dystrophy Association and serves as the spokesperson for ALS.net. In August of 2009, MDA, O'Dell and O'Dell's family formed a foundation in her mother's name called Betty's Battle:  Fighting ALS.  In 2002, O'Dell was inducted into the American Red Cross's National Celebrity Cabinet and remains in that position today.  Also, she acts as an international board member for Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities.
•••• O'Dell began her broadcasting career as a reporter and anchor at WPDE-TV in Myrtle Beach, SC.  O'Dell later worked as a morning news anchor and crime reporter at WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC. Before joining Access Hollywood, O'Dell was the evening co-anchor and investigative reporter in Miami for NBC's WTVJ-TV.
•••• A native of South Carolina, O'Dell is a summa cum laude graduate of Clemson University finishing with the highest obtainable honors in the top 2% of her class.  In May of 2013, during spring commencement ceremonies, Clemson University awarded O'Dell with an honorary Doctor of Humanities degree.
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115- Automobility LA -Formerly LA Auto Show Press & Trade Days, at the LA Convention Center, Oct. 26 - 29

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AutoMobility LA is where the new auto industry gets business done, unveils groundbreaking new products and makes strategic announcements in front of media and industry professionals from around the globe.
•••• Following AutoMobility LA, the 2018 LA Auto Show will open its doors to the public Nov. 30 &endash; Dec. 9.
115- More Than 60 Debut Vehicles at LA Auto Show's AutoMobility LA ••• With more than 60 debut vehicles locked in for this year's AutoMobility LA, nearly half will make their highly-anticipated world premiere, including an all new-vehicle from Hyundai and a pickup truck from Jeep. Kia is also expected to have multiple vehicles make their world debut, including one of the brand's best-selling cars.
••••German luxury automaker Audi has confirmed that the e-tron GT concept 4-door electric performance coupe will make its global premiere at AutoMobility LA for media and industry professionals. Mitsubishi's newest concept is also set to make its North American debut at the show.
••••This year, 57% of AutoMobility LA's debut vehicles span across several segments within the luxury class; these include Volvo's latest luxury sedan, the all-new S60, which will make its auto show debut alongside the all-new V60 Cross Country wagon. The Swedish automaker has also confirmed that its global CEO is slated to make significant announcements about the company's progressive approach to transportation from its all-new display at AutoMobility LA.
••••The Polaris Slingshot three-wheeled roadster will also have its 2019 lineup of models make their auto show debut at AutoMobility LA, including the S, SL, SLR, and new Grand Touring.
••••"Cars are designed, purchased, tuned, customized and enjoyed year-round here in Los Angeles," said Terri Toennies, Executive Vice President and General Manager of AutoMobility LA and the Los Angeles Auto Show. "In a city that's known for its car culture and overall passion for cars, there is no better place to debut vehicles, reach influencers and engage with the masses than AutoMobility LA and the LA Auto Show.
About the Los Angeles Auto Show and AutoMobility LA
Founded in 1907, the Los Angeles Auto Show (LA Auto Show®) is the first major North American auto show of the season each year.  In 2016, the show's Press & Trade Days merged with the Connected Car Expo (CCE) to become AutoMobility LA™, the industry's first trade show converging the technology and automotive sectors to launch new products and technologies and to discuss the most pressing issues surrounding the future of transportation and mobility.
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115- American Film Market under way at the Loews hotel in Santa Monica.
•••• The AFM kicked off on October 31, running through November 7.
•••• The American Film Market is considered the world's largest motion picture business event held each year at the beginning of November in Santa Monica, California. More than 7,000 people attend the eight-day annual event to network and to sell, finance and acquire films, making it the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.
Participants come from more than 80 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world's press all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
••• Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace &endash; with over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space &endash; where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than US$1 billion in deals will be sealed -- on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.
••• The American Film Market uses all 15 movie theatres on Santa Monica's Third Street Promenade. Participants may view more than 500 screenings of 300+ films-- 29 new films every two hours. Titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals.
••• The AFM is produced by the Independent Film & Television Alliance (IFTA), the trade association representing the world's producers and distributors of independent motion pictures and television programs.
••• The American Film Market held its first event March 21&endash;31, 1981
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Major Global Producers in the spotlight at MIP Cancun
•••• The only dedicated TV content trade event for Latin American and US Hispanic audiences, MIP Cancun takes place at the Moon Palace in the Mexican resort city from 14-16 November.
•••• Created by the organisers of the world's leading TV content markets, MIPTV and MIPCOM, MIP Cancun, Latin America TV Market, brings together the community of acquisition, distribution, and production executives from 46 counties to develop content deals for the fast growing Latin American and US Hispanic TV markets. MIP Cancun includes its signature 1-to-1 Distribution marketplace, and the Co-Production Matchmaking Programme. www.mipcancun.com
•••• Two creative Super-Panels, one exploring the production relationship between Mexico and Spain, the second looking at the quest for brand-defining original programming, have been added to the MIP Cancun conference line-up.
•••• The first of the Super-Panels is titled MEXICO AND SPAIN: CREATIVITY AND PRODUCTION EFFICACY EXPLORED and will feature Raul Berdonés, Founder and CEO of Spanish production powerhouse Grupo Secuoya; and Epigmenio Ibarra, CEO of Mexico's Argos Comunicación. The pair will have an in-depth discussion on best practices in development, storytelling, talent management, and production.
•••• As head of Grupo Secuoya, the leader in outsourced TV production services and management of physical production facilities in Spain, Berdonés is in full expansion in Latin America, with projects involving major companies in Colombia, Chile, Peru and Mexico.
•••• Ibarra was a war correspondent for many leading media. Since 1992 he has been CEO of Argos Comunicación, one of the most important production powerhouses of the world, with which he has produced telenovelas and series for TV Azteca, Telemundo, HBO, Netflix, and documentaries. Argos Comunicación incorporates complete production and postproduction services for television and film content.
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Digital Hollywood, Fall
Digital Hollywood Fall will take place October 16 - 18, at the Skirball Center, Los Angeles, with the following themes and special events.

The Artistic Creators: Directors - Technologists - Actors - Producers - Performers - Writers
Finance Hollywood: Investment - Packaging - Blockchain - ICOs
Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing
• Immersive Hollywood - VR/AR-MR-XR
California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Legislation - Media - Science
Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry
The Micro-Influencers - The Two Day Intensive & Awards Luncheon
Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC - TV
The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition
The Mobile - Social Lifestyle: Tablets - Phones - Communication
The University Project: CSU Arts Festival + AR-VR-Internet & Entertainment

The Influencer Awards Celebration will take place on October 16-18, 2018
and the Influencer Celebration at CES, 2019, Las Vegas.

About Digital Hollywood
During the past two decades Victor Harwood, founder and Director Digital Hollywood has developed and produced over two hundred leading conferences and events for artists, professionals and top executives. Mr. Harwood is considered a leading authority on the convergence of the entertainment and technology industries, founding and organizing such conferences as Digital Hollywood, Digital Hollywood at CES, Hollywood and Space, Politics 2008: The Media Conference on the Election of the President, Media Summit New York, Building Blocks, Advertising 2.0, Digital Hollywood Europe in London, the Entertainment Globalization Initiative, Multimedia Expo, Production East at Lincoln Center, the International Business in Space Conference and the New York Writers Conference. In 1987 Mr. Harwood produced the first HTTP: Conference in the world and 1990, he coined the now ubiquitous expression "The Digital Revolution."
••••Digital Hollywood debuted in 1994 and has from its start been among the leading trade conferences in its field with over 15,000 top executives in the film, television, music, home video, cable, telecommunications and computer industries attending the various events each year.
••••Keynote speakers at various Digital Hollywood events have included: Rupert Murdoch, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, News Corporation; Steven A. Ballmer, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation; Jeff Zucker, President and Chief Executive, NBC Universal; Philippe Dauman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Viacom Inc.; Robert A. Iger, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company; Leslie Moonves, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Corporation; Barry Diller, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC/InterActiveCorp; Ivan Seidenberg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Verizon Communications; Brian L. Roberts, Chairman and CEO, Comcast Corporation; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company; Sean "Puffy" Combs, Courtney Love, Chris Blackwell, Chairman of Sputnik7, and founder of Island Records; Bob Wright, Vice Chairman & Executive Officer, General Electric Company and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, NBC Universal; Mel Karmazin, Chief Executive Officer, SIRIUS Satellite Radio; Scott Marden, President, McGraw-Hill, Information & Media Services; Joel Katz, Managing Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig; Brian E. Becker, Chairman & CEO, Clear Channel Entertainment; Eric Nicoli, Chairman, The EMI Group;
••••Additional Keynote Speakers Include: Josh Sapan, CEO, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC; Rob Glaser, Chairman & CEO, RealNetworks; Sam Donaldson, Co-Anchor, "This Week With Sam Donaldson & Cokie Roberts; Christie Hefner, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Playboy Enterprises, Inc. and Chairman, Playboy.com; Kevin Wendle, CEO/Co-Founder, IFILM & founder of CNET; Mads Lillilund, Vice President, New Media, Lucent Technologie; Dick Wolf, Emmy Award Winning Producer, Law & Order; John Sculley, Chairman, Sculley Brothers, Carl Bernstein, Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist & Executive Vice President and Executive Editor, Voter.com; Mika Salmi, founder & CEO, Atom Films; Avram Miller, Vice President, Intel Corp.; Chris Kitze, CEO, Xoom.com; Michael Ramsay, President, Silicon Graphics; John C. Colligan, President & CEO, Macromedia; Scott C. Marden, President & CEO, Philips Media; Danny Goldberg, President & CEO, Warner Bros. Music Group; Charlton Heston, Actor; Glenn R. Jones, Chairman, Jones Intercable; Michael Fitzpatrick, President & CEO, Pacific Telesis Enterprises; Bernard J. Luskin, President Jones Digital Century; Trip Hawkins, President & CEO, 3DO Corp.; Satjiv S. Chahil, Vice President & General Manager, Apple Computer; Stuart C. Johnson, Group President, Bell Atlantic; Kay Koplovitz, President & CEO, USA Networks and Gregory Hughes, President, AT&T Network Systems.
••••In 1987 Mr. Harwood founded the Multimedia Expo, held in San Francisco, Boston and New York which was at the forefront in exploring new computer technologies and has been attended by over 60,000 executives and technical experts in the computer, communications and entertainment industries.
••••Over the years, Mr. Harwood has conceived and produced such events as the International Business in Space Conference, the leading international conference on space commercialization with NASA and its affiliated companies and Petroleum InfoTech for the Oil and Gas Industry. He also founded and produced the New York Writer's Conference with celebrated writers such as Norman Mailer, George Plimpton and Jay McInerney and published New York Writer magazine with over 100,000 readers nationwide; the Fashion Video Awards with sponsors such as Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, Oleg Cassini, Levi's and Bloomingdales and Production East at Lincoln Center, a leading event for the film and television industry in New York, with such celebrities as Christopher Reeves, Frank Perry, Susan Seidelman, Zack Galligan, Lisa Bonet, Michael Fuchs, Phoebe Cates, Liz Smith, David Brown, David Picker, Alan King, Martin Charnin, and L.M. Kit Carson.
••••Mr. Harwood founded and produced SportsTech magazine, a publication focused on the integration and influence of technology on high performance sports including sports in all forms of media (TV - Mobile - Internet), the advancements of sports medicine, the use of video analysis by athletes and teams including the importance of cybermetrics (popularized by "Moneyball").  SportsTech led the way in documenting the innovation in sports medicine with extensive reporting on the advancements in what became known as "Tommy John" surgery.
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115- The 70th Primtime Emmy Awards, September 17
are presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences and will take place at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles. Producer: Lorne Michaels Hosts: Colin Jost, Michael Che.
Winners of the 70th Emmys: By Josie Cory

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Outstanding drama series
WINNER: "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding comedy series
WINNER: "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding limited series
WINNER: "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: An American Crime Story

Outstanding variety talk series
WINNER: "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver"

Outstanding variety sketch series 
WINNER: "Saturday Night Live"

Outstanding reality competition series
WINNER: "RuPaul's Drag Race"

Outstanding lead actress in a drama season
WINNER: Claire Foy, "The Crown"

Outstanding lead actor in a drama series
WINNER: Matthew Rhys, "The Americans" 

Outstanding directing for a drama series
WINNER: Stephen Daldry, "The Crown"

Outstanding writing for a drama series
WINNER: Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg,  "The Americans"

Supporting actress in a drama series
WINNER: Thandie Newton, "Westworld"

Supporting actor in a drama series
WINNER: Peter Dinklage, "Game of Thrones"

Outstanding director for a variety special
WINNER: Glenn Weiss, The Oscars"

Outstanding writing for a variety special
WINNER: John Mulaney, "John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City"

Outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie
WINNER: Darren Criss, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

Outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie
WINNER: Regina King, "Seven Seconds"

Outstanding directing for a drama series

Ryan Murphy, "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story"

Outstanding supporting actor in a limited series or movie
WINNER: Jeff Daniels, "Godless"

Outstanding supporting actress in a limited series 
WINNER: Merritt Wever, "Godless"

Outstanding lead actor in a comedy series
Bill Hader, "Barry"

Outstanding lead actress in a comedy series
WINNER: Rachel Brosnahan, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding writing for a comedy
WINNER: Amy Sherman-Palladino, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding director for a comedy
WINNER: Amy Sherman-Palladino, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel"

Outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series
WINNER: Alex Borstein, "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Outstanding supporting actor in a comedy series
WINNER: Henry Winkler, "Barry"


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115-China will be MIPCOM's 2018 Country of Honor
The world's entertainment content market, MIPCOM takes place in Cannes, France, from 15-18 October.
•••• "China has now emerged as a major producer and consumer of film and television and will play a leading role at MIPCOM, to present to the world great Chinese stories and work with colleagues around the globe to usher in a better future," said Mrs. Ma Li, Director General of the International Cooperation Department of the National Radio and Television Administration, People's Republic of China.
•••• "The Chinese television and entertainment sector has a special place within the MIPCOM and MIPTV community going back to 2004 when MIPTV welcomed the largest-ever delegation of Chinese TV executives at an international television market. As MIPCOM 2018 Country of Honour, China will be showcasing its wide range of programme genre destined for international television channels," commented Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.
•••• The announcement comes hot on the heels of new industry data reporting that China is now the second largest television market in the world, overtaking the United Kingdom and behind the United States.
•••• According to a report from IHS Markit, China spent $10.9 billion on television programming in 2017 compared to $10 billion in the UK. TV broadcasters spent $6.4 billion while online giants Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent invested $4.5 billion to provide programmes for their online entertainment platforms. Original programming accounted for 49% of shows aired in China with the rest being made up of acquisitions (46%) and sports programming.
•••• "In recent years we have seen the growth in Chinese shows being presented at our events for sale to international broadcasters and an increase in cross-border partnerships between Chinese and international producers. We anticipate that the trend towards Chinese content being exported to international territories will speed up over the next two to three years and we are very keen for MIPCOM and MIPTV to be part of that process," noted Reed MIDEM's Laurine Garaude.
•••• "At MIPTV 2018 we showcased several Chinese formats including 'National Treasure.' And in the documentary sector, the agreement between Tencent and BBC to produce high-quality documentaries is an indication of the desire to develop bilateral production partnerships," added Laurine Garaude.
•••• The MIPCOM Country of Honour programme will include conference panel discussions on the Chinese market during MIPJunior and MIPCOM, multiple showcases of the latest Chinese programmes, a Chinese-themed Opening Night Welcome Reception, a look into the hottest shows from China in the popular Fresh TV presentation and the largest-ever China Pavilion.
•••• Previous MIPCOM Countries of Honour include Japan, Russia, Turkey and Mexico.
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A Glimpse forward to MIPCOM 2018, Oct. 15-18
115- Showtime® limited series "Escape at Dannemora" to premier at MIPCOM 2018.
PARIS -- CBS Studios International will host the world premiere screening of the new Showtime limited series, "Escape at Dannemora", at MIPCOM 2018
Screening will take place in the Palais des Festivals on Monday 15 October, with Ben Stiller, Executive Producer and series director attending the event in Cannes.
•••• "Escape at Dannemora" is based on the stranger-than-fiction account of a prison break in upstate New York in the summer of 2015 that spawned a massive manhunt for two convicted murderers. The prisoners were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee, with whom they both became sexually entangled. It stars Oscar®-winners Benicio Del Toro ("Traffic") and Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood"), alongside Paul Dano ("There Will Be Blood") and Bonnie Hunt ("Life with Bonnie"). The show will premiere on Showtime at the end of the year. "Escape at Dannemora" is written and executive produced by Brett Johnson ("Mad Men") and Michael Tolkin ("The Player"). Also executive producing are Bryan Zuriff ("Ray Donovan"), Michael De Luca ("Captain Phillips") via Michael De Luca Productions, and Nicky Weinstock for Stiller's Red Hour Productions.
•••• As an actor, director, writer, and producer, Ben Stiller's global box office stands at nearly $3 billion, making him one of the highest-grossing stars of all time. His directing credits include the critically-acclaimed comedy "Tropic Thunder," which won the Broadcast Film Critics' Award for "Best Comedy" and the Hollywood Film Festival Award for "Comedy of the Year"; cult comedy "Zoolander," in which he also starred; iconic indie "Reality Bites"; dark comedy "The Cable Guy"; and "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," which was named one of the "Top 10 Films of 2013" by the National Board of Review. Stiller has amassed one of the most successful acting careers on record, from movie franchises "Night at the Museum," "Meet the Parents," and "Madagascar"; to modern classics such as "The Royal Tenenbaums," "Flirting with Disaster," "There's Something About Mary," and independent features "Brad's Status," "The Meyerowitz Stories," "While We're Young" and "Greenberg"; plus "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," "Tower Heist," "Permanent Midnight"  and Steven Spielberg's "Empire of the Sun," among countless others. 
•••• "The ultra-premium programming from Showtime continues to push boundaries, delivering some of the best production auspices and most compelling stories on television today. 'Escape at Dannemora' is no exception, and we look forward to premiering this highly anticipated limited series, with the amazing Ben Stiller, at MIPCOM this October," said Armando Nuñez, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Studios International.
•••• "With its star-studded cast and top-flight writing and directing credits, we are thrilled to be showcasing 'Escape at Dannemora' as the MIPCOM World Premiere Screening, and to welcome series director Ben Stiller in Cannes," said Laurine Garaude, Director of Reed MIDEM's Television Division.
About MIPCOM &endash; MIPCOM is the year's most anticipated global market for entertainment content across all platforms. Each October, the industry's major players from TV and film &endash; converge in Cannes to create a new world of entertainment. MIPCOM turns every moment into an opportunity, transforming four days of meetings, screenings and conferences into deals, from blockbuster programming to ground-breaking partnerships. And MIPJunior -  the leading showcase for kids programming which takes place  the weekend before MIPCOM - unites the world's most influential buyers, sellers, producers, digital players, publishers and licensing executives who  present, discover and screen the very latest content.
About Reed MIDEM - Founded in 1963, Reed MIDEM is an organiser of professional, international markets that are essential business platforms for key players in the sectors concerned. These sectors are MIPTV, MIPDOC, MIPCOM, MIPJUNIOR in Cannes, MIP China in Hangzhou and MIP Cancun in Mexico for the television and digital content industries; MIDEM in Cannes for music professionals; Esports BAR in Cannes and in Miami for the esports business; MIPIM in Cannes, MIPIM UK in London, MIPIM Asia Summit in Hong Kong and MIPIM PropTech Summit in New York for the real estate industry; MAPIC in Cannes, MAPIC Russia in Moscow, MAPIC Italy in Milan, MAPIC China Summit in Shanghai and IRF brought by MAPIC in Mumbai for the retail real estate sector.  
About Reed Exhibitions - Reed Exhibitions is the world's leading events organiser, with over 500 events in over 39 countries. In 2017 Reed brought together over seven million event participants from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organised by 38 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 43 industry sectors with trade and consumer events. It is part of RELX Group, a global provider of information and analytics for professional and business customers across industries.
About CBS Studios International - CBS Studios International is the leading supplier of programming to the international television marketplace, licensing to more than 200 markets in more than 60 languages across multiple media platforms. The division distributes programming from CBS Television Studios created for the CBS Television Network, The CW, CBS All Access and other platforms, as well as content from CBS Television Distribution, SHOWTIME Networks, CBS News, CBS Films and a library of more than 70,000 hours of programming. The Studio participates in a number of international channel ventures, including owning and operating Ten Network Holdings Australia and also exports a diverse lineup of formats for local production. CBS Studios International has 13 offices around the world, including its base in Los Angeles and EMEA headquarters in Amsterdam. CBS Studios International is a division of CBS Corporation.
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115- The 90th Academy Awards - By Josie Cory

Oscar Winners

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Best Picture: "The Shape of Water"