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Film News Roundup:’Parasite’ Dominates Inaugural World Cinema Awards

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In the current movie news roundup,”Parasite” wins half a dozen awards in the International Cinemateque company, Legion M partners with Endeavor Content and”Tuscaloosa” finds a house.

‘PARASITE’ AWARDS

South Korean dark humor”Parasite” has mastered the inaugural World Cinema Awards in the International Cinemateque organization.

Launched by Jacqueline Lyanga and co-founded by Jasmine Jaisinghani, the World Cinema Awards celebrates the very best international cinema of year-round 10 categories. Winners were announced Thursday.

“Parasite,” which is nominated for six Academy Awards, won the worldwide story trophy with”Portrait of a Lady on Fire” at second and”Pain and Glory” in third. Bong Joon-Ho won the manager group for”Parasite” and shared with the writing trophy with Han Jin Won. Cinematographer Kyung-pyo Hong, editor Jinmo Yang and composer Jaeil Jung won their classes because of their work on”Parasite.”

Adèle Haenel and Noémie Merlant won the celebrity category for their role in”Portrait of a Girl Fire” while Antonio Banderas took the actor trophy for”Pain and Glory.”

“I Lost My Body” won the worldwide Cartoon award and”Honeyland” took the worldwide Documentary trophy.

“The awards are a brand new platform for movies made outside the United States where we expect to expand the global reach of global cinema,” explained Lyanga. “You will find extraordinary films being created all around the world and we would like to attract the work of the gifted musicians to the attention of new audiences; there’s a demand for those awards season to authentically reflect the civilization of earth where we reside.”

UniFrance will get World Cinema Cultural Spotlight Award in the Résidence de France at Los Angeles on Feb. 10 in cooperation with the French Consulate’s party for the French Academy Award nominees hosted by Natalie Soirat, deputy consul general.

The Spotlight Award for Creative Vision will visit Joanna Hogg to get”The Souvenir.” The Spotlight Award for Craft will soon be introduced to Claire Mathon, cinematographer for”Atlantics” and”Portrait of a Lady on Fire” along with also the Spotlight Award for Discovery belongs to Mati Diop, for”Atlantics.”

LEGION M PARTNERSHIP

Legion M has signed an advisory agreement with Endeavor Content, paving the way for its fan-owned amusement business and its own creative partners to progress its own movie and tv jobs.

The arrangement provides Legion M using Endeavor Content’s array of advisory solutions, such as funding, growth, and earnings.

The four-year-old firm — that has over 25,000 shareholders and 100,000 associates — helped fund”Mandy,” starring Nicolas Cage;”Colossal,” starring Anne Hathaway; Dean Devlin’s”Bad Samaritan” and Kevin Smith’s”Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.” It recently purchased Brian Staveley’s fantasy trilogy”The Chronicle of the Unhewn Throne” and can be co-producing”Girl Without a Name” as a feature movie.

“Joining forces with Endeavor Content marks an exciting new stage for Legion M, starting countless possibilities to our expanding portfolio of initial jobs,” said Paul Scanlan, Legion M co-founder and CEO. “Harnessing Endeavor Content’s strategic advice and community amplifies our ability to deliver projects to market with our enthusiastic, engaged, and ever-growing enthusiast community prepared to support.”

ACQUISITION

Cinedigm Corp. has acquired North American rights to coming-of-age narrative”Tuscaloosa,” starring Devon Bostick, Natalia Dyer, Marchánt Davis, Tate Donovan and hip hop artist YG.

Experienced music video director Philip Harder helmed from his own screenplay, depending on the  Southern book by W. Glasgow Phillips about a forbidden love affair involving recent college graduate (Bostick) and free-spirited psychological individual (Dyer).

“Tuscaloosa” premiered in the Nashville Film Festival in October. Cinedigm will launch the image in theatres, on electronic, and on demand on March 13.

 

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Television Academy’s Emmy Calendar Shift Lauded by Networks, Studios and Streamers

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The Tv Academy’s determination to push again this 12 months’s Emmy Awards voting calendar, and get rid of formally sanctioned marketing campaign occasions, was applauded on Friday by many community, streamer and studio execs — a number of of whom had been asking the org to do such a factor.

“Persons are completely happy they acknowledged the state of affairs,” one community exec mentioned of the TV Academy Board of Governors, which authorised the adjustments in a gathering Thursday night time. Mentioned a studio exec: “I’m glad they have been reactive. All of us want some respiratory time. Everybody needs to be respectful and never be garish.”

Specifically, the choice to droop all For Your Consideration occasions — together with a beforehand mentioned plan to maneuver such screenings and panels on-line — has allowed for a degree enjoying subject for all entrants.

“What are we dropping right here?” mentioned one exec. “Individuals who present up totally free meals and a present bag. It doesn’t all the time present up within the voting anyway.” Mentioned one other: “These panels might be costly.”

The revised Emmy Awards calendar primarily shifts the calendar by two weeks. The deadline to add entry supplies strikes from Could 11 to June 5, and nominations-round voting (“Section 1”) slides to July 2-13 (beforehand June 15 to June 29). Nominations, initially scheduled to be introduced on July 14, will now be revealed on July 28.

The hole between nominations and final-round voting (“Section 2”) will probably be shortened, to be able to begin lining up the calendar. As an alternative of Aug. 17 to Aug. 31, voting will now be Aug. 21 to Aug. 31. That enables, no less than proper now, for the Inventive Arts Awards (Sept. 12 and Sept. 13), and the Primetime Emmy telecast, this 12 months broadcast on ABC (Sept. 20) to proceed on their beforehand scheduled dates.

A bunch of community communications and awards executives mentioned such eventualities in a name with Tv Academy officers on Monday. Their concern: That in gentle of coronavirus (Covid-19) quarantines and social distancing, now wasn’t the time to ask expertise to marketing campaign for Emmys.

Initially, the org mentioned it will make its determination subsequent week. However the Academy’s Board of Governors got here up with this plan late Thursday night time.

One community exec mentioned this now offers them time to shift Emmy methods, as execs look to focus extra of their marketing campaign efforts in digital (similar to advertisements and on-line video) and print. Apart from the shortage of in-person occasions, it might additionally imply a shift from outside billboards, given how few individuals are on the roads proper now.

Networks and studios may rethink how they attain out to voters. As a part of the brand new Academy payment construction to characteristic applications on their FYC marketing campaign web sites, networks and studios now have a alternative on the right way to alert voters about their FYC screener web site: They’ll ship an e mail, a postcard or a booklet. Lots of the bigger retailers had initially opted to ship out a booklet — however now there’s a priority that these mailers may wind up in empty work places of work, unseen. Consequently, though there was some concern that emails may get trapped in spam folders, which may grow to be the popular solution to alert Academy members.

“Everybody’s on-line proper now,” one exec famous. “We is perhaps doing much more issues digitally.”

As a part of the announcement, the Academy has prolonged the eligibility date for “hanging episodes” to June 30 (previously Could 31). Meaning a sequence that premiered by the tip of eligibility (on Could 31) will nonetheless have all of its episodes eligible ought to they be posted on an accessible platform by June 30.

That would permit for some sequence that had come shut — however not fairly — to ending manufacturing on their season. However proper now, it’s trying unlikely that cameras will start rolling once more anytime quickly, which implies the “hanging episodes” extension will possible not have a lot affect.

As for whether or not the Sept. 20 Primetime Emmys date will transfer, that will probably be partly ABC’s name — and there’s no motive to make that call simply but. The Emmy telecast is mostly utilized by the published networks as a sign that the autumn TV season is about to start — however there are many questions to deal with about when or how even fall TV will return.

On the flip facet, ought to the world be returning to regular by September, the Emmy Awards might function a celebration for an business and a world seeking to get again in enterprise.

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Film News Roundup: Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Pushed Back to Christmas

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In at present’s movie information roundup, Jennifer Hudson’s “Respect” is moved again two months, one other movie competition is postponed and “Lupin the Third: the First” and “Elevating Buchanan” discover distribution.

RELEASE DATE

MGM has moved the discharge date of Jennifer Hudson’s Aretha Franklin biopic “Respect” from Oct. 9 to late within the awards seasons with a restricted Christmas Day debut.

“Respect,” titled after Franklin’s 1967 hit, will develop Jan. eight and go into extensive launch Jan. 15 at first of the Martin Luther King Jr. vacation weekend. Hudson, who gained a supporting actress Oscar for “Dreamgirls,” was personally chosen for the position by Franklin earlier than Franklin died in 2018 on the age of 76.

Franklin gained 17 Grammys, beginning with “Respect” in 1968 and “Chain of Fools” in 1969. The movie, directed by Liesl Tommy, additionally stars Forest Whitaker as C.L. Franklin, Marlon Wayans as Ted White, Mary J. Blige as Dinah Washington and Tituss Burgess as Rev. Dr. James Cleveland. The information was first reported by Deadline Hollywood.

FESTIVALS

The Mammoth Lakes Movie Pageant has postponed its annual occasion as a result of circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

The sixth iteration of the competition, which was slated to happen over Memorial Day weekend, will now be held Sept. 16-20, 2020.

“Our hearts exit to all of these affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. After cautious consideration, we have now determined to postpone this yr’s competition to a time we will fairly hope this example will likely be behind us,” stated competition director Shira Dubrovner. “The well being and well-being of our employees, filmmaker company, competition attendees and group all the time comes first, and we’ll look ahead to welcoming everybody to Mammoth Lakes later this yr.”

ACQUISITIONS

GKids has acquired the North American distribution rights for the animated characteristic “Lupin the third: The First” from director/screenwriter Takashi Yamazaki.

The movie, launched in 2019 in Japan, is predicated on the manga franchise a few grasp thief that started in 1967 and has spanned TV, video games, a theme park trip and musical variations, together with “The Fortress of Cagliostro,” the 1979 characteristic movie debut from director Hayao Miyazaki.

GKids will launch “Lupin the third: The First” theatrically in 2020 in each Japanese and an all-new English language dub. The deal for North American rights was negotiated by GKids president David Jesteadt and Sam Maseba for TMS Leisure.

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Gravitas Ventures has acquired black comedy “Elevating Buchanan” from author/director Bruce Dellis for launch on digital platforms on Might 5.

The story follows a determined lady who steals the corpse of a former U.S. president in quest of a payoff, and but nobody is especially keen on getting him again. “Elevating Buchanan” stars Amanda Melby, René Auberjonois, Cathy Shim, Robert Ben Garant, Terence Bernie Hines, Jennifer Pfalzgraff, Steve Briscoe, Lynnette “L.A.” Brown and M. Emmet Walsh.

“Elevating Buchanan” is produced by Melby and Joe Gruberman. It’s impressed by the 1876 plot to steal Abraham Lincoln’s physique, and the exhumation of Zachary Taylor in 1991.

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Daytime Emmys Postponed by NATAS; Had Been Scheduled for June

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The Nationwide Academy of Tv Arts and Sciences will postpone the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, which had been scheduled for June.

“Given our considerations over the COVID-19 pandemic, we have now determined that we are going to not be staging the 47th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Pasadena this coming June,” NATAS chairman Terry O’Reilly stated in an announcement. “As there are such a lot of unknowns proper now with the stream of knowledge altering on a day by day, virtually hourly, foundation, it might merely be irresponsible to maneuver ahead with our annual celebration of excellence in daytime tv presently.”

This resolution comes solely weeks after bulletins from the Nationwide Academy that it might postpone each its annual Know-how & Engineering Emmy® Awards (on the NAB Conference in Las Vegas) and its Sports activities Emmy® Awards (at Jazz at Lincoln Heart in New York Metropolis) as a result of fast unfold of the Coronavirus.

“These have been extraordinarily tough selections to make, however on the finish of the day the well being and security of our occasion attendees and employees should stay our paramount concern,” stated Adam Sharp, President & CEO, NATAS. “We’re intently monitoring public heath authorities’ steering, searching for suggestions from our awards communities, and evaluating the flexibleness of our venue and manufacturing companions as we plan for the long run on this unprecedented context.”

“Whereas we understand that is disappointing, this doesn’t imply we won’t be celebrating the work chosen for recognition in our Awards judging processes,” stated Brent Stanton, Government Director, Daytime Emmy Awards. “Judging continues, and we sit up for asserting our extremely gifted nominees later this Spring. We’re engaged on some fascinating various concepts for the best way to finest acknowledge the honorees later this yr and can share extra particulars within the weeks forward.”

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