Newport Beach Film Festival Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic (EXCLUSIVE)
The 21st Annual Newport Seaside Movie Pageant has been postponed amid issues about COVID-19, Selection has discovered completely.
Eugene Levy was set to obtain the first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the competition on April 24. The competition, in partnership with Selection, was additionally prepping its first-ever TV Showcase throughout this 12 months’s occasion. Initially scheduled for April 23-30, this 12 months’s competition is now set for Aug. 6-13, 2020. Moreover, the competition’s sister group, The Orange County Movie Society, shall be suspending all screenings for the subsequent 60 days.
“We’re particularly pleased with the dedication, creativity and help of competition workers, filmmakers and companions throughout this extraordinarily difficult time. We sit up for internet hosting an incredible occasion in August,” stated Gregg Schwenk, CEO and co-Founder, Newport Seaside Movie Pageant.
The Newport Seaside Movie Pageant is a week-long occasion that takes place in Orange County and showcases greater than 350 movies and tv exhibits from 50 nations. The occasion hosts nightly particular occasions, together with pink carpets, galas, seminars and Q&A panels with on-camera and behind-the-scenes expertise. The group on the competition made the choice to postpone primarily based on present Facilities For Illness Management and Prevention (CDC) tips, however seems ahead to returning to its conventional time in April 2021.
The Newport Seaside Movie Pageant is the newest in an more and more lengthy checklist of occasions which might be being canceled resulting from this pandemic. The postponement was anticipated after California Gov. Gavin Newsom held a press convention final Thursday, during which he advisable occasions be canceled or postponed in the event that they had been anticipated to incorporate greater than 250 folks and subsequently film theaters had been ordered to shut in Los Angeles, as nicely. The coverage is presently in impact via the tip of March, however many later-spring occasions, resembling WonderCon, Coachella and Emmys For Your Consideration screenings, had been additionally pushed.
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Nevertheless, as of press time fairly plenty of occasions (resembling San Diego Comedian Con, which doesn’t happen till July) are nonetheless pushing ahead.