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03Quarter 2021

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August

Netflix nabbs top honors at the EMMYS - See Winners
115-2021 NAB Show Canceled
115- The 73rd Emmy Awards live
115- American Film Market® (AFM) Pivots to Online Event for 2021
108- Axel Springer has acquired another U.S. outpost
115- Wagner Festival opens with first female conductor
108- AT&T out of the Pay-TV space
115- Languages & The Media rides the wave
115- MAGIC Fashion and Projects returns to Las Vegas

July
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

June
115- 'Herr Bachman' wins Berlin Festival Audience Award
"115- Dream, Believe, Achieve" TOURNAMENT OF ROSES
OFFERS FIRST SNEAK PEEK AT 2022 ROSE PARADE FLOATS
May marks the 113th Anniversary of the Wireless Telephone Patent
115- The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival to take place July 6 -17
Television Int'l Magazine (TVI) notes its 65th Anniversary
FILMFEST MÜNCHEN to take place July 1 - 10

May
TVI celebrates 65th Anniversary
May marks the 113th Anniversary of the Wireless Telephone Patent
101- Disneyland Reopens
115- The 74th annual Cannes Film Festival to take place July 6 -17
115- Digital Hollywood Spring, goes virtual, May 18 - 20
Hacked streaming accounts on the dark web on the rise
Nathan B. Stubblefield, the Man History Overheard
"BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS" finalists
107- Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing


April
115- 7 days of virtual events at the
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, April 17-23

106- Supreme Court sides with Google
in Oracle's epic API copyright case
• 102- Hacked streaming accounts on the dark web
101- SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of Broadcaster Joe Krebs
115- Oscars scheduled for April 25, 2021,
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in- person ' from 'multiple locations
115- Nominees for the 2021 Director Guild Awards announced
115- The 63rd GRAMMY awards will air at the Staples Center
in front of a limited audience.
115- The 26th Critics' Choice Awards
will take place on March 7, 2021
115-Golden Globe Awards 2021
115- Golden Globes win for'Nomadland,' 'Borat'
114- Former City Council Tom LaBonge,
known as Mr. Los Angeles, has died.


March
115- Nominees for the 2021 Director Guild Awards announced
115- The 63rd GRAMMY awards will air at the Staples Center
in front of a limited audience.
115- The 26th Critics' Choice Awards
will take place on March 7, 2021
115-Golden Globe Awards 2021
115- Golden Globes win for'Nomadland,' 'Borat'
115- Oscars scheduled for April 25, 2021,
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in- person ' from 'multiple locations

February
115-Golden Globe Awards 2021
115- Oscars scheduled for April 25, 2021,
'in- person ' from 'multiple locations
108- Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon
will step down from his role as CEO
108- AT&T and Cox Media Group Reach New  Multi-Year
Retransmission Consent Agreement
115- Sundance Film Festival goes virtual, Jan 8 - Feb 4
115- Coachella and Stagecoach festivals canceled, again
115- The Cannes Film Festival postponed to July
107- Inventor Nathan Stubblefield Speaks
about his wirelss telephone/radio invention

January
114- Larry King legendary talkshow host, dies at 87
114- Former City Council Tom LaBonge,
known as Mr. Los Angeles, has died.
IRIS AWARDS recipients honored at NATPE Miami
115- NATPE's 2021 Virtual Conference Slate
Starting With Fully Digital NATPE Miami
114- Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager
Tommy Lasorda Died
114- Record Producer of the 60s Phil Spector died
106- A British judge blocked Julian Assange extradition to the USA
KISS THE GROUND to stream Jan 6 - 8 on Youtube
Kiss The Ground documentary wins its 25th Film Festival Award
102- Who are the SMART Inventors of Radio WiTel?
107- Nathan Stubblefield Speaks - YouTube
102- REUTERS NEXT virtual summit to rethink the future
115- Virtual Year continues with CES and Digital Hollywood 2021
115- NATPE's 2021 Virtual Conference Slate
Starting With Fully Digital NATPE Miami
106- SAG-AFTRA proposes Digital Millenium Copyright Act update
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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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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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115-2021 NAB Show Canceled
•••• The National Association of Broadcasters trade show which had been scheduled to be held Oct. 9-13 in Las Vegas, will not be moving forward, with the trade group, citing "Insurmountable Challenges" from the pandemic
•••• "As we have always kept the best interest and safety of the industry as our priority, it has become apparent in the face of these challenges that we can no longer effectively host NAB Show or our co-located events, the Radio Show and Sales and Management Television Exchange, in person," the statement continued.
•••• The show, which in 2019 reported attendance of roughly 91,000, is one of the largest events on the calendar for broadcasters and their technology providers. The 2020 show went virtual due to the pandemic, with the NAB planning for a lighter in-person show for October. However, many major exhibitors had already pulled out, including Sony and Canon, which withdrew last week due to concerns about COVID-19.
••••In fiscal 2018 and 2019, the NAB Show contributed $47 million and $46 million in revenue to the Washington-based broadcasters trade association and lobbying group. The NAB hasn't filed its full fiscal 2020 forms yet, but preliminary numbers are consistent with the prior two years, meaning that two years without an NAB show could potentially be a nearly $100 million financial hit, with the caveat that it isn't known what was generated by the 2020 virtual event.
•••• NAB said it plans to offer "certain elements" of the 2021 show virtually, though it will not be doing a full virtual event.
••• The 2022 NAB live event is slated to be held April 23-27 in Las Vegas.
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115- AMERICAN FILM MARKET® PIVOTS TO ONLINE EVENT FOR 2021
Los Angeles, CA -- August 26, 2021 - The American Film Market® (AFM®) will move its 2021 edition entirely online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced today. AFM 2021 Online will be held Monday, November 1 to Friday, November 5 &endash; shifting one day earlier than its original dates. Registration for the five-day online event is now open.
••••AFM 2021 Online will feature Industry Offices, Screenings, Conferences, Panels and Workshops, the Networking Pavilion, LocationEXPO, and more. Event updates will be announced regularly via email, social media, and the AFM Website.
••••"We wish we could welcome the global industry back to Santa Monica but travel regulations, increased concerns about coronavirus variants around the world, and government restrictions on the ground prevent us from moving forward," said Michael Ryan, Chairperson, IFTA and Partner, GFM Films. "However, IFTA is thrilled to host the market the industry expects - where no one will be excluded and all of our stakeholders can immerse themselves for five days dedicated to deal making, discovery, education, and reconnecting."
About the American Film Market® (AFM®)
••••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 &emdash; 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®)
••••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 independent companies from 22 countries.
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108- Axel Springer has acquired another U.S. outpost.
Axel-Springer300w.jpgThe German publishing giant announced that it would be acquiring Politico, the political news site launched in 2007, in a deal valued at over $1 billion marking the latest step in the German media giant's recently fortified growth plans.
Photo: Bernd Von Jutrczenka--PictureAlliance/Getty Images

•••• In addition to gaining the remaining 50% ownership stake in Politico, Springer will also take ownership of Politico Europe and Protocol, the tech-focused sister site of Politico that launched last February.
•••• Politico will join Insider (formerly Business Insider) and Morning Brew in Springer's growing stable of U.S. media companies.
•••• The announcement comes amid a massive realignment of the media ecosystem as publishers scramble to merge, go public or conduct other maneuvers to take advantage of the fluid post-pandemic business landscape.
••••Politico is the latest in a string of deals for U.S. media companies in the past several years. In 2014, Axel Springer set up a joint venture with Politico to launch the European edition of the website. In 2015, it bought Business Insider, and, last year, Axel Springer acquired a majority stake in the newsletter publisher Morning Brew Inc. 
••••Founded in 2007, Politico was a pioneer in granular scoop-driven coverage of politics and policy in Washington, D.C. While much of its coverage is free, it publishes news and analysis for paying subscribers under the banner Politico Pro. 
••••The digital media industry has been consolidating as advertisers move their budgets to tech giants such as Facebook Inc. and Google. Last year, BuzzFeed bought HuffPost from Verizon Communications Inc. In 2019, Vice Media acquired Refinery29 and Vox Media bought New York Media, parent of New York Magazine.
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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.
The festival continues until Aug. 25
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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- 38th FILMFEST MÜNCHEN, July 1 - 10
"Citywide Live" is the motto of this year's FILMFEST: By Marie Ludwig, TVI
•••• 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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108- AT&T out of the Pay-TV space
•••• After AT&T aquired DirectTV in 2015 with high reaching plans to modernate the satellite TV business it now returns DirecTV to its roots as a stand-alone company.
•••• On August 2, AT&T completed its spinoff of DirecTV, taking $7.1 billion in cash and 70% interest in the new DirecTV. Private equity giant TPG, which contributed $1.8 billion, owns 30% of the new privately held company.
•••• The new DirecTV is made up of AT&T's three TV distribution businesses: the namesake satellite TV service, the legacy U-verse and the streaming offer AT&T TV.
••••• AT&T's ownership of DirecTV proved a dire enterprise. The Dallas company paid $49 billion to acquire El Segundo-based DirecTV (and absorbed another $18 billion in debt) with the goal of selling its customers a bundle of TV and phone services. When that deal closed, in 2015, AT&T became the nation's largest pay-TV provider with 26 million customers.
•••• Now the three former AT&T television platforms -- DirecTV, U-Verse and the streaming service AT&T TV -- have about 15.4 million subscribers, according to the company. In six years, AT&T lost nearly 40% of its TV subscriber base, resulting in one of the highest levels of so-called "churn" in the industry.
••••• In late 2019 AT&T hired Bill Morrow, a former CEO of Pacific Gas & Electric in San Francisco, when the company was under pressure from an activist investor that demanded that AT&T pay down its debt and get rid of non-core assets.•••
•••• Although AT&T starts with a 70% stake in DirecTV, they will likely wind down their investment over time, being now out of the pay-TV space.
•••• DirecTV will have a five-member board: two representatives of AT&T and two representatives of TPG, as well as Morrow, who plans to bring a different focus to DirecTV.
•••• The new company will be based in El Segundo and in Denver.
•••• The spinoff comes as AT&T tries to streamline its holdings. It also has been under pressure to get rid of assets to generate cash to pay down its debt from its buying spree, which included the $85-billion purchase of WarnerMedia, parent of HBO, CNN, Turner and the Warner Bros. studio, three years ago. This spring, AT&T announced that it would sell WarnerMedia to smaller rival Discovery.
•••• The company's DirecTV foray was plagued from the start.
•••• After the takeover in 2015, AT&T offered rich severance packages to much of DirecTV's senior leadership, who then rushed out the door.
•••• DirecTV had long been known for sterling customer service, but AT&T moved customer-related functions into its "shared services" unit that was geared toward dealing with phone service issues.
•••• "After a year or two, AT&T probably realized the acquisition was a huge mistake." •••• •••• Customer defections began accelerating within a couple years of AT&T's purchase and the company turned its attention to building a streaming service that it could pair with its broadband offer. It launched various versions of a streaming service -- DirecTV Now, AT&T Now and AT&T TV, all of which splintered in the market.
••••There is untapped potential in the AT&T TV product, which will be relaunched as DirecTV Stream to capture the so-called cord-cutters.
•••• Traditional television is still a huge part of the ecosystem, but long-term might not be a sustainable business model because people are continuing to migrate away.
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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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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.
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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

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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115- 'Herr Bachman' wins Berlin Festival Audience Award
••• ••• 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.
••• Hong Sang-soo took home the Silver Bear for best screenplay with "Introduction." Romanian filmmaker Radu Jude's satire "Bad Luck Bangin or Loony Porn" received the Golden Bear for best film.
••• •••• The Berlinale is the city's most glamourous event. With more than 400 films shown it attracts the elite of the film industry as well as the largest audience of any film festival in the world. The International Jury already made their Competition award selections in March of this year, and now at the Summer Special (June 9 - 20), the festival audience will have the opportunity to vote on those same 15 films for the 2021 Berlinale Competition Audience Award.
••• Director of the Berlinale request to submit a film to the Berlinale you have to send the film and the completed film entry form to the festival before the given deadline. The festival does not consider film entries for which the selections screeners have not been submitted within the deadline.
••• The Berlinale is truly a colossal event. It is also a festival of encounters and discussions. With 150,000 tickets sold, the Berlinale is not only a film industry meeting. It also enjoys by far the largest audience of any film festival in the world. For two weeks, art, glamour, parties and business meet at the Berlinale.
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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.
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•••• MAGIC Las Vegas drives product discovery and smarter shopping experiences through curated show floor merchandising, exclusive first look access to a variety of new products, and personalized shopping support through leading concierge services. Reinvigorate industry connections and cultivate new business relationships through onsite and after-hours networking opportunities that spark the creative inspiration you need to take your business further. MAGIC Las Vegas is more than just an event -- ; it's a deep-rooted community and a place brands and retailers can return home to this season.
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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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March date selected for 94th Oscars
The 94th Academy Awards will shift Oscar ceremony back one month to March 27, 2022, but the films in contention will only have a nine-month qualifying window.
••• It signals a need to put more space between the Oscars and the life sporting events competing for a dwindling number of viewers.
••• During a mostly virtual awards season where every ceremony was affected, the 93rd Oscars show in April plunged to a new record low of 10.4 million, a 56% drop from the 23.6 million people who watched in 2020.
••• The 2010 Oscars drew an average of 41.6 million people, with nearly 80 million people watching at least part of the show.
••• In general Awards show rating have been sliding, as has viewership for other life events. And while the low ratings could be partly explained by the upheaval of a pandemic year that left movie theaters mostly closed and audiences largely unaware or even uninterested in the films and performances earning Oscar nominations.
••• The film academy also confirmed that the 2022 ceremony will return to the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, its home since 2002.
••• One final note was added that seems baked in these current times: All dates are subject to change.
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115- FILMFEST MÜNCHEN to take place July 1 - 10
•••• Munich International Film Festival is the larges summer film festival in Germany and second only in size and importance to the Berinale. It has been held annually since 1983 and takes place in late June/early July.
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••••Besides Filmfest Munchen, there is a brand new Munich Film Awards ((MFA), up and coming annual film festival held in the heart of Munich. MFA is more than just a Film Festival, it is a storng connection among all fllm markers around the word.
••••Proud to be ranked as one of the Top 100 Best Reviewed Festivals on the FilmFreeway! It ranks in the top 1.5% of more than 9,000 film festivals and creative contests around th world.
•••• For the 2020 Online Event they had over 750 virtual audience members from 63 differnt countries. For 2021 a host a physical events is planned and an online event for those who can't be there in person.
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101- Disneyland reopens after 412 days - By Gary Sunkin
•••• In Disneyland's 66-year history, the theme park has been shut only three times -- on the National Day of Mourning in 1963 after President John Kennedy was assassinated; following the 1994 Northridge earthquake and on Sept. 11, 2001, following the 9/11 terror attacks. Before the pandemic struck in March 2020, none of those closures lasted longer than a day.
•••• The May 1st morning festivities started even before guests arrived with the raising of the American and California flags at 6:50 a.m. by the Disneyland color guard at Town Square on Main Street.
•••• Disneyland and Disney California Adventure Park reopened at 8 a.m. local time with the first guests cheering, and waving as they entered through the gates. The Anaheim parks are only open to California residents at limited capacity for now.
•••• Disney cast members lined Main Street USA and returned the applause and cheers. "Welcome back, everyone," they said in greeting.
•••• The crowd seemed cheerful to be back in Disneyland. "Spending time with friends and enjoying rides again" was what most were looking forward to as they entered the park.
•••• Parkgoers began lining up hours before Disneyland's official opening time. To prevent crowding in Disneyland's Main Street area, park employees invited the admitted guests to freely roam the grounds. Workers, alongside Walt Disney Co. Executive Chairman Bob Iger and Chief Executive Bob Chapek, waved at people as they entered.
•••• Wait times on rides varied in the morning from about 5 to 45 minutes but changed quickly as people moved around. Before the pandemic, many popular rides registered wait times over an hour. 
•••• Characters in Toontown came out randomly, standing at the doorways or front porches of their homes and waving. Guests are not currently able to go into the homes of Mickey, Minnie and other characters.
•••• Among other precautions, park attendance is capped at 25% of capacity. Visitors must attest that they are Californians when they buy tickets online. In contrast, Universal Studios Hollywood and SeaWorld San Diego are among the parks that have begun selling tickets to people who live outside California and are fully vaccinated. At Disneyland guests and employees must wear masks, and people who don't live together must maintain physical distance in queues and on rides.
•••• Fireworks shows and parades have been scrapped -- as they tend to cause excited parkgoers to crowd too closely together. Costumed characters such as Mickey Mouse and Goofy aren't giving out hugs, but they are posing for pictures and waving from balconies and stages.
•••• Safety was key, as evidenced by the hand sanitizer stations every few feet and lines on the pavement, in shops and line queues reminding guests to keep well distanced.
•••• Disneyland has always been known for cleanliness. That is now stepped-up with cast members constantly wiping down handrails, tops of walls and areas where people may lean or randomly touch as they walk by.
•••• Added safety features also included plexiglass around cashier areas of kiosks. Because there is no indoor dining, there were more tables and chairs outdoors through the park where people could sit and eat. A reminder, too, that guests must be stationary when eating -- no more snacking while walking around or waiting in line for rides or on rides.
•••• Guests will be required to undergo temperature screenings with no-touch thermometers before entering the parks. Based on state health guidelines, anyone with a temperature of 100.4 F or higher will not be allowed entry, nor will anyone in their party.
•••• Facecoverings can only be removed when actively eating or drinking, but one must be stationary and physically distanced from others when doing so. The Disneyland website or app advise for acceptable face coverings.
••••When Disney closed its California parks on March 14, 2020, executives expected to reopen by the end of the month. But coronavirus continued to spread delaying opening date for over a year.
•••• For tickets and reservations, park hours, lists of rides, attractions and dining spots that are open, visit Disneyland.com or download the Disneyland app.
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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. In March 2021, Spike Lee was asked to be the head of the jury for the festival.
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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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• 102- Hacked streaming accounts on the dark web
By Brent Shelton
•••• NordVPN in teamed with cybersecurity researchers to discover stolen data records from 16 million computers worldwide, including credentials from Netflix and Spotify users. 
•••• What has been stolen? 174,800 streaming credentials were stolen and are now being sold online--61% were from Netflix users, 25% Spotify, 7% Amazon Prime and others from  Hulu, Vimeo, and Disney+.
•••• Who got affected the most? Half a million American internet users and more than a third of a million Canadians managed to download and install the malware that stole their credentials. 
•••• What happens to stolen accounts? Hackers commonly share streaming service credentials on the dark web for free, and eBay and other classifieds offer to get access to a streaming service for half the price. 
•••• "Stolen login credentials to streaming services are just a fraction of what has been leaked. Unencrypted files ended up on the dark web too. Customers can prevent this by using protection tools like NordLocker that encrypt data and keep it safe in the cloud," says Daniel Markuson, digital privacy expert at NordVPN.
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106- Court sides with Google in Oracle's epic API copyright case
•••• The United States Supreme Court weighed in on Google's long legal battle with Oracle, overturning a prior victory for the latter company that could have resulted in an $8 billion+ award.
•••• In a 6-2 decision, the court ruled on April 5, 2021, that Google didn't break copyright laws when it incorporated pieces of Oracle's Java software language into its own mobile operating system, presenting major implications for the software industry. Google copied Oracle's code for Java APIs for Android, and the case kicked off a years-long debate over the reuse of estalished APIs and copyright.
•••• In 2018, a federal appeals court ruled that Google did in fact violate copyright law by using the APIs and that its implementation didn't fall under fair use.
•••• "In reviewing that decision, we assume, for argument's sake, that the material was copyrightable. But we hold that the copying here at issue nonetheless constituted a fair use. Hence, Google's copying did not violate the copyright law," Justice Stephen Breyer wrote in the decision, which reverses Oracle's previous win. Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented.
•••• "Google's copying of the Java SE API, which included only those lines of code that were needed to allow programmers to put their accrued talents to work in a new and transformative program, was a fair use of that material as a matter of law," Breyer wrote.
•••• Google SVP of Global Affairs Kent Walker called the ruling, a "big win for innovation, interoperability & computing."
•••• Oracle had alleged in the decade-old case that Google infringed on copyrights related to using roughly 11,500 lines of code from the Java programming platform to develop Android. Oracle, which acquired Java in 2010 when it bought Sun Microsystems, sought $9 billion in damages, arguing that Google used the code without its permission.
••••In a blunt statement released after the decision, Oracle said Google "stole" Java and "spent a decade litigating as only a monopolist can. This behavior is exactly why regulatory authorities around the world and in the United States are examining Google's business practices."
•••••• Both Microsoft and IBM were among the industry heavyweights that had filed briefs backing Google in the case. They and others warned that ruling against the Mountain View, Calif.-based company could have profound consequences, stifling innovation and upending software development.
••••Oracle had garnered backing from the movie and recording industries as well as publishers, which favor expansive copyright protections to protect their profits from books, articles, movies, TV shows and music. The Trump administration had also backed Oracle.
••Since the fall, regulators in the United States have filed three lawsuits against the search and advertising giant -- including a broad antitrust case brought in December by more than three dozen states -- signifying a deepening unease with Google's profits and reach.
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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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• 102- Hacked streaming accounts on the dark web By Brent Shelton
•••• NordVPN in teamed with cybersecurity researchers to discover stolen data records from 16 million computers worldwide, including credentials from Netflix and Spotify users. 
•••• What has been stolen? 174,800 streaming credentials were stolen and are now being sold online--61% were from Netflix users, 25% Spotify, 7% Amazon Prime and others from  Hulu, Vimeo, and Disney+.
•••• Who got affected the most? Half a million American internet users and more than a third of a million Canadians managed to download and install the malware that stole their credentials. 
•••• What happens to stolen accounts? Hackers commonly share streaming service credentials on the dark web for free, and eBay and other classifieds offer to get access to a streaming service for half the price. 
•••• "Stolen login credentials to streaming services are just a fraction of what has been leaked. Unencrypted files ended up on the dark web too. Customers can prevent this by using protection tools like NordLocker that encrypt data and keep it safe in the cloud," says Daniel Markuson, digital privacy expert at NordVPN.
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101- SAG-AFTRA Mourns the Passing of Broadcaster Joe Krebs.
Award-Winning Journalist Served as National Board Member for Two Decades 
LOS ANGELES (April 6, 2021) -- Broadcaster Joe Krebs, who was a member of the SAG-AFTRA National Board and a recipient of the George Heller Memorial Award for union service, died this morning at the age of 78.
 
•••• "Joe was a true union man. His breadth of knowledge and experience was an enormous asset to SAG-AFTRA. The work he did in support of his fellow members and for the principles of fairness and justice will endure," said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. "Joe was also my friend and I will miss him dearly. I send my deepest condolences to his friends, family and loved ones."
 
•••• Krebs served as president of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists' Washington-Baltimore Local from 1997&endash;2009. At the conclusion of his service, Krebs was presented with the National AFTRA President Founder's Award. Krebs began his AFTRA National Board service in 2000 and was instrumental in the merger of Screen Actors Guild and AFTRA; he co-wrote both the new union's constitution and its dues structure. He went on to serve on the SAG-AFTRA National Board since the union's merger in 2012.
•••• Krebs had an extensive broadcast career, starting in 1970 with WFMY-TV in Greensboro, North Carolina, after graduating law school. He spent the last three decades of his career at WRC-TV in Washington, D.C., where he became a local institution. His work earned him numerous Emmys. He retired in 2012, but continued to serve the union, including chairing the National Broadcast Steering Committee.
••• In 2017, at SAG-AFTRA's third biennial convention, Krebs received the George Heller Memorial Award, which takes the form of a gold membership card and is given to those with an exceptional record of serving the union and its members. On April 1, 2021, he was awarded SAG-AFTRA's President's Award for meritorious service.
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115-Nominees for the 2021 Director Guild Awards announced
•••• The Directors Guild of America on Tuesday announced the feature-film and first-time director nominees for the 2021 DGA Awards. The feature-film director nominees are Minari's Lee Isaac Chung, Promising Young Woman's Emerald Fennell, Mank's David Fincher, Trial of the Chicago 7's Aaron Sorkin and Nomadland's Chloé Zhao.
•••• The winners will be announced at the 73rd Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, April 10, 2021, which will be a private virtual event for DGA.
•••• The Directors Guild of America Awards are issued annually by the Directors Guild of America. The first DGA Award was an "Honorary Life Member" award issued in 1938 to D. W. Griffith. The statues are made by New York firm, Society Awards.
•••• As of 2020, the guild had more than 18,000 members. The DGA headquarters are on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California, with satellite offices in New York and Chicago and coordinating committees in San Francisco, Chicago, and London.
•••• Not all Hollywood directors are DGA members. Notable exceptions include George Lucas and Robert Rodriguez. Quentin Tarantino directed six feature films before becoming a DGA member, in 2012. Those who are not members of the guild are unable to direct for the larger movie studios, which are signatories to the guild's agreements that all directors must be guild members.
•••• The guild has various training programs whereby successful applicants are placed in various productions and can gain experience working in the film or television industry.
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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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115- The 26th Critics' Choice Awards
will take place on March 7, 2021, 4 - 7, honoring the finest achievements of 2020 filmmaking, with a total of 72 nominations in film and television.
•••• The ceremony will be broadcast on The CW, alongside the television awards, with Taye Diggs hosting for the third consecutive time..
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For non-cable subscribers, The CW channel is on a number of live TV streaming services, including Hulu with Live TV, fuboTV, AT&T TV NOW and YouTube TV.
•••• The Critics Choice Association, formerly the Broadcast Film Critics Association is an association of approximately 250 television, radio and online critics. Founded in 1995, it is the largest film critics organization in the United States and Canada.
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Golden Globe Awards Nominations
2021

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TELEVISION

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Musical or Comedy
Don Cheadle - "Black Monday"
Nicholas Hoult - "The Great"
Eugene Levy - "Schitt's Creek"
Jason Sudekis - "Ted Lasso"
Ramy Youssef - "Ramy"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series -- Musical or Comedy
Lily Collins - "Emily in Paris"
Kaley Cuoco - "The Flight Attendant"
Elle Fanning - "The Great"
Jane Levy - "Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist"
Catherine O'Hara - "Schitt's Creek"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series -- Drama
Jason Bateman - "Ozark"
Josh O'Connor - "The Crown"
Bob Odenkirk - "Better Call Saul"
Al Pacino - "Hunters"
Matthew Rhys - "Perry Mason"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series -- Drama
Olivia Colman - "The Crown"
Jodie Comer - "Killing Eve"
Emma Corrin - "The Crown"
Laura Linney - "Ozark"
Sarah Paulson - "Ratched"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Bryan Cranston - "Your Honor"
Jeff Daniels - "The Comey Rule"
Hugh Grant - "The Undoing"
Mark Ruffalo - "
I Know This Much is True"
Ethan Hawke - "The Good Lord Bird"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Cate Blanchett - "Mrs. America"
Daisy Edgar-Jones - "Normal People"
Shira Haas - "Unorthodox"
Nicole Kidman - "The Undoing"
Anya Taylor-Joy - "The Queen's Gambit"

Best Television Series Drama
"The Crown"
"Lovecraft Country"
"The Mandalorian"
"Ozark"
"Ratched"

Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
"Normal People"
"The Queen's Gambit"
"Small Axe"
"The Undoing"
"Unorthodox"

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Helena Bonham Carter - "The Crown"
Julia Garner - "Ozark"
Annie Murphy - "Schitt's Creek"
Cynthia Nixon - "Ratched"

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
John Boyega - "Small Axe"
Brendan Gleeson - "The Comey Rule"
Daniel Levy - "Schitt's Creek"
Jim Parsons - "Hollywood"
Donald Sutherland - "The Undoing"

Best Television Series -- Musical or Comedy
"Emily in Paris"
"The Flight Attendant"
"Schitt's Creek"
"The Great"
Ted Lasso"

FILM

Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
"Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
"Hamilton"
"Music"
"Palm Springs"
"The Prom"

Best Motion Picture -- Drama
"The Father"
"Mank"
"Nomadland"
"Promising Young Woman"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

FILM

Best Motion Picture -- Foreign Language
"Another Round," Denmark
"La Llorona," Guatamala/France
"The Life Ahead," Italy
"Minari," USA
"Two of Us," France/USA

Best Screenplay -- Motion Picture
Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"
Jack Fincher - "Mank"
Aaron Sorkin -
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton
- "The Father"
Chloe Zhao - "Nomadland"

Best Original Song -- Motion Picture
"Fight for You" - "Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Hear My Voice" - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"IO SI (Seen)" - "The Life Ahead"
"Speak Now" - "One Night in Miami"
"Tigers & Tweed" - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"

Best Motion Picture -- Drama
"The Father"
"Mank"
"Nomadland"
"Promising Young Woman"
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"

Best Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Sacha Baron Cohen - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Daniel Kaluuya - "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Jared Leto - "The Little Things"
Bill Murray - "On the Rocks"
Leslie Odom, Jr. - "One Night in Miami"

Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture
Glenn Close - "Hillbilly Elegy"
Olivia Colman - "The Father"
Jodie Foster - "The Mauritanian"
Amanda Seyfried - "Mank"
Helena Zengel - "News of the World"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen - "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
James Corden - "The Prom"
Lin-Manuel Miranda - "Hamilton"
Dev Patel - "The Personal History of David Copperfield"
Andy Samberg - "Palm Springs"

Best Motion Picture -- Animated
"The Croods: A New Age"
"Onward"
"Over the Moon"
"Soul"
"Wolfwalkers"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Chadwick Boseman, - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Riz Ahmed - "The Sound of Metal"
Anthony Hopkins - "The Father"
Gary Oldman - "Mank"
Tahar Rahim - "The Mauritanian"

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Drama
Viola Davis - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Andra Day - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"
Vanessa Kirby - "Pieces of a Woman"
Frances McDormand - "Nomadland"
Carey Mulligan - "Promising Young Woman 

Best Actress in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Maria Bakalova - "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
Kate Hudson - "Music"
Michelle Pfeiffer - "French Exit"
Rosamund Pike - "I Care A Lot"
Anya Taylor-Joy - "Emma"

Best Actor in a Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy
Sacha Baron Cohen - "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
James Corden - "The Prom"
Lin-Manuel Miranda - "Hamilton"
Dev Patel - "The Personal History of David Copperfield"
Andy Samberg - "Palm Springs"

Best Director -- Motion Picture
David Fincher - "Mank"
Regina King - "One Night in Miami"
Aaron Sorkin - "
The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Chloe Zhao - "Nomadland"
Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"

Best Original Score
"The Midnight Sky"
"Tenet"

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.
•••• Produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the HFPA, the Golden Globe Awards are viewed in more than 210 territories worldwide
•••• Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be returning as co-hosts for the 78th Golden Globe Awards in 2021.
•••• Satchel and Jackson Lee, children of filmmaker and three-time Golden Globe nominee Spike Lee and producer and philanthropist Tonya Lewis Lee, will serve as the 2021 Golden Globe Ambassadors.
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115- Oscars scheduled for April 25, 2021, 'in- person ' from 'multiple locations'
•••• The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 93rd Oscars® ceremony will move to Sunday, April 25, 2021, as a result of the global pandemic caused by COVID-19. The show, which will air live on ABC, was originally scheduled for February 28, 2021.
•••• Academy Awards will take place 'in- person ' from 'multiple locations.' The Oscars have been at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre for 20 years -- but now the biggest ceremony in showbusiness is branching out.

108-Jeff Bezos Founder of Amazon will step down from his role as CEO.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will step down from his role as chief executive later this year and transition to the role of executive chair, the company said Tuesday. He will be replaced by Andy Jassy, who currently heads the company's cloud business, Amazon Web Services.
•••• Bezos has been Amazon's CEO since its founding in 1995. He oversaw its growth from an online bookseller into a $1.7 trillion global retail and logistics behemoth, which has also made Bezos into one of the world's richest people. Jassy has worked for Amazon since 1997 and currently serves as CEO of the company's cloud business, Amazon Web Services, its biggest profit driver. Bezos sees Amazone's financial results as an accumulation of invention.
•••• Amazon posted quarterly net sales of $125.6 billion, up 44% from the same period in the prior year and well ahead of the $119.7 billion Wall Street analysts had projected.
••••Net income in the quarter hit $7.2 billion - nearly double the $3.7 billion Wall Street predicted and more than double the $3.3 billion in income the company earned in the year-ago quarter.
•••••As for the full year, Amazon reported total net sales increased 38% to $386.1 billion, more than $6 billion more than analysts had projected. Net income for 2020 reached $21.3 billion, or $41.83 per diluted share, an increase of nearly 84% from a year earlier.
••••"Amazon is what it is because of invention," Bezos said in a statement. We pioneered customer reviews, 1-Click, personalized recommendations, Prime's insanely-fast shipping, Just Walk Out shopping, the Climate Pledge, Kindle, Alexa, marketplace, infrastructure cloud computing, Career Choice, and much more. ...When you look at our financial results, what you're actually seeing are the long-run cumulative results of invention."
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115- The Cannes Film Festival postponed
TCFF canceled altogether last year by the pandemic, is postponing this year's edition from May to July in hopes of having an in-person festival. Cannes organizers announced Wednesday that this year's festival will now take place July 6-17, about two months after its typical period.
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108- AT&T and Cox Media Group Reach New  Multi-Year Retransmission Consent Agreement
Deal Covers 26 CMG-Owned Stations in 20 Nielsen Designated Markets
Across DIRECTV, AT&T TV and U-verse Video Services
AT&T and Cox Media Group  ("CMG") have entered into a new multi-year retransmission consent agreement to provide CMG-owned local broadcast stations to customers of AT&T's video platforms across the country. All CMG stations have returned to any impacted AT&T homes. The agreement includes retransmission consent for all CMG-owned stations serving 20 Nielsen markets including: 

• Alexandria, LA
• Atlanta, GA
• Binghamton, NY
• Boston, MA
• Charlotte, NC
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115- The annual Sundance Film Festival is going virtual this year, Jan 8 - Feb 3
•••• The festival, which kicked off January 8, did not have the usual crowds strolling around Park City, Utah, roughing it through the cold and snow to get to various festival screeings, but there are still movies to have, panel talks and virtual events available to stream from the comfort of your own home of all the best independent cinemas has to offer in 2021.
•••Like the other big-time fests in Toronto, New York and elsewhere did in 2020, Sundance has gone virtual this year due to COVID but they're not skimping on on the cinematic goodness. This year's event features the world premiere of high-profile awards-season contender "Judas and the Black Messiah"; projects featuring stars like Tiffany Haddish, Constance Wu, Tessa Thompson and Nicolas Cage; a ton of documentaries featuring the glam-rock duo Sparks, Hollywood legend Rita Moreno, "Black Woodstock" and activist nuns; plus a modern, social-media-driven update of Shakespeare's "Romeo & Juliet." 
•••••There are over 70 screenings spread throughout the week. The festival ends on February 3.
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115- Coachella and Stagecoach festivals canceled, again
••• The Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival and Stagecoach festival, scheduled for three consecutive weekends in April 2021, at Indio's Empire Polo Club, have been cancelled.
••• According to an announcement by the Riverside County Public Health Office, the events were shuttered due to the pandemic.
••• New dates for the festival have not been announced. The event had been planned for April 9-11 and 16-18.•••
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Stagecoach, the popular country music festival that follows Coachella's back-to-back weekends, has also canceled its April 23-25 dates.••
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The postponement is the third time the massive two-weekend festival has had to change dates due to concerns over coronavirus. Last March, the festival's April dates with headliners Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and Rage Against the Machine were postponed until early October. Then, in June, the October dates were canceled as well.••
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2020 was the first year since 2000 that Coachella did not occur. The festival previously took a gap year break after its 1999 debut and its 2001 return.

Last week, Glastonbury Festival in England announced it was canceling its event planned for June 23&endash;27, and Billboard reported that Ultra Music Festival in Miami would cancel its planned March 26-28 return (the festival has not yet publicly announced it). Coachella may not, however, be off for the whole year -- last year a source at event producer Goldenvoice said there were conversations about moving it to October 2021, depending on how the coronavirus pandemic progresses.
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I115-NATPE%202021-200w.jpgRIS AWARDS recipients Kelly Clarkson, Jordan Wertlieb, Kevin Frazier and Entertainment Tonight honored at NATPE Virtual Miami.
•••• The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), honored the recipients for the 2021 Iris Awards. The ceremony took place as part of NATPE Virtual Miami on Thursday, January 21t. Magicians, entertainers, and scientific skeptics Penn & Teller ("Penn & Teller: Fool Us") served as hosts.
Award for Excellence in Performance: Kelly Clarkson, entertainer and host of The Kelly Clarkson Show
Lew Klein Award for Leadership: Jordan Wertlieb, President of Hearst Television Show Award for Career Achievement: Kevin Frazier, host of five-time Emmy Award-winning  Entertainment Tonight
Award for Excellence in Programming, Special or Series: Entertainment Tonight
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115- NATPE's 2021 Virtual Conference Slate Starting With National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) announced that the conference portion of the first international television event of the year will kick-off with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Chairman, Mark Lazarus, as opening keynote. Lazarus will be joined on stage by Hoda Kotb, Co-anchor of NBC News' "Today" and co-host of "Today with Hoda & Jenna," who will moderate the conversation.
•••• Due to circumstances surrounding the ongoing pandemic, NATPE Virtual Miami 2021 will be held entirely online as part of the organization's growing NATPE Virtual slate. The conference portion of NATPE Virtual Miami will take place January 19-22, with the marketplace open from January 19-29.
••••Attendees to the conference can expect four days of programming channels each with a different theme (Business, Audience, Content, Production). On each of those days, there will be programming blocks with different tracks. Every day will commence with The Big Opening, which includes the conversation with Mark Lazarus, followed by Station Groups, Streaming, and Series. NATPE Miami viewers will be able to easily tune into conference programming that meets their interests on a daily basis as if it were a TV network.
••••The packed line-up includes top content industry executives from AMC, A+E, Avalon, Canal+, CW, DirecTV, DMR, Eccho Rights, Endemol Shine, Entertainment Studios, FilmRise, FOX, Hearst Television Group, ITV Studios, LiveLike, Neilsen, Netflix, Premiere Digital, PBS, StudioCanal, Telemundo, Tubi, RMVISTAR, Starz, Universal Television, Univision, ViacomCBS, Vrio, The Walt Disney Company, Whip Media, and many more.
••••"This past year has been extraordinary by any imaginable measure and I want to reflect on the lives we have lost in our beloved industry and send loving thoughts to the family and friends of those, to this day, are still affected. While it wasn't possible to meet in person this year, we went to task to overcome video conferencing fatigue and provide a unique 'one click' experience where fresh content from all over the world will be showcased. The conference itself will provide endless opportunities for creativity and connection,"  said JP Bommel, President and CEO of NATPE.

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 -- 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.
•••• 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.
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114- Former City Council Tom LaBonge, known as Mr. Los Angeles, has died. By Josie Cory

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•••• Tom LaBonge, who served on the City Council from 2001 to 2015, died January 7. He was 67.
•••• LaBonge was known for his love and encyclopedic knowledge of the City of Los Angeles, its landmarks and public spaces. He had an outgoing personality and loved connecting to and engage people. He never missed the annual Christmas tree-lightening ceremony at the "Toluca Lake Open House" and was seen there every year even after his term as city council ended, said Josie Cory, publisher of TVI. The District 4 field office was then on Riverside Drive, and Pink's Hot Dogs had their stand in the parking lot. Cory remembers LaBonge, mingling with the crowd, guiding people towards Pink's for free hot dogs, and passing out cookies. He appeared in his element enjoying his constituents gathering for a happy pre-Chrisrmas community event.
•••• Besides being an avid photographer, and a major supporter of the Los Angeles Public Library and its photo collection and being supportive of the library's effort to digitize nearly 41,000 images, LaBonge was also proud of his involvement with the Sister Cities program, which connected Los Angeles with cities around the world, and his work in adding new walking trails, bike paths, soccer fields and stop signs, as well as the restoration of the Griffith Observatory. LaBongeTroy150w.jpg

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Tom La Bonge, left, and Troy Cory.

•••• During his time in office, LaBonge acknowledged he focused less on the finer points of public policy and more on delivering nuts-and-bolts city services. He took a special interest in trash pickup, working to remove furniture that was regularly deposited on the sidewalks of Silver Lake, Los Feliz, Hollywood, Hancock Park, Miracle Mile and other parts of his district. He was known that he could not pass a piece of trash on the sidewalk or in the park without picking it up. Labonge has been called the Huell Howser of L.A. politics, a spirit that was always optimistic and in love with the city."
•••• LaBonge was born Oct. 6, 1953, in Los Angeles and grew up in Silver Lake, the seventh of eight boys. His father, Robert LaBonge, worked for the Tidings, a Catholic newspaper, and his mother, Mary Louise was a homemaker.
••• A graduate of John Marshall High School and Cal State Los Angeles, LaBonge got his first taste of public service in 1974 with Mayor Tom Bradley's youth council. Two years later, he secured a job with Councilwoman Peggy Stevenson.
•••• In 1978, LaBonge began a 15-year stint with Councilman John Ferraro, whose district he went on to represent decades later. He ran for City Council in 1993 but lost to Jackie Goldberg, who had served on the school board. That same year, he became an aide to Mayor Richard Riordan. He also worked for a time at the Department of Water and Power.
•••• LaBonge, in a 2015 interview with KPCC-FM's John Rabe said that sometimes he gets criticized and they say "I'm not a visionary." "I'm an absolute visionary, and the vision comes from people, and how people feel about their city and where they live."
•••• A Los Angles Times article quoted LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn saying she did not know if anyone would ever love the city as much as LaBonge. 
•••• "He was and will always be Mr. Los Angeles."
•••• In addition to his wife Brigid, LaBonge is survived by his daughter Mary Catherine LaBonge and son Charles LaBonge, both of Los Angeles; as well as brothers Brian LaBonge of Glendale, Dennis LaBonge of Newport Beach, Robert LaBonge of Malibu, Timothy LaBonge of Desert Hot Springs and Mark LaBonge of Los Angeles.
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114- Larry King, legendary talkshow host, dies at 87
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114- Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda Died - By Gary Sunkin
••• Tommy Lasorda, who guided the Los Angeles Dodgers to two World Series titles and later became an ambassador for the sport he loved during his 71 years with the franchise, has died. He was 93.
••• Born Thomas Charles Lasorda (September 22, 1927 &endash; January 7, 2021) was an American professional baseball pitcher and manager. He managed the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1976 through 1996. He was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame as a manager in 1997.
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114- Record Producer of the 60s Phil Spector died
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106- A British judge blocked Julian Assange extradition to the United States
•••• British Judge Vanessa Baraitsere has blocked the extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the United States, saying he would not be safe in a U.S. prison due to his deteriorated mental state. In 2019, Assange was indicted in the United States on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act related to the publication of classified documents exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere.
•••• If extradited to the United States, he would have faced up to 175 years in prison. In a stunning decision, Judge Vanessa Baraitser said Assange would not be safe in U.S. prisons due to the state of his mental health. Judge Vanessa Baraitser said, quote, "I am satisfied that, in these harsh conditions, Mr. Assange's mental health would deteriorate causing him to commit suicide. … I find that the mental condition of Mr. Assange is such that it would be oppressive to extradite him to the United States of America," she said.
•••• United States said it would appeal the ruling.
•••••Press freedom advocates have campaigned against Assange's prosecution for years, arguing it would set a dangerous precedent for prosecuting journalists. The blocked extradition due to concern over prison safety rather than press freedom shows that "this is not the end of the road," says Assange legal adviser Jennifer Robinson. "This is still a terrible precedent."
•••• Ambassador Craig Murray, celebrated outside the London courthouse this morning saying, "Today, we are swept away by our joy of the fact -- the fact that Julian will shortly be with us. We have a judgment which I think makes an excuse to deliver justice, an excuse based on the appalling conditions in American prisons, an excuse based on the effect that would have on American mental health, and perhaps a sign -- perhaps a sign that the authorities are not prepared to follow through the persecution and destruction of a man for political reasons.
•••• Ambassador Murray continued saying, "Today is a victory for Julian. Today's victory is the first step towards justice in this case. We are pleased that the court has recognized the seriousness and inhumanity of what he has endured and what he faces. But let's not forget, the indictment in the U.S. has not been dropped. We are extremely concerned that the U.S. government has decided to appeal this decision. It continues to want to punish Julian and make him disappear into the deepest, darkest hole of the U.S. prison system for the rest of his life. That can never happen. We will never accept that journalism is a crime in this country or any other.
•••• Jameel Jaffer, founding director of the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, who says that while the decision is a "very significant victory" for Assange, the judge has largely sided with the U.S. prosecution.
•••• Asssange's attorney Jennifer Robinson, attended the hearing remotely from Sydney and stated that it is a welcome decision in the sense that the judge recognized in her judgment that sending -- that Julian should not be extradited to the United States, but on the narrow grounds that his extradition is oppressive, not for press freedom concerns, but because of the specific medical condition in his declining mental health and the specific prison conditions that he would face once returned to the United States, those being special administrative measures, which is effectively solitary confinement.
•••• This is still very concerning, and free speech groups should still be concerned. We will be looking more closely at the judgment in the coming days. But she agreed with the U.S. prosecution in all other matters, including in respect of the free speech arguments that we had raised about the application of the First Amendment, the unprecedented nature of this case, and the fact that Julian wouldn't get a fair trial once returned to the United States.
•••• So, while we are obviously pleased with the outcome -- I'm delighted for his partner -- and this has been a very long, 10-year battle for us, the fact that Judge Baraitsere has now decided not to extradite him is a positive one, but I think, for free speech groups, for journalists everywhere, this is not the end of the road. And it sets -- I think it shows that this is still a terrible precedent.
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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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•••• This year's Consumer Electronics Show had a different look.
Its rendition was all virtual, packing three days with glitzy presentations and newsy keynotes.
••• Normally thousands would pack the Las Vegas Strip to explore the newest and best the tech world has to offer. The CES floor is usually dominated by extravant exhibits from houshold names like Panasonic, LG, Samsung, Sony and others. Not so much now. However there was still plenty to discover. From robots and houseplants that could solve world hunger to smart weed breathalyzers and pandemic-fighting toilets.
•••Part of the charm of the industry celebration is discovering the hidden gems that will be the titans of tomorrow. Unfortunately, the decreased number of vendors -- there were about 2,000 online this time, compared to 4,500 who set up shop in Las Vegas last year -- probably means some of the underdog magic was lost under the bright lights.
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102- Virtual summit to rethink the future
REUTERS NEXT kicks off 2021 by gathering global leaders and forward thinkers to reimagine solutions to the challenges the new year brings.
•••• After the extraordinary upheavals of 2020, conference participants will take look ahead at opportunities for change and growth, as well as how to deal with the rifts and problems that our world an our societies face.
•••• No country, company or community can?tackle the future alone. To build a better world, thinkers and doers must come together to share ideas, collaborate and act.
•••• REUTERS NEXT draws on Reuters global reach to host diverse voices from around the world who will examine topics from different perspectives, bringing their passion, experience and expertise to find new ways forward.
Virtual Forum will take place on January 11-14. 2021.
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101- KISS THE GROUND documentary Film Available to Stream January 6 - 8 on YouTube
••• KISS THE GROUND virtual film screening sponsored by Big Picture Ranch, follwed by live Q&A on January 8 with filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebeca Tickell, moderated by L.A. Times film critic Mark Olson January 8 at 6 p.m. on You Tube.
••• Kiss The Ground, narrated by Woody Harrelson unveils a game changer, the possibility to reverse global warning and the Earth's soil as the solution. With epic footage shot on five continents, striking visuals from NASA and NOAA the domuntary conveys its critical message through the voices of leading scientist, ecologist, and experts including Nobel Laureates in climate, members of the International Panel on Climate Change, top scientists at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association (NOAA) as well as environments activists. Kiss the Ground artfully illustrates an accessible and relatively simple solution to humanit's greatest challenge.

101- KISS THE GROUND documentary wins its 25th Film Festival Award todate.
LOS ANGELES, CA. -- The critically-acclaimed environmental feature documentary, KISS THE GROUND, recently garnered its 25th film festival award after the Red Nation International Film Festival (RNIFF) bestowed its humanitarian honor, the Chief Dan George Award, to directors Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell (Oscar® short list for "Fuel," Official Selection Cannes Film Festival for "The Big Fix") acknowledging their contributions and commitment to environmental justice. To date, KISS THE GROUND has been invited to 46 film festivals as an official selection, including the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival.
•••• The Red Nation International Film Festival's Chief Dan George Award is its humanitarian award named for the famous Canadian actor, author, and activist who is known for his advocacy for First Nations and environmental rights, and as the first Native American to earn an Academy Award® nomination for his supporting role in "Little Big Man" (1970).  Previous recipients of the award include filmmaker Theda NewBreast and Dr. Jane Goodall.

The KISS THE GROUND trailer is available on YouTube,KISSTHEGROUNDMOVIE.COM
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102- Virtual summit to rethink the future
REUTERS NEXT kicks off 2021 by gathering global leaders and forward thinkers to reimagine solutions to the challenges the new year brings.
•••• After the extraordinary upheavals of 2020, conference participants will take look ahead at opportunities for change and growth, as well as how to deal with the rifts and problems that our world an our societies face.
•••• No country, company or community can?tackle the future alone. To build a better world, thinkers and doers must come together to share ideas, collaborate and act.
•••• REUTERS NEXT draws on Reuters global reach to host diverse voices from around the world who will examine topics from different perspectives, bringing their passion, experience and expertise to find new ways forward.
Virtual Forum will take place on January 11-14. 2021.
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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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106- SAG-AFTRA proposes 1998 Digital Millenium Copyright Act update
LOS ANGELES -- SAG-AFTRA thanks Chairman Tillis for spearheading a yearlong review to update the now over 20-year-old Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). Tillis introduced the discussion draft of the Digital Copyright Act (DCA) of 2021. The DMCA came out in 1998 and was supposed to balance copyright interests with technology interests, but it has failed to keep pace with changes in technology.
 •••• Tillis' review clarified what we have long known, there are far too many deficiencies and inequities, and the DMCA is ripe for improvement. We look forward to reviewing the proposed draft and working with all stakeholders to get this invaluable legal framework right for the 21st century. 
 •••• SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, "Strong copyright protections are critical to our members and their ability to reap the benefits of their performances. We rely on copyright owners' fully exploiting their work to ensure our collectively bargained residuals payments, and corresponding health and pension plan contributions, remain intact. The world of entertainment has evolved dramatically in the digital era. Our copyright laws must evolve to keep pace, and they must be crafted to allow the creative community to thrive alongside the technology community. At present, they thrive at our expense. We thank Chairman Tillis for putting together this forward looking draft."
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108- Genie Gateway - Pay with your own phone number
Check21VPOSGateway.jpgSome customers still like to use traditional checks, but to save time and money new technology has allowed those paper checks to be converted into a digital version known as Check21. This is a fast, secure, and efficient way to offer an additional payment option to merchants while saving on transaction fees that are higher when accepting debit and credit cards.
•••• Check21 is the new way for you to receive payments for all your goods and services! Get Real-Time processing AND payment, 24x7x365, from any customer with a valid US checking account &endash; whether they buy in person, online, or by cell phone.
•••• Genie Gateway holds the Key to Unlocking a Wide-Open Opportunity by using its patented technology to create a unique environment where customers can communicate and send and receive payments, globally, in real-time through Telecommunications, eCommerce, Cable TV, and High Speed Internet, integrated on one platform into One Unified Solution.
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107- Nathan Stubblefield Speaks
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106- Proclamation by Wallace G. Wilkinson, former Governor of Kentucky
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By Harvey Geller
•••• In Life's current Bicentennial issue, radio checks in, at #86 on the hot "100 Events That Shaped America," 19 buttons behind Bell's telephone. Erroneously, Life lists Guglielmo Marcon's dots and dashes as the first wireless broadcast, a fable echoed by the World Almanac and Encyclopedia Britannica. It's a forgivable mumpsimus, since the evidence offered on the following pages has not, until now, appeared in any national publication.
•••• The birth of broadcasting is a bizarre soap opera saga, a lacrymal legend of mystery, machination, ephemeral enshrinement, decline, disillusionment and disaster. It's denouncement dissolves six miles north of Murray, Kentucky, in a two-room shanty constructed of pine and cornstalks, where radio's uncelebrated architect is discovered 48 hours after his death, his records scattered, his equipment destroyed, his brain partly eaten by rats. Even local radio fails to mention his demise. He is Nathan Beverly Stubblefield, the man history over-heard and then overlooked.
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102- Nathan B. Stubblefield, the Man History Overheard
By Harvey Geller
•••• In Life's current Bicentennial issue, radio checks in, at #86 on the hot "100 Events That Shaped America," 19 buttons behind Bell's telephone. Erroneously, Life lists Guglielmo Marcon's dots and dashes as the first wireless broadcast, a fable echoed by the World Almanac and Encyclopedia Britannica. It's a forgivable mumpsimus, since the evidence offered on the following pages has not, until now, appeared in any national publication.
•••• The birth of broadcasting is a bizarre soap opera saga, a lacrymal legend of mystery, machination, ephemeral enshrinement, decline, disillusionment and disaster. It's denouncement dissolves six miles north of Murray, Kentucky, in a two-room shanty constructed of pine and cornstalks, where radio's uncelebrated architect is discovered 48 hours after his death, his records scattered, his equipment destroyed, his brain partly eaten by rats. Even local radio fails to mention his demise. He is Nathan Beverly Stubblefield, the man history over-heard and then overlooked.

"They all laughed at Christopher Columbus
When he said the world
was round:
They all laughed when
Edison recorded sound . . .
Ha, Ha, Ha -- who's got the
last laugh now?"
--Ira Gershwin, 1937

NBSPatent02AutoDraw108w.jpgWhen an inordinately eccentric young farmer suggested that he had invented a portable wireless telephone that could broadcast voice and music up over hight buildings and down through stone walls, most of Calloway County, Kentucky, chuckled. When he revealed his "crazy box, and odd assortment of batteries, rods, coils and kegs, they howled.
•••85 years after, their heirs are writing songs of love, christening radio stations, consecrating libraries and constructing memorial monuments in his infinite honor. The veneration is hardly widespread. 17,000 Murray, Kentucky, tobacco farmers may agree that Nathan B Stubblefield was the first man on earth to transmit and receive the human voice without wires. But most of our world is unacquainted with his improbable name and even his proponents are unaware of the precise date of his private discovery. Evidence points to a period between 1890 and 1892, at least seven years before Marconi sent the first wireless telegraph message across the English Channel.
••• Stubblefield's supporters maintain that telegraphy is far different from telephony; that they are, I fact, diverse discoveries. Wireless telephone is hip-to-shore radio, the walkie-talkie, the citizen band and portable radio, the mobile phone, the audio arm of television, rheostats, rectifying tubes, filaments, dials, microphones, AM and FM radio and every broadcasting booth on earth--not Marconi's Code signals.
•••Marconi's name is linked with Stubblefield's by Trumbull White in a book called The World's Progress, published in 1902. "Of very recent success are the experiments of Marconi with wireless telegraphy, an astounding and important advance over the ordinary system of telegraphy through wires. Now comes the announcement that an American inventor, unheralded and modest, has carried out successful experiments of telephoning and is able to transmit speech for great distances without wires . . the inventor is Nathan B. Stubblefield."
NBSBernardWindowWiFi108w.jpg•• "This Fellow Is Fooling me."
•••"Hello, Rainey," according to Dr. Rainey T. Wells, founder of Murray State College, was the world's first radio message. Testifying before an FCC commission in 1947, Rainey explained that he had personally heard Stubblefield demonstrate his wireless telephone as early as 1892.
•••"He had a shack about four feet square near his house from which he took an ordinary telephone receiver, but entirely without wires. Handing me these, he asked me to walk some distance away and listen. I had hardly reached my post, which happened to be an apple orchard, when I heard 'Hello, Rainey' come booming out of the receiver. I jumped a foot and said to myself, 'This fellow is fooling me. He as wires somewhere.' So I moved to the side some 20 feet but all the while he kept talking to me. I talked back and he answered me as plainly as you please. I asked him to patent the thing but he refused, saying he wanted to continue his research and perfect it."
•••Dr. William Mason, Stubblefield's family physician, described a day during that same year when Stubblefield "handed me a device in what appeared to be a keg with a handle on it. I started walking down the lane . . . from it I could distinctly hear his voice and a harmonica which he was broadcasting to me several years before Marconi made his announcement about wireless telegraphy."
•••••• Stubblefield was born in Murray, Kentucky, 1860 the son of Attorney and Mrs. William Jefferson Stubblefield (Capt. Billy). In his teens he was reportedly an omnivorous student and researched everything available on the new science of electricity. When Alexander Bel phoned Tom Watson on March 10, 1876, to say "Come here, Watson; I want you," Stubblefield was already experimenting with vibrating communication devices. In 1888 (Patent #378,183) he invented a vibrating telephone. The Murray News Weekly carried this item: "Charlie Hamlin has his telephone I fine working order from his store to his home. It is the Nathan Stubblefield patent and is the best I have ever talked through."
•••Stubblefield manufactured and patented batteries which he later described as "the bedrock of all my scientific research in raidio" (his spelling).
•••••• "I have been working on this, the wireless telephone, for 10 or 12 years," he told a St. Louis Post-Dispatch correspondent in January, 1902. "This solution is not the result of an inspiration or the work of a minute. It is the climax of years. The system can be developed until messages by voice can be sent and heard all over the country, even to Europe. The world is it limits."

/Images-00kudoad+/680Cov=Amazon108w.jpg"Diamonds as Large a Your Thumb."
•••With the new industrial and scientific epoch at hand and the first Roosevelt in the White House, Stubblefield built his broadcasting station, a tiny workshop on the front porch of his modest farmhouse. It was barely wide enough to hold the transmitter and one char. The transmitting mechanism was concealed in a box four feet hight,tow and a half feet wide, one and a half feet deep. "In that box," said Stubblefield, "lies the secret of my success." Five hundred yards away was the experimental receiving station, a dry-good box fastened to the foot of a tree stump.
•••The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter noted that Stubblefield's 14-year-old son, Bernard, was left on the porch wile h and the inventor walked to the stump. The writer picked up a receiver and heard spasmodic buzzings and then: "Hello. Can you hear me? Now I will count ten. One-to-three-four-=five-six-seven-eight-nine-ten. Did you hear that? Now I will whisper." Later Bernard whistled and played the mouth organ.
•••"I heard as clearly as if the speaker were only across a 12-foot room" wrote the newsman.
•••When the article appeared on January 10, 1902, Stubblefield was besieged by capitalists, financiers, stock-jugglers, hucksters and hawkers. Dr. Mason recalled seeing a $40,000 check for a part interest in the invention, as titans of industry "wearing diamonds as large as your thumb" scuttled up industry dirt roads to Stubblefield's flinty farm.
•••"You and I will yet add luster to the Stubblefield name," wrote Nathan to his cousin, Vernon.
•••He refused all propositions, including one for half a million dollars. "It is north twice that," he insisted, entrusting only his son, Bernard, with the secret of his mysterious keg. On occasion he repelled over-inquisitive visitors with a shotgun.
•••Invited by leading scientist, he traveled with his trunk of mystery to Washington, D.C., where he demonstrated the practicability of his contrivance from the steamship Bartholdy on the Potomac to crowds along the river bank. On Decoration Day, 1902, he broadcast words and music form the Belmont Mansion and Fairmont Park in Philadelphia to hundreds of statesmen, investors and newsmen. He obtained patents in England, the U.S. and Canada.
•••• In the Canadian patent is a drawing of a "horseless carriage" with a broadcasting set, presaging the auto radio by 30 years. But perhaps even more remarkable are notations that by reversing a switch one could change a broadcasting station into a receiving apparatus.
•••• Articles appeared in major newspapers throughout the world acclaiming him as the distinguished inventor of the wireless telephone and a celebrated scientific genius. At lease one extravagant reporter suggested that Stubblefield ad crated "the world's greatest invention."

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•••• There are three conflicting theories on how this farmer-inventor sowed the wind of immortality and reaped the whirlwind of oblivion. His cousin, Vernon, claimed the invention was stolen

"Will I ever see my trunk again?" Stubblefield scribbled on the back of an old map after he returned from Washington.
•••• "All his valuables were in that trunk," said his cousin.
•••• Perry Meloan, newspaper editor of Edmonton, Kentucky, an ear-witness to the first public demonstration in Murray, declared that Stubblefield was inveigled into a partnership in the Wireless Telephone Company of America, located at Broadway 11, New York. Learning that the firm was not interested in perfecting his creation but merely in selling stock unscrupulously, Stubblefield returned home. "Damn rascals," was his bitter comment to friends, and he advised them to withdraw their investment in his project. Soon after, he renounced his wife, nine (5 surviving) children and all relatives and built his hermitage gut in Almo, six miles from his family farmhouse. That farmhouse later mysteriously burned to the ground.
•••• His son, Bernard, joined the Westinghouse Electrical Corp., the firm that introduced the commercial radio. Did Bernard utilize his father's secrets to produce those early sets?
•••• Wireless lights appeared in the trees and along the fences guarding Stubblefield's crudely constructed shanty and, according to neighbors, voices, apparently coming from the air, were heard by trespassers. "Get your mule out of my cornfield," Stubblefield's wireless voice was hard to say in the night.
•••• He curtly refused the aid of friends. "He was never insane," they insisted, "only queer."
•••• Robert McDermott found the body of Nathan Stubblefield on March 30, 1928. "Death due to starvation," was Dr. Mason's conclusion. In a unmarked grave in Bowman's cemetery, one and a half miles form Murray, Stubblefield lies alone.
•••• In 1930 a memorial to "the first man to transmit and receive the human voice without wires" was dedicated at Murray State Teachers College campus, less than 100 feet from the charred ruins of the world's first broadcasting station.
•••• In 1962 his tragic life was dramatized in an epicedial folk opera, The Stubblefield Story, composed by Murray State professor Paul Shahan and Mrs. Lillian Lowry and performed in the campus auditorium.
•••• Murray's only radio station, 1 1000-watt outlet, broadcasts "middle of the road and some rock music as well," according to owner Fransuelle Cole. Book-ended between Bruce Springsteen's "Borne to Rune" a a live commercial for Kroger's grocery, on hears. "You are tune to WNBS, 1340 on your radio dial in Murray, Kentucky: the birthplace of radio."
•••• The stations call-letters, not accidentally, are Stubblefield's initials.
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Troy Cory remembers his friend, rock pioneer Little Richard
•••• Back in the days of Specialty Records, Art Rupe, Larry Williams, Sonny Bono, Lloyd Price, René Hall, Robert "Bumps" Blackwell and Little Richard, Troy remembers his friend Little Richard as having been a force to wrecken with. Pianist Larry Williams was one of the first black "rock 'n roll stars" for Specialty and the young teenybopper Troy Cory-Stubblefield was signed up as the label's first white artist.
•••• Little Richard (Richard Wayne Penniman) passed away Saturday, June 9, at his family home in Tullahoma, Tennessee. He was 87 and had been battling bone cancer.
••••In early 1956, he formed an honored foundation of rock. Richard was one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's inaugural inductees in 1986, and he received the Recording Academy's lifetime achievement award in 1993.
•••• The Georgia native exerted profound influence on the Beatles and many other legends to follow, including James Brown (who succeeded him in one of his early bands), Jimi Hendrix (one of his backup musicians in the mid-'60s) and Bruce Springsteen.
••••His first top hit (1956) "Long Tall Sally," made the top 10, and was joined there later by "Jenny Jenny," "Keep a Knockin' " and "Good Golly, Miss Molly," and "Tutti Frutti." Richard's other notable singles were "Rip It Up," "Slippin' and Slidin' (Peepin' and Hidin')" and "Lucille. Most of his songs bore his credit as a co-writer.
•••• In the mid-'50s he met R&B star Lloyd Price, who advised him to contact his label, Specialty Records. Richard sent a demo tape to the Los Angeles company, whose owner, Art Rupe, was looking for someone to compete with Atlantic Records' new sensation Ray Charles.
••••Sensing some potential in the urgent voice on the crude tape, Rupe signed Little Richard and dispatched producer Robert "Bumps" Blackwell to record him in New Orleans in September 1955, with the cream of the city's studio players, including saxophonist Lee Allen and drummer Earl Palmer.
•••• Later Richard began recording religious music, and in 1962 he took an offer to tour England singing gospel songs. But when he saw the audience response to Sam Cooke, one of his opening acts, he dusted off the old hits. Little Richard was back.
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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- "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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• 101- 27 million tune into Easter Message of Hope from Milano, Italy - Andrea Bocelli livestreams coronavirus message
••••Andrea Bocelli would not be stopped by a pandemic from delivering a little hope on Easter Sunday.
•••Invited by the city of Milan, the Italian opera star on Sunday morning livestreamed a solo performance on YouTube -- "Andrea Bocelli: Music for Hope" -- from the city's main cathedral, the Duomo di Milano, with 27 million people around the world tuning in.
•••• Showing sweeping views of the centuries-old city of Milano, the video's introduction carried Bocelli's voice-over Easter message, also a reference to the coronoavirus outbreak that has ravaged his country and weighs on most of the world.
••••"I believe in the strength of praying together. I believe in the Christian Easter, a universal symbol of rebirth that everyone whether they are believers or not truly needs right now."

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••• In a statement, Bocelli expressed how much of an emotional performance this was in terms of not only the holiday but also the state of the world during this crisis. 
••••"I will cherish the emotion of this unprecedented and profound experience, of this Holy Easter which this emergency has made painful, but at the same time even more fruitful, one that will stay among my dearest memories of all time. That feeling of being at the same time alone -- as we all are in the presence of the Most High -- yet of expressing the voice of the prayer of millions of voices, has deeply impressed and moved me."
•••In the empty cathedral backed only by organist Emanuele Vianelli, Bocelli ran through a program that included performances of "Panis Angelicus," "Ave Maria," "Sancta Maria," and ending with "Amazing Grace" in front of the magnificent Duomo di Milano, the seat of the archbishop of Milan.
•••• Images of other global landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Venice and New York were also a part of the presentation.
•••• On the YouTube page, there is also a link to the singer's Andrea Bocelli Foundation (ABF) GoFundMe campaign that aims to help hospitals purchase personal protective equipment necessary to protect local medical staff.
•••• Note: Italy suffered approximately 160,000 Coronavirus infected cases and more than 20,000 deaths.
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104- Germany to issue coronavirus antibody certificates
•••• Germany will issue coronavirus antibody certificates to allow quarantined to re-enter society. Researchers to test thousands for immunity as Berlin plans exit strategy for pandemic lock down.
•••• German researchers plan to introduce coronavirus 'immunity certificates' to facilitate a proper transition into post-lockdown life.
•••• The antibodies will indicate that the test participants have had the virus, have healed and are thereby ready to re-enter society and the workforce. ••••
•••• The researchers plan to test 100,000 members of the public at a time, issuing documentation to those who have overcome the virus and will use the information to determine how to properly bring the country's lockdown to and end, including re-opening schools and allowing mass gatherings.
•••• The immunity certificates are part of a research project being carried out at the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research in Braunschweig in coming weeks which will conduct blood tests to look for antibodies produced against the novel coronavius in the general public, reports German magazine Der Spiegel.
•••• "Those who are immune can then be given a vaccination certificate that would, for example, allow them to be exempt from any (lockdown-related) restrictions on their work," said Gerard Krause, the epidemiologist leading the project. 
•••• The test will give researchers a better idea of how many people have contracted the virus, with indications in Germany and elsewhere that large proportions of the population may have contracted it without knowing.
•••• The test is also an improvement on existing blood tests which would indicate a degree of immunity to coronaviruses, but not specifically to Covid-19.
•••• The project is yet to receive final approval but is expected to go ahead in April, with the first wave of results ready by the end of the month.
•••• Despite having the fifth highest number of infected cases anywhere in the world, Germany has one of the lowest death rates -- which has been at least in part credited to the government's proactive testing regime. 
•••• A German military plane yesterday took patients from eastern France, one of the worst-hit areas in the country, to Germany. A small group of patients from eastern France and Lombardy, in northern Italy, are already being treated in Germany. 
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108- Genie Gateway - Pay with your own phone number
Check21VPOSGateway.jpgSome customers still like to use traditional checks, but to save time and money new technology has allowed those paper checks to be converted into a digital version known as Check21. This is a fast, secure, and efficient way to offer an additional payment option to merchants while saving on transaction fees that are higher when accepting debit and credit cards.
•••• Check21 is the new way for you to receive payments for all your goods and services! Get Real-Time processing AND payment, 24x7x365, from any customer with a valid US checking account &endash; whether they buy in person, online, or by cell phone.
•••• Genie Gateway holds the Key to Unlocking a Wide-Open Opportunity by using its patented technology to create a unique environment where customers can communicate and send and receive payments, globally, in real-time through Telecommunications, eCommerce, Cable TV, and High Speed Internet, integrated on one platform into One Unified Solution.
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108- TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE receives 2019 Best of Toluca Lake Award
/2019TVI%20PubAward108x140p.jpgTOLUCA LAKE, December 17, 2019 -- TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE has been selected for the 2019 Best of Toluca Lake Award in the Magazine Publishers since 1956 category by the Toluca Lake Award Program.
•••• Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Toluca Lake Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Toluca Lake Award Program and data provided by third parties.
•••• The Toluca Lake Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Toluca Lake area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
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104- What to Know about Viruses
The virus is not a living organism, but a protein molecule (DNA) covered by a protective layer of lipid (fat), which, when absorbed by the cells of the ocular, nasal or buccal mucosa, changes their genetic code (mutation), and convert them into aggressor and multiplier cells.

* Since the virus is not a living organism but a protein molecule, it is not killed, but decays on its own. The disintegration time depends on the temperature, humidity and type of material where it lies.

* The virus is very fragile; the only thing that protects it is a thin outer layer of fat. That is why any soap or detergent is the best remedy, because the foam CUTS the FAT (that is why you have to rub so much: for 20 seconds or more, to make a lot of foam). By dissolving the fat layer, the protein molecule disperses and breaks down on its own.

* HEAT melts fat; this is why it is so good to use water above 25 degrees Celsius (77 Fahrenheit) for washing hands, clothes and everything. In addition, hot water makes more foam and that makes it even more useful.

* Alcohol or any mixture with alcohol over 65% DISSOLVES ANY FAT, especially the external lipid layer of the virus.

* Any mix with 1 part BLEACH and 5 parts water directly dissolves the protein, breaks it down from the inside.

* The virus is not a living organism like bacteria; we cannot kill what is not alive with antibiotics, but the virus quickly disintegrate its structure with everything mentioned above.

* NEVER shake used or unused clothing, sheets or cloth. While the virus is glued to a porous surface, it is very inert and disintegrates only between 3 hours (fabric and porous material), 4 hours (copper), 24 hours (cardboard), 42 hours (metal) and 72 hours (plastic). If you shake or use a feather duster on above materials, the virus molecules float in the air for up to 3 hours, and can lodge in your nose.

* The virus molecules remain very stable in external cold or air conditioners in houses and cars. Viruses also need moisture to stay stable, especially n darkness. Therefore, dehumidified, dry, warm and bright environments will degrade them faster.

* UV LIGHT on any object breaks down the virus protein.

* The virus CANNOT go through healthy skin.

* Vinegar is NOT useful because it does not break down the protective layer of fat on the virus.

* NO SPIRITS, NOR VODKA, help. The strongest vodka has 40% alcohol, and you need 65%.

* LISTERINE helps if it has 65% alcohol.

* The more confined the space, the more concentration of the virus. The more open or naturally ventilated, the less.

* Wash your hands before and after touching mucosa, locks, knobs, switches, remote control, cell phone, watches, computers, desks, TV, etc. And when using the bathroom.

* Use MOISTURISER to humidify hands which tend to be dry from so much washing. Virus molecules can hide in the micro cracks of dry hands. The thicker the moisturizer, the better.

* Also keep your NAILS SHORT so that the virus does not hide there.

TAKE CARE & STAY SAFE
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 112- SAG-AFTRA to Adopt Dues Extension Program for Members Impacted by COVID-19 Work Loss
 LOS ANGELES (Mar. 30, 2020) -- SAG-AFTRA today announced that it has developed a program to provide dues relief for SAG-AFTRA members during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
•••• Under the program, SAG-AFTRA members who are in a position to pay their dues in full are urged to do so upon receipt of their May semi-annual dues bill. Members experiencing financial hardship resulting from work stoppages related to COVID-19 will be granted a due date extension and an installment plan for those payments. As part of that relief, no late fees will be assessed and there will be no adverse impact on members' work eligibility during this time. 
•••• SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, "As working people, we know the great difficulties our members are facing. In order to relieve some of the financial stress so many people are dealing with at this time, the Finance Committee worked to provide much needed relief."
•••• "I also want to thank the Executive Committee for their rapid response and diligence in launching this program to quickly bring help to our membership," Carteris added.
•••• With production slowed or halted across SAG-AFTRA entertainment, television and commercials contract areas, it is crucial that the union is able to collect the greatest portion of revenue possible to ensure critical services continue without disruption. Members who can pay on time are encouraged to do so when they receive their bills. Those members who require relief may request an extension of the May 1 due date.
•••• In light of the extraordinary challenges all organizations are facing during this global pandemic, the Executive Committee also approved a resolution designating the union as being in a status of resource conservation. This status ensures that SAG-AFTRA resources are exclusively devoted to essential, core functions, such as residuals payment processing, contract negotiation and enforcement, and organizing. During this period routine and non-essential meetings and activities will be deferred.

 • About SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond. Visit SAG-AFTRA online at 
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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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106- Late-Night Talk Shows Canceled Tapings Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
The coronavirus outbreak is roiling the film and entertainment industries affecting Events, TV Shows, Movies, Sports, Theaters, Themparks, and more.
••The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, which was first identified in China in December, has had sweeping effects in the public health, business, and travel sectors, among others. And while the repercussions for the entertainment industry may seem to pale in comparison to the clear threat the virus poses to human life, the ripple effects do have implications for the people around the world who make a living producing and distributing movies, music, and more.
•••• The immense and lucrative Chinese film industry was hit almost immediately as movie theaters across the country were closed and major releases were delayed. Hollywood soon began to feel the effects too, and as time passes, the impact of the coronavirus on the global film and entertainment industries will certainly grow.
•••• Consequences of the outbreak on these industries could range from lowered attendance at film festivals and disruptions in film distribution to delayed or canceled movie releases and concert dates to curtailed on-location film shoots. Financial ramifications will likely be felt by studios, filmmakers, theater owners, and more for months or even years.
•••• Things are moving quickly as Americans respond to the burgeoning coronavirus crisis. With public health officials warning that the best way to contain the spread of the new virus is to disband large public gatherings, many pop culture events are being delayed or canceled -- from movie premieres sports championships to music festivals.
•••• Beyond late-night, Hollywood has acutely felt the impact of the pandemic this week as a slew of major events scheduled for the comings months have either been postponed canceled outright in accordance with public health recommendations against large gatherings where the virus could easily be spread. Studios and agencies across town have also widely implemented work-from-home policies to protect their employees, and a number of film and TV productions have been postponed or delayed
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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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101- L.A. Marathon taking precautions against coronavirus as 27,000 entrants expected - By Gary Sunkin
•••• On Sunday March 8th, the 35th annual Los Angeles marathon takes place. "All weekend activities are scheduled to take place as planned," a recent statement from the Los Angeles Marathon read. "Safety is always our first priority and our operations team has been in consistent dialogue with local authorities and monitoring developments related to all safety aspects of the marathon, including coronavirus."

•••• Health officials said the risk to exposure at the local marathon -- which will pass through Echo Park, Los Feliz and Silver Lake -- is "low" at this time.
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The LA Marathon (formerly the City of Los Angeles Marathon) is an annual running event held each spring in Los Angeles, California. The 26.219 mile (42.195 km) footrace, inspired by the success of the 1984 Summer Olympic Games, has been contested every year since 1986.
•••• Over the course of its 33-year history, the LA Marathon has become one of the largest marathons in the country with more than 25,000 participants, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of thousands of spectators.
•••• The historic race, which has seen unprecedented growth since introducing the iconic "Stadium to Sea" course, draws runners from all over the world to take a tour of Los Angeles running past every major landmark. The "Stadium to the Sea" route was not the original route: the original route ended at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, and a route around the turn of the millennium both started and ended in Downtown Los Angeles.
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According to the marathon's website, more than 27,000 athletes from all 50 states and more than 78 countries will set out from Dodger Stadium in an effort to reach the finish line in Santa Monica.

Coronavirus Prevention
••County health officials and race organizers said that they have taken steps to try to prevent the spread of coronavirus during Sunday's L.A. Marathon, including deferring entrants from countries deemed to have a high risk of exposure to the disease.
••• A "very small number" of entrants from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, South Korea and Iran have been deferred.
••• Entrants being screened at airports will be quarantined and won't be able to participate in the race if they show symptoms.
•••• Marathon officials said they deferred entries for people who live in countries where the U.S. Department of State has issued a "do not travel to" advisory, although they said it was a "very small number" of entrants, about 0.06% of the field. Entrants with a home address in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Italy, South Korea and Iran have been deferred.
•••• Murphy Reinschreiber, the chief operating officer for The McCourt Foundation, which runs the marathon, said the deferrals will be honored for next year's race.
•••• On race day, officials said they will have an increased number of hand- sanitizer stations at the race expo, start line, along the route and finish festival. They are also telling participants to follow public safety measures, including frequently washing their hands, using hand sanitizer and to stay home if they feel ill.
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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- "My Salinger Year," kicked off the Berlin Int'l Film Festival - 18 films are vying for the Golden Bear By Gordon Talbot
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- 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.
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• 106- Britain officially leaves the EU
•••• October 31, 2020 -- Britain has officially left the European Union after 47 years of membership, marking the end of an anguished chapter in the country's history.
•••• The departure comes 3 years after the country narrowly voted to walk away from the 28-nation bloc, which set rules for trade, farming, environmental protection and much more.
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114- SAG-AFTRA mourns the passing of Kirk Douglas
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LOS ANGELES (Feb. 5, 2020) -- SAG-AFTRA mourns the loss of SAG Life Achievement honoree Kirk Douglas, who passed away today at the age of 103. 
•••• Douglas' career spanned more than six decades and more than 80 films, including Spartacus, Lust for Life, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Man From Snowy River and The Final Countdown. A union member since 1942, Douglas was honored with the 35th SAG Life Achievement Award in 1998.
•••• "One of the last remaining legends of Hollywood's golden age, Kirk Douglas was an extraordinary actor. He was also a powerful voice who helped end the blacklist in our industry." said SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris. "With his extensive body of work, he made an indelible mark on cinema. But, as a true humanitarian, his lifelong dedication to quietly supporting worthy causes may have made an even greater impact. Kirk will be deeply missed and we send our condolences to his family, friends and fans."
••••Douglas was a generous philanthropist, donating millions of dollars to schools, hospitals and facilities that help the homeless. He also remembered his fellow performers. Douglas and his wife Anne gave more than $40 million to the Motion Picture & Television Fund over their lifetimes and were responsible for the creation of a care facility for Alzheimer's patients. In 2015, in honor of Douglas' 99th birthday, the MPTF announced that it would build a new facility to be named in the actor's honor.
About SAG-AFTRA
SAG-AFTRA represents approximately 160,000 actors, announcers, broadcast journalists, dancers, DJs, news writers, news editors, program hosts, puppeteers, recording artists, singers, stunt performers, voiceover artists and other entertainment and media professionals. SAG-AFTRA members are the faces and voices that entertain and inform America and the world. A proud affiliate of the AFL-CIO, SAG-AFTRA has national offices in Los Angeles and New York and local offices nationwide representing members working together to secure the strongest protections for entertainment and media artists into the 21st century and beyond.
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108- Genie Gateway - Pay with your own phone number
Some customers still like to use traditional checks, but to save time and money new technology has allowed those paper checks to be converted into a digital version known as Check21. This is a fast, secure, and efficient way to offer an additional payment option to merchants while saving on transaction fees that are higher when accepting debit and credit cards.
•••• Check21 is the new way for you to receive payments for all your goods and services! Get Real-Time processing AND payment, 24x7x365, from any customer with a valid US checking account &endash; whether they buy in person, online, or by cell phone.
•••• Genie Gateway holds the Key to Unlocking a Wide-Open Opportunity by using its patented technology to create a unique environment where customers can communicate and send and receive payments, globally, in real-time through Telecommunications, eCommerce, Cable TV, and High Speed Internet, integrated on one platform into One Unified Solution.
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115- Grammy Awards focuses on new stars
•••• 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. 
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115- OSCAR Nominations
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, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

Academy Award Nominations

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

ACTRESS IN A
SUPPORTING ROLE
Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"
Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"
Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"
Florence Pugh, "Little Women"
Margot Robbie, "Bombshell"

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING
ROLE
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"

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
South Korea, "Parasite"
Spain, "Pain and Glory"
France, "Les Misérables"
North Macedonia, "Honeyland"
Poland, "Corpus Christi"

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)
"In the Absence"
"Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)"
"Life Overtakes Me"
"St. Louis Superman"
"Walk Run Cha-Cha"

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
"American Factory"
"The Edge of Democracy"
"Honeyland"
"For Sama"
"The Cave"

ORIGINAL SONG
"I'm Standing With You," "Breakthrough"
"Into the Unknown," "Frozen II"
"Stand Up," "Harriet"
"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," "Rocketman"
"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away," "Toy Story 4"

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World"
"I Lost My Body"
"Klaus"
"Missing Link"
"Toy Story 4"

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
"The Irishman"
"Jojo Rabbit"
"Little Women"
"The Two Popes"
"Joker"

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
"Marriage Story"
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
"Parasite"
"Knives Out"
"1917"

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Antonio Banderas, "Pain and
Glory"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood"
Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"
Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker"
Jonathan Pryce, "The Two Popes"


ACTRESS IN A
LEADING ROLE
Cynthia Erivo, "Harriet"
Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage
Story"
Saoirse Ronan, "Little Women"
Renée Zellweger, "Judy"
Charlize Theron, "Bombshell"

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

PRODUCTION DESIGN
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
"The Irishman"
"1917"
"Jojo Rabbit"
"Parasite"

CINEMATOGRAPHY
"1917"
"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
"The Irishman"
"Joker"
"The Lighthouse"

COSTUME DESIGN
"Once Upon a Time...
in Hollywood"
"Little Women"
"The Irishman"
"Jojo Rabbit"
"Joker"

SOUND EDITING
"1917"
"Ford v Ferrari"
"Star Wars: The Rise of
Skywalker"
"Once Upon a Time...
in Hollywood"
"Joker"

SOUND MIXING
"1917"
"Ford v Ferrari"
"Once Upon a Time...
in Hollywood"
"Ad Astra"
"Joker"

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
"Dcera (Daughter)"
"Hair Love"
"Kitbull"
"Memorable"
"Sister"

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
"Brotherhood"
"Nefta Football Club"
"The Neighbors' Window"
"Saria"
"A Sister"

ORIGINAL SCORE
"1917," Thomas Newman
"Joker," Hildur Gu?nadóttir
"Little Women," Alexandre Desplat
"Marriage Story," Randy Newman
"Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker," John Williams

VISUAL EFFECTS
"Avengers: Endgame"
"The Lion King"
"Star Wars: The Rise of
Skywalker"
"The Irishman"
"1917"

FILM EDITING
"The Irishman"
"Ford v Ferrari"
"Parasite"
"Joker"
"Jojo Rabbit"

 


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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

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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- Winners

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FILM

Best Motion Picture -- drama: " 1917"
Best Motion Picture -- musical or comedy: "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Best Actor -- musical or comedy: "Taron Egerton, "Rocketman"
Best Actress -- musical or comedy: Awkwafina, "The Farewell"
Actor in a motion picture -- drama: Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker"
Actress in a motion picture -- drama: Renée Zellweger, "Judy"
Best supporting actor in a motion picture: Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"
Best director: Sam Mendes, "1917"

Best screenplay: "Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"

Best original song: "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin for the movie "Rocketman"

Best original score: Hildur Gu?nadóttir, "Joker"
Best animated feature film: "Missing Link"
Best foreign-language film: "Parasite"

TELEVISION

Best television series -- drama: Olivia Colman, "The Crown"
Best television series -- musical or comedy: "Rami Youssef, "Ramy"
Best Actress in a televion series, musical ror comedy: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, "Fleabag"
Best actor in televsion series,drama: Brian Cox, "Succession"
Best actress in a television series -- drama: Olivia Colman, "The Crown"
Best actor in a television series -- musical or comedy: Rami Youssef, "Ramy"
Best miniseries or television film: "Chernobyl"
Best actor in a miniseries or television film: Russell Crowe, "The Loudest Voice"
Best actress in a miniseries or television film: Michelle Williams, "Fosse/Verdon"
Best supporting actor in a series, miniseries or television film: Stellan Skarsgard, "Chernobyl"
Best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or television film: Patricia Arquette, "The Act"

Golden Globe Awards Nominations
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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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SAG AWARDS Winners
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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106- 1.1 BillJury Award to Caltech
•••• A Los Angeles jury on Jan 29, awarded $Billion damages to Caltech in litigation alleging that Apple and Broadcom infringed on four of the university's patents related to wireless data transmissions. Apple Inc. and Broadcom Inc. must pay $1.1 billion in damages for infringing Caltech patents on Wi-Fi technology, a federal jury in Los Angeles ordered.
•••• The federal jury in downtown Los Angeles ordered Apple to pay $837 million while Broadcom was hit with a $270.2-million verdict, according to lawyers for Caltech. The school sued the technology companies over patents related to wireless data transmissions.
•••• The California Institute of Technology issued a statement saying it appreciates the jury's thoughtful attention throughout the trial. "We are pleased the jury found that Apple and Broadcom infringed Caltech patents."
•••• "As a nonprofit institution of higher education, Caltech is committed to protecting its intellectual property in furtherance of its mission to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education."
•••• It's the biggest jury verdict of any kind so far this year and the sixth-largest patent verdict of all time, according to Bloomberg data.
•••• Lawyers for the two companies have denied infringing the patents and said the school wasn't entitled to significant damages even if they were using the inventions.
•••• Apple said it plans to appeal the Caltech verdict. Broadcom said that it also plans to appeal, and that it disagreed with the factual and legal basis for the verdict.
•••• Caltech filed suit in 2016, alleging that Apple products including iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple Watches and Mac computers used Broadcom's components, which allegedly infringed on Caltech's patents. e Watches and Mac computers used Broadcom's components, which allegedly infringed on Caltech's patents.
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2020 Rose Bowl Game will kick off January 1, 2020 at 1:00 p.m.••••
•••• Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America's New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for 130 years.
•••• The 106th Rose Bowl Game between Washington Huskies vs Ohio State Buckeyes and presented by Northwestern Mutual will take place on January 1, 2020, at the Rose Bowl Stadium and will feature top teams from the Pac-12 and Big Ten known as "The Granddaddy" of Them All. The Rose Bowl Game is the oldest bowl game and kicked off a myriad college football legacies in 1902.
•••• The first Tournament of Roses football game, which was the first post-season football game in the nation, was staged at Tournament Park on January 1, 1902. The game matched the West Coast's Stanford against Midwestern Michigan. (The teams would later become members of today's Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences, respectively.) Michigan routed Stanford, 49-0, prompting the football contest to be replaced with Roman-style chariot races inspired by the literary classic Ben-Hur. Football was permanently reinstated as part of the Tournament's traditions in 1916.
•••• The exclusive agreement among the Tournament of Roses Association, the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference was born in 1946, and the first game played under the agreement took place on January 1, 1947. The pact is the oldest intercollegiate postseason bowl agreement between two major conferences in the United States.
•••• This collegiate classic has been the occasion of many firsts. The Rose Bowl Game was the first local radio broadcast of an East-West bowl game in 1926, the first transcontinental radio broadcast of a sporting event in 1927, the first local telecast of a college football game in 1948, the first national telecast of a college football game in 1952, the first coast-to-coast color telecast of a collegiate football game in 1962, and the first College Football Playoff Semifinal in 2015.
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101- OREGON AND WISCONSIN TO PLAY IN THE ROSE BOWL GAME - By Gary Sunkin
•••• Since 1890, the Tournament of Roses has produced America's New Year Celebration, bringing the traditions of the Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game to Pasadena and the world for nearly a 131 years.
•••• The Oregon Ducks, champions of the Big Ten Conference, and Wisconsin, champions of the Pac-12 Conference, will play in the 106th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual at 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET, on January 1, 2020, at the Rose Bowl Stadium.
GARY Rose Bowl150w.jpg•••• ••No. 9 Washington is headed back to the Rose Bowl for the second time since a 34-24 victory over Purdue on Jan. 1, 2001.
•••••••The Wisconsin-Oregon play will mark the second time in five years that the Rose Bowl has featured the Pac-12 and Big Ten champions. The last time that happened was after the 2013 season, when Michigan State defeated Stanford, 24-20.
Back to Pasadena
•••• Pre-game festivities on January 1, will begin at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET). The game will be televised nationally on ESPN.
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101- Oregon Defeats Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl
•••• No. 6 Oregon defeated No. 8 Wisconsin, 28-27, in the 106th Rose Bowl Game. The Ducks (12-2) completed their fifth 12- win season in program history behind Justin Herbert's three rushing touchdowns and Brady Breeze's career defensive performance.
•••• Oregon won the Rose Bowl with a roster that includes more then 30 players who grew up in Sothern California within 70 miles of the Rose Bowld. Oregon just used kids from So LA to Norco to Rancho Ccamonga to Mission Viejo to defeat a bunch of behemohts from Wisconsin 28-27.
••• With about one-third Sothern Calfiornia kids, they beat Wisonsin despite being outgained 322 yard to 204 because they stole the ball four times and shut town the Badger in crunch time. With Soouthern California kids, Oregon won by playing the sort of thghnes that USC uesed to have.
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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 131sth 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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114- Pasadena resident Guido Meindl passed away December 28 (1939-2019)

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/2019TVI%20PubAward108x140p.jpgTOLUCA LAKE, December 17, 2019 -- TELEVISION INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE has been selected for the 2019 Best of Toluca Lake Award in the Magazine Publishers since 1956 category by the Toluca Lake Award Program.
•••• Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2019 Toluca Lake Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Toluca Lake Award Program and data provided by third parties.
•••• The Toluca Lake Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Toluca Lake area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
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•••• In 1989 the world's largest physics laboratory, CERN was a hive of ideas and information stored on multiple incompatible computers. Tim Berners-Lee envisioned a unifying structure for linking information across different computers and wrote an proposal in 1989 called "Information Management: A Proposal." By 1991 this vision of universal connectivity had become the Word Wide Web.

"Suppose all information stored on computers everywhere were linked . Suppose I could program my computer to create a space in which everything could be linked to everything."
-Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web

•••• Tim Berners-Lee wrote the first web browser in 1990 while employed at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. The browser was released to the general public in August 1991. The World Wide Web has been central to the development of the Information Age and is the primary tool billions of people use to interact on the Internet.

•••••"There are very few innovations that have truly changed everything." "The Web is the most impactful innovation of our time."
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101- Ken Burns' "Country Music"documentary film to premiere Sept. 15 on PBS-SoCal
KenBurns108w.jpg••••••••• COUNTRY MUSIC, a new 8-part, 16-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns, written by Dayton Duncan and produced by Duncan, Julie Dunfey and Burns, will premiere September 15, 2019 on PBS stations nationwide.

•••• The documentary will feature never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 100 country music artists. Viewers will hear the remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form as the documentary, chronicles country music's early days, from Southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California's honky-tonks and Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry." Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people. 

Photo r: /KBurnsJC-TC200w.jpgJosie Cory and Troy Cory-Stubblefield covered a sneak preview event of the film "COUNTRY MUSIC' at the Autry Mueum, July 27, 2019. for TVI (Television Int'l Magazine). After attending a roundtable interview with Ken Burns and producers, Troy Cory asked Burns during the reception if he is working already on any new projects and "yes" he replied, "future projects include Ernest Hemingway, Muhammad Ali, the Holocaust and the United States, Benjamin Franklin, Lyndon B. Johnson, the American Buffalo, Leonardo da Vinci, the American Revolution, the history of crime and punishment in America, the history of Reconstruction, and Winston Churchill, among others."
•••• Unfortunately no project plans of American inventor, Nathan B. Stubblefield of Kentucky, who broadcast voice (not signals) in 1892 with his 'Hello Reiney' addressed to Reiney T. Wells, who later became president of Murray State University.
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107- Country Artist Jerry Wallace remembered by his friends, and fans, but not by the Country Music Association By Josie Cory
2010/Imagespeople/JerryWallaceThanksObit108w.jpgThe CMA failed to pay tribute the year Jerry Wallace passed away by mentioning his name during the 2008 Country Music Award ceremonies. Jerry's musical gift was enjoyed by millions of fans and this writer felt the unfairness to this artist by the omission of his mention during the CMA's "In Memoriam." What a minor effort it would have been for the Country Music Association to acknowledge this gifted singer with a well deserved albeit small credit.
••• What brought Jerry Wallace to mind is Ken Burns' recent broadcast of his 8 episode "Country Music" film, that dives deep into the roots and evolvement of country music with never-before-seen footage and photographs. Much like the music itself, the film tells unforgettable stories of hardships and joys shared by everyday people. Remarkable stories of the people and places behind a true American art form as the documentary, chronicles country music's early days, from Southern Appalachia's songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California's honky-tonks and Nashville's "Grand Ole Opry."
••• A documentary eight years in the making and and looked forward to by many with anticipation, the film did not fail to impress. Millions joined the viewing sharing the sentiment of Meredith Vieira when she stated "I watch all things Burns."
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First Country Music album by 25 great country music artists
Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
• • The original Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum opened on Music Row (Music Square East and Division Street) on April 1, 1967. The LP record album was produced and released to help honor those artists pictured on front.
• • On behalf of the Country Music Association, it was Martin Gilbert and Troy Cory with the help of Jerry Wallace who selected both the Nashville recordings on the album, which included, non-Nashvillians: Lefty Frizzell, Tex Ritter, and Merle Travis.
• • As Jerry put it, "to add variety to the 25 all-Nashville related group of singers." Jerry along with Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys songs were not included on the album, which was one of the reasons why each track was edited to add a couple of non-Nashville country artists.
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Jerry's big hits in the 60s were,"Primrose Lane" was a top five million-seller, "There She Goes," - "Shutters And Boards" - "In The Misty Moonlight" - "Life's Gone And Slipped Away" all Top 20 singles.
• • Jerry was a big help to me at the time when I was promoting my Nashville single, "I Put your Picture Back in my Wallet," and "This One's On the House," said Troy Cory. We hit all the radio stations in town while he tried to show me how to pluck a record. An introduction by Jerry meant a guaranteed sure "play with his DJ buddies."
"Country Doctor Prescribes City Music"
• • Many musical evenings were spent at our Hollywood Hills home, when Jerry brought his musician friends like, Freddie Hart, Ray Peterson, the 'Queen Mother of Nashville,' Mae Axton, Stuart Hamlin, Chill Wills, and Hoyt Axton. It was during that time Jerry became the co-producer of the Country Hall of Fame LP record album, and helped in the choosing of the group of country stars selected as "Hall of Fame" honoraries.
vra681200LPDocCory108w.jpg• • Troy's Specialty Records and Mercury Records chart hits in the 60s, included: "Little Pink Toe," "Just One More Chance," and "Suzy McGregor." Jerry's music producer, Joe Johnson, the owner of Challenge Records, died of the results from a fall from a 7-story Nashville building. Troy later was on the BBC label.
• • In 1961, the CMA announced the creation of the Country Music Hall of Fame. The first three inductees, Jimmie Rodgers, Fred Rose and Hank Williams, were announced at a CMA banquet in November of said year. Bronze plaques, with the facial likeness and a thumbnail biography of each new member were cast in bas relief. They were unveiled at the Grand Ole Opry by Ernest Tubb. These plaques, and those for subsequent Hall of Fame inductees, were displayed in the Tennessee State Museum in Nashville until 1967.
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SANTA MONICA, October 2, 2017 -- Tom Petty dies
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•••• Troy Cory's Vine Street Video Center was Tom Petty's first choice to produce his first music videos in May of 1978. Other top rock artists such as Jackson Brown, Rod Stewart, Joni Mitchell, Warren Zevon, and Randy Meisner (the Eagles) also produced their first music videos at Troy Cory's Vine Street Stage in the late 70s.
•••In 2002, Petty was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
•••• Petty had just completed an extensive tour to mark the Heartbreakers' 40th anniversary. It concluded Sept. 25 with a three-night homecoming stand that sold out at the Hollywood Bowl. Click for More tviStory 114-s90- Tom Petty Dies

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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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101- Cory's Road to China;

TroyCoryChinaLogo108w.jpg ••• Troy Cory was among the first international entertainers and the first American entertainer to perform in the People's Republic of China, beginning in 1988. In itself a notable culture-historical feat, in view of China's closed door policies of the late 70s and well into the 80s. The PRC's administrative climate in comparison is much less restrictive now and China's open door policy enables many entertainers to introduce themselves to the populace Chinese audiences.
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• • Back in the 80s, as a goodwill ambassador representing the U.S.A., Troy Cory and his back-up dancers and singers, "The Brooke Sisters," were the first entertainers from the United States to appear in a full staged program in the People's Republic of China during the Shanghai TV Festival, and televised on China's National Television (CCTV), viewed by over 300 million people.• •BrookSistForbiddCity200w.jpg
• • It was there Cory met Jiang Zemin, then mayor of Shanghai, and who later became the 5th President of the People's Republic of China.The '88 Shanghai Concert was the beginnings of Troy's concert tours in China for the next two decades. The concerts, just to name a few, included the following cities: Shanghai, Beijing, Anshan, Harbin, Fuzhou and and Tsingtao (Qingdao)

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    In April 1956 TVI (TELEvisionFILM Magazine) debuted it's first edition with offices at 1580 Crossroad of the World, Hollywood, CA. In March, 1963, TVI hosted the first "Annual Festival of World TV Classics Award " at the Huntington Hartford Theater. Since 1956 TVI grew to command the print readership of television network executives in 142 countries on six continents, covering the industry of television, film, telecommunication and WiTEL. In the mid-90s Television International Magazine (TVI Magazine) went online as: tvimagazine.com

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Television Internatinal Magazine Founder, Sam Donaldson.
Samuel Andrew Donaldson became interested in broadcasting at an early age and, after graduating from New Mexico Military institute, majored in telecommunications at Texas Western. He immediately began working at local stations as a disc jockey, announcer and interviewer. While still in El Paso, he had his first taste of television, working as an announcer in the region's first television station.
•••• While attending graduate school at the University of Southern California, Donaldson met publisher Al Preiss, and they both formed TELEvisionFILM Magazine. Both seeing where the international television market was heading, the name was changed to Television International Magazine.
•••• In his book "Hold On Mr. President" Donaldson writes .... After getting my B.A., I went to the University of Southern California for a year of postgraduate work. This time I worked hard but didn't stick to it. Instead, I started a magazine in Hollywood all with five thousand dollars and a friend named al Preiss. We went first-class, letter press printing instead of offset, four-color ads instead of black and white. It soon became evident that we needed fifty thousand dollars, not five." Eventually Donaldson sold out to Al Preiss who continued publishing the magazine until his death in 1986. In 1987 The Cory's purchased the Magazine fro,m Al's widow Sylvia Preiss.
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Born in Waseca, Minnesota, Preiss began his career in the newsroom at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis as a sportscaster. He later moved to Los Angeles, where he began teaching television courses at the University of Southern California.
••• It was there, in 1955 when Al Preiss had a vision -- a vision that materialized in 1956, when he and his colleague Sam Donaldson launched TELEvisionFilm Magazine.
••• Both Al and Sam had an honest conviction that, "the television film industry had reached a stage where it needed a national publication that would analyze and put into focus -- the news, issues and problems which particularly concern the production and distribution of film for television.
••• When Al Preiss died in August 1986, the television industry lost an untiring advocate and a giant of a good friend. The tall, wonderfully amiable publisher truly seemed to do it all -- attending nearly every press conference, speech, convention and reception, and was never seen without his trademark clear plastic briefcase. You turned around at these functions and there was Preiss, taking notes, talking animatedly, telling stories, doing his job. One that he not only loved, but felt was necessary and important. He did it all with the help of his charming wife of 25 years, Sylvia, who was editor of the magazine during the years of 1985 and 1986.
••• The controlling interest of the magazine, with all of its archival history was purchased in 1987 by the Cory's.

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