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• 115- 2021 Roseparade canceled because of the coronavirus
115- The American Film Market resets 2020 Edition as online event
115- "We Are One' Online Film Festival"
will kick off on Youtube, May 29.
115- FILMFEST MÜNCHEN postponed to 2021
115- Cannes Film Festival Finally Admits:
"It Won't Happen This Summer"
115- Venice Film Festival is going forward as planned
115- Launch of MIPTV ONLINE+
115- NAB SHOW CANCELLS CONVENTION
115- MIPTV 2020 CANCELLED
115- Homage and Honorary Golden Bear 2020 for Helen Mirren
115- "My Salinger Year," kicked off the
Berlin Int'l Film Festival - 18 films are vying for the Golden Bear
115- Brad Pits wins his first acting OSCAR
OSCAR Winners of 1919
115- January awards month in Hollywood ends with 62nd GRAMMYs
• 115- Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, January 12
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CES, a Global Stage for Innovation, Jan 7 - 10th
115- OSCAR Nominations
"Marriage Story," "Once Upon a Time..." and "Parasite"
•••lead the 2020 Oscar nominations

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


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

115- The 86th Hollywood Christmas Parade
115- Dr.Oz rides as Grand Marshal in the 86th
Hollywood Christmas Parade
115- Audi sponsors AFI Fest Nov 9 -16
A115- American Film Market 2017
115- NAB Show, Javits Convention Center, New York, Oct. 18-19
"Created in New York Award" at 2017 NAB
115- MIPCOM, Cannes, France, October 16-19
115- Bayreuther Festspiele, Bayreuth, Germany July 25 - August 28
115- Western Food Service and Hospitality Expo, August 27-29
115- SIGGRAPH 2017 Honors Emerging Technology
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2021 Roseparade canceled because of the coronavirus
PASADENA, CA, (July 15, 2020) The 132nd Tournament of Roses Parade will not take place on Jan. 1, 2021, because of the coronavirus pandemic, parade officials announced Wednesday morning. It's the first time in 75 years that the parade has been canceled.
•••• The last time the parade was canceled since its inception in 1891, was only three times &endash; the wartime years of 1942, 1943 and 1945.
•••• "Like most people having never lived through a pandemic before parade officials initially hoped they'd be able to hold the parade safely but after weeks of assessment it became clear such a feat would be impossible. Instead the Tournament of Roses is looking into options for celebrating the new year in a new way.
•••• With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Governor Newsom's Phase IV re-opening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade.
•••• "The health and well-being of our parade participants and guests, as well as that of our volunteer members, professional staff and partners, is our number one priority," said Bob Miller, 2021 President of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association.
•••• While the parade itself is more than five months from now, the preparation for such a large event typically begins in February. "In addition to the advance planning required by our band and equestrian units, the construction of our floats takes many months and typically requires thousands of volunteers to gather in ways that aren't in compliance with safety recommendations and won't be safe in the coming months," said David Eads, Executive Director/CEO. "While we are extremely disappointed that we are unable to host the parade, we believe that not doing so will prevent the spread of COVID-19, as well as protect the legacy of the Rose Parade for generations to come."
•••• The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association also hosts the Rose Bowl Game each January 1. The planning for this year's Rose Bowl Game, which will serve as a College Football Playoff Semifinal, is still ongoing. "We continue to work with the College Football Playoff and our collegiate partners to explore what this year's college football season will look like amidst COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines. While the safety and well-being of the student athletes, university personnel and fans is our top priority, we remain hopeful that the Granddaddy of Them All will take place on New Year's Day," continued Eads.
•••• "I know that I speak on behalf of our 935 volunteer members, and the hundreds of thousands in our community for which the Rose Parade is an annual tradition, when I say we will miss the joy of coming together and the making of memories," said Miller. "But know that we will not miss this opportunity to celebrate a New Year and healthy new beginnings on January 1, 2021."
•••• "We all know what the Rose Parade means to us here in Pasadena, as well as to New Year celebrations around the world. To know that we won't get to experience this great tradition on January 1, 2021, is extremely disappointing. However, we also know that we must act responsibly to protect our community in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic," said Pasadena Mayor Terry Tornek. "We look forward to working with the Pasadena Tournament of Roses on their reimagined New Year celebration, as well as the return of the Rose Parade on January 1, 2022."
•••• In considering the options for the 2021 Rose Parade, the Tournament of Roses commissioned a feasibility and safety report for hosting the Rose Parade during the COVID-19 Pandemic, conducted by public health experts from the Keck School of Medicine of USC. That report showed that even with intensive effort to ensure compliance with public health measures such as six-foot distancing and face masks, it is likely that Rose Parade activities before, during and after the event would inevitably lead to large numbers of individuals (many of whom represent high risk groups for COVID-19 complications, such as retirees over age 60) in close proximity to each other, potentially, in some cases, without masks. This creates a high-risk environment for viral spread, including super-spreader events.
•••• Although the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association will not be hosting its 132nd  Rose Parade, they will celebrate the New Year on January 1, 2021. Working in conjunction with our broadcast partners and sponsors, the Tournament of Roses has plans underway for a new kind of New Year celebration for those across the country and around the world. "Each year, the country turns its eyes to Pasadena for America's New Year celebration and we plan to deliver on that important promise," said Eads. "We may not be able to host our traditional five-mile march down Colorado Boulevard, but we are exploring new and safe ways we can collectively share in the celebration, and we look forward to announcing further details about our exciting new plans in the coming weeks."
•••• Decisions regarding some other traditions, such as the crowning of the Tournament of Roses Royal Court, haven't been made yet. A spokeswoman said "in the next few weeks, we'll make an announcement about the Royal Court and the theme and the tournament leadership."
•••• The Rose Bowl football game on Jan. 1, however, is still planned, whether it is with a socially distanced audience or an empty stadium, Eads said.
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The American Film Market resets 2020 Edition as online event
•••• Los Angeles, CA -- The American Film Market (AFM®) will bring its 2020 edition online, the Independent Film & Television Alliance® (IFTA®) announced. AFM 2020 Online will run over five days, Monday, November 9 -- Friday, November 13, shifting one week later than originally scheduled, so as not to overlap with Election Day in the United States. This year will be the 41st market.
•••• "By making this announcement four months in advance, AFM's stakeholders can move forward and plan with certainty," said Michael Ryan, Chairman, IFTA and Partner, GFM Films. "AFM 2020 Online will give the global film community the opportunities that are always critical to our success -- to meet, share knowledge, collaborate, and discover tomorrow's films as they do every year in Santa Monica."

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

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

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

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

The Homage films:

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

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

Academy Award Nominations and
OSCAR Winners- 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FILM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TELEVISION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

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Golden Globe Awards Nominations
and Winners 2019

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FILM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TELEVISION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Outstanding drama series
WINNER: "Game of Thrones"

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

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

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

Outstanding variety sketch series 
WINNER: "Saturday Night Live"

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Outstanding directing for a drama series

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Oscar Winners

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Best Picture: "The Shape of Water"
Director: Guillermo del Toro | "The Shape of Water"
Actor: Gary Oldman | "Darkest Hour"
Actress: Frances McDormand | "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Supporting Actor: Sam Rockwell | "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri"
Supporting Actress: Allison Janney, "I, Tonya"
Original Screenplay: Jordan Peele | "Get Out"
Adapted Screenplay: James Ivory | "Call Me by Your Name"
Foreign Language Film: "A Fantastic Woman"
Animated Feature: "Coco"
Visual Effects: John Nelson, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Richard R. Hoover | "Blade Runner 2049"
Film Editing: Lee Smith | "Dunkirk"
Animated Short: "Dear Basketball" | narrated by Kobe Bryiant; directed by Glen Keane

Live Action Short: "The Silent Child" Documentary feature "Icarus" 
Documentary Short: "Heaven Is a Traffic Jam on the 405"
Score: Alexandre Desplat | "The Shape of Water"
Song: "Remember Me" by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez | "Coco"
Production Design: Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeffrey Melvin | "The Shape of Water"
Cinematography: Roger Deakins | "Blade Runner 2049"
Costume Design: Mark Bridges | "Phantom Thread"
Makeup and Hairstyling: Kazuhiro Tsuji, Lucy Sibbick and David Malinowski | "Darkest Hour"
Documentary Feature: "Icarus"
Sound editing: | Richard King and Alex Gibson | "Dunkirk"
Sound Mixing: Mark Weingarten, Gregg Landaker, Gary Rizzon | "Dunkirk"

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115-Oscars No Shows, 1960 - 2016
• Hollywood stars who snubbed the Academy Awards
Not everyone in Hollywood enjoys the gala event. Over the years, a handful of Hollywood A-listers have refused to attend the ceremony, and some who've sidestepped the show did so when they were up for awards of their own.
•••• From Katharine Hepburn to Will Smith, here are Hollywood stars who snubbed the Oscars.
•••• 2016 - Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith called for a boycott of the Academy Awards ceremony upon learning that the nominations, for the second year in a row, featured no actors of color. The actress and her superstar husband, Will Smith, were soon joined in the boycott by other Hollywood heavyweights including Oscar-winning directors Spike Lee and Michael Moore, while other stars -- including Oscar winners George Clooney and Lupita Nyong'o -- spoke out in support.
•••• 2003 - Peter O' Toole - In 2003, Peter O' Toole became the first actor to ever refuse an honorary Oscar. Maybe he did so out of pride. The legendary "Lawrence of Arabia" star, who'd been nominated eight times throughout his nearly 50-year career and lost every single time, wrote to the Academy, explaining, "I am still in the game and might win the lovely bugger outright. Would the Academy please defer the honor until I am 80?"
•••• The Academy responded by telling him stars like Paul Newman and Henry Fonda were given Honorary Oscars and went on to actually win one shortly after. O'Toole was sold, and happily showed up to accept his award.
•••2002 - Woody Allen though he's been nominated several times throughout his decades-long career, has never shown up to receive an Academy Award, explaining, "I have no regard for that kind of ceremony. I just don't think they know what they're doing. When you see who wins those things -- or who doesn't win them -- you can see how meaningless this Oscar thing is."
•••• Allen did make one appearance on the Oscars stage. In 2002, just six months after the September 11 attacks, the director presented a montage of films made in his beloved New York City.
•••• 1987 - Paul Newman was nominated six times from 1961 until 1982, and although he attended the ceremony many times, he never took home an award.
•••• Newman was nominated a seventh time in 1987 for "The Color Of Money." All bets were on him, but by that point, the actor was over it, and decided ahead of time he wouldn't attend the ceremony. "It's like chasing a beautiful woman for 80 years. Finally, she relents and you say, 'I'm terribly sorry. I'm tired,'" Newman explained.
•••• 1981 - John Gielgud, British actor, charmed audiences as the unflappable, acid-tongued butler Hobson in 1981's "Arthur," but the actor didn't bother showing up to the ceremony to accept his award when his name was called.
•• Gielgud, who throughout his eight-decade career nabbed two Oscars, three Tonys, an Emmy and a Grammy (among other honors) -- once said of awards shows, "I really detest all the mutual congratulation baloney and the invidious comparisons which they evoke.""
•••• 1974 - Katharine Hepburn holds a Hollywood record for being nominated 12 times and winning four Oscars over her long career, but she never attended the ceremony to hear her name called. "As for me, prizes are nothing," she once said. "My prize is my work." Hepburn made exactly one appearance at the Academy Awards in 1974 to present the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award to producer and friend Lawrence Weingarten. "I'm living proof that a person can wait 41 years to be unselfish," she quipped.
•••• 1973 - Marlon Brando caused a ruckus when he boycotted the ceremony in 1973 to call attention to Hollywood's misrepresentation of Native Americans. Brando, who won Best Actor honors that year for his performance in "The Godfather," had Native American civil rights activist Sacheen Littlefeather approach the podium to decline his award and give a protest speech on his behalf.
•••• 1970 - George C. Scott was the first actor to refuse to accept an Oscar. The legendary actor, who was nominated in 1970 for his gripping portrayal of Gen. George S. Patton in "Patton," telegraphed the Academy months before the ceremony to let them know he didn't want the award. On the night of the ceremony, presenter Goldie Hawn opened the envelope and cried, "Oh my God! The winner is George C. Scott," but the actor, true to his word, was home on his farm in upstate New York.
•••• Scott said of the Oscars, "The ceremonies are a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons." Oops!
•••• 1960 - Elizabeth Taylor, screen legend, was a frequent Oscar nominee, nabbing her first award for her role as a high-class escort in 1960's "Butterfield 8." Six years later, Taylor was poised to win again for her riveting performance opposite husband Richard Burton, who was also nominated, for "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" However, Burton had already lost four times at the Oscars and would almost certainly lose again, so both husband and wife boycotted the ceremony in protest -- though Taylor made up an excuse about Burton being afraid to fly back to the states from Paris. Taylor did win again and never issued a statement thanking the Academy.
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PASADENA, Calif. -- America clebrates the New Year with the 129th Rose Parade, presented by Honda
By Gary Sunkin
Rose Parade® Theme History in the 21st Century

2018 Making a Difference
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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• Read More -- 2018 Rose Parade Float Winners
Scores are based on criteria such as creative design, floral craftsmanship, artistic merit, computerized animation, thematic interpretation, floral and color presentation, and dramatic impact.
This year's judges -- María Eugenia Carrion, Bradley Kaye, and James Sutton -- reviewed each float during judging sessions that take place during the decorating stages before the parade. The judges used their scores from the judging sessions to determine the trophy recipients. Banners for each award-winning float will be carried in the parade by select members of the Tournament of Roses Troop, which includes Gold Award Girl Scouts and Eagle Scouts.
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101- Gary Sinise named 2018 Rose Parade grand marshal
PASADENA -- Actor Gary Sinise has been named the 2018 Rose Parade grand marshal for the famed New Year's Day event. The parade's theme is "Making a Difference."
•••• Sinise is known for his work with veterans' causes. The announcement was made by Tournament of Roses President Lance Tibbet. It will be the 129th Rose Parade and precedes the Rose Bowl football game.
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115- Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise to ride as Grand Marshal at the 129th Rose Parade
PASADENA, Calif. -- Actor and humanitarian Gary Sinise, who is most famously known for his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor in the landmark film Forrest Gump, was selected as the 2018 Tournament of Roses Grand Marshal. Sinise will ride in the 129th Rose Parade® presented by Honda, themed "Making A Difference" and participate in the pre-game celebration of the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual both are held on January 1, 2018.
•••Tournament of Roses President, Lance Tibbet, made the announcement at Tournament House in Pasadena. In his remarks, Tibbet referred to Sinise as someone making a difference in his community through his work with veterans.
••••"The 2018 theme, 'Making A Difference,' is a way to honor and celebrate all of the people in our communities, who quietly and without desire for reward or recognition, act in selfless, generous and kind ways to aid or benefit others. Gary Sinise is absolutely one of those people. Gary's humanitarian work with our defenders, veterans, first responders and their families over the years, embodies our theme to the fullest." shared Tibbet. "As members of a community, a country and a planet, we all have the ability, power and responsibility to help one another and as Gary likes to say.… we can always do a little more."
•••• Gary Sinise has been working in support of veterans for nearly forty years. His commitment started in the early 1980's when he began supporting local Vietnam veterans' groups in the Chicago area and co-founded the Vets Night program at the Steppenwolf Theatre. This program continues to this day and invites veterans to a free dinner and performance for each one of the plays produced at the theatre. 
••••Among his numerous film and television roles, it was his portrayal of Lt. Dan Taylor, which formed an enduring connection with servicemen and women throughout the military community.  Shortly after the film opened, Sinise was introduced to the Disabled American Veterans organization as they invited him to their national convention to present him with their National Commanders Award for playing the double amputee. Sinise's involvement with veterans has included volunteer work for the USO, performances with his band, the Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band entertaining troops around the world, and the creation of the Gary Sinise Foundation which was formed in 2011 with the mission to honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need.  
••••In recognition of his humanitarian work on behalf of veterans, Sinise has earned numerous distinguished awards including the Bob Hope Award for Excellence in Entertainment from the Medal of Honor Society, the Spirit of the USO Award, the Sylvanus Thayer Award from the West Point Association of Graduates, the George Catlett Marshall Medal from the Association of the United States Army (AUSA),and the Presidential Citizens Medal which is the second-highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation, among others.
About Gary Sinise Foundation
••••Gary Sinise Foundation was formed in 2011 with the mission to honor America's defenders, veterans, first responders, their families and those in need. Through its R.I.S.E. (Restoring Independence Supporting Empowerment) program, specially adapted smart homes are being constructed for severely wounded veterans nationwide. Each one-of-a-kind home is customized to ease the everyday burdens of a wounded hero, their family and caregivers. Other programs include Relief & Resiliency Outreach, Invincible Spirit Festivals, the Lt. Dan Band, Arts & Entertainment Outreach, Serving Heroes, and First Responders Outreach. Its latest program, Soaring Valor, is sending WWII veterans to The National WWII Museum and documenting their first-hand accounts of the war.
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115- The 86th Hollywood Christmas Parade 
••••• 2017 marks the historic 86th Anniversary of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, an American tradition. The Hollywood Christmas Parade is an annual parade that takes place on the Sunday after Thanksgiving in the Hollywood community in Los Angeles, California, United States. Grand Marshal of the 86th Parade is Mehmet C. Oz, of the "Dr. Oz Show."
••••••  The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade Featuring Marine Toys For Tots Foundation, is produced by Associated Television International and presented in association with The City of Los Angeles. It will be hosted by Erik Estrada, Laura McKenzie, Dean Cain and Montel williams, along with Dean Cain and Montel Williams, and special Co-Hosts Elizabeth Stanton and Garrett Clayton.
During the Red Carpet Arrivals Event at this year's live parade on Sunday, November 26th Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell will present this year's Parade Grand Marshal Dr. Oz with a Certificate of Recognition from The City of Los Angeles for his career accomplishments.

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 The annual live parade is held in the streets of Hollywood attracting more than one million people.
•••• The live parade features 5,000 participants, and will be taped for multiple nationwide network television broadcasts to be aired during the holiday season.  The parade will travel along a 3.2 mile U-shaped route starting at Orange Street and Hollywood Boulevard traveling east on Hollywood Boulevard to Vine Street, turning south on Vine Street to Sunset Boulevard, and then turning west on Sunset Boulevard traveling back to Orange Street.  Grandstand seats are now completely SOLD OUT. FREE Curbside Seating will be available along the parade route, starting at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, continuing along the rest of the parade route on Vine Street and Sunset Boulevard.
•••• The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will culminate with the much-awaited arrival of Santa Claus and His Reindeer, ushering in the holiday season, accompanied by two United States Marine Corps escorts.  Santa's Elves have adorned his ceremonial robe with snowflakes and thousands of Swarovski Crystals, in addition to weaving in 500 red crystals in the Poinsettia on Santa's hat.
•••• The 86th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will premiere as a two-hour primetime special on The CW Network on Friday, December 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT) and will be seen on Hallmark after The CW broadcast.  The parade will also air to more than one million American servicemen and women worldwide on the American Forces Network during the holiday season.  The parade will also feature a Special Tribute for Toys For Tots by Ludacris and Special Tributes to "The Young and the Restless" and "Days of Our Lives."

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The 18 Parade Sponsors are:
Ripley's Believe It Or Not -- Hollywood, celebrating their 100th Anniversary in 2018, is part of the Ripley's Entertainment worldwide.
Salvation Army
Marine Toys For Tots Foundation
Coalition to Salute America's Heroes (with at car transporting Emmy Award-winning Jack Scalia and Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Williams, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Rilakkuma
The Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Long Beach, CA
Paddington 2
The Australian Institute For Performing Arts
Easy Choice Health Care
Archibald Mouse

Charlie McNeal, Singer and Recording Artist
Calprivate Bank
Bank of
Knott's Merry Farm
501st Legion
Air Force Mini Jet Team
StarCarCentral.com
Miss Hollywood International Studios

The 7 Media Sponsors are:
The CW
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hallmark Channel
Planet Hollywood
Entertainment Tonight
Variety
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Dr. Oz rides as Grand Marshal in the 86th
Hollywood Christmas Parade
•••• Dr. Oz, surgeon and author, has won Nine Daytime Emmy® Awards for "The Dr. Oz Show" and is a professor of Surgery at Columbia University. He directs the Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital and performs 50 heart operations annually. His research interests include heart replacement surgery, minimally invasive surgery, alternative medicine and health care policy. He has authored over 400 original publications, book chapters, and medical books and has received numerous patents. He also has a magazine with Hearst "The Good Life", which was voted the hottest new publication in 2014.
•••• Dr. Oz was born in Cleveland, Ohio, raised in Delaware and received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University (1982) and obtained a joint MD and MBA (1986) from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Wharton Business School. He was awarded the Captain's Athletic Award for leadership in college and elected Class President twice followed by President of the Student Body during medical school. He lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife Lisa of 32 years and their four children, Daphne, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver and two grandchildren Philomena and John.
•••• Previously, Dr. Oz was a featured health expert on "The Oprah Winfrey Show"for six seasons, spanning over 60 episodes. He also served as chief medical consultant to Discovery Communications, where his "Transplant!" series won both a Freddie and a Silver Telly award. He has appeared on all the network morning and evening news broadcasts and guest hosted numerous shows. He also served as medical director of Denzel Washington's "John Q" and performed in the hip-hop video "Everybody" as part of the Let's Move Campaign.
•••• Dr. Oz authored seven New York Times Best Sellers, including "You: The Owner's Manual", "You: The Smart Patient", "YOU: On a Diet", "YOU: Staying Young", "YOU: Being Beautiful", "YOU: Having a Baby", "YOU: The Owner's Manual for Teens", as well as the award-winning "Healing from the Heart". He has a regular column in Oprah Magazine and Time, and his article "Retool, Reboot, and Rebuild" for Esquire magazine was awarded the 2009 National Magazine Award for Personal Service. He co-founded Sharecare.com which won "Best Medical App" award for AskMD in 2014.
•••• In addition to belonging to every major professional society for heart surgeons, Dr. Oz has been named Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People, Forbes' most influential celebrity, Esquire magazine's 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, a Global Leader of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, Harvard's 100 Most Influential Alumni, as well as receiving the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and AARP 50 Influential people over 50. He won the prestigious Gross Surgical Research Scholarship, and he has received an honorary doctorate from Istanbul University. He was voted "The Best and Brightest" by Esquire Magazine, a "Doctor of the Year" by Hippocrates magazine and "Healer of the Millennium" by Healthy Living magazine. Dr. Oz is annually elected as a highest quality physician by the Castle Connolly Guide as well as other major ranking groups.He is also an honorary police surgeon for New York City.
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115- Audi sponsors AFI Fest Nov 9 -16
The AFI Fest presented annually by the American Film Institute opens with 'Mudbound' and continues with a bounty of world cinema. It has become a favorite destination for moviegoiers seeking the newest and best that world cinema has to offer. Movie showings are held at the TCL Chinese Theatre Imax and CTL Chinese Thearters 6801 Holllywood Blvd., LA as well as at the Egyptian Theatre 6712 Hollywood Blvd., LA.
•••• The richness of this event's international scope is an earnest priority for the festival's director, Jacqueline Lyanga, and her team of programmer. Also, courtesy of robust event sponsorship, admission to all screenings is free. It's a way the AFI Fest keeps faith with its legacy -- a throwback to the old glory days of the institute's long-defunct Los Angeles International Film Exposition, a.k.a. Filmex, which from 1971 to 1987 was a notable local bastion of globe-trotting cinephilia.
•••• Until just a few days ago, the festival was expected to close with the Nov. 16 world premiere of Ridley Scott's hotly anticipated "All the Money in the World," but the film was yanked from the program by its distributor, Sony Pictures, in the wake of sexual assault allegations against Kevin Spacey, one of its stars. (As of now, the film is still set to open theatrically Dec. 22.) The last-minute change of plans cost AFI Fest one of its highest-profile attractions, but also spared it some potentially awkward headlines at a time when charges of rape and sexual harassment have engulfed the industry.
••••The show will feature more than 90 screening over the next eight days including a dazzling, 12-film Robert Altman retrospective. On Thursday night the festival got off to a vigorously applauded start with Dee Rees' "Mudbound," a sprawling, powerfully acted epic of racial discord set in the WWII-era American South. The film reaches Netflix and select theaters Nov. 17.
•••• One of the sacred dictates of the international film-festival circuit is that you can never have too much Isabelle Huppert, who received a tribute at AFI Fest last year en route to her Oscar nomination for "Elle." That theory is put to the test here by the inclusion of no fewer than three Huppert vehicles: "Happy End," another master class in art-house severity from Austria's Michael Haneke; "Claire's Camera," a Cannes-set curio from South Korea's prolific Hong Sang-soo (who also has another film in the festival, the absorbing "The Day After"); and "Mrs. Hyde," a new work from the French auteur Serge Bozon.
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American Film Market 2017
The American Film Market is considered the world's largest motion picture business event held each year at the beginning of November in Santa Monica, California. More than7,000 people attend the eight-day annual event to network and to sell, finance and acquire films. Participants come from more than 80 countries and include acquisition and development executives, agents, attorneys, directors, distributors, festival directors, financiers, film commissioners, producers, writers, the world's press all those who provide services to the motion picture industry.
••• Unlike a film festival, the AFM is a marketplace &endash; with over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space &endash; where production and distribution deals are closed. In just eight days, more than US$1 billion in deals will be sealed -- on both completed films and those in every stage of development and production.
••• Participants may view more than 500 screenings of 300+ films -- 29 new films every two hours. Titles range from big budget blockbusters that will be released by the major studios to lower budget art and genre films recognized at international film festivals.
••• With 7,000 attendees, 500 screenings, 300 exhibiting distributors, and the industry's largest Conference series, AFM is the pivotal destination for independent filmmakers and business people from all over the world.
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115- MIPCOM, he world's entertainment content market, takes place in Cannes, France, from 16-19 October
Paris -- MIPCOM 2017 is set to showcase a record number of exclusive International Screenings, including compelling original crime series, a Russian period drama, a blue-chip wildlife series, and some caustic comedy shows.

The 2017 MIPCOM International Screenings:
"The Lawyer," a drama set between Copenhagen and Malmö about a young defence attorney whose world unravels when he learns the truth about his parents' death, putting his professional career on a collision course with personal revenge. Presented by Studiocanal and Viaplay with key cast, Oscar-nominated producer Nicklas Wikström Nicastro, producer Joakim Hansson, and creator Jens Lapidus all due in Cannes.
•••• "The Road to Calvary," NTV Broadcasting Company's adaptation of Aleksey Tolstoy's novel, a tale of two sisters through the tragic times of 1914 -1919 encompassing World War I, the Russian Revolution, and civil war. One of two series presented as part of the Russian Content Revolution programme at MIPCOM.
•••• The other is mystery thriller "Gogol", presented by TV3 Channel, one of the most expensive projects on Russian TV, which adopted an innovative release pattern. The first part was released in cinemas in August, the next two feature-length episodes following in subsequent weeks before appearing on TV. The first film broke Russian box-office records. The series features Nikolai Gogol, the great Russian dramatist, who finds himself in the ghastly world of fairy tales from his native Ukraine.
•••• "La Zona", a first original production by Spanish premium pay-channel Movistar+ sold by Germany's Beta Film. It recounts the disastrous meltdown of a nuclear power plant in northern Spain, creating a contaminated no-go zone which forms the backdrop for a series of mysterious killings that seem as contagious as the radioactive fallout.
•••• "Blue Planet II", a follow-up to the series from BBC Worldwide, is a bold cinematic experience that takes viewers on a magical adventure across the planet's mighty oceans. Julian Hector, Head of BBC Studios Natural History Unit and Executive Producer, James Honeyborne will introduce this stunning series that reveals surprising new places and some extraordinary new animal behaviour.
•••• "Living the Dream" from ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Penned by BAFTA-nominated writer Mick Ford, a major new transatlantic comedy drama featuring an acclaimed cast including Philip Glenister ("Outcast," "Life on Mars"), who is scheduled to be in Cannes. Mal Pemberton (Glenister) decides to uproot his family from their lives in Yorkshire and move to sunny Florida to run a trailer park, but when they arrive, their dream life is not exactly what they imagined. 
•••• "Guest List" presented by SND - Groupe M6. When Agnes tells Alex on their wedding day that she is pregnant, it comes as quite a surprise, since he never revealed to her that he's sterile. As the night unfolds, Alex tries to get to the bottom of things, while guests reveal their own stories in this tender-yet-caustic series starring a great ensemble cast led by François-Xavier Demaison and Alix Poisson.
•••• "Tabula Rasa" from ZDF Enterprises, is a psychological thriller about Mie, a young woman with amnesia who is locked up in a secure psychiatric hospital. As the last person seen with a man who has vanished, she is both key witness and prime suspect in this mysterious disappearance. But Mie can't be released from the hospital until the man is found, which means she must reconstruct her lost memories and find her way back through the dark labyrinth of her recent past. Lead actress Veerle Baetens (Alabama Monroe) and writer-showrunner Malin-Sarah Gozin are due to be in Cannes to present the show.
•••• A haunting, sumptuous period thriller set in 17th-century Amsterdam, "The Miniaturist" tells the story of a house where beneath the lavish beauty lie forbidden passions and dangerous secrets. Produced for the BBC and Masterpiece in the US, the series is being sold by all3media international. The series, based on the best-selling novel is produced by The Forge ("National Treasure"), led by George Faber with Kate Sinclair producing. It features the cross-over movie talent of Romola Garai and Alex Hassel &endash; with Newcomer & Breakthrough award-winner Anya Taylor-Joy &endash; who will also be seen in "X Men" next year.
•••• Medical drama "Pulse", based on the true story of a transplant patient who alters the course of her life to become a doctor, is a gripping eight-part series featuring an internationally-renowned cast, presented by ABC Commercial and Screen Australia. Lead actresses Claire van der Boom and Pallavi Sharda ("Lion") will take part in a Q&A session following the screening, joined by the show's creators.
•••• An epic historical thriller set in 16th-century Seville, "The Plague" is a stunning new series from Movistar+, in which Mateo, a heretic who has been sentenced to death, must solve a series of murders against the backdrop of an epidemic to be absolved by the Holy Office and save his own life. Domingo Corral, Head of Original Programming, Movistar+, Telefónica, will introduce the screening.

•••• Global Screen is presenting two of its upcoming highlight programmes: brand-new, suspense-packed thriller series "Dementia" from Mexico, and a first exclusive preview of the latest season of "The Weissensee Saga" , the triumphant and gripping family saga with an international track record.
•••• "Morocco: Love In Times of War" from Beta Film, is an epic historical drama produced by Spanish powerhouse Bambu Producciones for Atresmedia. Set in the 1920s, it follows a group of inexperienced young ladies from the Spanish nobility sent to Morocco to provide much-needed medical support for the wounded in the Spanish-Moroccan war.

 This rich line-up of titles joins the previously-announced World Premiere TV Screenings of epic mystical historical series "Britannia" , presented by Sky Vision, written by Jez Butterworth and starring Kelly Reilly and David Morrissey; and MIPCOM Russian Content Revolution World Premiere TV Screening "Trotsky", a powerful new eight-part dramatisation of the life of the Russian revolutionary leader produced by Sreda for Russia's Channel One.
The MIPCOM 2017 Asian World Premiere features "Kurara: The Dazzling Life of Hokusai's Daughter", a brand-new drama about the life of the legendary Japanese print artist from NHK. In addition, Sony Pictures Entertainment is inviting MIPCOM delegates to an exclusive Pre-Opening World Premiere TV Screening of the highly-anticipated, new drama series, "Counterpart" , an espionage series about a mysterious world hidden beneath the surface of our everyday existence. In the presence of Academy Award Winner JK Simmons ("Whiplash," "La La Land"), Harry Lloyd, actor ("The Theory of Everything"), and creator and writer Justin Marks ("The Jungle Book"
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115- NAB Show - EXECUTIVES FROM DRAFTKINGS AND MCAFEE TO HEADLINE 2017 NAB SHOW NEW YORK OPENING SESSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The opening event for the 2017 NAB Show New York will feature Paul Liberman, chief operating officer and co-founder of DraftKings, the sports-tech entertainment platform, and Gary Davis, chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, a leading cybersecurity company. The session will focus on cybersecurity applications and implications for media and technology.
••••Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), NAB Show New York will take place October 18 - 19 at the Javits Convention Center in New York City.
••••Titled "DraftKings, McAfee and the Future of Cybersecurity," the opening session will focus on trends in digital security, including evolving threats and best practices for protecting the safety and privacy of businesses and customers. In an age of growing connectivity and online commerce, security is paramount in protecting businesses and consumers from fraud, theft of intellectual property, ransomware attacks, "fake news" scams, and hacking.
•••• "Ensuring safety and privacy is a daily priority for these two individuals and a growing concern for media and entertainment companies. These executives represent two companies that are leading the way by innovating and working with legal authorities to ensure that tech platforms are compliant," said NAB Executive Vice President of Conventions and Business Operations Chris Brown. "This session will provide critical insight on cybersecurity and how businesses can protect themselves from growing threats."
••••Paul Liberman, along with two coworkers from VistaPrint, founded DraftKings in 2012. The company started as a small operation out of Liberman's spare bedroom, and grew rapidly into the leading daily fantasy sports (DFS) platform it is today.
••••As chief consumer security evangelist at McAfee, Gary Davis partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Davis also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice.

About NAB Show New York
Produced by the National Association of Broadcasters and co-located with the Audio Engineering Society's East Coast convention, NAB Show New York will be held October 18-19, 2017 at the Javits Convention Center. With more than 8,806 attendees and 362 exhibitors, NAB Show New York showcases the best in next-generation technology for media, entertainment and telecom professionals with conferences and workshops focused on television, film, satellite, online video, live events, advertising, corporate A/V, production and post. For complete details, visit www.nabshowny.com.

About NAB
The National Association of Broadcasters is the premier advocacy association for America's broadcasters. NAB advances radio and television interests in legislative, regulatory and public affairs. Through advocacy, education and innovation, NAB enables broadcasters to best serve their communities, strengthen their businesses and seize new opportunities in the digital age. Learn more at www.nab.org.
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• Created in New York Award
WASHINGTON, D.C.-- Marvel Television Studio Heads Honored for the Creation of Industry-Defining Programming in New York City --
The Head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and Co-head Jim Chory will receive the inaugural Created in New York Award during the 2017 NAB Show New York at the Javits Convention Center on Wednesday, October 18. The award-winning television executive producers will also participate in a featured keynote discussion on NAB Show New York's Keynote Stage directly following their award presentation.
•••• The first-ever Created in New York Award honors the industry's most innovative leaders who produce great entertainment from that distinctive location. Loeb and Chory will be honored for building Marvel into a leading television studio. Popular series they are involved in include "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," "Marvel's Daredevil," "Marvel's Jessica Jones," "Marvel's Luke Cage," "Marvel's Iron Fist," and most recently, "Marvel's The Defenders," and the upcoming "Marvel's The Punisher" and "Marvel's Runaways."
••••"While turning Marvel Television into a powerhouse studio, both Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory proved it is possible to use one location &endash; in this case, New York City &endash; to evoke a wholly unique look and feel to multiple series," said Chris Brown, NAB executive vice president, Conventions and Business Operations. "We can't think of any two people more deserving of this honor as they continue to drive the industry forward through their innovations both on-screen and off."
••••Following the award presentation, Loeb and Chory will participate in a discussion on how Marvel translates its world-renowned IP to screens around the globe, the role that New York plays in their productions, and how they have grown Marvel into a prolific and leading television studio.
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115- Bayreuther Festspiele, Bayreuth, Germany July 25 - August 28

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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- On the Red Carpet at the Venice Film Festival 2017
VENICE, Italy -- Known as an awards-season launching pad, a bevy of Hollywood talent -- including Oscar winners George Clooney, Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Jennifer Lawrence and Octavia Spencer -- headed to the Venice Film Festival, which opened its 74th edition August 30.
Venice kicked off with Alexander Payne's Downsizing as the opening film in competition. Stars Jane Fonda and Robert Redford are to receive Lifetime Achievement Golden Lions at a September 1 screening.
Some of the Films presented on the Lido:
• "Downsizing"
A social satire directed by Alexander Payne and starring Mat Damon, Kristen Wiig and Hong Chau, in which Damon plays a man who agrees to have himself shrunk down in order to live luxuriously in a government resort, "shows a likable character whose life is different from our own, but whom we can find common cause with" and called it "an optimistic film."
"Suburbicon"
Damon will be doing double duty in Venice. In "Downsizing," he plays a man who agrees to have himself shrunk down in order to live luxuriously in a government resort, while in Clooney-directed "Suburbicon," he stars as the father of a well-to-do suburban family that finds itself caught in a spiral of violence. Julianne Moore, who last came to the festival in 2009 for Tom Ford's "A Single Man," also stars in Clooney's dark take on 1950s suburbia.
"Mother"
A third title Paramount is in competition in Venice: Darren Aronofsky's horror thriller "Mother!", for which Lawrence is Lido-bound along with Javier Bardem and Michelle Pfeiffer. All three Paramount movies will continue on from Venice to Toronto.
"The Shape of Water"
Fox Searchlight will launch two Golden Lion hopefuls: Guillermo Del Toro's Cold War-era fantasy "The Shape of Water," for which Octavia Spencer is jetting in, and dark thriller "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri," directed by Martin McDonagh ("In Bruges"), and starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and Sam Rockwell.
•••• Although the star wattage is high, what characterizes the fest's upcoming competition lineup is not the presence of potential Oscar bait but rather "a whole other range of different types of movies that are being made today around the world, which are not promoted and sustained, and that need Venice for this," says Venice Film Festival artistic director, Alberto Barbera.
• Festival Jury:
Annette Bening serves as President of the main Venezia 74 competition jury -- and as the first female to hold the post since 2006. The panel awards the major prizes including the Golden and Silver Lions and the acting Volpi Cups, among others.
•••• Jurists include Hungarian director and screenwriter Ildikó Enyedi, Michel Franco, who has won awards at Cannes for three of his films, British actress Rebecca Hall (Christine), French actress Anna Mouglalis (Leopardi ), Italian filmmaker Jasmine Trinca, who won the award for Best Actress; Edgar Wright, the British director and screenwriter of the iconic Three Flavours Cornetto Trilogy, whose film Baby Driver is currently showing in American theatres, and director, producer and screenwriter Yonfan, a well-travelled director who grew up in Taiwan and lives and works in Hong Kong.
•••• The biggest novelty at Venice this year is a new competitive section dedicated to works made for virtual-reality-viewing, the first-ever competition for VR works at a major film festival. It will be held in refurbished buildings on a tiny island close to the Lido that was a leper colony in the 15th century and has never before been open to the public.
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<115- Munich Filmfest 2017

CINEMERIT AWARD
•••• Since 1997, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN has honored outstanding personalities in the international film community for extraordinary contributions to motion pictures as an art form.•.
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The CineMerit Award 2017 went to actor Bryan Cranston
••• The 61-year-old actor was awarded the Cinemerit Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in film and television. He was joined by director Robin Swicord and Diana Iljine, the director of the festival.
••• "When you see your likeness tattooed on someone else's butt, you know you've made it," Bryan joked at the ceremony, according to TVI.
••• He also said he felt like the luckiest guy in the world to make a living as a working actor.  
••• Bryan Cranston became world famous for his turn as chemistry teacher Walter White, who becomes a ruthless drug lord in the series "Breaking Bad". He had already cut his comedic chops as the dad in sitcom MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE. In June, the acting phenomenoin will visit Munich to receive the CineMerit Award for his contribution to the art of film and present his new film WAKEFIELD.
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Past CineMerit Award Winners
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2016
Ellen Burstyn, Actress
2015
Rupert Everett, Actor
Jean-Jacques Annaud, Director
2014
Isabelle Huppert, Actress
Udo Kier, Actor
2013
Michael Caine, Actor
2012
Melanie Griffith, Actress
2011
Otar Iosseliani, Director
John Malkovich, Actor
2010
Abbas Kiarostami, Director
Mads Mikkelsen, Actor
2009
Michael Haneke, Director
2008
Julie Christie, Actor, Oscar-Winner
2007
William Friedkin, Director, Oscar-Winner
Kevin Kline, Actor, Oscar-Winner

2006
Barry Levinson, Director, Oscar-Winner
2005
Mario Adorf, Actor
2004
Alan Parker, Director
2003
Geraldine Chaplin, Actress
2002
Barbara Hershey, Actress
2001
Jacqueline Bisset, Actress
Manoel de Oliveira, Director
2000
Milos Forman, Director, Oscar-Winner
1999
Marin Karmitz, Producer
1998
Eric Pleskow, Producer, Oscar-Winner
Francesco Rosi, Director
1997
Susan Sarandon, Actress, Oscar-Winner
Jules Dassin, Director, Actor, Author

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