Member News 10/22/20

Posted by on October 22, 2020

Check out our Member News for the week of 10/15 -10/22!

Academy Museum Hires Jacqueline Stewart As Chief Artistic And Programming Officer

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The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced to hire Jacqueline Stewart as its Chief Artistic Programming Officer. Stewart served in the curatorial advisory committee for the museum's upcoming exhibition “Regeneration: Black Cinema 1898-1971”. She will be lead strategy and planning for the Academy’s Museum’s curatorial, education and public programming initiatives. Catch her also moderating “A TCM Presents Women Makes Film Discussion” at the Latino Media Fest 2020. 

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Channing Dungey Confirmed As Chairman Of Warner Bros. Television Group, Will Succeed Peter Roth

Channing Dungey has been named chair of Warner Bros. Television Group. Just stepped down as VP of Original Content and head of drama at Netflix. Her career and experience in television and film have prepared her to attract talent and work with high-profile showrunners. Dungey will oversee WBTV, the division that includes WP Pictures Group, HBO, Cartoon Network, TNT, TruTV, TBS, DC, consumer products, experiences, and gaming units.  

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Women In Film : Hire Her Back

Women In Film have launched their Hire Her Back initiative to shine light talented women in the screen industry whom been affected especially during crisis like COVID-19. In efforts to call for entertainment employers to take initiative to achieve gender and racial equality in the media and entertainment industry. In partnership with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) and Women in Film and Television Atlanta (WIFTA) are helping raise fund to provide grants to women in the screening industry who livelihoods have been affected by the pandemic. Learn more here.

Jorge Gutierrez Gets Acknowledgement for His Creative Impact in Animation Award

Courtesy of Variety

A one hour special was hosted by Nickelodeon to help showcase 10 animators to watch which consisted of the work behind the scenes. They discussed their crafts and creative processes to bring the animations to life. Gutierrez the award winner for Creative Impacts on Animation Awardee said, ‘My whole career, my dream has been to make an impact in cultural representation.’

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"Acuitzeramo" wins Best LGBTQ Short at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase at the American Pavilion in Cannes. 

Acuitzeramo has won Best LGBTQ Short at the Emerging Filmmaker’s Showcase at the American Pavilion in Cannes. An award well deserved, congratulations Miguel Angel Caballero ! Visit here to learn more.

"Ale Libre" Screening and Panel

RAICES and Working FIlms are co-hosting are presenting a virtual screening of the film Ale Libre to be followed by a panel discussion with director Maya Cueva, subject of the film Alejandra Pablos and moderated by community organized Nancy Meza. The films follows Alejandra - a criminalized organizer and unapologetic “imperfect” immigrant, while she prepares for one of the biggest event of he life, her deportation case. Taking place on Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30pm CT. You can RSVP here

Student Academy Awards 2020 Medalists Unveiled – Update

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science announced the awardees for the 47th Student Academy Awards. The 18 students and their projects have competed against domestic and international film school across the globe.

Congratulation to Rommel Villa Barriga, “Sweet Potatoes” for winning Bronze in Narrative (Domestic Film School) category. Barriga was also part of our 2020 Latino Media Fest Official Selection program.

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“The Others” Is Being Remade 

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The remake of Alejandro Amenabar’s film “The Other” is now in the process of development as Universal Pictures and Sentient Entertainment partner up. Sentient’s Renee Tab and Christopher Tuffin will produce alongside Aliwen Entertainment’s Lucas Akoskin. In 2001 the film became a surprise summer hit, starring kidman. Click here for more

VitacomCBS will be creating a TV Series Produced by Frida Torresblanco

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ViacomCBS International Studios has announced it will be creating a TV series about Italian female artist Artemisia Gentileschi. Producer Frida Torresblanco will be developing the project along with former Viacom International Studios UK Manager director, and now 66 Media Manager and Director Jill Offman. To read more visit here

NewFilmmakers Los Angeles Reveals 8th Annual Best of NFMLA Awards

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The nonprofit organization, NewsFilmmakers Los Angeles, announced nominees and winners for its latest awards events, representing highlights from NFMLA’s most recent season’s programming. Some highlight winners:  Best new filmmaker of the Year : Michelle Salcedo , Best Short Film, drama: Piel Canela (Cinnamon Skin). Best Cinematography: Enrico Silva, Manifestation. Read the full winners and nomines list here. 

Variety’s Creative Impact in Animation Honoree Jorge Gutierrez Expands Netflix Pact

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Variety named Jorge Gutierrez as an honoree for Variety's Creative Impact in Animation this year. Gutierrez's colorful animation films including "The Book of Life" and "El Tigre: The Adventure of Manny Rivera" are some of many of his projects. His upcoming project "Maya and the Three" will be premiering on Netflix in 2021! Read more here.