Partner News 8/13/20

Posted by on August 13, 2020

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Saturday at 4:45 pm | Join Diane Guerrero (Doom Patrol) and Ben Lopez (executive director of the National Association of Latino Independent Producers) as they discuss what it’s like being Latinx in Hollywood and how they harness the power of their voice to effect change. (15 minutes)

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Sundance Institute Announces $1 Million Grant Fund Recipients

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As artists and creatives find themselves out of work due to the pandemic, the Sundance Institute has initiated a plan to help those in marginalized communities that are disproportionally affected by coronavirus-related shutdown.

The Sundance Institute announced on Thursday the organizations that have been selected as part of their $1 million Sundance Institute Respond and Reimagine Plan, which redistributes funds to support artists who need urgent assistance, as well as organizations around the world who are working to support artists in marginalized communities.

Among the many organizations selected include.

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Disney Television Studios Rebrands Its Three Units As 20th Television, ABC Signature & Touchstone Television

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Disney Television Studios has launched a major rebrand of its three studios, 20th Century Fox Television, Fox 21 TV Studios and ABC Studios/ABC Signature. The move comes nearly 18 months after Disney’s $71.3 billion acquisition of key 21st Century Fox assets and seven months after the Disney-owned film companies — 20th Century Fox Studios and Fox Searchlight Pictures — dropped “Fox” in January to become 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures.

ABC Studios and its cable/streaming subsidiary ABC Signature, led by president Jonnie Davis, will merge into one studio entitled ABC Signature. Fox 21 Television Studios, led by president Bert Salke, will be renamed Touchstone Television. 20th Century Fox Television, led by president Carolyn Cassidy, will become 20th Television. Because they are all part of Disney TV Studios, the divisions also all dropped “studios” from their monikers.

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Disney+’s ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff Series ‘Rogue One’ Sets Adria Arjona To Co-Star With Diego Luna

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EXCLUSIVE: Adria Arjona is set to star opposite Diego Luna in Disney Plus Star Wars series based on the Cassian Andor character Luna played in the 2016 spinoff film Rogue One. Denise Gough, Genevieve O’Reilly, Stellan Skarsgard and Kyle Soller also are on board.

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ViacomCBS International Studios Names Cineflix Rights Executive Kate Laffey As Vice President

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ViacomCBS International Studios, the global production arm of ViacomCBS Networks International, has named Cineflix Rights executive Kate Laffey as its vice president.

Laffey will be based in London and will report to Pierluigi Gazzolo, president of studios and streaming at ViacomCBS Networks International. Her arrival follows the departure of Jill Offman, executive vice president of ViacomCBS International Studios UK, in May.

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‘Rutherford Falls’: Sierra Teller Ornelas Lauds Comedy For Native American Representation As Peacock Series Scheduled To Shoot In Three To Four Weeks

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“You never see Indians on TV,” said Rutherford Falls co-creator and showrunner Sierra Teller Ornelas. “When you do it’s one guy and he has to transform into a wolf.”

The Peacock comedy, which also comes from Ed Helms and Mike Schur is set in a small town in upstate New York and the Native American reservation it borders. Helms plays Nathan Rutherford, a local legend and town namesake, who fights the moving of a historical statue.

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Imagen Awards: 'Dora and the Lost City of Gold,' 'Little America' Among Top Nominees

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Other projects nominated for multiple trophies at the event designed to recognize Latinx talent include "One Day at a Time," "Queen of the South," "Law & Order: SVU" and the films "I Carry You with Me" and "Las Pildoras de mi Novio." 

The feature film Dora and the Lost City of Gold and TV series Law & Order: SVU, Little America, One Day at a Time and Queen of the South each earned a leading four nominations for the 2020 Imagen Awards, designed to recognize Latinx talent.

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