BBC: ‘I went from Hollywood glamour to food donations’

BBC: ‘I went from Hollywood glamour to food donations’. “Event planners have large scale, glamorous receptions to organise, Beverly Hills waiters are serving hundreds of celebrities at various parties, and numerous publicists are walking their talent down the red carpet. But with the pandemic vastly changing awards ceremonies – which are now all virtual – and parties being cancelled, many jobs have been eliminated and people are out of work. Ahead of the Grammys being hold remotely on 14 March, and the Oscars likewise next month, we talk to Tinseltown workers who have had to find other ways to earn money.”

New York Times: TikTok Stars and Social Media Creators Can Now Join Hollywood’s Top Union

New York Times: TikTok Stars and Social Media Creators Can Now Join Hollywood’s Top Union. “The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has approved an ‘influencer agreement’ that expands coverage and membership options to online content creators. (The term influencer is interchangeable with creator or content creator.) The terms will apply to individuals who are paid to advertise products on social media platforms.”

Los Angeles Times: They decided to make it the ‘Hollyboob’ sign because of Instagram ‘censorship’

Los Angeles Times: They decided to make it the ‘Hollyboob’ sign because of Instagram ‘censorship’. “Two social media influencers who managed to make the Hollywood sign read ‘Hollyboob’ before being arrested on suspicion of trespassing Monday said they did so to challenge censorship on Instagram. One of them, they said, lost millions of followers — and part of her livelihood — when her accounts were shuttered for nudity. That their stunt also raised awareness for breast cancer and brought smiles to faces around the world, they said, were bonuses.”

Los Angeles Times: Shaken studios. Empty theaters. What Hollywood lost during the pandemic

Los Angeles Times: Shaken studios. Empty theaters. What Hollywood lost during the pandemic. “The Spanish flu of 1918 helped spur the creation of the Hollywood studio system under moguls such as Paramount Pictures co-founder Adolph Zukor, who took the opportunity to buy up failing theaters. Hollywood is experiencing another massive disruption today as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Titans of the entertainment and media business posted huge losses, with more pain to come. Industry-rattling trends that were expected to play out over multiple years — including the shift of movies from theaters to streaming services — have instead happened over the course of a few months.”

Internet Archive: After Searching for a Decade, Legendary Hollywood Research Library Finds a New Home

Internet Archive: After Searching for a Decade, Legendary Hollywood Research Library Finds a New Home. “For 50 years in Hollywood, generations of filmmakers would beat a path to the Michelson Cinema Research Library, where renowned film researcher Lillian Michelson could hunt down the answer to just about any question. She was the human card catalogue to a library of more than one million books, photos, periodicals and clippings. But ever since Lillian retired a decade ago, the Michelson Cinema Research Library has been languishing in cold storage, looking for a home. Today it has found one. Lillian Michelson, 92, announced that she is donating her library and life’s work to the Internet Archive. For its part, the nonprofit digital library vows to preserve her collection for the long-term and digitize as much of it as possible, making it accessible to the world.”

Sedona .biz: Sedona Heritage Museum Launches Online ‘Arizona’s Little Hollywood’ Photo Collection

Sedona. biz: Sedona Heritage Museum Launches Online ‘Arizona’s Little Hollywood’ Photo Collection. “The Sedona Historical Society announces that their newest and third historic photo collection is now available for view and research as part of the Arizona Memory Project. Entitled ‘Arizona’s Little Hollywood’, the 80+ photos chosen represent only a portion of the photos held by the Society that capture memorable moments in Sedona’s film-making history.”

Variety: Art Directors Guild Releases Best Practice Protocols for Film and TV Sets

Variety: Art Directors Guild Releases Best Practice Protocols for Film and TV Sets. “The Art Directors Guild has released an 11-page document outlining their set of best practice protocols for film and TV productions operating during the COVID-19 pandemic. The recommendations are intended to address the day to day experience of ADG members and designed to supplement the industry-wide white paper testing and department-specific protocols.”

Deadline: CAA Furloughs 275 Employees And Lets Go Of 90 Agents & Executives In A Bombshell Move

Deadline: CAA Furloughs 275 Employees And Lets Go Of 90 Agents & Executives In A Bombshell Move. “CAA has dropped a bombshell today. The agency has confirmed rumors that it has let go of 90 agents and executives, and has furloughed 275 employees because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first layoff exercise that the agency has gone through, to this point, though technically the affected hourly employees aren’t being let go, they are being shelved for now. The agency will pay their health benefits through the length of the furlough, and those impacted can apply for unemployment to take some of the sting out of it.”

Coronavirus movie delays: New release dates for 2020 and 2021 blockbusters (CNET)

CNET: Coronavirus movie delays: New release dates for 2020 and 2021 blockbusters. “When the latest James Bond premiere was called off because of the coronavirus outbreak, it came as a shock. But that was just the first in a cascade of movie blockbusters being canceled or postponed, causing a reshuffle of the release schedule throughout 2020 and into 2021. And as movie theaters struggle to reopen, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet is the latest big-screen casualty.”

Deadline: Alberto Belli, Aurora Guerrero, Joel Novoa And Diego Velasco Launch First-Ever Latinx Directors Database

Deadline: Alberto Belli, Aurora Guerrero, Joel Novoa And Diego Velasco Launch First-Ever Latinx Directors Database. “The site focuses on creating a simple user experience for both sides of the pipeline. Studio executives, producers, showrunners and agents will be able to find directors of all genres with specific heritage, specialties, and levels of experience. In addition, users can easily watch reels and access current representation. It’s essentially a valuable resource to seek out creators of Latinx descent.”

New York Times: Hollywood Stays Away From Facebook Ad Boycott

New York Times: Hollywood Stays Away From Facebook Ad Boycott. “The pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Bayer have joined the anti-Facebook campaign. So have Microsoft and Verizon. Also represented are industries like apparel (Levi Strauss, Eddie Bauer), autos (Ford, Honda), household products (Unilever, Kimberly-Clark) and beverages (Coca-Cola, Starbucks). But one of Facebook’s most important advertising categories — Hollywood — has been noticeably silent even though stopping hate speech is one of the entertainment industry’s longtime causes.”