Film

Baz Luhrmann to Receive the 2023 Harold Lloyd Award at the Advanced Imaging Society’s 13th Annual Lumiere Awards

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Friday, January 13, 2023

The Advanced Imaging Society has announced that Academy Award-nominated director, producer and writer Baz Luhrmann will be presented with its annual Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking.

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  • The Advanced Imaging Society has announced that Academy Award-nominated director, producer and writer Baz Luhrmann will be presented with its annual Harold Lloyd Award for filmmaking.
  • The Harold Lloyd Lumiere Award is presented annually, in partnership with the Harold Lloyd family, for distinguished achievement in filmmaking to directors who have marshaled technology to empower their storytelling.
  • so I am thrilled to honor Baz Luhrmann with this award in Harold’s honor at such a relevant time.
  • The Lumiere Awards have been presented over the last decade to the industry’s most respected creative and technical leaders.

McKay Brothers Offers the Fastest US Futures Market Data in Shanghai

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

McKay Brothers International’s (MBI’s) Josada team has extended its lowest latency market data service into Shanghai.

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  • McKay Brothers International’s (MBI’s) Josada team has extended its lowest latency market data service into Shanghai.
  • MBI’s QED service is the fastest way to receive select CME and ICE Futures market data, including: energy, metals, FX, agricultural/softs, and equities.
  • The service can inform traders on local exchanges such as the Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) and Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE).
  • McKay previously announced the availability of its lowest latency market data between Illinois and Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Indeed, Lena Waithe, Hillman Grad, and 271 Films Select 10 Filmmakers for ‘Rising Voices’ Season 3 - BIPOC Filmmakers To Offer Perspective on Future of Work

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Thursday, January 12, 2023

“We are thrilled to continue this special partnership with Indeed to support diverse filmmakers,” said Lena Waithe, Hillman Grad Founder and Rishi Rajani, Hillman Grad CEO.

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  • “We are thrilled to continue this special partnership with Indeed to support diverse filmmakers,” said Lena Waithe, Hillman Grad Founder and Rishi Rajani, Hillman Grad CEO.
  • We look forward to working with these amazing filmmakers and providing them with everything they need to succeed.”
    The Future of Work theme for Rising Voices for Season 3 comes as we are experiencing a watershed moment in jobs and workplace experiences.
  • As part of the Rising Voices initiative, filmmakers also receive mentoring and guidance from veteran filmmakers, including: Lena Waithe, Destin Daniel Cretton, Diego Velasco, Anthony Hemingway, Tiff Johnson and Naima Ramos Chapman.
  • The filmmakers will also be compensated $5,000 for writing their original script and $5,000 for directing.

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment Announce Nominees for the Tenth Annual 2023 “iHeartRadio Music Awards”

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Wednesday, January 11, 2023

iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment today announced the nominees for the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing LIVE from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Monday, March 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m.

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  • iHeartMedia and FOX Entertainment today announced the nominees for the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards, airing LIVE from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Monday, March 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m.
  • The event also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app.
  • Now in its tenth year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards will celebrate the most-played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2022, while also offering a preview of the upcoming hits of 2023.
  • “Our annual awards show is one of the best in the industry at celebrating the power of music.

Xiaozhi Rao won Best Director at the 3rd Golden Elm Flower Awards in Macau, and "Avatar 2" was selected as one of the top 10 foreign language films

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

The 3rd Golden Elm Flower Awards, the global first film awards of 2023, were announced in Macau.

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  • The 3rd Golden Elm Flower Awards, the global first film awards of 2023, were announced in Macau.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230110005854/en/
    The 3rd Golden Elm Flower Awards (Graphic: Business Wire)
    Sunny Chan won Best Screenwriter for "Table for Six".
  • Technical awards such as Best Cinematography, Best Film Editing and Best Art also went to their respective winners.
  • To encourage the creation of Chinese animations and short films, this year's Golden Elm Flower Awards for the first time included two awards: Best Animation and Best Short Film.

The Huading Awards World Youth Short Film Competition Was Launched

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Just after the New Year, the world's largest entertainment award organization, the Huading Awards Group, announced the official launch of the World Youth Short Film Competition in Hollywood, which is an important new competition set by Huading Awards Group in response to the new trend of global film development.

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  • Just after the New Year, the world's largest entertainment award organization, the Huading Awards Group, announced the official launch of the World Youth Short Film Competition in Hollywood, which is an important new competition set by Huading Awards Group in response to the new trend of global film development.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20230110005851/en/
    Huading Awards World Youth Short Film Competition (Graphic: Business Wire)
    According to the introduction, the World Youth Short Film Competition includes the "World Youth Script Competition", "World Youth Short Film Competition", "World College Students Graduation Season Film Competition", "World Youth Film Venture capital Market" and other competitions.
  • The World Youth Short Film Competition is open to young filmmakers and college students to collect original film scripts and short films within 5 minutes to 25 minutes.
  • According to the plan, as an independent sub-category of the Huading Awards, the World Youth Short Film Competition will be held once a year together with the Global Film Huading Awards ceremony.

Preston Hollow Community Capital Completes $208 Million Bond Purchase For Assembly Community Improvement District

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Preston Hollow Community Capital recently announced the purchase of $208.7 million in assessment bonds related to the Assembly Community Improvement District in Doraville, Georgia within Metro Atlanta.

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  • Preston Hollow Community Capital recently announced the purchase of $208.7 million in assessment bonds related to the Assembly Community Improvement District in Doraville, Georgia within Metro Atlanta.
  • “Preston Hollow was pleased to work alongside Gray and the Assembly Community Improvement District to provide a tailored financial solution for this transformational project,” said Ramiro Albarran, Co-Head of Originations at Preston Hollow Community Capital.
  • PFM Financial Advisors LLC served as financial advisor to the Assembly Community Improvement District.
  • Since its inception, Preston Hollow has raised $1.3 billion in committed, permanent equity capital from premier sponsors like Stone Point Capital and HarbourVest Partners.

SkyShowtime and Warner Bros. Discovery Announce Major Programming Acquisition Deal

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Tuesday, January 10, 2023

In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes—over 150 hours—of new and previously aired original programming.

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  • In total, the deal provides SkyShowtime 168 episodes—over 150 hours—of new and previously aired original programming.
  • SkyShowtime CEO Monty Sarhan said: “This is a landmark deal for SkyShowtime, giving us an immediate foothold in the original programming space well ahead of plan.
  • In addition to the shows acquired under this deal, SkyShowtime is ramping up its own original programming capabilities.
  • Jon Farrar, Head of Programming at SkyShowtime, said: “Local original programming has always been a key part of our content proposition.

UWC Education for Peace and Sustainability Officially Open by the Honourable Miss Alice Mak with student performances showcase the diversity of UWC

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Friday, February 3, 2023

The Honourable Alice Mak, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs officiates the opening ceremony of the UWC exhibition.

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  • The Honourable Alice Mak, Secretary for Home and Youth Affairs officiates the opening ceremony of the UWC exhibition.
  • The exhibition under the theme of UWC education for peace and sustainability is now open to public at Central Market.
  • LPCUWC students are having a fruitful dialogue with the guests of honours of the exhibition, demonstrating the diversity and cultural vibrancy of UWC education.
  • The exhibition was officially kicked off by the Guest of Honour with the dotting ceremony to bring the lions alive.

Award-Winning Film Producer Launches Web3's First Management Sim, Tiny Colony, on ImmutableX

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Friday, January 13, 2023

SYDNEY, Jan. 13, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Tiny Colony, a web3 construction and management simulation, today announces its launch on ImmutableX — the preferred developer platform for building and scaling web3 games on Ethereum from leading web3 gaming company Immutable.

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  • Initially developed on the Solana blockchain, Tiny Colony is migrating to IMX to leverage the platform's cutting-edge scaling features while retaining Ethereum's uncompromising security and decentralization.
  • Prior to the move, Tiny Colony was the top-selling collection on digital marketplace Fractal, with over 18,000 assets sold and $3 million US raised.
  • The Immutable partnership will allow the Tiny Colony team to resume game development and capitalize on specialized technical support and product life cycle consultation.
  • Tiny Colony's development team has an extensive background in the Film and TV industry.