#FilmIndustry; #FilmIndustrySchedule; #GlobalCoronavirusOutbreak
New York, Mar 12 (Canadian-Media): Multiple cancellations, postponements and changes to film industry schedules had been caused due to spread of new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) around the globe, media reports said.
Changes in international film schedules due to coronavirus outbreak. Image credit: Twitter
The changes are as follows:
Thursday March 12
CinemaCon cancelled as Trump imposes Euro travel ban to US
Denmark’s CPH:DOX cancels physical event, plans virtual stand-in (update)
Wednesday March 11
Verdict on Thessaloniki’s virtual pitch forum: Cheaper, more intimate but nothing can replace face-to-face
Series Mania TV festival and industry event cancelled due to coronavirus
Cannes president Pierre Lescure “optimistic”, debunks insurance company claims
Austria’s Diagonale film festival cancelled as coronavirus spreads
All Italian cinemas closed and film production halted until April 3
Korea’s Jeonju International Film Festival postponed due to coronavirus
Tuesday March 10
UK sales outfit first to confirm it will not attend Cannes due to coronavirus concerns (exclusive)
Sony moves Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway from Easter to August due to coronavirus concerns
Studiocanal UK moves The Secret Garden forward to fill No Time To Die, Peter Rabbit 2 slot
Lithuania’s Meeting Point Vilnius, Croatia’s Zagrebdox latest coronavirus casualties
French culture minister Franck Riester tests positive for coronavirus
Malaga Film Festival postponed over coronavirus fears
Monday March 9
France tightens coronavirus restrictions as Cannes speculation intensifies
US industry explores virtual solutions to coronavirus outbreak
Quibi cancels April US launch party
Bulgaria’s Sofia Film Festival and Sofia Meetings “postponed” over coronavirus concerns
Denmark’s CPH:DOX cancels opening gala due to coronavirus; festival going ahead as it stands
Sunday March 8
Onward rules global box office as coronavirus takes toll (update)Friday March 6 SXSW cancelled due to coronavirus concerns
Italian cinemas look to stay open with audiences required to sit three seats apart
Cannes confirms Official Selection announcement date
Series Mania pushes on with 2020 edition, mulls virtual solutions
Thursday March 5
Studios ponder next moves after coronavirus James Bond delay (update)
CinemaCon organisers bullish about show despite cancellations from China, Japan, South Korea, Italy
Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film both “confident” they will take place
Wednesday March 4
Bond movie No Time To Die postponed due to coronavirus concerns
MIPTV cancelled due to coronavirus; Canneseries postponed
Sony closes European offices due to coronavirus fears
Miami Film Market to go ahead despite Unifrance, EFP withdrawal over coronavirus concerns (exclusive)
Tuesday March 3
Doha Film Institute cancels Qumra over coronavirus concerns
Red Sea International Film Festival postponed over coronavirus fears
Italian box office falls 75% year-on-year following coronavirus outbreak
Hollywood monitoring coronavirus as industry speculates on global cost
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival postponed due to coronavirus
Sunday March 1
Coronavirus fears hit box office as Sonic The Hedgehog rules international (update)
Friday February 28
Cannes Film Festival, MipTV working with authorities following city’s first coronavirus case
Thursday February 27
Far East Film Festival in Udine, northern Italy delayed until June due to coronavirus
Korean box office hit by coronavirus fears with declining admissions, Parasite (B&W Version) postponed
Chinese companies pull out of CinemaCon over coronavirus travel ban
Monday February 24
Coronavirus fears hit the Italian box office as admissions fall, cinemas close and releases are postponed
Thursday February 20
China’s film industry counts the cost of coronavirus outbreak
Tuesday February 18
Asterix & Obelix, The Silk Road producers deny coronavirus cancellation rumours
Thursday February 13
Hong Kong Filmart to be postponed to August due to coronavirus outbreak
Hong Kong International Film Festival and HAF to be postponed to summer
Wednesday February 12
Hong Kong Film Awards unveils nominations, but mulls new format due to coronavirus fears
Tuesday February 4
Filmart 2020 in the balance as coronavirus fears hit plans for Hong Kong event
Thursday January 30
Chinese streaming platforms flourish during virus outbreak
Friday January 24
How the Chinese film industry is responding to the coronavirus crisis
Thursday January 23
Chinese New Year film releases pulled due to coronavirus outbreak
#Australia; #TomHanks; #RitaWilson; #Coronavirus
Australia, Mar 11 (Canadian-Media): It was stated by Tom Hanks, an American actor and filmmaker, Wednesday that he and his actress-singer wife Rita Wilson had tested positive for the coronavirus in Australia, where Tom was working on a film, media reports said.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Image credit: Twitter
Tom and his wife are the first major U.S. celebrities to have contracted COVID-19, which has infected more than 1,000 people in the United States.
The film scheduled to be released in October 2021, has suspended production, Warner Bros. said.
The 63-year-old Oscar-winner Hanks and his wife were isolated for as long as public health and safety required.
“Not much more to it than a one-day-at-a-time approach, no? We’ll keep the world posted and updated,” Hanks said in the twitter post.
#Pixar, #PixarOnward; #Magic; #Elf #animation; #Disney; #pixaronward
New York, Mar 09 (Canadian-Media): The latest animated feature from Pixar “Onward” opened to an estimated $40 million in North America's domestic ticket sales Friday through Sunday, media reports said.
The movie 'Onward'. Image credit: Twitter
But it’s relatively weak for a Pixar movie, as compared to Pixar’s “Inside Out” which opened to roughly $98 million in domestic sales in June 2015, adjusting for inflation.
At the box office this weekend, the movie was met with similarly mixed success.
The plot of “Onward” revolves around the two elf brothers’ grief over the loss of their father. With an element of magic set in the story and a belief that lead an elf Ian, just turned 16, and his goofball older brother Barley on a quest to bring their dad back, if only for a day so that they could bid proper farewell to him. They did succeed in bringing back their dad to life only for 24 hours, but only from the waist down.
The siblings are voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.
Directed by Dan Scanlon (“Monsters University”), “Onward,” holds an 86 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, which falls short of Pixar's past three movies (“Toy Story 4,” “Incredibles 2” and “Coco”) had scores of 94 or above on Rotten Tomatoes.
Co-written and directed by Dan Scanlon (who has cited losing his father at a young age as inspiration), "Onward"is emotional and imaginative and is full of ambition.
"Onward" premiered March 6 in the United States.