Try to remember these last days of September …
— “Life of Pi” (trailer above) opens the New York Film Festival on Friday.
— The world premiere of “Hitchock” will open the AFI fest Nov. 1.
— Helen Mirren will receive the European Film Academy’s award for European Achievement in World Cinema on Dec. 1 in Malta.
— “Beasts of the Southern Wild” director and potential Oscar nominee Benh Zeitlin has a new, Louisiana-set project in the works, according to Stacey Plaisance of The Associated Press.
— The 12th annual Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment (CAPE) New Writers
Awards ceremony will take place tonight at the Japanese American National
Museum on East 1st Street in Los Angeles.
— Multiple Emmy-winner “Cheers” is the subject of an oral history by Brian Raftery at GQ.
— A 60th anniversary screening of Charlie Chaplin’s “Limelight” will be held by the film academy on Wednesday at the Samuel Goldwyn
Theater in Beverly Hills.
— Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 2012 Media Access Awards, celebrating “individuals in the entertainment and broadcast industries for their efforts in promoting awareness of the disability experience,” at the Beverly Hilton on Oct. 10. Honorees include:
*SAG-AFTRA Disability Awareness Award (Phil Perry, Jazz & R&B Star)
*SAG-AFTRA Harold Russell Award (Lauren Potter, “Glee”)
*Casting Society of America Award (Ronnie Yeskel, “The Sessions,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
*Writers Guild of America, West Evan Somers Memorial Award (Ben Lewin, “The Sessions”)
*Producers Guild of America George Sunga Award (Shonda Rhimes, “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Private Practice,” “Scandal”)
*Christopher Reeve Acting Scholarship (Zack Weinstein, “Glee,” “Criminal Minds,” “NCIS”)
*RJ Mitte Diversity Award (To be announced at the 2012 Media Access Awards)
— Betty White will
receive two prestigious awards – the National Humanitarian Medal and the Legacy
Award – at the 2012 American Humane Association Hero Dog Awards on Oct. 6th at the Beverly Hilton