Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Others to Celebrate Protégés at Rolex Arts Weekend – Film News in Brief

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Spike Lee, Phyllida Lloyd, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Carrie Mae Weems are set to celebrate their protégés at the Rolex Arts Weekend at the Brooklyn Academy of Music on September 9 and 10.

The weekend will feature the eight established and emerging artists who were brought together by the Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative for two days of public conversations, performances and installations. Celebrating the latest cycle of the initiative, the Rolex Arts Initiative pairs highly gifted young artists from around the world with experienced figures in their field. Since it was established in 2002, the intiative has created an international community of 58 mentors and 58 protégés.During the festival, all four renown mentors of the latest cycle will join together in a moderated panel discussion on the experience of mentorship in the arts entitled “From Generation to Generation.” Lee will also take part in a conversation with his protégé, Native American filmmaker Kyle Bell, who will present two short films reflecting upon experiences in the Native American community. The presentation will also feature other work in development as well as a conversation between Bell and Lee focusing on common themes in their storytelling.Spanning the disciplines of film, theater, and visual arts, the Rolex Arts Weekend will feature a large public program featuring the work of the 2020−2022 mentor-protégé pairs, including theater maker Whitney White, visual artist Camila Rodríguez Triana and open category protégée Agustina San Martín.

‘Top Gun: Maverick’, ‘Stranger Things 4’ Land Location Guild Awards

“Top Gun: Maverick” and “Stranger Things” are among the films and TV that landed Location Managers Guild Awards.

The 9th Annual LMGI Awards honor outstanding and creative visual contributions by location professionals in film, television and commercials from around the globe. Winners will be honored at the LMGI Awards ceremony, returning to a live in-person event on Aug. 27.

Other nominated shows include for Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Television Series “Atlanta,” “Reservation Dogs” and  “Succession.”

This year’s Best Picture winner “CODA”  was nominated for Outstanding Locations in a Contemporary Film, alongside  “Drive My Car,” “Everything, Everywhere All at Once,” “In the Heights,” “No Time to Die” and  “Top Gun: Maverick”

Palm Springs International ShortFest Announces Award Winners

The Palm Springs International Shortfest announced its winners. Among the films receiving top jury awards were, “The Cave,” “The Sentence of Michael Thompson,” “Further and Further Away” and “The Right Words.”

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Leads Hollywood Critics Association Midseason Award Nominations

The Hollywood Critics Association has announced the nominees for its 5th annual Midseason Awards, which honors the best films released during the first half of each calendar year.

Leading the nominees is “Everything Everywhere All at Once” from Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, which collected eight nominations, including for best film. In addition, the Daniels picked up director and screenplay nominations, while Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Stephanie Hsu received notices for their performances. Closely following “Everything Everywhere” is Matt Reeves’ “The Batman” with five nominations, and “Top Gun: Maverick” with four nominations. The remaining nominees for best picture are “Cha Cha Real Smooth,” “Elvis,” “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” “RRR,” “The Northman,” “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” and “Turning Red.”

In addition to the major nominations, the Midseason Awards also include a most anticipated film category, for films set for the second half of the year. This year’s nominees include “Avatar: The Way of the Water,” “Babylon,” “Don’t Worry Darling,” “Killers of the Flower Moon” and “Nope.”

HCA will announce the winners of the Midseason Awards on July 1, at 8 am PT, via the Hollywood Critic Association’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook pages.