Beyond Fest Announces Full 2022 Film Lineup, Headlined by World Premiere of “Halloween Ends”
Genre film festival Beyond Fest has announced its full slate of films.
The Tenth Anniversary Showcase is scheduled for September 27 through October 11. The 63 feature films in the lineup will include ten world premieres, three U.S. premieres and 25 West Coast premieres.
David Gordon Green’s ‘Halloween Ends’ will have its world premiere at the festival to close its opening night, after two free screenings of Parker Finn’s ‘Smile’. Additional screenings include special screenings of David Bruckner’s “Hellraiser,” with the film’s director and talents expected to join in person. Director Eric Appel’s “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story” is set to make its U.S. debut at the festival.
Beyond Fest will screen at IMAX theaters at TCL Chinese Theatre, Hollywood Legion Theatre, Aero Theater, Los Feliz 3 Theater and IMAX Headquarters. All programming at the Los Feliz 3 Theater will be free, paid for by horror streaming service Shudder. Tickets will go on sale here September 14.
Cinematographer Patti Lee set to receive honor from International Cinematographers Guild
Cinematographer Patti Lee, ASC (“Bob Hearts Abishola”, “Superior Donuts”, “Call Me Kat”) will receive the International Cinematographer’s Guild ASC Mentorship Award.
Lee is set to receive the award at the 2022 Annual Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA), spotlighting up-and-coming cinematographers and providing crucial exposure.
Innovative Artists Hires Jennifer Kuwabara as Production Division Agent
Innovative Artists has hired Jennifer Kuwabara, who has worked for 25 years with cinematographers, studios and production teams at Panavision in Los Angeles. She has worked with artisans across multiple budget levels and negotiated deals for clients and their projects. Innovative Artists represents a clientele that works in various fields of film, television, commercial and music video production.
“With so many of our best clients having worked with Jennifer for over two decades, she already possesses the management style that has made us successful,” said Debbie Haeusler, who leads Innovative Artist’s production department. “The dedication to her clients and her commitment to her work make her a perfect addition to the team.”
Prior to working as a marketing manager for Panavision, she worked in the non-profit sector before moving into the entertainment business.
Trailer for Netflix’s “Redeem Team” documentary about the 2008 U.S. Men’s Olympic Basketball Team
A new trailer for “The Redeem Team,” the Netflix sports documentary about the 2008 U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team led by the late Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony has been released.
James and Wade executive produced the documentary, with Jon Weinbach, who helmed the wildly popular ‘Last Dance’ documentary about NBA icon Michael Jordan for ESPN, directing the story of the team’s pursuit of 2008 for an Olympic gold medal after a surprising bronze medal. in Athens in 2004. The documentary will include interviews with James, Wade, coach Mike “K” Krzyzewski and other personalities from the 2008 “Redeem Team”.
The documentary is set to launch globally on the streaming platform on October 7. Watch the full trailer below.
Women In Film, Los Angeles announces 2022 winners, including Quinta Brunson and Michaela Coel
Women In Film, Los Angeles has announced the winners for their 2022 WIF Honors, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 27 at the Beverly Hilton.
The Crystal Award for Advocacy will be presented to Quinta Brunson presented by Sheryl Lee Ralph, Gina Prince-Bythewood presented by Viola Davis, Katie Silberman and Olivia Wilde. The Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award will be presented to Michaela Coel by Jane Fonda.
The annual benefit supports WIF’s educational and philanthropic programs, as well as advocacy for gender parity across the industry. The Crystal Award for Advocacy honors individuals and groups of women who create increased opportunities for the advancement of women working in screen industries. The Jane Fonda Humanitarian Award, which debuted last year, honors people who are fearless advocates through their work, both on and off camera.