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After 25 years, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dissolves company amid catastrophic pandemic losses — The Denver Post

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, one of the country’s most acclaimed mid-sized dance companies, is permanently shuttering its performance and touring company, officials said Monday. “Like every dance company in the country, we were already facing challenges pre-COVID,” said Jean-Philippe Malaty, executive director of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. “And then of course COVID made things worse.…

After 25 years, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet dissolves company amid catastrophic pandemic losses — The Denver Post
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‘We Chose the Riskier Route’: How Sundance Leaders Reimagined a Virtual Film Festival — Variety

The 2021 edition of the Sundance Film Festival will look very different. With the coronavirus pandemic raging, Sundance has opted for a virtual gathering, following in the footsteps of the Toronto Film Festival and the New York Film Festival. But Sundance has made important technical innovations that its leaders claim will re-create the communal atmosphere…

‘We Chose the Riskier Route’: How Sundance Leaders Reimagined a Virtual Film Festival — Variety
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SAG-AFTRA, PGA Recommend Temporary Hold on Southern California Production Amid COVID Surge — Variety

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Amid surging COVID-19 cases in Southern California following the holidays, SAG-AFTRA, the Producers Guild of America and the Joint Policy Committee are together recommending a “temporary hold on in-person production in Southern California.” Together, the organizations represent thousands of actors, producers and commercial advertisers and ad agencies…

SAG-AFTRA, PGA Recommend Temporary Hold on Southern California Production Amid COVID Surge — Variety
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Sir Hamilton: the F1 champ getting deserved recognition with knighthood – Wolff — RACER

Lewis Hamilton’s knighthood demonstrates that he is getting the recognition he deserves for his record-breaking Formula 1 career, according to Mercedes team principal Toto Wolff. Hamilton follows Sir Jack Brabham, Sir Jackie Stewart and Sir Stirling Moss as F1 drivers who have been knighted, although the previous three received theirs after their racing careers…

Hamilton getting deserved recognition with knighthood – Wolff — RACER
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FilmLA Says Film Permit Applications “Declined Significantly” In December — Deadline

On-location filming in Los Angeles has hit record lows in the last weeks of December as the coronavirus pandemic surges across Southern California. FilmLA, the city and county film permit office, said Wednesday that its preliminary data reveals that applications for filming permits “declined significantly” in the month of December…

FilmLA Says Film Permit Applications “Declined Significantly” In December — Deadline
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The 2021 Movie Awards Season Outlook: Weird-Case Scenarios Will Sweep All Categories — Deadline

On Sunday, February 9, 2020, history was made at the 92nd annual Academy Awards when, for the first time, a foreign-language film took the coveted Best Picture prize — along with three others including Best Director, Original Screenplay and the newly named Best International Feature.

The 2021 Movie Awards Season Outlook: Weird-Case Scenarios Will Sweep All Categories — Deadline