Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Category: Art

“NBC” cancels the broadcast of the Golden Globe concert … and Tom Cruise returns his awards

US television network (NBC) has canceled broadcasting of the 2022 Golden Globe Awards after complaints of moral lapses and a lack of diversity against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which offers annual awards for film and television work.

Tom Cruise joined a move led by digital broadcasting platforms and production studios and returned the three Golden Globe Awards he won for his roles in (Jerry Maguire), (Magnolia) and (Born on the Fourth of July). ), According to Variety and Deadline Hollywood.

NBC’s decision came after the Hollywood Foreign Press Association agreed to include more African-American members and make other changes over the next 18 months.

The TV network initially welcomed the plan, but later said it would wait to see if the reforms were effective.

FILE – Signage promoting the 77th annual Golden Globe Awards and NBC appears in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Jan. 5, 2020. NBC said Monday that will not air the Golden Globes in 2022. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association were also accused of making racist and sexist comments as well as soliciting benefits and services from celebrities and studios.

NBC said in a statement: “A change of this enormous size takes time and effort, and we have a strong feeling that the Hollywood Foreign Press Association needs time to be able to do it properly.

(NBC) will not broadcast the 2022 Golden Globes. ”

The channel added in its statement: “We hope that we will be able to broadcast the concert in January 2023, assuming that the Association succeeds in implementing its plan.”

After the announcement of “NBC,” the Hollywood Foreign Press Association said that bringing about “radical change” remains an urgent priority “regardless of when the next Golden Globe will be broadcast.”

Earlier, many actors such as Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo called on filmmakers not to communicate with the award, until more fundamental reforms are put into it, as announced by “Netflix”, “Amazon Amazon” and “Warner Media” About the boycott of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

The annual Golden Globe Gala, attended by stars and top entertainment industry executives, has become one of the biggest awards shows in Hollywood. But it is under intense scrutiny after an investigation published by the Los Angeles Times last February showed that the 87-member association does not have any members of African descent.

Millions of copies of the French Goncourt-winning novel “Lanomaly” have been sold

On Friday, Gallimard announced that sales of Hervé Le Tillier’s novel “Lanomale”, winner of the 2020 “Goncourt”, the most prestigious French literary prize, have surpassed the threshold of one million copies.

“Week after week, the book continues to sell very well, we have not yet reached the end of this phenomenon,” Jean-Charles Grunstein, commercial director of Gallimard, told Agence France-Presse.

The sales of “Lanomaly” (anomalies), of which 12,500 copies were distributed in August 2020, which were not featured among the literary books of this house, accelerated thanks to the selection by the jury for the “Autumn Literary Awards”, and the closure of libraries from late October to early Last December, sales-focused on some successful business, including this book.

The exact sales number is still uncertain. According to Gallimard, the total number of copies is 954,000 in France and abroad, while 770,000 copies of the novel have been sold in France, according to the GFK board.

“Lanomaly”, which is the eighth of Herve Le Tillier’s novels, revolves around the consequences of a strange event represented by two flights between Paris and New York, which happened to carry the same passengers with a time difference of no more than a few months, as the novel brilliantly mixes different literary genres, including the black novel and the classic literary narrative. And science fiction.

United Talent Agency Co-Founder Marty Bauer passed away At Age 74

Marty Bauer, a founder of the United Talent Agency, has died. Bauer, who was 74, died at home in Los Angeles on Friday. He died of natural causes, sources said.

“The entertainment industry has lost a unique and accomplished executive – and UTA has lost one of its founders,” said the agency in a statement obtained by THR. “Marty Bauer helped reshape the agency business. He was a fierce advocate for artists and a force in the creative community. We pay tribute today to his life and legacy and our thoughts are with his family.”

Bauer later went on to establish The Bauer Company, a management and production outfit, serving as its president. Throughout his career, Bauer’s clients also included John Mankiewicz and Alan Alda.

Dubai shines a spotlight on budding artists, photographers and students

“Art of the World Dubai”, the region’s leading exhibition offering affordable artwork, has revealed the return of its 2021 edition with a rich set of initiatives designed to support emerging artists and photographers in the emirate.

The exhibition presents new activities and opportunities for innovators in its seventh edition, which will start between 7 and 10 April next, at the Dubai World Trade Center, through its long-term partnership with Rove Hotels, and the strong partnerships that it brings with the most prominent private sector companies and local schools.

The exhibition seeks to provide an ideal platform, to highlight young talents, and to provide an opportunity for new artists to compete in front of art lovers and the elite of the most prominent actors locally and internationally.

Egypt .. The official announcement of the series “The King” raises controversy

The series “The King” by the Egyptian actor Amr Youssef has sparked widespread controversy during the past hours, as soon as the advertisement for the work was broadcast, in preparation for its release in the upcoming Ramadan drama season, as the audience’s comments varied about the hero of work, as well as the decoration, clothes, costumes, and others.

On the other hand, all of the work makers remained silent and not delve into the controversy sparked by the advertisement.

The series, based on a novel by the late international writer Naguib Mahfouz, called “Good Struggle”, and its events revolve around the story of King “Ahmose”, his liberation of southern and northern Egypt, and the expulsion of the “Hyksos” from Thebes.

French director Bertrand Tavernier passes away at the age of 79

The French director, Bertrand Tavernier, passed away, Thursday, at the age of 79, according to what was announced by the “Lumiere Institute” in Lyon, which he chaired.

The institute, which deals with the seventh art, announced in a tweet on “Twitter”, “the absence of Bertrand Tavernier today,” expressing “with his wife and two sons Nils and Tiffany and his grandchildren” of “sadness and pain” for his departure, according to the French Press Agency.

Bertrand Tavernier

Tavernier was a prominent figure in French cinema, known for his eclecticism in his works, and gained a global reputation, and his films varied between contemporary and historical, and he had a tendency to societal themes.

228 million dirhams for “The Journey of Humanity”

The day before yesterday, the painting “The Journey of Humanity” was destroyed by a new world record for sale during the public auction held at the Atlantis The Palm Resort for an amount of 227,757,000 Emirati dirhams (62 million US dollars), double the amount that the initiative aimed to raise, in order to support children The most affected by the effects of the pandemic around the world.

And thus ends the journey of the largest global social, artistic and charitable initiative, in history, that began in Dubai, with an individual painting painted on canvas by one artist, the well-known British Sasha Jefri.

The public auction witnessed a lot of global interaction with the initiative, which was launched in 2020 during the period of the “Covid 19” pandemic, under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, and in partnership with Dubai Cares and the Atlantis The Palm Resort in Dubai. Jefri painted the painting in the resort of Atlantis over a period of seven months, 20 hours a day.

Surprise auction

The organizing committee, which received hundreds of international phone calls, confirmed to participate in the purchase of the painting, which was divided into 70 paintings, and it was expected that 9 of them would be offered for sale in Dubai, and then the rest would continue its journey in international auctions, but in Dubai, no However, dazzling surprises can happen by all standards, during the ceremony, the French businessman André Abdoun closed the charity auction when he announced that he had purchased the entire painting for $ 62 million, after an escalating bid by the attendees, and through international calls.

During the charity auction, two desirable high-value paintings were also sold; The first is the “piece of brushes”, which is a work of art created by Jefri from the original brushes used to draw the record-breaking piece of art in the amount of $ 120,000, and the second is “the clothes that the artist wore,” a piece of art that was hung on a frame.

The clothes that the artist wore during the process of drawing the painting, which lasted 7 months, inside the hall of the resort of Atlantis during the period of complete closure, for an amount of $ 140,000. Artist Sasha Jefri has presented a group of individual paintings, each of which represents inspirational stations from the painting “The Journey of Humanity”, which aims to achieve positive change in the lives of the most needy children in the world.

Among them, The Child Within Us was sold for $ 257,000, and the mother nurture plate was sold for $ 900,000, and The Soul of Earth was able to raise bid attempts, and it was sold for $ 1 million.

Dubai Cares will allocate the funds collected during the historic auction to the partners of the “Inspired Humanity” initiative, including “UNICEF”, “UNESCO”, “Global Gift” and Dubai Cares, to support a range of programs aimed at addressing issues related to Children, such as their access to communication, education, health care, and sanitation.

Commenting on the auction, Sasha Jefri said: “As a painter and lover of humanitarian work for more than 25 years, I think this is the most important and most prominent moment in my life, but the most important moment for humanity.

As my initiative (Inspirational Humanity) began, I envisioned rebuilding our shattered planet through the hearts, minds, and souls of the world’s children. I feel inside me that we have taken another step forward towards achieving this lofty goal. ”Those interested in viewing selected pieces of the record-breaking artwork can visit“ Leila Heller Gallery ”, which is the largest exhibition in the United Arab Emirates, located on Alserkal Avenue. In Dubai.

In a statement on this occasion, Andre Abdoun said: “I thank His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, who is always keen to help children.”

He added, “The UAE is paving the way for us to take, where nothing is impossible. Moreover, this achievement is just the first step in the framework of an inspiring humanitarian initiative. ” He continued: «I always dreamed of presenting something special to my children and my father, and after I spoke with Sasha, I sensed from him the extent of his love for this painting and the great effort that he devoted to its implementation. My goal has always been to help children. For me, I did not have any food when I was a child, and now I earn a living, so, we all have to take meaningful action, and every dollar can make a difference, and if we achieve it together, we give hope to these children with a decent life. ”

International Theater Day … control of virtual shows and mourning the absence of the audience

The world’s celebration of the International Day of Theater (March 27) this year comes a year after the curtain was dropped on the logs around the globe, as a result of the Corona epidemic that afflicted the sector with historical losses that the “father of arts” did not experience since the Spanish flu crisis in 1918.

This global artistic event, which falls on next Saturday, coincides with a discussion and reflection on the meaning of theater, its forms, its new doors and the identity of its audience, in light of the influence of virtual shows at the expense of live performances, which is the issue that Al Sharq discussed with the plays and academies underwent the virtual experiences imposed by the epidemic In the world, and they agreed on the different schools to which they belong, that “nothing compares to looking into the eyes of the public and directly interacting with them on stage.” And they predicted that after the coronavirus recedes, the public will be hungry for live performances.

Algerian artist Abdel Karim Karar passed away

The Algerian artist Abdelkarim Kaarar passed away today, Sunday, at the age of 73.

The Algerian Ministry of Culture mourned the late Algerian who worked for many years in Ouargla with directors Ammar Al-Askari, Mohamed Hazorli, Mohamed Bouamari, Mohamed Salim Riad, Gamal Fazaz and El-Tayeb Mofti.

Among his most prominent cinematic and television professional experiences: “The Sky and Works” by Mohamed Bouamari, “The Path” by the late director Mohamed Salim Riad, and “Journey to the East” by the late Ammar Al-Askari, among others.

The comedian Abdel Karim Karaar was born in Ain Makhlouf in the wilaya of Guelma, and he completed his studies on dramatic arts at the National Film Institute in Ben Aknoun between 1964-1966.

Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid receives the “First Arab Lady” award for this year

The Arab Women Authority announced the awarding of Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chair of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, the “First Arab Lady” award for this year, in recognition of the role that Her Highness plays in the great renaissance of the cultural and creative sector in the Emirate of Dubai, and the contributions Her Highness supports innovative cultural initiatives that will enrich the Emirati and Arab cultural scene.

The “First Arab Lady” award, which was launched from the Arab League in 2004, is awarded every four years to one of the high-ranking Arab women leaders in recognition of their great contributions in supporting developmental, humanitarian, and creative work to serve and advance Arab societies, which reflects the bright face of the capacity of Arab women. To make a positive impact on a broad scale in her community environment and at the level of her country as well as the region.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed will be honored in a ceremony, the details of which will be announced by the Arab Women Authority at a later time.

This Arab appreciation to Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed bin Rashid comes in light of her clear efforts and since her assumption of the responsibility for leading the work team in the Culture and Arts Authority in Dubai in order to achieve a comprehensive renaissance in all tracks of cultural work in the emirate, through a clear work strategy. Inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, and Dubai’s developmental orientations, where Her Highness led the efforts to develop this vital sector leading to the launch of the updated roadmap of the authority last July for the next six years, Which revolves around strengthening Dubai’s position as a global center of culture, an incubator for creativity and a forum for talent, in addition to ensuring the “rapid recovery of the emirate’s cultural sector from the consequences of the global crisis represented by the spread of the Covid-19 epidemic.”

In line with the efforts of the Dubai government in this field, incentive packages and measures aimed at helping cultural and creative activities face the influential economic repercussions that resulted from the pandemic with the escalation of the global crisis that began in the beginning of the year 2020, as the cultural sector in Dubai was among the sectors benefiting from The multiple stimulus packages launched by the emirate’s government have totaled 7.1 billion dirhams in less than one year.

Her Highness Sheikha Latifa bint Mohammed attaches great importance to supporting and sponsoring various cultural and community initiatives that contribute to the growth of the environment and infrastructure of the cultural sector in Dubai, as well as continuous work to maintain the active and productive state of the sector by encouraging periodic events that celebrate creativity in its various forms and forms. Including “Art Dubai”, the leading international art fair in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia; SIKKA Art Gallery, the premier annual initiative to support Emirati and regional artistic talents.

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