The Contenders Presented By Deadline is now underway at the DGA Theater in West Hollywood, featuring its largest lineup yet — 21 film studios and distributors will be in attendance at the unique, one-stop-shop event showing off their awards-season wares in front of a capacity crowd of Academy and guild voters. The all-day event, our sixth annual, sold out in a record four days.
Deadline’s Mike Fleming, Pete Hammond, Dominic Patten and Anthony Dalessandro are moderating panels featuring more than 80 speakers and 40 films — marquee stars, directors, producers and craftsmen offering voters exclusive insight into the films that will be front and center all awards season. The Weinstein Company kicks off the presentations at 8:30 AM, and STX Entertainment wraps it up at 4:45.
Follow along all day on Deadline.com and Twitter, with the hashtag #TheContenders.
The Contenders sponsors this year are Final Draft, Allied Integrated Marketing, Dell, Paradigm, Screen Engine/ASI, the Honolulu Film Office, and Chapman University’s Dodge College Of Film and Media Arts.