Partnering with this weekend’s inaugural LA3C, developed by Deadline parent company PMC, Deadline’s signature Contenders event hits downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for a hybrid in-person/virtual edition and final Contenders opportunity before Oscar nomination voting begins.
With films not previously highlighted at our previous Los Angeles and New York outings earlier in the fall, Sony Pictures’ A Man Called Otto and The Woman King, Searchlight Pictures’ The Banshees of Inisherin, Apple Original Films’ Emancipation and Netflix’s The Pale Blue Eye will be front and center for voters and the public at the event at the JW Marriott at L.A. Live. Also part of the event will be newly produced visits with Disney’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Warner Bros’ Elvis and Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick — all with talent appearing live onstage.
Also returning to Deadline’s Contenders will be filmmakers from Orion Pictures/MGM Pictures/United Artists Releasing’s Till, Amazon Studios’ Thirteen Lives and Netflix’s Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio.
Talent scheduled to participate either on site or virtually include Tom Hanks, Will Smith, Baz Luhrmann, Ryan Coogler, Antoine Fuqua, Guillermo del Toro, Kerry Condon, Eddie Redmayne, Tobias Lindholm, Scott Cooper, Viola Davis, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Thuso Mbedo, Cathy Schulman, Ron Howard, Joel Edgerton, Chinoye Chukwu, Jerry Bruckheimer and Joseph Kosinski.
The day will begin with a brunch at 10 a.m. PT, followed by the panels moderated by Deadline’s editorial team. The sponsor is Village Roadshow Entertainment Group.
Following Deadline’s participation will be more opportunity for those interested to explore the LA3C festival, to be held at L.A. State Historic Park in downtown L.A. The title, which stands for Los Angeles – Capital of Culture & Creativity, will offer a mix of music, art, food and live experiences, many produced by PMC’s media brands. Music acts scheduled to appear at LA3C include Lil Baby and Maluma, Snoop Dogg, Seventeen, Free Nationals and Shawn Wasabi over the course of the two-day event Saturday and Sunday.
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