Coldplay To Receive Honor For ‘hunger Games’ Song At Hollywood Film Awards (exclusive)
Hollywood Post Alliance Honors Avid With the Charles S. Swartz Award
Getty Images For their hit song “Atlas” on the soundtrack to the film The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, the multi-platinum and multiple Grammy-winning band Coldplay — composed of Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Will Champion and Jonny Buckland — will receive this year’s Hollywood Song Award at the17thannual Hollywood Film Awards, the first awards show of the 2013 season, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Martin will accept on behalf of the group and perform the song at the gala ceremony on Oct. 21 at the Beverly Hilton. our editor recommends PHOTOS: ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Cast Heats Up Cannes The song, which was released in September, reached No. 1 on iTunes in 43 different countries. The entire soundtrack for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire will be released by Lionsgate and Republic Records on Nov. 19, 2013, and the film will open worldwide on Nov. 22, 2013. The Hollywood Film Awards are determined by founder and executive director Carlos de Abreu and an advisory committee. De Abreu tells THR, “The Hollywood Film Awards is thrilled to present the Hollywood Song Award to a band as globally respected and prolific as Coldplay. They continue to build their legacy and, with Atlas marking the first time they have recorded for a motion picture, we cannot think of an artist better deserving of this honor. VIDEO: Coldplay Unveils ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Song, ‘Atlas’ Other 2013 honorees who have already been announced include12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen and supporting actress Lupita Nyong’o; 42’s supporting actor Harrison Ford; August: Osage County’s ensemble and supporting actress Julia Roberts; Before Midnight’s lead actress/co-screenwriter Julie Delpy, lead actor/co-screenwriter Ethan Hawke and co-screenwriter/director Richard Linklater;Behind the Candelabra producer Jerry Weintraub; The Book Thief’s lead actress Sophie Nelisse; Captain Phillipsproducer Michael De Luca; Dallas Buyers Club’s lead actor Matthew McConaughey and supporting actor Jared Leto; Gravity’s lead actress Sandra Bullock; Fruitvale Station’s lead actor Michael B. Jordan; Lee Daniels’ The Butler director Lee Daniels and supporting actor David Oyelowo; Monsters Universitydirector Dan Scanlon and producer Kori Rae; Pacific Rim visual effects supervisor John Knoll; and Prisoners’ supporting actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Over the past 10 years, Hollywood Film Awards honorees went on to garner a total of 96 Oscar nominations and 34 Oscars. (Full disclosure: Dick Clark Productions, which shares the same parent company as THR, has an undisclosed investment in the Hollywood Film Awards.)
Building on their strong heritage of innovation, it is exciting to see Avids ongoing dedication to our community. Recognized as a leading provider of audio and video technology for media organizations and content creators, Avids tools and products are widely used by creative and media professionals around the world to make, distribute and monetize content. Avid led the revolution in non-linear editing over 25 years ago, irrevocably changing the way that creative projects were finished. Unveiling a prototype of their first non-linear editing system the avid/I at the 1988 NAB, within just a few years Avids category-defining products began to dethrone traditional film editing. Non-linear digital editing came to be the predominant standard, and the company has continually exerted its influence through its extensive R&D, development of IP, and expansion into audio production, broadcast, and live sound. The companys products have been recognized with numerous industry and technology awards, including two Oscars a Grammy, and 14 Emmys. The company holds over 200 patents. Avid continues to develop crucial new technologies, and is at the forefront of helping an industry in rapid change, continually move forward. In September, the company announced Avid Everywhere, its vision to connect creative professionals and media organizations with their audiences in a more powerful, efficient, collaborative, and profitable way. In a major move to broaden collaboration across its community of customers and industry partners, the company also announced the creation of the Avid Customer Association, a comprehensive initiative designed to provide essential strategic leadership to the media industry, collaborate with key industry leaders and visionaries, and deepen relationships between the company and its customers. Hernandez said of the award, We are deeply honored to receive this award, and are especially proud to be recognized by the HPA, the voice of the post community. The post production industry has always been a source of innovation and inspiration. From the beginning, Avid has had deep roots within this community, and we are dedicated to being your trusted partner long into the future. The award was named in honor of the late Charles S.
Hollywood needs Latino actors: Mexico’s Bichir
Sitting on a sofa, Bichir appeared relieved to have finished the first three weeks of shooting on site in Mexico before cameras roll in the southern US city of New Orleans. “I thought the process was going to be much harder in terms of nerves,” the 50-year-old film-maker told AFP. “Could it be that age makes you more cynical?” “There’s a director sleeping, hidden in every actor,” said Bichir, scion of a family of actors. Bichir has a role in his movie alongside US star Eva Longoria, his father Alejandro and his Canadian girlfriend Stefanie Sherk. The film, he said, is being made “with much more heart than money.” “Part of what we want to do with ‘Refugio’ is to open a breach in order to continue telling more stories, to win some sort of credibility and be able to put different studios and actors on the table,” said the actor. Hollywood Latino power Bichir, who played Fidel Castro in Steven Soderbergh’s “Che” saga and had a role in Oliver Stone’s Mexican drug cartel film “Savages,” divides his time between Los Angeles and Mexico City. “I think that we Latino actors in Hollywood are very much needed but it will be more interesting when we generate our own projects,” he said. He said the growing clout of Hispanic actors in Tinseltown has nothing to do with “the Hollywood dream.” “It has more to do with an adventurous spirit. For me, opening a path to the United States was hard work and I am where I am thanks to hard work, not talent,” he said. But the prizes he won at the Screen Actors Guild ceremony and Independent Spirit Award for his performance in a “A Better Life” tell a different story. He now stars in the new FX series “The Bridge” as a Mexican detective based in the drug violence-torn border city of Ciudad Juarez who teams up with a US homicide cop, played by Diane Kruger. Mexico’s drug violence “The big, stressful problem in Mexico right now is violence,” Bichir said. More than 70,000 people have died amid bloody turf battles between drug cartels in Mexico since 2006, with more than 10,000 of those deaths in Ciudad Juarez alone. The surge in violence coincided with the deployment of troops by then president Felipe Calderon, who sent 50,000 soldiers to the streets to crack down on gangs after taking office in December 2006. “The problems is this stupid war that was started by the former president, who now gives classes at Harvard,” he said, referring to the academic job that Calderon was given by the US elite university after he left office in December 2012.