The ranks of South by Southwest 2020 continue to thin out in response to the spread of coronavirus, with Amazon now the latest big name to pull out of the Austin-based festival.An Amazon representative tells TheWrap that the company will not be attending the festival. Some of Amazon’s planned events included screenings of science fiction shows “Upload” and “Tales From the Loop.” Also canceled are a marketing activation in partnership with Entertainment Weekly, and Amazon’s big SXSW party set for March 14.Entertainment Weekly alerted press to the situation in an email Tuesday night. “Due to health concerns, Amazon Prime Video has decided to pull back from the festival and will be cancelling all activities including the Blue Room Photo/Video Studio over the weekend and the Entertainment Weekly party on Sat evening. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. The health of our team members and guests is our priority,” the statement read, according to Deadline.Also Read: Major Hollywood, Sports and Tech Events Canceled in Response to Coronavirus - So FarSXSW 2020 has seen a wave of cancellations from major tech and entertainment industry players, including Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok. For now however, the ten-day movie, music and tech festival and keynote event is still set to proceed as planned, kicking off March 13 and ending March 20.As of Wednesday morning, 129 cases of COVID-19 have been reported in the U.S., and nine people have died from the disease domestically, according to the New York Times. Those account for over 94,000 cases worldwide with 3,221 deaths.Deadline first reported the news.Read original story Amazon Drops Out of SXSW 2020 Due to Concerns About Coronavirus At TheWrap
Amazon Prime's new series 'Hunters' has been accused of historical inaccuracies by the Auschwitz Memorial over a scene in which prisoners are forced to play 'death chess'.
Jack Reacher has hands the size of Thanksgiving turkeys. You know, unless the beloved character in the popular novels is being played by 5’7” Tom Cruise on the silver screen.That big-name, small-stature casting didn’t sit well with some diehard fans — a mistake (to some) that won’t be repeated on Amazon’s TV version, which was just ordered to series today.“It’s pretty interesting. I spent a lot of time talking to David Ellison about this,” head of Amazon Studios Jennifer Salke said Tuesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “We really are determined to find somebody who can embody that character for Lee and for all of us. We think that is a great thing and that’s what we want to do.”Also Read: 'Hunters' Creator Says We're Currently Facing 'an Epidemic of Anti-Semitism' Not 'Seen in Decades'“So, you may see us take our time really making sure we find that person whether they exist in our purview or they are a new discovery from somewhere,” Salke continued. “So, we’re going to do an extensive exploration of who could step into those big, big shoes.”Later, TheWrap confirmed that Salke was referring to the actual physical bigness of the Reacher character, and not just picking vague terms that can be interpreted later in other convenient ways.Hey, we’re just covering the fanbase’s bases.Read original story Yes, Amazon Is ‘Determined’ to Find a Jack Reacher-Sized Jack Reacher At TheWrap
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