Sony Pictures TelevisionYouTube channel of Impossible Sciences, led by the magician Jason latimer, has partnered with the Los Angeles County Office of Education and the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programming blocks .
The lesson plans, which are funded through Sony Pictures Global Relief Fund for COVID-19, can be used as part of the KLCS summer and winter learning programming blocks, which aim to support the education of children during home schooling periods and vacations.
Over 30 bespoke plans, based on existing “Impossible Science” YouTube videos, are available for educators and parents to download through a free access website.
Impossible Science launched with Latimer at the helm in fall 2020. Since then, it has grown exponentially with nearly 220 STEM-inspired videos, racking up over 40 million views worldwide.
David Gulpilil, the iconic Indigenous actor who died earlier this week, is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award in Australia next week. Gulpilil (aka David Dalaithngu) will receive posthumously the Longford Lyell Award for “truly exceptional contributions” to the film industry by the Australian Academy of Film and Television Arts. The event will take place on Wednesday at the Sydney Opera House where Gulpilil will be honored inside and outside the building. Its image must be projected outside the famous building. He will receive the award on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of his pioneering performance in the 1971 film “Walkabout”. – Patrick frater
The Middle East Media Initiative (MEMI), a mentoring program at USC School of Film Arts dedicated to supporting and training the new generation of Arab television writers joins forces with the International Red Sea Film Festival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to host a TV writing workshop which will take place from December 3-7.
The workshop led by the scriptwriters of the SCA David isaacs and Chapman Death Nathan who are known for their work on shows such as “Mad Men” and “The Simpsons”, will focus on the development of eight Saudi television projects. Saudi writers whose projects have been selected by Red Sea Lodge, the festival’s training and mentoring entity, through a competitive process, will work collaboratively in a writers’ room to help develop their projects. respective.
MEMI’s collaboration with the Red Sea Fest follows a long-standing partnership between MEMI and the Cairo Film Festival which this year includes 11 serial projects from all over the Arab world, including one in Saudi Arabia. – Nick vivarelli
International Red Sea Film Festival
Meanwhile, the Sundance Institute and Picturehouse Cinemas revealed that the 2022 edition of the Sundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse Central theaters from June 9 to 12, 2022. The edition, the seventh of the event, added Wendy mitchell to the team as a London producer.
Mitchell will continue his current work as a freelance journalist and as Nordic and UK delegate for the San Sebastian International Film Festival.
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