Coldplay To Receive Honor For ‘hunger Games’ Song At Hollywood Film Awards (exclusive)

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The only high profile executive on the entire list was seventh-ranked Paul Lee, president of ABC’s Entertainment Group. The remainder of the top 10 were managers, agents and producers from boutique firms, as well as a CAA human resources exec. While Simon did garner 830 votes, it’s unclear how much (or well, how little) her fledgling business will really be affected by this. In its inaugural 2009 tally , the Brown List counted Harvey Weinstein, Scott Rudin, NBC Pres Ben Silverman, and WME’s Ari Emanuel among its list of high ranking execs. Yet from 2010 onwards, the list has remained a collection of small nameswhich isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This is Hollywood, even low-ranking executives enter this town with an overinflated sense of entitlement. What is interesting is the disparity between the highest ranked votes and everyone else. While the top vote getters pulled in hundreds of votes, the majority of those who didn’t break the top ten earned around one to two votes, max. Is there a case of ballot box stuffing in the stupidest election of all time? Probably. Just ask Jenna Block, a not-so-well regarded exec at Sony based production company, Escape Artists. In 2010 she received 51 least-liked votes, but I’m told she also had friends nominate her aplenty to help her earn 44 most-liked votes as well.

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.)

Leaving Hollywood To Break Into Hollywood: ‘Thula’

I think the film industry is growing but not everyone has the equipment. sSo you have to go through agencies. It’s as if we were flying here and had to ask Paramount: can we use your film crew?” That “Thula” was a small, crowdfunded, independent production didn’t matter. “To them we’re from LA we’re flying to South Africa,” said Talbot. Biggs notes that while there are strong tax incentives for studio pictures to pick up sticks and shoot in South Africa, the same breaks don’t exist for independent productions. Crowdfunding Lessons The budget for “Thula” came together in what is now the new old fashioned way: crowdfunding. While the team had worked together before on a web series–” Debt Collectors “–but like many indies on YouTube they have not been able to convert YouTube viewers into a large fan base. So when it came time to rally the budget that wasn’t a ready option. What they did have was each other. “One thing that I learned is that when you are doing crowdfunding it’s important to have a crew,” said Bland. “People are much more likely to look over a project when you are posting to social media with a link to your Facebook and Twitter.” Bland says the hardest thing is “trying to figure out ways to make your project stand out beyond the other 20 people who may be doing a crowdfunding campaign at that time on Facebook.” This is a problem that artists of all stripes face. Since many are part of artistic communities a kind of crowdfunding tunnel vision can set in. Everyone you know seems to be asking for cash, to the point where the same $20 is bouncing from project to project, with a little bit being taken off by the crowdfunding platform with each go.