Hollywood cancels events amid California tragedies

Screen | 11/14/2018 | Jeremy Kay
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Universal Pictures has cancelled an event celebrating Damien Chazelle’s awards contender First Man in response to what a spokesperson referred to as the ”ongoing emergencies around Los Angeles.”

The studio had planned a Thursday (15) screening and reception at the Griffith Park Observatory in the vast parkland area north of Hollywood, which Chazelle and his stars Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy were due to attend.

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On Wednesday the studio issued the following statement: “In light of the ongoing emergencies around Los Angeles, Universal Pictures has canceled the FIRST MAN Awards Event on Thursday. Comcast/NBCU has made a significant donation to relief efforts in our surrounding communities.”

Firefighters continue to battle deadly wildfires in the state of California and around Los Angeles. Several days ago Netflix cancelled red carpets for two of its AFI FEST selections in response to the fires and last week’s gun massacre at a bar in Thousand Oaks north of Hollywood that left 12 people dead.

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