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SAG Awards Open to Films Released on Streaming

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The SAG Awards mentioned that it’s going to comply with the lead of the Academy Awards and open its eligibility guidelines to movies that have been supposed for theatrical launch however have been moved to streaming as a result of coronavirus pandemic, in accordance with an e mail despatched to studios and obtained by TheWrap.

While the total guidelines is not going to be launched by the SAG Awards till subsequent month, studios got discover of this variation with a purpose to assist put together for FYC campaigns. 2020 FYC pointers and price constructions have been despatched to the studios on Thursday.

“The SAG Awards Nominating Committee will be finalized in early July,” the e-mail learn. “In light of the pandemic, in-person events are suspended until further notice. As we move to primarily virtual events and digital screeners (though limited mailings are still permitted) we have developed new rules — and a new fee structure — around FYC campaigns geared towards our members.”

It continued, “The pandemic is an evolving situation and as things change we will evolve with it and keep you informed on any updates to our guidelines and rules through the summer and fall.”

With film theaters closed nationwide since mid-March, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences introduced on April 28 that its Board of Governors accepted a brief maintain on the rule requiring a seven-day theatrical run in Los Angeles to ensure that movies to qualify for an Oscar. With the pandemic anticipated to maintain theaters closed at the least till July and presumably longer, different awards exhibits are anticipated to make related modifications to their guidelines.

The deliberate rule adjustments by the SAG Awards have been first reported by Variety.

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