Hollywood Netflix cancels SXSW screenings, events amid virus concerns

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Hollywood Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the unusual coronavirus

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LINDSEY BAHR AP Film Author

March 5, 2020, 6: 28 AM

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LOS ANGELES —
Netflix is canceling its South by Southwest screenings and events amid concerns about the outbreak of the unusual coronavirus.

An organization spokesperson confirmed to the Related Press Wednesday that the streamer is pulling out of the annual Austin-basically based competition, which kicks off subsequent week. The corporate had planned to display camouflage the characteristic movie “Uncorked,” with Courtney B. Vance, and 4 docuseries. The info used to be first reported by Selection.

As well to the screenings, Netflix is also canceling a panel with Rashida Jones and Kenya Barris about the series #blackexcellence.

Netflix is now not any longer the acceptable company to scrap its competition plans. The Hollywood Reporter also reported Wednesday that Apple used to be also canceling its plans for the competition, which included Spike Jonze’s “Beastie Boys Story.”

Representatives for the competition did now not immediately reply to demand for comment.


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