Hollywood Insiders Struggling Over “Brutal” Calendar With TIFF, NYFW and Emmys Happening at Same Time: “Everyone’s Tired and Over It”
Awards season is off to a bumpy begin.
The fall movie pageant circuit, which historically marks the dash towards all issues gold and glossy, is in full swing with Venice and Telluride occurring now and Toronto as a consequence of begin in a couple of days, Sept. 8-18.
That means TIFF tramples over Sept. 12, the date of the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles and collides with New York Fashion Week from Sept. 9-14. While the latter shouldn’t be an awards season occasion, it’s a huge draw for celebrities, stylists and glam groups.
The jam-packed calendar is inflicting logistical nightmares and explosive anxiousness for trade insiders not skilled since pre-pandemic instances. It’s turn into particularly annoying for awards strategists, stylists, hair and make-up professionals, expertise publicists and a few actors who must be in two locations directly.
Take Amanda Seyfried. She advised The Hollywood Reporter that she plans on taking husband Thomas Sadoski together with her to the Emmys the place she’s nominated for finest actress in a restricted sequence for her work on The Dropout though he’s wanted in Toronto to tout his new movie.
“[But] here’s the problem: It looks like he has a premiere [for the upcoming Devotion at the Toronto International Film Festival] the same night as the Emmys. We found out a while back, and we were like, ‘Obviously, you’re coming to the Emmys,’ but I feel bad, because it’s a big war movie. I think it’s coming out at Thanksgiving. So he’ll just go to another premiere.”
A-list star stylist Kate Young, who maintains a shopper checklist that features Margot Robbie, Dakota Johnson, Selena Gomez and Michelle Wiliams, calls the approaching days “brutal.” Adding salt within the wound is the truth that the style insiders in Europe are virtually completely signed off for summer time vacation breaks, which means it’s a problem to get in contact and request or safe attire.
“It’s incredibly hard to have so many things happening at the same time and while we are prepping for those events, all of Europe is closed,” Young particulars. “Everyone who has made a movie or TV show in the past two years needs [something to wear] and there aren’t really enough dresses. My schedule in the next two weeks is terrifying.”
Same goes for hair and make-up professionals. Per a number of sources, it’s hitting the glam trade laborious due to NYFW. “The artists are so spread out and spread thin,” one rep tells THR. “It’s a puzzle and frankly, it’s been a disaster trying to find the best people.”
Disaster to some, “an absolute bloodbath” to safe most well-liked artists, says one other. “People who had Emmy nominations heard first before big Toronto titles so there was a lot of jockeying for bigger glam names,” says the supply. “As a rep, it’s hard to choose your ‘favorite.’ On Monday, some people are needed at three events across different countries and it’s impossible to duplicate oneself. Everyone’s tired and over it.”
Insiders are mentioned to be crossing their fingers that flights are working on time and there aren’t main delays on Sunday, Sept. 11, with many anticipated to both be departing TIFF or NYFW and heading again to L.A. for Monday’s Emmy Awards. Amping up the anxiousness is a season that has marked by extreme journey delays as a consequence of a devastated and nonetheless wobbly airline trade.
That mentioned, after a devastating pandemic that induced a protracted absence of main occasions, not everyone seems to be upset about having to handle the distinctive logistics imposed by this calendar crush. “
“Having such a wide range of talent at The Only Agency, our artists are working with top talent that are attending TIFF in Canada while simultaneously working with Emmy nominees that need to be on the ground in LA, so it can be challenging in terms of balancing so many travel schedules,” provides Kent Belden, founder and CEO of The Only Agency. “But overall it is super exciting for artists to continue evolving their craft and consistently be creative again, and we’re seeing that reflected in the artists’ eagerness to travel in the middle of the night and spend long days prepping in advance.”