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Disney+ has shut down production for its upcoming Marvel Studios series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier,” which was filming in Prague, over concerns of the spreading coronavirus, an individual with knowledge of the production tells TheWrap.

The Disney+ series had been filming in Atlanta, where Marvel Studios has filmed the majority of its movies, but moved production to the Czech Republic capital city last Friday. On Tuesday, the entire cast and crew were told to return to Atlanta.

The series is set to debut in August on Disney’s streaming service.

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The decision comes after the Czech Ministry of Health closed schools and placed other restrictions on events and travel. Earlier on Tuesday, The Prague International Film Festival was canceled. The Covid-19 virus has

This is the second time the Disney+ series had to scuttle production plans over real-world events. In January, Disney scrapped production in Puerto Rico after a pair of large earthquakes hit the region.

The series stars Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan, who are reprising their big-screen roles as Sam Wilson aka Falcon and Bucky Barnes/The Winter Soldier, respectively. Daniel Bruhl and Emily Van Camp will also return as their MCU characters Helmut Zemo and Sharon Carter, and will be joined by Wyatt Russell, Adepero Oduye, Desmond Chiam and Miki Ishikawa.

News of the scrapped shooting plans was first reported by Deadline.

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The Academy said that it will announce an opening date for its long-awaited, much-delayed, very expensive Academy Museum of Motion Pictures “very, very soon.” (During the Oscars show, perhaps?) In the meantime, it invited the press to tour the building on Friday, where we saw a lot of almost-finished spaces that will eventually contain exhibits relating to film history. Here’s what it looks like now, along with some plans and renderings of what it will look like then.

A plan for the museum shows two theaters, three floors of exhibition space and a special events space on the top floor.

The cylinder that fronts the 1939 Streamline Moderne building that formerly housed the May Co. department story is covered with 350,000 one-inch-square gold tiles. Two-thirds of them have been restored, and the other one-third replaced by new tiles from the original manufacturer.

The lobby, shown in an artist’s rendering, will open onto a gift shop, a restaurant and the Spielberg Family Gallery.

The current state of the lobby, whose interior will retain an industrial feel, is undergoing lighting and color tests.

The right-hand side of the lobby, as seen from a second floor landing, will house a restaurant.

One floor below the lobby will be the Ted Mann Theater, which will seat 280 people. The Shirley Temple Education Studio will also be in this area.

The second floor will contain part of the core collection of exhibits, which will change about once a year.

The third floor, with exhibition spaces that are not yet visible (they’re behind the wall on the left), will contain more of the core collection as well as exhibits co-curated by filmmakers.

The David Geffen Theater, seen in this artist’s rendering, will seat 1,000 people and is envisioned to hold movie premieres, screenings and events.

Currently, most of the seats have been installed in the theater, though some were removed for the special needs of the Jan. 13 Oscar nominations announcement, which took place in the building.

Projection facilities in the theater can accommodate everything from the newest digital technology to old nitrate prints.

An “events room” on the top floor currently sports a large plastic-wrapped Oscar statue.

The dome over the terrace consists of 1,500 panes of glass from Austria, held in place by steel from the Czech Republic.

One item guaranteed to be on display in the museum: the ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz,” which was released the same year the May Co. building opened.

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Students at the American Film Institute lead the way for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science’s annual Student Academy Awards.

The Academy named 16 students as winners on Thursday, including three in the narrative category from AFI. The competition received 1,615 entrants from 255 domestic and 105 international colleges and universities, the Academy said.

AFI was the only school to take more than one award. AFI students Asher Jelinsky (“Miller & Son”), Hao Zheng (“The Chef”)  and Omer Ben-Shachar (“Tree #3,”) took home awards in the narrative category. Last year, the University of Southern California was the only school to take home more than one award, with four.

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Winners of the Student Academy Awards are eligible to compete for Oscars in the Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film or Documentary Short Subject category. Past winners have gone on to nab 62 Oscar nominations and have won or shared 12 awards.

The 2019 winners join the ranks of such past Student Academy Award winners as Patricia Cardoso, Pete Docter, Cary Fukunaga, Spike Lee, Trey Parker, Patricia Riggen and Robert Zemeckis.

Here’s the full list of winners:

Alternative/Experimental (Domestic and International Film Schools)
Georden West, “Patron Saint,” Emerson College

Animation (Domestic Film Schools)
Aviv Mano, “Game Changer,” Ringling College of Art and Design
Kalee McCollaum, “Grendel,” Brigham Young University
Emre Okten, “Two,” University of Southern California

Animation (International Film Schools)
Daria Kashcheeva, “Daughter,” Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague (Czech Republic)

Documentary (Domestic Film Schools)
Eva Rendle, “All That Remains,” University of California, Berkeley
Princess Garrett, “Sankofa,” Villanova University
Abby Lieberman and Joshua Lucas, “Something to Say,” Columbia University

Documentary (International Film Schools)
Yifan Sun, “Family,” The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School, Lodz (Poland)

Narrative (Domestic Film Schools)
Asher Jelinsky, “Miller & Son,” American Film Institute
Hao Zheng, “The Chef,” American Film Institute
Omer Ben-Shachar, “Tree #3,” American Film Institute

Narrative (International Film Schools)
Zoel Aeschbacher, “Bonobo,” Ecole Cantonale d’Art de Lausanne (ECAL) (Switzerland)
Rikke Gregersen, “Dog Eat Dog,” Westerdals Kristiania University College (Norway)
Charlie Manton, “November 1st,” National Film and Television School (United Kingdom)

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The television series “Mrs. Fletcher,” “Briarpatch” and “Limetown” have been added to the lineup at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, which will screen two or three episodes of each series followed by extended Q&As with the creators and cast.

Those three U.S. series will be part of TIFF’s Primetime section, which will also showcase the international series “Black Bitch” (Australia), “Savages” (France) and “The Sleepers” (the Czech Republic).

“Mrs. Fletcher” is an upcoming series from HBO and Crave, based on the Tom Perotta novel and starring Kathryn Hahn as an empty-nest mother. “Briarpatch,” from USA Network, stars Rosario Dawson as a political fixer investigating the death of her sister. And Facebook Watch’s podcast-based “Limetown” follows a public radio journalist (Jessica Biel) looking into the disappearance of 300 people at a research facility.

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Toronto organizers also announced the lineup for its five-day TIFF Industry Conference, which will launch on September 6 with a conversation with director Ron Howard and producer Brian Grazer, whose collaborations include the TIFF opening-night documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band.”

The conference will also include master classes with Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles and Chinese-born director Lulu Wang; a conversation about gender equality led by Swedish Film Institute CEO Anna Serner; and guest speakers including Edward Burns, Barbara Kopple, Franklin Leonard and Alan Berliner.

The TIFF Doc Conference, curated by Thom Powers and Denae Peters, will include talks and panels featuring Kopple, Berliner, Kickstarter’s Elise McCave, Showtime’s Vinnie Malhotra, the International Documentary Association’s Claire Aguilar and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Ashley Clark, among others.

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Finally, TIFF named four young actors – Argentina’s Chino Darin, Norway’s Josefine Frida, the United States’ Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Australia’s Geraldine Viswanathan – to its Rising Stars program. The four join a quartet of previously announced Canadian Rising Stars, Mikhail Ahooja, Shamier Anderson, Kacey Rohl and Nahema Ricci.

Darin will appear at TIFF in “Heroic Losers,” Frida in “Disco,” Harrison in “Waves” and Viswanathan in “Bad Education.”

The 44th Toronto International Film Festival will kick off on September 5 with a screening of the documentary “Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and the Band,” and conclude on September 15.

Additional information on the programming is available at

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