News Nuggets: The film legacy of Adam Yauch

A look at the film achievemens of the Beastie Boys‘ late Adam Yauch: “Yauch’s creative reach was significant in the film world as well. And his tenure as a driving force behind indie distributor Oscilloscope Laboratories has ushered brave pick-ups and challenging cinematic material to the fore for the last four years or so. Awards success greeted a few of those titles. Most significant was a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Woody Harrelson as well as a Best Original Screenplay nomination for Alessandro Camon and Oren Moverman for ‘The Messenger’ in 2009, which itself flirted with the first-ever expanded Best Picture line-up during that season.” IN CONTENTION

Oscilloscope to attend Cannes despite Adam Yauch’s death: “Dan Berger and David Laub, who just a day ago were promoted to jointly oversee marketing, distribution and acquisitions for the indie film company, will attend this month’s festival, Deadline has learned. Debra Fisher, who runs digital and TV sales for the company, also is headed to Cannes. Oscilloscope president David Fenkel, who co-founded the indie distributor with Yauch, will not attend because of a family matter. The plan Thursday to elevate Berger and Laub called for Fenkel to segue into a consulting role at the company. That will remain the case, though after Yauch’s passing he will be more heavily involved in the day-to-day running of the New York-based company than previously thought.” DEADLINE

International Digital Emmy winners announced: “Kenya’s ‘Shujaaz FM (Well Told Story),’ Canada’s ‘Endgame Interactive: Facebook Episode’ and U.K.’s ‘Live From the Clinic’ topped the Intl. Digital Emmy Awards, which were handed out Sunday at MipTV in Cannes. Hosted by celebrity chief Chuck Hughes, ‘Jersey Shore’ stars Vincenzo Guadagnino and Deena Nicole Cortese as well as ‘Femmes Fatale’ — Christine Donlon, Catherine Annett and Stacy Stas — the ceremony was attended by more than 300 industryites … ‘This year’s winners have masterfully woven social media into the fabric of their programs,’ said Bruce L. Paisner, prexy and CEO of the Intl. Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. ‘We congratulate them on their boundary breaking.'” VARIETY

Jay-Z world record will be broken for the 3rd O Music Awards: “MTV and the Viacom Music Group are returning to the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll for the third O Music Awards, staging a road trip from Memphis to New Orleans in which one band will break the Guinness World Record for ‘Most Live Concerts’ in 24 hours. That record currently belongs to Jay-Z … ‘We’re collapsing the show and a world record into one seamless experience,’ Shannon Connolly, VP of digital music strategy for MTV, told TheWrap. ‘In the past, we had a lead-up with the world record attempt and then a show. With this one it’s all combined and it will make for some really interesting storytelling.’ The awards show, which honors music but with a focus on digital, will combine 24 hours of both awards and musical performances – all of it live.” THE WRAP

Jonah Hill joins the cast of Martin Scorsese‘s “The Wolf of Wall Street”: “The film, still in pre-production, is based on Jordan Delfort‘s memoir about his meteoric rise and ignominious fall as a Wall Street trader. Delfort made millions, living of a life of the utmost extravagance only to succumb to drug and alcohol addiction … Hill will play Danny Borush, a close friend of Delfont who is lured into the world of yachts, partying and shady business dealings. Known largely for comedy thanks to ‘Superbad,’ ‘Get Him to the Greek,’ Hill has actively pursued roles outside that Judd Apatow-style comedy comfort zone, including his turns in ‘Cyrus’ and ‘Moneyball.'” THE WRAP

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