Deadline’s ninth annual The Contenders Los Angeles kicked off at the Director’s Guild of America on Saturday by hosting studios showcasing their top contending films, from Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Lulu Wang’s The Farewell and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story among the other great films on the guest list.
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Stay tuned for more galleries and video interviews from Deadline’s annual award-season kickoff event.
Deadline Contenders Los Angeles is presented by Hyundai. Breakfast sponsored by Amazon Studios; lunch sponsored by Netflix; reception sponsored by Apple. Sponsors include: Dell, Michter’s, Final Draft, Screen Engine/ASI, Eyepetizer, Triller, and Allied Global Marketing. Partners include: Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea, Calii Love, Collectioni, SLAMP, and Fig & Olive.