Thursday, January 05, 2023

January 05 - More Awards

Congratulations to the set decorating team of the 'ELVIS' movie on being nominated for Best Achievement in Decor/Design of a Period Feature Film by the Set Decorators Society of America (SDSA).

Wahre Geschichten

Due for release from the German Novum Verlag on Septewmber 30, 2023 is the 150-page paperback 'Wahre Geschichten aus dem Leben des Angeblich Toten Elvis Aaron Presley' by Felix Latschenkopf.  More information when available. 

James Burton on Guitar

After more than six months of hospitalization for kidney cancer and a fractured hip, Elvis' legendary TCB Band guitarist James Burton appears to be on the mend. 

He even took his guitar back this week to 'jam' with his friend Link Detten, a well-known producer who also lives in Nashville. 

Break Through Performance Award 

Austin Butler won the Break Through Performance Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Director Baz Luhrmann won the Creative Impact in Directing award at the Palm Springs Film Festival.

Accepting his award, Luhrmann said that like children, he loves all his films equally but differently. But “Elvis,” he said, was different because “We almost lost that child.”

“During the pandemic, Tom got some cold thing,” Luhrmann recalled. “And the film fell apart – I couldn’t keep the cast together.”

“I went to Austin and said the film’s over,” Luhrmann said. But Butler had an incredible connection to the movie, and he said “I’m not going,” Luhrmann remembered. “He inspired me to go back to Tom and say, ‘You’ve got to do this.”

“We held this child like a precious, precious thing because its mission was to get born and bring audiences back into theaters, and the fact that it actually happened is why I’m standing here now,” Luhrmann said.

(Source: Elvis Movie on Facebook / James Burton Facebook / Varyety)