Shadow News 3.19.2020


Afternoon everyone! As I’ve said at the beginning of this year, I’m making added changes to the blog and today we have Shadow News. It’s almost like the news or announcement blogs in the past, but the title is different.

Vudu is having a Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Viewing Pary tomorrow. I just found this out today! If your a Vudu subscriber and want to RSVP today, take a look at this…

The Rise of Skywalker #VuduViewingParty

 · Hosted by Vudu
  • Friday, March 20, 2020 at 6 PM – 9 PM PDT

    Announcing the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker #VuduViewingParty

    Friday, 3/20/20
    6PM PT/ 9 PM ET

    Celebrate the cumulation of one of the greatest sagas of all time – The Rise of Skywalker. All your training, preparation, and planning have brought you to this moment. Join us for prizes, trivia, and fun.

    Watch it now PLUS get exclusive collector’s content:

For more information please go to this site:



A message I received from TIFF Bell Lightbox.

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To our valued patrons of TIFF Bell Lightbox,

Like you, we have been following the updates on COVID-19 closely. We have taken measures to help protect our staff and audience, including social distancing. Today, we take the extraordinary measure of closing TIFF Bell Lightbox, along with its programming, as of 5pm, Saturday, March 14, for a one-month period until Tuesday, April 14, to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. All canceled events will be refunded and will be refunded to credit cards automatically.

This has been a heartbreaking but necessary decision. The health and safety of our community remain of the utmost importance to us. Medical evidence and guidance from all levels of government tell us that we can slow the progress of the virus by gathering less in groups. We want to do everything we can to contribute to safeguarding our collective well-being. We continue to monitor news of the pandemic daily and will follow the advice of Toronto Public Health and provincial and federal authorities.

In the worst of times, we need the illumination that art provides more than ever. We need the comfort of the community more than ever. At TIFF, we stand with our fellow film and arts organizations that have seen their events canceled or postponed. We stand with artists eager to engage audiences with their work. To that end, we will be looking for every opportunity to continue doing what we do best, building bridges between great films and passionate audiences.

We encourage you to do the same. Check-in on your friends and family. Share your favourite films with them to watch at home. Champion independent artists who need to be better known via your social networks. Let’s use great art to confront our fears, soothe our anxieties, and connect with one another. Let’s keep talking, and sharing, and responding to the power of film and every art form. Brighter days are coming.

We look forward to when we can welcome audiences back to TIFF Bell Lightbox. In the meantime, we’ll continue having conversations about film, and keep our film community strong, on our social media channels.

We are wishing you all good health.

Thank you,



Joana Vicente, Executive Director & Co-Head and Cameron Bailey, Artistic Director & Co-Head


From Artsy Shark

A message from Carolyn Edlund of Artsy Shark.

During these uncertain days as we deal with the effects of the Coronavirus, it can seem like the world has been canceled for the foreseeable future. Of course, it makes good sense to practice social distancing; protecting everyone’s health is a priority. But the virus may also have stopped your art business in its tracks. My own travel schedule has been scrapped, and workshops postponed. Many opportunities have been put on hold. Has this happened to you?
Even though we might be stuck in one location or feel incredibly limited, there are still ways to take positive action. I’ve just published an article on 50 Things Artists Can Do While Self-Isolated with plenty of ideas that you may find useful. Have you found ways to be productive during this downtime?
In this issue of Updates, you will also find our current group of featured artists, who share their inspirational work in many mediums. Enjoy, and please share.
Stay safe and be well.
Carolyn Edlund, Founder of Artsy Shark 
Lastly, I know most of you have seen this, but I’m going to share this with you anyway because it’s very important

Public Service Announcement


Help stop coronavirus

    HANDSWash them often
    ELBOWCough into it
    FACEDon’t touch it
    FEETStay more than 3ft apart
    FEELsick? Stay home
General public health information
Come back this weekend for Weekend Updates and Women in Fashion, Film, and Games. Enjoy your Thursday, be safe, be healthy, be blessed.
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