A24’s ‘Past Lives’ Lands Interim Agreement Allowing Talent To Participate In FYC Events This Award Season

The A24 drama Past Lives has landed an interim agreement from SAG-AFTRA allowing actors to participate in upcoming events this award season. Premiering at this years Sundance Film Festival and bowing in theaters in June, the film finds itself a contender in several categories including best actor, actress and supporting actor for Greta Lee, Teo Yoo and John Magaor. A24 does not fall under the AMPTP banner and because of this was able to apply and be granted an interim agreement, allowing its talent to participate in award season events that a majority of actors in award season contenders will not be able to due since most of the films are produced by AMPTP studios.

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A24 has already been granted interim agreements for films, like Mother Mary, to finish shooting films during the SAG AFTRA strike but this marks the first time a film that has been released well before the strike, has landed an agreement for award season campaign purposes. Several films like Neon’s Ferrari applied and were granted interim agreements so that talent could promote films at the fall festivals, essentially launching there own campaigns.

Past Lives was written and directed by Celine Song and starring Lee, Yoo and John Magaro follows Nora and Hae Sung, two deeply connected childhood friends, are parted after Nora’s family emigrates from South Korea. Two decades later, they are reunited in New York for one fateful week, confronting notions of destiny, love, and the choices that make a life. Playwright Song, in her first feature, explores ‘in-yun,’ a Korean belief in fate that connects two people who knew each other in a past life.

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