Right after the Oscar nominations, The Toscars teams have just been selected, next step is now on with the writing…
The Toscars, now in its 9th year, are a group of comedians, writers, directors and producers who create 5-mn parody films of the nominated films for best picture at that sound-a-like award show ! Teams have 3 weeks to write, direct, cast, shoot, edit and score their masterpieces. This year’s show will be MC’d by Emmy award winner Jai Rodriguez from Queer Eye For The straight Guy.
The 8 teams of up to 10 members will be judged by the newly formed Whacademy, made up of 40 former winners and participants of years past, in 10 categories including Best Whacting (acting), Best Cutter (editor), Best Tunes (score), Best Looking (DP), and others.
The night will start with a red carpet and cocktail reception in the courtyard of the Renberg Theatre in West Hollywood, followed by the screening of the 8 films which will segue straight into the awards (full list of presenters to be announced soon).
Afterwards, the winners will be celebrated with a dessert reception. One thing that is guaranteed – a lot of fun will be had.
Toscars rules: teams of a maximum of 10 people are given $250 to create their parody film. The films can be no longer than 5 mn, and the title must be different from the original.