Today In Events: Rihanna’s N.Y.F.W. Show Bans Phones and Photography, TIFF Venue Refuses to Screen Films From Streaming Platforms, Amazon Plans Nationwide Career Day Events

1. RIHANNA’S N.Y.F.W. SHOW BANS PHONES AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Attendees hoping to Instagram Rihanna’s New York Fashion Week show are out of luck—the Savage x Fenty show has banned all phones inside the venue and restricted photography to the red carpet, due to the fact it will be streamed on Amazon Prime beginning September 20. Media will receive three select images of the event, which takes place tonight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Women’s Wear Daily: “The show combines models, actors, and dancers wearing the latest styles from Savage x Fenty, the intimates collection designed by Rihanna. A number of ‘surprise’ musical performances are expected. The invitation says the show will be ‘nontraditional,’ and will last 40 minutes. In addition to bringing their barcode, showgoers are being asked to bring government-issued I.D. to be presented upon arrival. Once verified, a ticket with one’s seat assignment will be issued.”

2. TIFF VENUE REFUSES TO SCREEN FILMS FROM STREAMING PLATFORMS: Films slated for release on streaming platforms such as Netflix and Amazon Prime won’t be screening for industry executives and press at one downtown Toronto venue during the Toronto International Film Festival. Cineplex, a Canadian exhibition company that owns Scotiabank, told the festival this year that it banned all streaming platform titles from its venue on Richmond Street. The Hollywood Reporter: “There are hundreds of fantastic films screening as part of this year’s festival, and with all those options we asked that our screens feature titles from studios who understand and appreciate the importance of the theatrical release model," Cineplex spokesperson Sarah Van Lange told The Hollywood Reporter. … The new P&I policy has forced the Toronto fest to shift industry and press-only screenings for Amazon and Netflix titles two blocks over to Bell Lightbox on King Street. Cineplex C.E.O. Ellis Jacob, besides being a key sponsor of TIFF with a seat on its board, is also chairman of the National Association of Theatre Owners, the trade organization that represents movie theater operators, who are facing a competitive threat from streaming giants and their movie home-viewing options.” 

3. AMAZON PLANS NATIONWIDE CAREER DAY EVENTS: Amazon will hold job fairs across the U.S. next week, as the e-commerce giant hopes to hire more than 30,000 people by early 2020. The events on September 17 will take place in six locations where the company thinks it can find strong candidates: Boston; Chicago; Dallas; Nashville; Seattle; and Arlington, Virginia, the future home of its second headquarters. ABC News: “Holding a nationwide job fair is unusual for a large company, said Mike Horrigan, president of the nonprofit W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. But he said it may be a good way for a company like Amazon, which needs to fill thousands of jobs in a tight job market, to quickly screen candidates with the right skills.”