20 Super Fans Coming to TCM as Guest Programmers This April
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has invited 20 super fans to help introduce their favorite movies on-air this April in celebration of TCM's 20th anniversary as a leading authority in classic film. Leading the pack is Tiffany Vazquez of New York City, who was recently chosen as the winner of the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest. Tiffany and 19 other super fans will serve as Fan Guest Programmers during the week of April 7, introducing their favorite films on-air with TCM host Robert Osborne.
Tiffany was one of hundreds of contestants who submitted videos of themselves introducing their favorite films. As the grand prize winner, Tiffany will receive a trip for two to Hollywood for the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, including airfare, accommodations and a pair of festival passes. Once there, she will be invited to introduce one of the films screening during the star-studded event, which will take place April 10-13.
"The response to the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest demonstrated the enormous passion TCM's fans have for classic movies," said Jeff Gregor, general manager of Turner Classic Movies and chief marketing officer of TCM, TNT and TBS. "That passion, which is also shared by everyone working at TCM, has been the driver of our success for the past 20 years. Thanks to everyone who participated, and congratulations to Tiffany and all the rest of the fans chosen to be TCM Guest Programmers. We especially look forward to introducing Tiffany to TCM fans from around the globe at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival."
Judges of the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest were greatly impressed with Tiffany's video, from the content to the staging to the creative use of effects. The result is a video that actually looks like the movie she discusses: the seminal crime procedural movie, The Naked City (1948). Tiffany's submission video can be seen online at http://fancontest.tcm.com/entries/add.
Tiffany will join Robert Osborne to introduce The Naked City on TCM Monday, April 7, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). Her appearance will kick off five straight nights of Fan Guest Programmers, with a total of 20 super fans introducing their favorite movies. Thirteen of the super fans competed with Tiffany in the TCM Ultimate Fan Contest, and six were hand-picked by Turner Classic Movies staff. The following is a complete schedule for TCM's Fan Guest Programmers, celebrating TCM's 20th Anniversary:
TCM's 20th Anniversary - Fan Guest Programmers - April
Monday, April 7
8 p.m. The Naked City (1948) - Co-hosted by TCM Ultimate Fan Contest Winner Tiffany Vazquez (New York, N.Y.)
9:45 p.m. A Face in the Crowd (1957) - Co-hosted by Craig Shemin (New York, N.Y.)
Midnight Show People (1928) - Co-hosted by Michelle Curtis (Winter Garden, Fla.)
1:30 a.m. Them! (1954) - Co-hosted by Steve Hayes (New York, N.Y.)
Tuesday, April 8
8 p.m. The Catered Affair (1956) - Co-hosted by Pat Hill-Yandell (Plano, Texas)
9:45 p.m. Witness for the Prosecution (1958) - Co-hosted by Dominique Breckinridge (Plano, Texas)
Midnight Modern Times (1936) - Co-hosted by Shane Fleming (New York, N.Y.)
1:45 a.m. A Woman Under the Influence (1974) - Co-hosted by Whitney Matheson (New York, N.Y.)
Wednesday, April 9
8 p.m. Waterloo Bridge (1940) - Co-hosted by Stephanie Del Papa (Miami, Fla.)
10 p.m. The Philadelphia Story (1940) - Co-hosted by Kim McShane (Tallahassee, Fla.)
Midnight TCM Premiere: Went the Day Well? (1942) - Co-hosted by Glenn Taranto (Culver City, Calif.)
1:45 a.m. 12 Angry Men (1957) - Co-hosted by Onalee McGraw (Front Royal, Va.)
Thursday, April 10
8 p.m. Young at Heart (1955) - Co-hosted by Hanna Kass (New York, N.Y.)
10:15 p.m. TCM Premiere: A Man Called Adam (1966) - Co-hosted by Petri Hawkins Byrd, Judge Judy's bailiff (Elk Grove, Calif.)
Midnight The Bad and the Beautiful (1952) - Co-hosted by Matt Roush, TV Guide critic (Los Angeles, Calif.)
2:15 a.m. The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) - Co-hosted by Robert Best (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Friday, April 11
8 p.m. Summer Stock (1950) - Co-hosted by Sara Harmon (Wichita, Kan.)
10 p.m. Sunday in New York (1963) - Co-hosted by Laura Ackerman-Pauze (Granville, Ohio)
Midnight The Nights of Cabiria (1957) - Co-hosted by Alberto Ferreras (New York, N.Y.)
2:15 a.m. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - Co-hosted by Peter Tulba (New York, N.Y.)
About Turner Classic Movies (TCM)
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) is a Peabody Award-winning network that presents great films, uncut and commercial-free, from the largest film libraries in the world. TCM, which is available in more than 85 million homes, features the insights of hosts Robert Osborne and Ben Mankiewicz, plus interviews with a wide range of special guests. Currently in its 20th year as a leading authority in classic film, TCM offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials; film series like The Essentials, hosted by Robert Osborne and Drew Barrymore, and Friday Night Spotlight; and annual programming events like 31 Days of Oscar® in February, Summer Under the Stars in August and TCM Essentials Jr. during the summer. TCM also connects with movie fans through such events as the annual TCM Classic Film Festival in Hollywood and the TCM Classic Cruise, as well as through the TCM Classic Film Tour in New York City. In addition, TCM produces a wide range of media about classic film, including books and DVDs, and hosts a wealth of material online at tcm.com and through the Watch TCM mobile app.
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