Tamala Jones, Margaret O'Brien, Edward Saxon and More Set for 2014 HOLLYWOOD NETWORKING BREAKFAST Today
Special guests will include Tamala Jones (ABC's Castle), Academy Award winner George Chakiris, Juvenile Academy Award winner Margaret O'Brien, as well as featuring special guest speaker, Academy Award-Winning Producer, Edward Saxon, for an audience Q&A.
Participants can cast their pre-oscar ballots for the 2014 Academy Awards and get a chance to win a VIP Red Carpet Hollywood Networking Breakfast Package:
- A FREE Hollywood Networking Breakfast in 2014
- Seating at VIP Head Table with Breakfast Guest Speaker of Selected Breakfast
- Red Carpet Photo with Guest Speaker of Selected Breakfast on Step-and-Repeat
- Priority Consideration for Private Meeting with a Participating Breakfast Speaker
- VIP On-Lot Parking on Day of Selected Breakfast
Come to the event and witness a Q&A and have breakfast with Academy Award-winning producer, Edward Saxon, who's been making critically-acclaimed, successful box office feature films for 25 years. As principal of his own independent production company, he has developed and produced films with FOX UNIVERSAL, WARNER BROTHERS, COLUMBIA, PARAMOUNT, and Disney STUDIOS. Saxon also works with numerous Independent financiers and distributors, including a multi-year pact with participant media (Lincoln, North Country), one of the leading independent distribution companies in the film market. Saxon's films combined have grossed over $700M at the box office worldwide and garnered 21 nominations and 8 Academy Awards. Saxon won his first Oscar for The Silence of the Lambs which swept Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, and Best Picture at the Academy Awards categories in the same year -- and to date remains one of only three films in the history of American cinema to achieve the distinction. Saxon has also produced: Philadelphia, garnering two Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Tom Hanks). Adaptation, which was nominated for 4 Academy Awards; and the Academy Award-nominated documentary Mandela, based on the true life story of Nelson Mandela in which he stars along with former wife Winnie Mandela. Other titles include: Our Family Wedding, Fast Food Nation, Ulee's Gold, Beloved and the HBO Series Enlightened. Saxon has been a member of the Academy since 1991. He has worked with such talent as Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Spike Jones, Jodi Foster, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Demme, Shirley Maclaine, and Christopher Plummer, among others.
Currently Saxon is producing Elsa & Fred starring Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer, directed by Academy Award-nominee Michael Radford (Il Postino), due for release in 2014.