Mira Nair News

Netflix Chief Content Officer to Be Honored at Gotham Independent Film Awards
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the nation's premier member organization of independent filmmakers, announced today that Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, will be presented with the 24th annual Industry Tribute (more...)

Denzel Washington to Receive Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award; EQUALIZER to Open San Sebastian Festival
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

During the opening gala the star of the film, Denzel Washington, will be presented with the Donostia Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Film Society of Lincoln Center Announces Director Lisandro Alonso as 2014 Filmmaker in Residence
by Movies News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Film Society of Lincoln Center and Jaeger-LeCoultre announced the selection of award-winning Argentine filmmaker Lisandro Alonso as their 2014 Filmmaker in Residence (more...)

WAM Theatre to Host CHANGE MAKERS Summer Benefit, 8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

WAM (Women's Action Movement) Theatre will celebrate its fifth season on Sunday, August 24, with Change Makers, an exciting and relevant evening hosted by acclaimed actress Jayne Atkinson. The celebration is centered on a dynamic panel discussion moderated by WAM Theatre artistic director Kristen van Ginhoven featuring artists whose work catalyzes positive social change. The celebration and benefit, taking place at the Mahaiwe Center for the Performing Arts in Great Barrington, will also include a sneak peek of WAM Theatre's fall production and the announcement of the beneficiary of this year's philanthropic donation. (more...)

4th Annual Eye on India Festival to Kick Off 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Eye on India festival, a unique and colorful extravaganza of Indian culture, returns to Chicago June 5 - 29, 2014. The fourth annual festival honors the wealth of India's cultural heritage by showcasing the best of traditional and contemporary Indian art, literature, theater, film, music and dance. Programs will take place throughout the city and suburbs in venues including the Field Museum, The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, Chicago Temple, Chicago Cultural Center, Reva and David Logan Center at the University of Chicago, Old Town School of Folk Music, Evanston S.P.A.C.E. and the Chicago Park District. (more...)

EYE ON INDIA FESTIVAL Returns to Chicago, June 5-29
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

The Eye on India festival, a unique and colorful extravaganza of Indian culture, returns to Chicago June 5 - 29, 2014. (more...)

25th Anniversary of SVA's Dusty Film & Animation Festival Set for 5/10 - 5/13 - Free For All to Attend
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2014

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. (more...)

Ellen Barkin Among Presenters Announced for 25th Annual DUSTY AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The School of Visual Arts (SVA), celebrating its 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards (more...)

Michael Moore Among Presenters for 25TH ANNUAL DUSTY AWARDS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The School of Visual Arts (SVA), celebrating its 25th Annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival and Awards, taking place May 10-13, 2014, (more...)

Anjelica Huston Receives 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

Anjelica Huston to Receive 2014 Common Wealth Award for Dramatic Arts, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Three renowned achievers will be honored for their lifetime accomplishments with the 35th Annual Common Wealth Awards of Distinguished Service. The awards recognize individuals who have enriched modern culture through their professional and personal endeavors. (more...)

The School of Visual Arts Proudly Announces the 25th Anniversary Dusty Film & Animation Festival to be Held May 10-13, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

NEW YORK, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Dusty Film & Animation Festival, May 10-13, 2014, announced today by Reeves Lehmann, chair of the BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation departments at the School of Visual Arts, New York City, and Annie Flocco, festival producer, SVA faculty member and independent film producer. 'We invite all film lovers to help celebrate this milestone as a testament to the hard work and dedication of hundreds of young filmmakers,' said Lehmann. 'We are proud to showcase the true commitment and remarkable talent of so many artists with this anniversary of the Dustys,' added Flocco. To mark the 25th anniversary, the festival culminates with SVA's Annual Dusty Awards invite-only ceremony, held on Tuesday, May 13, at the SVA Theatre (333 West 23rd Street) in New York City. The Dusty Film & Animation Festival was established and named after SVA Founder Silas 'Dusty' H. Rhodes with the mission of introducing films made by BFA Film and Video and BFA Animation students to a wider audience. (more...)

Bobby Steggert and Frederick Weller Join Tyne Daly in MOTHERS AND SONS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Obie and Drama Desk Award winner Frederick Weller and Tony® Award nominee Bobby Steggert will join Tony® and Emmy® Award winner Tyne Daly in the upcoming Broadway production of Terrence McNally's Mothers and Sons, it was announced today. Weller will portray Cal Porter opposite Daly's Katharine Gerard. Steggert, currently seen on Broadway in Big Fish, reprises the role of Will Ogden which he created in an earlier production of the play at Bucks County Playhouse. Mothers and Sons marks Mr. McNally's 20th Broadway show, and will be directed by Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall). It will play Broadway's John Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Preview performances have been set to begin Sunday, February 23, 2014, and the opening night has been announced for Monday, March 24, 2014. Mothers and Sons is produced on Broadway by Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, Paula Wagner & Debbie Bisno, and Barbara Freitag & Loraine Alterman Boyle. For tickets and more information, visit www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com. (more...)

Jennifer Tipton Selected as Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative Mentor
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

The Rolex Mentor and Protege Arts Initiative today announced the seven celebrated artists, working around the globe, who will mentor seven young artists in 2014-2015. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Honor Bill Sage, 9/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

The impressive screen actor Bill Sage, who made his debut in the films of Hal Hartley, is starring in the acclaimed new horror thriller, We Are What We Are. On this occasion, Museum of the Moving Image presents Bill Sage: Then and Now, two special screenings on consecutive evenings, each followed by conversations with Sage and filmmakers:Simple Men (1992) with director Hal Hartley, co-star Robert Burke, and Sage in person on Monday, September 23, at 7:00 p.m. and a preview screening of We Are What We Are (2013) with director Jim Mickle and Sage in person on Tuesday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. See below for descriptions and ticket information. (more...)

Chicago South Asian Film Festival Reveals 2013 Film Selections
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

The Chicago South Asian Film Festival reveals the film lineup for its fourth annual event to be held between September 20 and 22nd. The festival, to be hosted at the Showplace Icon Theaters and Film Row Cinema at Columbia College will present over 24 films. (more...)

Furman Film Series to Celebrate 18th Season with Festival Circuit Films
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The Furman Film Series offers a unique opportunity to get a first look at a top selection of advance sneak previews and hot-off-the-festival-circuit independent and foreign films (more...)

Celebrities Call on President to Pass Humane Immigration Reform
by TV News Desk - May 07, 2013

Today, over 100 high profile artists, musicians, writers, filmmakers, comedians, directors, producers, and performers are calling on President Obama and Congress to acknowledge the hope and dignity of the American immigrant story by passing just, fair, and inclusive immigration reform. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Findlay, Elliot Goldenthal, Mira Nair and Fred Wilson at NYFA Hall of Fame Event
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2013

The New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) has announced that author and co-director of the Acquavella Gallery Michael Findlay, composer Elliot Goldenthal, filmmaker Mira Nair and visual artist Fred Wilson were inducted into the NYFA Hall of Fame on Tuesday, April 23rd at Espace (635 West 42nd Street). Check out a photo of the honorees below! (more...)

Lincoln Center Kicks Off April 2013 Concerts, Films, and Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2013

Lincoln Center announces its concerts, films and events for April 2013, including American Songbook in the Penthouse, Great Performers, Meet the Artist Saturdays, Target Free Todays and JustFilms at AtriumFlix. Details below! (more...)

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