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INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS

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As the first event to honor independent film exclusively, the Film Independent Spirit Awards has made a name for itself as the premier awards event for the independent film community. It's a celebration of the spirited pioneers who bring a unique vision to filmmaking. Currently in its 26th year, the show is as original as the films and filmmakers it honors.

The Spirit Awards will air on IFC on Saturday, February 23rd at 10/9c.

Christopher Lloyd Will Lead Shakespeare & Company's KING LEAR Photo Christopher Lloyd Will Lead Shakespeare & Company's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2021

Shakespeare & Company will launch its 2021 season with a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Nicole Ricciardi, King Lear will run July 2 through August 29....
The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Reaches Crowd-Funding Goal of $100,000, To Benefit New Y Photo The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Reaches Crowd-Funding Goal of $100,000, To Benefit New York/New Jersey Musicians
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2020

GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill and nonprofit the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announced they have reached their crowd-funding goal of $100,000 raised through the ALJA Emergency Artist Fund (GoFundMe) and 'Giving Tuesday' initiative to help New York/New Jersey-based jazz mu...
The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Reaches Crowd-Funding Goal of $100,000, To Benefit New Y Photo The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Reaches Crowd-Funding Goal of $100,000, To Benefit New York/New Jersey Musicians
by BWW News Desk - December 18, 2020

GRAMMY Award-winning pianist/composer Arturo O'Farrill and nonprofit the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) announced they have reached their crowd-funding goal of $100,000 raised through the ALJA Emergency Artist Fund (GoFundMe) and 'Giving Tuesday' initiative to help New York/New Jersey-based jazz mu...
Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Ann Photo Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - October 15, 2020

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors, musical directors and casting for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be reimagined and shared online through Broadway On ...
The 6th Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Official Competition Selection Photo The 6th Annual Asian World Film Festival Announces Official Competition Selection
by TV News Desk - February 16, 2021

Legendary Vietnamese-American actress Kieu Chinh (The Joy Luck Club, Journey from the Fall) will receive the Snow Leopard Lifetime Achievement Award for her film, humanitarian and philanthropic work. ...
ITS WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE WANTED Launches On The Festival Circuit Photo ITS WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE WANTED Launches On The Festival Circuit
by BWW News Desk - October 03, 2020

'It's What She Would Have Wanted,' Short Dramedy TV pilot takes off onto the festival circuit this week beginning with Nashville Film Festival, October 1st - 7th, Mill Valley Film Festival, October 9th - 18th and LA Shorts International Film Festival, October 2nd- 31st....
2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards Announced Photo 2021 Sundance Film Festival Awards Announced
by TV News Desk - February 03, 2021

After six days and 73 feature films, the 2021 Sundance Film Festival’s Awards Ceremony took place tonight, hosted by actor and comedian Patton Oswalt, with jurors presenting 24 prizes for feature filmmaking and seven for Short Films....
Onassis USA Announces The Eureka Commissions, A Program Supporting New Projects From Photo Onassis USA Announces The Eureka Commissions, A Program Supporting New Projects From 15 Artists
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2020

Onassis USA announces the Eureka Commissions, an initiative catalyzing forward-looking, exploratory, interrogative work within a new cultural landscape irrevocably changed by COVID-19 and a society grappling with social and racial injustice. ...
New Jersey State Bar Foundation Funds Pushcart Players Remote Learning Photo New Jersey State Bar Foundation Funds Pushcart Players Remote Learning
by BWW News Desk - November 09, 2020

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award winning educational theater for young and family audiences has received a generous investment from The New Jersey State Bar Foundation (NJSBF) with a grant to underwrite distance learning in New Jersey schools. The initiative makes video footage and lesson plans ...
Acclaimed PBS Television Series POV Announces 34th Season Photo Acclaimed PBS Television Series POV Announces 34th Season
by TV News Desk - May 06, 2021

The season kicks off with writer and comedian CJ Hunt’s directorial debut, The Neutral Ground, on July 5....
VIDEO: Kerry Washington Reveals How She Talks to Her Kids About Politics Photo VIDEO: Kerry Washington Reveals How She Talks to Her Kids About Politics
by Stage Tube - November 05, 2020

Kerry talks about the great election turn out, working hard on the campaign for Joe Biden, traveling to meet with volunteers, watching the returns come in, talking to her kids about politics, her father Earl, her parents teaching her the importance of voting from a young age, speaking at the Democra...
2021 Los Angeles Artadia Awardees Announced Photo 2021 Los Angeles Artadia Awardees Announced
by BWW News Desk - March 18, 2021

Roberson will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds supported by Capital Group Private Client Services; Sepuya was selected as the recipient of the Angeles Art Fund Artadia Award and will receive $10,000 in unrestricted funds; and Xie was selected as the Marciano Art Foundation Artadia Awardee and w...
The Cranford Theater Joins the Garden State Film Festival Photo The Cranford Theater Joins the Garden State Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - January 08, 2021

The globally recognized Garden State Film Festival (GSFF) returns with their 19th edition in 2021 with two new surprises: adding a new sixth day and welcoming their newest screening location, the Cranford Theater.  The festival will entail independent films from around the globe, plus announcing the...
Gavin Creel, Jeremy Jordan & More Will Join Shoshana Bean for SING YOUR HALLELUJAH Co Photo Gavin Creel, Jeremy Jordan & More Will Join Shoshana Bean for SING YOUR HALLELUJAH Concert
by BWW News Desk - November 23, 2020

In 2018 and 2019, Broadway star and Billboard #1 recording artist Shoshana Bean began a holiday tradition with her acclaimed, sold out shows at the world-famous Apollo Theater in New York City. Now rejoice! Shoshana will keep that tradition alive this year with Sing Your Hallelujah, a holiday concer...
HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME Will Screen March 28 at Oxford Film Festival Photo HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME Will Screen March 28 at Oxford Film Festival
by TV News Desk - March 09, 2021

Rapp is thrilled to return to Oxford where she lived for a couple of years in the mid 90s to study short story writing before moving back to Los Angeles to write movies for Robert Altman. Two years later her movie, Cookie’s Fortune, a Mississippi comedy, was directed and produced by Altman and filme...
Onassis USA Announces The Eureka Commissions, A Program Supporting New Projects From Photo Onassis USA Announces The Eureka Commissions, A Program Supporting New Projects From 15 Artists
by BWW News Desk - December 22, 2020

Onassis USA announces the Eureka Commissions, an initiative catalyzing forward-looking, exploratory, interrogative work within a new cultural landscape irrevocably changed by COVID-19 and a society grappling with social and racial injustice. ...
Tyler Perry Will Be Honored With Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at THE ACADEMY AWAR Photo Tyler Perry Will Be Honored With Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at THE ACADEMY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - January 14, 2021

The Academy announced today that its Board of Governors voted to present Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Awards to filmmaker Tyler Perry and to the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF).  The Oscar® statuettes will be presented at the 93rd Oscars®, which airs live on ABC and broadcast outlets worldwide...
Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, TV Producer Jennifer Photo Listen: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine and Special Guest, TV Producer Jennifer Todd
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - May 03, 2021

Today's episode features movie producer Jennifer Todd, who has partnered with Hamilton's Tommy Kail on a new TV company with 20th Century Fox. Her next project is the filmed version of Come From Away....
Christopher Lloyd Will Lead Shakespeare & Company's KING LEAR Photo Christopher Lloyd Will Lead Shakespeare & Company's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - March 31, 2021

Shakespeare & Company will launch its 2021 season with a production of Shakespeare's King Lear, featuring acclaimed actor and three-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd. Directed by Nicole Ricciardi, King Lear will run July 2 through August 29....
HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME Will Screen March 28 at Oxford Film Festival Photo HORTON FOOTE: THE ROAD TO HOME Will Screen March 28 at Oxford Film Festival
by TV News Desk - March 09, 2021

Rapp is thrilled to return to Oxford where she lived for a couple of years in the mid 90s to study short story writing before moving back to Los Angeles to write movies for Robert Altman. Two years later her movie, Cookie’s Fortune, a Mississippi comedy, was directed and produced by Altman and filme...
THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS Documentary Gaining Steam on the Festival Circuit Photo THE NEW ABOLITIONISTS Documentary Gaining Steam on the Festival Circuit
by TV News Desk - November 11, 2020

“The New Abolitionists,” a documentary by actress/producer Christina Zorich, tracks her journey as she follows committed abolitionists throughout Southeast Asia as they attempt to affect change and put an end to human sex trafficking....
Zenetta S. Drew Nominated for 2021 APAP Award Photo Zenetta S. Drew Nominated for 2021 APAP Award
by BWW News Desk - April 09, 2021

The Association of Performing Arts Professionals announced the nominees for its APAP Awards, including Dallas Black Dance Theatre Executive Director Zenetta S. Drew. The APAP Honors, a virtual ceremony, will take place on Thursday, May 6, 2021 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. (EDT). The event is free and open-to...
Gibney Company Welcomes Six New Dancers Photo Gibney Company Welcomes Six New Dancers
by BWW News Desk - September 29, 2020

Gibney Company, the resident company of Gibney, the New York City-based dance and social justice organization, welcomes six new Company members, known as Artistic Associates. ...
13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Announces Award Winning Films Photo 13th Annual Bushwick Film Festival Announces Award Winning Films
by TV News Desk - October 29, 2020

The Bushwick Film Festival (BFF) celebrated its 13th edition virtually this year from October 21 - 25....
Dennis Quaid Releases New Single 'Friends' Photo Dennis Quaid Releases New Single 'Friends'
by TV News Desk - November 27, 2020

Unifying global superstar Dennis Quaid released “Friends,' a song meant to unify and celebrate individuality, ethnicity and heritage as this tumultuous year comes to an end. ...