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UNE FETE TO ENJOY

11/18/2003 12:00:00 AM

On November 18, 2003 in New York City, Chiara Mastroianni hosted a reception and silent auction to launch le Enjoy, a new fragrance from Jean Patou Paris.  The Film Foundation received a portion of the proceeds from the first week of sales of Enjoy at Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as ticket sales from a three-evening film series hosted by Jean Patou Paris at New York’s Sunshine Cinema.

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Press Release: THE FILM FOUNDATION'S 2003 PRESERVATION AWARD

The Film Foundation

11/16/2003 12:00:00 AM

As part of the 4th Annual DGA Honors, the Directors Guild of America and The Film Foundation honored Curtis Hanson with the Film Preservation Award for his commitment and dedication to film preservation, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City on November 16, 2003. 

The DGA holds this annual gala to celebrate and recognize individuals and organizations that have made outstanding cultural contributions to film and television production.  In addition to Curtis Hanson, filmmaker Robert Altman, AFL-CIO President John J. Sweeney, and Maine Senator Olympia Snowe were recognized. The USC School of Film and Television received a donation to its scholarship fund in recognition of the continued excellence of their department.   

TFF Artists Rights Council member Miloš Forman presented the award to Curtis Hanson.  Prior to the presentation, Donald Sosin, composer and acclaimed silent film accompanist, played an original piece to the clip from the silent film, MY BEST GIRL (1927, d. Sam Taylor), restored by UCLA and funded by The Film Foundation and the Mary Pickford Foundation. 

 Picture: Curtis Hanson receives the inaugural 2003 Film Foundation Film Preservation Award at the DGA Honors in New York City. Hanson was honored for his long-time commitment to, and support for, the issue of film preservation.

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AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS 2003 NATIONAL ARTS AWARDS

11/11/2003 12:00:00 AM

On November 11, 2003 at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in New York City, Americans for the Arts honored Sofia Coppola with the Young Artist Award for Artistic Excellence, as part of their annual National Arts Award gala, co-chaired by Veronica Hearst, Agnes Gund, and Eli Broad.  

Each year, the Americans for the Arts (AFTA) honors notable artists for their work, and commend philanthropists who have made contributions to the arts. AFTA has formed a multi-year partnership with The Film Foundation for the purpose of recognizing film as an art form, as well as increasing funding opportunities for film preservation. Through this new alliance, The Film Foundation selected filmmaker Sofia Coppola to be honored for her remarkable accomplishments.

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VANITY FAIR AND THE FILM FOUNDATION CO-HOST REEL TALK WITH GARY ROSS, TOBEY MAGUIRE AND JEFF BRIDGES

10/7/2003 12:00:00 AM

On October 7, The Film Foundation and Vanity Fair co-hosted Reel Talk with director Gary Ross and actors Tobey Maguire and Jeff Bridges, discussing their creative collaboration, SEABISCUIT (2003), and the films that have inspired their work. 

Films discussed included: MANHATTAN (1979, d. Woody Allen), LENNY (1974, d. Bob Fosse), NETWORK (1976, d. Sidney Lumet), DR. STRANGELOVE (1964, d. Stanley Kubrick), and THE GOLD RUSH (1925, d. Charlie Chaplin).  The evening was moderated by New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell.  
 

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