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2003 TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
TO SALUTE HOLLYWOOD’S ACCOMPLISHED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONORS
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 2003
TEMECULA, CA --- For a few exceptional people, the entertainment industry is more than a job, it’s a brilliant career of quality work and notable accomplishments. The 2003 Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival (TVIFMF) is proud to announce the honorees for the Lifetime Achievement Award, to be presented at the annual Black Tie Awards Gala , 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2003. This year’s honorees include: Actress, Diane Ladd, Director, Penelope Spheeris, and UCLA’s School of Theatre Film & Television Professor Emeritus, Dr. Howard Suber .
Celebrating nine years, the TVIFMF is slated for September 10-14, 2003 at The Movie Experience 10 at Tower Plaza (25735 Ynez Road). Last year the festival had over 6,000 attendees, boasting participation from 200 filmmakers, musicians, producers, directors, writers, judges, cast and crew. The Lifetime Achievement Awards have been part of the festival since inception back in 1995. Past recipients include: Ray Charles, Rita Coolidge, Shirley Jones Robert Wise, Carl Reiner, Howard Koch, Marsha Mason, Billy Preston, Patty Duke and William Shatner.
This year's honorees incorporate a distinguished slate of Hollywood’s most accomplished. Career multi-hyphenate, Diane Ladd is an internationally recognized actress/writer/director and entertainment activist. Her Lifetime Achievement Award honors more than forty years of acting in film & television. Ladd's credits include “Rambling Rose,” “Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore,” “Black Widow” and “28 Days.”
Joining Ladd in Lifetime Achievement honors is Penelope Spheeris, acclaimed director for outstanding contributions to the directing profession. Her credits include “Wayne's World,” “The Decline Of Western Civilization,” and “Suburbia,” Honored for significant film education contributions is Dr. Howard Suber, Professor Emeritus at the UCLA School of Theater Film and Television and consultant/expert witness on copyright/creative control issues to all major film studios. Suber helped establish and chair the UCLA Film Archive, the Critical Studies and Ph.D. Programs, and the Film & Television Producers Program. Geoffrey Gilmore, Director, Film Festival Programming/Special Projects at the Sundance Institute will be introducing Suber for his honor.
TVIFMF’s tradition of showcasing excellence in film and music has featured emerging styles from North America and 20+ countries around the world.
For information, call 909/699-6267, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Festival website - http://www.tviff.com. Media contact: Stacey Kumagai at 818/506-8675 or email@example.com