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Independent Spirit Award
The Film Independent Spirit Awards[2] (abbreviated "Spirit Awards" and originally known as the FINDIE or Friends of Independents Awards), founded in 1984,[3] are awards dedicated to independent filmmakers.[4][5] Winners were typically presented with acrylic glass pyramids containing suspended shoestrings representing the paltry budgets of independent films. Since 2006, winners have received a trophy depicting a bird with its wings spread sitting atop of a pole with the shoestrings from the previous design wrapped around the pole. In 1986, the event was renamed the Independent Spirit Awards
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The Advocate
The Advocate
The Advocate
is an American LGBT-interest magazine, printed bi-monthly[2] and available by subscription. The Advocate
The Advocate
brand also includes a website. Both magazine and website have an editorial focus on news, politics, opinion, and arts and entertainment of interest to lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) people
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Filmex
The Los Angeles International Film Exposition, also called Filmex, was an annual Los Angeles film festival held in the 1970s and early 1980s. It was the predecessor of the American Film Institute's Los Angeles International Film Festival. After the final Filmex festival in 1983, the founders/organizers of the festival devoted their attentions to developing a new nonprofit cultural organization, the American Cinematheque, which they created to be a permanent year-round film festival in Los Angeles.Contents1 Filmex Timeline1.1 1971 1.2 1972 1.3 1974 1.4 1975 1.5 1976 1.6 1977 1.7 1978 1.8 1979 1.9 1980 1.10 1981 1.11 1982 1.12 1983 1.13 1986 1.14 19872 References Filmex Timeline[edit] 1971[edit]The First Los Angeles International Film Exposition, a.k.a
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Jamie Lee Curtis
Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (née Curtis; born November 22, 1958), commonly known as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American actress and author. She made her film debut in 1978 by starring as Laurie Strode
Laurie Strode
in John Carpenter's Halloween
Halloween
(1978). A big hit, the film established her as a notable actress in horror, and she subsequently starred in Halloween
Halloween
II (1981), The Fog
The Fog
(1980), Prom Night (1980), Terror Train
Terror Train
(1980), and Roadgames
Roadgames
(1981), gaining the status of "scream queen" to mainstream audiences
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Peter Coyote
Peter Coyote
Coyote
(born Robert Peter Cohon; October 10, 1941)[1][3] is an American actor, author, director, screenwriter and narrator of films, theatre, television and audiobooks. He is known for performing in films including E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
(1982), Cross Creek (1983), Jagged Edge (1985), Patch Adams (1998), Erin Brockovich (2000), A Walk to Remember (2002), Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012) and Good Kill (2014). He was the "Voice of Oscar" for the 72nd Academy Awards ceremony, the first Oscars announcer to be seen on-camera.[4] Coyote's voice work includes narrating the opening ceremony of the 2002 Winter Olympics
2002 Winter Olympics
and Apple's iPad Retina Display campaign
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Anna Thomas
Anna Thomas (born July 12, 1948) is a film screenwriter, film producer and writer.[1] She was born in Stuttgart, Germany, to a Polish family and came to the United States as an infant. She grew up in Michigan and California. Thomas met her future husband Gregory Nava
Gregory Nava
while working on her master's degree at University of California, Los Angeles. They married in 1975 and have collaborated on many projects. They have two sons: Christopher (born 1984) and Teddy (born 1985).Contents1 Biography1.1 Education 1.2 Career 1.3 Film work 1.4 Today2 Books written 3 Screenwriting filmography 4 Award nominations 5 Awards won 6 References 7 External linksBiography[edit] Education[edit] While at the film school at UCLA
UCLA
Thomas wrote, produced and directed her master's thesis film, a dramatic feature titled The Haunting of M, a turn of the century ghost story, shot in Scotland
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Gregory Nava
Gregory James Nava (born April 10, 1949) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter.Contents1 Personal life 2 Career2.1 Recent projects3 Filmography 4 Television 5 Accolades 6 References 7 External linksPersonal life[edit] Nava was born in San Diego, of Mexican and Basque heritage. Nava graduated from St. Augustine High School in San Diego and went on to attend film school at UCLA
UCLA
where he earned an MFA in 1976. At UCLA
UCLA
he directed the short film The Journal of Diego Rodriguez Silva (based on the life of García Lorca), and for this work, won the Best Dramatic Film Award at the National Student Film Festival. Nava married Anna Thomas in 1975. They collaborated on many projects, and had sons Christopher (born 1984) and Teddy (born 1985) before separating in 1995. They eventually divorced in 2006
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Piaget SA
Georges Edouard Piaget (Founder) Yves Piaget (President) Chabi Nouri (Chief Executive Officer)Products Watches, jewelsParent RichemontWebsite Piaget.com Piaget SA
Piaget SA
(French pronunciation: ​[pja.ʒɛ]) is a Swiss luxury watchmaker and jeweller, founded in 1874 by Georges Piaget in the village of La Côte-aux-Fées, which belongs to the Swiss Richemont group, specialists in the luxury goods industry. The company was founded as a manufacturer of watch movements but began marketing its own line of watches in the 20th century. In 2008,
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American Cinematheque
The American Cinematheque is an independent, non-profit cultural organization in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
dedicated exclusively to the public presentation of the moving image in all its forms.[1] It is considered among the premier organizations of its kind in America.[citation needed] The Cinematheque was created in 1981 as an offshoot of the annual Filmex Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Film
Film
Festival which ran every year from 1971 to 1983. After five years of fund-raising and planning, the Cinematheque launched its first series of screenings in 1987. It presents festivals and retrospectives that screen the best of worldwide cinema, video and television from the past and present - ranging from the classics to the outer frontiers of the art form
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Carolyn Pfeiffer
Carolyn Pfeiffer is an American film producer.[1]Contents1 Early life and career 2 Alive Films/Island Alive 3 Jamaica 4 Burnt Orange Productions 5 ReferencesEarly life and career[edit] Carolyn Pfeiffer was born in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
and grew up in Madison, North Carolina. After attending Guilford College
Guilford College
she moved to Europe and began a career in motion pictures. She first worked in Rome as Claudia Cardinale's assistant on films including Federico Fellini's 8 ½, Luchino Visconti's The Leopard and Blake Edwards’ The Pink Panther. She then moved to Paris and worked as an associate producer for Alain Delon's production company. Within a year she joined Omar Sharif as his executive assistant and worked on many of his films including Doctor Zhivago. Four years later Pfeiffer moved to London and started her own public relations company
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Julie Carmen
Julie Carmen
Julie Carmen
(born April 4, 1954) is an American actress, dancer and a licensed psychotherapist. She came to prominence onscreen in the 1980s, winning the Venice Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Award for her role in John Cassavetes' film, Gloria (1980), opposite Gena Rowlands. Her acting training was with Sanford Meisner
Sanford Meisner
at Neighborhood Playhouse and with Uta Hagen
Uta Hagen
at HB Studios. Carmen was on the Board of Directors of both Women in Film for three years and IFP/West for six years.Contents1 Acting work 2 Education 3 Psychotherapist 4 References 5 External linksActing work[edit]This section of a biography of a living person needs additional citations for verification. Please help by adding reliable sources. Contentious material about living persons that is unsourced or poorly sourced must be removed immediately, especially if potentially libelous or harmful
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Arthur Dong
Arthur Dong is an Oscar® nominated filmmaker and award-winning author whose work centers on Asia America and anti-gay prejudice. He received a BA (in film) from San Francisco State University
San Francisco State University
and a Directing Fellow Certificate at the American Film Institute Center for Advanced Film Studies. In 2007, SFSU named Dong its Alumnus of the year “for his continued success in the challenging arena of independent documentary filmmaking and his longstanding commitment to social justice."[1] Dong is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences where he served on the Board of Governors from 2002-2006 (Documentary Branch). He is also a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and has served on the boards of Film Independent (formerly IFP/West), the National Film Preservation Board
National Film Preservation Board
at the Library of Congress, and Outfest
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Matthew Breen (journalist)
Matthew Breen is an American journalist and editor living in New York, NY, United States. He is the editorial director at Logo.[1] He was previously the editor-in-chief of The Advocate, a national LGBT news magazine,[2] and deputy editor at Out
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International Standard Book Number
"ISBN" redirects here. For other uses, see ISBN (other).International Standard Book
Book
NumberA 13-digit ISBN, 978-3-16-148410-0, as represented by an EAN-13 bar codeAcronym ISBNIntroduced 1970; 48 years ago (1970)Managing organisation International ISBN AgencyNo. of digits 13 (formerly 10)Check digit Weighted sumExample 978-3-16-148410-0Website www.isbn-international.orgThe International Standard Book
Book
Number (ISBN) is a unique[a][b] numeric commercial book identifier. Publishers purchase ISBNs from an affiliate of the International ISBN Agency.[1] An ISBN is assigned to each edition and variation (except reprintings) of a book. For example, an e-book, a paperback and a hardcover edition of the same book would each have a different ISBN. The ISBN is 13 digits long if assigned on or after 1 January 2007, and 10 digits long if assigned before 2007
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Simon & Schuster
Simon & Schuster, Inc. (/ˈʃuːstər/), a subsidiary of CBS Corporation, is an American publishing company founded in New York City in 1924 by Richard Simon and Max Schuster. As of 2016, Simon & Schuster publishes 2,000 titles annually under 35 different imprints.[2][3]Contents1 History1.1 Early years 1.2 Expansion 1.3 Corporate ownership 1.4 1980s 1.5 1990s 1.6 2000s 1.7 2010s2 Notable people2.1 Notable editors and publishers 2.2 Notable authors3 Logo 4 Imprints4.1 Adult publishing 4.2 Children's publishing 4.3 Audio 4.4 Former imprints5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 Further readingHistory[edit]Middle 20th century HQ, BroadwayEarly years[edit] In 1924, Richard Simon's aunt, a crossword puzzle enthusiast, asked whether there was a book of New York World
New York World
crossword puzzles, which were very popular at the time
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