lunes, 3 de marzo de 2014
The 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival will honor actor, filmmaker and humanitarian Jerry Lewis. As a part of the ceremony that will highlight his prolific career, Lewis will have his hand and footprints cemented in concrete in front of the TCL Chinese Theatre IMAX on April 12.
In addition to his successful career as an actor and director, Lewis is also a world-renowned humanitarian and the only entertainer to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He was also named one of “The Most Recognized Personalities on the Planet” by Newsweek magazine.
“Jerry has provided the world with great merriment and laughter, while also showing…what an exceptional dramatic actor he can be,” TCM host Robert Osborne said. “Add to that his many credits as a popular director, producer and writer, and you see the reasons we are pleased to be able to honor him for his more than 60 years of contributions to the world of motion pictures.”
Following the ceremony, Lewis will attend a screening of one of his most memorable films, “The Nutty Professor,” which he also directed. Prior to the film, Lewis will be interviewed by award-winning actress Illeana Douglas. Afterwards, he will stick around to answer questions from the audience.
The film festival will take place April 10-13 in Hollywood.
LOS ANGELES, Jerry Lewis received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills onFebruary 28, 2014.
Steven Poster, ASC, president of the ICG, said: “Lewis is a national treasure who has provided generationsworldwide with decades of laughs. The money he has raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Jerry’s Kids is simply astounding. Jerry is also one of the main reasons I wanted to get into show business when I was a child.”
Jerry Lewis has achieved what few other performers have – success in movies, television and live performances. said Awards Committee chairman Henri Bollinger. This is due in large measure to his enormous talent, of course, but also because of his uncanny appreciation and knowledge of the importance of publicity in attracting audiences.
At the age of 86, Lewis stepped back in front of the cameras as the star of the upcoming feature Max Rose. Written and directed by Daniel Noah, “Max Rose” premiered in the official lineup of the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. It co-stars Kerry Bishé, Kevin Pollak, Claire Bloom, Dean Stockwell, Fred Willard and Mort Sahl.
In his more than six decades as the chairman of the MDA and host of their annual telethon, Lewis raised more than 2.6 billion dollars for the charitable organization. He has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, has been presented with the French Legion of Honor, and received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award at the 2009 Academy Awards.
(Los Angeles, California--March 1, 2014) A sold-out audience of Hollywood publicity and marketing executives, producers, studio and network executives, celebrities and press gathered for the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE LOCAL 600) 51st Annual ICG Publicists Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel today, chaired by Henri Bollinger and co-chaired by Tim Menke. Jerry Lewis received the Lifetime Achievement Award from fellow comedian and long-time friend Carol Burnett.
Sponsors of the event are Paramount Pictures, 20th Century Fox Television, Universal Pictures,The Walt Disney Studios, 20th Century Fox Film, Friends of Max Rose, Junket Productions, Relativity Media, Variety, Creative Handbook, The Hollywood Reporter, MDS West, ICM Partners, Warner Bros. Photo Lab, City National Bank, Will Rogers Foundation, ET and LA Party Rents.