BLADE RUNNER 2049 AND THE DISASTER ARTIST TO BE HONORED AT THE 21ST ANNUAL “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®”

BLADE RUNNER 2049 AND THE DISASTER ARTIST TO BE HONORED AT THE  21ST ANNUAL “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®

ANDREW KOSOVE, BRODERICK JOHNSON AND CYNTHIA YORKIN
TO RECEIVE “HOLLYWOOD PRODUCER AWARD” FOR BLADE RUNNER 2049

SCOTT NEUSTADTER AND MICHAEL H. WEBER TO RECEIVE
“HOLLYWOOD SCREENWRITER AWARD” FOR THE DISASTER ARTIST

James Corden to Host Awards Ceremony on
Sunday, November 5, 2017, at The Beverly Hilton

 dick clark productions announced today that Andrew A. Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will receive the “Hollywood Producer Award” for their stunning film Blade Runner 2049, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford and Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber will receive the “Hollywood Screenwriter Award” for their work on the film The Disaster Artist, based on the real-life story of filmmaker Tommy Wiseau, at the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards.”

The 2017 “Hollywood Film Awards,” known as the official launch of the awards season®, will be hosted by actor and comedian James Corden for the third consecutive year and will take place at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA, on Sunday, November 5, 2017. The ceremony, which honors the most acclaimed films and actors while previewing highly anticipated films and talent for the upcoming year, also acknowledges artists in the categories of Cinematography, Visual Effects, Film Composing, Costume Design, Editing, Production Design, Sound, and Makeup & Hairstyling. In its 21-year history, more than 120 of the “Hollywood Film Awards” honorees have gone on to garner Oscar nominations and/or wins. This year’s ceremony will benefit MPTF, which supports the entertainment community in living and aging well, with dignity and purpose, and in helping each other in times of need.

ABOUT THE HONOREES
ANDREW A. KOSOVE and BRODERICK JOHNSON – Academy Award nominated producers Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson are co-CEOs and co-founders of Alcon Entertainment, the Los Angeles-based wholly independent company that develops, finances, produces and markets theatrical motion pictures and television. Alcon, one of the longest-running independent film finance and production companies in the world, has financed and produced, and/or co-financed/produced 33 films to date, including the recent critically acclaimed film Blade Runner 2049 from Academy Award-nominated director Denis Villeneuve and starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford; the Academy Award-nominated Best Picture The Blind Side, which earned Sandra Bullock a Best Actress Oscar; The Book of Eli, starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; Insomnia, starring Al Pacino, Robin Williams, and Hilary Swank and directed by Chris Nolan; The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants; P.S. I Love You, starring Hilary Swank; the critically acclaimed dramatic thriller Prisoners, directed by Denis Villeneuve and starring Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Terrance Howard and Paul Dano; and the family hit Dolphin Tale starring Morgan Freeman, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd and Kris Kristofferson. Alcon’s upcoming projects include the road trip comedy Father Figures, starring Owen Wilson and Ed Helms, which is due in theaters December 22, 2017. Additionally, Alcon is co-financing and executive producing the contemporary war drama 12 Strong, along with producers Jerry Bruckheimer and Black Label Media, set for release on January 19, 2018.

CYNTHIA SIKES YORKIN – Sikes Yorkin is an actress and producer whose recent credits include the critically acclaimed film Blade Runner 2049, from Academy Award-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Arrival) and starring Academy Award nominees Ryan Gosling (La La Land) and Harrison Ford (Witness, Star Wars franchise). The film was released domestically by Warner Bros. and internationally by Sony on October 6, 2017. Together with her late husband, the famed writer/producer/director Bud Yorkin, she initiated development of the project in 2010 following the Yorkin’s acquisition of the remaining rights Bud Yorkin had shared with former partner Jerry Perrenchio. The Yorkins subsequently joined forces with independent financiers/producers Andrew A. Kosove and Broderick Johnson of Alcon Entertainment to bring the proposed project to the big screen. Her next projects include producing a currently in development feature, also with Alcon, and a limited series focused on her Native American ancestors. As an actress, Sikes Yorkin has starred in numerous television series and films. For three years she played Dr. Annie Cavanero on NBC’s St. Elsewhere, opposite Denzel Washington, and subsequently appeared on the hit series JAG. She most recently guest starred in a four-episode arc on NBC’s Aquarius alongside David Duchovny. Sikes Yorkin’s feature film credits include co-starring roles in the comedies Arthur 2 On The Rocks, with Dudley Moore; That’s Life, with Jack Lemmon; Love Hurts, with Jeff Daniels; Possums, with Mac Davis; and Going Shopping, directed by Henry Jaglom.

SCOTT NEUSTADTER and MICHAEL H. WEBER – Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber are screenwriters and producers of various studio and independent films. Their most recent project, A24’s Dec. 1 release The Disaster Artist, features a transformative performance from James Franco, who stars and directs. Their 2014 adaptation of The Fault in Our Stars opened as the #1 movie in America and went on to gross over $300 million worldwide. The pair wrote the hit Fox Searchlight comedy/romance, (500) Days of Summer, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel. The film was nominated for Best Feature – Comedy at the Golden Globe Awards and earned them an Independent Spirit Award and a Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay of the Year. They were also nominated for a Writers Guild Award and won the Hollywood Breakthrough Screenwriter Award in 2009. They also wrote and executive produced the critically acclaimed independent film, The Spectacular Now, an official selection of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. The film was nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards including Best Screenplay and the National Board of Review named it a Top Ten Independent Film of 2013. Their adaptation of Our Souls at Night, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda, will be released by Netflix this fall. Currently they are remaking the hit Korean film The Beauty Inside for Fox 2000 and adapting the acclaimed WWII novel Salt to the Sea for Universal. Their other projects include adaptations of Looking for Alaska for Paramount and The Rosie Project for Sony. Neustadter hails from Margate, NJ and lives with his wife and children in Los Angeles. He loves sad British pop music and the movie The Graduate. Weber was born in New York City and is a graduate of The Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. He currently lives in Manhattan.

Previously announced honorees include Coco for “Hollywood Animation Award”; the cast of Mudbound including Carey Mulligan, Garrett Hedlund, Mary J. Blige, Jason Mitchell, Jason Clarke, Rob Morgan and Jonathan Banks for the “Hollywood Breakout Ensemble Award”; Sam Rockwell for “Hollywood Supporting Actor Award” for his role in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; Allison Janney for “Hollywood Supporting Actress Award” for her role in I, Tonya; Mary J. Blige for “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actress Award” for her work in the film Mudbound; Timothée Chalamet for “Hollywood Breakout Performance Actor Award” for his role in the film Call Me By Your Name; and the cast of I, Tonya, including Margot Robbie, Allison Janney, Sebastian Stan, Paul Walter Hauser, Julianne Nicholson and Caitlin Carver for the “Hollywood Ensemble Award.”

Additional honorees for the 21st Annual “Hollywood Film Awards” will be announced in the coming weeks.

 

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About dick clark productions
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

ABOUT THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®
The Hollywood Film Awards®, founded in 1997, were created to celebrate Hollywood and launch the awards season. The recipients of the awards are selected by an Advisory Team for their body of work and/or a film(s) that is to be released during the calendar year. For additional information, visit www.hollywoodawards.com.

STEVE CARELL, JOHNNY DEPP, LAURA DERN, ANGELINA JOLIE, JARED LETO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MIKE MYERS, ROBERT PATTINSON, EDDIE REDMAYNE, CHRIS ROCK AND HILARY SWANK TO APPEAR ON THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® NOVEMBER 14TH ON CBS

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

STEVE CARELL, JOHNNY DEPP, LAURA DERN, ANGELINA JOLIE, JARED LETO, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MIKE MYERS, ROBERT PATTINSON, EDDIE REDMAYNE, CHRIS ROCK AND
HILARY SWANK TO APPEAR ON THE
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® NOVEMBER 14TH ON CBS

The 2014 Awards Show will be Hosted by Queen Latifah and
Broadcast Live from the Hollywood Palladium

The Hollywood Film Awards today announced additional stars scheduled to appear at the inaugural broadcast of The Hollywood Film Awards live from the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network. Host Queen Latifah will welcome Steve Carell, Johnny Depp, Laura Dern, Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Jennifer Lopez, Mike Myers, Robert Pattinson, Eddie Redmayne, Chris Rock and Hilary Swank.  They join previously announced guests Amy Adams, Gerard Butler, Benedict Cumberbatch, Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Jonah Hill, Keira Knightley, Michael Keaton, Julianne Moore, Jack O’Connell, Chris Pratt, Kristen Stewart, Channing Tatum, Jean-Marc Vallée, Reese Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley. The Hollywood Film Awards, the official launch of the awards season™, has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars.

Historically, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include: Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz, Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon, Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams, among others.

The Hollywood Film Awards kick off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the Hollywood Film Awards broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, November 14:

7:30-8:00 PM         (live ET/delayed PT)
COUNTDOWN TO THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
8:00-10:00 PM       (live ET/delayed PT)
HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
10:00-11:00 PM     (live ET/delayed PT)
THE CBS HOLLYWOOD AFTER PARTY

Twitter:         @HollywoodAwards
Facebook:    HollywoodAwards
Instagram:    @hollywoodawards
Tumblr:         hollywoodawards.tumblr.com
SnapChat:    HollywoodAwards

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

 

Queen Latifah, Host Photo by CBS / Robert Voets
Queen Latifah, Host
Photo by CBS / Robert Voets

THE HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS® ANNOUNCE QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW

HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS

 

THE “HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS®” ANNOUNCES
QUEEN LATIFAH AS HOST FOR 2014 AWARDS SHOW
The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS to be Broadcast Live From the Hollywood Palladium, Friday, Nov. 14 on CBS

    The “Hollywood Film Awards” today announced that multi-talented Academy and Emmy Award nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning actress, Grammy Award-winning musician and talk show host Queen Latifah, will host the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS, live from the Hollywood Palladium Friday, November 14, 2014 (8:00-10:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT) on the CBS Television Network.  The “Hollywood Film Awards” has recognized excellence in the art of cinema and filmmaking for 17 years, honoring some of the world’s biggest stars. They are considered the official launch of the awards season.

“I’m honored to be a part of such a legendary award show,” stated Latifah. “The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS have been a staple in the awards season for years, and I’m excited to be the first host to bring them to television!”

“Queen Latifah is the real deal. She is a triple threat – she can act, she can sing, she can dance – she is beloved by audiences across multiple genres and she entertains millions of people every day,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President of Specials, Music and Live Events for CBS. “We look forward to having her as our host for the inaugural broadcast of the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

“Queen Latifah is a world-class entertainer,” said Carlos de Abreu, Founder and Executive Producer of the Hollywood Film Awards. “From film and music to television, her humor, quick wit and ability to entertain live audiences make her the perfect choice to host the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS.”

Latifah was anointed hip-hop’s first lady of rap at the age of 19 with the release of her highly successful debut album, “All Hail The Queen.” She went on to release multiple Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling albums, and in 2006 she became the first hip-hop artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Latifah has enjoyed similar success in television and film. Her first TV series was “Living Single,” and she has starred in nearly 40 films, including, “Jungle Fever,” “Living Out Loud,” “The Bone Collector,” “Chicago,” “Hairspray,” “Bringing Down the House,” “The Secret Life of Bees,” “Last Holiday,” “Beauty Shop” and “Joyful Noise.” Also, she executive produced and starred in the HBO true-life drama, “Life Support,” for which she won a Golden Globe award, a SAG award and an Emmy nomination. Her production company, Flavor Unit Entertainment, was founded in 1993 with partner Shakim Compere. The Miami-based studio currently has several films and television series in production, including VH1’s “Single Ladies” and the upcoming The CW reality show, “The Star Next Door.” Additionally, Latifah has written two best-selling books on self-esteem and designed a successful clothing and beauty line for HSN. Currently, she is the host of “The Queen Latifah Show,” a daily syndicated talk show, which she is producing with Shakim Compere and Overbrook Entertainment’s Will Smith, Jada Smith and James Lassiter.

Over its 17 year history, the Hollywood Film Awards has celebrated some of the biggest names in film.  Previous honorees include:  Amy Adams, Ben Affleck, Annette Bening, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Glenn Close, Russell Crowe, Penelope Cruz,  Robert DeNiro, Johnny Depp, Leonardo DiCaprio, Kirk Douglas, Robert Duvall, Clint Eastwood, Jodie Foster,  Morgan Freeman, Richard Gere, Dustin Hoffman, Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Diane Keaton, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Lemon, Matthew McConaughey, Julianne Moore, Sean Penn, Joaquin Phoenix, Julia Roberts, Geoffrey Rush, Susan Sarandon,  Hilary Swank, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Naomi Watts, Forest Whitaker, Michelle Williams and Robin Williams among others.

The HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS kicks off at 7:30 PM live ET/delayed PT on CBS with a special half-hour red carpet show featuring fashion and interviews with the stars as they arrive. Following the HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS broadcast, the festivities will continue with a live one-hour show that will feature interviews with honorees and look back at the evening’s highlights. “CBS This Morning” anchors Charlie Rose, Norah O’Donnell and Gayle King will host from the Hollywood Palladium, (10:00-11:00 PM, live ET/delayed PT).

The Hollywood Film Awards, founded in 1997 by Carlos de Abreu, who also executive produces, is produced by dick clark productions.  Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan, Mark Bracco and R. A. Clark are executive producers along with de Abreu.

CBS Extended Primetime Schedule for Friday, Nov. 14:

7:30-8:00 PM          (live ET/delayed PT)    Hollywood Film Awards Red Carpet                                               Pre-Show (working title)
8:00-10:00 PM        (live ET/delayed PT)    HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
10:00-11:00 PM      (live ET/delayed PT)    “CBS This Morning” Post-Awards                                                   Show (working title)

Twitter:         @HollywoodAwards
Facebook:    /HollywoodAwards
Instagram:    @hollywoodawards
Tumblr:         hollywoodawards.tumblr.com
SnapChat:    HollywoodAwards

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming. dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.” Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; as well as “Rising Star” and the upcoming “Boom!” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp). In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC). dcp also owns one of the world’s most  unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

queen latifah
Photo Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television

 

AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

dick clark productions

AMY THURLOW NAMED CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER FOR DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS

Highly regarded television executive, Amy Thurlow, has been named Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for dick clark productions, it was announced today by Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions.  She will be based at the company’s Santa Monica headquarters and will report directly to Mahan.

“Amy is one of the most talented executives in the business with an unparalleled business acumen when it comes to leading, strategizing and growing a company.  She will play a vital management role as dick clark productions expands our global television footprint,” said Mahan. “I have known Amy for many years and it is a tremendous pleasure to have her join the dick clark productions team.”

“It is an incredible time to join dick clark productions with the expansion of its global business under the leadership of Allen Shapiro and Mike Mahan,” said Thurlow.  “I am honored to work with such a historic company as dick clark productions and contribute to some of the biggest live television events in the world.”

Thurlow most recently served as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Sales Strategy for TV Guide Network, a CBS/Lionsgate partnership, based in New York and Los Angeles.  Prior to serving as CFO and EVP, she held several positions within the company, including Senior Vice President, Sales Strategy and Planning.

Earlier in Thurlow’s career, she joined NBC Universal as Manager of Corporate Staff Finance in 1998 and worked her way up to Finance Director of Film and TV Distribution.  She began her career at the General Electric Corporation.

Thurlow earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Boston College and her Executive MBA from New York University.

Amy Thurlow

ABOUT DICK CLARK PRODUCTIONS 
dick clark productions (dcp) is among the world’s largest producers and proprietors of televised live event programming.  dcp produces perennial hits such as the “American Music Awards,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” and “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest.”  Weekly television programming, includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dick clark productions; and “Rising Star” from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dick clark productions (dcp).  In 2014, dcp will debut the “American Country Countdown Awards” (FOX), “Hollywood Film Awards (CBS) and “The PEOPLE MAGAZINE Awards” (NBC).  Dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of dcp’s award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances, and legendary programming.  For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.