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Jan 16 2013

NYIT Auditorium on Broadway Hosts Film Independent Spirit Awards New York Screenings

NEW YORK (Jan. 16, 2013) - The Screen Actors Guild Foundation is teaming up with partners Film Independent, the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), and the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway once again to host the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards New York Screening Series from Jan. 16 to Feb. 6. The exclusive screenings will be held at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, the official host venue. See the screening schedule.

“We are pleased to once again co-host the Spirit Awards New York Screening Series with these outstanding partners,” says Jill Seltzer, Executive Director, SAG Foundation. “We support independent film and want to ensure that the industry thrives so that performers have the opportunity to stretch the boundaries of creativity and produce excellent work.”

“NYIT is proud to once again host this world-class event and partner with other leading organizations to make this screening series widely accessible,” said NYIT President Edward Guiliano, Ph.D. “Sharing information and facilitating the free flow of ideas through film aligns with our mission in global higher education.”

“It's important to Film Independent that the voting members of the Spirit Awards receive as many opportunities to view the Spirit Award-nominated films as possible, especially in a theatrical setting,” said Sean McManus, Co-President, Film Independent. “With the terrific support of the SAG Foundation, our voting members, including IFP members, will get to attend the Spirit Award screenings at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway for another year.”

About NYIT Auditorium on Broadway

A state-of-the-art event space just off Columbus Circle, the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway can accommodate a range of events, from conferences to film screenings, executive meetings to classy cocktail parties. A versatile, bi-level layout boasts a 262-seat auditorium and two reception areas including a glass-façade atrium and a lower-level concourse. For more information visit nyit.edu/aob.

New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) is a non-profit independent, private institution of higher education with more than 14,000 students attending campuses on Long Island and Manhattan, online, and at its global campuses. NYIT is guided by its mission to provide career-oriented professional education, offer access to opportunity to all qualified students, and support applications-oriented research that benefits the larger world. For more information, visit nyit.edu.

About Film Independent and the Spirit Awards
Film Independent is a non-profit arts organization that champions independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. Film Independent helps filmmakers make their movies, builds an audience for their projects, and works to diversify the film industry. Film Independent produces the Spirit Awards now in its 28th year.  For more information, visit FilmIndependent.org.

About Independent Filmmaker Project
The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP) is the nation’s oldest and largest not-for-profit advocacy organization for independent filmmakers. Since its debut at the 1979 New York Film Festival, IFP has supported the production of over 7,000 films and offered resources to more than 20,000 filmmakers, providing an opportunity for many diverse voices to be heard. For more information, visit ifp.org.

About SAG Foundation
The Screen Actors Guild Foundation, formed in 1985, is an educational, humanitarian and philanthropic nonprofit organization committed to enhancing the lives of performers by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors and the communities in which they live. For more information, visit sagfoundation.org.


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