Distributed January 24, 2003
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis
Martin Scorsese to speak, receive creative arts award Jan. 27
Acclaimed filmmaker Martin Scorsese, winner of this year’s Golden Globe award for directing, will be honored for his work by Brown University’s Creative Arts Council on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at 4:30 p.m. in the Salomon Center for Teaching. Scorsese will also speak about his work and take questions from the audience in a session moderated by Michael Ovitz.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Acclaimed filmmaker and director Martin Scorsese, winner of this year’s Golden Globe director’s award for Gangs of New York, will be honored as “America’s foremost living director” by the Brown University Creative Arts Council on Monday, Jan. 27, 2003, at 4:30 p.m. in Room 101 of the Salomon Center for Teaching on The College Green.
Following a 20-minute film clip, Scorsese will speak about his work and take questions from the audience in a one-hour session moderated by prominent talent agent and Brown parent Michael Ovitz. Admission is free, but seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first served basis. This event will be simulcast to Room 001 in the Salomon Center.
Editors: A limited number of seats will be reserved for media. Reporters must reserve credentials by calling the News Service at (401) 863-2476 no later than 2 p.m. on Jan. 27. Access to this event cannot be guaranteed to reporters who have not registered for credentials.
One of the most respected filmmakers in American cinema, Scorsese directed Taxi Driver (1976), Goodfellas (1990), Mean Streets (1973), Raging Bull (1980), The Color of Money (1986), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Age of Innocence (1993) and many other successful films. His recently released Gangs of New York, an immigrant saga that was some 30 years in the making, has been widely praised. Scorsese was nominated this week by his peers for the Directors Guild of America Award; the guild will also honor him with a lifetime achievement award, its highest tribute, during its 55th annual awards ceremony March 1.
“It is with great admiration and respect that we will honor Martin Scorsese as America’s foremost living director, for the body of his work and its contribution to American and world cinema,” said Richard Fishman, chairman of the Creative Arts Council and the University’s Visual Arts Department. The award will be presented to Scorsese at the close of the discussion by Michael Silverman, chairman of the Department of Modern Culture and Media.
For additional information, call (401) 863-2476.