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Austin Film Fest to Honor 'Breaking Bad' Creator Vince Gilligan and Barry Josephson of 'Bones'

By Cristina A. Gonzalez | Indiewire April 24, 2013 at 2:33PM

The Austin Film Festival announced that it will be honoring Jonathan Demme with the "Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award" as well as Vince Gilligan with the "Outstanding Television Writer Award" and Barry Josephson with the "Heart of Film" award.
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The Austin Film Festival announced that it will be honoring Jonathan Demme with the "Extraordinary Contribution to Filmmaking Award" as well as Vince Gilligan with the "Outstanding Television Writer Award" and Barry Josephson with the inaugural "Heart of Film" award.

Academy Award-winner Jonathan Demme is known for "The Silence of the Lambs" and "Rachel Getting Married."  Vince Gilligan is the creator and showrunner of "Breaking Bad" as well as a writer and executive producer of "The X-Files."  Barry Josephson is the executive producer behind "Bones" as well as a producer on features like "Life as We Know It" and "Enchanted."  The trio will be awarded at the festival luncheon on October 26th at the Austin Club.

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This year marks that 20th anniversary for the festival which will be held on October 24th-31st.  The festival recognizes outstanding filmmakers and screenwriters for their consistently exceptional body of work, and has been an early leader in the inclusion of television's creative voices alongside those of film. At the 2012 festival, "The X-Files" creator Chris Carter was given the "Outstanding Television Writer Award."

This article is related to: Jonathan Demme, Vince Gilligan, Barry Josephson, Austin Film Festival, Television, TV News







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