IFP announced today that it will honor 2929 Entertainment's Todd Wagner & Mark Cuban with a Gotham Award at the 16th Annual Gotham Awards ceremony, November 29th in Manhattan. Through their Wagner/Cuban Companies the duo own 2929, Landmark Theaters, Magnolia Pictures, and HDNet Films, among other holdings. They recently produced Good Night and Good Luck, and Akeelah and the Bee.
"I cannot think of more deserving honorees than both Todd and Mark," said IFP's Executive Director Michelle Byrd, in a stateemnt. "Both exemplify true passion for bringing independent cinema to mainstream America. They are proven leaders in cutting-edge technology, delivering quality entertainment in unique and innovative formats. They are visionaries that have introduced exciting and new distribution models and who continue to showcase tremendous diversity in the films they produce, release and exhibit."
Nominees for competitive prizes at the Gotham Awards will be announced in October. Entry forms for the categories are available on the IFP website. [Eugene Hernandez]