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iPOP at the Post-Gothams "Celebration of Film in New York City" party

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire September 25, 2003 at 2:0AM

iPOP at the Post-Gothams "Celebration of Film in New York City" party
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iPOP at the Post-Gothams "Celebration of Film in New York City" party

by Brian Brooks/indieWIRE

Kodak and indieWIRE hosted a late-evening party Monday night called "A Celebration of Film in New York City" along with the New York State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development. The soiree was held at The Screening Room in lower Manhattan following the annual IFP Gotham Awards. At the event, iW unveiled the new indieWIRE: Monthly, a broadsheet that will be available at various film festivals throughout the year. Many Gotham Award attendees made their way down to the party looking spiffy following the awards dinner, which was held at Chelsea Piers. Gothams honorees and guests joined others from the New York film community who were greeted at the door with glasses of Charles Heidsieck champagne. Gothams host Michael Ian Black and IFP/New York head Michelle Byrd stopped in after the ceremony.

Oscar-winning actress Olympia Dukakis and the crew from her latest film, "The Event" were in attendance as well along with "American Splendor" directors Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini with the film's actors, James Urbaniak and Judah Friedlander. Director Jem Cohen made a rare appearance along with fellow directors David Gordon Green and John Cameron Mitchell. Hanging out enjoying the open bar and mingling among the 250 or so at The Screening Room was "The Station Agent" star Peter Dinklage as well as the film's director Tom McCarthy and producers Joshua Zeman and Kathryn Tucker. Also in the house was "Roger Dodger" star Jesse Eisenberg, lawyer/producer John Sloss, Newmarket Films chief Bob Berney, Sony Classics co-prez Tom Bernard, Gothams winner Ed Pressman, Maud Nadler and Dennis O'Connor from HBO Films, Wellspring chief Al Cattabiani, John Vanco and Greg Williams from Cowboy Pictures, Variety's David Rooney, Ian Mohr from the Hollywood Reporter, and producer Ben Barenholtz.




At The Screening Room for the party hosted by Kodak, indieWIRE, and State Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development, Gotham Awards host Michael Ian Black (middle) and IFP/New York head Michelle Byrd (right) and Black's wife Martha having a little "down time" following their event at Chelsea Piers. The overall chatter at the party was that Black was "hilarious" as this year's Gothams host.


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Damn! An Oscar winner at an indieWIRE event... Olympia Dukakis takes a breather and a cocktail along with Steven Hillyer (to her left), screenwriter of "The Event," in which she stars. Seated across in shades is the film's co-writer Tim Marback and beside him is Dukakis' long-time manager, Gene Parsegian. Kodak's Anne Hubbell is seated to the right of the actress.


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Caught in mid-chat upstairs during the party, directors Jem Cohen ("Benjamin Smoke") and John Cameron Mitchell ("Hedwig and the Angry Inch") who found a place to sit.


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Sandra Schulberg, one of the founders of IFP, with Palm Pictures' Karol Martesko-Fenster at The Screening Room following the Gothams.


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"American Splendor" co-directors, and Open Palm winners, Shari Springer Berman (middle) and Robert Pulcini along with the film's associate producer, Julia King (left) make a close knit at the front bar, which was a high density schmooze fest for most of the party.


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Sloss Law/Cinetic chief John Sloss and producer (and wife) Kathryn Tucker ("The Station Agent") doing the picture thing just as they arrive for the party.


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Hosting the party and mingling, Kodak's John Johnston and Pat Kaufman (right) from the Governor's Office for Motion Picture and Television Development along with Sony Classics acquisitions exec Dylan Leiner (left) and next to him is Kodak's Mary Maynard Reed.


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Gotham nominee Jesse Eisenberg, who portrays a boy trying to find his modus operandi with women in "Roger Dodger," has apparently found his way with cute girlfriend...


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Sporting a rose on his lapel, "The Station Agent" star Peter Dinklage is amongst it all at the party.


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Producer Lisa Muskat, Cowboy Pictures' John Vanco, Gotham Award-winning producer Ed Pressman, and his lovely wife Annie get close for a pic.


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With his shirt unbuttoned (with tie intact) in the warm room, Global Film Initiative board member Noah Cowan (left) hangs with HBO Films execs Maud Nadler and Dennis O' Connor.


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The hot trio: "All the Real Girls" associate producer Kim Jose, journalist Ian Mohr (The Hollywood Reporter) and IDP marketing manager Shani Ankori having a little "play time" at the party.


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Socializing over by the gift bags, Cowboy Pictures' John Vanco (left) and Newmarket Films' Bob Berney.


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"Pour that drink in my mouth now!" "American Splendor" stars Judah Friedlander (right) and James Urbaniak tuck themselves away in a corner booth, undoubtedly checking out the new indieWIRE Monthly on top of their table...


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"All the Real Girls" star Paul Schneider looking good as he arrives. He and Jesse Eisenberg, both breakthrough actor nominees at the Gothams, later loosened their ties together after the big awards dinner.


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In the Big Apple for the Gothams, the IFP Los Angeles Film Festival's Rachel Rosen and Julianna Brannum doing a late-nighter at the party.


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Process Media producer Howard Gertler with "Pizza" director Mark Christopher and his big grin. The pair just returned from the "Pizza" shoot in Milford, Penn.


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An iPOP favorite, Jack Turner from United Artists, with Shane Danielsen, Artistic Director for the Edinburgh Film Festival all dressed up and ready to hit it...


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Boozin' schmoozin' and lettin' loose, the crowd at The Screening Room by the front bar late in the evening hanging out as "The Station Agent" producer Joshua Zeman gives a devilish greeting to iPOP.


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(Wendy Mitchell contributed to this report.)


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