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Barker, Bernard and Stringer Toast "Capote"
Sony Corporation Chairman and CEO Sir Howard Stringer (center, the first non-Japanese chairman of the company) joined Sony Pictures Classics co-presidents Michael Barker (left) and Tom Bernard (right) in toasting the New York Film Festival premiere of Bennett Miller's "Capote." Pictured here before sitting down to dinner at Cafe Des Artistes, the trio welcomed a restaurant full of cast, crew, friends and journalists, including the film's stars Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Chris Cooper, and Clifton Collins, Jr. The film was a hot ticket at the NYFF, garnering a standing ovation from the warm audience after the screening. Sony execs must be quite proud of Miller, who has become quite a poster boy for their company. The director made his first feature, the 1997 doc "The Cruise", using a small Sony DV camera and fter making his new film for United Artsts, that company was swallowed up by Sony Corporation as part of the deal for MGM, leading Sony Classics to take on the release.
In New York last night,