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DAILY NEWS: Faith Hubley Dies; New UA Execs

DAILY NEWS: Faith Hubley Dies; New UA Execs

DAILY NEWS: Faith Hubley Dies; New UA Execs

with articles by Eugene Hernandez/indieWIRE

>> Faith Hubley, Acclaimed Animator, Dies at the Age of 77

(indieWIRE: 12.10.01) — Faith Hubley died Friday in New Haven, CT at the
age of 77, the cause of her death was cancer.

Hubley designed, directed and produced twenty-five animated films, according
to a biography provided by Sundance Channel late Friday. Born in New York
City, Hubley established an independent animation studio with her husband
John Hubley in 1955, together they created 21 films. They won three Academy
s, from a total of seven nominations.

Her latest film, “Northern Ice, Golden Sun,” is set to screen at UCLA
tomorrow night and at MoMA in New York early next month, before it airs on
Sundance Channel in April. It is described by UCLA as conveying “the Inuit’s
deep attachment to their land and their remarkable ability to adjust to the
natural world.”

The Academy presented a salute to the Hubleys in 1985, while MoMA presented
a complete retrospective in 1997. Faith Hubley has also been honored with
numerous awards and retrospectives by film festivals and organizations
around the world. She received an IFP Gotham Award for animation in 1997.

The complete list of her solo films includes: “Northern Ice, Golden Sun”
(2001), “Our Spirited Earth” (2000), “Witch Madness” (1999), “Africa”
(1998), “Beyond the Shadow Place” (1997), “My Universe Inside Out” (1996),
“Rainbows of Hawaii” (1995), “Seers and Clowns” (1994), “Cloudland” (1993),
“Tall Time Tales” (1992), “Upside Down” (1991), “Amazonia” (1990), “Who Am
I?” (1989), “Yes We Can” (1988), “Time of the Angels” (1987), “The Cosmic
Eye” (1985, feature), “Hello” (1984), “Starlore” (1983), “Enter Life”
(1982), “The Big Bang and Other Creation Myths” (1981), “Sky Dance” (1980),
“Step by Step” (1979), “Whither Weather” (1977), “Second Chance: Sea”
(1976), and “Women of the World” (1975).

Her filmography with John Hubley includes: “A Doonesbury Special” (1977),
“Everybody Rides The Carousel” (1976), “People, People, People” (1975),
“Voyage to Next” (1974), “Cockaboody” (1973), “Dig” (1972), “Eggs” (1970),
Zuckerkandl” (1969), “Of Men and Demons” (1968), “Windy Day (1967),
“The Cruise” (1967), “Urbanissimo” (1966), “Tijuana Brass Double Feature”
(1965), “The Hat” (1964), “The Hole” (1962), “Of Stars and Men” (1961),
“Children Of The Sun” (1960), “Moonbird” (1959), “Tender Game” (1958),
“Harlem Wednesday” (1957), and “Adventures Of An *” (1956).

Faith Hubley is survived by four children: Mark, Ray, Emily and Georgia, as well as six grandchildren. [Eugene Hernandez]

[A celebration of Faith Hubley’s life, including a screening of her most
recent film “Northern Ice, Golden Sun” will be held at the Museum of Modern
in New York on January 8 at 6:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers the family
asks that donations be made to the Jazz Foundation of America, 322 W. 48th
St., New York, NY 10036, 212-245-3999.]

>> United Artists Announces Key Exec Posts

(indieWIRE: 12.10.01) — United Artists President Bingham Ray, who joined
the company in September, recently announced a number of key appointments at
the energized specialty division.

Sara Rose has been named Senior Vice-President of Productions and
Acquisition, while Dennis O’Connor is on board as Vice President of
Marketing and Jack Turner has been named Vice President of Productions and
Acquisitions. Rose and O’Connor are based in Santa Monica, CA, while Turner
is based at UA’s New York headquarters. Also on board in New York are Matt
as Manager of Acquisitions and Productions and Donna Ellithorpe as
Ray’s assistant.

Sara Rose joined UA as VP of Productions and Acquisitions in 1998, while
Dennis O’Connor has joined UA from Universal Focus and Jack Turner recently
exited USA Films to join the Ray team at UA.

UA’s 2002 slate includes Mike Leigh‘s new untitled film, Tony Abrams & Adam Larson Broder‘s Sundance 2002, competition film “Pumpkin,” Robert Duvall‘s “Assassination Tango,” Bruce Beresford‘s “Evelyn,” Matt Dillon‘s “City of Ghosts,” and “Dark Blue.” [Eugene Hernandez]

>> YESTERDAY in indieWIRE DAILY NEWS: Rotterdam Plans and TriBeCa Film Fest Announcement

(indieWIRE/12.07.01) — The 31st International Film Festival Rotterdam
(running Jan. 23 – Feb. 3, 2002) is beginning to take shape. On Wednesday,
the festival issued a statement, announcing the 43 entrants taking part in
the CineMart, the festival’s annual market for films in need of funding in
addition to its other programs and sidebars. And, Trumpeting downtown New
York as the “heart and soul of the independent film world,” a number of
noteworthy New Yorkers joined forces yesterday morning (Thursday) to
officially announce the foundation of the Tribeca Film Festival.

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