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iW NEWS | Palm Springs To Honor Weintraub, “Juno”

iW NEWS | Palm Springs To Honor Weintraub, "Juno"

The 19th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival, which runs January 3-14, 2008, announced that it will honor Jerry Weintraub with the Patrons of the Arts Award presented b the Screen Actors Guild Foundation at the festival’s awards gala. The award is given to a person who has contributed significantly to the support of persons or projects that encourage and recognize the commitment to excellence in the film industry. Sydney Pollack was last year’s recipient. Additionally, the festival announced Jason Reitman‘s film “Juno” will recieve the Chairman’s Vanguard Award. Reitman, writer Diablo Cody and the film’s ensemble cast will be presented the award. “Little Miss Sunshine” was last year’s winner. The gala will be hosted by Mary Hart on Saturday, January 5, 2009 at the Palm Springs Convention Center. [Peter Knegt]

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