BRAVO TO AIR SECOND ANNUAL RED CARPET ARRIVALS SPECIAL AT THE 2005 IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS HOSTED BY 'QUEER EYE FOR THE STRAIGHT GUY' FASHION EXPERT CARSON KRESSLEY
�RED CARPET ARRIVALS: THE IFP INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS� PREMIERES SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26 AT 9:00 P.M. ET/PT
NEW YORK -- February 4, 2005 -� On Saturday, February 26, Bravo will present the second annual red carpet arrival show immediately preceding this year's broadcast of the 2005 IFP Independent Spirit Awards. This one-hour special will give viewers a first-hand look at the excitement, flavor and style of the film world's hippest awards show. Shot live to tape, "Red Carpet Arrivals: The IFP Independent Spirit Awards" will premiere from 9:00 p.m. � 10:00 p.m. ET/PT, and will be immediately followed by Bravo's airing of the 2005 IFP Independent Spirit Awards from 10:00 p.m. � 12:00 a.m. ET/PT.
Hosted by "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy's" fashion guru Carson Kressley, viewers can expect this arrival special to mirror the unconventional tone of the awards themselves. The broadcast will feature interviews with many of this year's nominees, presenters and honorees and, of course, spotlight celebrity fashions unique to filmdom's only daytime awards show held at the beach. This year's nominees include Jamie Foxx, Liam Neeson, Kevin Bacon, Kyra Sedgwick, Paul Giamatti, Jeff Bridges, Virginia Madsen, Cate Blanchett, Thomas Haden-Church and Aidan Quinn.
Hosted this year by Samuel L. Jackson, the Independent Spirit Awards are produced by IFP/Los Angeles and is a celebration honoring films and filmmakers that dare to challenge the status quo. The red carpet arrival show will help usher in this vanguard event, further promoting independent film's presence in the public perception.
About IFP/Los Angeles
IFP/Los Angeles, a nonprofit membership organization, champions the cause of independent film and supports a community of artists who embody diversity, innovation, and uniqueness of vision. IFP/LA provides its members with professional advice, educational programs, affordable camera and equipment rentals, and discounts to hundreds of industry-related businesses. IFP/Los Angeles produces the IFP Independent Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, celebrating the best of American and international independent cinema. With more than 6,000 members, IFP/Los Angeles is Southern California's largest non-profit organization for independent filmmakers. For more information, visit www.ifp.org.
Bravo is a program service of NBC Universal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBC Universal one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Bravo has been a NBC Cable Network since December 2002 and was the first television service dedicated to film and the performing arts when it launched in December 1980.For more information visit www.bravotv.com.