BRAVO SIGNS DEAL WITH THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE TO AIR THEIR STAR-STUDDED SALUTE
BRAVO WILL FILM THE MOVING IMAGE SALUTE IN 2005 AND 2006 -- PAST HONOREES INCLUDE JOHN TRAVOLTA, SIDNEY POITIER AND JULIA ROBERTS
NEW YORK -- April 26, 2005 -- Bravo has signed a two-year deal with the Museum of the Moving Image, to air their 2005 and 2006 awards ceremony, it was announced today by Lauren Zalaznick, president of Bravo. Each year, the Museum of the Moving Image holds a black-tie gala, where they salute one of the entertainment industry's greatest contributors. Bravo has signed on to film the next two salutes. This year's event will be held on December 4 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Bravo plans to air the 21st Moving Image Salute in first quarter 2006.
John Travolta was the 20th honoree saluted by the Museum of the Moving Image in 2004. Oprah Winfrey presented his award and Kathy Bates, James Gandolfini, Kelly Preston were all in attendance to salute Travolta. The highlight of the evening is always the screening of moments from the honoree's substantial and varied career, showcased by a remarkable assembly of friends and colleagues.
"The Moving Image Salute is an extension of Bravo's exploration and celebration of the creative process," said Zalaznick. "This awards show is a glamorous, A-list celebrity event, where fellow artists celebrate an actor's or director's career and complements the pop culture and arts entertainment programming seen on Bravo on a daily basis."
Other honorees include Sidney Lumet, Elia Kazan, James Stewart, Sidney Poitier, Mike Nichols, Robert De Niro, Barbara Walters, Al Pacino, Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Martin Scorsese, Goldie Hawn, Dustin Hoffman, Tom Hanks, Steve Martin, Julia Roberts, Mel Gibson, Billy Crystal and Richard Gere.
The Museum of the Moving Image is the only institution of its kind in the United States. It houses the world's most important film, television, and digital media collection -- more than one hundred thousand objects. Four hundred films are screened each year, many accompanied by conversation with directors, actors, scholars, and other moving image professionals. Education programs offer intermediate and high school student's fresh perspectives on their study of history, social studies, literature, and science. World-renowned exhibitions engage visitors in the Museum's distinctive approach to screen culture. The Salute raises vital funds for the Museum's programs.
Bravo is the cable network that plugs people into arts, culture and pop culture with original programming, movies and by showing a whole different side of celebrities. Currently available in more than 78 million homes, Bravo is known for breaking exciting new personalities, shaking up the way we look at style, media, fame and Hollywood, pulling back the curtain on the creative process and making influential and inventive original programming. Its critically acclaimed and award-winning original programming includes "Inside the Actors Studio," "Celebrity Poker Showdown," "Project Greenlight," as well as the 2004 Emmy winner for Outstanding Reality Program, "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy." The network's latest hits include "Project Runway," "Blow Out" and "Showbiz Moms & Dads.
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