The Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), announced today that Academy Award®-nominated and Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning actress Laura Dern will receive the Actress Tribute and Glen Basner, founder and CEO of FilmNation Entertainment, a leading producer, financier and distributor of independent films, will receive the Industry Tribute at the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards. The first awards show of the season, the IFP Gotham Awards is one of the leading honors for independent film and media, providing critical early recognition to groundbreaking independent films and their writers, directors, producers, and actors with ten competitive awards categories. The ceremony will be held on Monday, December 2, 2019, at Cipriani Wall Street, New York City.
“We are thrilled to be honoring the extraordinary talents of one of our most beloved actors, Laura Dern, with this year’s Actress Tribute. From her early roles in BLUE VELVET and JURASSIC PARK to her more recent performances in BIG LITTLE LIES, LITTLE WOMEN and MARRIAGE STORY, Laura transcends the screen and imbues each and every one of her characters with a deep intelligence and warmth,” said Jeff Sharp, Executive Director of IFP and the Made in NY Media Center. “We are equally excited to present Glen Basner with the Industry Tribute. Glen has established himself as one of the most prolific and successful sales, finance, distribution and content-driven executives working today. Glen and his company FilmNation are part of the heart and soul of the New York film community. Both Laura and Glen embody the best of our independent film industry. Their commitment to the filmmaking craft and to the IFP continues to inspire.”
Laura Dern has touched many audiences and critics alike with her moving and heartfelt performances. In addition to her two Oscar® nominations for RAMBLING ROSE and WILD, Dern has garnered four Golden Globe Award®- wins, with seven nominations in total, as well as a Primetime Emmy Award®-win and seven nominations in total. In 2019, Dern once again portrayed Renata Klein in the second season of HBO’s BIG LITTLE LIES; she was also seen in Justin Kelly’s JT LEROY and Ed Zwick’s TRIAL BY FIRE. Later this year, Dern will next be seen in Noah Baumbach’s MARRIAGE STORY for Netflix in theaters November 6th and streaming on December 6th, as well as LITTLE WOMEN, which was written for the screen and directed by Greta Gerwig and will be released by Sony Pictures on December 25th.
Glen Basner is the CEO and founder of FilmNation Entertainment, a prolific independent film and television company that has focused on bolstering its content creation in recent years. Since the New York based company’s inception in 2008 FilmNation has garnered more than 40 Academy Award® nominations and eight wins, with releases including Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH, starring Colin Firth, Denis Villeneuve’s ARRIVAL, starring Amy Adams, Kumail Nanjiani’s and Emily V. Gordon’s THE BIG SICK, Morten Tyldum’s THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch & Keira Knightley and Lenny Abrahamson’s ROOM, starring Brie Larson.
The IFP previously announced the Director and Actor Tributes to be presented to Ava DuVernay and Sam Rockwell, respectively, at the 2019 IFP Gotham Awards. Nominations will be announced on October 24th.
For information please visit: http://gotham.ifp.org