Film Independent announced today that Salma Hayek and Jeremy Renner will serve as honorary co-chairs for the 2013 Spirit Awards. The honor is bestowed on those who exemplify outstanding artistic achievement and embody Film Independent’s mission to nurture and support independent filmmaking. Hayek and Renner will attend the Spirit Awards Nominee Brunch on January 12 at BOA restaurant in West Hollywood where they will announce Film Independent’s grant winners for 2013. The 28th Film Independent Spirit Awards will be handed out at a daytime luncheon in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica on Saturday, February 23 with the premiere broadcast airing later that evening at 10 PM on IFC.
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