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Publicists To Honor Linda Bell Blue With ICG President’s Award

By | Wednesday January 22, 2014 @ 12:53pm PST

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2014 — Linda Bell Blue,lindabb2__131119205721-200x185 executive producer of Entertainment Tonight and The Insider, will receive the International Cinematographers Guild President’s Award at the ICG 51st Annual Publicists Luncheon on Friday, February 28, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

Bell Blue is being recognized for revolutionizing the way entertainment news is produced and consumed by viewers. She has spent nearly two decades as executive producer of Entertainment Tonight, the #1 entertainment newsmagazine, and recently became President of Entertainment Tonight Studios, where she will continue to expand the ET brand with new programming on all platforms.

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Jerry Lewis To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award From ICG Publicists

By | Tuesday January 14, 2014 @ 10:34am PST

Jerry LewisLOS ANGELES, Jan. 14, 2014 — — Jerry Lewis, actor, writer, producer, director, humanitarian and all round funny man, will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the ICG Publicists Awards Luncheon to be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills onFebruary 28, 2014.

Steven Poster, ASC, president of the ICG, said: “Lewis is “a national treasure who has provided generations ICG Publicists logoworldwide with decades of laughs. The money he has raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association and ‘Jerry’’s Kids’ is simply astounding. Jerry is also one of the main reasons I wanted to get into show business when I was a child.””

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Lionsgate’s Patrick Wachsberger & Rob Friedman Set For Motion Picture Showman Of The Year Award From Publicists Guild

By | Wednesday November 6, 2013 @ 1:25pm PST

The same day mini-major announced that its movies will stream in China, the co-chairman of Lionsgate‘s Motion Picture Group have been tapped to receive the Motion Picture Showmanship Award. The ICG Publicists Guild will honor Patrick Wachsberger and Rob Friedman for their career achievements. “These are two of the nicest guys in the business, and they have an uncanny ability to find the right property and make a success of it,” ICG President Steven Poster said. Lionsgate is in theaters with the Robert Redford starrer All Is Lost and has mega-sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire opening November 22. The execs will receive the award February 28 during the 51st annual Publicists Awards Luncheon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel.

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Marvel Studios Head Kevin Feige Named Motion Picture Showman Of The Year By Publicists

By | Wednesday November 14, 2012 @ 10:20am PST

ICG publicists will honor Kevin Feige as Motion Picture Showman of the Year at the 50th Annual Awards Luncheon on February 22. As producer and president of Marvel Studios, Feige oversees all creative aspects of the company’s feature film and home entertainment ventures. He most recently produced The Avengers and is currently producing Iron Man 3, slated for a May 3, 2013 release. His other upcoming projects are Thor: The Dark World; Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians Of The Galaxy, The Avengers sequel and Ant-Man. Feige joined Marvel in 2000.

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Publicists To Honor USA Network Co-Presidents McCumber & Wachtel

By | Wednesday November 7, 2012 @ 1:14pm PST

USA Network co-presidents Chris McCumber and Jeff Wachtel will receive the Television Showman of the Year Award at ICG Publicists 50th Annual Awards Luncheon on February 22. The two jointly oversee strategic direction, programming and operations across all platforms for the network. Both joined USA in 2001 and became co-presidents ten years later. McCumber previously served as EVP of marketing, digital and brand strategy and also conceived and developed the Characters Welcome multiplatform brand for the network. Wachtel was most recently president, original programming USA. He also serves as co-head original content of Universal Cable Productions.

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