Brian Edwards with hosts Cindy Crawford & Vanessa Williams
Ivo Felt and Zaza Urushadze - Tangerines, a winner of Motion Picture, International
Bruce Davison, Louise Fletcher, Robert M. Young, Maria Conchita Alonso & Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos, Louise Fletcher & Arie Verveen
Bruce Davison with Roger Corman, Auteur Honoree
Bob Mackie, Mitzi Gaynor & Carl Reiner
Bryan Cranston & Tracey Ullman
Baz Luhrmann and Ewan McGregor
Mad Men Cast - Satellite Award Winners
Vanessa Williams & James Cameron
Crispin Struthers & Alan Baumgarten
Flight's Visual Effects Team



November 29, 2016

Los Angeles/ November 28, 2016 – The International Press Academy (IPA) announces its nominations for the 21st Annual Satellite™ Awards and for the first time the IPA is awarding a separate independent film and major studio film as Best Picture.  more…

IPA’s Tip of the Cap to Louise Fletcher: The Mary Pickford Award

January 25, 2016

Los Angeles, CA, January 25, 2016 –The International Press Academy (IPA) today announced Oscar-winner Louise Fletcher, who won an Academy Award® as Nurse Ratched in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” as the 2015 Mary Pickford Award honoree for Outstanding Contribution to  more…

Murray Weissman Remembered

January 5, 2016

The IPA mourns Murray Weissman, one of brightest lights in the publicity world and the architect of many legendary Oscar campaigns, who also was the recipient of our first Special Achievement Award with Dick Delson. He was a great friend  more…

Spike Lee Raises Issues, IPA’s Choice for Humanitarian Award

November 30, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2015 – When Spike Lee released his latest movie Chi-Raq through new Hollywood player Amazon Studios, heads turned in a departure from traditional avenues; then, as the recent tragedies unfolded in Paris and around the world  more…

Hive Lighting Plasma Wizards to Receive Tesla Award

November 29, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2015: Since Nikola Tesla’s early experiments with lighting included producing “a wireless plasma lamp,” The International Press Academy’s namesake Tesla Award In Recognition of Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology for 2015 will go to Hive Lighting,  more…

Alive Inside The Camera: Director Robert M. Young Nabs Auteur Award

November 29, 2015

Los Angeles, CA, December 1, 2015: Whether it’s living with traditional Eskimos,trekking 400 miles with rebels during the Angola war, or filming with 1,000 extras, director Robert M. Young’s specific passion for filmmaking is being recognized this year as the International Press  Academy (IPA) honors  more…

International Press Academy honors Lohud celeb Ellen Burstyn

February 16, 2015

Legendary actress Ellen Burstyn, a longtime Rockland resident who recently sold her Nyack home, is heading to California this month to accept a prestigious honor from the International Press Academy. The Oscar, Tony and Emmy winner will receive the Mary Pickford  more…

Satellite Awards honor ‘Birdman,’ ‘Boyhood,’ ‘Penny Dreadful’ and ‘Transparent’

February 16, 2015

It’s still anyone’s call for the Academy Awards this year, as honors remain split between “Birdman” and “Boyhood,” but there’s no doubt that Julianne Moore is still the Best Actress. The most recent indicator of that was when “Birdman” and  more…

Michael Keaton – Birdman Soars At Satellite Awards

February 16, 2015

Michael Keaton and his acclaimed drama Birdman added to their awards season haul by taking the top prizes at the International Press Academy’s Satellite Awards on Sunday night (15Feb15). The film, which is hotly tipped to win the Best Picture Academy Award later  more…

Independent Producer of the Year Award Shlomi Elkabetz

February 7, 2015

 Producer, director and writer Shlomi Elkabetz turned a spotlight on the oppressive world of divorces in Israel. He works closely with his sister, actress Ronit Elkabetz, who also co-wrote and co-directed the award-winning critically-acclaimed trilogy of films To Take a Wife,  more…


February 7, 2015

The International Press Academy will honor the team of Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) with one of their highest honors, the Tesla Award, awarded in recognition for visionary achievement in filmmaking technology. Past recipients of the award has included Douglas  more…


February 3, 2015

Legendary actress Ellen Burstyn and journalist/ novelist/ director Martyn Burke will be on-hand to receive the most prestigious honors bestowed by the International Press Academy, the largest group of entertainment journalists to recognize accomplishments in the film, television and digital  more…

Sebastian Junger Wins Satellite’s Humanitarian Award

February 3, 2015

Award-winning journalist and filmmaker Sebastian Junger is being honored with the International Press Academy’s prestigious Humanitarian Award and will be presented with the award at the 19th Annual Satellite Awards at the ceremony on February 15, 2015. Junger is the  more…

The International Press Academy presents Prestigious Auteur Award to Martyn Burke

February 3, 2015

Journalist, novelist, director Martyn Burke is the latest recipient of the prestigious Auteur Award given by the International Press Academy. The honor recognizes the impact of a filmmaker’s creative vision and unique artistry. Past recipients have included Guillermo del Toro,  more…

Canadian Youth Named Breakthrough Performer by Satellite Awards

February 3, 2015

The 17-year-old Antoine-Olivier Pilon who portrayed a violent youth in the Canadian film “Mommy” is being honored with the International Press Academy’s special Breakthrough Performance Award. “Mommy,” by writer-director Xavier Dolan, follows the teen with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and  more…

Legendary Actress Ellen Burstyn to Receive THE MARY PICKFORD AWARD

February 3, 2015

The International Press Academy is pleased to present one of their highest honors, the Mary Pickford Award to legendary actress Ellen Burstyn to commemorate her outstanding artistic contribution to the entertainment industry. Her lifetime of achievement, making us laugh, cry  more…

Press Academy offers kudos to George Clooney

December 23, 2014

The International Press Academy issued a press release Tuesday (Dec. 23) that congratulates Sony Pictures and Studio City resident George Clooney for their fight for the First Amendment. The IPA is an international organization of entertainment journalists that is based in Sherman Oaks, Calif.  more…

Stars of ‘Knick,’ ‘Sherlock,’ ‘Grimm,’ others tweet about their Satellite Noms

December 3, 2014

All over the world, celebrities, agents, directors and fans have Tweeted about their nominations for the International Press Academy that came out this week, and have some unusual choices among them.   The global group of critics is one of the few that  more…

The International Press Academy announces its movie and TV nominations

December 1, 2014

The International Press Academy announced its movie and TV nominations, and proves once again to be on the cutting edge of the entertainment industry. Media around the world have repeated the nominees, and the awards season has kicked off into  more…

IPA Honoree Dale Olson’s Legacy Continues

August 10, 2012

With the passing of legendary press agent Dale Olson, “we would like to express our heartfelt appreciation for his uplifting approach to life and the industry,” said Mirjana Van Blaricom, IPA President. “He was my mentor at the beginning and  more…

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Jerry Lewis
George Clooney, the first Auteur Award recipient
Michael Sugar
Sarah Hay from Flesh and Bone
Ed Norton
Peter Bogdanovich
Douglas Trumbull
Mitzi Gaynor
Carl Reiner
Jason Isaacs
Michael Rooker
Scott Wilson
Vince Gilligan
Jeremy Kleiner
Kathy Bates
Martin Landau
J. Ryan & K. Elise
Rhea Seehorn & Patrick Fabian
Carl Reiner
John Knoll (ILM)
Jason Isaacs
Mirjana Van Blaricom & Brian Edwards
Neal McDonough
Paul Williams
Gale Anne Hurd
Walter Murch
Elizabeth Gelfand Stearns
William H. Macy
Tim Robbins
Diane Warren
Rod Steiger
Mitzi Gaynor
Cloris Leachman
Wilmer Valderrama
Bob Mackie
Tom Sizemore
Chris Innis
Timothy Bottoms
Bruce Davison
Terence Stamp
Louise Fletcher