IPA News

Press Academy offers kudos to George Clooney

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

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

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…

‘Silver Lining’ Times Five at the 2012 Satellite Awards & Humanitarian Prize to Benh Zeitlin

Director Benh Zeitlin (“Beasts of the Southern Wild”) received the Humanitarian Award at the 17th Annual Satellite Awards on Sunday, Dec. 16, in an emotional ceremony that turned into a sweep for David O. Russell’s “Silver Linings Playbook.” The show also celebrated the talents of Terence Stamp with the Mary Pickford Award, Paul Williams with the Auteur Award, Walter Murch with the Tesla Award, and Bruce Davison with an Honorary Satellite for Career Achievement.
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Terence Stamp, Paul Williams, Walter Murch, X-Men’s Bruce Davison Shine Among 17th Satellite Award Honorees

Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2012 — Renowned British actor Terence Stamp and Oscar-winning singer/songwriter Paul Williams will join groundbreaking sound designer/editor Walter Murch with Bruce Davison (“X-Men,” ABC’s “Last Resort”), as the top award recipients at the 17th Satellite  more…

IPA’s 17th Satellite Awards Energized by Torrent of New Takes

Los Angeles, CA, Oct. 10, 2012 – The International Press Academy’s 17th Annual Satellite Awards™ presentation will return to its familiar spot as the lead-off event of awards season with a mid-December date for 2012. The show had been announced  more…

EURASIA IFF, Then and Now, with Mirjana Van Blaricom

Mirjana Van Blaricom and renowned Russian Director Pytor Todorovski, a previous honoree at Eurasia.

As the 8th Eurasia International Film Festival wrapped in September,  IPA President Mirjana Van Blaricom said “the people who discovered Eurasia in 2012, the many distinguished guests, have seen how instrumental the festival is to the region as we have  more…

Looking Back at Tesla Honoree Jerry Lewis

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        On Sept. 13 the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) will present “Both Sides of the Camera: the Innovative Genius of Jerry Lewis” to highlight the technical prowess of the legendary entertainer in a conversational setting with  more…

Stars Lined Up to Follow Sigourney Weaver, Kevin Costner to EURASIA 2012

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 14, 2012 – With the 8th Annual Eurasia International Film Festival slated to open the week of Sept. 17 to 22 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, stars like Dennis Haysbert will fly into the Central Asian Republic to discover  more…

IPA Honoree Dale Olson’s Legacy Continues

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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…

Enter Talking, Exit Charmed: That’s Brian Edwards

Louisiana native Brian Edwards, who received an Honorary Satellite in May of this year, has spent 30 years among some of the brightest names in show business. It’s been a long process of building relationships and reputations along the way.  more…

IPA Remembers Donna Summer, Who Recently Feted Her Publicist in Honorary Satellite Tribute Reel

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Los Angeles, CA – When the International Press Academy (IPA) honored publicist Brian Edwards with a special Satellite Award at a private ceremony on May 2, 2012, hosted by Cindy Crawford, the moving words by Whoopi Goldberg, Joan Rivers, and many  more…

Peter Bogdanovich is the IPA’s 2011 Auteur Award Winner

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Los Angeles, CA, November 29, 2011 –The International Press Academy today announced that acclaimed director Peter Bogdanovich will receive the 2011 Auteur Award at this year’s 16th Annual Satellite Awards™ on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2011 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Best known for  more…

VFX Pioneer Douglas Trumbull Honored with IPA’s 2011 Tesla Award

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Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 2011 — Legendary filmmaker and visual effects pioneer Douglas Trumbull will receive the Nikola Tesla Award in Recognition of Visionary Achievement in Filmmaking Technology from the International Press Academy at this year’s 16th Annual Satellite  more…

Mitzi Gaynor Bows as the IPA’s 2011 Mary Pickford Award Winner

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Los Angeles, CA: Legendary Emmy® Award winning and Golden Globe® Award nominated performer Mitzi Gaynor will receive the 2011 Mary Pickford Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Entertainment Industry at this year’s 16th Annual Satellite Awards™ on Sunday, Dec. 18,  more…

FEDEORA Federation of EU Film Critics Joins IPA

Los Angeles, CA: FEDEORA, the federation of European and Mediterranean film critics, has joined with the International Press Academy to extend IPA’s membership and the cross-cultural reach of both organizations. The joint announcement was made by Ronald Bergan, FEDEORA’s President,  more…