IPA News Item

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 for early 2013.

“We rescheduled the show for Dec. 16,” said Mirjana Van Blaricom, IPA President. “We will include FEDEORA, the Federation of Film Critics of Europe and the Mediterranean. This will have a big impact on our choices as far as new takes on international films.”

“Due to the rise of bloggers, people who never read reviews are now part of the audience for commentary on the industry. This is not only local but global, and we are making adjustments in our membership to realign the parameters of what a press association means in the world today. It’s including a lot of new voices and views.

Van Blaricom added, “nobody has a monopoly on covering entertainment anymore.”

The 17th Satellite Awards will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at the Intercontinental Hotel in Century City. The Intercontinental Hotel is located at 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles, Calif., 90067.