You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Roth chairs IFP awards

NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart.

The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market.

“We are honored and delighted that Joe Roth and Jon Stewart will be leading the 1997 IFP Gotham event,” said IFP executive director Michelle Byrd. “Their presence will certainly make this a memorable evening.”

Roth chairs an event that will honor Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the co-chairmen of Disney’s arthouse unit Miramax Films, for lifetime achievement. Also slated to receive Gotham awards are Errol Morris for filmmaker, Faith Hubley for animation and first-time helmer Macky Alston, who will receive the Open Palm award for his feature documentary “Family Name.”

As chairnman of Walt Disney Studios, Roth is directly responsible for the worldwide production, marketing and distribution of all motion pictures released by Walt Disney Pictures, Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures. He also oversees the studio’s film acquisitions and Miramax.

Roth joins a prestigious roster of IFP Gotham Awards chairs that includes Peter Chernin, Michael Lynne and Ted Turner.

More Film

  • London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart

    London Film Festival Director Clare Stewart to Take Year-long Sabbatical

    NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart. The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market. […]

  • Directors Zvyagintsev, Weerasethakul and Rosi Booked

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Andrey Zvyagintsev, Gianfranco Rosi Booked for Qumra

    NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart. The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market. […]

  • ‘Guilty Men’ Sweeps Colombia's 6th Macondo

    ‘Guilty Men’ Sweeps Colombia's 6th Macondo Awards

    NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart. The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market. […]

  • Madrid’s ECAM Pacts With Torino, Rotterdam

    ECAM Pacts with Torino, Rotterdam on First Incubator Projects

    NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart. The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market. […]

  • Andrew DuncanMomentum Pictures with The Cinema

    'Florida Project' Producer Steps Down Amid Harassment Claims

    NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart. The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market. […]

  • 'Antiporno' Review

    Film Review: 'Antiporno'

    NEW YORK — Walt Disney Studios chairman Joe Roth will chair the seventh annual Independent Feature Project Gotham Awards, which will be hosted by Jon Stewart. The gala dinner and ceremony will be held on Sept. 16 at the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom. It takes place on the second night of the IFP’s annual market. […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content