You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hamptons bows ‘Hearst,’ fetes Gere

Fest will award lifetime achievement kudo to thesp

A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month.

Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo.

Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph Hearst. Film chronicles the history of the media giant from its early days through to where the company stands today, with a roster of papers and magazines.

William H. Macy narrates, with appearances by Oprah Winfrey, Mark Burnett, Bob Iger and Hearst topper Frank A. Bennack Jr.

Iwerks and Jane Kelly Kosek produce the film, which will screen privately at Gotham’s Hearst Tower Sept. 18. The pic’s public preem is one of the few offerings to be announced so far for the Hamptons fest, which runs Oct. 4-8.

Gere will take part in a Q&A with Hamptons fest chairman Alec Baldwin when he receives his award on Oct. 6 at East Hampton’s Guild Hall.

More Film

  • Patrick Stewart

    Variety to Honor Patrick Stewart at Hamptons Film Festival

    A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month. Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo. Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph […]

  • Patrick Stewart U.S. citizenship

    Savannah Film Festival to Honor Patrick Stewart, Salma Hayek and John Boyega

    A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month. Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo. Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph […]

  • Kung Fu Panda 3

    Oriental DreamWorks Unveils Five Projects, Promotes Peilin Chou

    A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month. Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo. Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph […]

  • Phil Lord and Chris Miller

    Phil Lord, Chris Miller to Direct ‘Martian’ Author Andy Weir’s ‘Artemis’

    A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month. Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo. Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph […]

  • Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Teddy Roosevelt

    Leonardo DiCaprio to Play Theodore Roosevelt in Martin Scorsese-Directed Biopic

    A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month. Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo. Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph […]

  • Sony Pictures logo

    Sony Executives Eric Fineman, Dan Kagan Leaving Studio (EXCLUSIVE)

    A new feature doc about Hearst Corp., “Citizen Hearst,” will world preem as part of the Hamptons Film Festival next month. Fest also plans to fete Richard Gere with its Golden Starfish lifetime achievement kudo. Helmed by Leslie Iwerks (“The Pixar Story”), “Citizen Hearst” looks at the history of the company founded by William Randolph […]

More From Our Brands