American Comedy Award recipient, actress/comedian Judy Tenuta will host the 6th annual ITVFEST International Television Film Festival airing live from the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood on August 12th 2011. "We're ecstatic to have Judy Tenuta host the ITVFEST Gala Awards this year," said Frank Zanca, Executive Director. “Judy has musical, dramatic and comedic talent and this will prove to be a great combination to make this years awards festival fun for all involved!"
"Judy has charisma, comedic timing, and is a very talented actress whose skills will thrill the audience.'" said executive director Ken Nicholas. “We are thrilled and elated to have her as our host this year.”
Judy Tenuta is one of the best comedians of our time and has been entertaining audiences world wide. We are thrilled that she will be hosting and making this years awards gala the best ever.” said publicist Tamara Wentworth of Wentworth Public Relations. “Much changes have been made to make this year’s festival better than it has ever been before.”
ITVFEST will be imparting two awards, including one to actor/director Michael Biehn (Terminator, Abyss, Aliens), and a second to Eric Roberts (The Expendables, The Dark Knight, Heroes). They will be receiving awards based on their amazing careers in the entertainment industry. Both actors will be screening films at this year’s festival. The Victim is Michael Biehn’s Directorial Debut, and Eric Roberts stars in Vegan 101. Both projects are not to be missed.
Some of the hot panels include The Guild Screening and Q&A with the cast and crew. Both the producer and director will also be in attendance. A Directors’ Panel with Shira Lazar, Michael Biehn (Terminator, Abyss, The Victim) and Jason Connery (Shanghai Noon), a Stunt panel moderated by Mark Ricardi (Super 8, Face/Off, Die Hard), a Producers’ Panel with Terrence Carter (Head of Drama Development – Fox Television) and a Casting Directors’ panel presented by CBS, moderated by Matt Skrobolak (Head of Casting for CBS), will also include Jennifer Cooper (Hawaii Five-O, CSI:NY) as well as many, many more.
To get your tickets for screenings, panels and/or the Red Carpet Awards Gala visit www.itvfest.org. For Press or talent submission please contact Tamara Wentworth of Wentworth Public Relations at firstname.lastname@example.org or 949-292-9305.