New York, NY, July 19, 2005 – Rainbow Media’s President and CEO, Joshua Sapan, will be honored with the L.I. Film Festival’s top award – the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award. The award will be presented at the festival’s annual ‘Salute to Independent Filmmakers and Awards Ceremony Gala’ on Thursday, July 21 at the Chateau Briand restaurant in Carle Place, NY.
The award is being presented by the Long Island Film and Television Foundation as part of the annual Long Island International Film Expo, July 14 -21. Other award recipients include: actor John Savage (The Deer Hunter)/Creative Achievement in Independent Film Award; award-winning writer Susan Isaacs/Cultural Achievement Award; entertainment attorney Marc Jacobson of Greenberg Traurig/Friend of the Foundation Award; and actress Veronica Cartwright/Creative Achievement Award. Celebrity presenters include: Carol Alt (supermodel); Armand Assante (Striptease, Looking for an Echo); and, Eileen Fulton (As the World Turns), among many others.
One of the cable industry’s premiere innovators and a pioneer in the area of niche programming, Joshua Sapan has guided Rainbow Media’s growth and success by serving distinct, passionate audiences through targeted national networks such as AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women’s Entertainment; regional programming such as MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks; and industry-leading video-on-demand (VOD) services which forged new ground in VOD and SVOD content and programming that include Mag Rack, sportskool, IFC Films On Demand and World Picks On Demand.
|WHO:||Rainbow Media President & CEO Joshua Sapan|
|WHAT:||Awarded the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award from the Long Island Film and Television Foundation.|
|WHERE:||Chateau Briand restaurant, Carle Place, NY.|
|WHEN:||Thursday, July 21, 6:30- 9:30 PM|
About Rainbow Media Holdings LLC
A leader in sports, news and entertainment programming, Rainbow Media Holdings LLC is a subsidiary of Cablevision Systems Corporation. Rainbow owns and manages national networks: AMC, Fuse, IFC (The Independent Film Channel) and WE: Women’s Entertainment, as well as on-demand services including Mag Rack and sportskool. Rainbow’s other businesses include its regional programming services – MetroChannels, News 12 Networks and Rainbow Sports Networks – in addition to the Rainbow Advertising Sales Corporation and Rainbow Network Communications.