Turner Classic Movies
Director Norman Jewison Talks To Robert Osborne
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On Saturday, April 21, TCM host Robert Osborne will reminisce with a man who has given moviegoers unforgettable films for more than 50 years - the multi-Oscar-nominated Norman Jewison - for a new episode of Turner Classic Movies' Private Screenings. Shot in front of a live audience at the 2007 Sarasota Film Festival, the conversation will coincide with Jewison's acceptance of the festival's 2007 Lifetime Achievement for Excellence in Filmmaking tribute, which will be presented at a gala awards dinner emceed by Osborne. Private Screenings: Norman Jewison is slated to premiere on TCM in September 2007, followed by a festival of his films including The Cincinnati Kid (1965), The Russians are Coming, the Russians are Coming (1966) and Moonstruck (1987).

Jewison, 80, is perhaps best known for directing and producing Fiddler on the Roof (1971), Moonstruck (1987), The Hurricane (1999), A Soldier's Story (1984), The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) and Agnes of God (1985) as well as directing In the Heat of the Night (1967) and The Cincinnati Kid (1965).

His work has garnered much acclaim across the decades, including four Oscar nominations for himself as well as 46 nominations and 12 awards for his films. In 1999, he received the Academy's distinguished Irving Thalberg Award. He also has received prestigious international honors from the Directors Guild of America, the National Board Review and the AFI Awards, among others. Jewison's native country, Canada, named him an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1982, a member of the Order of Ontario in 1989 and the Companion to the Order of Canada (the country's highest civilian honor) in 1992.

Tickets for the event are available by calling the Sarasota Film Festival Ticket and Information Line at 1-866-575-FILM or 1-941-366-6200, by logging onto or by going to The Sarasota Film Festival Box Office.

Private Screenings features an hour-long interview with some of the most notable names of stage and screen. Past guests have included such Hollywood luminaries as Angela Lansbury, Robert Mitchum, Jane Russell, Shirley MacLaine, Ann Miller, Mickey Rooney, Charlton Heston, Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Tony Curtis.

Turner Classic Movies, currently seen in more than 75 million homes, is a 24-hour cable network from Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. TCM presents the greatest motion pictures of all time from the largest film library in the world, the combined Time Warner and Turner film libraries, from the 20s through the 90s, commercial-free and without interruption. The network also offers critically acclaimed original documentaries and specials, including the recent Emmy-winning Stardust: The Bette Davis Story and Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool. On the slate for 2007 are such original productions as Private Screenings: Jane Fonda, Brando and Spielberg on Spielberg, among others. For more information, visit



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