Funny move at Gothams

"Daily Show" correspondent Aasif Mandvi will host the IFP's 18th annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Presenters at the Dec. 2 ceremony will include Amy Adams, Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Mira Nair and Melissa Leo. Vince tribute

The Whistler Film Festival will present a lifetime tribute to the late William Vince, whose Vancouver-based Infinity Pictures produced "Capote." Taking part in the Dec. 5 tribute and fundraiser for the William Vince Scholarship Fund for emerging filmmakers will be screenwriter Roger Avary, director Roger Kumble, actor-producer Barry Pepper and director Charles Martin Smith. Vince died in June of cancer at age 44.


Todd Heustess has been named executive director of Outfest, the L.A.-based organization that showcases lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender film. Heustess has spent more than five years working in development, marketing and operations to Outfest. The group also promoted Kevin Connell to director of development.
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