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Film Independent and IFC on Wednesday revealed they have renewed their exclusive agreement for IFC to telecast the annual Film Independent Spirit Awards in the U.S. through 2020.
“IFC is the perfect home for the Film Independent Spirit Awards. They’re smart, irreverent, funny, and just crazy enough to do a live broadcast from a tent on a beach in February,” Film Independent president Josh Welsh said in a statement. “We’re thrilled to be renewing with them and look forward to making mischief together for three more years.”
IFC began airing the awards show in 1994.
“The Film Independent Spirit Awards provide an important platform for emerging independent voices, celebrating the industry’s best and brightest,” said IFC president Jennifer Caserta. “It’s a true privilege for IFC to remain the broadcast home for the Film Independent Spirit Awards and we are pleased to continue our longstanding and successful relationship.”
This year’s Independent Spirit Awards will air live on IFC on Saturday at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET. Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are co-hosting the show.
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