On April 9th, we joined celebrities, close friends, family members and fans for a tribute to Norman Mailer's life and work. The memorial was held at Carnegie Hall and it was a beautiful and moving celebration of one of America's liveliest, most intelligent, and fascinating personalities. Norman was a great friend and a rare talent. You can read more about the touching tribute here.
In happier news, we'd like to congratulate Bob Dylan on winning a Pulitzer! Dylan received a Special Citation for "his profound impact on popular music and American culture, marked by lyrical compositions of extraordinary poetic power." He is the first rock'n'roll musician to be honored with a Pulitzer. For more information on this award, please visit thePulitzer Board or Forbes Magazine.
And last but certainly not least, our longtime friend, collaborator and partner Richard Leacock will be honored at the 2008 Hot Docs Festival. Hot Docs will be honoring Leacock with an Outstanding Achievement Award Retrospective. The Festival, now in its 15th year, is held in Toronto and is North America's largest documentary film festival. For more info on the 2008 festival, an online schedule, and online ticket sales, please visit the official 2008 Hot Docs Festival website.