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Ron Howard, Paul Figg in Newport Beach Film Festival TV Special

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PBS SoCal and KCET are partnering with the Newport Beach Film Festival for the broadcast premiere of “Newport Beach Film Festival Honors,” airing Sunday. The 30-minute special will be hosted by Janelle Riley, of diversity Deputy Awards and Features Editor, and includes interviews with event honorees such as Eddie Redmayne, Jonathan Majors, Patton Oswalt, Keke Palmer, Aubrey Plaza, Colson Baker and Paul Feig. diversityIts 10 actors to watch.

“Newport is very proud to play an expanded role in the awards and FYC season,” said Greg Schwenk, co-founder and CEO of the Newport Beach Film Festival. diversity. “Our amazing film programming and unique opportunities to engage with the industry create a powerful opportunity to promote a film or specific talent.”

Howard, the Oscar-winning director of films such as “Apollo 13,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story” and “Thirteen Lives,” previously received the award. diversity Legends and Groundbreakers will participate in a live interview for awards and specials during the Oct. 16 festival. Likewise from performers Stephanie Hu, Thuso Mbedou, Jane McGrath, Amber Midthunder and Joseph Quinn. of diversity 10 actors on the watch list will appear on screen for the television show. The list has been presented since 1998 and includes more than 35 Oscar winners and nominees, including Mahershala Ali, Adam Driver, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer and Lupita Nyong’o.

Plaza, Majors, Palmer and Oswalt are all included in the program as recipients of this past year’s Artist of Distinction Award. Baker and Anna Diop were previously awarded the Spotlight Award, Cooper received the Rife Maverick Award and Amy Carrero was recognized with the Breakout Award. Redmayne and Figg were honored with the Icon Award and Career Achievement Award, respectively.

The Newport Beach Film Festival Honors will air Jan. 8 at 4:30pm on PBS SoCal. Encores will air January 11 at 7:30pm on KCET and January 12 at 7:30pm on PBS SoCal. The show will also be available for complimentary streaming on the PBS app and PBS SoCal website.

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