Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Antonio Saillant and Chris Meloni Co-Hosted a Celebration in honor of Director Ted Kotcheff at MOMA


Antonio Saillant and Chris Meloni Co-Hosted a Celebration in honor of Director Ted Kotcheff at MOMA.

Actor, Producer and owner of Angel Light Pictures, Antonio Saillant, joined the surprise 80th birthday festivities for executive producer of "Law & Order: SVU," Ted Kotcheff. The Sunday, March 20, event, was also hosted by his wife, Laifun, screened his 1971 Australian film, "Wake in Fright," which debuted 40 years ago at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2009, "Wake in Fright" was declared a "Cannes Classic" (and was screened again as part of that year's retrospective program). It's one of only two movies to hold this "Cannes Classic" distinction.

After the screening Kotcheff held a Q & A much to the delight of the audience. Also joining the celebration and the party afterwards held at Bice (East 54th) were actors Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Brian Dennehy and Michael Talbott (First Blood) and many other close friends and family of the honoree.

Antonio Saillant and Chris Meloni in March 2011 (Photo Copyrighted: Robert Bonsignori/Angel Light Pictures)

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  1. Great Photo & article Antonio. It was a blast!
    You are a great friend!

  2. Hey Antonio saw your profile in LINKEDIN thought I introduce myself.
    My name is Eddy Duran I'm a film/tv producer in NYC. Working on a few projects. I read you lived in the Dominican Republic, I'm planning to shoot there this year. I've shot there in the past a lot of years ago a film called Los Jodedores and I'm looking for co-producers in that project, as well as other ventures I have in the works. We just finished a film called 36 Saints and we are working on a TV Series called Pale Blue Light. Would like to know you, see if we can collaborate on something.

    Eddy Duran