Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Antonio Saillant and Chris Meloni Co-Hosted a Celebration in honor of Director Ted Kotcheff at MOMA
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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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