CIMA Awards Press Release

For immediate release, please Press Contacts:  Jennifer Mulhall / 323.575.3494 jennifermulhall@boldandbeautiful.tv Frank Tobin / 323.661.3720 fxtobin@aol.com Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) 17th Annual Awards honor Fox Television’s “Glee” and The Hurt Locker” Sr. Rose Pacatte, FSP receives CIMA Board of Directors Award Golden Globe Award-winner Samantha Eggar hosts Beverly Hills Hotel event (Los Angeles, CA, February 28, 2010 –  The Catholics in Media … [Read more...]

CIMA Awards: Board of Directors Award – Sr. Rose’s remarks

I am so very grateful for this award. I was at the movies when Jane Abbott, the president of CIMA called me, twice, and I let it go to message because, well, I was at the movies, and when one is at the movies, one should be there. I called her back from Barnes and Noble’s after. Jane told me about the Board of Directors Award and I was very moved to be considered – and momentarily rendered speechless.  You really managed to surprise me. Before I thank several people who brought me to this … [Read more...]

Catholics in Media Awards February 28: The Hurt Locker; GLEE; Sr. Rose Pacatte

Catholics in Media will honor THE HURT LOCKER and GLEE on February 28. It seems funny to add my own name on my blog, but I  am humbled and grateful to be receiving the Board of Directors Award. Check here for the news release and ticket information: Catholics in Media Awards set for February 28 … [Read more...]

Samson & Delilah: Australian Film wins awards and enters Oscar race

Last month Sr. Hosea and I attended a screening of this powerful Australian film about two Aboriginal teens that learn to survive in a social and natural environment that has nothing to offer them but poverty and death. As with the best Australian films, the landscape plays a key role in the story, as context and antagonist. Director/writer Warwick Thornton tells the story with deliberate restraint that comes from a deep understanding of the people he is talking about. "Samson and Delilah" is … [Read more...]

HUMANITAS Prize Announces 2009 Finalists; 35th Annual event to be held September 17, 2009

The finalists for 2009 HUMANITAS Prize were announced today by John Wells, HUMANITAS Prize President.  A total of $95,000 in prize money will be handed out at the annual luncheon on September 17th in the Crystal Ballroom at The Beverly Hills Hotel.  Since 1974, HUMANITAS has honored feature film and television writers whose work explores the human condition in a way which ultimately affirms the dignity of the human person and reveals our common humanity.   “The work of these gifted writers … [Read more...]

Pauline Books & Media wins two Catholic Press Association Awards May 29, 2009

CHILDREN'S BOOKS FIRST PLACE Adventures of Saint Paul By Oldrich Selucky Illustrated by Zdenka Krejcova This is a vibrant and compelling account of the life of St. Paul for young readers that is rich and inviting in its telling. the trials of st. Paul are cleverly called an adventure and further enhanced by the quality of human expression in the illustrations. the emphasis on faith in the Lord regardless of ones circumstances is both suspenseful and consistent. It it St. Paul's consistency … [Read more...]

Ecumenical Jury at Cannes awards Ken Loach’s “Looking for Eric”

On its 35 anniversary the 2009 Ecumenical Jury awards its Prize to Looking for Eric by Ken Loach United Kingdom, 2009 For its great artistic quality and it’s humoristic, optimistic and humanist approach of the crisis faced by contemporary society. The film portrays values that are often under fire today such as friendship, solidarity, the importance of family and dialogue towards oneself and the other. Which the mythical Cantona summarizes in one sentence: “The best action I … [Read more...]

The Hurt Locker trailer: a film by Kathryn Bigelow about the world’s most dangerous job

The Hurt Locker Watch the trailer at apple.com/trailers   Did you see this movie trailer on apple.com? The film stars Jeremy Renner and Anthony Mackie. It’s in theaters on June 26, 2009. Watch it and tell me what you think.   Here is my review of  Kathryn Bigelow's The Hurt Locker that I posted last summer from the Venice Film Festival (where our Catholic Jury -SIGNIS - gave it our Grand Prize). The film opens June 26, 2009 in the U.S. The Hurt Locker stars Jeremy Renner (among … [Read more...]

Catholics in Media Awards held March 29 at Beverly Hills Hotel

About 350 people atteneded CIMA's 16th annual awards event at the Beverly Hills Hotel last Sunday. Winners: Without a Trace - Television (Greg Walker and Jan Nash accepting) Doubt - Film (Sister Peggy McEntee, SC accepting) Lifetime Achievement - Louis Gossett, Jr. I will post the link to the article that will appear in The Tidings next week. Meanwhile, if you scroll down on this blog you can check out the interviews I did with the winners and Mark Derwin, our very funny Master of … [Read more...]

Lou Gossett, Jr. Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Catholics in Media

 It was an honor for me to interview Lou Gossett, Jr. about receiving the CIMA Lifetime Achievement Award: Sr. Rose: What are your thoughts about receiving the CIMA lifetime achievement award? Lou Gossett, Jr: This is a very gratifying moment for me and I am humbled by this award. You never know when what you do in the arts means something to people and you never really know if you’ve been received well. So it is humbling and I am grateful SR: You are known for your philanthropic activities … [Read more...]


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