Sept. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- At a black-tie dinner and ceremony
Wednesday, September 3, 2003 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel
in New York City,
director, James Ronald Whitney, received the Emmy Award for
acclaimed, "Telling Nicholas," which premiered on
HBO in 2002.
The film documented ten days in 7-year-old Nicholas Lanza's life after his
mother was killed in the fall of the twin towers. The film also follows
16-year-old Thanbir Ahmed, a Muslim, whose father was killed in the same
attack. Ahmed joined Whitney and Fire Island Films' executive producer
Richard Reichgut, at the Awards Ceremony.
In a grateful acceptance, Whitney thanked not only "... the two brave and
courageous young men and their families for telling their heart-wrenching
stories," but also the entire Home Box Office team, headed by executive
producer Sheila Nevins and producer Lisa Heller for helping to remind the
world that although the New York City skyline can and will be rebuilt, the
families who lost their loved-ones will be at a loss forever.
James recently completed his latest film titled, "Games People Play: New
York," which received 4 stars from the Chicago Film Critic's Association,
he is currently working on the sequel, "Games People Play: Hollywood."
"Telling Nicholas" will
have an Encore Presentation Wednesday, September
10th on HBO (see your local guide for details). For more information on
Telling Nicholas" visit http://www.TellingNicholas.com. Additionally,
OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES has chosen "Telling Nicholas" as
the most outstanding movies of 2002. The Academy will be presenting this film
to the general public as part of their prestigious series during the evening
of Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. Whitney, will
attend this special screening. For additional information, visit
SOURCE James Ronald Whitney
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