TCM Opens 8th Annual TCM Classic Film Festival

Posted by Larry Gleeson

TCM kicked off opening night of the 8th annual TCM Classic Film Festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of  In The Heat of the Night. TCM executives joined Hollywood legend Sidney Poitier, as well as producer Walter Mirisch, director Norman Jewison, actress Lee Grant and award-winning composer Quincy Jones who were on hand to discuss the film which is considered to be a landmark of its time.

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Pictured Left to Right Image 1:
First Row: Walter Mirisch, Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones
Second Row: Ben Mankiewicz, Host, Turner Classic Movies; Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Turner Classic Movies; Norman Jewison, Lee Grant
Third Row: Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production, Turner Classic Movies; Genevieve McGillicuddy, Director TCM Classic Film Festival; Coleman Breland, President Turner Classic Movies and Turner Content Distribution

Pictured Left to Right Image 2:
First Row: Walter Mirisch, Sidney Poitier, Quincy Jones
Second Row: Norman Jewison, Lee Grant

Pictured Left to Right Image 3:
Coleman Breland, President Turner Classic Movies and Turner Content Distribution, Pola Changnon, Senior Vice President, Creative, Brand and Marketing, Turner Classic Movies; Genevieve McGillicuddy, Director TCM Classic Film Festival; Walter Mirisch; Ben Mankiewicz, Host, Turner Classic Movies; Lee Grant; Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President, Programming and Production; Turner Classic Movies, Charlie Tabesh, Senior Vice President Programming and Production; Turner Classic Movies

 

Stay tuned for more including the Rob and Carl Reiner Hand and Footprint Ceremony.

(Press materials provided by TCM press office)

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