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    Fri, 24 Feb 2012 10:50:27

    2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Arrival Show to Be Livestreamed - It'll take place Saturday, Feb. 25

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    Film buffs, clear your calendar for tomorrow.

    Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced an exclusive partnership with NowLive, a live event production and streaming company, to produce and livestream the official 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards Arrivals Show. The awards ceremony will be held at the Santa Monica beach on Saturday, Feb. 25. Film Independent, together with NowLive, will stream the star-studded arrivals exclusively on Yahoo! Movies to its audience of more than 26 million US users, across the web, mobile and iOs devices. The online broadcast will offer a real-time experience designed to put viewers in the middle of the action.

    "The Film Independent Spirit Awards is the annual celebration honoring artist-driven filmmaking and recognizing the finest achievements of American independent filmmakers," said Film Independent Co-President Sean Mc Manus. "Indie fans and our nominees are in for a funny and unpredictable show. With Seth Rogen as Host, John Waters as the ultimate Voice of God, an exquisite selection of nominees and an eclectic mix of presenters and musical performances, this year's show is not one to miss."

    The official Film Independent Spirit Awards Arrivals Show livestream will kick-off at 11 AM PT/2 PM ET and fans worldwide can tune in here: http://movies.yahoo.com. Arrivals show hosts include esteemed film critic and Film Independent at LACMA Curator, Elvis Mitchell, TheWrap's film critic and host of What the Flick?! on The Young Turks' YouTube network, Alonso Duralde and Yahoo!'s Kristen Aldridge. As previously announced, the awards ceremony will premiere on television later that evening at 10 PM ET/PT exclusively on IFC, with actor, writer and producer Seth Rogen serving as host of the awards ceremony.

    "We created NowLive as a way for fans to watch and participate in elite entertainment events," says Sara Bordo, Co-Founder and CEO of NowLive. "We are excited to partner with the Film Independent Spirit Awards and offer film buffs a virtual front row seat to interact with their favorite directors, writers and stars."

    Who's tuning in?

    —Katie Sheehan
    02.24.12



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