Press Release: UCSD-TV's Soul Of Saturday Night Captures International Award (4/2004)

UCSD-TV's Soul Of Saturday Night Captures International Award

By Juanita LaHaye

LA JOLLA, CA - In an announcement received earlier this week, The University of California, San Diego Television's (UCSD-TV) production, The Soul of Saturday Night, has won one of four Remi Awards at the 37th WorldFest-Houston Film Festival.

"Receiving the Remi WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival Award is wonderful. John Malashock and I are pleased to be bringing UCSD-TV further positive recognition," said John Menier, director of The Soul of Saturday Night and arts producer at UCSD-TV. "Competing with more than 4,500 category entries from 37 countries - this was a significant achievement for The Soul of Saturday Night."

The Soul of Saturday Night is a witty and imaginative dance narrative, set to the music of Tom Waits and shot at various locations around San Diego. The Soul of Saturday Night is a co-production of UCSD-TV and Malashock Dance. Though UCSD-TV and director John Menier have taped several previous Malashock stage productions for television, The Soul of Saturday Night marks an evolution in the partnership of the two companies as their first ever dance-for-camera project.

The only truly Indie film festival in North America, WorldFest offers 12 major areas of competition and awards, including Documentary, Film & Video production, TV & Cable production, Experimental, Short Subjects, TV Commercials, Radio & Print, Music Video, New Media, Feature Films and Student Films. In prior years, Worldfest has given first honors to Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, Ang Lee, The Coen Brothers and Ridley Scott, among others.

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