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Matt Damon News Column

New honor, various

  • Matt will be honored by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg at the Made in NY awards on 6 June. From the press release:

    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Mayor’s Office of Media & Entertainment Commissioner Katherine L. Oliver will host the sixth annual “Made in NY” Awards on June 6th at 7:30 PM at Gracie Mansion. The awards are given to individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the City’s entertainment and new media industries. At this year’s event, Mayor Bloomberg will present the first-ever “Made in NY” Mayor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement posthumously to director Sidney Lumet, which will be accepted on his behalf by his daughter, Jenny Lumet.

    The other 2011 'Made in NY' honorees will be Academy Award winner Matt Damon, location-based mobile platform foursquare, actor John Leguizamo who is currently starring on Broadway in Ghetto Klown, founder of the Urbanworld Film Festival & CEO of MoviePass Stacy Spikes, commercial production company Smuggler and Lauren Zalaznick, chairman, NBC Universal Entertainment & Digital Networks and Integrated Media.

  • Matt participated in a Unite for Japan video to promote relief efforts in Japan. More details are at the official website - the project has been developed by actor Ken Watanabe. Auction items will be available soon.

  • Mark Ruffalo has provided an update on the status of Margaret - he says the film is currently being edited by Martin Scorsese.
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