HOLLYWOOD: November 4, From Wally Sarkeesian, Closing Night Awards Ceremony at 2018 Arpa International Film Festival, Red Carpet & Reception 6:00 PM, Doors Open 7:30 PM, Program Start 8:00 PM Egyptian Theatre, Award: Honoring Ed Asner, a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards.
CAREER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Recipient – SVEVA ALVITI
RISING STAR AWARD Recipient – NATALIE QASABIAN
ROBERT BEITZEL – Master of Ceremonies
Ed Asner is a television legend, the winner of seven acting Emmy Awards (which puts him tied with Mary Tyler Moore, both of whom rank second to their “Mary Tyler Moore (1970) Show” co-star, Cloris Leachman who has nine).
Sveva Alviti is known for Dalida (2016), The Bouncer (2018) and Dangerous Lies Vol. 1 (2017).
Natalie Qasabian’sclatest feature “Searching,” a thriller starring John Cho and Debra Messing premiered and won the Audience award and Alfred P. Sloan award at Sundance, then was distributed as a wide release by Sony pictures, and she’s currently producing “Run” for Lionsgate.
Robert Beitzel has worked largely in New York theater developing new works with Ethan Cohen, Adam Rapp, David Cromer, and many others. Starring alongside Michael Shannon, Michael McKean, Helen Hunt, Ann Dowd, Shirley Knight, and more. He’s also known for his work as Selah Strong on AMC’s TURN, Washington’s Spies, as well as featured roles on HBO’s True Detective, Inside Amy Schumer, and ER. A graduate of The Juilliard School, his work in independent film includes, Winter Passing, My First Kiss and the People Involved, and Art Machine.
Off-Broadway: Women or Nothing, The Atlantic Theater. Our Town, Barrow Street Theater. In Masks Outrageous and Austere, The Culture Project. Hallway Trillogy, Rattlestick Playwrights’ Theater. Finer Noble Gases, Rattlestick. Faster, Rattlestick. Light Raise the Roof, NYTW. Bulrusher, Urban Stages. Regional: Appropriate, Center Theater Group – Mark Taper Forum, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Shakespeare Theater, D.C. Finer Noble Gases @ Actors’ Theater Louisville, The Bush Theater (London), and The Edinburgh Fringe. Film and T.V.: My First Kiss and the People Involved, Winter Passing, Art Machine, Blackbird, Side Effects (short). True Detective (HBO), Turn (AMC), Inside Amy Schumer, NCIS New Orleans, Law and Order, ER.
Robert creates music with his bands Corporal and Less the Band.
BFA: The Juilliard School.