Awards Ceremony

HONOREE: Kathrine Narducci

Excellence in Film/TV Award

Kathrine Narducci is a strong and versatile actress that captivates audiences in both film and television. Best known from her breakout role as “Charmaine Bucco,” Artie Bucco’s wife, on the HBO TV series THE SOPRANOS for which she won two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Best Cast Ensemble, it was only days before she went on to star as “Eleanor Squillari” in HBO’s awarding winning film, WIZARD OF LIES, Bernie Madoff’s longtime secretary and subsequent whistle blower on his Ponzi scheme.

Narducci will next be seen in a pivotal role on EPIX’s long awaited GOD FATHER OF HARLEM, the bold network’s straight-to-series crime drama created by Chris Brancato starring and executive produced by Forest Whitaker. With a premiere set for Sept. 16th at the Apollo and primetime series start state of September 29th for its ten episodes. Buzz is that season two order is on its way. In the coming year, Narducci will be seen in the highly anticipated Martin Scorsese film THE IRISHMAN starring opposite Joe Pesci which Netflix is premiering at the NYFF 2019 at Lincoln Center on Sept. 27 then in L.A. on Oct. 24th before opening in select theaters across the globe on Nov. 1st. The long awaited film which, for the very first time, has an ensemble of talent never before combined in one epic blockbuster, stars Robert DeNiro, Al Pacino, Pesci, Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale, Ray Romano, Anna Paquin and other household name stars. Side note: This is Kathrine’s third movie with DeNiro whom she first worked with nearly three decades ago on “Bronx Tale.”

Narducci also completed a key role opposite Tom Hardy in FONZO directed by Josh Trank. Also, she will be seen in BAD EDUCATION directed by Cory Finley starring Hugh Jackman and Allison Janey. Most recently, Currently, Narducci can be seen staring alongside Emily Ratajkowski in CRUISE directed by Rob Siegel and in AMERICAN DRESSER opposite Bruce Dern.

In 2014, she played a supporting role in Clint Eastwood’s Jersey Boys. Other notable film credits include CHICAGO OVERCOAT, A BRONX TALE AND TWO-FAMILY HOUSE in addition to powerful guest appearances on iconic television shows such as LAW & ORDER, WORKAHOLICS, NYPD BLUE, THIRD WATCH and POWER.

Kathrine spends her spare time creating singular art which is collected by many and has had exhibition with pieces selling out at the finest New York and LA galleries.

HONOREE: Maurice DuBois

Excellence in Newscasting

Maurice DuBois co-anchors CBS-2 News at 5 and 11. He joined CBS in September 2004.

At CBS News, he substitutes as anchor of The CBS Evening News, has reported for 60 Minutes Sports and CBS Sunday Morning, and has hosted CBS This Morning, 48 Hours and CBSN.

DuBois has covered everything from local news to national political conventions, to AIDS in South Africa, to Papal transition at the Vatican, to witnessing a double execution. He has anchored numerous live breaking news stories, and moderated debates for New York City Mayor and Congress. He has also hosted multiple specials on topics ranging from kids and violence, to breast cancer, to ticker-tape parades and telethons.

A Long Island native, DuBois spent seven years at WNBC-TV before joining CBS .

At NBC News, he appeared on “Today,” “Weekend Today,” “Dateline NBC,” MSNBC and NBC News at Sunrise. While at WNBC-TV, DuBois also hosted “Four Stories,” a magazine profiling local heroes; he also hosted Court-TV’s “Mind over Media,” for students to understand media images.

Previously, DuBois worked in Chicago and Sacramento. He began his career in 1987 at KING-TV in Seattle as a desk assistant before moving to reporting.

He’s appeared as – what else? – a news anchor, on CBS’s hit drama Person of Interest, and the feature films Soul Men and Kick Ass.

DuBois has won several journalism and community awards, including five Emmys. He’s also won honors from The Associated Press, The New York State Broadcasters Association, and The New York Association of Black Journalists, which recognized him as a Trailblazer.

He serves on the non-profit board of NY City Center, and previously served at PENCIL, Susan G. Komen for the Cure/NYC, and The Northside Center for Child Development.

DuBois is a graduate of Northwestern University, has four Honorary PhDs, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He lives in Manhattan with his wife and two sons.

HONOREE: Jeremiah Kipp

Rising Star Honoree

Jeremiah Kipp is a freelance film director based in New York since 1992.  After growing up on a rural dirt road with his grandparents, he was accepted into NYU Film School and has been creating short and feature length video projects ever since ranging from experimental art to documentaries, genre entertainment to international co-productions.  His directing credits include the Chinese-American action movie BROKEN BADGES, the horror-sci fi hybrid BLACK WAKE starring Tom Sizemore, PICKUP written by renowned playwright Jessica Blank, THE SADIST starring Tom Savini, EDWARD ALBEE: A TRANSFORMATIVE JOURNEY starring Mercedes Ruehl, MASTERMIND starring Academy Award nominee Chris Sarandon, THE POD starring Larry Fessenden and THE APARTMENT (commissioned by Canon to premiere their XL2 at DV Expo 2004).  He is currently in post-production on his latest feature SLAPFACE starring August Maturo (THE NUN) and Dan Hedaya (BLOOD SIMPLE). To learn more about Jeremiah, please go to his website:  http://kippfilms.com/main.html