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Local Filmmaker Wins Prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award

Rochester, NY (July 19, 2007) - Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel, a film written, produced and directed by Tony Machi of Machi & Machi Communications and presented by WXXI Television has won a prestigious CINE Golden Eagle Award. The CINE Golden Eagle Award recognizes excellence in professional and amateur works and is known internationally as a symbol of the highest production standards in filmmaking and videography.

Narrated by actress Jane Alexander, Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel examines the current chapter in the life and career of American sculptor Albert Paley. The program explores Paley’s fusion of art and technology by detailing the creation and installation of “The Sentinel” at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the largest public sculpture on any university campus in the United States. Other notable works from Paley’s career add further insight into Paley’s sensibilities on abstract and literal form, his commitment to architecturally site-specific work and his vast knowledge of metal technology. Paley also speaks candidly about the influence of his two near-death experiences on his career. In addition, his family and colleagues reflect on Paley’s art and his creative process.

Additional credits for Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel are: principle videography, Steven DelMonte; original score, James Sawicki; sound, Aaron Austin, Andy Corneles and Matt Machi; editing, Tony Machi, Christopher DeAngelus and Andy Corneles. Albert Paley: In Search of the Sentinel is distributed by American Public Television.

More than 300 judges viewed and evaluated hundreds of entries submitted to the 2007 CINE competition. Professionals in the field of film and video production, as well as subject matter experts, served in a volunteer capacity. Entries were judged by at least two juries using standards of overall excellence, evaluating such criteria as writing, sound, editing, creativity, visual presentation, insights and the extent to which the film met its stated goals and communicated with its intended audience.

Since its founding in 1957, CINE has been dedicated to discovering, rewarding, educating and supporting established and emerging talent in film and video. Among great talents whose first major awards included a CINE Golden Eagle are Steven Spielberg and Ron Howard and documentarians Ken Burns, Charles Guggenheim, Stanley Nelson, Albert Maysles and Frederick Wiseman.


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