Tom Hatton with Oscar winning Producer and Director Paul Haggis at the Nylon Fusion Collective Gala, New York City. At the Gala Wynton Marsalis also performed. For more information and to view the video visit nylonfusion.org
“Nylon, born of a fusion of New York and London creativity, is a theatre company committed to giving voice and perspective to established and emerging artists. The collective develops and produces plays that explore political, social and cultural awareness.” – Nylonfusion.org
Board of Directors:
Ivette Dumeng – President, Greg Kanyicska – Vice President, Juan Garcia – Secretary, David Elliott – Member, Lori Kee – Member
Paul Haggis, Ted Nash, John Patrick Shanley, David Triacca, Daniel Smith
Paul Haggis is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known as screenwriter and producer for consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners, 2004’s Million Dollar Baby and 2005’s Crash, the latter of which he also directed.
Crash received Academy Award nominations for Best Picture and Best Director, in addition to four other Academy Award nominations. Haggis received two Academy Awards for the film: Best Picture (as its producer), and Best Writing for his work on the screenplay. With Million Dollar Baby and then Crash, Haggis became the first individual to have written Best Picture Oscar-winners in two consecutive years.
“Wynton Marsalis is a trumpeter, composer, teacher, music educator, and artistic director of Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, United States. Marsalis has promoted the appreciation of classical and jazz music often to young audiences. Marsalis has been awarded nine Grammys in both genres, and his Blood on the Fields was the first jazz composition to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Marsalis is the son of jazz musician Ellis Marsalis, Jr. (pianist), grandson of Ellis Marsalis, Sr., and brother of Branford (saxophonist), Delfeayo (trombonist), and Jason (drummer). He performed the national anthem of Super Bowl XX in 1986.” – Wikipedia
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