The Las Cruces International Film Festival (LCIFF) Creative Team confirms plans to honor Johnny Galecki with the “Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Award” at its 2017 film festival. Galecki will take part in a free Q&A workshop moderated by Don Foster on March 11, 2016. Foster will receive the “Mark Medoff Outstanding Achievement in Entertainment Writing Award,” during the 2017 festival. Both gentleman will be honored at a VIP after party to be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017.
With a professional acting career that spans more than 25 years, Johnny Galecki is best known for his roles on two hugely popular television series, “Roseanne” and “The Big Bang Theory.” He currently stars on the CBS sitcom, which just started filming its 10th season. As socially awkward physicist Leonard Hofstadter, Galecki has garnered an Emmy and Golden Globe nomination, along with those from the Critic’s Choice Awards, People’s Choice Awards and four consecutive ensemble nominations by the Screen Actors Guild Awards, among others.
In additional to his comedic talent, Galecki started his production company Alcide Bava Productions, which is focused on developing TV series and feature films. He teamed up with writer/director Bobby Miller to executive produce the film “Master Cleanse,” which premiered this year at the 2016 SXSW Film Festival.
Don Foster, Writer and Executive Producer began his television career in 1990 as a staff writer on the television comedy “Roseanne.” After four years with the show, he became a writer/producer for the ABC comedy “Dharma & Greg” for its full five seasons. He began working on the CBS comedy “Two and a Half Men” with its pilot in 2003 and served as co-executive and executive producer over his seven years with the show. He went on to be an executive consultant for “The Big Bang Theory” beginning with its pilot in 2007 and served in that capacity for four seasons. He also served as an executive producer for the CBS comedy “Mike & Molly” for its first 3 seasons. For his work in television, Foster has received Golden Globe Awards, Emmy nominations, People’s Choice Awards and a Peabody.
Don graduated from New Mexico State University in 1981 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre. It was here that he had the good fortune to study with Tony Award-winning playwright Mark Medoff. In the mid-1980s he was a member of the improvisational theatre troupe Dudley Riggs’ Brave New Workshop in Minneapolis and an editor of the Los Angeles comedy magazine Laff Trakk.
The Las Cruces International Film Festival presented by New Mexico State University will be held March 8 – 12, 2017 in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Las Cruces International Film Festival aims to bring the best of international cinema to the thriving film community of Las Cruces, NM. With an eye towards connecting filmmakers with diverse and eager audiences, the LCIFF will feature workshops, exhilarating after parties, and unparalleled access to some of the most exciting venues in Las Cruces. Film submittals, tickets and general information may be viewed at www.LCIFFEST.com.
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