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"The Sopranos" Creator David Chase Attends 48th Chicago International Film Festival

CHICAGO, IL (October 12, 2012) - The 48th Chicago International Film Festival announced today that David Chase, creator of the award-winning series The Sopranos, will introduce a special presentation of Not Fade Away, his feature filmmaking debut, and participate in a post-screening Q&A session. The Special Presentation will take place Tuesday October 16 at 7:30 p.m. at the AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.).
David Chase has produced, written, and directed critically acclaimed television shows such as I’ll Fly Away and the influential Peabody Award-winning HBO drama series The Sopranos. The Sopranos, which he created, is the most financially successful series in the history of cable television and is acknowledged as one of the greatest television series of all time. The show, which premiered January 10, 1999, is recognized as a phenomenon in American television and popular culture, winning a multitude of awards, 21 Emmys and five Golden Globes among them.
Chase began writing for network television and eventually became a writer and producer on the classic NBC show The Rockford Files. In 1978, he won his first Emmy when the show was named Outstanding Dramatic Series. In 1980, Chase earned his second Emmy, this time for Outstanding Writing in a Movie for Television, the acclaimed Off the Minnesota Strip. He also received the Writers Guild of America Award for that film.

Tickets for the 48th Chicago International Film Festival, October 11-25, are on sale and can be purchased online at the Festival Store:;via Ticketmaster; by phone at 312-332-FILM (3456); or by visiting the Festival box office at AMC River East 21 (322 E. Illinois St.).
Led by Presenting Partner, Columbia College Chicago, the 48th Chicago International Film Festival's sponsors include: Official Airline - American Airlines; Producing Partners: AMC Theaters, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Major Partner: Intersites; Supporting Partners: DePaul University School of Cinema and Interactive Media, Stella Artois, Chris Pagano - Realtor, Land Rover, WBBM NEWSRADIO 780 AND 105.9FM, ShutterBox Photobooth, Cultivate Studios; Participating Partners: iN Demand, EC Charro Tequila, Brugal Rum, Creative America, Gibsons Restaurant Group, Second City Computers, Optimus; and the Festival's Headquarters Hotel, JW Marriott Chicago.
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Cinema/Chicago is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to encouraging better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. The Chicago International Film Festival is part of the year-round programs presented by Cinema/Chicago, which also include the International Screenings Program (May-September), the Chicago International Television Competition (April), CineYouth Festival (May), Intercom Competition (October) and year-round Education Outreach and Member Screenings Program.

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