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Jon Favreau, Legendary Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter, to Be Honored at 2013 Catalina Film Festival

Favreau to Accept Prestigious "Charlie Chaplin ICON" Award

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/20/13 -- Catalina Film Festival (CFF) today announced that Jon Favreau will be honored with the Festival's Charlie Chaplin ICON award. The Festival, spanning five days of films, parties and celebrity attendees, will be held Sept. 18-22, 2013 on the famed Catalina Island -- a storied Hollywood stomping ground that has been featured in films since 1912. Favreau will received the award during a ceremony on the Island, Thursday, Sept. 19.

"Favreau has the well-rounded and accomplished career that the Festival has envisioned with this award," said Festival founder Ron Truppa. "His body of work truly honors Chaplin's qualities of realism, diversity and courage within his craft."

From his breakout role in Rudy, to writing, co-producing and starring in the cult classic, Swingers, all the way to directing international box office blockbusters, Iron Man and Iron Man 2, Favreau has excelled in many disciplines of film as an actor, producer, writer and director.

"It's a thrill to be honored for my diversity in film throughout the years. I look forward to continue creating and acting in films that I hope the audience will enjoy," said Favreau.

Other guests confirmed to attend the festival include Sharon Stone, Patricia Arquette, Jaime Pressley, Justin Long, Ian Ziering, Lisa Bonet, Tom Skerritt, Nikki Reed, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Nick Cassavetes, Billy Zane and many more.

Catalina Film Festival is a competitive festival and film market with awards including feature, documentary, animation, student, short, screenplay and more. Guests of CFF can experience the West Coast's only resort island while taking in more than 75 films, nightly parties, networking and discovering everything that the island has to offer. Sponsors for 2013 include Horseshoe Bend Vineyards, E com Merchant Solutions and The Cafaro Group.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit visit www.CatalinaFilm.org, follow us on Twitter (@CatalinaFilm) and friend us on Facebook (Facebook.com/CatalinaFilm).

About Catalina Film Festival
Catalina Film Festival, an annual celebration of film on the only West Coast resort island, features more than 75 films, nightly events and entertainment. From Charlie Chaplin to Marilyn Monroe, celebrities and filmmakers have flocked to Catalina for inspiration. Clear blue water and coastal breezes provide the perfect backdrop for unparalleled premieres, yacht and mansion parties, industry networking and discovering everything that the island has to offer, just 26 miles off the coast of Los Angeles.

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