Aug 01

Jon Stewart’s ‘Rosewater’ Gets a November Release Date

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Open Road Films will release Jon Stewart’s Iranian political drama Rosewater in select theaters on November 7, two months after it makes its worldwide premiere at the Toronto Film Festival.

Full Article: The Hollywood Reporter.

Jon Stewart has already hosted the Oscars. Now he just might get to attend as a nominee.

“Rosewater,” “The Daily Show” host’s directorial debut, just landed a prime awards-friendly release date, positioning it for an awards campaign should the distributor decide to mount one.

Full Article: Variety.

Jul 23

Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” to Premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival

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It’s been a long time coming, but finally, Jon Stewart’s directorial debut is on it’s way!!

Indie Wire have just announced the first slate of films that will feature at the 39th Toronto International Film Festival, including the USA Canadian Premiere of Jon Stewart’s “Rosewater” starring Gael Garcia Bernal, and the USA Canadian Premiere of “Foxcatcher” starring Steve Carell as John du Pont.

The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 4 – 14, 2014. For ticket details please visit their website:

Jul 18

Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert Battle for the Title of World’s Biggest Star Wars Fan!

For as little as a $10 donation, the winner and one lucky friend will be flown to London, where you will go behind-the-scenes on the closed set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” as VIP guests, watch filming, meet the newest cast members, and be transformed by the markup and costume departments into a Star Wars character who will be filmed for an actual scene in “Episode VII”.

For your chance to be in “Star Wars: Episode VII” and to support UNICEF Innovation Labs and Programs, visit:

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Jul 17

Jon Stewart to be Honoured at IAVA’s Heroes Gala in New York.

Jon Stewart IAVA Award Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show” will be honored at the Seventh Annual Heroes Gala in November. IAVA will present Stewart with the 2013 IAVA Civilian Service Award on Tuesday, November 12th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City. Additionally, IAVA will honor former U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Medal of Honor recipient Salvatore Giunta with the 2013 IAVA Veterans Leadership Award. Brian Williams, host of NBC Nightly News, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the fifth year in a row.


Stephen Colbert received the ‘IAVA Civilian Service Award’ back in 2011 at the Fifth Annual Heroes Gala, also hosted by Brian Williams.

May 03

Censorship and Power in Iran with Jon Stewart and Maziar Bahari

As Iran nears elections in June, the government has launched a renewed assault on the media with arrests, repression, and harassment. Join us in New York for a special screening of ‘Forced Confessions’, a film documenting the history of this tactic in Iran, followed by a discussion exploring the political, social, and personal implications of criminalizing the press, along with the worrying trends under new governments in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.

Forced Confessions, a documentary film by Iranian journalist Maziar Bahari, follows six writers, journalists, and scholars who were tortured for their writings and forced to issue false confessions. The film’s director Maziar Bahari, himself a survivor of what the film calls “the Iranian regime’s attempt to legitimize its rule through force,” joins political satirist Jon Stewart and Executive Director of the Committee to Protect Journalists Joel Simon in the panel discussion following the screening.

Date: Wednesday, May 8 at 7:30PM
Location: School of Visual Arts (Manhattan, New York City)
Tickets: $25
Bonus: Ticket holders will receive a personal copy of ‘Attacks on the Press’