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London, House of Lords, United Kingdom, 2006/10/09 - Lord Attenborough joined Kevin Spacey and Moira Stuart at the House of Lords on October 10th to receive Fellowship Awards from the International Visual Communication Association for their contribution to the media industries.
Legendary actor and director Lord Attenborough joined distinguished Head of the Old Vic Theatre, actor and director Kevin Spacey and universally respected presenter Moira Stuart at the House of Lords on October 10th to receive Fellowship Awards from the International Visual Communication Association for their significant, sustained and inspirational contribution to the media industries.
The IVCA Fellowship Lunch (ivca.org) was hosted by Lord Watson of Richmond and the Awards were presented by Sir Christopher Frayling – Chair of the Arts Council, Stephen Watson, Managing Director of CTN (Corporate Television Network); Stewart Lewis, Director of MORI; and Wayne Drew, Chief Executive of the IVCA.
The Lunch was attended by leading figures from Government, the Arts and the Media.
In his introductory address IVCA CEO Wayne Drew said: "Today’s Fellows have all made extraordinary and powerful contributions to our culture.
We talk endlessly about the need for us to adopt green values in our communities. The time has now arrived for a greening of the communication industry through recognising and promoting work from film, television, theatre- indeed the entire media industry - which is creative, responsible and inclusive.
As communications can have a radical impact on our hearts and minds- and actually shape the consciousness of their audiences – we need communicators who are sensitive to the fears, the needs and the aspirations of their audiences.
Today’s Fellows are such people as Anita Roddick, Bob Geldof, Ridley Scott, Lord Attenborough, Sir Trevor McDonald, Lord Puttnam, Bob Philis, Anna Ford and Jeremy Irons"
The International Visual Communication Association is Europe’s leading body for the producers and commissioners of communications products. 2006 marks the 40th Anniversary of the Association.