Actor Alan Alda has been selected to receive The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award by the Hamptons International Film Festival (HIFF), the organization announced on August 30, 2018. The Dick Cavett Artistic Champion Award celebrates artistic achievements and contributions to the industry over the years. HIFF established the award in 2017 to honor Dick Cavett.

Actor Alan Alda is a seven-time Emmy® Award winner. He played Hawkeye Pierce and wrote many of the episodes on the classic TV series M*A*S*H. He continued his television roles on shows including ER, The West Wing, 30 Rock, The Blacklist, The Big C, Horace and Pete, and The Good Fight. He was nominated for an Academy Award® for his role in THE AVIATOR.

Alda’s films include BRIDGE OF SPIES, TOWER HEIST, WANDERLUST, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, MANHATTAN MURDER MYSTERY, AND THE BAND PLAYED ON, SAME TIME, NEXT YEAR and CALIFORNIA SUITE, as well as THE SEDUCTION OF JOE TYNAN, which he wrote, and THE FOUR SEASONS, SWEET LIBERTY, A NEW LIFE and BETSY’S WEDDING, all of which he wrote and directed.

On Broadway, he received Tony nominations for "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Jake’s Women," and "The Apple Tree." Alda’s interest in science led to his hosting the award-winning PBS series Scientific American Frontiers for 11 years.

“Alan Alda is one of those now rare actors who in his career continues to distinguish himself on Broadway, in films and on television,” HIFF Co-Chairman Alec Baldwin stated in the announcement. “Of course, most people remember Alda for his starring role in the seminal TV series M*A*S*H, but Alda is also great in the movies and on stage.”

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The 26th annual Hamptons International Film Festival will take place over Columbus Day Weekend, October 4 – 8, 2018. Passes and packages for the 2018 festival will go on sale Tuesday, September 4th, the full Film Guide will be available on Monday, September 17, and individual tickets will go on sale on Monday, September 24th.

The full lineup for the 2018 festival will be announced in the coming weeks. For details, visit www.hamptonsfilmfest.org.

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