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Mankofsky, Liu honored by Asc

14 October 2008 11:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Robert F. "Bobby" Liu and Isidore Mankofsky will be honored at the 23rd annual American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Awards.

Liu will receive the Asc Career Achievement in Television Award and Mankofsky will receive the Asc Presidents Award during the Feb. 15 ceremony at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel.

Liu earned Emmy nominations for "Lou Grant" in 1982 and "Family Ties" in 1989. His credits include "The Nanny," "The Martin Short Show" and "Hardcastle & McCormick." Born in Shanghai in 1926, Liu started his Hollywood career on the camera crews of such TV classics as "Gunsmoke," "The Rockford Files" and "Columbo."

Mankofsky earned three Emmy and three Asc Award nominations for his work on "Polly," "Afterburn," "Davy Crockett: Rainbow in the Thunder" and "Love, Lies and Murder," the latter of which took top honors in the Asc television miniseries competition in 1992. His credits consist of more than 100 films, including "The Muppet Movie," "Somewhere in Time, »

- By Carolyn Giardina

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Uma Thurman, Jesse L. Martin join 'Muppets'

19 September 2008 3:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Uma Thurman and "Law & Order" alum Jesse L. Martin have joined the cast of NBC's holiday special "Letters to Santa -- A Muppets Christmas."

"Letters" is set on Christmas Eve when Kermit and company mistakenly avert three letters en route to Santa Claus, which triggers a race against time to bring a happy Christmas to the kids whose wishes were lost in the mail.

Thurman will play Joy the ticket clerk for the North Pole Airlines and is also Santa's flight attendant.

Martin will play a postal worker who stars in the opening scene of the special, doing a singing and dancing number with the muppets.

Thurman and Martin join previously cast Whoopi Goldberg, Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa, Richard Griffiths and Madison Pettis, along with Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the rest of the muppets gang.

The special, from Muppets Prods., will feature songs by "The Muppet Movie" songwriter Paul Williams. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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NBC sets 'Muppets Christmas'

7 September 2008 7:00 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NBC is getting into the holiday spirit with "Letters to Santa -- A Muppets Christmas."

Whoopi Goldberg, "The Sopranos" alums Tony Sirico and Steve Schirripa, "Harry Potter" regular Richard Griffiths and Madison Pettis are set to star in the special alongside Kermit, Fozzie, Gonzo, Miss Piggy and the rest of the muppets gang.

"Letters" is set on Christmas Eve when Kermit and company mistakenly avert three letters en route to Santa Claus, which triggers a race against time to bring a happy Christmas to the kids whose wishes were lost in the mail.

The special, from Muppets Prods., will feature songs by "The Muppet Movie" songwriter Paul Williams.

It follows last year's ABC sepecial "Elmo's Christmas Countdown" that starred the Muppets' "Sesame Street" cousins as well as Sirico, Schirripa, Ben Stiller and Alicia Keys.

Goldberg is repped by Wma. Sirico is with McGowan Management. »

- By Nellie Andreeva

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