The North Fork TV Festival will award two-time Golden Globe nominee and SAG Award nominated actor Chris Noth the inaugural Canopy Award for this year’s festival. Noth will receive the award on September 8 at the Greenport Theatre.
“I’m so honored to be presented with the Canopy Award at this year’s North Fork TV Festival,” Noth said. “I’ve lived and worked in New York for years, and I’ve shot all over New York State and Long Island, so being a part of this particular festival really means a lot to me. I can’t wait to see everyone out east this September.”
The North Fork Canopy Award honors a member of the New York creative community whose work embodies the independent spirit of persistence, integrity and collaboration. The influence of the individual generates opportunities and sparks the ambitions of those with a story to tell and the diverse collection of people who help tell it.
“Having an opportunity to honor actors like Chris Noth has always been part of our vision for the festival,” founder of the North Fork TV Festival, Noah Doyle said. “It is our honor that in just one year we have been recognized by the TV community as a formidable venue for celebrating actors, writers, and industry executives and providing an opportunity to showcase independent creatives.”
Noth has a knack for tackling characters that remain as relevant today as when he first played them. He rose to prominence as Detective Mike Logan on the original “Law and Order,” and spent five seasons before starring opposite Sarah Jessica Parker as the iconic Mr. Big on HBO’s series, “Sex and the City.” Noth garnered his first Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy for this role. He continued as Mr. Big throughout the series, which launched two movies, in which he also starred.
“We are excited and grateful to have Chris Noth as this year’s North Fork Canopy Award honoree,” Artistic Director, Jerry Foley said. “He is absolutely the perfect person to support and celebrate the explosion of fresh voices in television and content production. Chris’ enduring accomplishments in film, theater and television provide motivation and direction to independent storytellers navigating the often frustrating pursuit of giving life to their themes and characters.”
Noth also starred in the CBS hit drama, “The Good Wife,” the NBC series, “Gone,” the FX series, “Tyrant,” the hit Sundance feature film “White Girl,” and is currently shooting the Discovery Channel’s miniseries, “Manhunt.” He has many film credits including “Lovelace,” with Amanda Seyfried and Peter Sarsgaard.
The three-day festival will feature an awards night with Artistic Director Jerry Foley presenting the inaugural “Loud Whisper” and “Canopy” Awards, an opening night kick-off party at the Castello di Borghese Winery, industry panels, screenings of independent television pilots and a closing night party at the East End Seaport Museum and Marine Foundation.
For more information, including the full list of events and screenings at this year’s festival and to purchase festival passes, visit northfork.tv.