(Woodstock, NY) Nov. 1, 2011: The Woodstock Film Festival is proud to announce that Oscar®-winning actor, producer and director Timothy Hutton has joined the non profit organization's board of directors.
"I am thrilled and delighted to now be a member of the Board of Directors of the Woodstock Film Festival." says Hutton. "I have always believed very strongly in this festival and feel very honored to be a part of its future".
"We look forward to working closely with Tim," commented co-founder and executive director Meira Blaustein. "His wealth of experience in the film industry, his talent and integrity, coupled with his business savvy and his genuine love of the Woodstock Film Festival make him a truly wonderful addition to our Board."
This announcement comes in the wake of the 12th Annual Film Festival (Sept 21-25, 2011), during which Hutton participated as a Juror with Richard Abramowitz and
Debra Granick for the Lee Marvin Award, given each year to the Best Feature Narrative.
The son of actor Jim Hutton, Timothy received stardom early in his career. After doing a few small parts on television, he was cast in his first feature film, Ordinary People for which he received the Best Supporting Actor Oscar just shy of his 20th birthday making him the youngest actor to ever win the award.
Hutton then went on to star in numerous films, including Taps, Daniel, Falcon and the Snowman, The Good Shepherd and The Ghost Writer. In theater, he originated the lead role in Craig Lucas' Prelude to a Kiss, starred in Babylon Gardens, and directed Busted for Naked Angels. He is currently starring on the fourth season of the TNT drama Leverage.