Debi Mazar, film/television actress and TV personality will emcee the 2017 New York Festivals International Advertising Awards New York Show taking place on May 18th at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall. Ms. Mazar, known for bringing her talents to street-smart and tough-talking roles, will take to the stage to honour the World’s Best Advertising award-winning entries from around the globe.
A native New Yorker, Mazar made her feature film debut in Martin Scoresese’s “Goodfellas” as Ray Liotta’s mistress, Sandy. Throughout her career she has worked with such directorial luminaries as: Oliver Stone, Spike Lee, Joel Schumacher, Barry Levinson, Jodie Foster, F. Gary Gray, Michael Mann, and Woody Allen. Film credits include: “The Women,” “Batman Forever,” “Malcolm X,” “Be Cool,” “Collateral,” and “The Insider.” Ms. Mazar has co-starred in multiple independent films including: Nick Cassavete's “She’s So Lovely” and Steve Buscemi's directorial debut, “Trees Lounge.”
Currently, she can be seen starring alongside Sutton Foster and Hilary Duff on Darren Star’s hit TV series, “Younger,” for TV Land, which was just renewed for a fourth season. Ms. Mazar made her television debut on Steven Bochco's “Civil Wars,” and her character was then added to “LA Law.” Mazar then developed and starred in her own sitcom “Temporarily Yours” created by Michael Patrick King. She was also a regular on the series “That’s Life” with Ellen Burstyn and HBO's hit series “Entourage” as ‘Shauna’ the uber publicist. She and her husband, Italian chef Gabriele Corcos, also created and starred in their own docuseries “Extra Virgin Americana” on the Cooking Channel.
The 2017 New York Show℠ will take place on May 18th and kicks off with four creative panel sessions that will take place during the day at the NYIT Auditorium on Broadway, located at 1871 Broadway (btw 61st & 62nd Street. The annual awards ceremony and gala will be held that evening at the world-class performance space, Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, Broadway at 60th Street, New York City. The evening begins with a cocktail reception in the Ertegun Atrium, followed by the awards ceremony in Rose Theater.
A celebratory after-party will be held at the Ascent Lounge, on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center, to toast all the winners of the World’s Best Advertising.