IFC Film to Kick Off Diversity Week


The Independent Film Channel, the National Association of Minorities in
Communications and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association will
open 2003’s Diversity Week Sept. 15 in New York with a welcoming reception and
special premiere screening of Casa de Los Babys.

The film -- directed by acclaimed independent-film director John Sayles
(Eight Men Out, Lone Star, Sunshine State) -- is being
produced and distributed by IFC Entertainment.

Casa de Los Babys opens theatrically in New York and Los Angeles the
following Friday, and it will also be shown at the Venice Film Festival and the
Toronto Film Festival.

The film stars Mary Steenburgen, Daryl Hannah, Marcia Gay Harden, Lili Taylor
and Maggie Gyllenhaal as five North American women, all from different
backgrounds, who have come to a South American resort city hoping to adopt
babies from a local orphanage.

Immediately following the screening, a panel discussion will take place
moderated by Kathleen Dore, president of Rainbow Media Holdings Inc.’s
entertainment services, exploring the central themes of the film and the
importance of diversity within the entertainment industry.

The panel will include stars from the film and cable-industry