Starz Encore honored for Sept. 11 spots

Starz Encore Group LLC, a provider of premium movie channels for cable and
satellite TV, will be honored at a Washington, D.C., gala Wednesday by the
Arab American Institute for its public-service announcements on tolerance in
light of the Sept. 11 attacks.

Starz Encore's Cleveland-based advertising agency, Brokaw Inc., is also being

Starz Encore founder, chairman and CEO John Sie will accept the award.

Also attending the 2002 Kahlil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" gala at the
Washington Hilton will be Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.), House
Minority Leader Dick Gephardt (D-Mo.) and Sen. Russell Feingold (D-Wis.).

Recording star Sting and actors F. Murray Abraham and Michael Gross also plan
to be at the event.

Paige Albiniak

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.