News & Updates
After years of lobbying, Tom Meyers and the Fort Lee Film Commission has succeeded in getting Alice Guy included in the NJ Hall of Fame.
Her actual induction date, along with the other NJ hall of fame inductees, is October 21st with a dinner at the Izod Center in the Meadowlands. That will be followed by a formal announcement of all inductees at the Giants football game at the adjacent MetLife Stadium that same night.
Here is the letter that Tom sent to announcing the event:
In 2011 Alice Guy was inducted posthumously into the DGA. However, the 2012 effort to induct her into the NJ Hall of Fame did not succeed. Never one to quit, the Fort Lee Film Commission is trying again. You can help by voting today.
Tom Meyers explains it best in his article for the Fort Lee Patch:
The genesis of this article goes back to 2012 when the Fort Lee Film Commission lobbied hard to get pioneer filmmaker, Alice Guy Blaché, on the ballot for the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
Susan MacLaury, Oscar winning film director, was awarded the Alice Guy Blaché Award at the Reel Jersey Girls: Working in Film Panel at the 2013 Garden State Film Festival on April 6th, 2013.
A new play about Alice Guy, based on my book, her autobiography, and other sources is coming from Spain to New York, Miami, and Havana.
Alice Guy resigned her position with Gaumont before her marriage in 1907, but apart from that the facts are correct (should be, as they interviewed me for it).
Two weeks ago I was in Toledo, Spain, to speak at the CIBRA 4th Annual film festival, as part of an hommage to Alice Guy. Regine Blaché-Bolton was part of the hommage.