We figured you might be interested in the following information regarding the AFI's launch of a site devoted to director, Robert Wise. The American Film Institute (AFI) has launched the first Internet site dedicated to Robert Wise, the four-time Oscar winning director and producer of THE SOUND OF MUSIC and WEST SIDE STORY, in honor of his receiving the prestigious 26th AFI Life Achievement Award. Wise, whose career spans six decades and more than 50 films, will receive the AFI honor at a gala tribute this Thursday, February 19th. The new web site, titled "Robert Wise: American Filmmaker," is located at <www.afionline.org/wise>. The site is a decade-by-decade walk through of his career, focusing mainly on his work as a director (Wise also produced many of his films and was nominated for an Oscar in 1941 for his editing on CITIZEN KANE). In addition to a synopsis and video clip from each film, the site includes a collection of never-before-seen photos, audio clips, cast lists, technical details, storyboards, interviews with Wise, quotes and anecdotes about each film, promotional movie posters and photos of various props. AFI worked directly with Wise on the construction of this site and used its own extensive archival materials. In addition, AFI will present live web coverage of events from the tribute beginning at 5 p.m. (PST) that evening, including celebrity arrivals, the pre-event press conference and scenes from the award show and after-party. Online fans will also be able to send a message to Wise and share opinions and memories of his work. The live coverage of the AFI tribute will be located at <www.afionline.org/wise/live>. ------------------------------------------------------------------ AFI OnLine has selected specific individuals and Web sites to receive relevant information about our site. Reviews of and links to AFI OnLine <www.afionline.org> are encouraged. If you feel you received this information in error, or if you seek further information regarding this site, please send an e-mail to <[log in to unmask]>. Thanks! ---- Screen-L is sponsored by the Telecommunication & Film Dept., the University of Alabama.