"Patton [long] has been a ... supporter of our organization, he has participated in several Film Independent Live Reads at [the Los Angeles County Museum of Art] and is also a card-holding member of the organization. I can't wait to see what he has in store for us at the awards show in March, Josh Welsh, president of Film Independent, said in a statement.
Nominations for the 2014 ceremony are to be announced Nov. 26. The prizes will be handed out March 1, Variety said.
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