Jersey Girl director Kevin Smith will be awarded the first ever DVD VISIONARY AWARD at the VIDEO SOFTWARE DEALERS ASSOCIATION'S (VSDA) Las Vegas ceremony.

The 33-year-old is thrilled his trademark commentary and extensive extra footage will finally be recognised at the HOME ENTERTAINMENT 2004 ceremony in the VENETIAN RESORT HOTEL CASINO this month (14JUL04).

VSDA President BO ANDERSON explains, "In addition to creating works that reflect his deeper understanding of the complexities of work, relationships, religion, and family, Smith exhibits his commitment to his fans by creating some of the best supplemental materials available on DVD. His commentary and extra footage is full of humorous anecdotes and allows the viewer to have a closer look at the filmmaking process."

Smith is also famous for irreverent films Chasing Amy, Mallrats, DOGMA and JAY AND SILENT BOB STRIKE BACK - which he stars in as SILENT BOB.

02/07/2004 17:17