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Meet industry insiders at the May 3rd Speed Mentoring event – CBS Lot in Studio City (Carla’s Cafe) April 27, 2015

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Sponsored by SAG-AFTRA|
Produced by Alliance for Women in Media SoCal

Are you looking to make important industry connections that can help further your career? Want to learn about job opportunities in Entertainment and Media? Maybe you’re already in the industry but you feel like you want to shift gears and explore another area? You’ll find the Alliance for Women in Media SoCal Speed Mentoring event very helpful. It’s a great way to expand your list of contacts.

SAG-AFTRA Exec Director

SAG-AFTRA is sponsoring the May 3rd Speed Mentoring event & Ilyanne Morden Kichaven is one of the mentors. She serves as the SAG-AFTRA Los Angeles Local Executive Director, representing more than 80,000 members.
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A Los Angeles native, she previously served as the first female Hollywood Executive Director in Screen Actors Guild’s history, as well as SAG’s top communications and marketing executive.
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To register for the event and see the full list of mentors visit:
http://www.awmsocal.org/event-1880035
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Speed Mentoring, Sunday, May 3, 9:30am-12:30pm,
CBS Radford Lot, Carla’s Cafe

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Tickets for members are $20, non-members and students are $30. Students who purchase a $30 ticket will receive a free AWM SoCal membership.

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* NOTE: Due to on-site security, tickets MUST be purchased in advance. Ticket sales close on Thursday, April 30 at 5pm. No walkups, no exceptions. Valid photo I.D. required.
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Don’t miss the chance to get one-on-one time with industry professionals, make new connections, and have fun! 

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Alliance for Women in Media SoCal and LUNAFEST Screening Event April 28 to Support Breast Cancer Fund April 23, 2015

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Chicks, Flicks & Fun at the Skirball Cultural Center

April 28, 7 – 9:30pm
Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049
Register

Join the Alliance for Women in Media, Southern California on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 and LUNAFEST, a traveling film festival that spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.

A reception and mixer will start the evening followed by eight great LUNAFEST short films that are about women, by women and for women.

Watch the LUNAFEST Trailer!

For more details on the festival line-up, click here.

Flor de Toloache

Flor de Toloache
A group of women daringly challenge gender social norms as an all-female mariachi band

Chicas Day

Chicas Day
Today is a girls’ day out, everything is allowed… But don’t forget that this is just a game…

Tits

Tits
A story about feminine exploration.

Viva

Viva
A documentary portrait of Cornwall’s grandmother of punk, or, how to be a rebel at 82.

A Good Match

A Good Match
Ann and Alex have split up, but does that mean it’s over with Alex’s mom, too? Ann wants to give the relationship another try.

Lady Parts

Lady Parts
In an industry dominated by men, Lady Parts Automotive brings a woman’s touch.

Miss Todd

Miss Todd
In 1910 New York, Miss Todd works to understand the principles of flight, but she has more than gravity holding her down.

Tryouts

Tryouts
Being a teenager isn’t easy, especially for Nayla, a Muslim American girl who wants to join her new high school’s cheerleading squad.

Members – $20
Non-Members – $30
Partner – $25
SAG-AFTRA LA Partner – $25
Students – $20 (Must show student ID at door)
WIF Partner – $25

Admission price includes refreshments and a ticket for your chance to win a prize in the opportunity drawing! Complimentary parking for all attendees.

Limited number of tickets available at the door, but advance purchase is highly recommended.

This event benefits the Breast Cancer Fund and the AWM SoCal Scholarship Program.

DETAILS

7 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Mixer reception with no-host bar

8 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – LUNAFEST

Alliance for Women in Media Announces 36th Annual Gracie National Award® Winners February 23, 2011

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Alliance for Women in Media (AWM)  announce the 2011 national winners of the 36th Annual Gracie Awards. The awards will be presented at a black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, CA on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Local market, public and student award winners will be announced later this week.

In preparation for the awards Gala, Gracie Award statues are being engraved for such talented women as Katie Couric, Martha Stewart, Meredith Vieira, Betty White and Alfre Woodard in recognition of such dynamic programming as ABC’s Private Practice, Oprah Radio’s No Phone Zone and CNN’s Heroes: An All-Star Tribute. The Gracies each year recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.

Each year the Gracies Gala attracts the best and brightest in all aspects of the media. In addition to the above, this year’s national winners include: Discovery’s A Conception Story, E! Entertainment Television’s Chelsea Lately, ESPN’s Hannah Storm, HBO/ Temple Grandin’s Claire Danes, Lifetime/In Plain Sight’s Rosie Perez, MSNBC’s The Assassination of Dr. Tiller, NBC/Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown, Nickelodeon/iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove, NPR’s Female WWII Women Pilots: The Original Fly Girls, Scholastic Media’s WordGirl, and USA Network/Covert Affairs’ Piper Perabo— representing a broad cross-section of outstanding actors, anchors, stories and programs. (Click here for full release of winners.)

For more information about the Gracie Awards, please visit www.thegracies.org.

2011 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations December 2, 2010

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Film Independent, the non-profit arts organization that produces the Spirit Awards and the Los Angeles Film Festival, announced nominations for the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards.  Eva Mendes and Jeremy Renner served as presenters and 2011 Spirit Awards host Joel McHale was also on hand.  Nominees for Best Feature include 127 Hours, Black Swan, Greenberg, The Kids Are All Right and Winter’s Bone.

“The artistic side of independent film is stronger than ever, and it’s especially impressive to see the developed craft of extraordinary independent filmmakers who have only gotten better over the years.  Past nominees such as Darren Aronofsky, Noah Baumbach, Danny Boyle, Lisa Cholodenko, Debra Granik, Nicole Holofcener and John Cameron Mitchell continue to create original and compelling films that move and amaze us.” said Film Independent Executive Director Dawn Hudson.

Selected from 220 submissions, this year’s winners will be announced at the Film Independent Spirit Awards on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. on the beach in Santa Monica.

ABOUT THE FILM INDEPENDENT SPIRIT AWARDS
The Film Independent Spirit Awards is a celebration honoring films made by filmmakers who embody independence and originality.  Televised in millions of homes and covered internationally by the press, the Spirit Awards has become the vanguard event in independent film, recognizing the achievements of independent filmmakers and promoting independent film to a wider audience.
Awards are given in the following categories: Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best First Screenplay, Best Director, Best Screenplay, John Cassavetes Award (given to the best feature made for a budget under $500,000), Best Male Lead, Best Female Lead, Best Supporting Male, Best Supporting Female, Best Cinematography, Best Foreign Film, Best Documentary, and the Robert Altman Award.  The Filmmaker Grants include Acura Someone to Watch Award, AVEENO® Truer Than Fiction Award, Piaget Producers Award, and the Jameson FIND Your Audience Award. For more information on submission guidelines, voting, photo and video galleries, and the history of the Spirit Awards, please visit SpiritAwards.com.

A Look Inside the 2010 Genii Awards April 24, 2010

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CLICK HERE to view the Genii Awards Booklet

A SCRAPBOOK OF GENII AWARDS MEMORIES:
As a filmmaker and storybook producer, I love to capture memories of family, friends, and special events that have made a difference in my life. For the past two years I have donated my time to serve on the Board of Directors for American Women in Radio & Television Southern California as their Press Director and during that time, I have garnered many wonderful memories. I am proud to serve with a non-profit organization that works to empower women, further careers, and supports our community. The Genii Awards is a culmination of these efforts, designed to honor achievements, promote education, and blaze new trails for those who would follow in our steps.

AWARDS SHOW HIGHLIGHTS:
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A HEARTFELT THANK YOU TO OUR PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The 2010 Genii Awards:
Hosted by
Sam Rubin and Honoring Betty White, Mary Hart, Lisa Foxx, Lindsay Soto, Alana Stewart, Rosemary Hernandez, Karla Keller, LaFern Cusack, and The Good News Foundation: Wendy Burch, Pat Harvey, Christine Devine, Dorothy Lucey, & Ana Garcia.

Special Guest Appearances by Maria Shriver, Jay Leno, Dr. Laura, Ajay Mehta, Steve Edwards, Carole Bayer Sager, Ann Cusack, Tom Feuer, Bill Denton, Ryan Seacrest, and Mayor Gary Bric of Burbank

The 2009-2010 Genii Awards scholarship winners include:
Martin Briones-Soupcoff, California State University, Northridge
Esmaeel “Amir” Manesh, California Institute of Arts
Kristi Kahea Mathison, California State University, Northridge
Elizabeth Pinos, California State University, Northridge
Marshaa Robinson, California State University, Northridge
Kara Shand, Cal State, Los Angeles
Javier Sanchez, California State University, Northridge
Amy Teng, California State University, Fullerton
Edna Radbod, University of Southern California
Brittany Silverstein, California State University, Northridge
Aisha Nia Summers, University of California, Los Angeles

The above Genii Awards booklet was produced by StorybookProducer.com, powered by Heritage Makers. If you would like a hard-bound copy of the book, or would like to make your own book, please contact Kim@StorybookProducer.com. Photography by Jodye Alcon.


THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROUS SUPPORT!

Many thanks for the 2010 Genii Awards Sponsors, Contributors, and In-Kind Donors who made this event possible with their generous support of American Women in Radio & Television Southern California.

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Jay Leno to Present ‘Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting’ to Betty White at the American Women in Radio & Television Southern California 2010 GENII AWARDS April 2, 2010

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“Tonight Show” host Jay Leno will present the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting to actress Betty White during the American Women in Radio & Television Southern California (AWRT SoCal) 2010 Genii Awards, to be held Wednesday, April 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The 2010 Show marks the 53rd year of the Genii Awards produced by the non-profit organization AWRT SoCal and dedicated to recognizing the ‘Best of the Best’ within the media industry.

Well-known for her role on the “Golden Girls”, 88 years-young, actress Betty White recently won the hearts of millions of movie-goers with her performance alongside Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock  in “The Proposal.” Next, White charmed a new generation of sports fans with her hysterical role as a hard-knocks football player in the top-rated Snickers candy 2010 Super Bowl commercial. Even NBC took a few light-hearted punches from White when she appeared as sassy Auntie Em on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” Now White is scheduled on an upcoming episode of Saturday Night Live (SNL) as a result of an unprecedented online campaign launched by thousands of Facebook fans that rallied for her to host SNL. As a top film and TV actress, comedian, animal lover, and tough football player –there’s no stopping Betty White.

“Anyone can have a life – careers are hard to come by,” says Leno. “I am honored to celebrate the amazing career of Betty White and her extraordinary achievements in acting. This Golden Girl has won my heart and the hearts of many fans from around the world.”

When it comes to amazing careers, Leno himself can speak from experience.

As the ratings leader of late night television for the last 15 years,  he followed in the footsteps of legendary NBC late-night hosts Steve Allen, Jack Paar and Johnny Carson as “The Tonight Show” host. Pitted against another television superstar, David Letterman, in the ll:35 PM hour, Leno quickly topped the ratings charts and established firm leadership in all demographic categories, a winning streak now exceeding 50 consecutive quarters. In the process, “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” has received numerous awards during its reign, including an Emmy for Outstanding Comedy, Variety or Music Series, People’s Choice Award, and other honors, such as the Harris Poll naming Leno as most popular star on television. “The Tonight Show” also took home the trophy for Favorite Late Night Show in the annual TV Guide Awards determined by voting viewers.

Leno’s personal highlights include receiving a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame and being the first person to drive the pace car of all major NASCAR events. Leno’s lifelong passion for automobiles is expressed in his popular new internet site, “Jay Leno’s Garage” (Jaylenosgarage.com), which has gained vast public viewing and, in its first year, earned him still another kind of Emmy nomination for Outstanding Special Class -Short-format Nonfictions Programs.

One of the country’s premier comedians, Leno has appeared in hundreds of comedy shows around the United States for the past 20 years.  His “everyman” style and personality have helped him earn millions of fans worldwide.

“We are very excited to have Jay Leno present the Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting to Betty White at the Genii Awards Show,” states Laura Behrman, President of American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California. “The time-tested careers of both Betty White and Jay Leno continue to amaze us. Their good works have brightened and lightened the lives of viewers around the world and in these challenging times, they remind us with every performance that laughter is a universal medicine.”

The Genii Awards are granted to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in television, radio, and the allied fields. Honorees are commended for their alignment to the AWRT mission statement, “To Promote Progress and Create Change.” In addition to AWRT SoCal lifetime achievement in acting Laurels and honorary service awards, Genii trophies for television on air, radio on air, documentary, sports reporting, advertising, and radio management will also be presented. Proceeds from the Genii Awards support AWRT SoCal’s College Scholarship Fund and educational programs. The 2009-2010 student scholarship recipients will also be recognized during the event.

Tickets are available online.  Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.awrtsocal.org or email info@awrtsocal.org.

WHAT:
American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California
2010 Genii Awards, hosted by KTLA’s Sam Rubin

WHO:
2010 Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting
Betty White, Actress “The Golden Girls”, “Boston Legal”, “The Proposal”

Excellence in Television On Air Award
Mary Hart, Host for “Entertainment Tonight”

Excellence in Documentary Award
In honor of her work with Farrah Fawcett
Alana Stewart, Producer, “Farrah’s Story”

Excellence in Sports Reporting Award
Lindsay Soto, Reporter and Host, NFL Network

Excellence in Radio On Air Award
Lisa Foxx, On Air for Clear Channel Radio, 104.3MYfm Los Angeles, Star 101.3 San Francisco, and Star 94.1 San Diego

Excellence in Radio Management Award
Rosemary Hernandez, General Sales Manager at CBSNewsRadioLA, KNX1070 NEWSRADIO, and KFWB NEWS TALK 980

Excellence in Advertising Award
Karla Keller, Senior Account Executive for Anheuser Busch

Tracey Miller Merit Award
LaFern Cusack, AWRT SoCal Past President and Director of Community Affairs for Southern California Broadcasters Association, 710 ESPN, and Radio Disney AM 1110

Inspiration Award
The Good News Foundation
Wendy Burch, Founder/Chairperson; and Reporter, KTLA
Pat Harvey, Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KCAL
Christine Devine, Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KTTV Fox 11
Dorothy Lucey, Secretary; and Host, “Good Day LA”, KTTV Fox 11
Ana Garcia, Board Member; and Anchor/Investigative Reporter, KNBC-TV

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
4:45 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

WHERE:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

TICKETS:
www.awrtsocal.org

Click Here for more information.

Maria Shriver to Present ‘Excellence in Television On Air’ Honor to Mary Hart at the American Women in Radio & Television Southern California 2010 GENII AWARDS March 24, 2010

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California’s First Lady, Maria Shriver, will present the prestigious Excellence in Television On Air Award to Mary Hart, host for “Entertainment Tonight,” during the American Women in Radio & Television Southern California (AWRT SoCal) 2010 Genii Awards, to be held Wednesday, April 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The 2010 Show, marks the 53rd year of the Genii Awards produced by the non-profit organization AWRT SoCal and is dedicated to recognizing the ‘Best of the Best’ within the media industry.

“Mary Hart is a trailblazer in entertainment journalism and a role model for women in media. Her remarkable career has touched the lives of millions of viewers from around the world,” said Maria Shriver. “I am thrilled to present the Excellence in Television On Air Award to this extraordinary woman.”

Maria Shriver is a trailblazer herself and has used her voice to advocate on behalf of women by creating groundbreaking programs and initiatives that honor people she calls “Architects of Change” in their own lives and the lives of others. As an award-winning journalist and producer, best-selling author and mother of four, Shriver has transformed the office of First Lady by approaching it as a job with real purpose and a platform to make a difference.

Shriver became California’s First Lady when her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, became the 38th Governor of California on November 17, 2003. Combining her journalist’s eye for the needs of real people, with her passion for service and activism, as First Lady, Shriver developed WE programs motivating people to unite and get involved across gender, economic, and party lines. Shriver’s message to all Californians is to look within and find out what “WE can do together when WE come together.”

“We are very excited to have Maria Shriver present the Excellence in Television On Air Award to Mary Hart at the 53rd annual Genii Awards,” states Laura Behrman, President of American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California. “Ms. Shriver’s continued good works and advocacy on behalf of women embodies the very heart of our organization’s mission. We are fortunate to be surrounded with these accomplished women in media who have genuinely made a difference in our profession and through their efforts have removed obstacles and paved the way for future generations of women to walk in their footsteps.”

The Genii Awards are granted to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in television, radio, and the allied fields. Honorees are commended for their alignment to the AWRT mission statement, “To Promote Progress and Create Change.” In addition to AWRT SoCal lifetime achievement in acting Laurels and honorary service awards, Genii trophies for television on air, radio on air, documentary, sports reporting, advertising, and radio management will also be presented. Proceeds from the Genii Awards support AWRT SoCal’s College Scholarship Fund and educational programs. The 2009-2010 student scholarship recipients will also be recognized during the event.

Best rates for show tickets will extend to Friday, March 26. Seating is limited. For more information, visit www.awrtsocal.org or email info@awrtsocal.org.

WHAT:
American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California
2010 Genii Awards, hosted by KTLA’s Sam Rubin

WHO:
2010 Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting
Betty White, Actress “The Golden Girls”, “Boston Legal”, “The Proposal”

Excellence in Television On Air Award
Mary Hart, Host for “Entertainment Tonight”

Excellence in Documentary Award
In honor of her work with Farrah Fawcett
Alana Stewart, Producer, “Farrah’s Story”

Excellence in Sports Reporting Award
Lindsay Soto, Reporter and Host, NFL Network

Excellence in Radio On Air Award
Lisa Foxx, On Air for Clear Channel Radio, 104.3MYfm Los Angeles, Star 101.3 San Francisco, and Star 94.1 San Diego

Excellence in Radio Management Award
Rosemary Hernandez, General Sales Manager at CBSNewsRadioLA, KNX1070 NEWSRADIO, and KFWB NEWS TALK 980

Excellence in Advertising Award
Karla Keller, Senior Account Executive for Anheuser Busch

Tracey Miller Merit Award
LaFern Cusack, AWRT SoCal Past President and Director of Community Affairs for Southern California Broadcasters Association, 710 ESPN, and Radio Disney AM 1110

Inspiration Award
The Good News Foundation
Wendy Burch, Founder/Chairperson; and Reporter, KTLA
Pat Harvey, Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KCAL
Christine Devine, Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KTTV Fox 11
Dorothy Lucey, Secretary; and Host, “Good Day LA”, KTTV Fox 11
Ana Garcia, Board Member; and Anchor/Investigative Reporter, KNBC-TV

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
4:45 p.m. Red Carpet Arrivals
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 – 9:00p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

WHERE:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

TICKETS:
www.awrtsocal.org

Click Here for more information.

ABOUT AWRT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
The Southern California Chapter of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT SoCal) is a non-profit membership organization for women and men who work in the electronic media and allied fields in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties. The Southern California Chapter of AWRT offers numerous local benefits to its members, including networking events, educational programs, community outreach, and career counseling. AWRT SoCal works to improve the quality of electronic media; promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the field; foster communication and idea exchange; and give back to the community it serves. www.awrtsocal.org.

ABOUT AWRT SoCAL GENII AWARDS:
For over 50 years, AWRT’s Southern California Chapter has presented the highest honor AWRT SoCal bestows in the name of Chapter Founder, Jeanne Gray McDonald. Genii honorees are recognized for their pioneering efforts, dedicated leadership, commitment to quality and excellence, and their community contributions. Saluting the notable achievements of excellence by individuals in the broadcasting industry, the Genii Awards benefit AWRT SoCal’s scholarship fund, and educational programs.

Past Award Recipients Include:
Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Whoopie Goldberg, Doris Roberts, Leeza Gibbons, Farrah Fawcett, Fay Kanin, and Anne Sweeney, to name a few.

For a complete list of Genii Award winners and AWRT SoCal information,
go to www.awrtsocal.org.

AWRT SoCal raises almost $11K for Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure March 17, 2010

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On Sunday, March 14, American Women in Radio & Television Southern California (AWRT SoCal) participated in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure at the Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles to help raise awareness and funds to support local breast cancer services. The team raised $10,809 and was among the top five team fundraisers at the event.

The Komen Los Angeles County Affiliate raises funds to support local breast cancer services and national breast cancer research programs. A major focus is to help women who have symptoms of breast cancer but cannot afford diagnostic work or treatment – either because they do not have health insurance or because their insurance company will not pay. Of all breast cancer foundations, Komen is the only organization where 75% of the net proceeds stay in the communities where they are raised. Over $7.5 million has been distributed in the LA County Affiliate’s 13 years.

CLICK HERE to view the event booklet.


EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
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Many Thanks to the AWRT SoCal Team and Supporters:
Bonnie Gallanter, Teresa Acosta, Deborah Barra, Laura Behrman, Sara Caballero, Greg Childers, Debbi Dachinger, Katy Foley, Raquel Gardner, Melody Goede, Michelle Gruber, Candice Huckeba, Susan Irby, Ben Kalb, Patricia Kara, Michelle Karam, Avery Kertes, Julie Kertes, Kevin Kertes, Jessica Kinni, Shelley Lee, Daria Linvill, Marcela Luevanos, Nhan Mai, Marisa Martinez, Teresa Martinez, Victoria Martinez, Melanie Mcmichael, Sharon Morrissette, Amy Paffrath, Brittany Paffrath, Donna Penn, Janet Price, Marshaa Robinson, Maria Viola Sanchez, Mary Schaffer, J* Smith, Delia Rae Taylor, Ed Thacker, Ron Vacchina, Kim Vollstedt, Kim Spence Dickey, Steve Dickey, and Dishes By Michelle. Special visit from Sharon Lawrence, Chair, Women in Film Foundation.

For more information about American Women in Radio & Television Southern California (AWRT SoCal), visit www.awrtsocal.org.

To participate in AWRT SoCal’s next fundraising event, the 2010 Genii Awards on April 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center, Click Here. The Genii Awards help to fund the AWRT SoCal educational scholarship program. For more information on the Genii Awards, Click Here.

The above event booklet was produced by StorybookProducer.com, powered by Heritage Makers. If you would like a hard-bound copy of the book, or would like to make your own customized book, please contact Kim@StorybookProducer.com.

AWRT SoCal 2010 Genii Awards – Call For Press Credentials March 4, 2010

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American Women in Radio & Television SoCal is now accepting applications for press credentials to cover the 2010 Genii Awards Show. Actress Betty White will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award, along with many other notable honorees.

WHAT:
The American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California will host the 2010 Genii Awards ceremony at the Skirball Cultural Center on Wednesday, April 14 in Los Angeles to honor the year’s best in documentary, television, radio, and other categories in news and entertainment. In addition to AWRT SoCal lifetime achievement in acting Laurels and honorary service awards, Genii trophies for television on air, radio on air, sports reporting, advertising, and radio management will be presented. Proceeds from the Genii Awards Show and silent auction support the AWRT SoCal College Scholarship Fund and educational programs. The 2009-2010 student scholarship recipients will also be recognized during the event.

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010

3:45PM                       Press Check-In
4:00PM                       Press Set-Up
4:45-5:30PM               Red-Carpet Arrivals
5:30-7:00PM               Cocktails and Silent Auction*
7:00-9:00PM               Dinner and Awards Ceremony*

*While no B-roll footage will be provided to media by AWRT SoCAL, crews/still photographers will be permitted inside the venue to shoot from 5:30 – 7:00PM during pre-show cocktail reception and from 7:00 – 9:00PM during the Awards Ceremony with pre-approved clearance.

WHERE:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles,CA 90049

CONTACT:
To apply for 2010 Genii Awards press credentials and media access, please complete the online form by Monday, 4/5/10. If you have further media questions, please contact Kim Spence in the AWRT SoCal Press/Publicity office via email at press@awrtsocal.org or call (310) 463-4201.

TO APPLY FOR PRESS CREDENTIALS:
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AWARD WINNERS BEING HONORED:

Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting
Betty White, Actress “The Golden Girls”, “Boston Legal”, “The Proposal”

Excellence in Television On Air Award
Mary Hart, Host for “Entertainment Tonight”

Excellence in Documentary Award
In honor of her work with Farrah Fawcett
Alana Stewart, Producer, “Farrah’s Story”

Excellence in Sports Reporting Award
Lindsay Soto, Reporter and Host, NFL Network

Excellence in Radio On Air Award
Lisa Foxx, On Air for Clear Channel Radio, 104.3MYfm Los Angeles, Star 101.3 San Francisco, and Star 94.1 San Diego

Excellence in Radio Management Award
Rosemary Hernandez, General Sales Manager at CBSNewsRadioLA, KNX1070 NEWSRADIO, and KFWB NEWS TALK 980

Excellence in Advertising Award
Karla Keller, Senior Account Executive for Anheuser Busch

Tracey Miller Merit Award
LaFern Cusack, AWRT SoCal Past President and Director of Community Affairs for Southern California Broadcasters Association, 710 ESPN, and Radio Disney AM 1110

Inspiration Award
The Good News Foundation
Wendy Burch, Founder/Chairperson; and Reporter, KTLA
Pat Harvey, Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KCAL
Christine Devine, Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KTTV Fox 11
Dorothy Lucey, Secretary; and Host, “Good Day LA”, KTTV Fox 11
Ana Garcia, Board Member; and Anchor/Investigative Reporter, KNBC-TV

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Alana Stewart, Producer, “Farrah’s Story” and Lindsay Soto, Host/Reporter, NFL Network Named as New 2010 Genii Award Winners February 5, 2010

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AMERICAN WOMEN IN RADIO & TELEVISION
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ANNOUNCE TWO
NEW 2010 GENII AWARD WINNERS

Congratulations to:

Alana Stewart
Excellence in Documentary Award

Lindsay Soto
Excellence in Sports Reporting Award

American Women in Radio & Television Southern California (AWRT SoCal) announced two new recipients of the 2010 Genii Awards. In honor of her work with Farrah Fawcett, Producer Alana Stewart will be presented with the Excellence in Documentary Award for the feature-length documentary “Farrah’s Story,” and Lindsay Soto, Reporter and Host for the NFL Network will be honored with the Excellence in Sports Reporting Award at the 2010 AWRT SoCal Genii Awards to be held Wednesday, April 14 at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. The 2010 Show marks the 53rd year of the Genii Awards, produced by the non-profit organization AWRT SoCal, and is dedicated to recognizing the “Best of the Best” within the media industry.

“It is our privilege to pay tribute to the outstanding achievements of these two remarkable women,” states Laura Behrman, President of American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California. “Their extraordinary works inspire us and they exemplify excellence in their craft.”

“Farrah’s Story” is a compelling and transparent chronicle of actress Farrah Fawcett’s courageous fight against cancer.  Early on when she was first diagnosed with anal cancer in 2006, Fawcett’s close friend Alana Stewart – who produced “Farrah’s Story” and handled most of the camerawork – was by her side. Fawcett, a former Genii Award recipient and honoree, decided to film her experiences, and turned the camera duties over to Stewart, resulting in an honest and uncompromising look at Fawcett’s vibrant life and indomitable spirit as she confronted her disease. The two-hour documentary aired May 2009 just one month before the star’s tragic death. Alana Stewart is an accomplished producer, model, actress, and is also the author of the New York Times best selling book, “My Journey with Farrah: A Story of Life, Love, and Friendship” released in 2009.

Lindsay Soto currently serves as a reporter and host for NFL Network, Versus, NBC/ Universal Sports and FSN. She joined NFL Network in the Fall of 2008 and has served as an anchor on NFL Total Access, NFL Network Now, and Around the League.  She also works as a reporter for Game Day Morning, Game Day Final and the network’s coverage of the Senior Bowl. In her role at Versus, which she commenced in 2008, Soto provides sideline reports for the network’s college football and NHL packages. Soto covered the 2008 Beijing Olympics as a reporter for NBC and will serve as a host for their Vancouver Olympics coverage on Universal Sports. Soto has also worked for FSN West/ Prime Ticket, in a variety of roles, since 2002.  Currently, she serves as host of the network’s USC football coverage.  She has also hosted “Angels Live”, “Ducks Live”, “Southern California Sports Report” and served as the host of the “High School Spotlight” for 6 years. In her time at FSN, Soto was honored with Los Angeles area Emmys for “Outstanding Sports Reporting” in 2004 and 2005.

Previously announced 2010 Genii Award winners include:

Actress Betty White (The Golden Girls, Boston Legal, The Proposal) will be honored with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting.  Mary Hart, Host for Entertainment Tonight, is the recipient for the Excellence in Television On Air Award. Lisa Foxx, On Air for Clear Channel Radio, 104.3MYfm Los Angeles, Star 101.3 San Francisco, and Star 94.1 San Diego, will receive the Excellence in Radio On Air Award. The honoree for Excellence in Radio Management will be Rosemary Hernandez, General Sales Manager at CBSNewsRadioLA, KNX1070 NEWSRADIO, and KFWB NEWS TALK 980. Karla Keller, Senior Account Executive for Anheuser Busch, will be the recipient of the Excellence in Advertising Award; and LaFern Cusack, AWRT SoCal Past President and Director of Community Affairs for Southern California Broadcasters Association, 710 ESPN and Radio Disney AM 1110, will receive the Tracey Miller Merit Award. Winner of the new Inspiration Award is the The Good News Foundation including Wendy Burch, Founder/Chairperson, and Reporter, KTLA; Pat Harvey, Co-Chair, and Main Anchor, KCAL; Christine Devine, Co-Chair, and Main Anchor, KTTV Fox 11; Dorothy Lucey, Secretary, and Host, Good Day LA, KTTV Fox 11; and Ana Garcia, Board Member, and Anchor/Investigative Reporter, KNBC-TV.

The American Women in Radio & Television Southern California extends congratulations to all of this year’s notable winners.

The Genii Awards are granted to individuals who have demonstrated excellence in television, radio, and the allied fields. Honorees are commended for their alignment to the AWRT mission statement, “To Promote Progress and Create Change.” Proceeds from the Genii Awards support AWRT SoCal’s College Scholarship Fund and educational programs.

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WHAT:
American Women in Radio & Television, Southern California
2010 Genii Awards

WHO:
NEW!
Excellence in Documentary Award
In honor of her work with Farrah Fawcett
Alana Stewart
, Producer, “Farrah’s Story”

NEW! Excellence in Sports Reporting
Lindsay Soto,
Reporter and Host, NFL Network

Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting
Betty White,
Actress (The Golden Girls, Boston Legal, The Proposal)

Excellence in Television On Air Award
Mary Hart,
Host for Entertainment Tonight

Excellence in Radio On Air Award
Lisa Foxx,
On Air for Clear Channel Radio, 104.3MYfm Los Angeles, Star 101.3 San Francisco, and Star 94.1 San Diego

Excellence in Radio Management Award
Rosemary Hernandez,
General Sales Manager at CBSNewsRadioLA, KNX1070 NEWSRADIO and KFWB NEWS TALK 980

Excellence in Advertising Award
Karla Keller
, Senior Account Executive for Anheuser Busch

Tracey Miller Merit Award
LaFern Cusack,
AWRT SoCal Past President and Director of Community Affairs for Southern California Broadcasters Association, 710 ESPN and Radio Disney AM 1110

Inspiration Award
The Good News Foundation
Wendy Burch,
Founder/Chairperson; and Reporter, KTLA
Pat Harvey,
Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KCAL
Christine Devine,
Co-Chair; and Main Anchor, KTTV Fox 11
Dorothy Lucey,
Secretary; and Host, Good Day LA, KTTV Fox 11
Ana Garcia,
Board Member; and Anchor/Investigative Reporter, KNBC-TV

WHEN:
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails and Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner and Awards Ceremony

WHERE:
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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TO SPONSOR: http://www.awrtsocal.org/GENII/sponsorship.php

ABOUT AWRT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA:
American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) is the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWRT is a National organization, with local chapters across the country.  AWRT carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large.

Founded in 1951, AWRT works to improve the quality of electronic media; promote the entry, development and advancement of women in the field; foster communication and idea exchange; and give back to the community we serve. For more information, visit www.awrt.org.

The Southern California Chapter of AWRT is a non-profit membership organization for women and men who work in the electronic media and allied fields in Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego and Ventura counties.  The Southern California Chapter of AWRT offers numerous local benefits to its members, including networking events, educational programs, community outreach, career counseling and occupational training. Founded in 1952, the first Chapter president was Jeanne Gray-McDonald, after whom the Chapter’s prestigious Genii Award is named. For more information, visit www.awrtsocal.org.

ABOUT AWRT SoCal GENII AWARDS:
For over 50 years, AWRT’s Southern California Chapter has presented the highest honor AWRT SoCal bestows in the name of Chapter Founder, Jeanne Gray McDonald. This special honor celebrates the notable achievements of excellence executed by individuals in radio and television broadcasting.  The recipients of this prestigious honor are being saluted for their significant contributions to the industry aligned with the mission of the organization to promote progress and create change within the electronic media.

Genii honorees are recognized for their pioneering efforts, dedicated leadership, commitment to quality and excellence, and their community contributions. Saluting the Notable Achievements of Excellence by Individuals in the broadcasting industry, the Genii Awards benefit AWRT SoCal’s scholarship fund, and educational programs.

Past Award Recipients Include:
Lucille Ball, Carol Burnett, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Whoopie Goldberg, Doris Roberts, Leeza Gibbons, Fay Kanin, and Anne Sweeney, to name a few.

For a complete list of Genii Award winners and AWRT SoCal membership information, go to www.awrtsocal.org.