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Amy Poehler to be Honored at Women in Film Gala

Amy Poehler to be Honored at Women in Film Gala

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Amy Poehler will be honored at the 2019 Women in Film Gala, which will be held on Wednesday, June 12 at the Beverly Hilton.

The 2019 Women in Film Gala, formerly known as the Crystal + Lucy Awards, will recognize Amy Poehler, Issa Rae, Elizabeth Debicki, and Cathy Schulman on Wednesday, June 12 at the Beverly Hilton.

Along with the new name, Women in Film, Los Angeles is also debuting a new slate of honors to celebrate “women whose entrepreneurial strides are creating opportunities for more women to succeed in careers in the screen industries.”

Poehler, who is set to make her directorial feature debut with Netflix’s Wine Country and produced female-fronted hit series Broad City and Russian Doll, will receive the first-ever Entrepreneur in Entertainment Award. The honor highlights an individual “whose work nurtures the advancement of their female collaborators” and whose creative output and influence is “benefiting the conversation about gender parity in our industry.”

Women in Film will present the inaugural Emerging Entrepreneur Award to Rae, as the Insecure creator and star is “a promising talent in the fields of film, television, and/or digital media, whose professional pursuits are resulting in progress for the next generation of talented women.” The honoree has also “demonstrated a foundation for her career comprising of accomplishments marrying creative achievements and business acumen.”

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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