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Women's Image Network Announces The WIN Awards
Lifetime Achievement Honoree Suzanne Fleisher Roberts
December 2, 2010 (Los Angeles) Women's Image Network (WIN), announces it will celebrate award-winning actress, producer, television host and arts patron, Suzanne F. Roberts, as its Lifetime Achievement Honoree at The WIN Awards 2010 ceremony on Tuesday, January 18th, 2011 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California.
According to WIN founder, Phyllis Stuart, “Honoring a trailblazer like Suzanne Roberts is a perfect fit for our charity's mission. A visionary thinker and artist, Ms. Roberts has both entertained audiences and supported the arts since getting her start as an actress in the 1940s, at a time when strong female cinematic roles were commonplace. We look forward to celebrating Ms. Roberts’ accomplishments as a woman who has long understood that the media should depict women well”.
The same evening WIN celebrates its illustrious honorees, WIN also awards outstanding film and television nominees whose work either boasts a female protagonist or is directed and/or produced by a woman. The nominee list includes actresses, films and shows like Glee, Secretariat, Cougar Town, Diane Lane, Sally Hawkins, Joey King, Jane Lynch, Susan Sarandon, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sasha Alexaner and Selena Gomez, among many others. The complete 2010 nominee list is available at the The WIN Awards website.
Women's Image Network (WIN) produces The WIN Awards to shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls by celebrating outstanding film and television work and fostering powerful female media images that depict dimensional and accurate portrayals of women and girls.
The WIN Awards also celebrate both men and women in the media who promote gender parity through both creativity and leadership. According to Stuart, “We produce The WIN Awards to underscore the importance of women achieving social and economic parity. We know that if women and girls are portrayed well in the media, they soon may be well-treated. Our logline sums up our mission: See Us In 3-D Not Just Double-D.”
Since 1993, the mission of Light Productions, Inc., DBA Women's Image Network, has been to engage, celebrate and influence the media to recognize the need for gender balance and to move away from stereotyping. While gender equality has progressed, male characters in film and television still greatly outnumber female characters on every size screen. Moreover, women are still often stereotyped and poorly portrayed. Since females represent 53% of the population, WIN encourages fair and dimensional female media representation as this practice is an essential ingredient for girls and women to value themselves and to be valued by our culture.
Where & When: The WIN Awards 2010 are scheduled for Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at The Broad Stage in Santa Monica, California. To attend the show, purchase tables and/or to secure show program space please contact WIN at 310-229-5365.
Highlights: Women's Image Network, (WIN), will honor Suzanne F. Roberts with its Lifetime Achievement Award at The WIN Awards 2010 which marks the 12th year WIN has celebrated film and television artists who create dimensional, accurate and powerful images of women which reach broad audiences to shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls.
A Philadelphia native and one of its foremost cultural doyennes, Ms. Roberts is an award-winning actress, producer and television host who can be seen three times daily on CNN Headline News, weekly on The Comcast Network and Comcast systems nationwide and streamed on her website, www.suzanne.tv, on her television show, Seeking Solutions With Suzanne – now in its 10th season. Suzanne has spent her life dedicated to helping others, through public service, the arts and philanthropy. Ms. Roberts' generosity and vision has, and continues to, unquestionably contribute to her beloved city's cultural and educational community, as well as to the health and well-being of her national audience of older adults. In addition to her show, Roberts supports the growth and continued vibrancy of cultural arts through the Suzanne Roberts Cultural Development Fund, which helps theater and dance companies throughout the greater Philadelphia region. Finally in 2007, Suzanne's lifelong passion for communication and theater reached new heights, with the opening of the Suzanne Roberts Theater as the permanent home for the renowned Philadelphia Theater Company.
Suzanne's tireless commitment to the arts, philanthropy and leadership reflects Women's Image Network's mission to support artists who possess both passion and compassion and who use their gifts to change the world. Nearly 90 years old and still unstoppable, Ms. Roberts has spent a lifetime applying her talent, skills and creativity to help others, and in fact, will be launching a new series on her show this month, called Exploring the Arts.
Ms. Roberts joins an illustrious list of former WIN Award honorees who promote gender parity through both their creativity and leadership including Lauren Bacall, Lynn Redgrave, Senator Barbara Boxer, Lily Tomlin, Pierce Brosnan, Jane Campion, Gurinder Chadha, Angelina Jolie, Laura Ziskin, Diane Ladd and Lauren Shuler Donner.
THE WIN AWARDS
While The WIN Awards began as a tribute to one outstanding individual the show has grown into a juried awards show in which the television networks and film studios submit work to WIN on a competition basis. In addition to celebrating invited honorees, The WIN Awards also fetes film and television which competes for a tribute in one of thirteen categories. This outstanding media advances opportunities for women by creating dimensional female media images and is evaluated on both artistic excellence and on its ability to forward WIN’s mission: SEE US IN 3D NOT JUST DOUBLE D.
Since 1993 WIN has honored outstanding individuals in music, film, television, advertising, sports, politics and business who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership.
To be associated with Women's Image Network, (WIN), is to be related with one of the world's only non-profit brands that promotes dimensional and empowering female media images.
WIN is known for its track record of success having launched The WIN Awards as an enduring media advocacy event to shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls. Having an inside seat in Hollywood provides WIN and its supporters a unique position to applaud and encourage film, television and advertising artists to create dimensional female media images.
Research shows that an association with leading nonprofit organizations such as Women's Image Network makes good business sense. A Cone Corporate Citizenship study has shown that eight out of 10 Americans say that corporate support of good causes wins their trust in a company. WIN graciously thanks its corporate supporters for their ongoing dedication to the fight against inequality and welcomes companies to support WIN through event sponsorships, in-kind donations, and cause-related marketing campaigns.
WIN has produced the ABC primetime special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES and the WIN Awards show since 1993.. For a complete history of WIN see their website: www.thewinawards.com.
For more information contact Joy Tuttle at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The WIN Awards celebrate film, television and advertising artists who create dimensional
female media images which shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls.
Since females represent 53% of the population, WIN encourages fair and dimensional female media representation which is essential for girls and women to value themselves and to be valued by our culture.
In addition to The WIN Awards show, WIN also produced an ABC Primetime special 50YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES.