June 27, 2004 |
They called it "A Family Affair," but Women in Film's annual Crystal + Lucy Awards gala might have been dubbed "Father Knows Best." Blythe Danner received the prized Lucy and her daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow, the Crystal, but it was the late Bruce Paltrow -- husband, father, mentor, filmmaker -- who garnered the most touching praise during the sold-out June 18 benefit at the Westin Century Plaza. Some of it came from the honorees.
June 2, 2003 |
In 1973, the Hollywood Reporter published the findings of a secret Writers Guild of America survey showing that women had written less than 2% of the scripts over an entire TV season. In the wake of the furor that followed, Reporter publisher Tichi Wilkerson-Kassel gathered a small group of women in her office for an informal lunchtime meeting to brainstorm how to begin making the scales tip more favorably in the distaff direction.
March 23, 1994 |
The Oscar show's effort to pay more attention to the workers behind the cameras didn't have much impact on the crowd attending the third annual Women in Film's Academy Awards viewing party. For much of the telecast, guests focused more on the choice of international cuisine--Chinese, Mexican, Italian or American--at the various buffet tables in the Regency Beverly Hills Hotel ballroom. "Hasn't anyone eaten yet today?"
June 14, 1993 |
Laudatory awards shows are the routine stuff of Hollywood, and Friday's 17th Annual Women in Film luncheon easily could have fallen into instant hazy memory if not for the uninhibited remarks by recipient Michelle Pfeiffer. Taking the podium to accept her Crystal Award, the last of several given out during the ceremonies recognizing individuals who "represent the highest ideals of the film and television industry," the actress admonished some of the people there to honor her. "So . . .
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June 13, 1992 |
There was more talk about national politics than studio politics Friday at Women in Film's 16th annual Crystal Awards ceremony, which honors Hollywood women who have contributed significantly to the entertainment industry.
April 1, 1992 |
Forget about limousines, gourmet pizzas and Italian tuxedos. There were none at this event. It was more fitting that pioneering feminist Betty Friedan was seated front and center before the large TV at Women in Film's first Academy Awards viewing party, held Monday night at the Beverly Hills Country Club.