This year’s gala will support Women in Film LA’s educational and philanthropic programs and its advocacy for gender parity for women in the industry and is being held on Tuesday, June 16 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Century City.
This year’s Crystal + Lucy Award honorees are:
2015 Crystal Award for Excellence in Film – NICOLE KIDMAN
2015 Lucy Award for Excellence in Television – JILL SOLOWAY
2015 Dorothy Arzner Directors Award – AVA DuVERNAY
2015 Face of the Future – KATE MARA
2015 Tiffany & Co. / Bruce Paltrow Mentorship Award – SUE KROLL
2015 Sue Mengers Award – TONI HOWARD
“Selma” director Ava DuVernay and “Transparent” creator Jill Soloway had great 2014-2015 awards seasons with their groundbreaking works in film and television. Nicole Kidman faces a good year ahead with Sundance drama “Strangerland,” picked up by Alchemy, and Werner Herzog’s Berlin premiere “Queen of the Desert,” which is still seeking US distribution. Kate Mara, who was seen in “House of Cards,” will soon be seen in the “Fantastic Four” restart.
Since 1977, Women In Film, Los Angeles has annually honored outstanding women in the entertainment industry.