AWRT Partners with The Hollywood Reporter to Celebrate “Women in Entertainment Power 100”

October 3, 2008 (McLean, VA) — AWRT is pleased to announce a new strategic alliance with The Hollywood Reporter in support of the publication’s 17th Annual Women in Entertainment Power 100 Breakfast celebration and other ongoing women’s-based initiatives. AWRT will host the event’s
Champagne & Mimosa Reception immediately preceding the Power 100 Breakfast at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles on Friday, December 5, 2008. The Hollywood Reporter expects a sell-out crowd of nearly 600 to attend the exclusive, invitation-only event.

“AWRT has worked for more than half a century to help women gain parity with their male counter-parts, and an event of this magnitude goes a long way in demonstrating that progress is being made,” stated AWRT National Chair Mary Bennett.

Maria Efantis Brennan, AWRT President, added, “This red carpet event is in full alignment with AWRT’s mission of recognizing and empowering women in all media-related fields.  We are honored and thrilled to pay homage to these power houses, and equally thrilled to work with THR to celebrate the
honorees’ successes.” Maria Brennan added her thanks to TheHollywood Reporter and reception co-sponsors Arbitron and Katz Media.

“The Hollywood Reporter is proud to recognize the accomplishments and highlight the powerful position of women in the entertainment industry,” said Eric Mika, Publisher of The Hollywood Reporter. “We are very excited to be working with AWRT, which has helped paved the way for so many women and contributed to the success of not only this year’s Women in Entertainment honorees, but also for other women to follow in their footsteps.”

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About AWRT: The year 2008 marks the 57th Anniversary of American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), the longest established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. 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.

About The Foundation of AWRT: The Foundation of AWRT is the philanthropic arm of American Women in Radio & Television, supporting educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields.  The Foundation of AWRT has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation of AWRT. The Foundation supports several public service campaigns, including most recently AWRT Empowering America, which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this initiative, the Foundation of AWRT has adopted needy urban middle schools around the country and provided educational donations derived from collateral based on the Empowering America program. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Allen Awards®, a live, New York–based gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by and about women.

About The Hollywood Reporter: Now in its 79th year, The Hollywood Reporter covers the business of the global entertainment industry via a network of media outlets. They include the print daily and weekly editions, the web site, various electronic-media offerings, and high-profile events such as the annual Key Art Awards and Women in Entertainment. The Reporter’s team of reporters and news editors number more than 60, with representatives in most of the world’s major cities. The first Hollywood-based daily trade newspaper covering the entertainment industry began publishing September 3, 1930.  The Hollywood Reporter is published by Nielsen Business Media, part of The
Nielsen Company, a global information and media company.

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