Women in Film is honoring actresses Annette Bening and Katie Holmes, TV exec Nina Tassler, TV director Pamela Fryman and cinematographer Reed Morano with their Crystal + Lucy Awards on June 16. The fundraiser will take place at the Beverly Hilton and will support the work of WIF.
In making the announcement, WIF LA president Cathy Schulman said, “Each of these women has made a genuine impact. Each woman’s achievement is impressive on its own. Collectively, as leaders in every aspect of their lives, professionally and philanthropically, they stand as shining examples to men and women throughout the entertainment industry that everything is possible.”
Bening, a four-time Oscar nominee, is to receive the Crystal Award for excellence in film. Holmes has been dubbed the “face of the future” and will receive an award sponsored by fashion house Max Mara.
Tassler, who heads CBS Entertainment, is to be honored with the Lucy Award for excellence in television, named for long-time CBS star Lucille Ball, who became the first female head of a studio when she took over the operation of Desilu in 1962 from her ex-husband Desi Arnaz.
Fryman, a two-time Daytime Emmy champ for “Santa Barbara,” is now a helmer of various three-camera situation comedies (a technique first used on “I Love Lucy”). She is to receive the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award. Arzner was one of the first females to direct feature films, dating back to “Fashions for Women” in 1927. Her second-to-last film was “Dance, Girl, Dance” in 1940 which starred Ball. And Morano, a lenser on various features including “Frozen River,” will receive the Kodak Vision Award.