Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Award at Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment Breakfast

Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence and distinguished film producer-executive Amy Pascal will be honored at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast, it was announced today.

The star-studded gala will take place Dec. 6 at Milk Studios in Los Angeles.

Academy Award-winning actress-filmmaker Angelina Jolie will deliver the keynote speech at the VIP event, where $1 million in university scholarships will be given to young women from disadvantaged backgrounds who have taken part in the Reporter’s highly competitive, eight-year-old Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program.

Lawrence will become the youngest person ever to receive the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award, given annually to a woman who has been a pioneer and philanthropic leader in her industry. Last year, the four-time Academy Award nominee (and winner for Silver Linings Playbook) donated $2 million to establish the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital in her hometown, Louisville, Kentucky. The Jennifer Lawrence
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Jennifer Lawrence to Receive Sherry Lansing Leadership Award

Lawrence in “American Hustle

Jennifer Lawrence is following in the footsteps of women like Tina Fey, Helen Mirren, Halle Berry, Barbra Streisand, and Shonda Rhimes. The Hollywood Reporter announced that Lawrence will be the youngest person to receive its Sherry Lansing Leadership Award. The honor is given each year to “a woman who has been a pioneer and philanthropic leader in her industry.” Lawrence will be presented with the award at The Hollywood Reporter’s 2017 Women in Entertainment breakfast on December 6 at Milk Studios in La.

The Oscar-winning actress donated $2 million to start the Jennifer Lawrence Foundation Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Kosair Children’s Hospital in her hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. Her foundation also supports various philanthropic endeavors such as education, health services, and support of abused and neglected youth. In addition to being a vocal advocate for gender equality in Hollywood, Lawrence is on the board of Represent.Us, an anti-corruption organization that unites individuals across the ideological spectrum in order to reform U.S. politics.

“Having Jennifer agree to accept the Sherry Lansing Leadership Award is a wonderful honor,” emphasized Lansing, former CEO of Paramount Pictures and the first woman to head a Hollywood studio. “In merely a decade, her remarkable professional achievements, her willingness to take risks, and her philanthropic generosity have inspired millions. She reminds young women all over the world that their voices are meant to be heard. The Hollywood Reporter could not have chosen a better individual to recognize.”

Lawrence won an Oscar for portraying a young, volatile widow in “Silver Linings Playbook.” The “Hunger Games” franchise, the “X-Men” franchise, “Joy,” and “American Hustle” are among her other credits. You catch Lawrence in theaters now as a woman terrorized by houseguests from hell in the controversial “mother!” Next, she’ll star as a woman forced to become a spy in “Red Sparrow,” out March 2.

Ghostbusters” producer Amy Pascal will be honored at the Women in Entertainment breakfast, too. She’ll receive the second annual Equity in Entertainment Award. The accolade is granted to “an individual in the show business community who has proved committed to providing opportunities for women and people of color.” Meryl Streep will present Pascal with the award, which recognizes the work Pascal Pictures does to ensure equal opportunity for women and people of color. Pascal’s next film, Jessica Chastain-starrer “Molly’s Game,” hits select theaters Christmas Day.

“Both Jennifer and Amy perfectly embody the driving force behind THR’s Women in Entertainment initiative,” said Matthew Belloni, the publication’s editorial director. “They continue to use their voices and their talent to create opportunities for women in the industry, and I can’t think of two more deserving individuals to honor.”

Angelina Jolie, whose war film “First They Killed My Father” was recently selected as Cambodia’s foreign-language Oscar submission, will deliver the event’s keynote speech. THR also plans to present $1 million in university scholarships to the young women participating in its Women in Entertainment Mentorship Program. Eighteen mentorship participants will receive $10,000 to attend the college of her choosing, while two others will receive full-ride scholarships to Loyola Marymount University.

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It’s Official: Deadpool’s Tim Miller Will Direct Terminator 6

Today’s news is not exactly a surprise – Tim Miller’s name has been closely associated with reboot rumours swirling around the Terminator franchise since he stepped away from the helm of Deadpool 2. But now, Skydance has made its official announcement indicating that, not only is the project – popularly referred to as Terminator 6 – moving full-steam ahead, but that the visual effects expert will be calling the shots.

The announcement came in the form of an open invitation – shared across social media and publicized by fan-site Skynet’s Army – to attend a 3D screening of Terminator 2: Judgment Day. The September 19th event will apparently include a conversation with James Cameron and Tim Miller.

“Join filmmakers James Cameron and Tim Miller on the Paramount Lot for an exclusive conservation with The Hollywood Reporter’s Matt Belloni about their collaboration on the upcoming Terminator.”

So far, there’s been mixed
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The Hollywood Reporter for Sale Amid Ongoing Losses, Janice Min to Step Aside

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The Hollywood Reporter and Billboard are for sale amid ongoing losses and co-president Janice Min is stepping aside, individuals with knowledge of the company told TheWrap. A spokesman for the company confirmed that Min is leaving and that Matthew Belloni would take over as editorial director of The Hollywood Reporter while Billboard’s current Senior Vice President for Content, Mike Bruno, will become editorial director of Billboard. Min will join the parent company Eldridge Industries to advise on “devising a media investment strategy,” according to a news release. Eldridge’s Todd Boehly, the former Guggenheim Partners hedge fund manager who
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Denzel Washington, Barry Jenkins, Mahershala Ali, Taraji P. Henson & Naomie Harris Set for SundanceTV’s New Original Series, ‘Close Up’

Six of the year’s most buzzed about directors engage in a candid conversation, moderated by The Hollywood Reporter’s Stephen Galloway and Matthew Belloni, about their careers and the production business on an all new season of SundanceTV’s new original non-fiction… Continue Reading →
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