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Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to Host Star-Studded Gracie Awards

  (May 16, 2013)
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to Host Star-Studded Gracie Awards

McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 16, 2013

Excitement mounts as a growing list of celebrities confirm their attendance at The 38th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 21, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hosted by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), the Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome some of the industrys most talented women, said AWMF Chair Kay Olin. The Gracies Gala is an exciting event where we celebrate and share the compelling work of so many women in media.

Hosted by Once Upon a Times Lana Parrilla, confirmed presenters and acceptors attending the Gracies include: ABC How to Live with your Parents Sarah Chalke; FOX So You Think You Can Dances Cat Deeley; Tony Award-Winner from ABC Familys Bunheads Sutton Foster; ABC Family Pretty Little Liars Lucy Hale and Ian Harding; TNT Rizzoli & Isles Angie Harmon; Legendary Entertainment Journalist Mary Hart; NPR Correspondent Ina Jaffe; Director and Producer Rory Kennedy; NBC The Offices Angela Kinsey; Food Networks Sandra Lee; Extras Maria Menounos; NBC Parks and Recreations Amy Poehler; ABC News Reporter Martha Raddatz; Style Networks Giuliana and Bill Rancic; Access Hollywood and BET Networks Shaun Robinson; ESPNs Hannah Storm; TNT Dallas Brenda Strong; Oscar-Nominee from ReelzChannel Bomb Girls Meg Tilly; NBC News Anchor Brian Williams; Bloombergs Jane Williams; ABC Greys Anatomys Chandra Wilsonand many more.


Oscar and Grammy winning singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge will perform live at the 38th Annual Gracie Awards Gala. Etheridge will also accept her Gracie Award for Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/Information for The Melissa Etheridge Radio Show.

The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honors programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Automotive Sponsor: Ford Motor Company; Hair Care Sponsor: Sexy Hair; Media Sponsor: Ovation; Publication Sponsors: Broadcasting & Cable and Radio Ink; Table Sponsors: A+E Networks/Lifetime, Al Jazeera Media Network, Arbitron Inc., Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, CNN, Crown Media Family Networks, Disney|ABC Television Group & ESPN, JSW Productions, Katz Media Group, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NBC News, OWN/Harpo, REELZCHANNEL, Style Network and Universal Television. Sponsored tables are available by contacting Gracies Headquarters at 703-506-3290 or kbradley(at)allwomeninmedia(dot)org.

For more information about the 2013 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.

CREDENTIALED PRESS: For press information in regard to covering the red carpet and the event, please contact ESP Public Relations at 310-827-9727.

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community whether type of media, job or global location that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation 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. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of Americas most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.

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