The Hollywood Arts Council’s 28th Annual Charlie Awards honor significant contributions to the arts and Hollywood. This year’s luncheon will be held Friday, April 25th, in the historic Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel site of the first Academy Awards presentation. The Charlies will be emceed by ABC7’s entertainment reporter, George Pennacchio.
This year seven awards will be presented by celebrity guests. Preservation Arts Award— Christy McAvoy, founding principal of Historic Resources and noted preservation expert; Entertainment Arts Award– Hollywood Christmas Parade/Associated Television for bringing new life to one of Hollywood’s favorite events; Theatre Arts Award – Open Fist Theatre for its steadfast commitment to live theatre and Hollywood; Culinary Arts Award – Pink’s Hot Dogs, only in Hollywood is the hot dog an art form; Media Arts Award – George Pennacchio ABC7’s for entertainment and performing arts reporting; Cinema Arts Award – New Filmmakers LA for recognizing the work of emerging cinematic artists; Music Arts Award – Richard Sherman, award winning composer and lyricist, in recognition of a long and illustrious career (recently portrayed in this year’s biopic Saving Mr. Banks).
Sponsors at press time include: Gold: Associated Television, Inc., Author Services Inc., Classic Arts Showcase, First Foundation Advisors, Paramount Pictures, Pink’s, Variety and Discover Hollywood Magazine; Silver: Alliance Residential Company, Crescent Heights Realty; Bronze: ABC7 Television, COP Communications, Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, Hollywood Heritage, Nederlander Organization, Occidential Entertainment, Robertson Properties, Sunset Gower/Sunset Bronson Studios and Walt Disney Company.
Tickets to be luncheon are $100. For additional information, please call (323)462-2355 or visit www.hollywoodartscouncil.org.
The Hollywood Arts Council, an action-oriented 501©3 non-profit organization that works for the benefit of the Hollywood community through the arts, celebrates its 35th anniversary this year. Its programs for youth in the community include Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), an after-school art program conducted in
Hollywood area elementary schools, and the annual Children’s Festival of the Arts, held the second Sunday of August at Paramount Pictures. The Council promotes the work of
Hollywood arts organizations through a day by day calendar on its website and published in this publication.
The Hollywood Arts Council is a membership organization open to all who recognize that the arts and culture of this community are unique in their variety and influence on the industry that bears its name. Membership dues are tax-deductible: Individual $25; Business/Organization $50; Corporate $250. DH