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The Professional Organization of Women in Entertainment Reaching Up (POWER UP) will hold its sixth annual Power Premiere Gala at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday, November 12, 2006. The gala, primarily a fund-raiser for POWER UP's upcoming slate of films and events, will also have an awards portion honoring film and television professionals dedicated to LGBT visibility in the media. The Premiere Award winners will be Brian Graden on behalf of the Logo television network, and Tara Sandler, Jennifer Davidson and Scott Templeton for Pie Town Productions.
The 10 Amazing Women in Showbiz awards will also be handed out that evening, with honorees ranging from actor-model Jenny Shimizu and entertainment attorney Dina LaPolt to activist Lisa Thomas and Curve magazine editor Diane Anderson-Minshall. Confirmed presenters for the event include Melanie Mayron (thirtysomething), Michelle C. Bonilla (ER) and Chad Allen (Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman).
For more information about the event and public tickets, call (323) 463-3154 or visit power-up.net/pp5.htm. (The Advocate)