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Published on November 19th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby

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Edward James Olmos and Dr. Edna Sims Receives the Prestigious Caucus Award

Edward James Olmos and Dr. Edna Sims Receives the Prestigious Caucus Award Among Others at The Caucus of Producers, Writers & Directors’ 37th Annual Caucus Awards

Dr. Edna Sims; Chairs Award and Edward James Olmos; Industry Icon Award (Photo Credit: Steve Cohn Photography© 2019 Steve Cohn Photography www.stevecohnphotography.com)

The Caucus of Producers, Writers & Directors 37th Annual Caucus Awards Dinner at the Skirball Cultural Center was an enchanting night filled with history and storytelling from entertainment industry’s honorees.

Dr. Edna Sims, Vin Di Bona; Honorary Event Chair, Tanya Hart; Caucus Co-Chair, Deniece Williams; Multi-Grammy Awards Winner and Edward James Olmos (Photo Credit: Steve Cohn Photography© 2019 Steve Cohn Photography(310) 277-2054www.stevecohnphotography.com)

Dr. Edna Sims, Vin Di Bona; Honorary Event Chair, Tanya Hart; Caucus Co-Chair, Deniece Williams; Multi-Grammy Awards Winner and Edward James Olmos (Photo Credit: Steve Cohn Photography© 2019 Steve Cohn Photography www.stevecohnphotography.com)

James Pickens, Jr. star of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, was the M.C. for this wonderful evening.   Producing  the annual dinner was The Caucus Awards committee which included; Events Chair Chuck Fries and Awards Dinner Chair Gary Smith; Caucus Co-Chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart; Vin Di Bona, Honorary Event Vice Chair and Vice Chairs Dennis Doty, James Hirsch, Ron  Friedman and Sharon Arnett, along with Deborah Leoni, Executive Director.

Over the past 18 years The Caucus Foundation has awarded almost $2 million in finishing funds and in-kind services to students at accredited colleges and universities across the country for completion of their thesis projects. The Caucus Foundation also awarded the Television/ New Media Award to USC for Side Effects. The Caucus Foundation is proud to have the support of the Annenberg Foundation, the Angell Foundation, Panavision and Illuminate Hollywood.

 

2019 Caucus Award list of Honorees;

Producer Honor

Carolynn Strauss

HBO’s Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Deadwood the Movie

Writers Honor

Brett Johnson

Michael Tolkin

Showtimes’ Escape at Dannemora

Director Honor

Amy York Rubin

Netflix’s Dead to Me

Executive of the Year Award

Gary Levine

President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Inc.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Paul Miller

Saturday Night Live, Country Music Awards

Industry Icon Award

Edward James Olmos

Zoot Suit, The West Wing, Stand and Deliver, Mi Familia, Mayans, M.C.

Distinguished Service Award

Michael Berk

Writer, Producer, Actor & Creator Baywatch

Chair’s Award

Dr. Edna Sims

Caucus Public Relations Director

1st Place Gold Circle Student Award Winner

Aaron Fink

Rust, Chapman College

2nd Place Gold Circle Student Award Winner

Kelly Pike

Undercut, UCLA

Television/New Media Award

University of Southern California

Side Effects

2019 College Students Grantees

Aaron Fink for Rust, Chapman University
Madison Gwinn for Marketa In The Desert, Emerson College
Alexandra Geller for Undercovered, Emerson College
Noah Graham for Outsider, Emerson College
Jasmine Galdamez for El Mozote, CSUN
Takai Ginwright for Canary In A Mine, UCLA
Kelly Pike for Undercut, UCLA
Lia Lenart for Cassandra, UCLA
Sherial McKinney for Frog Catcher, UCLA



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