Published on November 19th, 2019 | by Jerry Doby0
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
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.
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;
HBO’s Game of Thrones, Chernobyl, Deadwood the Movie
Showtimes’ Escape at Dannemora
Amy York Rubin
Netflix’s Dead to Me
Executive of the Year Award
President of Entertainment, Showtime Networks, Inc.
Lifetime Achievement Award
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
Writer, Producer, Actor & Creator Baywatch
Dr. Edna Sims
Caucus Public Relations Director
1st Place Gold Circle Student Award Winner
Rust, Chapman College
2nd Place Gold Circle Student Award Winner
Television/New Media Award
University of Southern California
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