MUMBAI: Entering their sixteenth year, the Hollywood
Film Festival and Hollywood Film Awards have roped in
Los Angeles Times as the presenting sponsor of this
year's festival and star-studded gala.
are very honored and excited to have the Los Angeles
Times as our Presenting Sponsor," said Hollywood
Film Festival founder and CEO Carlos de Abreu. "The
Times is a Hollywood institution, and their support
and leadership will help take the festival and awards
to the next level."
festival, which starts 18 October, encompasses five
days of screenings at ArcLight Cinemas Hollywood and
culminates with the prestigious Hollywood Film Awards
Gala on 22 October.
The event honors cherished stars and upcoming talent,
and traditionally kicks off the film awards season with
the biggest stars and top industry executives in attendance.
Times publisher and Tribune Company CEO Eddy Hartenstein
will present one of the evening's special awards, with
details to be announced next month.
Los Angeles Times is Hollywood's hometown news source
and we have been at the forefront of entertainment coverage
since trailblazing filmmakers and producers invented
the industry," said Times Vice President, Film
Advertising, Francie Berns. "We're excited to present
the first marquee event of the all-important film awards
season and support the creative community."
are very proud to be the first stop of the awards season.
In the last nine years, a total of 85 Oscar nominations
and 32 Oscars were given to the honorees of the Hollywood
Film Awards," said de Abreu.
2011 awards show reached a total TV audience of more
than 41 million media impressions, in addition to more
than 300 million online and print readers' impressions.
addition, we are very happy to continue to bridge the
gap between established Hollywood and emerging filmmakers.
Craig Brewer, director of "Footloose," "Hustle
and Flow," and "Black Snake Moan," was
discovered by the Hollywood Film Festival with the world
premiere of his first film, "Poor and Hungry,"
added de Abreu.
from celebrating accomplishments on screen, the Hollywood
Film Awards established the "Hollywood Gives Back"
program to expand and continue highlighting and assisting
important local and national charities to raise funds.
the Hollywood Film Awards selects individuals to be
recipients of their "Hollywood Humanitarian Awards"
in recognition of their contribution to the betterment
of their communities or society at large. Prior recipients
include Nobel Peace Prize winner and ex-President of
East Timor, Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta, Nobel Laureate Jody
Williams, Father Rick Frechette, and actor and activist