SALLY POTTER BRITISH WRITER AND DIRECTOR OF 'GINGER AND ROSA' HONORED BY TheWIFTS FOUNDATION
Sally Potter, British writer and film director, is being honored at TheWIFTS Foundation 2012 International Visionary Awards. Ms. Potter is the recipient of the Best Screenwriter Award for her innovative and risk taking subject matter in the fields of choreography, music, performance art and film. Her films have won over forty awards worldwide and received two Academy Award nominations. She has had full career retrospectives of her film and video work at the BFI Southbank in London, Filmoteca Madrid and MOMA New York. She was awarded an Order of the British Empire in 2012. Her current feature 'Ginger and Rosa' starring Elle Fanning, Alice Englert and Annette Bening is a tender coming of age story set in the turbulent times of 1960's London. In 1992, the global distribution of her adaptation for the screen of Virginia Woolf's novel 'Orlando' starring Tilda Swinton brought her work to a wider audience.
The Women's International Film Television Showcase (thewifts.org) is an organization dedicated to bringing women together from all walks of life through the art form of Film and Television, Business, the Humanities, the Environment, and the world of Sports.
This year's event will honor more than twenty women from eleven different countries and six continents. The organization prides itself in recognizing women of the twenty first century who with talent and conviction strive to make a difference in today's world.
The Women's International Visionary Awards, now in its fifth year, will be held in Los Angeles on December 1, 2012 at Quentin Tarantino's New Beverly Cinema with Red Carpet interviews beginnings at 1pm followed by the awards ceremony at 2pm. Tickets are available for purchase at http://www.thewifts.org/AwardTickets.php. Seating is limited and please note that there will be no ticket sales at the door on the day of the event.
TheWIFTS Foundation produces TheWIFTS International Visionary Awards, The Women's International Film Television Showcase, The Women's International Shorts Showcase and The Women's International Documentary Showcase.
Sponsors for this year's event include Elizabeth Grant, Inc., Patrick Mouton, M.Mitcallef Grasse, Sylvie Nissan Gallerie Cannes, Jennifer Miller Studios, Paradigm Shift Worldwide, Pillvuyt France, Theatre of Humans, The Business of Film, LeParc Suites Hotel and Elan Hotel Beverly Hills.
For further information about honorees and the event go to thewifts.org.