The Adrienne Shelly Foundation will hold its 10th Annual Anniversary Celebration on December 5, in NYC.
The cocktail/dinner event will feature a Special Introduction by Sara Bareilles, as well as a live music performance by Jesse Mueller and Waitress cast members including Charity Angel Dawson and Caitlin Houlahan. It will also feature a reading of The “O” Letters by Hilarie Burton, Michael Cerveris, Rachel Dratch, Julianna Margulies, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Salman Rushdie and Keri Russell, as well as a reading by Salman Rushdie from his novel “The Ground Beneath Her Feet”. This much-anticipated evening will include cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, food stations, an open-mic in Adrienne’s remembrance.
WHEN: Monday, December 5, 2016, 7pm – 10pm
WHERE: Angel Orensanz located at 172 Norfolk Street in New York City
More info can be found here.
The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF) was named after Adrienne Shelly, a very talented actor/writer/director (WAITRESS) who was murdered November 1, 2006. The Foundation was created the following month with a simple mission: Supporting Women Filmmakers. It serves as an advocate for female artists, championing them as the precious independent spirits they are, helping them get their work created, produced and onto the public stage. Since its inception, ASF has awarded over 60 production grants to very talented filmmakers across the globe. Its partnerships include The Sundance Institute, American Film Institute, Women in Film, IFP, Tribeca Film Institute, Columbia University, Boston University, Rooftop Films, The Nantucket Film Festival, Athena Film Festival and The Horizon Award. One of its grant recipients, Cynthia Wade, won an Oscar in 2008 for her documentary FREEHELD, which ASF helped fund. Other notable recipients include Sarah Gertrude Shapiro (UNREAL), Dee Rees (PARIAH), Ana Lily Amirpour (A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT), Cherien Dabis (AMREEKA) and Annie Sundberg/Ricki Stern (JOAN RIVERS: A PIECE OF WORK).