LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- VARIETY and WOMEN IN FILM are pleased to announce their annual Pre-Emmy Celebration, Friday, September 20, toasting the 2013 female primetime Emmy nominees. Presented by Yoplait® Greek and sponsored by CIROC Vodka, Gallo Family Vineyards and Sheila G's The Original Brownie Brittle, the pre-Emmy Awards bash is sure to once again be one of the entertainment industry's most highly-anticipated events of the weekend.
Prior to the Primetime Emmy telecast on Sunday, September 22, the exclusive soiree will take place at Scarpetta at Montage Beverly Hills. Variety and Women In Film will deliver an evening to remember, featuring TV's brightest talent and network and studio executives who will come to fete this year's incredible female honorees.
"We are thrilled to once again join Women in Film in celebrating all of the outstanding female Emmy nominees," said Michelle Sobrino-Stearns, Publisher, Variety. "We continue to support their various programs throughout the year and are honored to continue our partnership on this highly-anticipated annual event."
The event's host committee consists of primetime Emmy nominees including: Alec Baldwin, Julie Bowen, Connie Britton, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Jimmy Kimmel, Laura Linney, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jane Lynch, Elisabeth Moss, Kerry Washington and Alfre Woodard. Additional committee members include television executives and producers Orly Adelson, Sarah Barnett, Mark Burnett, Jennifer Caserta, Charlie Collier, Roma Downey, Nancy Dubuc, Danica Krislovich, John Landgraf, Christopher Lloyd, Molly McNearney, Steve Mosko, Sue Naegle, David Nevins, Gary Newman, Jennifer Nicholson-Salke, Donna Pennestri, Abbe Raven, Ted Sarandos, Robert B. Sharenow, Nina Tassler, Dana Walden and Matt Weiner.
"We are delighted to once again co-host our annual Emmy event with Variety," said WIF Television & Media Chair, Danica Krislovich. "Variety has been so consistently supportive of Women In Film, helping us shine a spotlight on WIF TV & Media initiatives that have proven enormously productive in our community, like the series pitch and shadowing programs that allow aspiring producers and directors exclusive opportunities to learn their craft firsthand by observing professionals at work."
This year's event will feature a mid-century modern aesthetic and delectable cuisine from renowned Scarpetta chef Scott Conant; presenting sponsor, Yoplait® Greek, will delight guests with their delicious new Greek Yogurt in a variety of different flavors and will feature unique guest interactions centered around Breast Cancer Awareness month; sponsor Gallo Family Vineyards will feature their family of wine varietals and invite guests to celebrate their families in TV by creating custom family crests at www.CrestCreator.com; guests will also be treated to a sampling of one-of-a-kind desserts featuring Sheila G's The Original Brownie Brittle; CIROC Vodka will provide specialty cocktails while encouraging guests to celebrate responsibly.
Variety will spotlight the 65th annual Emmy Awards and Nominees with extensive in-book and online coverage leading up to the event and awards telecast.
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About WOMEN IN FILM
Women In Film (WIF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communication and media industries. WIF's fundamental belief is that entertainment created by and for women should represent 50% of all content worldwide, in sync with the voice of the population itself. WIF's mandate is to ensure gender parity for women in management positions as well as in front of and behind the camera, and to preserve the legacies of all women within the media industries. Founded in 1973, WIF and its Women In Film Foundation provide for members camaraderie, networking opportunities, educational programs, scholarships, grants, film finishing funds, access to employment opportunities and mentorships, as well as enabling members who exhibit advanced and innovative skills numerous practical services, as well as participation in the organization's film and television shadowing programs and its award-winning PSA program. For more information visit www.wif.org
About GENERAL MILLS
General Mills is one of the world's leading food companies, operating in more than 100 countries around the world. Its brands include Cheerios, Fiber One, Haagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Yoplait, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Wanchai Ferry, Yoki, and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minn., USA, General Mills had fiscal 2013 worldwide sales of US $17.8 billion. Visit www.generalmills.com.
Yoplait is a registered trademark of YOPLAIT MARQUES (France) used under license.
About CIROC VODKA
CIROC Ultra Premium Vodka is made from Fine French grapes, which are distilled five times, providing a crisp, clean taste and citrus nose. CIROC launched nationwide in September 2003. In October 2007, DIAGEO - the world's largest spirits, wine and beer company - made spirits history by entering into a strategic alliance with entertainment entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs, in which Mr. Combs and Combs Enterprises assumed the lead on all brand management activities for CIROC. The makers of CIROC Vodka launched flavors – CIROC RED BERRY and CIROC COCONUT - in February 2010 and CIROC PEACH in November 2011. In July 2013, the brand introduced CIROC AMARETTO. The brand received a 2013 Beverage Industry News Award of Excellence, was named 2011 Spirits Brand of the Year by Market Watch, and earned a double gold medal from the San Francisco World Spirits Competition in 2010. © 2013 Imported from France by Diageo, Norwalk, CT. Celebrate Life Responsibly.
About GALLO FAMILY VINEYARDS
Gallo Family Vineyards has been family owned and operated for 80 years, and the Gallo Family stands behind the quality of every bottle with our Best Taste Promise. Our family of wines (suggested retail price of $4.99 for 750-ml bottles, $8.99 for 1.5-liter bottles, $5.99 for 187-mL four-pack) includes sixteen fruit forward, approachable styles at an affordable price: Moscato, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pink Moscato, Red Moscato, White Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, White Merlot, Sweet Red, Hearty Burgundy, Sweet Chardonnay, Cafe Zinfandel, and Sangria. For more information visit www.gallofamily.com or find us on Facebook.
About BROWNIE BRITTLE
Brownie Brittle, LLC, a woman-run company in West Palm Beach, FL, has been baking and selling innovative brownie products to restaurants, club stores and world-class theme parks since 1992. Brownie Brittle, the company's flagship product, is a 12-month shelf-stable retail snack made in America and available in Chocolate Chip, Toffee Crunch, Mint Chocolate Chip, and Salted Caramel. Sheila G's Brownie Brittle snacks launched on store shelves in April of 2011 and is now available in tens of thousands of stores in the US, Canada, Mexico, Australia, Korea and the Caribbean. More information is available online at www.browniebrittle.com, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and at 1-800-BROWNIE.
About MONTAGE BEVERLY HILLS
Located in the vibrant epicenter of Los Angeles, Montage Beverly Hills is ideally situated for shopping and dining among Rodeo Drive's storied collection of shops, restaurants and galleries. The hotel features 201 well-appointed guestrooms, including 55 suites as well as 20 private Residences. Spa Montage features 20,000 square feet of private relaxation lounges, a co-ed mineral pool and 17tranquil treatment rooms and is home to the flagship full-service Kim Vo Salon. Italian cuisine is impeccably served at celebrity Chef Scott Conant's culinary gem, Scarpetta. Tucked discreetly above Scarpetta, £10 welcomes true connoisseurs to the lounge specializing in the world's most precious whisky, The Macallan Single Malt. With our commitment to sustainability, Montage Beverly Hills was the first hotel and Residences to receive Gold LEED certification in Southern California. For information and reservations, please contact Montage Beverly Hills at (310) 860-7800 or visit www.montagebeverlyhills.com.