Delta Burke, Susanne Daniels, Mary Bennett & Debbie Allen to Be Honored at The American Women in Radio & Television 46th Annual Genii Awards On Friday, May 11th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Apr 11, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Women in Radio and Television

    LOS ANGELES, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California Chapter of
 American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) will honor actress, author and
 designer Delta Burke, television industry executive Susanne Daniels, radio
 executive Mary Bennett and actress/dancer Debbie Allen at the 46th Annual
 Genii Awards luncheon to be held on Friday, May 11, 2001 at the Beverly Hilton
 Hotel.
     This year's Genii Award for Television Performance will go to two-time
 Emmy Award-nominated actress Delta Burke, currently starring in the NBC
 comedy, "DAG."  Ms. Burke, best known for her role as "Suzanne Sugarbaker" on
 the hit show "Designing Women," has also been a memorable guest star recently
 on "Popular" and "Any Day Now," along with her big-screen appearance in "What
 Women Want."  Ms. Burke is also the founder of Delta Burke Design, an apparel
 company that caters to women sizes 14 and up.
     Susanne Daniels, Entertainment President of the WB Television Network,
 will receive the Genii Award for Television Production.  Ms. Daniels was the
 third person hired at the WB in 1994.  As the head of primetime series
 development, she helped launch the network in January of 1995.  Ms. Daniels
 has spent the past seven years introducing shows that define the WB as a hip
 destination for teenagers and Gen-Xers.
     The recipient of the Genii Award for Radio is Mary Bennett, Executive Vice
 President, National Marketing, Radio Advertising Bureau.  Ms. Bennett's
 broadcast career has spanned over a quarter of a century and in her current
 role has the unique opportunity to represent over 40 Radio formats.  She is
 dedicated to preaching the virtues of Radio advertising while serving as a
 resource to national advertisers and their agencies.
     AWRT will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to actress, director,
 producer, choreographer, singer, dancer and author Debbie Allen.  Ms. Allen
 received two Emmy's and one Golden Globe for her role as "Lydia Grant" on
 "Fame."  She then moved from acting to directing; first with the series
 "Fame," followed by "Family Ties," "Bronx Zoo" and "A Different World."
 Ms. Allen holds the distinction of having choreographed the Academy Awards for
 five consecutive years and has just opened her own Dance Academy in Los
 Angeles.
     American Women in Radio and Television is a non-profit, professional
 organization of women and men who work in the broadcast industry and its
 related fields.  AWRT is dedicated to elevating the status of the industry and
 women's roles within the industry.  Proceeds generated from this year's
 luncheon will go to AWRT's College Scholarship Fund, which enables students to
 make the transition from the classroom to the studio.
 
     For additional information on the 46th Annual Genii Awards Luncheon
 including sponsorships and tickets contact Michelle K. Imperial at
 310-979-7313.
 
 

SOURCE American Women in Radio and Television
    LOS ANGELES, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The Southern California Chapter of
 American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) will honor actress, author and
 designer Delta Burke, television industry executive Susanne Daniels, radio
 executive Mary Bennett and actress/dancer Debbie Allen at the 46th Annual
 Genii Awards luncheon to be held on Friday, May 11, 2001 at the Beverly Hilton
 Hotel.
     This year's Genii Award for Television Performance will go to two-time
 Emmy Award-nominated actress Delta Burke, currently starring in the NBC
 comedy, "DAG."  Ms. Burke, best known for her role as "Suzanne Sugarbaker" on
 the hit show "Designing Women," has also been a memorable guest star recently
 on "Popular" and "Any Day Now," along with her big-screen appearance in "What
 Women Want."  Ms. Burke is also the founder of Delta Burke Design, an apparel
 company that caters to women sizes 14 and up.
     Susanne Daniels, Entertainment President of the WB Television Network,
 will receive the Genii Award for Television Production.  Ms. Daniels was the
 third person hired at the WB in 1994.  As the head of primetime series
 development, she helped launch the network in January of 1995.  Ms. Daniels
 has spent the past seven years introducing shows that define the WB as a hip
 destination for teenagers and Gen-Xers.
     The recipient of the Genii Award for Radio is Mary Bennett, Executive Vice
 President, National Marketing, Radio Advertising Bureau.  Ms. Bennett's
 broadcast career has spanned over a quarter of a century and in her current
 role has the unique opportunity to represent over 40 Radio formats.  She is
 dedicated to preaching the virtues of Radio advertising while serving as a
 resource to national advertisers and their agencies.
     AWRT will present a Lifetime Achievement Award to actress, director,
 producer, choreographer, singer, dancer and author Debbie Allen.  Ms. Allen
 received two Emmy's and one Golden Globe for her role as "Lydia Grant" on
 "Fame."  She then moved from acting to directing; first with the series
 "Fame," followed by "Family Ties," "Bronx Zoo" and "A Different World."
 Ms. Allen holds the distinction of having choreographed the Academy Awards for
 five consecutive years and has just opened her own Dance Academy in Los
 Angeles.
     American Women in Radio and Television is a non-profit, professional
 organization of women and men who work in the broadcast industry and its
 related fields.  AWRT is dedicated to elevating the status of the industry and
 women's roles within the industry.  Proceeds generated from this year's
 luncheon will go to AWRT's College Scholarship Fund, which enables students to
 make the transition from the classroom to the studio.
 
     For additional information on the 46th Annual Genii Awards Luncheon
 including sponsorships and tickets contact Michelle K. Imperial at
 310-979-7313.
 
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