WIN Honors Elizabeth Guider, Editor The Hollywood Reporter November 17, 2009 (Los Angeles) Women's Image Network is thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Guider, Editor in Chief, The Hollywood Reporter will receive its Woman of The Year tribute at The WIN Awards on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at AFI, Mark Goodson Theater where Ms. Guider will join dozens of film, television and video game artists whose work competes in several categories.
Since 1993, the non-profit corporation Women's Image Network has produced The WIN Awards to honor outstanding individuals in politics, business, music and the media who promote gender parity through their creativity and leadership.
Women's Image Network, (WIN), produces The WIN Awards to thank those who advance opportunities for women by creating dimensional female media images.
While The WIN Awards began in 1993 to present awards to outstanding film and television individuals they awards have grown into a juried awards show in which networks and studios submit work on a competition basis.
Woman of The Year Honoree: Elizabeth Guider
Elizabeth Guider joined the Hollywood Reporter in August 2007 as Editor in Chief and since then the paper has launched an East Coast edition, revamped its Web site, introduced a number of blogs, undertaken a complete print redesign, and enhanced its event franchises, including its Women in Entertainment power list and annual breakfast awards ceremony.
Ms. Guider writes a column for The Hollywood Reporter, travels extensively for the paper, assists on various panels and at industry functions, and belongs to various professional organizations including the board of the Peabody’s and BAFTA.
In doing so she has also built on and advanced the mission of Women’s Image Network by providing leadership opportunities for women at the paper.
Before joining The Reporter, Elizabeth spent 15 years with Variety and worked as a reporter and an editor in Paris, Rome and London as well as in New York and Los Angeles. Ms. Guider was born and raised in the South, went to college in Atlanta and New York City, and holds a Ph.D. in Renaissance studies from New York University.
While working as a freelance journalist in Europe in the '80s, Elizabeth began contributing stories on politics and media topics and eventually covered the film and TV business fulltime for Variety in London from 1986 to 1990, writing reviews and analysis from festivals and markets, reporting on the rise of commercial broadcasting across Europe and the media policies of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Also while in Europe, Ms. Guider became actively involved in the women’s movement, helping to set up a center for battered women in Rome and participating in the self-help health movement in Italy and France.
Receiving this tribute places Ms. Guider in excellent company as previous WIN Award Honorees are: Tichi Wilkerson, Lily Tomlin, Laura Ziskin, Cloris Leachman, Lauren Bacall, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Lauren Shuler Donner, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Ladd, Catherine Hardwicke and Gurinder Chadha.
The WIN AWARDS 2009 Tuesday, December 1st 7PM Cocktails, 8PM Awards Ceremony AMERICAN FILM INSTITUTE MARK GOODSON THEATRE 2021 N. Western Avenue LA CA 90027.
The same evening WIN honors Elizabeth Guider she will join excellent company as she will be joined by The WIN Awards nominated writers, directors, producers and actors.
Comic Judy Tenuta will add her unique and spicy brand of fun as Host of The WIN Awards 2009.
Film & Television Nominees 2009:
Outstanding Mini-Series / Made for Television Movie
Grey Gardens (HBO)
Coco Chanel (LIFETIME)
The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler (CBS)
Prayers for Bobby (Lifetime)
Little Dorritt (PBS)
Outstanding Actress Mini-Series / Made for Television Movie Marcia Gay Harden, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Shirley MacLaine, Coco Chanel
Shohreh Aghdashloo, House of Saddam
Jessica Lange, Grey Gardens
Uma Thurman, My Zinc Bed
Film Or Show Directed By A Woman
Anne Fletcher, The Proposal
Mira Nair, Amelia
Nora Ephron, Julie & Julia
Amy Schatz, Hard Times For An American Girl: The Great Depression
Drew Barrymore, Whip It
Outstanding Documentary Film
They Killed Sister Dorothy (HBO)
Kick Like A Girl (HBO)
The Black List: Volume 2(HBO)
The Queen And I (HBO)
Outstanding Reality Series
Keeping Up With The Kardshians (E!)
Project Runway (Bravo)
Clean House: Search For The Messiest Home In The Country (Style) Ruby (Episode 101) (Style) Chelsea Lately (E!)
Outstanding Drama Series
In Treatment “Mia, Week Two” (HBO)
Damages “Season 2” (FX)
No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency “Pilot” (HBO)
Medium “Then...and Again” (CBS/NBC)
Outstanding Actress Drama Series
Patricia Arquette Medium “Then...and Again”
Glenn Close, Damages “Season 2”
Hope Davis, In Treatment “Mia, Week 2”
Jill Scott, No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency
Outstanding Video Games
ROCK BAND: MTV Games
WII FIT: Nintendo
ASSASSIN'S CREED: Ubisoft Entertainment
THE SIMS 3: Electronic Arts
Outstanding Feature Film
Amelia (Fox Searchlight)
The Proposal (Touchstone Studios)
Whip It (Fox Searchlight)
Julie & Julia (Columbia Pictures)
Outstanding Actress Feature Film
Ellen Page, Whip It
Meryl Streep, Julie &Julia
Drew Barrymore, Whip It
Sandra Bullock, The Proposal
Hilary Swank, Amelia
The WIN AWARDS Tuesday, December 1st 7PM Cocktails, 8PM Awards Ceremony The American Film Institute, Mark Goodson Theatre 2021 N. Western Avenue. LA 90027.
Since 1993, Women's Image Network, (WIN), a 501c3, non-profit charity has produced The WIN Awards to thank film and television producers, writers, directors, actors and executives, who create dimensional female media images and thereby promote economic and social parity.
In addition to producing The WIN Film Festival and The WIN Awards show WIN also has created the ABC Primetime Special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES.
Find additional information at http://www.thewinawards.com .
For the complete history of WIN see www.thewinawards.com .
For more information contact Joy Tuttle at 310-229-5365 or email