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Hollywood's leading ladies are honored

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 00:55

June 13 - Female actresses and filmmakers are celebrated at the Women in Film fundraising gala in Beverly Hills. Alicia Powell reports.

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Hollywood shows the ladies some love. The women of "Mad Men" were among those honored at a gala fundraising dinner in support of "Women In Film". Show stars including Elizabeth Moss and January Jones, joined "Mad Men" writer/director Matthew Weiner on the red carpet prior to the group being presented with the Lucy Award. Director Sofia Coppola was presented with the Dorothy Arzner Directors Award, recognizing her contributions to cinema. On the red carpet she talked about the presence of women in the film industry. SOUNDBITE: Sofia Coppola, director, saying (English): "I think it is more the norm now. But, it is definitely much fewer than men. So it is always exciting when you see other women putting their points of view out and I am happy to be encouraged by this group." "Women in Film" is a non-profit group dedicated to helping women achieve their highest potential within the global entertainment, communication and media industries.

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Hollywood's leading ladies are honored

Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 00:55