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HFPA 2014 GRANTS DINNER : Wiles Magazine

HFPA 2014 GRANTS DINNER

HOLLYWOOD FOREIGN PRESS ASSOCIATION

DONATES $1.9 MILLION AT 2014 GRANTS DINNER

 Financial Grants Given to Entertainment-Related Charities, Foundations and Scholarship Programs

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) celebrated its Grants Banquet on August 14 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The star-studded dinner presented $1.9 million in financial grants to film schools and non-profit organizations.

Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $20 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs.

Sofia Vergara arrives at a banquet hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, August 11, 2014.

HFPA president, Theo Kingma, started the night welcoming friends and guests to its dinner, followed by a heartfelt tribute to two industry trailblazers, Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams. Rather than taking a moment of silence, the room embraced their spirit with a round of applause, celebrating their life and achievements.

“Ms. Lauren Bacall – a true legend representing the Golden Age of Hollywood – an icon of the silver screen for more than seventy years. Her work shall forever live on, in many cases due to those organizations we will be honoring this evening and specialize in film preservation.” Kingma continues, “And of course, Robin Williams, a man, whose extraordinary comedic talents brought so much joy and laughter. He once explained why he liked meeting with our membership, saying, when the HFPA enjoys your film they’ll tell you they like your movie. If they don’t like your film, well, they just ask, “So how are the kids?” In light of tonight’s theme of philanthropy, we especially thank him for using his joyful talent, not just as an actor but also as a tool to help those in need through such charities as comic relief.”

 

Channing Tatum and Kristen Bell at a banquet hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, August 11, 2014.

Kingma went on by announcing the 2014 grant recipients.  Actress Sophia Vergara kicked off the presentation accepting (Lollipop Theatre & The Pablove Foundation), Channing Tatum (Film Aid), Andy Samberg (Sundance), Chris Evans (American Cinematheque), Franka Potente and Patricia Arquette (Inner-City Arts and Ghetto Film School), Kerry Washington (GlobalGirl Media), Morgan Freeman (The Film Foundation), and Jason Segel and Anne Heche (Outfest), Hailee Steinfeld and Abigail Spencer (CalArts, NYU and Columbia), Gina Rodriguez and Michael Pena (Latin American Cinemateca), Eddie Redmayne and Robert Pattinson (American Film Institute), Elle Fanning and Logan Lerman (University Grants), Nick Jonas and Jenny Slate (Young Musicians and Special Projects), Rose McGowan (Film Noir), James Marsden and Jessica Parker Kennedy(Toronto International Film Festival) and Minnie Driver (Screen Actors Guild and Independent Filmmaker Project).

 

Kristen Bell and Kerry Washington attend a banquet hosted by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, August 11, 2014.

During the dinner, Kristen Bell surprised guests with a performance of “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” from the revered animated feature film Frozen. Kingma then informed the audience that starting with next year’s grants and scholarship cycle, dick clark productions has generously agreed to provide $7.5 million in matching funds towards the charities supported by the HFPA trust. He went on by acknowledging the tremendous work the HFPA has done through the generous donations of more than 20 million dollars over the past 20 years.

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 HFPA 2014 GRANTS:

HIGHER EDUCATION FELLOWSHIPS & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT

  • California Institute for the Arts (CalArts) – $60,000
  • Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation – $10,000
  • Cal State Long Beach – $50,000
  • Cal State Los Angeles – $50,000
  • Cal State Northridge – $50,000
  • Columbia University – $50,000
  • Los Angeles City College – $25,000
  • Mt. San Antonio College Foundation – $5,000
  • New York University – $40,000
  • University of California, Los Angeles – $110,000

 

HFPA SCHOLARSHIP/FELLOWSHIP ENDOWMENTS

  • American Film Institute – $20,000
  • CalArts – $12,500
  • Cal State Fullerton – $5,000
  • Cal State Long Beach – $5,000
  • Cal State Los Angeles – $2,650
  • Cal State Northridge – $5,000
  • Columbia University – $20,000
  • Los Angeles City College – $6,000
  • Loyola Marymount – $20,000
  • Mt. San Antonio College Foundation – $5,000
  • New York University – $20,000
  • UCLA – $20,000
  • University of North Carolina – $5,000
  • University of Southern California            – $20,000

 

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & MENTORING

  • Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment – $11,000
  • Film Independent, Project: Involve – $35,000
  • Independent Filmmaker Project (Brooklyn, NY) – $15,000
  • International Documentary Association – $10,000
  • New Filmmakers Los Angeles – $5,000
  • Screen Actors Guild Foundation – $10,000
  • Streetlights – $10,000
  • Sundance Institute – $100,000
  • Toronto International Film Festival – $15,000

 

PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & EDUCATION

  • California State Summer School Arts Foundation – $20,000
  • Echo Park Film Center – $5,000
  • Ghetto Film School – $25,000
  • GlobalGirl Media – $5,000
  • Inner-City Arts (Downtown LA) – $25,000
  • Inner City Filmmakers (Santa Monica) – $30,000
  • Los Angeles County High School for the Arts – $20,000
  • Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles (Music Center) – $5,000

 

PRESERVE THE CULTURE & HISTORY OF FILM

  • The Film Foundation, Inc./UCLA Film & Television Archive – $350,000
  • Film Noir – $25,000
  • Los Angeles Conservancy – $35,000
  • Outfest (UCLA LGBT project) – $30,000

 

PROMOTE CULTURAL EXCHANGE THROUGH FILM

  • American Film Institute – $30,000
  • American Cinematheque – $40,000
  • FilmAid International – $50,000
  • Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles – $10,000
  • Los Angeles County Museum of Art – $75,000
  • University of California, Berkeley Film Archive – $15,000

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS

  • Ensemble Studio Theatre – $15,000
  • Gingold Theatre Group/Shaw Festival – $5,000
  • Lollipop Theater Network – $20,000
  • Pablove Foundation – $7,500
  • Young Musicians Foundation – $10,000
  • Young Storytellers Foundation – $7,500
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