In 1993, when Women's Image Network launched its first WIN Awards show we did not imagine this show would grow to today's current size. We're so pleased men and women collaborate to create more and more powerful and dimensional female media images.
Originally we honored invited deserving individuals who supported women in the film business. Today we celebrate and promote work created by men and women that is submitted to be judged in 15 film and teleivision categories by the WIN jury members.
WIN held its first awards ceremony honoring Tichi Wilkerson Kassel with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Tichi was the first female publisher of The Hollywood Reporter and co-founder of Women In Film. Her friend Charles Champlin (a former Los Angeles Times arts editor and film critic) presented her award.
Legendary film producer Laura Ziskin, (Spider-Man) (who also founded Stand Up to Cancer before she succumbed to the disease at age 61), was honored that same year. Laura's former boss, producer Jon Peters presented her with our inaugural
Woman of The Year tribute.
WIN Symposium and Awards Ceremony Set
The Women's Image Network (WIN), a nonprofit organization promoting positive and realistic portrayals of women in the entertainment medium, will honor former Hollywood Reporter publisher Tichi Wilkerson Kassel and producer Laura Ziskin
at an awards ceremony and symposium to be held from
noon to 3 p.m. on Saturday at the Bel Age Hotel in West Hollywood.
The symposium will address the topic "Recasting Women: Seeking Solutions to the Current One-Dimensional Representation of Women in Films and Television."Former Times arts editor and film critic Charles Champlin will present the award to Kassel, and producer Jon Peters will present Ziskin with her award.
INAUGURAL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT RECIPIENT
Tichi Wilkerson Kassel was our first WIN honoree and distinguished herself with continued devotion and service to the entertainment industry.f
Tichi founded Women In Film and as industry feminist pioneer she served as publisher emeritus of The Hollywood Reporter.
Tichi also founded The World Film Institute, formerlyThe Hollywood Reporter Industries Foundation.
On founding Women In Film, Tichi’s goal was to aid women in the entertainment business by increasing their visibility, helping them to network with their peers, and unifying professional women in the industry. Benefits from her original concept are still enjoyed today by tens of thousands of creative women.