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Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate our 25th Anniversary + Spotlight Awards Gala! The energy in the room was unbelievable as we spotlighted some incredible women (and one man, here's looking at you Ed Brando!).
The event was hosted by Tracey Bell and we can guarantee that no other event had appearances by Dolly, Cher, Celine, Liza, Marilyn, all on the same stage, on the same night.
High points include Liza Minelli getting the entire room on their feet to the sounds of 'New York, New York,' a video montage of Happy Birthday wishes to WIFTV, and a special impromptu performance by Anne Wheeler on stage hitting all the right notes on her blow-up saxophone, Bill Hurst dancing along while dressed as Sonny, and the Soska sister twisting it up on blow-up guitars.
Other memorable moments include the Soska sisters telling their parents that all those complaints about being "disturbing" as children, worked out, as well as Lori Triolo's touching speech about the nature of education and the important of art-- and much more!
Congratulations to all the amazing winners who have shared such inspiring stories and contributed so much to the art and craft of film + TV, as well as the community. (For more information about the winners click here.)
It was a great night that will go down in history. We did just turn 25, after all.
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