POWER UP Announces 10 Amazing Gay Women & Men in Showbiz for 2012

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The award recognizes Amazing Gay Women and Men who are working, creating and changing lives as they continue their way up the ladder of success. The recipients receive their award at POWER UP's 12th Annual Power Premiere Celebrity Gala on November 4, 2012 in Hollywood, California.

POWER UP announces The 12th Annual “Amazing Gay Women in Showbiz” and the fourth annual “Amazing Gay Men in Showbiz” Awards. “We are extremely proud of POWER UP’s many accomplishments and feel that including the Amazing Gay list allows us to recognize many more women and men in our community,” stated Lisa Thrasher, president of Film Production & Distribution.

“I was lucky to be a participant in the POWER UP short film program, ultimately getting to go to Sundance with the film we made. I know first-hand the importance of the work that they do - not just to the filmmakers, but to the community as a whole. I could not be more honored that they feel my contributions are worth recognizing!”
--Christopher Racster, Producer

“My goal as an artist is to inspire people to live their truth, so it is amazing to be honored by POWER UP for living mine. Thank you!”
--Sophie B. Hawkins, Artist, Singer, Songwriter

The 2012 POWER UP Amazing Gay Women & Men in Showbiz

Michele Abbott - Co-Creator of The L Word, Commercial Producer
Kacy Boccamini - on the Real L Word, Director Sony Pictures Home Ent. Digital Client Operations
Miriam Cutler - Emmy nominated Composer
Sheila Di Marco - Owner, Commercial Talent Agency
Sophie B Hawkins - Artist, Grammy nominated Singer/Songwriter
Tristan Higgins - Director of Legal at Sony Electronics
Aynee Osborn - Sound Supervisor,
Lynn McCracken - Director, 8 Simple Rules, Hope and Faith
Lucy Mukerjee - Vice President of Production and Development at After Dark Films
Coley Sohn - Director , Sassy Pants with theatrical released in November 2012

Howard Cohen - Co-President Roadside Attractions
Eric d'Arbeloff - Co-President Roadside Attractions
Jim Dobson - Publicist, President, INDIE PR
Gary Goldstein - Writer, Co-Chair WGA’s Gay & Lesbian Writers Committee
Greg Hernandez - Editor in Chief Greg In Hollywood, former staff writer LA Times, THR
Dan Ireland - Producer, Director, Jolene, The Whole Wide World
Larry Kennar – Producer, 50 First Dates, Barbershop
Jamie Mandelbaum - Lawyer, Jackoway, Tyerman, Wertheimer, Austen, Mandelbaum, Morris and Klein
Christopher Racster - Producer, Director of Individual Giving for Outfest
Guy Shalem - Emmy nominated Writer, Director, Love Spring International

Past Awardees include:
Lance Bass, Dan Bucatinsky, Barbara Gaines, Gus Van Sant, Howard Rosenman, Cherien Dabis, Paris Barclay, Jamie Babbit, Wendy Battles, Ilene Chaiken, Jane Lynch, Cherry Jones, Rose Troche, and Guinevere Turner.

POWER UP, is the only 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Film Production Company & Educational Organization that develops, finances, produces and distributes GLBTQ films; conducts tremendously successful educational programs through our hands-on filmmaking mentorships, classes, workshops and seminars; and unifies and validates GLBTQ persons all around the world via our films.

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