Uptown Magazine To Honor Lee Daniels At Annual Pre-Oscar Gala in West Hollywood

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Uptown Magazine will host dinner and reception to honor award-winning writer, producer and director Lee Daniels, Thursday, February 19

Lee Daniels’ ability to colorfully tell raw and bold stories is a testament to his talent and truth. We are excited to honor him for his body of work.

Uptown Ventures Group, the parent company of Uptown Magazine, has announced today that it will be honoring acclaimed film and television director, writer, and producer Lee Daniels at the 2015 Annual Uptown Pre-Oscar Gala presented by Lexus.

The gala will takes placed today, Thursday, February 19 at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood, Calif. The evening will celebrate Daniels and his extraordinary work -- including his critically acclaimed films The Butler, Monsters Ball, and Precious, as well as his most recent efforts with Fox’s new drama "Empire", among many others.

The exclusive invitation-only event will bring together industry executives and celebrities for an intimate dinner and toast followed by a private reception for additional guests afterwards. Past honorees have included Malcolm D. Lee, Will Packer, Salim Akil, Ava Duvernay, as well as Reggie and Warrington Hudlin.

“Lee Daniels’ ability to colorfully tell raw and bold stories is a testament to his talent and truth. We are excited to honor him for his body of work,” said Len Burnett, Co-CEO and Chief Revenue Officer.

The 2015 Lexus NX 200t F SPORT compact luxury utility vehicle will also be on display at the Gala. The NX goes beyond the utility of a typical SUV with a blend of high function and stylish form.

“Award season is all about style and substance,” said Stacy Henderson, Lexus advertising planner. “This event brings the community together for a pre-red carpet celebration. The Uptown Gala and the NX enhance a special experience by delivering glamour and relevance.”

About Uptown Magazine
Founded in 2004, UPTOWN is the only luxury lifestyle brand that targets the Affluent African American (AAA) Market. UPTOWN Magazine affords luxury purveyors the broadest access to this highly sought-after male and female demographic. Uptown Media Group, LLC offers both traditional and innovative strategies across multiple platforms including UPTOWN Magazine (published bi-monthly nationally with regional editions in New York, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Charlotte and Detroit, Uptownmagazine.com, the interactive website, signature events and newly launched digital channel Uptown Unplugged.

About Lee Daniels
Lee Daniels is an Academy Award® nominated filmmaker whose work is trademarked by authenticity and candor, providing audiences with a unique and refreshing experience and character insight with each of his projects. His most recent critically acclaimed box office smash Lee Daniels’ The Butler, held the number one box office spot for three consecutive weeks, and has to date grossed over $113 million worldwide. Daniels’ production company, Lee Daniels Entertainment, made its feature film debut with Monster’s Ball, making Daniels the sole African-American producer of an Oscar®-winning and Oscar®-nominated film. Daniels also produced The Woodsman, The Paperboy, Shadowboxer, Tennessee and the Academy Award winning film Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire. Most recently, Daniels produced the hit TV series Empire for FOX. In 2015, he will begin shooting The Untitled Richard Pryor Biopic.

About Lexus
Lexus launched in 1989 with two luxury sedans and a commitment to pursue perfection. Since that time, Lexus has expanded its line-up to meet the needs of global luxury customers. Lexus is now going beyond its reputation for high quality vehicles with the integration of innovative technology, emotional exterior and interior designs, and engaging driving dynamics and performance. With six models incorporating Lexus Hybrid Drive, Lexus is the luxury hybrid leader. Lexus also offers eight F SPORT models and one F performance model. In the United States, Lexus vehicles are sold through 235 dealers who are committed to exemplary customer service.

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