The actress will receive the annual award on October 30 in a presentation that will take place at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza. Witherspoon is the 29th annual recipient and joins a long list of honorees that include Eddie Murphy (1986), Robin Williams (1988), Jodie Foster (1999), Robert Downey Jr. (2011) and Matthew McConaughey (2014), according to a press release from the organization.
“Reese Witherspoon’s career is a perfect example of an actress flourishing in today’s world,” American Cinematheque chairman Rick Nicita said a statement. “She has refused to be limited to only certain types of roles and has continued to impress with her varied choices, ranging from smaller roles in dramas such as Mud to a tour-de-force, Oscar-nominated performance last year in Wild. She is an active and successful movie producer who is moving her career forward both behind and in front of the camera. The most appropriate role for Reese Witherspoon today is role model.”
The American Cinematheque Award is typically awarded to an “extraordinary filmmaker in the entertainment industry, who is fully engaged in his or her work and is committed to making a significant contribution to the art of the motion picture” and the ceremony is one of the organization’s biggest fundrasiers.
(Video) “Old/New” Interview on Hot Pursuit
The brazilian site, AdoroCinema, interviewed Reese and Sofia at Hot Pursuit Premiere in Los Angeles and the video was published yesterday on their site. It’s very short but great as usual.
(Photos) “Hot Pursuit” Premiere and Photocall in Mexico City
After a few days having trouble accessing the site, I finally could! I apologize for the delay on the news but now the problems have been resolved. But let’s get to the news. Reese and Sofia attended the Hot Pursuit Premiere in Mexico City on June 23 and the next day at the Photocall. Thanks to Gabby, you can check out the pictures in our gallery.
(Photos) Wallmart Shareholders Meeting
Reese hosted the Annual Walmart Shareholders Meeting on friday. She brought back her famous bend and snap move from her film Legally Blonde while on stage, playfully teaching the audience about about a new “Bend, Snap and Stock” technique to restock shelves.
It was difficult to find the pictures but now you can see the fan pictures in our Twitter and the official photos in our gallery by clicking on the thumbnails below.
We expect to add more photos from the event soon.. If you missed something, you can watch the full meeting at Wallmart official website by clicking here.
(Photos) 7th Annual Produced by Conference
Reese Witherspoon and Bruna Papandraea attended the 2015 Produced By Conference in Los Angeles. A signature event of the Producers Guild of America, the two-day program on the Paramount Pictures lot drew Witherspoon and partner Bruna Papandraea, who discussed their young company Pacific Standard’s big successes in Gone Girl and Wild. But naturally moderator and producer Will Packer brought up the gender equality issues plaguing the entertainment industry.
Reese used the Academy Award nominated Wild as an example of what financiers and industry colleagues thought was “a movie about a girl hiking. It’s actually about a human being. It’s a about a human being dealing with grief and loss.”
Reese star and Papandrea also underscored their commitment to finding more opportunities for women in front of and behind the camera. Witherspoon said she struggled to find female or non-white staff in entry level jobs on movie sets, which she believes is crucial in resume building.
“I feel like it starts very young. Women who are writers and women who are directors are not getting those critical internships when you are 18, 19, 20, 21. I mean… just looking around, I’m standing on set looking for the female interns, Latin American interns,” said Witherspoon.
“When we were doing ‘Hot Pursuit’ we had these Latin American writers. I mean, it was so hard to find a Latin American comedy writer. I’m calling everybody who runs a TV show. We need to develop the talent when they are 18, 19 years old and that responsibility is on us, our companies, other people in this audience that own companies. Let’s find these young women. The best way to learn how to make a movie or a television show is to be standing on set.”