2022 LA Holiday Toast

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2022 LA Holiday Toast

Photo of Diane Warren by Nick Spanos

12-10-22 | 10:00 am 2:00 pm Television City, 7800 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036

The Women In Media Holiday Toast has become synonymous with inspiration, community, and kicking off the festive season. This year, we were at the iconic Television City Studios in Hollywood.  We recognized truly legendary women who are making a mark in the entertainment industry, paving the way for greater female participation above and below the line. 

Friends, members, and luminaries of the entertainment world joined us in honoring these exemplary women, as their colleagues shared stories of their professionalism, artistry, and craft.  We celebrated these phenomenal women as they shared their wisdom, leadership, and experience on a special panel.

Diane Warren performed a musical dedication to her fellow honorees with Sharon Farber and 11 year old powerhouse Eden Kontesz. Our Executive Director, Tema Staig received a certificate of recognition from newly re-elected Assembly member Wendy Carrillo.


Deborah L. Scott, Costume Designer – E.T., Back to the Future, Avatar: The Way of Water, Oscar-Winner for Titanic
Diane Warren, Songwriter – I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing, Un-Break My Heart, If You Asked Me Too, *Oscars Award Winner
Deborah M Pratt, Executive Producer/Writer/Director – Quantum Leap, The Net, Grey’s Anatomy
Becky Sullivan, Supervising Sound Editor – The Woman King, Always Be My Maybe, The Fast and The Furious
Michelle Crenshaw, Cinematographer/Camera Operator – The Watermelon Woman, Grey’s Anatomy, NYPD Blue


Kimberly Jimenez, Senior Vice President, Post Production Services at Sony Entertainment
Johnny Simmons, ASC Cinematographer – *2023 Emmy nomination – Family Reunion, iCarly, Nicky, Ricky, Dicky, and Dawn
Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Costume Designer – Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, Three Amigos!
Romell Foster-Owens, p.g.a., Producer/Director/Writer – President, Jowharah Films, The Three Muscatels, Home Sweet Home, The Lift
Sharon Farber, Composer/Music Arranger – Brainwashed: Sex, Camera, Power, * Grammy Winner – Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, VP – The Alliance For Women Film Composers

Photo gallery by Ashly Covington

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Television City

7800 Beverly Blvd, Studio 36
Los Angeles, California 90036 United States


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