2016 Outfest Legacy Awards – Jeffrey Tambor, Amy Landecker, Dax Shepard, Shay Mitchell to Present

outfest-logo2016Los Angeles, CA (October 19, 2016) – Outfest, the non-profit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen, announced today that Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent”), Amy Landecker (“Transparent”), Dax Shepard (“Parenthood”), Shay Mitchell (“Pretty Little Liars”), Teri Polo (“The Fosters”) and Sherri Saum (“The Fosters”) will be presenting Legacy Awards to Jill Soloway, Sean Hayes and Freeform, respectively. Singer Samuel Larsen (“Glee”) is set to perform.

The 2016 Legacy Awards will take place on Sunday, October 23 at performing arts venue Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles, with head chef Neal Fraser (Redbird). Merrill Lynch will return as the Presenting Sponsor.

Jill Soloway

Jill Soloway

As previously announced, Soloway will be honored with the Visionary Award, which recognizes artistic and creative contributions to the LGBT media visibility for a body of work that includes “Transparent.” Hayes is receiving the Trailblazer Award in recognition of his exemplary career as a stage, film, television, and recording artist and for his longtime, passionate support of the LGBT community. Freeform is receiving the Corporate Trailblazer Award in recognition of its groundbreaking programming for young adults — people in high school, college and the decade that follows — which includes such LGBT-friendly programs including “Pretty Little Liars,” “The Fosters,” and “Shadowhunters.”

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes

The Legacy Awards serves as a fundraiser to support the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project. Outfest and UCLA Film & Television Archive partnered in 2005 to create the Outfest UCLA Legacy Project, the only program in the world exclusively dedicated to saving and preserving LGBT moving images. The Legacy Project is aimed at the crisis in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender moving-image archiving. Many of the landmark LGBT films produced over the last 40-plus years are already in danger of fading away; their original exhibition prints are in tatters, and their negatives are in woeful storage conditions or even lost. For the last 11 years, the Legacy Project is proud to have collected more than 36,000 moving-image items and to have restored 24 historically important film and video projects.

Previous Legacy Award honorees include Tom Hanks (Philadelphia), Lisa Cholodenko (The Kids Are All Right), Armistead Maupin (“Tales of the City”), Hilary Swank (Boys Don’t Cry), Lee Daniels (“Empire”), Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Chicago) Adam Shankman (Hairspray), Roland Emmerich (Stonewall), Alan Poul (“The Newsroom”), Bruce Cohen (Silver Linings Playbook), and Paris Barclay (“Glee”).

The Legacy Awards are also sponsored by Brown-Forman, Delta Air Lines, Total Wine & More, and Variety. Tickets are on sale now at www.outfest.org. Tables and tribute ads are still available. For information about tables, contact 213-480-7011 or thelegacyawards@outfest.org. For sponsorship and tribute journal ads, please contact Amy Flower at amy@outfest.org or 213-480-7095.

To buy tickets, please visit: http://bit.ly/2cAMuOp

About Outfest
Founded by UCLA students in 1982, Outfest is the world’s leading organization that promotes equality by creating, sharing and protecting LGBT stories on the screen. Outfest builds community by connecting diverse populations to discover, discuss and celebrate stories of LGBT lives. Over the past three decades, Outfest has showcased thousands of films from around the world, educated and mentored hundreds of emerging filmmakers, and protected over 36,000 LGBT films and videos. The Outfest UCLA Legacy Project is only program in the world exclusively dedicated to protecting LGBT films for future generations.

About UCLA Film & Television Archive
UCLA Film & Television Archive is renowned globally for its pioneering efforts to rescue, preserve and showcase moving image media, and it is dedicated to ensuring that the collective visual memory of our time is explored and enjoyed for generations to come.  cinema.ucla.edu


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