The 38th Annual Gracie Awards to be Available Nationally on Ovation VOD

McLean, VA (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce Ovation as the official media partner of the 38th Annual Gracie Awards, taking place on May 21, 2013, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Gracie Awards (also known as the Gracies) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs. Ovation will make the Gracie Awards Gala available to its 22 million VOD subscribers and online at in July.

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is excited to continue our partnership with Ovation for a second year and the opportunity for a national audience to watch the Gracie Awards, said AWMF President Erin M. Fuller. Ovations commitment to showcasing all forms of artistic expression aligns perfectly the Gracies celebration of the best media by, for and about women.

Ovations focus, across our platforms, is the celebration of art everywhere, said Robert Weiss, Chief Creative Officer, Ovation. The Gracie Awards are in sync with this focus, as they also celebrate the artistic excellence of women in all forms of media. We are pleased to support the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and to be able to provide a platform through which viewers can appreciate the many accomplishments of the Gracie Awards honorees.

Hosted by One Upon a Times Lana Parrilla, confirmed presenters and acceptors attending the Gracies include: ABC How to Live with your Parents Sarah Chalke; Oscar and Grammy Award-Winner Melissa Etheridge who will also perform; Tony Award-Winner from ABC Familys Bunheads Sutton Foster; ABC Family Pretty Little Liars Lucy Hale and Ian Harding; TNT Rizzoli & Isles Angie Harmon; Legendary Entertainment Journalist Mary Hart; NPR Correspondent Ina Jaffe; Director and Producer Rory Kennedy; NBC The Offices Angela Kinsey; Food Networks Sandra Lee; Extras Maria Menounos; NBC Parks and Recreations Amy Poehler; ABC News Reporter Martha Raddatz; Style Networks Giuliana and Bill Rancic; Access Hollywood and BET Networks Shaun Robinson; ESPNs Hannah Storm; TNT Dallas Brenda Strong; Oscar-Nominee from ReelzChannel Bomb Girls Meg Tilly; NBC News Anchor Brian Williams; Bloombergs Jane Williams; ABC Greys Anatomys Chandra Wilsonand many more.

The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honors programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Automotive Sponsor: Ford Motor Company; Hair Care Sponsor: Sexy Hair; Media Sponsor: Ovation; Publication Sponsors: Broadcasting & Cable and Radio Ink; Table Sponsors: A+E Networks/Lifetime, Al Jazeera Media Network, Arbitron Inc., Charlie and Moll Anderson Family Foundation, CNN, Crown Media Family Networks, Disney|ABC Television Group & ESPN, JSW Productions, Katz Media Group, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NBC News, OWN/Harpo, REELZCHANNEL, Style Network and Universal Television.

For more information about the 2013 Gracies, please visit For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.

CREDENTIALED PRESS: For press information in regard to covering the red carpet and the event, please contact ESP Public Relations at 310-827-9727.

About Ovation: Ovation is Americas only Arts Network, whose mission is to connect the world to all forms of art and artistic expression. Ovation programming is one-of-a-kind mix of original and selectively curated series, films, documentaries and specials. The network reaches a national audience of nearly 50 million homes and is available on national cable systems, as well as nationally on DIRECTV, Dish, Verizon FiOS and AT&T U-Verse. Ovation is also available on VOD (in both standard and high definition). Ovation’s diversified viewer experiences extend across its linear network, the popular, and active social presence on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and more. See the Ovation Facebook page for the latest information and conversations happening across the Ovation brand and the arts:

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community whether type of media, job or global location that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America

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