Rumer Willis Selected As 2008 Miss Golden Globe At 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards to be Telecast Live on NBC on Jan. 13 Rumer is Daughter of Demi Moore and Bruce Willis
HOLLYWOOD, CA, November 14, 2007 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association today announced Rumer Willis as its selection as Miss Golden Globe for "The 65th Annual Golden Globe Awards" to be telecast live on NBC on Sunday, January 13, 2008. HFPA President Jorge Camara made the announcement at a morning press conference. Traditionally, Miss Golden Globe, who assists in the Golden Globes ceremony, is the daughter of a well-known celebrity.
Rumer, age 19, is the daughter of two-time Golden Globe nominee Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, who received four Golden Globe nominations and a Golden Globe as Best Actor in a Television Series (Comedy or Musical) for "Moonlighting."
"We are delighted to have Rumer Willis join us to celebrate ‘The 65 th Annual Golden Globe Awards,’" said Camara at the announcement. "Since both of her parents have enjoyed successful entertainment careers in the acting profession, she is doubly qualified to serve as Miss Golden Globe."
Rumer Glenn Willis was born August 16 th, 1988 and currently resides in Southern California. She was named after British novelist Rumer Godden. She made her film debut at the age of five in the movie "Now and Then." She continued acting alongside her parents in such films as "Striptease," "The Whole Nine Yards" and "Hostage". After graduating high school, she attended USC for a few semesters, until she decided to pursue acting full time. Since spreading her acting wings, Rumer has completed two films to be released in 2008. She most recently wrapped "I Know What Boys Like" opposite Anna Faris and Collin Hanks at Sony and the independent "From Within" directed by Phedon Papamichael, starring Adam Goldberg and Thomas Dekker.
Previous Miss Golden Globe honorees include Lorraine Nicholson (daughter of Jack Nicholson and Rebecca Broussard), Laura Dern (daughter of Diane Ladd and Bruce Dern), Joely Fisher (daughter of Connie Stevens and Eddie Fisher), and Melanie Griffith (daughter of Tippi Hedren).
Nominations for "The 65 th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will be announced at 5:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 13. "The 65 th Annual Golden Globe Awards" will take place Sunday, January 13, 2008 at The Beverly Hilton with a live telecast airing on NBC at 8 PM (EST) and produced by Dick Clark Productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Jorge Camara is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Barry Adelman is executive producer. Chris Donovan is director. Al Schwartz is consulting producer. Ken Shapiro is producer. Ron Weed is consulting producer. Bob Bardo is executive in charge of production.
MISS AND/OR MR. GOLDEN GLOBE
1963 Eva Six (movies)
1964 Linda Evans
1971 Ann Archer
1972 Pamela Powell
1973 Kelley Miles
1974 Linda Meikle John
1975 Melanie Griffith
1976 Lisa Farringer
1977 Nicole Ericson
1978 Elizabeth Stack
1979 Stephanie Haymes
1980 Kim Karath
1981 Rosanne Katon
1982 Laura Dern
1983 Lori Leonelli & Rhonda Shear
1984 Anita Finch
1985 Lisabeth Shatner
1986 Calista Carradine
1987 Candace Savalas
1988 Gigi Garner
1989 Kyle Aletter
1990 Katharine Kramer
1991 Kaitlin Hopkins
1992 Joely Fisher
1993 Erin Hamilton
1994 Alex Martin
1995 John Clark Gable
1996 Jaime Nicole Dudney & Freddie Prinze Jr.
1997 Kehly Sloane
1998 Clementine Ford
1999 Tori Reid
2000 Liza Huber
2001 Katie Flynn
2002 Haley Giraldo
2003 Dominik Garcia-Lorido & A.J. Lamas
2004 Lily Costner
2005 Kathryn Eastwood
2006 Dakota Johnson
2007 Lorraine Nicholson
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For Immediate Release
HFPA Grants More Than $1,200,000 to 28 Film Schools and Non-Profit Organizations During Annual Installation Luncheon
Contact: Michael Russel
(310) 939-9024 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BEVERLY HILLS, CA, August 9, 2007 – The Hollywood Foreign Press Association presented $1,200,425 in financial grants to film schools and non-profit organizations at its annual Installation Luncheon honoring the organization’s 2007-2008 slate of officers today at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The amount is the largest tally ever distributed at the annual luncheon in the organization’s 65-year-history.
Celebrities attending the event to announce grants included Marc Anthony, Jamie Foxx, Jennifer Lopez, and Hilary Swank. Acceptance remarks on behalf of the grants were made by Josh Brolin (FilmAid International), Billy Bush (Lollipop Theatre Network), Kate del Castillo (Inner-City Arts), Sam Elliott (Los Angeles Conservancy), Peter Falk (Columbia University School of the Arts), Christine Lahti (Sundance Institute), Masi Oka (American Cinematheque), Tony Plana (National Association of Latino Independent Producers), Charlize Theron (The Film Foundation, Inc.) and Forest Whitaker (Film Independent, Inc.).
President Jorge Camara introduced the new officers Mike Goodridge, vice president; Serge Rakhlin, executive secretary; and Meher Tatna, treasurer. The new Board of Directors is comprised of Mahfouz Doss (Chairman), Armando Gallo, Anke Hofmann, Erkki Kanto, Paz Mata, and Frances Schoenberger (alternate).
“We’re delighted that so many celebrities and community leaders were able to be with us today for our annual installation luncheon to celebrate the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s donations to 28 outstanding film-related charities and educational institutions,” said Camara. “We are proud that this year’s annual grants exceed $1,200,000 and our total tally for grants given during the last 13 years is more than $7.7 million. We are thrilled that the success of the Golden Globes allows us to be so generous.”
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Higher Education Grants – HFPA Fellows and Scholarships Institutional Support
American Film Institute
$30,000 for HFPA Fellowships for second-year MFA students
California Institute of the Arts
$60,000 for eight scholarships for upperclassmen and graduate students
California State University, Long Beach; Dept. of Film and Electronic Arts
$30,000 for scholarships
California State University, Los Angeles
$30,000 for fellowships for directing students to complete their film/video projects and for showcase of projects.
$10,000 for digital video equipment
California State University, Northridge; Dept. of Cinema and Television Arts
$60,000 for fellowships for seniors for their final film project
$15,000 for equipment upgrades
$5,000 for showcase of projects
Columbia University School of the Arts
$50,000 for HFPA Fellowships for international MFA candidates.
New York University; Tisch School of the Arts
$20,000 to support third-year students to complete their thesis films.
North Carolina School of the Arts Foundation
$20,000 for HFPA Fellow Scholarships for undergraduate students
University of California, Los Angeles; School of theatre Film and Television
$50,000 for five directing student fellowships
$30,000 for presenting sponsorship at the 2008 Festival of New Creative Work –week long showcasing of student work
Pre-Professional Training and Education
California State Summer School Arts Foundation
$20,000 for scholarships for inner-city high school students with exceptional talent in the arts to attend InnerSpark, a summer arts training program
The Ghetto Film School, Inc.
$15,000 to provide training and experience for New York City-Bronx inner-city youth interested in pursuing careers in filmmaking
$20,000 to support the animation program for middle and high school inner-city youth
$20,000 to support inner-city youth by providing year-round sequential education, training and job placement for diverse, talented young artists interested in film industry careers
Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation
$20,425 to underwrite some of the TV/Film Program classes not funded by the State
Professional Training and Mentoring
Film Independent, Inc.
$30,000 to support Project:Involve: a mentoring, training, job placement and screening program for local underrepresented filmmakers
Independent Feature Project
$10,000 to provide national emerging filmmakers with quality works-in-progress professional mentorship and industry support at the end stages of production
National Association of Latino Independent Producers, Inc.
$20,000 to provide professional filmmaker mentors at the Latino Producers Academy- workshop and practicum sessions for emerging Latino/a filmmakers to support their film projects
$100,000 to continue support of the development and expansion of emerging international filmmakers participation in the Sundance Feature Film Program Screenwriting and Filmmaking Labs
Promote Cultural Exchange Through Film
$25,000 to support the HFPA Kakuma Peace and Reconciliation Series for Sudanese refugees in the Kakuma Refugee Camp in Kenya
$25,000 to support the Participatory Video Project for refugee youth in Kakuma Refugee Camp to learn filmmaking skills from scriptwriting through editing
Preserve the Culture and History of Motion Pictures
Funding Film Preservation and Archival Programs with National and International Significance
The Film Foundation, Inc.
$350,000 for restoration of specific films to be identified and approved by HFPA
$25,000 to expand the Outfest Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation
Ingmar Bergman Archive
$10,000 from President’s Discretionary Fund to convert the late filmmaker’s journals and archival documents into digital format.
Funding Major Film Retrospectives Showcasing Masterworks and Prominent Filmmakers of World Cinema to Advance Knowledge and Appreciation Among Diverse Audiences, primarily in Los Angeles
$40,000 for Golden Globe Foreign Language Film Nominees Series screening and discussion with directors
Los Angeles Conservancy
$30,000 to support the “Last Remaining Seats” series bringing together great films, classic movie houses and broad public audiences
Ensemble Studio Theatre – The LA Project
$10,000 to support emerging and established theatre artists and productions
$10,000 to provide micro-loans for support of the poverty alleviation program in Haiti
Lollipop Theatre Network
$5,000 to support a film screening series for pediatric patients in Southern California hospitals
Young Musicians Foundation
$5,000 to support the YMF Debut Orchestra
President’s Discretionary Fund
$20,000 for the President’s Discretionary Fund
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New members will be announced in May 2007.