Reminder: Bette Nominated For 2 WIN Awards For “ShowGirl”

The Women’s Image Network, WIN, collaborates with media makers and creates media messages that depict dimensional female media images so that women attain economic and social parity.

Women represent 53% of the world’s population and make 85% of the purchasing decisions, yet according to the UN Development Fund for Women, women perform 66% of work globally and produce a full half of food globally, but women earn 10% of what men earn and own 1% of global property.

Just nine women lead countries, of the 190 worldwide heads of state.

Women make up 13% of all worldwide Parliaments.

In the corporate world women measure 15% of all workers ranging from C-level jobs to corporate board members.

The Women’s Image Network fosters media messages that increase the value of women and girls.

The Huffington Post featured an article about The WIN Awards.

About Light Productions / Women’s Image NetworkThe WIN Awards

Women’s Image Network (WIN) produces The WIN Awards to shape positive public opinion about the value of women and girls by celebrating outstanding film and television that fosters powerful and dimensional female media images.

The WIN Awards celebrate both men and women in the media who promote gender parity through both their creativity and leadership. According to Stuart, “We produce The WIN Awards so women will achieve social and economic parity. If women and girls are portrayed well in the media, girls and women soon may be well-treated.


According to the Huffington Post, 86% of films have no female writers and 77% of critics are male. This makes the movie industry highly imbalanced.

Phyllis StuartAbout the Founder

In 1987 Actress Phyllis Stuart founded this New York charity, Light Productions, Inc., as a 501c3 non-profit corporation which creates projects to enliven and encourage the community into social action. Light Productions also produces events and media to support other charities and has raised funds for The Mary Magdalene Foundation, Women’s Care Cottage, The Mission, American Cancer Society and others whose efforts range from fighting homeless, rehabilitating prostitutes, curing HIV/AIDS and cancer to rescuing exotic captive animals.

Operating in California as (WIN) since 1993 under the WIN banner, Stuart and her team have produced dozens of live events, film festivals, awards shows, television shows and films, employing media advocacy to encourage television, film and advertising artists to create work that create dimensional female media portrayals. By gathering and supporting the entertainment industry and applauding films and television that “Foster A World Where Everyone WINSâ„¢” we aim to achieve social and economic parity.

An NYU Tisch School of the Arts gradate, Phyllis Stuart performs, creates, produces and directs in theatre, film and television. As a producer Stuart began at the top as Creator and Executive Producer of the ABC Primetime Special 50 YEARS OF FUNNY FEMALES with hosts John Ritter, Annie Potts, Debbie Allen and Paula Poundstone. Next Stuart produced and co-starred in two television pilots I SPA with Laraine Newmanand GET INTO MY SHORTS with Seinfeld star, Jason Alexander. She has directed and produced two feature documentary films: BECOMING BERT STERN about the seminal filmmaker and fashion photographer, I THINK I CANNES about the wild world of the Cannes Film Festival and the short film NO DESTINATION with John Savage. Stuart just wrappedJUNGLE RESCUE a new television pilot which saves captive, exotic animals which Stuart co-hosts (with Emmy winner, Keith David), directs and produces.

About The WIN Awards

Stuart has served as a WIN volunteer and LP Executive Director, to produce THE WIN AWARDS a unique ceremony in which the networks and studios participate to help WIN honor deserving entertainment industry professionals who create dimensional portrayals of women in film and television.

The WIN Awards honoree and recipient list includes: Senator Barbara Boxer, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin, Cloris Leachman, Helen Mirren, Lauren Bacall, Drew Barrymore, Jodie Foster, Jane Campion, Lynn Redgrave, Elizabeth Guider, Laura Ziskin, Lauren Shuler Donner, Tichi Wilkerson, Ralph Fiennes, Pierce Brosnan, Diane Ladd, Catherine Hardwicke and Gurinder Chadha among many more. Previous Event Chairs are Martha Luttrell, Susan Sarandon and Jane Fonda.

The WIN Award former hosts, presenters and participants include: Rachel Weisz, Katie Holmes, Seth Rogen, Jon Peters, Mary McDonnell, Frances Fisher, Harry Shearer, Sam Neill, Lili Fini Zanuck, Kathy Griffin, Sally Kirkland, (the late) David Brown and David O. Russell, among many others.

For WIN, Stuart also launched The WINFemme Film Festival which ran from 1999 to 2003. This femme-centric film festival promoted the careers of fellow male and female artists who create work featuring female protagonists OR who create films that were directed and/or produced by women.

Since 1993 our charity has leveled the playing field for women and girls by encouraging media artists to create dimensional female film and television images. To achieve equal rights and dignity for gender equality and women’s empowerment are fundamental to our global mission. Equality for women and girls is also an economic and social imperative, because until women and girls are liberated from poverty and injustice, peace, security, and sustainable development are in jeopardy.



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Nominees complete list

Made For TV Movie / Mini Series

Mildred Pierce (HBO) A Killer Films/ John Wells Production in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and HBO Miniseries; Directed by: Todd Haynes; Teleplay by: Todd Haynes, Jon Raymond; Based on the Novel by: James M. Cain; Executive Producers: John Wells, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Pamela Koffler; Co-Executive Producer: Ilene S. Landress

Too Big to Fail (HBO) A Spring Creek and A Deuce Three Productions in association with HBO Films; Directed by Curtis Hanson; Written by Peter Gould; Based on the Book written by: Andrew Ross Sorkin; Executive Producers: Paula Weinstein, Jeffrey Levine, Curtis Hanson; Co-Executive Producer: Carol Fenelon; Produced by: Ezra Swerdlow; Co-Producers: Peter Gould, Andrew Ross Sorkin

Downton Abbey (PBS / MASTERPIECE) Directed by: Brian Kelly, Written by: Julian Fellowes, Producers: Rebecca Eaton, Julian Fellowes, Gareth Neame, Liz Trubridge           

Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (Lifetime) Written by: Michael Bortman, Directed by: Gary Harvey, Producers: Anne Carlucci, Harvey Kahn, Damon Lee, David A. Rosemont


Actress Made For TV Movie / Mini Series

Kate Winslet Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Evan Rachel Wood Mildred Pierce (HBO)

Diane Lane Cinema Verite (HBO)

Taraji P. Henson Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (Lifetime)

Elizabeth McGovern Downton Abbey (PBS)


Film / Show Directed By a Woman

Bette Midler Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On (HBO) Encanto Enterprises and Funny Business in association with HBO Entertainment; Director: Bette Midler; Executive Producer: Bette Midler: Producers: Bette Midler, Seanne Farmer; Writers: Bette Midler, Eric Kornfeld, Bruce Vilanch (Additional Material); Original stage production conceived and directed by: Bette Midler

Vera Farmiga Higher Ground (Sony Pictures Classics) BCDF Pictures, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, The Group Entertainment (TGE) Production Company, Ruminant Films Written by: Tim Metcalfe, Carolyn S Briggs (Screenplay), (Carolyn S Briggs (Memoir: “This Dark World”), Director: Vera Farmiga, Producers: Carly Hugo, Claude Dal Farra, Matthew Parker, Renn Hawkey, Jon Rubinstein, Brice Dal Farra, Jonathan Burkhart, Lauren Munsch, Carolyn S Briggs

Liz Garbus Bobby Fischer Against The World (HBO) Moxie Firecracker, HBO Documentary Films and LM Media; Director: Liz Garbus Producers: Stanley Buchthal, Liz Garbus, Matthew Justus, Rory Kennedy; Executive Producers: Dan Cogan, Nick Fraser, Maja Hoffmann, Martin Pieper, Sheila Nevins (HBO); Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham (HBO); Co-Producers: Christoph Jorg, David Koh

Shari Springer Berman (Co-Director) Cinema Verite (HBO) A Pariah Production in association with HBO Films; Writer: David Seltzer; Directors: Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini; Executive Producers: Gavin Polone, Zanne Devine; Producer: Karen McCarthy

Laurie-Ann Gibson Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden (HBO) Mermaid Films in association with HBO Entertainment; Executive Producers: Lady Gaga, Troy Carter, Vincent Herbert, Jimmy Iovine, Mo Morrison; Co-Producer: Steven Johnson; Creative Producer: Nicole Ehrlich


Reality Series

Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? (WEtv)  Executive Producers: Charles Steenveld, Barry Poznick, John Stevens; Co-Executive Producers: Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers, Robert Caplain; Executive Producers (WE tv): Annabelle McDonald, John Miller

How Do I Look? (Style Network) Executive Producers: Riaz Patel; Taylor Hennessey; Renee Simon; Co-Executive Producer: Camilla Rahaman; Supervising Producers: David Price, David Garfield; Producers: Samantha Hackett; Ashley Loewen; Coordinating Producers: Sal Ruggiero; Associate Producer, Andrew Hunter

Project Runway (Lifetime) Harvey Weinstein, Bob Weinstein, Meryl Poster, Jonathan Murray, Sara Rea, Heidi Klum, Jane Cutler, Desiree Gruber, Rob Sharenow, Gena McCarthy, David Hillman, Barbara Schneeweiss, Colleen Sands, Gil Goldschein

E! Investigates: Teen Suicide (E! Entertainment) Executive Producer: Suzanne Ross, Host And Correspondent: Laura Ling, Supervising Producer: Carey Zeiser, Producer: Randy Ferrell, Segment Producer: Dan Masek 

Kimora: Life In The Fab Lane (Style Network) Executive Producers: Ken Druckerman, Banks Tarver, Kimora Lee Simmons, Mike Nichols, Sarah Weidman (The Style Network); Co-Executive Producer: Tracy Mazuer


Documentary Film

Triangle: Remembering The Fire (HBO) Blowback Productions for HBO Documentary Films; Directed by: Daphne Pinkerson; Produced by Daphne Pinkerson and Marc Levin; Written by Michael Hirsch, Richard Lowe and Daphne Pinkerson; Edited by Richard Lowe & Christopher K. Walker; Line Producer: Kara Rozansky, “Scenes from “The Triangle Factory Fire Scandal” Directed by Mel Stuart; Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham (For HBO); Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins (For HBO); Narrated by Tovah Feldshuh

Wishful Drinking (HBO) A World of Wonder Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films; Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Writer: Carrie Fisher; Stars: Carrie Fisher; Producers: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato; Co-Producer: Mona Card; Senior Producer: Lisa Heller (For HBO); Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins (For HBO)

 Sex Crimes Unit (HBO) Jackson Films and HBO Documentary Films; Director: Lisa F. Jackson; Producer: Lisa F. Jackson; Co-Producer: Jennifer Ollman; Senior Producer: Nancy Abraham (For HBO); Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins (For HBO)

Gloria: In Her Own Words (HBO) HBO Documentary Films and Kunhardt McGee Productions; Director: Peter Kunhardt; Producers: Peter Kunhardt, Sheila Nevins; Executive Producer: Dyllan McGee (Kunhardt McGee Productions); Supervising Producer: Jacqueline Glover (For HBO)

Love Crimes of Kabul (HBO) HBO Documentary Films; Director: Tanaz Eshaghian; Producer: Tanaz Eshaghian; Co-Producer: Christoph Jorg; Local Afghan Producer: Ali Ahmad Safi; Supervising Producer: Sara Bernstein (For HBO); Executive Producer: Sheila Nevins (For HBO)


Film / Show Produced By a Woman

Kris Jenner Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E! Entertainment) Kris Jenner Keeping Up With The Kardashians (E! Entertainment) Executive Producers: Ryan Seacrest, Jonathan Murray, Jeff Jenkins, Farnaz Farjam-Chazan, Kris Jenner, Gil Goldschein, Co-Executive Producer: Melissa Bidwell

Toni Braxton, Tamar Braxton, Jane Lipsitz Braxton Family Values (WEtv) Magical Elves; Executive Producers: Julio Kollerbohm, Tamar Braxton, Jane Lipsitz, Toni Braxton, Dan Cutforth, Vincent Herbert, Gaylen Gawlowski, Troy Carter, John Miller (WE), Annabelle McDonald (WE)

Bette Midler Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On (HBO) Encanto Enterprises and Funny Business in association with HBO Entertainment; Executive Producer: Bette Midler: Producers: Bette Midler, Seanne Farmer; Writers: Bette Midler, Eric Kornfeld, Bruce Vilanch (Additional Material); Original Stage Production Conceived and Directed by: Bette Midler

Lady Gaga Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden (HBO) Mermaid Films in association with HBO Entertainment; Executive Producers: Lady Gaga, Troy Carter, Vincent Herbert, Jimmy Iovine, Mo Morrison, Co-Producer: Steven Johnson, Creative Producer: Nicole Ehrlich         

Gay Rosenthal, Carrie Franklin, Sarah Weidman, Brittany Daniel Ruby (Style Network) Gay Rosenthal Productions, Executive Producers: Gay Rosenthal, Carrie Franklin, Sarah Weidman (The Style Network), Paul Barrosse, Nicholas Caprio, Brittany Daniel, Tim Puntillo, Supervising Producer: Natalie Aaron; Producer: Ruby Gettinger


Drama Series

Private Practice Did You Hear What Happened To Charlotte King (ABC) Mark Gordon Company, Shondaland; Creator: Shonda Rhimes; Written by: Shonda Rhimes, Directed by: Allison Liddi-Brown; Executive Producers: Mark Tinker, Craig Turk, Steve Blackman, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers, Mark R. Gordon; Co-Executive Producers: Jennifer Cecil, Barbie Kligman, Ann Kindberg; Supervising Producers: Fred EinesmanAyanna Floyd-Ohl; Producers: Hans Van Doornewaard, Karen Wyscarver, Sanford Golden; Co-Producers: Chris Van Dusen, David Glazier 

The Good Wife In Sickness (CBS) CBS Television Studios, King Size Productions, Scott Free Productions; Creators: Michelle King, Robert King; Executive Producers:  Robert King, Michelle King, Tony Scott, Ridley Scott, David W. Zucker, Brooke Kennedy, Writers: Robert King & Michelle King (Teleplay), Steve Lichtman (Story By), Director: Felix Enriquez Alcala

Army Wives Movement To Contact (Lifetime) ABC Television Studios, Mark Gordon Company; Creator: Katherine Fugate; Writer: Rebecca Dameron; Director: John Kretchmer; Executive Producers: Mark R. Gordon, Deborah Spera, Jeff Melvoin; Co-Executive Producers: John Kretchmer, Debra Fordham; Consulting Producers: Marshall Persinger, James Stanley; Supervising Producer: Karen Maser; Producer: Barbara D’Alessandro        

HawthoRNe: For Better Or Worse (TNT) Sony Pictures Television; Creator: John Masius, Executive Producers: Jada Pinkett Smith, Jamie Tarses, Jeff Rake, Arvin Brown, Mikael Salomon, Showrunner: Sarah Thorp, Co-Executive Producer: Bill Chais


Actress Drama Series

Debra Winger In Treatment: Frances, Week 4

Julianna Margulies The Good Wife: In Sickness

Anna Paquin True Blood: She’s Not There

Jada Pinkett Smith HawthoRNe: For Better Or Worse

Lena Headey Game of Thrones: The Kingsroad


Comedy Series

Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime) Sony Pictures Television, Storyline Entertainment, Executive Producers: Josh Berman, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Alex Taub, Co-Executive Producers Bob Wilson and Jamie Babbit Consulting Producers: Amy Engelberg, Wendy Engelberg and Bill Fordes

Raising Hope 20th Century Fox Television, Amigos de Garcia Productions; Creator: Greg Garcia, Executive Producers: Greg Garcia; Co-Executive Producers: Michael A Mariano, Bobby Bowman, Michael Pennie, Christine Zander

Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO) HBO Entertainment; Creator: Larry David; Executive Producers: Larry David, Jeff Garlin , Gavin Polone, Alec Berg, David Mandel, Jeff Schaffer, Larry Charles, Tim Gibbons, Erin OÕMalley; Producer: Laura Streicher; Co-Producer: Megan Murphy

Chelsea Lately (E! Entertainment) 3 Arts Entertainment, Curly One Productions; Executive Producers: Corin Nelson, Chelsea Handler Mark Schulman; Co-Executive Producer: Peter Johansen; Supervising Producer; Heather McDonald; Story Producers:  Sue Murphy, Dora Mendoza; Producers: Deb Cullen, Dan Isaacson       

Parks And Recreation (NBC) Universal Television, Deedle-Dee Productions, 3 Arts Entertainment Creators/Executive Producers/Showrunners: Greg Daniel, Michael Schur, Consulting Producers: Tucker Cawley, Norm Hiscock, Mike Scully, Producers: Morgan Sackett, Amy Poehler, Greg Daniels,    Executive Story Editor: Daniel J Goor, Story Editor: Rachel Axler 


Actress Comedy Series

Joan Rivers Fashion Police

Martha Plimpton Raising Hope

Brooke Elliott Drop Dead Diva

Amy Poehler Parks And Recreation

Chelsea Handler After Lately


Actress Feature Film

Emily Watson War Horse

Vera Farmiga Higher Ground

Viola Davis The Help

Emma Stone The Help

Ellen Barkin Another Happy Day


Feature Film

Higher Ground (Sony Pictures Classics) BCDF Pictures, Authentic Talent and Literary Management, The Group Entertainment (TGE) Production Company, Ruminant Films Written by: Tim Metcalfe, Carolyn S Briggs(Screenplay), (Carolyn S Briggs (Memoir: “This Dark World”), Director: Vera Farmiga, Producers: Carly Hugo, Claude Dal Farra, Matthew Parker, Renn Hawkey, Jon Rubinstein, Brice Dal Farra, Jonathan Burkhart, Lauren Munsch, Carolyn S Briggs

War Horse (Dreamworks Studios) DreamWorks Studios, Kennedy/Marshall Company, Amblin Entertainment; Writers: Lee Hall, Richard Curtis (Screenplay), Michael Morpurgo (Novel), Nick Stafford (Play), Director: Steven Spielberg Producers: Steven Spielberg, Kathleen Kennedy, Adam Somner, Tracey Seaward, Frank Marshall, Revel Guest

The Help (Dreamworks Studios) Reliance Big Entertainment, Participant Media, Image Nation, 1492 Pictures, Harbinger Pictures, Touchstone Pictures; Producer: Brunson Green. Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan; Executive Producers: Mark Radcliffe, Tate Taylor, L. Dean Jones, Jr., Nate Berkus, Jennifer Blum, John Norris, Jeff Skoll, Mohamed Kalaf-Al-Mazrouei; Writers: Tate Taylor (screenplay) Kathryn Stockett (novel), Director: Tate Taylor

Another Happy Day (Phase Four Films) Mandalay Pictures, DIMS Film LLC, Parts and Labor, Princess Pictures, Cineric Inc; Sam Levinson, Writer/Director,  Producers: Celine Rattray, Todd Traina, Johnny Lin, Michael Nardelli, Salli Newman, Pamela L. Fielder, Ellen Barkin, Co-Producers: Cindy Tolan, Todd J Labarowski, Anne OÕSheas

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