Bryce Dallas Howard Takes Family Legacy at Hollywood Networking Breakfast Today
Sandra Lord, founder of The Hollywood Networking Breakfast (HNB), has announced that Bryce Dallas Howard will take the hot seat for the Hollywood Networking Breakfast at Raleigh Studios, today, Sept 14th.
The breakfast is set for TODAY, Sept. 14th from 9:00-11:30am at Raleigh Studios, Soundstage 7, 5300 Melrose Ave, LA, Calif. Tickets: $45 - $55 Call (323) 465-9800 or visit http://HollywoodNetworkingBreakfast.com.
Bryce Dallas Howard has quickly become one of Hollywood's most versatile and dynamic young talents both on screen and behind the camera. In 2011, Howard starred in three of the year's most celebrated films including critically lauded award-winning screen adaption of Kathryn Stockett's bestselling novel THE HELP; Clint Eastwood's HEREAFTER co-starring Matt Damon; and 50/50 opposite Seth Rogen and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. She also co-wrote and executive produced the Sony Classics indie film RESTLESS starring Mia Wasikowska and Henry Hopper with director Gus Van Sant. Howard made her 2006 directorial debut with the short film ORCHIDS. Several years later, she collaborated with Canon and producer/director Ron Howard to direct her second short film WHEN YOU FIND ME as part of Canon's innovative and inaugural "Project Imagin8ion" campaign. This year both Bryce and Ron have returned to "Project Imagint10on" for a new collaborative series of short films which will premiere at Canon's Project Imaginat10n Film Festival in the fall. Most recently, Howard directed an MTV Supervideo for M83's "Claudia Lewis" starring Lily Collins and Israel Broussard. Howard was also chosen to direct a short film as part of a series to commemorate Vanity Fair's centennial, presented in collaboration with American Express. As part of the series, which features renowned directors interpreting the history of the past century, Howard explores the 1960s through the eyes of some of the decade's most beloved personalities. Howard also directed one of five short films included in The Lifetime Original Movie event "Call Me Crazy: A Five Film," which made its world premiere in April 2013. From a team of executive producers including Jennifer Aniston, the anthology features five interwoven stories that raise a new understanding of what happens when a loved one struggles with mental illness. Written by Deirdre O'Connor, Howard's film "Lucy" centers a law student (Brittany Snow) who finds herself amidst the horror of schizophrenia and while institutionalized, she begins her path to healing by way of the support of a new friend (Jason Ritter), meds, and her psychotherapist (Octavia Spencer).
HBN was founded on the Paramount Studios Lot in 1993 by Sandra Lord, as a means to providing opportunities for industry professionals and emerging talent. Some of the most respected individuals, both in front of the camera and behind the scenes, have offered patrons insight and advise. For the last 19 years the event has hosted Academy, Golden Globe, Peabody and Emmy Award winners and nominees, as well as top Hollywood Studio Heads and Production Company Presidents. HNB benefits Changing Images in America (www.ChangingImagesInAmerica.org).
A partial list of esteemed speakers includes, Ron Meyer, Craig Zadan & Neil Meron, Stan Lee, Wes Craven, Garry Marshall, Penny Marshall, Henry Winkler, John Singleton, Lynda Obst, Eric McLeod, Debra Martin Chase, Mike Medavoy, Reuben Cannon, Anthony Zuiker, David E. Kelley, John Sacret Young, Simon Kinberg, James Burrows, Ron Schwary, John Lee Hancock, Mario Van Peebles, among many others.
The breakfast benefits Changing Images in America -- a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting diversity in American culture, with a focus on the entertainment industry. The event attracts a diverse group of writers, producers, actors, directors, financiers, attorneys, talent reps, crew and others at various levels of experience and achievement. HNB has proven to be a valuable resource for professional and aspiring industry members. The event has facilitated many collaborations and networking opportunities. A very popular feature for attendees and speakers alike has been the facilitation of a one-time mentorship, wherein speakers take a general meeting, "do lunch" or agree to be shadowed for part of their day by a promising "lucky attendee." This opportunity is all in keeping with Ms. Lord's goal to continue facilitating opportunities of access for attendees - especially those who are prepared and need a "leg up."
Photo Credit: Jeff Vespa