Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage

The Actors Fund's Looking Ahead Program presented The 2018 Looking Ahead Awards on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at the magnificent Taglyan Cultural Complex in Hollywood. Hosted by Ashley Argota and Garrett Clayton, The Looking Ahead Awards honors leaders in the current and former young performer community who inspire the world by living the program's core values of growth, education, leadership and community service.

Joani Geltman received the The Judy & Hilary Swank Award for Parenting, presented by her daughter, actress Ari Graynor; Raven-Symoné was presented with The Looking Ahead Award for Education by Debbie Allen; Monique Coleman accepted The Looking Ahead Award for Community Service from Kenny Ortega; and the young stars of Disney Channel's hit series "Andi Mack" - Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie and Asher Angel were introduced by co-star Lauren Tom, and received The Elizabeth Taylor Award for Social Awareness from Vivian McMurray and Tarquin Wilding (Elizabeth Taylor's great-granddaughter and grandson, respectively).

This year's fifth annual gala also featured exciting live performances from Makayla Phillips (NBC's "America's Got Talent") and Dream Talent Crew dancers Jade Bucci, Gabe DeGuzman, Connor Finnerty, Sheaden Gabriel, Saryna Garcia, Liv Simone, Leanne Tessa & Sharlize True).

The 2018 Looking Ahead Awards was generously sponsored by Disney Channel/Disney XD, SAG-AFTRA, Nickelodeon, The Osbrink Agency and US Bank.

The Looking Ahead Program was created in 2003 in partnership with SAG-AFTRA to work with youth between the ages of 9 and 18, helping them develop the values, skills and confidence they need to make successful transitions to fulfilling adult lives. Now serving more than 500 youths, families and alumni, the program aims to create a nurturing environment where young professional performers get support through individual, family and education counseling, leadership development, community service and social events. Looking Ahead is guided by an Advisory Committee of professionals in youth development and youth-related entertainment, which is co-chaired by actor Corbin Bleu and freelance casting director and former head of casting at Nickelodeon Sharon Lieblein. For more information, please visit www.lookingaheadprogram.org

Photos Credit: Nina Prommer/The Actors Fund

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Ashley Argota & Garrett Clayton

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Ari Graynor

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Joani Geltman & Ari Graynor

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Asher Angel

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Asher Angel, Joshua Rush, Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Kenny Ortega, Lauren Tom & Sofia Wylie

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Asher Angel, Sofia Wylie, Joshua Rush & Peyton Elizabeth Lee

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Ashley Argota, Keith McNutt & Garrett Clayton

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Christoph Sanders

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Connor Finnerty

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Darius Marcell

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Dream Talent Crew

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Elizabeth McLaughlin

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Elizabeth McLaughlin & Christoph Sanders

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Dream Talent Crew

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Gabe DeGuzman

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Garrett Clayton

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Garrett Clayton & Ashley Argota

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Jade Bucci

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Jason George

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Joshua Rush

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel & Peyton Elizabeth Lee

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Asher Angel & Peyton Elizabeth Lee

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Lauren Tom, Asher Angel & Peyton Elizabeth Lee

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Joshua Rush, Sofia Wylie, Vivian McMurray, Lauren Tom, Joshua Rush, Peyton Elizabeth Lee & Tarquin Wilding

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Kate Linder

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Kenny Ortega

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Kenny Ortega

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Lauren Tom

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Leanne Tessa

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Liv Simons

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Liv Simons & Makayla Phillips

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Makayla Phillips

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Makayla Phillips

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Makayla Phillips

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Monique Coleman

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Monique Coleman

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Monique Coleman & Kenny Ortega

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Navia Robinson

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Parker Bates

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund's 5th Annual Looking Ahead Awards Photo Coverage
Parker Bates

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