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The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Presents Crystal Quill Awards

Roland Emmerich on the set of ANONYMOUS
The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), a professional theater and arts education nonprofit organization that builds communities around the appreciation and production of Shakespeare, will present blockbuster film director Roland Emmerich and entertainment attorney and author Bert Fields with the Crystal Quill Award for their contributions to the Shakespeare authorship debate.

A special Crystal Quill Award will also be awarded to Martha Andresen, Professor Emerita of English from Pomona College for her stellar international reputation for Shakespeare scholarship, publications and teaching. The awards will be presented at an exclusive advance screening of Emmerich’s soon to be released ANONYMOUS, followed by a dessert reception catered by Wolfgang Puck at Sony Studios on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at 7:00pm.

The awards will be presented immediately after the screening followed by the reception. Tickets are $250 and can be purchased by calling Levy, Pazanti and Associates at (310) 201-5033.

The 2011 Crystal Quill Awards co-chairs are Pamela Robinson, Principal, The Robinson Company and Michael Davis, Managing Director and Head of the Western Region, Deutsche Bank Private Wealth Management. Past Crystal Quill Awardees have included filmmaker Baz Luhrmann, Producer Mark Gordon, Harvard University’s Project Zero Steve Seidel, and former First Lady Laura Bush. For more information on the Crystal Quill Awards, SCLA’s programs, and how to support SCLA’s mission to enchant, enrich and build community through professional theatrical traditions that are accessible to all.

For more information: www.ShakespeareCenter.org.

Roland Emmerich is a director/writer/producer with a flair for special effects-driven action, whose latest film Anonymous, is about to be released. Anonymous is set in the political snake-pit of Elizabethan England. Anonymous speculates on an issue that has for centuries intrigued academics and brilliant minds ranging from Mark Twain and Charles Dickens to Henry James and Sigmund Freud, namely: who was the author of the plays credited to William Shakespeare?

Bert Fields is one of the nation’s leading entertainment attorneys and an author. He represents the industry’s top performers, directors, writers, producers, studios, talent agencies, book publishers and record companies. Fields is also an author of four books. His fourth book is an analysis of the Shakespeare authorship question, published by ReganBooks/HarperCollins entitled Players: The Mysterious Identity of William Shakespeare. In this provocative and convincing book,

The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles strives to enchant, enrich, and build community through professional theatrical traditions that are accessible to all. Whether SCLA reaches audience members through professionally acted performances, or enabling young people to make life-transforming decisions through opportunities to create and perform in their own versions of Shakespeare plays, participation in live theater is the perfect catalyst for creating positive change in the community.

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