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The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles CRYSTAL QUILL AWARDS

 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, presented 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 was also awarded to Martha Andresen, Professor Emerita of English from Pomona College for her stellar international reputation for Shakespeare scholarship, publications and teaching. The awards were presented at an exclusive advance screening of Emmerich’s upcoming film ANONYMOUS, to be released in theaters October 28th, followed by a dessert reception catered by Wolfgang Puck at Sony Studios on October 4, 2011. The awards were presented immediately after the screening followed by the reception.

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.

Actress Camilla Belle (10,000 BC, The Ballad of Jack and Rose) presented the Crystal Quill Award to Roland Emmerich and Actor Michael York presented the award to Bert Fields. Other notables in attendance included
Warren Beatty, Demian Bichir (Weeds, A Better Life), Lauren Schuler Donner & Richard Donner, Chris McDonald (Harry’sThe Honorees Law), Rhea Perlman, and Frances Fisher.

ABOUT THE SHAKESPEARE CENTER OF LOS ANGELES
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.

For more information: www.ShakespeareCenter.org.

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