Jane Espenson to Receive the 2015 Etheria Film Night Inspiration Award


The 2015 Etheria Film Night is being held June 13th at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California, and the recipient of this year’s Inspiration Award has been revealed. Read on for the details, and for more info visit the Etheria Film Night website or the Etheria Film Night Facebook page.

From the Press Release:
Prolific TV writer and producer Jane Espenson (“Husbands,” “Once Upon a Time,” Battlestar Galactica,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) will receive the 2015 Inspiration Award from Etheria Film Night on June 13, 2015, in a ceremony at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Espenson was selected as the 2015 honoree for her work in some of the most beloved genre TV series of all time and for inspiring emerging women filmmakers to write and create their own genre projects.


“I’m thrilled to be honored as part of Etheria Film Night,” says Espenson, currently an executive producer on the fantasy series “Once Upon a Time.” “In the genre spirit of ‘Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations,’ I’m proud to be recognized by a group that encourages all kinds of people to follow their creative passions.”

“As a fan of science fiction and fantasy drama TV, whenever I hear of a new show with Jane Espenson’s name attached, I’m instantly excited because I KNOW I’m going to love it; and I’m not alone in this feeling,” says Festival Director Stacy Hammon.

“Jane Espenson’s body of work is so impressive,” adds Heidi Honeycutt, Etheria Film Night Director of Programming. “’Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Caprica,’ ‘Torchwood,’ ‘Battlestar Galactica,’ ‘Warehouse 13,’ ‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Buffy’… the list goes on and on. She’s an amazing force in genre television.”

Espenson will receive the 2015 Inspiration Award onstage during the Etheria Film Night June 13th annual showcase of the best new short genre films (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and thriller) directed by women. The festival’s goal is to prove to the entertainment industry that there are women filmmakers making fantastic genre films and that they deserve to be recognized.

Etheria Film Night is open for rolling submissions all year long, but to be considered for the 2015 lineup, films must be received before March 31, 2015. Filmmakers can submit online for free at etheriafilmnight.com/submissions.

The event is hosted by American Cinematheque, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting all forms of films through screenings at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. 2015 sponsors and partners include Digital Bolex, Monstrosity Films, Fangoria Magazine, All Things Horror, Horrible Imaginings Film Festival, Darling Nikki’s, Birns and Sawyer, and The Alliance of Women Directors.




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