We honor women and allies with an Angel Award each year. An Angel Award represents their accomplishments,extraordinary abilities, and inspiration to women during their careers in the entertainment industry.
Join us in honoring our 2022 Angel Award Recipients during our Festival hosted on Sept 2nd-4th
Peter Bogdanovich for his extraordinary work as a Film Director. Peter Bogdanovich received an Angel Award on Sept 26th 2021, from City of Angels Women's Film Festival at the Awards Gala for his extraordinary work as a Director who has crafted strong and unforgettable female characters throughout his directing career. Some of these include: Tatum O'Neal's Oscar winning role in Paper Moon, Cybill Shepherd in The Last Picture Show, Ellen Burstyn's nominated role and Cloris Leachman's Oscar winning role, both in The Last Picture Show, Cher in Mask, Barbara Streisand in What's Up Doc and many more. Oscar nominated, legendary Director, Actor, Writer and Producer Peter Bogdanovich, has helmed extraordinary films including The Last Picture Show which earned eight Oscar nominations (including Best Director), Paper Moon, What's Up Doc, Mask, Nickelodeon, and several others. City of Angels Women's Film Festival is thrilled to be honoring him!
Lisa London for her extraordinary work as a Casting Director. Lisa London has been a Casting Director for 30 plus years and has cast over a 100 successful film and television shows. She has discovered and/or cast along with her business partner, Catherine Stroud, many notable actors and actresses early in their careers who have all gone on to become stars; such as Miley Cyrus in Hannah Montana, Jonah Hill in Grandma’s Boy, Emma Stone, Katharine McPhee and Kat Dennings in House Bunny, Selena Gomez in the Disney pilot of What’s Stevie Thinking, Jennifer Aniston in her first feature, Leprechaun, Brad Pitt in the series, Freddy’s Nightmares, Mark Ruffalo in the CBS series, Due South, Megan Hilty, Adrian R. Mante and Victoria Justice in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and Yara Shahidi in her first television series, The First Family. Plus in the challenging year of 2020, Lisa and Catherine cast 7 films that went into production, The Inheritance in Columbus, Georgia, Basement in Long Island, Romancing The Cure in Malta, Canyon Del Muerto in New Mexico, Old Henry in Nashville, State of Consciousness and Eddie and Sunny in Rome. Lisa is currently teaching monthly on-line audition classes where she helps actors with many aspects of their careers such as audition technique, improvisation exercises, making stronger choices, breaking down scenes and she helps actors build confidence in themselves including assisting them to turn their goals into realities. Lisa also wrote a book, From Start To Stardom (The Casting Director’s Guide For Aspiring Actors). The book is a step-by-step journey, laying out what you need to know to have the best shot at stardom. The book is available on Amazon. Instagram: @lisalondoncasting Clubhouse:@llondoncasting Tiktok: @lisalondoncasting Websites: londonstroudcasting.com, fromstarttostardom.com
Angel Award Recipients
Elísabet Ronaldsdóttir For Her Extraordinary Work As an Editor
Mary Vernieu For Her Extraordinary Work As A Casting Director
Dori A. Rath
Dori A. Rath For Her Extraordinary Work As A Producer