By Nigel M Smith | iW NOW September 20, 2010 at 2:35AM
Producer Lisa Cortes ("Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire") and Time Warner will be honored at an upcoming gala to benefit Reel Works Teen Filmmaking, an organization that pairs at risk teens with New York filmmakers. Cortes will receive the Visionary Filmmaker Award, while Time Warner will be awarded the Corporate Leadership Award.
"These awards pays tribute to people and organizations committed to the proposition that, through the arts, young lives can blossom," said John C. Williams, Reel Works' co-founder and Executive Director in a statement.
The gala will take place September 29 in Manhattan, with "The Daily Show" comedian Wyatt Cenac hosting.