LAPC Board Election Results

The results are in! All incumbent nominees were reelected by the voting members of the Los Angeles Press Club. The L.A. Times’ Brittany Levine Beckman, Vanity Fair’s Rebeca Ford, Bloomberg’s John Gittelsohn, KCET/PBS SoCal’s Nic Cha Kim, The Wall Street Journal’s Sarah Krouse, Starling Lab’s Adam Rose and Variety’s Chris Willman will continue to serve on the LAPC’s Board of Directors. Adam Rose and John Gittelsohn will continue to serve as the press club’s secretary and treasurer, respectively. Click here to learn more about the members of the board.

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The David Robb Civil Justice Award

The Los Angeles Press Club is pleased to announce a new award named after the late investigative reporter David Robb, who covered Hollywood for 40+ years. The stories Robb investigated and reported on changed the entertainment industry for the better. David Robb worked tirelessly to expose injustices, prejudices and corruption inside the entertainment industry. He wrote stories that shined a light on pedophiles working with children, the long work hours imposed on children, and the fact that blacklisted writers of the 1950s still had not received their writing credits. He…

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2024 Board Election – Meet the Candidates!

Candidates are listed in alphabetical order. Asterisks denote incumbents. Vote for no more than 7 (seven) candidates.You need to be an Active, Corporate or Patron member in good standing to vote.Click here to cast your vote! Ballot closes Friday, Feb. 2 at 5 p.m. * Brittany Levine Beckman, Los Angeles Times Since joining the board in 2020, Brittany Levine Beckman has helped the Los Angeles Press Club’s Foot in the Door Fellowship thrive. The fellowship offers mentorship and training to five early-career journalists from communities historically overlooked by the media.…

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2024 Veritas Award Finalists

Running down the competitors for the LAPC’s prize honoring films inspired by true events. The Los Angeles Press Club’s Veritas Award honors movies based on real people and real events. The word “veritas” is Latin for “truth.” But Hollywood demands room for artistic license to bring deeper truths to the big screen. The Press Club’s 1,000 members choose the Veritas winner. Want to participate? Join the Club! Ballots go out in January. Movies that have been honored start with true stories and turn them into great art. Fittingly, journalism played…

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Roger Corman to Receive the LA Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award on Dec. 3

Iconic writer, director and producer Roger Corman is set to accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award for filmmaking. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on Dec. 3 at the historic Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Distinguished Storyteller Award honors storytellers outside of journalism whose dazzling skills bring fiction to vivid life. Always a trendsetter, Corman made the first “biker” movie with WILD ANGELS. Starring Peter Fonda and Nancy Sinatra, the film opened the 1966 Venice Film Festival to great acclaim. Corman also launched the late ’60s “psychedelic”…

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Francine Kiefer, West Coast Bureau Chief for The Christian Science Monitor, Joins LAPC Board of Directors

The Los Angeles Press Club board has appointed a new member, Francine Kiefer from The Christian Science Monitor. Kiefer is the West Coast bureau chief for The Christian Science Monitor and her coverage has received three first-prize awards from the Los Angeles Press Club. Prior to her West Coast post, Kiefer reported for the Monitor from Washington, first as a White House correspondent covering the administrations of Bill Clinton and George W. Bush and most recently as a congressional correspondent. In 1989, Francine reported on the fall of the Berlin…

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Barbara Eden to Receive Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award 

Legendary actor Barbara Eden will accept the Los Angeles Press Club’s Legend Award for venerable contributions to the industry and to society. The ceremony will take place at the 16th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3, 2023, at the historic Biltmore Hotel. This is a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Press Club, a 501c3 charitable organization. Previous Legend awardees include Carol Burnett, Ann-Margret, Angela Lansbury, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Marla Gibbs and Bob Barker. “Barbara Eden charmed audiences in her starring role in I Dream of Jeannie,…

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LeVar Burton to Receive Los Angeles Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award

Actor, director, producer, educator, and lifelong literacy advocate LeVar Burton will accept Los Angeles Press Club’s Distinguished Storyteller Award for Storytelling Outside of Journalism. Previous awardees include Michael Connelly, Quentin Tarantino, Jennifer Lee and Tanya Tucker. The ceremony will take place at the 16th annual National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3, 2023, at the historic Biltmore Hotel DTLA. This is a fundraiser for the Los Angeles Press Club, a 501c3 charitable organization. “LeVar Burton has left a lasting impact through different types of storytelling,” said LA…

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Ava DuVernay to Be Honored with LA Press Club’s Visionary Award at December 3rd Gala Event

Writer/director/producer Ava DuVernay will be honored with the Los Angeles Press Club’s Visionary Award for Humanitarian Work. The ceremony will take place at the National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Awards Gala on December 3rd at the Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Visionary Award was instituted in 2012 to honor individuals within the Entertainment Industry who use their high-profile status to make the world a better place and to spread information about issues of freedom and social justice. Jane Fonda was the very first recipient, introduced by Robert Redford. DuVernay is being…

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Journalist Safety Reminder for Upcoming Protests in Los Angeles

Recent events in Israel and Palestine are heartbreaking on many levels. In addition to the innocent civilians lost, we mourn the deaths of our journalist colleagues who were covering the conflict. Los Angeles is home to a diverse community, with people connected to and deeply affected by these tragedies. This is one of several reasons for protests that have occurred in our streets and which may occur again in the days ahead. Last weekend, protesters in Los Angeles hit at least three local journalists with pepper spray. Our region also…

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