The Red Carpet
Awards—CALL FOR 2011 Nominations
Nominations for Women In Theatre’s Red Carpet
Awards may be submitted at any time.
When is the deadline?
July 1 is the deadline date
for the submission of nominations to be considered
that year. An active publicity period begins
a few months prior to the deadline. Submissions
postmarked after the deadline or that have not
reached the WIT office by the time of judging
(usually several days after the deadline) will
be placed in consideration for the following
are NO exceptions. If
July 1 falls on a Sunday then the postmark deadline
will be July 2. See info below for mailing
WIT does not accept nominations via email.
Early nominations are encoruaged! See
the Procedure for Nominating below.
Deadline for 2011 is JULY 1, 2011
PROCEDURE FOR NOMINATING
Submissions must be in
writing and include a nominating letter
stating reasons for the nomination.
Contact Information: Your
materials should include contact information for both the nominator
and nominee. Self nominations are acceptable.
Supporting Material: In addition,
other supporting information such as resume, bio, clippings, job descriptions.
testimonials, press materials etc. that would lend support to the nomination
are highly encouraged. (Please note no part of your nomination material
will be returned.)
Nominations must be submitted
via mail to:
Women In Theatre
Red Carpet Awards
11684 Ventura Blvd. #444
Studio City, CA 91604
Please note the above address is a
mail facility. If you prefer or find it more convenient
to deliver your nomination materials in person please
do so. Valley Mail—818-763-6612—open normal business
hours Monday-thru Saturday. Studio City, CA 91604.
Who/What may be nominated?
Nominations may be for
individuals including men and women, organizations,
groups, special programs, theatres and more. (See the
Considerations section below.)
Who may submit a nomination?
Anyone may submit a nomination. Women In Theatre
encourages diverse submissions for support and
involvement of the theatrical live performing
arts from throughout greater Los Angeles. Greater
Los Angeles is defined as Los Angeles, Ventura
and Orange counties.
(See the Tips and Additional Info section below.)
Can more than one nomination be submitted?
However, each submission should have its own separate
nominating letter. Multiple nominations can be mailed
together, but should be distinct and separate in the
May I re-submit a nomination that was not previously selected?
Yes. Re-nominations are highly encouraged. This also
gives you an opportunity to update, add additional materials and
seek testimonials to add support to the nomination.
What is considered to be Greater Los Angeles?
Greater Los Angeles consists of the counties of Los Angeles, Ventura and Orange.
Organizations/groups/theatres should primarily reside within that
geographic area or produce programs serving that area. Note an
individual may reside elsewhere, but may have developed and participated
in extensive activities and programs within great Los Angeles.
When is the Red Carpet Awards held?
By tradition the Red Carpet Awards are held on a selected Saturday
afternoon within the month of October. October is National Arts and
Humanities Awareness Month. The Red Carpet Awards include entertainment,
a luncheon, and the awards presentation at a local venue in greater Los
Angeles. The event is not only entertaining but is inspiring and fun as well.
or call the WIT hotline-818-763-5222 and leave a message. You should receive a
response within the week.
Extensive support to the LIVE PERFORMING ARTS
in greater Los Angeles including
any or all of the following and/or related areas on stage or behind
the scenes: Administrative, Educational, Creative, Promotional,
Philanthropic, Developmental, Outreach and more.
A secondary consideration (a plus—but not a requirement)
is providing opportunities and support for women to be involved
in the theatrical arts including development of projects that focus
on women or serve to involve them.
Nominations are encouraged for those involved in one
of more of the following:
Writing, acting, teaching, directing, specific ethnic cultural
arts, music, choreography, staging, props, technical, design, costuming,
dance, comedy, clowns, puppetry, poetry, stage management, publicity,
sound, ,storytelling, teaching, lighting and MORE—essentially all
skills and talents that support the LIVE PERFORMING ARTS.
The Judging Process
All nominees will be reviewed and considered for
their impact, longevity, service, creativity, dedication,
leadership and more to the performing arts in greater Los
Angeles by a panel of judges. The judging panel decisions
are final. Those
selected as awardees will be contacted in July to officially
Please note nominations are only reviewed by the judging panel
during the year submitted. Nominees who are not selected are highly
encouraged to be re-submitted for any following year with
a nomination packet of updated information.
A key goal for the awards is to salute the dedicated yet
perhaps unsung theatrical participants throughout greater Los Angeles.
Women in Theatre hopes to inspire the community and give tribute to those
that enlighten the lives of others via various forms of live artistic
expression and performance and who pave a path of opportunities for others.
We are truly blessed to live in the leading area in the world for the diverse
and plentiful opportunities in the live performing arts.
Tips and Additional Info
Organizing Your Nomination
Any sections of websites intended to be included as part of the nominating
material must be printed out and submitted as hard copies in the nomination
packet. The judging panel will only review material as actually submitted
in the nomination submission. They will not view any links. If you feel
this information is of merit, please print it out and submit in your nomination
material. It is up to the nominator to assure the nomination is organized,
complete, accurate etc. CD’s and or other similar media may be submitted
as supporting material only. Photos may be included, but please note these
will not be returned. These will be viewed briefly (skimmed) by the judging
panel and not in their entirety if it exceeds two minutes.
Preparing Your Nomination
Nominations often include some general information or items not related
to the live theatrical arts. It is not wrong to include this type of information.
However, please note the judges’ consideration is focused on efforts for
the LIVE theatrical arts. Feel free to list other support for the theatrical
arts in other locals, however more consideration is weighed on activities
and programs developed for or initiated in greater Los Angeles.
The award is for support of the LIVE theatrical arts. Please note
this support may come via another media beyond the stage. Examples—a
radio/television show producer or emcee that promotes and covers the live
theatrical arts as a prime focus of the show, authors of books that cover
history of LA theatre, director of documentary films about theatrical
EARLY NOMINATIONS ARE ENCOURAGED!