For the seventh consecutive year, Young Storytellers received a generous grant from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association in support of our Script to Stage Program.
During the course of the evening, celebrities like Steve Carrell, Alfre Woodard, Rami Malek, Charlize Theron, John Cho, William H. Macy, Jennifer Garner, Regina King, Jason Bateman and many more accepted checks from the HFPA for initiatives that included higher education, film preservation, training and mentoring, and the promotion of cultural exchange. By the time the final curtain bowed, over $3.25 million dollars had been given away to entertainment-related charities. Other grantees included our esteemed partners and friends at American Film Institute, Inner-City Arts, Get Lit, Sundance Institute, Ghetto Film School, OUTFEST, Kids in the Spotlight, American Cinematheque, among others. We found ourselves in pretty impressive company.