WME co-chairman and energy agent Richard Weitz was invited to yet one more podium alongside daughter Demi, this time to obtain the Dorothy Parker Ally Award through the NAACP Picture Awards Nominees Luncheon in Century Metropolis on Feb. 4.
Honored for the pandemic phenomenon RWQuarantunes — the star-studded personal Zoom live performance collection that raised $37 million for a slew of organizations together with the NAACP — the Weitzes took turns on the microphone to just accept the award, with Demi calling their practically two-year run “an unbelievable journey” throughout which they rallied in help of susceptible populations in one of the crucial difficult time of the fashionable period.
“We aren’t any Dorothy Parker, however with this honor we hope to proceed to do the work to reside as much as her legacy, that warrants this award,” mentioned the Stanford scholar. “As I proceed my school journey, I’ll use my voice to rally for actions of change and to talk up in monolithic rooms, the place ignorance typically rears its head.”
Added her father: “And I’ll attempt in my position as co-chairman of WME to vary the narrative of Hollywood for extra Black content material creators, studio executives, brokers and interns that can influence our society and tradition for the higher.”
The respect follows earlier accolades from Chrysalis, Make-a-Want, Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame’s Legends Ball, Alliance for Youngsters’s Rights and extra. The award ceremony led to a busy few days at Crypto.com Enviornment for Richard, who attended the Grammys (with Demi) after which sat courtside with shopper and longtime pal L.L. Cool J to see LeBron James develop into the NBA’s main scorer of all time.
This story first appeared within the Feb. 15 challenge of Latest Hollywood News journal. Click on right here to subscribe.