Adam OttmarAnthoy Severin
The 19th Annual International Beverly Hills Film Festival (BHFF) honored producer Mike Medavoy with its Legends Award at this year's Awards Gala. The fest is presented 130 competition films and the annual Awards Gala, was held at the The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel, on Sunday, April 7th. Festival president, Nino Simone, says, "If our incredible international 2019 line-up is an indicator of things to come, we're going to have a stellar 20th Anniversary next year! This year's fest is proud to have documentaries on Stanley Kubrick, Peter Sellers, Douglas Fairbanks, Sacheen Littlefeather and Yves Saint Laurent. We also have a record number of Premieres programmed-from established celebrities like Jeff Daniels and two-time Oscar winner Nick Vallelonga who just won for "Green Book" to an impressive array of first-time directors! And it's our greatest honor to be presenting the BHFF19 Legends Award to one of my personal film heroes, producer Mike Medavoy!" BHFF Jury members this year include: Jury president, the award-winning producer Frederico Lapenda; Oscar-winning producer Arnold Schwartzman; Roberta Augusto, VP of Marketing, Distribution & Publicity at IDC, a Lionsgate Company; executive producer and international distribution executive Carolina Vianna (Netflix, Sony Pictures Television, MTV Networks); actress/supermodel/activist Kelly Le Brock; actor Raul Mendez(Narcos) and global entertainment, marketing, retail and licensing executive, Gil Champion, (BAFTA member, POW! Entertainment, partnered with the late Stan Lee).