Each year Women In Media (WiM) presents the Icon Award to celebrate a women in the cinematographic arts who has a long-standing record of supporting the entertainment community, earning the respect and admiration of her peers. Women In Media promotes gender balance in the film and entertainment industries through networking, professional development, and advocacy for filmmakers who work above and below the line. The Icon Award is traditionally celebrated at WiM’s Altitude Awards which will held at Cine Gear Expo LA this year.
Juliane Grosso is the CEO of Cine Gear Expo which she founded with her late husband, Karl Kresser, 25 years ago. The much anticipated gathering of professionals in the film and entertainment industry has grown to over 300 exhibitors and thousands of attendees with master classes, a student film competition, and speaker sessions. With timely events in Hollywood, Atlanta, and New York, this premier networking event has become a hub of education and collaboration, dedicated to the art and technology of filmmaking.
Tema Staig, executive director and founder of Women In Media, explains, “Juliane’s dedication to connecting artists and technicians to the gear they need is inspirational. Her ability to bring the community together is nothing short of miraculous. I can’t wait to celebrate her achievements and present her with the Icon Award.”
WiM’s Staig will bestow the award during the Cine Gear Expo VIP party on Friday, June 2nd, at the Paramount Theatre, immediately following The Altitude Awards, which will be celebrated in Theatre 5.