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Paul Scheer, June Diane Raphael to Host 2024 Humanitas Prizes Event



Humanitas has tapped actors/writers June Diane Raphael and Paul Scheer as host of this 12 months’s Humanitas Prizes occasion, which is able to happen on Thursday, September 12 (three days earlier than the Emmy Awards) at Avalon Hollywood.

“As writers, actors, and comedians June and Paul work tirelessly to champion stories and the people creating them,” stated Humanitas government director Michelle Franke in a press release. “Year after year, the Humanitas Prizes crowd is warm, engaged, and ready to laugh, and we know they’re going to have a blast with these two leading our show.”

The Humanitas Prizes nominees will likely be introduced later this summer time, the org stated. The annual prize acknowledges “writers exploring the human condition in a nuanced, meaningful way” throughout 9 TV and have classes.

As a part of the awards, Humanitas has additionally launched the Starz #TakeTheLead award, “which will recognize a New Voices Fellowship alum who has demonstrated a dedication to improving representation through their storytelling. Created as part of Starz’s #TakeTheLead commitment to amplifying narratives by, about, and for women and underrepresented audiences, the winner will receive a blind script deal from Starz and also mentorship and professional development opportunities from Starz executives for one year.”

“Humanitas continues to be inspired by Starz TakeTheLead’s deep commitment to developing talent and their unmatched generosity,” Franke stated. “The Starz #TakeTheLead Award will generate momentum for a writer in the Humanitas community at a time when many writers are experiencing a number of professional roadblocks.”

The group’s 2024-25 New Voices Fellowship will likely be introduced in September, and becoming a member of is Emmylou Diaz (“Jane the Virgin”) as New Voices Fellowship Advisor.

“With the current upheaval in our industry, as well as the deep divides in our culture and politics, the mission of Humanitas is now more relevant than ever,” stated Diaz. She takes over for Carter Covington (“Charmed”) who had served within the function since 2019.

Additionally on the Humanitas occasion, the 2024 David and Lynn Angell Faculty Comedy Award and Carol Mendelsohn Faculty Drama Award winners will likely be acknowledged.

The Humanitas Prize is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary this 12 months, having been based in 1974 as a method to “empower television and film writers whose work explores the human condition in a nuanced way.”

Funds raised at occasion helps its Humanitas Prizes, New Voices Fellowship, Faculty Screenwriting Awards and public packages. Previous winners embody “When They See Us,” “All in the Family,” “The Handmaid’s Tale,” “The West Wing,” “ER,” “Hidden Figures,” “Black-ish,” “St. Elsewhere,” “The Bernie Mac Show,” “Orange is the New Black,” “NYPD Blue” and extra.

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