Salma Hayek actor and activist to speak at TheWrap’s Power Women’s Breakfast
Oscar Nominee Joins Powerhouse Producer Gail Berman and Journalist Arwa Damon
(Los Angeles, CA) October 24, 2014 – TheWrap is pleased to announce that Salma Hayek, actor, producer and activist, will be a special guest at TheWrap’s 6th annual Power Women Breakfast on Wednesday October 29th to speak about her work as a humanitarian and activist.
Salma Hayek is one of the leading actors, producers and directors of our time. She was the first Latin actor nominated as Best Actress for her role in Frida in 2002. In 2014 she produced Kahlil’s Gibran’s The Prophet, an animated children’s film adaptation of the book of essays addressing issues of life and the human condition. Hayek is also a leading humanitarian activist raising awareness of violence against women and discrimination against immigrants with groups such as Global Green, Youth AIDS, AMFAR, and UNICEF.
She joins one of Hollywood’s most successful producers, Gail Berman, who will be interviewed about her transition from traditional Hollywood to digital entrepreneur. Gail Berman is recognized as one of the most prolific content creators in the entertainment business having launched award-winning properties for television, film, digital and the Broadway stage. Gail Berman is Chairman and CEO of The Jackal Group, a new independent production entity formed in partnership with Fox Networks Group.
CNN International Correspondent Arwa Damon, winner of the International Women’s Media Foundation Courage in Journalism Awards, will also be honored at the event. Damon has reported on recent history in the Middle East, covering revolutions, popular demonstrations, war and terrorist attacks. Based in Beirut, Damon strives to tell the stories of those living through conflict.
TheWrap’s Power Women breakfast is an intimate gathering of Hollywood’s leading women executives to connect and be inspired by women inside and outside of the entertainment industry.
The October 29th event will be held the Montage Beverly Hills. The event will feature a silent auction of products generously donated by Ferragamo, Gucci, Montane Designs, and MARRIN COSTELLO jewelry proceeds will go to International Women’s in Media Foundation. The Power Women’s Breakfast is sponsored by Bank Of America and Keurig.