The Brooklyn Entertainment & Sports Law Society invites you to submit nomination(s) for our evening Honoring Women in Entertainment. BESLS will honor prominent women attorneys, agents, producers, law professors, and law students at the top of their field who serve as role models for the next generation of legal and industry professionals to follow in their footsteps.
At this time, we are not accepting self-nominations.
However, there are no limitations on requesting to be nominated by someone who knows your work!
The only eligibility requirement is that your nominee self-identifies as a woman and that she be involved in some professional capacity in the world of entertainment. We are seeking to honor a diverse group of women; your nominee may only have been practicing a short while, or she might have been engaged in her line of work for decades. We are interested in significant contributions to the field and how mentoring skills have had and will have an effect on future leaders in the industry. BESLS does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, and marital status.
According to the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), "Equity partners in multi-tier law firms continue to be disproportionately white men". In 2015, "only 17.4% of equity partners were women." In this same vein, the American Bar Association (ABA) reports that as of 2016 "the typical female equity partner in the 200 largest firms earns 80% of the compensation earned by the typical male partner." However, the ABA also reports that an average of 52.7% percent of law school graduates in 2015 self-identified as women and this statistic tells us that women are attempting to enter the profession at a greater rate than their male counterparts, but not being likewise recognized with regard to positions of leadership or pay. The entertainment industry is no different and is arguably more male-dominated than the legal world as a whole. According to a new Hollywood Diversity Report, "men are hired to direct movies 90 percent of the time." Even more staggering, the report also confirms that "those holding executive positions at TV studios are...71 percent male, and the executives at film studios are...100 percent male." In light of the overwhelming statistics demonstrating the challenges that women professionals face on a daily basis, our Executive Board is presenting this event to recognize and celebrate extraordinary achievement and contributions by women in all areas of the entertainment industry. BESLS believes that women have been largely under-served and under-recognized and our organization plans to make this our capstone event at Brooklyn Law School each fall.
After a brief welcome reception, awards will be presented in the following categories:
The award ceremony will be followed by a round-table meet and greet with each of our honorees. Refreshments and light fare will be served in the Subotnick Center, 10th Floor of Brooklyn Law School at 7:00PM on Tuesday, November 15, 2016.
If you have any questions or issues with the nomination form, please email email@example.com.
The deadline to submit your nomination(s) is Tuesday, November 1 at 5:00PM.