J.J. Abrams will receive an award at the Athena Film Festival, which takes place February 22-25 at Barnard College in New York City.
Abrams will be “recognized for his ongoing support and advocacy of women in the entertainment industry with the 2018 Leading Man award.”
Athena co-founder Melissa Silverstein said, “Abrams has been championing women in the industry throughout his entire career, and through his leadership has continued to push the gender equality conversation.”
“At this time, it is particularly important for us to recognize men who are standing strong with women and joining our call for gender equality,” said Co-founder Kathryn Kolbert. “He is a true ally and we are incredibly proud to have him on our side.”
“I am deeply humbled to be recognized by the Athena Film Festival,” said Abrams. “Any good I’ve done has been achieved because I have worked alongside women, and I share my gratitude with all of them for being honored with this award.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter