May 24, 2017

Roland Emmerich to receive the Visionary Award from Outfest

By Greg Hernandez

HollywoodNews.com: Outfest will present its annual Legacy Awards at a gala on Oct. 21 and has just announced the recipients which include out director Roland Emmerich whose credits include “Independence Day,” “The Day After Tomorrow” and “The Patriot.”

Emmerich will be receiving the Visionary Award in recognition of his contribution to LGBT media visibility.

Also being honored is Fox Entertainment Group which will be awarded with the Guardian Award for the company’s commitment and contribution to the LGBT community.

“We are extremely proud to honor two longtime supporters of Outfest and the LGBT community,” said Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Outfest. “As an out-director of billion dollar Hollywood blockbusters, Roland Emmerich has been Outfest’s largest single champion for the last five years. His generous donations have helped to establish the Legacy Project and his support of LGBT causes have been second to none.”

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About Greg Hernandez

Greg Hernandez has written about the entertainment world for more than a decade. He is a veteran of covering many Academy Awards shows (plus Emmys, Grammys and Golden Globes) as well as film festivals, movie premieres and philanthropic events. Hernandez founded the popular Out In Hollywood blog while a writer and columnist for the "Los Angeles Daily News." He’s also a former staff writer at the "Los Angeles Times" and "The Hollywood Reporter" and has been a contributing writer to "The Advocate." Greg is the founder and editor of Greginhollywood.com

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