unite4:good and Variety Announce Additional "unite4:humanity"Award Recipients
Oscar(R) Award-Winning Director Martin Scorsese, Multi-Platinum
Recording Artist Demi Lovato and President of Clear Channel
Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes to Be Recognized and Honored for
Their Charitable Work at Special Ceremony
LOS ANGELES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 02/20/14 -- unite4:good
(www.unite4good.org), the global movement for humanity, announces
Martin Scorsese as the recipient of the Variety Creative Conscience
Award, Demi Lovato as the recipient of the Young Luminary Award and
John Sykes as the recipient of the Media Social Visionary Award at
the first ever unite4:humanity event in association with Variety
(www.variety.com) during a ceremony at the Sony Lot in Los Angeles on
Thursday, February 27.
They will join honorees Alicia Keys (Music Visionary), Julia
Louis-Dreyfus (Creative Commitment in Television Award), Selena Gomez
(Young Humanitarian) along with five everyday heroes who will also be
presented with the Inspiration Award by special guest Wilmer
Valderrama. Special guest Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will present Julia
Louis-Dreyfus with her award.
Oscar(R) award-winning director Martin Scorsese will be honored for
his work with The Film Foundation, a nonprofit organization he
established in 1990, dedicated to protecting and preserving motion
picture history by providing annual support for preservation and
restoration projects at the leading film archives. Since its
inception, the foundation has helped save over 600 motion pictures.
Scorsese will be recognized for using his influence and voice to
raise awareness about the urgent need for film preservation.
Multi-platinum recording artist Demi Lovato will be recognized for
her outstanding work in creating and supporting programs that
directly and positively impact the lives of others through the Free
the Children and We Day organizations, igniting social causes through
awareness and contribution.
President of Clear Channel Entertainment Enterprises John Sykes will
be honored for his demonstration of philanthropic leadership in the
business of media and entertainment. Sykes has co-produced some of
the industry's most recognizable benefit concerts including,
"12-12-12" (A Concert for Sandy Relief) and "The Concert for New York
City" (9/11 benefit) with Harvey Weinstein and James Dolan. He is
also responsible for creating impactful pro-social campaigns
including the VH1 Save the Music Foundation and "iHeartRadio's Show
Your Stripes." Additionally, Sykes has served the New York community
as a Board Member of the Robin Hood Foundation for nearly two
The evening will commence with a cocktail party featuring a special
performance by Lindsey Stirling, one of the biggest artist
development breakthrough stories in recent years with more than half
a billion views on YouTube. The YouTube phenomenon merges
classically-trained violin stylings with electronic dub-step beats,
electrifying audiences worldwide.
The first-of-its-kind live performance art group, TellAvision has
been one of the most talked about and venerated acts in "America's
Got Talent" history and will open the award ceremony dazzling the
audience with their unique vision of a moving storybook by seamlessly
blending wireless technology, music and dance to choreographed video
screens synced with live performers.
The evening will also feature a musical set from Demi Lovato and
Alicia Keys will take to the stage to conclude the night with a
special performance for all event honorees and attendees.
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unite4:good is a revolutionary global movement
that will establish a new standard whereby acts of kindness and
service become so valued and celebrated that everyone chooses to make
them a part of their daily life. Through empowering action, creating
new programs, and uniting both individuals and organizations in
innovative ways -- we will inspire positive and lasting change on a
unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire,
empower, share and love. www.unite4good.org
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