Adams, Garner to be feted at philanthropic luncheon
Six women in the entertainment biz will be honored for their philanthropic efforts at Variety’s second annual Power of Women luncheon, set for Sept. 30 at the Beverly Hills Hotel.This year’s honorees and their charitable causes are thesps Amy Adams (Ghetto Film School), Jennifer Garner (Save the Children), Katie Holmes (Dizzy Feet Foundation), Diane Lane (Heifer Intl.), Eva Mendes (Art of Elysium) and Management 360 founding partner Suzan Bymel (Global Creative Forum). Event will host 450 invited Hollywood insiders and talent in conjunction with publication of Variety’s Women’s Impact Report and in partnership with Lifetime Television and Lifetime Movie Network. In addition to the luncheon, there will be VIP pre- and post-ceremony cocktail receptions and an interactive philanthropy bazaar intended to engage guests with the featured charities and participating sponsors. “By honoring this incredible group of high-profile women who are leading the charge, we hope to inspire and empower everyone within our industry — and throughout the world — to get involved and give back,” said Michelle Sobrino, Variety’s associate publisher.