Insiders: Events

THURSDAY: Martin Scorsese, Alec Baldwin and others take part in a gala benefit for NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. Support.tisch.nyu.edu

Sheryl Crow is among the honorees at the Entertainment Industry Foundation’s Women’s Cancer Research Fund’s Unforgettable Evening fundraiser, featuring a perf by Rihanna. Beverly Hilton. WomensCancerResearchFund.org

Sundance Film Fest’s Caroline Libresco and filmmaker Marina Zenovich take part in panel sesh on storytelling hosted by the Intl. Documentary Assn. Cinefamily at the Silent Movie Theater.

Documentary.org/doc-u

FRIDAY: Helmer Eli Roth delivers the keynote address at the Independent Film and Television Alliance’s annual production confab. Four Seasons Beverly Hills.

IFTA-online.org

Dede Gardner, Nina Jacobson, Debra Chase Martin and Jessica Yuh Nelson are among the speakers set for Chapman U.’s Women in Focus confab. Marion Knott Studios.

Ftv.chapman.edu/WIF

The Los Angeles Comedy Festival features screenings, live perfs and a screenplay competition. Through April 26 at Los Feliz 3 Cinemas and other venues.

LAComedyfest.com

APRIL 21: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation presents its second annual Block Party on Wisteria Lane fundraiser. Universal Studios. WisteriaLaneBlockParty.com

David Foster performs at the 21st annual Odyssey Ball benefiting the John Wayne Cancer Institute. Beverly Hilton. Jwci.org

Jamie Lee Curtis and Denis Leary will be feted at the Red Cross of Santa Monica’s annual fundraiser. Fairmont Miramar Hotel. RedCrossLA.org/SantaMonica

Art Directors Guild family day at Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Melody Ranch Motion Picture Studio.

CowboyFestival.org

APRIL 23: AMPAS hosts a screening of 1947’s “Gentleman’s Agreement.” Gotham’s Lighthouse Intl. Oscars.org

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