Media awards fete femme set

Kudofest will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel

Laura Dern, HBO Films exec veepee Keri Putnam and Daily Variety VP of strategic marketing-associate publisher Madelyn Hammond are among the women to be honored at the fourth annual Excellence in Media awards dinner on Thursday.

The California National Organization for Women event salutes men and women who have paved the way for women and girls to succeed in a society that reflects them.

Past honorees include Lily Tomlin, “West Wing” creator-writer Aaron Sorkin and Lifetime Entertainment prexy-CEO Carole Black.

Kudofest will be held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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