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Young to head Humanitas Prize

'Dr. Quinn' writer to increase org's endowment

Producer/writer Cathleen Young has been named the new executive director of the Humanitas Prize.

As the “face of Humanitas,” Young will oversee the annual Humanitas awards and also spearhead the drive to increase the org’s endowment.

Young replaces Chris Donahue, who left the group to serve as exec VP at the Shephard/Robin Co. Donahue continues as a Humanitas trustee in the TV and Sundance categories.

Young’s appointment was announced by Frank Desiderio, president of the Humanitas Prize. Prizes, ranging between $10,000 and $25,000, are awarded in eight different categories to honor media that “enhances the lives of their viewers.”

“The Humanitas Prize honors writers,” Young said. “I consider it both a joy and a privilege to champion the best work of the best writers in Hollywood.”

Young earned the Humanitas and was nominated for an Emmy for the Hallmark Hall of Fame telepic “A Place for Annie.” Her other credits include the series “Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman” and “MacGyver,” and the TV movies “Everything to Gain” and “Navigating the Heart.”

Founded in 1974 by Ellwood “Bud” Kieser, the Humanitas will award its 2007 prizes at the Hilton Universal on June 26.

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