Haute Scene: Jaeger-LeCoultre Sponsors LA Film Festival’s Opening Night

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LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 10:  (L-R) Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell, President of Film Independent Josh Welsh, LA Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain and President of Jaeger-LeCoultre Philippe Bonay attend the opening night premiere of "Grandma" during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 10: (L-R) Film Independent Curator Elvis Mitchell, President of Film Independent Josh Welsh, LA Film Festival Director Stephanie Allain and President of Jaeger-LeCoultre Philippe Bonay attend the opening night premiere of “Grandma” during the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 10, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/WireImage)

Last night, Jaeger-LeCoultre and the Los Angeles Film Festival celebrated the opening night and Los Angeles Premiere of Paul Weitz’s Grandma starring Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer and Laverne Cox.

 Lily Tomlin attends the premiere of "Grandma" at the Opening Night of the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 10, 2015
Lily Tomlin attends the premiere of “Grandma” at the Opening Night of the 2015 Los Angeles Film Festival at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 10, 2015

Photo Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic

For the second year, the Swiss watchmaker will pay tribute to a filmmaker who has brought great innovation to contemporary cinema by honoring the individual with the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker Award. This year’s recipient is Gale Anne Hurd, who has produced a plethora of films and television shows such as The Terminator, Aliens, Armageddon and “The Walking Dead.”

Gale Anne Hurd
Gale Anne Hurd

Often referred to as the “First Lady of Sci-Fi,” Hurd’s films has won several films and Emmy’s and have shattered box office ratings records. She will be honored at the Women Make It Happen Brunch during the Festival on June 13th.

“Gale Anne Hurd, learned her trade at the desk of the indie master Roger Corman and brought his example of efficiency married with her own eye for talent, conquering film and television, where she helms one of the biggest hits, “The Walking Dead.” We couldn’t be more thrilled to acknowledge the accomplishments and careers of these great artists at this year’s Festival,” said Elvis Mitchell, Film Independent Curator.

Last year’s Glory to the Filmmaker recipient was filmmaker Lisa Cholodenko.

(Photos via Jaeger-LeCoultre)

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