Jennifer was honoured last night with the Caritas Award, co-hosted by The Irene Dunne Guild in partnership with the Saint John’s Health Center Foundation board of trustees, the event took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Beverly Hills. Jennifer wore a very elegant Roberto Cavalli dress.
The Caritas Gala honours individuals who exemplify dedication and commitment to the community and embody the philosophy and mission of Saint John’s Health Center Foundation.
KCP Loft, a new Young Adult imprint from award-winning children’s publisher Kids Can Press, the largest Canadian-owned children’s publisher, has optioned the publishing rights to a project from Jennifer Beals and Tom Jacobson (pictured with Jennifer)
‘The Hive’, a gripping thriller and a fascinating piece of social speculative fiction, is a publishing concept by Jennifer and film producer and studio executive Jacobson (Flashdance, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Speed, Proof). Agent Eddie Gamarra of The Gotham Group brokered the deal for world rights, all languages.
Jennifer has teamed up with choreographer and director-producer Kenny Ortega and James Larosa, creator of VH1’s cheerleading drama series Hit the Floor, for “The Edge”, a dance drama in development at Fox.
Written and executive produced by Larosa, The Edge is set in the LA dance world, where it’s survival of the fittest. And no one is more fit than this ensemble of ambitious, sometimes ruthless women and men who have trained their whole lives to be the best and won’t let anything—or anyone—get in their way.
Jennifer attended on Saturday September 10th The Toronto International Film Festival.
She presented film director Jonathan Demme with The Creative Coalition Annual Spotlight Initiative Award. Jennifer expressed earnest admiration for Demme’s willingness to support the projects of individuals from all walks of life.
Jennifer wearing a beautiful MaxMara black jumpsuit and fine jewellery by Colette also attended the In Style party along with her Taken co-star Clive Standen.
Jennifer was in New York on Monday May 31 and Tuesday June 1 giving a number of interviews promoting The Night Shift which premiered on NBC on June 1.
On Monday Jennifer was interviewed for The Wall Street Journal with Tanya Rivero and People Now with Jeremy Parsons
On Tuesday she went to the Today Show, radio shows, NBC New York and AOL Build.
Besides talking about The Night Shift, Jennifer talked about her upcoming new tv series Taken, Manhattan Night and The L Word.
After the NBC Upfronts this morning, Jennifer attended this evening the New York screening of the film Manhattan Night at the Regal Cinemas Union Square along with Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski and director Brian DeCubellis.
Manhattan Night opens in selected theatres across the USA and video on demand on May 20th
Manhattan Night is the story of Porter Wren, a New York City tabloid writer with an appetite for scandal. On the beat he sells murder, tragedy and anything that passes for the truth. At home he is a model family man, devoted to his loving wife. But when a seductive stranger asks him to dig into the unsolved murder of her filmmaker husband Simon, he can’t resist. In this modern version of a classic film noir, we follow Porter as he is drawn into a very nasty case of sexual obsession and blackmail – one that threatens his job, his marriage and his life.
Pictures of this event in our gallery