Prolific TV writer and producer Jane Espenson (Husbands, Once Upon a Time, Battlestar Galactica, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) will receive the 2015 Inspiration Award from Etheria Film Night on June 13 in a ceremony at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, California. Espenson was selected as the 2015 honoree for her work in some of the most beloved genre TV series of all time and for inspiring emerging women filmmakers to write and create their own genre projects.
“I’m thrilled to be honored as part of Etheria Film Night,” says Espenson, currently an executive producer on the fantasy series Once Upon a Time. “In the genre spirit of ‘Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations,’ I’m proud to be recognized by a group that encourages all kinds of people to follow their creative passions.”
“As a fan of science fiction and fantasy drama TV, whenever I hear of a new show with Jane Espenson’s name attached I’m instantly excited because I KNOW I’m going to love it and I’m not alone in this feeling,” says Festival Director Stacy Hammon.
“Jane Espenson’s body of work is so impressive,” adds Heidi Honeycutt, Etheria Film Night Director of Programming. “Once Upon a Time, Caprica, Torchwood, Battlestar Galactica, Warehouse 13, Dollhouse, Buffy… the list goes on and on. She’s an amazing force in genre television.”
Espenson will receive the 2015 Inspiration Award onstage during the Etheria Film Night June 13 annual showcase of the best new short genre films (horror, sci-fi, fantasy, action, and thriller) directed by women. The festival’s goal is to prove to the entertainment industry that there are women filmmakers making fantastic genre films, and that they deserve to be recognized.
Once Upon A Fan's Zachery Van Norman and Diane Reed will be reporting live from the red carpet so stay tuned for plenty of exclusive photographs and features from the event.