Essence To Honor Jada Pinkett Smith
Jada Pinkett-Smith will be honored by Essence Magazine during the inaugural Essence Black Women at a Hollywood Luncheon as one of three extraordinary African-American women. The luncheon will be held in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 21, 2008.
The actress, singer and director will receive an award in the category of Film for her help in changing and inspiring positive images of black women in television and filmâ€”both in front of the camera and behind-the-scenes.
The entrepreneur is also developing several projects for her own production company, 100% Womon, as well as for Overbrook Entertainment with one of her works being “The Human Contract,” which will debut her as both as a director and writer. Currently the actress produces the television sitcom along with her husband Will Smith, “All of Us” which stars Lisa Raye and Dewayne Martin.
“ESSENCE is pleased to honor Jada Pinkett Smith for her body of work in Hollywood and within the African-American community,” said ESSENCE editor-in- chief Angela Burt-Murray. “The ESSENCE Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon will celebrate the talent, vision and legacy of Jada and all of our honorees. We hope this event will also inspire a new generation of African-American actresses and filmmakers in Hollywood.”