The Hollywood Arts Council has selected the Hollywood Fringe Festival as the winner of the Charlie Award for Theatre Arts. The Fringe , along with the other honorees, will be presented with the award at the 27th Annual Charlie Awards Luncheon along with the other honorees at 11:30 a.m. on April 5, 2013, in the Blossom Room at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
"We're excited and honored to be included in this prestigious group," said Ben Hill, Festival Director. "From the beginning, we have been driven to provide opportunities for performing artists while also enriching our local community-- a mission that closely aligns with the Hollywood Art Council's own. Winning a Charlie is a landmark accomplishment for our organization."
Companies and individuals are chosen for the award based on "significant contributions to the arts and Hollywood," according to the Council's media contact. Additionally, the spokesman said that "the Annual Charlie Awards help support Project S.O.A.R. (Students Overcoming All Risks), the Hollywood Arts Council’s After School Art Workshops (held in eight Hollywood area elementary schools), and its Annual Children’s Festival of the Arts (held each August at Paramount Pictures)."
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