Oscar® Award-Winning Actress Halle Berry, Christina Applegate And Actor Ewan McGregor Among 2015 Honorees With Special Performance by P!nk

 

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- unite4:good (www.unite4good.org), the global movement for humanity, and Variety announce the 2015 honorees for the 2nd annual unite4:humanity event to be held at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, CA on Thursday, February 19. 

The entertainment industry's brightest stars from the worlds of film, television and music will be recognized and honored for their philanthropic commitment, alongside seven community heroes and leaders who are using their voices and platforms for positive change.

Academy Award®-winning actress Halle Berry will receive the Creative Conscience Award for her work with the Jenesee Center; global film star Ewan McGregor will receive the International Humanitarian Award for his work with UNICEF UK; Lauren Paul and three-time Emmy®-winner Aaron Paul will receive the unite2gether Award for their work with the Kind Campaign; three-time Grammy®-winner P!nk – who will also perform at the exclusive soiree – will receive the Music Visionary Award for her work with No Kid Hungry; Hunger Games star Josh Hutcherson will receive the Young Humanitarian Award for his work with Straight But Not Narrow. Emmy®-winner Christina Applegate will receive the Saint Vintage Love Cures Award for her work with Right Action for Women.

The unite4:humanity event will serve as a pre-cursor to the conference4:change, which will take place on March 14 at the University of Southern California, and will explore ways in which media makers can integrate and inspire social change through their projects. Hosted by unite4:good, Variety and USC's Media Institute for Social Change, the conference will bring together writers, producers, directors, actors, musicians and studio, network and broadcast executives into discussions and breakout groups aimed at transforming the enthusiasm for change generated at unite4:humanity into measurable action.

"The mission of unite4:good is to empower people to give back and contribute to their communities through acts of kindness and service. unite4:humanity will honor exemplary community heroes, and also recognize leaders in the entertainment arena who have used their influential voices  for good while making a personal commitment to service," said Anthony Melikhov, global philanthropist and Founder of unite4:good. "The entertainment industry has the most powerful reach of any in the world, and through this event and the conference4:change, we hope to inspire the industry to use its collective creative voice to highlight social causes, develop more avenues for positive content and truly unite to make a difference around the globe."

U4G Group is the presenting sponsor of the exclusive soirée.  Premier sponsors include Champagne Piper-Heidsieck and Saint Vintage. Official sponsors include Jet Edge International.

For more information on the event and how to purchase tickets, please visit unite4good.org/unite4humanity/.

Please join the conversation online at Facebook:  facebook.com/unite4good and Twitter: @unite4good using hashtags #U4Gunite4humanity #unite4good.

About unite4:good foundation
The unite4:good foundation inspires global citizens to embrace positivity and acts of kindness, leading to worldwide collaboration and good will. We aim to achieve it through community programming, partnerships, socially conscious media, entertainment, and innovative technology. Together we will unite individuals, organizations, businesses and communities under the common theme of kindness.

unite4:good will encourage everyone to inspire, empower, share and love. www.unite4good.org

About Variety
Variety and Variety.com provide the industry with the most comprehensive coverage of film, television and the digital space. With respected and experienced news reporters in Los Angeles, New York and around the world, Variety marries its historic coverage of the entertainment business with a recently revamped website and weekly print magazine offering readers the in-depth news coverage needed to remain competitive in the ever-changing entertainment industry. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Media Corporation.