CCM alumna Jennifer Honn-Rennie's (BFA Electronic Media, 1992) was recently nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for her work on the documentary To Russia With Love.
Produced for the EPIX premium cable and satellite television network, the film follows several athletes and activists – including figure skater and commentator Johnny Weir, tennis legend and official US Olympic delegate Billie Jean King, speedskater Anastasia Bucsis and Russian LGBT Sport Federation co-chair Konstantin Yablotskiy – as they prepare for the Sochi Olympic Games, hoping to inspire LGBT Russians.
First held in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.
To Russia With Love was one of five films nominated in the category of Best Documentary this year. You can learn more about all of this year's nominees by visiting www.glaad.org/mediaawards, or watching the video below. The 26th Annual GLAAD Media Awards were held in LA on March 21 and in New York City on May 9, 2015.