WME's Nancy Josephson, Kenny Ortega Honored by Big Brothers Big Sisters

(L-R) Tyra Banks, Maira Solis, Nancy Josephson

Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Grey presented awards at annual Rising Stars gala.

WME Entertainment's Nancy Josephson and This Is It director Kenny Ortega were among those honored at Big Brothers Big Sisters' annual Rising Stars Gala Oct. 28 in Beverly Hills.

Josephson, a mentor through The Hollywood Reporter's Women in Entertainment mentoring program, was given the organization's Sherry Lansing award. She attended the event with her mentee, Maira Solis.

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Ortega was feted with the Walt Disney man of the year award. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles board member and guild president Sandy Bilson also received a legacy award.

The honors were given to "individuals who are inspiring and positive role models for young people."

Ricki Lake, Tyra Banks and Jennifer Gray (pictured below with Lionsgate's Alli Shearmur, Ortega and Lionsgate's Joe Drake) presented awards during the event.


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