'Twilight' to be hailed as 'film of vision'

Vision Awards to honor entertainment figures

"Twilight" will be hailed as a "film of vision" at the 36th annual Vision Awards, to be held June 27 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills

The event also will honor such entertainment figures as Lawrence Bender, Jim Walton, Matthew Weiner, Ian Sander, Kim Moses, Diane Ladd, Shonda Rimes, Jillian Michaels and Stephen Nemeth.

The event is presented by RP International, the non-profit organization, which fights Retinitis Pigmentosa and other blinding eye diseases,

Hosted by Daily Variety columnist Army Archerd, the event will feature a presentation by Larry King; former U.S. Congressman from Iowa Berkley Bedell; and a musical performance by Taryn Manning.

Honorees include Leader of Vision, Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide; Film Artist of Vision: Diane Ladd; Film Producer of Vision: Lawrence Bender; Producer of Vision -- Documentary: Stephen Nemeth; Producers of Vision -- Television: Ian Sander and Kim Moses and Matthew Weiner; Woman of Vision -- Entertainment: Shonda Rhimes; Woman of Vision -- Fitness Motivation: Jillian Michaels; Screenwriter of Vision: Grant Nieporte; Lester Sill Award-Composer/Editor of Vision: John Ottman; and Film of Vision: "Twilight," produced by Wyck Godfrey, Greg Mooradian, Mark Morgan and Guy Oseary.

The primary medical award being given out at the Vision Awards this year will be the Jules Stein Living Tribute Award, which goes to Dr. Shalesh Kaushal, MD, chair of the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Massachusetts.
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