For the past 18 years, Founder and President, of African American Women In Cinema Organization, Inc. (AAWIC), Terra Renee has utilized her strong background in filmmaking to serve as a continuous support for the vibrant work of women. On October 9 at 7 pm, AAWIC is presenting the WES Awards, Women Of Excellence Salutes. Hosted by Veteran WBLS Air personality, Dr. Bob Lee, the prestigious event, which will take place at Morgan Stanley, 1585 Broadway, in New York City, will honor Laurens Grant, Film Producer, Flo Anthony, Veteran Journalist/Bestselling Author/Radio Host, Rosalind Mc Lymont, Editor in Chief of The Network Journal, and Genevieve Michel-Bryan, VP of Broadcast, Black Enterprise Magazine. VIP Tickets, $100, Special Early Bird VIP Tickets $65. The Benefactor Sponsor is C2G Morgan Stanley. Before she founded AAWIC, Terra studied filmmaking at Tisch School of the Arts (NYU), and film directing at the School of Visual Arts. Upon completion of her studies, Ms. Renee associate produced several independent films including,” Island Alicia”, a feature which was the official selection of the Cannes film festival UN Certain Regard category. Besides Terra’s film production success, she interned at Universal Pictures and served as a judge for some of Hollywood’s most prestigious awards such as the Emmy Awards, Student Academy Awards-Oscars, New York Film Festival and NATPE. Ms. Renee was featured in Essence Magazine representing the Wal-Mart Voices of Color Film Series. In addition, she was the recipient of 2011 NAACP Woman of the Year Award, as well as the 2012 Bill McCreary Living Legend Award and the 2013, Keeping the Dream Award presented by the prestigious youth organization, Jump Start and the 2014 Bridge Builder Award from the United African Coalition. Ms. Renee recently became a Fellow recipient of the United Way and Baruch College “Leadership of the Non-profit Sector” program. She recently received an Ambassadorship of the African Women for Good Governance Global organization.