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Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton to Receive Women’s Equality Trailblazers Honors at ‘Still Working 9 to 5’ Hollywood Premiere

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The ERA Coalition Forward announced today both the Hollywood premiere of the award-winning documentary Still Working 9 to 5 by filmmakers Camille Hardman and Gary Lane and women’s equality trailblazer honors for Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin and Dolly Parton, the original stars of 9 to 5. The gala event will take place in Hollywood on Wednesday, May 29th, 2024, at the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center in the Renberg Theatre.

The evening will commence with a red carpet and VIP reception at 6:30 PM followed by the award ceremony and panel discussion where Fonda, Tomlin and Parton are expected to attend. The reception will be followed by a screening of Still Working 9 to 5 featuring Fonda, Tomlin, Parton, Dabney Coleman, Allison Janney, and Rita Moreno, which explores the ongoing struggle for women’s rights in the workplace. The film advocates for the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), and reflects on the important legacy of the iconic comedy 9 to 5.

“We’re still having this same conversation about equal pay. There’ve been incremental improvements, but it’s hard for a whole stratum of society to give up its power and its expectations.”

“Not that feminism means that women have to take over, but it means coming into your own, it means having agency,” Fonda says in the film.

“Who knew that 44 years later l’d still be working 9 to 5. I believed then, and I believe now that every person deserves to be paid fairly for their work… no matter who they are. I think this documentary shows that the struggle continues and that we all need to do our part to help make things better for everybody.”

The filmmakers are planning a social impact campaign to advance women’s equality leading up to a release in the fall. This entertaining but groundbreaking film not only serves as a catalyst for dialogue on women in the workplace, but also underscores the urgency of ratifying the ERA to ensure equality for all.

Zakiya Thomas, President and CEO of the ERA Coalition Forward says “this premiere not only celebrates the enduring legacy of 9 to 5 but also underscores the urgency of publishing the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure sex equality for all.” The premiere event also marks the beginning of the ERA Coalition West Coast convening.

The ERA Coalition Forward is a movement of movements, composed of over 300 partner organizations across the country, representing 80 million people. From gender, racial, economic and reproductive justice to LGBTQ+ rights, we bring together interconnected, intergenerational, and intersectional organizations under one banner: to advance sex equality.

Tickets for the event can be found here.

Erik Anderson

Erik Anderson is the founder/owner and Editor-in-Chief of AwardsWatch and has always loved all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards since he was in single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself in film school and the film forums of GoldDerby, and then migrated over to the former Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), before breaking off to create AwardsWatch in 2013. He is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic, accredited by the Cannes Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and more, is a member of the International Cinephile Society (ICS), The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics (GALECA), Hollywood Critics Association (HCA) and the International Press Academy. Among his many achieved goals with AwardsWatch, he has given a platform to underrepresented writers and critics and supplied them with access to film festivals and the industry and calls the Bay Area his home where he lives with his husband and son.

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