Ryan Murphy, the Emmy, Peabody, Humanitas and Golden Globe-winning director/producer/writer, received a unique recognition award created by Bennett Awards as the recipient of the inaugural Golden Slate Award. Murphy was honored with this award for his commitment to filming in California and the thousands of production-related jobs he has created in the state. His California-based projects include "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson," "Nip/Tuck," "Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Scream Queens."
The Golden Slate Award was presented to Murphy as part of the 9th Annual Film in California Conference, the largest event focused on helping film, TV, commercial and new media professionals learn how to leverage California's vast production resources. The Film in California Conference is co-produced by the California Film Commission and Film Liaisons in California Statewide (FLICS) – a network of 40-plus film commissioners from throughout California.
For the Golden Slate Award, the California Film Commission worked collaboratively with Bennett Awards to create a unique crystal award with custom subsurface engraving of a film slate the Film in California Conference logo.
Murphy was presented with the award by actress Jamie Lee Curtis, who currently stars in “Scream Queens,” at the conference, which was held at the CBS Studio Center in Studio City, California.