On June 9, The American Film Institute presented the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award to Julie Andrews at a Gala Tribute in the heart of Hollywood, California. Tony Jimenez – Founder, President, and CEO of MicroTech – had the unique and distinguished honor of attending this momentous event as a member of the American Film Institute’s National Council and Corporate Council. During a private reception the night prior to the gala, Tony had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Andrews, who is best known for “Mary Poppins” (1964), “The Sound of Music” (1965), “Victor Victoria” (1982), and “The Princess Diaries” (2001).
The star-studded gala featured tributes and speeches from Carol Burnett, Steve Carell, Gwen Stefani, Héctor Elizondo, and Jane Seymour; and taped messages from Dick Van Dyke, Anne Hathaway, Ariana DeBose, Hugh Jackman, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelly Clarkson, Nicola Coughlan, and Lin-Manuel Miranda.
Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will premiere the special, “The 48th AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute To Julie Andrews,” on Friday, July 15, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT.
To learn more about AFI and the AFI Life Achievement Award Tribute to Julie Andrews, please visit AFI.com.
About MicroTech: MicroTech, a U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs Verified and Certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), has had noteworthy success since its inception in 2004. Under MicroTech’s outstanding leadership, the privately-owned company has experienced exponential growth over the years and is repeatedly recognized as a small business success story. Regularly described as the “hottest Hispanic business in the nation,” MicroTech was ranked as the #1 Fastest-Growing Hispanic Company in the Nation for three consecutive years by Hispanic Business Magazine. MicroTech was also named one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Hispanic-Owned Companies in the Nation for five consecutive years.
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About the American Film Institute (AFI): Established in 1967, the American Film Institute is the nation’s non-profit organization dedicated to educating and inspiring artists and audiences through initiatives that champion the past, present, and future of the moving image. AFI’s pioneering programs include filmmaker training at the AFI Conservatory; year-round exhibition at the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center and at AFI Festivals across the nation; workshops aimed at increasing diversity in the storytelling community; honoring today’s masters through the AFI Life Achievement Award and AFI AWARDS; and scholarly efforts such as the AFI Catalog of Feature Films that uphold film history for future generations.