By Valerie Milano

Los Angeles, CA (The Hollywood Times) 9/12/21 – TONIGHT, the closing night gala will honor the legendary Bridges acting family with the President’s Innovation Award for “three generations of excellence.” The closing film is the docudrama Acting: The First Six Lessons, directed by Emily Bridges and starring herself and her father Beau. Both members of the famed family are expected to attend the Red Carpet Awards Gala at the Burbank Marriott & Convention Center Ballroom.


Tickets are still available for the closing celebration.

Burbank International Film Festival
September 9 through 12
AMC 16 Theater
125 East Palm Ave, Burbank


(The Hollywood Times will be reporting live)

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Valerie Milano is the well-connected Senior Editor and Entertainment Critic at, a website that aggregates showbiz news curated for, and written by, insiders of the entertainment industry. (@HwoodTimes @TheHollywood.Times) Milano, whose extraordinary talents for networking in the famously tight-clad enclave of Hollywood have placed her at the center of the industry’s top red carpets and events since 1984, heads daily operations of a uniquely accessible, yet carefully targeted publication. For years, Milano sat on the board and tour coordinator of the Television Critics Association’s press tours. She has written for Communications Daily, Discover Hollywood, Hollywood Today, Television International, and Video Age International, and contributed to countless other magazines and digests. Valerie works closely with the Human Rights Campaign as a distinguished Fed Club Council Member. She also works with GLSEN, GLAAD, Outfest, NCLR, LAMBDA Legal, and DAP Health, in addition to donating both time and finances to high-profile nonprofits. She has been a member of the Los Angeles Press Club for a couple of years and looks forward to the possibility of contributing to the future success of its endeavors. Milano’s passion for meeting people extends from Los Feliz to her favorite getaway, Palm Springs. There, she is a member of the Palm Springs Museum of Art and a prominent Old Las Palmas-area patron.