presented by dua lipa The Power of Women Producer of the Year award went to LuckyChap Entertainment, producers of films and TV series celebrating women’s stories, including “Barbie,” “Promising Young Woman” and “Made.”
“Since 2014, LuckyChap has been supporting female filmmakers,” Lipa said Thursday night. Diversity Women in Power Dinner, presented by Lifetime. “That mission is part of the ethos of the company – celebrating female storytellers and strong female characters, and appointing female HODs – but if you talk to Margot (Robbie), Tom (Ackerley) and Josie (McNamara) they’ll tell you Will tell – it’s just good business.”
Singer added, “As filmmakers, the LuckyChap team leads every step of the way with humor, empathy, and heart.” “They are involved in every aspect of their projects – from creating intensely practical environments on set, which became home to the truly epic dance party in the film, to heartfelt moments where audiences around the world were challenged with the idea that this What it means to be human.”
Lipa credited her global success to the incredible visionaries behind LuckyChap, who “two years ago, had the foresight to take a risky step forward,” the billion-dollar blockbuster, “Barbie.”
After thanking their fellow honorees, McNamara and Ackerley revealed they would be speaking for their producing partner Robbie, who lost his voice days earlier. The actor and producer then delivered a speech that he had written recently and never shared with either of them.
The first revelation from Robbie’s speech? “Her lucky partners, use her as a crutch to do these public-facing things,” Ackerley read.
“You’re right Tom, we say,” McNamara continued. “And that’s not fair, just because she performs for a living doesn’t mean she doesn’t find public speaking as scary as we do.”
Ackerley said, “We know this so I pledge here and now, in front of all these people and Dua Lipa (who I have a secret crush on), that I will no longer give up every speech for Margot.”
The jokes continued to point to the awkwardness of two “friends” speaking for a woman at a Power of Women event, which Robbie tackled directly, “But it’s me, Margot, writing this. I just have to say one thing. What I love more than seeing men supporting women is seeing men supporting women. “I’ve been watching for the last 10 years how these two guys have dedicated their time to supporting women in this industry. Have dedicated my career and nothing could make me love them more.”
Robbie founded LuckyChap in 2014 with her husband Ackerley and friends McNamara and Sophia Kerr.