Thursday, December 13, 2012

Maria Arena Bell Given WIN's Humanitarian Award

Humanitarian Award winner Maria Arena Bell with Eric Braeden
Former THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS executive producer and head writer Maria Arena Bell was honored on Wednesday at the WIN (Women’s Image Network) Awards with their Humanitarian Award for her dedicated and long standing contribution to the arts and arts education.

The WIN Awards were co-hosted by Melissa Petermen and Bruce Vilanch. The Humanitarian Award was presented by actress Lisa Kudrow.

"I am so honored that WIN, an organization that promotes positive images of women and girls in the media and recognizes female writers, producers and directors chose to honor me with their Humanitarian Award," said Bell.

"WIN wanted to recognize my work in the arts and arts education through organizations like PS Arts, MOCA and Americans for the Arts as well as my recent appointment by Mayor Villaraigosa as a cultural affairs commissioner for the city of Los Angeles," she continued. "I thank Phyllis Stuart for her leadership at WIN."

The event was held at Paramount Studios and was attended by Lee Phillip Bell, Lauralee Bell, Jeanne Cooper, Eric Braeden, Genie Francis, Patty Weaver and many others. Check out a few photos below:

Maria Bell: I Never Dumbed Down The Storytelling
SHAKE-UP: Sony Names Jill Farren Phelps Executive Producer & Josh Griffith Head Writer Of THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS; Wishes Maria Bell Well
The Paley Center Celebrates THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS' 10,000 Episodes!
RED CARPET INTERVIEW: Maria Arena Bell at the 39th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards


  1. I'm guessing the committee that chose MAB didn't include her portrayal of women as weak and/or crazy on Y&R as part of her credentials to receive this award.

  2. Since I'm part of the HONOREE committee I can assure you the world is full of women of all kinds. Maria Bell is an excellent person who does extraordinary work promoting art and arts education.