Shonda Rhimes to Receive Sherry Lansing Award

TV showrunner Shonda Rhimes has been tapped to receive The Hollywood Reporter's Sherry Lansing Award at the 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast.

Shonda Rhimes to Receive Sherry Lansing Award

The award recognizes a woman who is a pioneer and leader in her industry.

Sherry Lansing said of Rhimes, "Over the past decade, Shonda Rhimes has completely redefined the way women are perceived on television — and therefore in society too. She’s created iconic roles for women; she’s put women front and center in the national debate; and she’s also been a pioneering force in leading the way for African-American women in the media. And what’s amazing about her is, she hasn’t just done this once: she’s done it over and over and over again. She’s a creative, intellectual and artistic powerhouse, and I’m thrilled she’ll receive the award that carries my name."

The 2014 Women in Entertainment Breakfast takes place December 10th.