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Original Song "Because You Are Beautiful" from the V-Day Documentary "Until the Violence Stops" Nominated for an Emmy Award



New York, NY - “Because You Are Beautiful,” music and lyrics by Toni Childs, from the V-Day Documentary, “Until The Violence Stops,” has been nominated for an Emmy® in the Outstanding Music And Lyrics category. The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards presentation will be televised by the ABC Television Network on Sunday, September 19, from the Los Angeles Shrine Auditorium.

“Until The Violence Stops” world premiered at the 2004 Sundance Film Festival in January and broadcast premiered on Lifetime Television on February 17.

“Because You Are Beautiful” is an original song composed by three-time Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Toni Childs. Ensler and Childs met in early 2003 at V-Day Kauai. Ensler was already a big fan of Toni’s - the impact of Childs’ music on her life has been profound and a lifeline. By night’s end, Ensler found herself asking Toni to write an anthem for “Until The Violence Stops.” “Because You Are Beautiful” is the result.

In 2002, eight hundred cities participated in a movement to end violence against women and girls called V-Day, which grew out of Eve Ensler's award-winning play, "The Vagina Monologues." "Until the Violence Stops" follows the uplifting/empowering impact of V-Day in five international communities, while exposing the pervasive and cultural forms of violence that women experience all over the world.

Directed by first-time director Abby Epstein, the documentary features appearances by Founder/Playwright Eve Ensler, Jane Fonda, Glenn Close, Isabella Rossellini, Mary Alice, Queen Latifah, Rosie Perez, LisaGay Hamilton, Salma Hayek, Rosario Dawson, Hazelle Goodman, and Tantoo Cardinal.

The 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations In The Outstanding Music And Lyrics Category Are:

Until The Violence Stops (Song: Because You Are
Beautiful) • Lifetime Television • V-Day Productions for Lifetime Television in association with Iron Films
Toni Childs, Music & Lyrics by
David Ricketts, Music by
Eddie Free, Music by

The Fairly OddParents • Abracatastrophe (Song: Wish
Come True!) • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon Animation
Guy Moon, Music by
Butch Hartman, Lyrics by
Steve Marmel, Lyrics by

Futurama • The Devil’s Hands Are Idle Playthings (Song: I
Want My Hands Back) • FOX • Curiosity Company in
association with 20th Century Fox Television
Ken Keeler, Music and Lyrics

Sesame Street Presents “The Street We Live On”
(Song: The Street I Live On) PBS Sesame Workshop
Mike Renzi, Composer
Lou Berger, Lyricist

The Simpsons • The President Wore Pearls (Song: Vote for a Winner) • FOX • Gracie Films in association with
20th Century Fox Television
Alf Clausen, Music by
Dana Gould, Lyrics by