2013 CIMA Awards

Award Recipients & Honorees

Born in New York City and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA, Catherine Mary Hicks was a cheerleader at Gerard High School in Phoenix, Arizona, and graduated in 1969. Hicks attended St. Mary's College-Notre Dame University and studied English literature. Moving east from South Bend, Indiana, she began her acting career at Cornell University, where she won a two-year scholarship to the Actor's Conservatory where she received training in all aspects of the theatre.
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THE BIBLE comes to life in HISTORY’s epic new series. From Genesis to Revelation, these unforgettable stories unfold through live action and cutting-edge computer-generated imagery, offering new insight into famous scenes and iconic characters. Created by producer Mark Burnett and featuring an international cast that includes Roma Downey, this 10-hour docudrama explores the sacred text’s most significant episodes, including Noah’s journey in the ark, the Exodus and the life of Jesus.
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Whip Whitfield is a commuter airline pilot. While on a FLIGHT from Orlando to Atlanta something goes wrong and the plane starts to fly erratically. With little choice Whip crashes the plane. When he wakes up in the hospital, he learns some of the passengers and crew died. His friend at the airline introduces him to a lawyer who tells him there's a chance he could face criminal charges because it seems they did a blood test and he tested positive for drugs and alcohol. He denies being impaired so while an investigation is underway, he is told to keep his act together. But he continues to drink.
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BONES, a darkly amusing procedural in its eighth season, is inspired by real-life forensic anthropologist and novelist Kathy Reichs.
Dr. Temperance Brennan (Emily Deschanel) is a highly skilled forensic anthropologist who works at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C., and writes novels on the side. When the standard methods of identifying a body are useless (when the remains are so badly decomposed, burned or destroyed), law enforcement calls on Brennan for her uncanny ability to read clues left behind in the victim's bones.
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As longtime supporters of CIMA, Tom and Jane are deeply honored to serve as this year's Honorary Chairs. Since 1996, Jane has served CIMA in various capacities, ranging from Event Coordinator to President. Tom held Jane up through each appointment. After graduating from University of Maryland, Jane was fortunate to be able to combine her love of teaching and acting, through numerous Educational Television series.
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