Following the tragic death of beloved actress and director Adrienne Shelly in November 2006, The Adrienne Shelly Foundation was created to help young female moviemakers reach new frontiers through scholarships, grants and other resources. On Monday November 12, the foundation will hold its inaugural fundraising gala at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. Alanis Morissette will sing live, and there will be a celebrity-filled reading of Shelly’s screenplay The Morgan Stories featuring Matt Dillon, Edie Falco, Mary-Louise Parker and others. The foundation will also launch an eBay auction at the gala, offering around 25 prizes such as movie walk-on roles and VIP tickets. Doors will open at 6pm for the 6:30 show, with a VIP reception to follow later at Bar Martignetti. Tickets are available at