Past Honorees

 

2016 Honorees

2016
Vanessa Frank, Community Leader
Darryl Frank, Co-President, Amblin
Aaron Rosenberg, Partner at Myman Greenspan Fineman Fox Rosenberg & Light
Danny Rose, Television Producer

Honory Dinner Chairs: Jenna Adler, Kevin Beggs, Ann Blanchard, Scooter & Yael Braun, Sara & Ivan Brooks, Karey Burke, Samie & Justin Falvey, Karen & Eli Frankel, Alexandra & Brad Fuller, Andrea & Ari Greenburg, Francesca Grossman, Suzi Kaltman, Andy Kaplan, Deborah Klein & Mort Marcus, Dick & Sally Lippin, Michael Lombardo & Sonny Ward, Miyoko & Roger Love, David Madden, James Mandelbaum & Steve Byrnes, Robin & Dr. Phil McGraw, Katharine McPhee, Laura & Sanford Michelman, Gara & Jason Post, Billy Ruvelson, Lizzie Scheck & Max Calne, Mark Sudack & Laura Katzenberg, Maira Suro & David Garfinkle, Fernando Szew, Jeff Wachtel, Candie & Richard Weitz, David & Haeran Zedeck


2015
Karey Burke, EVP Programming & Development, ABC Family Channel
James Mandelbaum, Partner, Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein

Honory Dinner Chairs: Orly Adelson, Rod Aissa, Marsha & Karl Austen, Ann Blanchard & Sandy Becker, Kevin Beggs, Sophia Bush, Sigal & David Byrnes, Steve Byrnes, David Caruso, Ami & Joe Cohen, Maria Crenna, Michael Duggan, Bert Ellis, Dan Erlij, Nathan Fillion, Michael Patrick King & Craig Fisse, Blake Fronstin, Caroline Williams Goddard, Ari Greenburg, Renee & Paul Haas, Amy Hartwick, Michele Mulrooney & Jim Jackoway, Aaron Kaplan, Mike Kelley, Peter Krause, Melissa Loy, Deborah Klein & Mort Marcus, Dan McDermott, Kary McHoul, Carol Mendelsohn, Jonny Lee Miller, Marcy & Steve Morris, Olivia Munn, Carolyn Newman, Chris O’Donnell, Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, Dawn Olmstead, Jay Sures, Gayle & Barry Tyerman, James Van Der Beek, Jeff Wachtel, Michael Lombardo & Sonny Ward, Jason Weinberg, Sharon & Alan Wertheimer


2014
Dick Lippin, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Lippin Group
Allison Shearmur, Film & Television Producer, Allison Shearmur Productions

Honory Dinner Chairs: Dick Askin, Kevin Beggs, Adam Berkowitz, Bob Bookman, Patrice Courtaban, Geena Davis & Dr. Reza Jarrahy, Stephen J. Davis, Doug Dohring, Mike Freed, Risa Gertner, Mark Goldman, Jodi Kahn, Mark Kaner, Wendy Kirk, Dr. Mark Krieger & Kristie Macosko Krieger, Sam Leslie, Jordan Levin, Frank Marshall & Kathleen Kennedy, Andy Meyers, Tendo Nagenda, Rod Perth, Sonya Rosenfeld, Shelly Saarela, Michael Seligman, Edward Shearmur, David Straus, Courtenay Valenti, Jeff Wachtel, Jana Winograde & Todd Sandler, Linda Woolverton, Joe Zenas


2013
David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company
Margaret Loesch, Founding President and CEO, The HUB Network
Sanford Michelman, Founding Partner, Michelman & Robinson LLP

Honory Dinner Chairs: Kevin Beggs, Stephen J. Davis, Ari Greenburg, Amy & Andy Heyward, David Hill, Michael Kassan, Dana Kravetz, John Landgraf, Michael Lombardo, Gary Newman, Michael Nyman, Peter Roth, Richard Smith, Ken Solomon, Joel Stillerman, Jeff Wachtel, Dana Walden


2012
Deborah Klein, Partner at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein
Mort Marcus, Co-president of Debmar-Mercury
Carrie Lieberman, Partner at Team Tutors and attorney
Sharon Sacks, President and Founder of Sacks Productions

Honory Dinner Chairs: Shelli & Irving Azoff, Arthur Barens, Jody Barens, Maxine Barens, Lorrie Bartlett, Kevin Beggs & Dianna Lau, Ira Bernstein, Jim Carrey, Laurie & Jon Feltheimer, Viveca & Will Ferrell, Mark Gordon & Sally Whitehill, Jason & Helena Heyman, Mark Itkin & Bradley Bayou, Jim & Michele Jackoway, LaTanya & Samuel L. Jackson, Chuck James, Matthew & Yasmine Johnson, Nicola & Jordan Kerner, Joey & Wendy Klein, Jill & Lee Kort, Nathalie Kunin, Lyn & Norman Lear, Adam & Courtney Lewis, Matt & Masha Lichtenberg, Heather & Todd Lieberman, Marc Lieberman, Dick & Sally Lippin, Shelley & Frank Litvack, Jerry Perenchio, Geneviève & Ivan Reitman, John Rigney, Phillip Sacks, Lauren & Bobby Turner, Vince & Kyla Vaughn, Sheryl & Jeff Wachtel, Elyse & David Walker, Sheila & Clint Walker


2011
Andy Kaplan, President, World Wide Networks, Sony Pictures Television
Courtney Mizel, V.P., Business Development, Vert Capital Partners
Richard Smith, President, Banc of California

Honory Dinner Chairs: Jon Feltheimer, Elizabeth Goldhirsh-Yellin, Sanford Michelman, Cheston & Lara Mizel, Steve Mosko, Dana Pachulski, Mindy & Adam Silverstein, Jeff Wachtel, Jennifer Wooster


2010
Stephen J. Davis, EVP-Chief Content Office, Hasbro
Barbara Prober, Community Leader

Honory Dinner Chairs: Kevin Beggs, Peggy Davis, Sari Eshman, Sheila Goldberg, Charlene Hartman, Dick Lippin, Ed Prober & Wendy Prober-Cohen, Beverly Sturman, Jeff Wachtel


2009
Kevin Beggs, Chairman, LIONSGATE Television
Dana Pachulski, Banker
Jennifer Wooster, Community Leader

Honory Dinner Chairs: Allison & Larry Berg, Leigh Brecheen & John Dellaverson, Pell & Michael Burns, Carolyn & Craig Enenstein, Rick Feldman, Julia Franz & Chris Silbermann, Dee & Ed Gelb, Mark Itkin & Bradley Bayou, Dianna Lau-Beggs, Jon Feltheimer, Betsy & Rabbi Steve Leder, Dayna & Gary Lerner, Debra & Meir Levy, Dick Lippin, Michelle & Danny Mandel, Jan & Owen Miller, Sherri & Arnie Nelson, Allison & Kevin O’Malley, Richard Pachulski, Kim & Walker Ozar, Tammy & Richard Ratner, Christine & Jason Reese, Jaclyn & Aaron Schatzow, Vilia & Scott Schwartz, Ben Simon, Sandra Stern, Stephanie & Leon Vahn, Sheryl & Jeff Wachtel, Lori & Steve Weisskopf, Allison Wright & Andy Kaplan, Randy Wooster, Shirin & Peyman Yadegar


2008
Dr. Charles Sophy, President, NBCU Cable Entertainment
Jeff Wachtel, Chief Content Officer, NBCU Cable Entertainment

Honory Dinner Chairs: Brooke Adams & Tony Shalhoub, Jenna & Dan Adler, Donna Bojarsky, Kristin Dornig & Tony Krantz, Jean Firstenberg, Bonnie Hammer, Doug Herzog, Mark Itkin, Andy Kaplan, Howard Klein, Brown Kogen, Jay Kogen, Sue & Arnold Kogen, Tanya Lopez & Stan Brooks, David Madden, Jeanne & Milton Mandell, Debra Messing, Rick Rosen, Bruce Rosenblum, June Rosner, Renee & Charles Sophy, David Stapf, Jay Sures, Bruce Voss, Diana L. Voss, Sheryl Wachtel


2007
Missy Halperin, Sr. VP Talent Relations and Special Projects at Fox Broadcasting Company
Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children’s Programming at Public Broadcasting Service

Honory Dinner Chairs: Suzanne & Doug Aarniokoski, Shelli & Irving Azoff, Jennifer & Larry Bond, Beth & Rodney Freeman, Eve & Billy Gerber, Teri Hatcher, Gabrielle & Charlie Isaacs, Gary E. Knell, Heidi & Jon Monkarsh, Pam Gerber & Suzanne Slonim, Nancy Steingard, Irene & Joe Roth, Jill & Jon Weiser, Candie & Richard Weitz, John F. Wilson


2006
Beth & Rodney Freeman, Community Leader & Owner, Freeman Construction
Wendy Moss Klein, Co-President, Two Friends Entertainment

Honory Dinner Chairs: Beny Alagem, Ernest & Lisa D. Auerbach, Nancy & Alan Epstein, Marci & Greg Foster, Kathy & Tim Gallagher, Debi & Marc Graboff, Deborah Klein & Mort Marcus, Joey Klein, Laurie & Lyn Konheim, Diane & Jon Levin, Nancy Steingard & Norm Solomon, Richard S. Ziman


2005
Jenna Adler, CAA Music Agent
Dan Adler, Founder, Media Eagles, Inc.
Jennifer E. Cohen, Community Leader

Honory Dinner Chairs: Judy & John Bedrosian, Allison & Larry Berg, Joyce & Stanley Black, Michael Bolton, Robin & Elliott Broidy, Norman & Marguerite Brokaw, Beverly & Robert Cohen, Jean and Leonard Cohen, Eric Eisner, Jean Firstenberg, Shelley & Dr. Phillip Fleshner, Barbara & Alan Gindi, Sharon & Elie Gindi, Deborah & Dr. Mark Goldenberg, Lisa & Mark Grabow, Kendra & Efrem Harkam, Jean & Stephen Kaplan, Brown & Jay Kogen, Larry Kohl, Dina & Fred Leeds, James Perse, Claudia & Bruce Resnikoff, Annette & Leonard Shapiro, David Suissa, Janis & Douglas Warner


2004
Mark Itkin, Board Member, Co-Head of Television, WME Entertainment
Gloria & Jerry Lushing, Community Leaders

Honory Dinner Chairs: Joyce & Stanley Black, Elaine & Elliott Caplow, Beverly & Robert Cohen, Pat & Sandy Gage, Elaine & Bram Goldsmith, Harriet Hochman, Roberta & Marvin Holland, Jerome & Carol Katzman, Lynette & Ray Kurtzman, Janet & David Lonner, Leslie Moonves, Jeanne Newman, Dr. Gene & Carol Osher, Cydney & Bill Osterman, Lynda & Stewart Resnick, Esther Schulman, Annette & Leonard Shapiro, Myra & Ron Silverman, Sandy & Marvin Smalley, Leo & Dr. Susan Spiwak, Ronnie & Joe Stabler, Janis & Douglas Warner, Sylvia Weisz, Sue & David Wilstein, Richard S. Ziman


2003
Barbara Fisher, SVP, Programming, UP TV
Cynthia Sikes Yorkin, Community Leader

Honory Dinner Chairs: Leslie & Paul Aronzon, Fran Bay, Carole Black, Bill Brand, Esther Lerner Brenner & Family, Lisa Cohen, Elissa Czuker, Barbara & Marvin Davis, Denise Di Novi, Beth & Ron Dozoretz, Dagny & Michael Dubelko, Kimberly & John Emerson, Janis Black Goldman, Kelly Goode, Andy Heyward, Lisa & Josh Hofheimer, Jean Kaplan, Gail Katz, Jena & Michael King, Lauren & Richie King, Wendy Moss Klein, Larry Kohl, Lyn & Norman Lear, Irena & Mike Medavoy, Donna & Paul Nadel, Karen & Ned Nalle, Evelyn & Mo Ostin, Mary & Norm Pattiz, Lynda & Steward Resnick, Melissa Partridge & Dennis Rosenblatt, Nancy & Dick Riordan, Karen Sandler, Dara Schnee, Annette & Leonard Shapiro, Diane & Mark Smith, Anne M. Sweeney, Cheryl Tiegs, Deborah & David Trainer, Trevor Walton, Bud Yorkin


2002
Andy Heyward, Founder of A Squared Entertainment
Arthur Hiller, Filmmaker

Honory Dinner Chairs: Miriam & Marvin Alperin, Allison Berg, Gabriel Brener, Wrenn Chais, Elissa Czuker, Susanne Czuker, Governor Gray Davis, First Lady Sharon Davis, Bert Deixler, Karen Lehmann Eisner & David Eisner, Ari Emanuel, Bonnie Eskenazi, Janet & Jake Farber, Councilman Eric Garcetti, Rabbi Laura Geller, MeraLee & Leonard Goldman, Mayor James Hahn, Genethia Hudley-Hayes, Trudy & Lou Kestenbaum, Wendy Moss Klein, Stephen Mosko, Mace Neufeld, Marjorie & Rabbi Jacob Pressman, Barbara Prober, Rick Rosen, Sharon & Richard Rosett, Joann Roth-Oseary & Yossi Oseary, Sharon Sacks, Dr. Doreen & Rabbi Chaim Seidler-Feller, Terri & Michael Smooke, Susan and Peter Strauss, Councilman Jack Weiss, Barbara & Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky


2001
Jean Friedman, Zimmer Children’s Museum Founding Board Chair
Gary E. Knell, President and CEO, National Geographic Society

Honory Dinner Chairs: Beverly & Herb Gelfand, Barbara & Fred Kort, Annette & Leonard Shapiro, Carol Brennglass Spinner & Art Spinner, Nancy Steingard