Emmy™ Award-Winning Writer Bruce Vilanch to Host with Marlee Matlin and Pam Grier as Special Guests For The 15th Annual Visionary Awards

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Entertainment Aids Alliance (EAA) Set to Honor David Bishop of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Chris Long of DIRECTV and Amazon.com at the 15th Annual Visionary Awards Next Week
Published: November 9, 2012

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JULY 09: Writer Bruce Vilanch arrives at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science’s ‘The Last 70mm Film Festival’ Screening Of ‘It’s A Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World’ at AMPAS Samuel Goldwyn Theater on July 9, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

Emmy™ Award-Winning Writer Bruce Vilanch to Host with Marlee Matlin and Pam Grier as Special Guests

LOS ANGELES — On Wednesday evening, November 14, Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) will present its annual Visionary Awards to Chris Long, Senior Vice President, Entertainment & Production at DIRECTV and Dana Luthy, Category Leader for TV and Movies, who will be accepting the award on behalf of Amazon.com. The organization will also present its first-ever Lifetime Advocate Award to David Bishop, President Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. The event will be held at The Beverly Hilton and Emmy™ Award-winning writer Bruce Vilanch will host the evening. Award-winning actresses Marlee Matlin and Pam Grier will also be on hand to present the awards.

Now in its 15th year as one of EAA’s principal fundraisers, the Visionary Awards annually draws entertainment leaders and innovators whose support has made EAA the industry’s longest standing non-profit organization dedicated to AIDS research, prevention and services. Past Visionary honorees have included Academy™ Award-winning producer Steve Tisch (Forrest Gump, Pursuit of Happyness, American History X), Bill Mechanic (Pandemonium Films, former Chairman 20th Century Fox Films), Ted Sarandos (Chief Content Officer, Netflix), Bob Chapek (President, Disney Consumer Products), Dr. Peter Anton (UCLA AIDS Institute, Director of the Center for Prevention Research at UCLA, co-principal investigator of the Microbicide Trials Network), philanthropist Richard Foos (Co-founder of Rhino Records and Shout! Factory) and Henry McGee (President, HBO Home Entertainment and President of the Alvin Ailey Dance Foundation) among others.

Sponsors of EAA’s 15th Annual Visionary Awards include: AGI-Shorewood; Anchor Bay Entertainment; CBS Corporation; Chartis Private Client Group; Deloitte; Dolby Laboratories; DreamWorks SKG; Entertainment One; Gaiam Vivendi Entertainment; HBO Home Entertainment; McKinsey & Company; Market Force; Multi Packaging Solutions; NBC Universal; Netflix; Paramount Home Entertainment; Redbox; RLJ Entertainment; Showtime Networks; Sony DADC; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment; Topaz Entertainment; Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment; Universal McCann; Versant Supply Chain; Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment; and Warner Home Video.

Tickets for the EAA Visionary Awards may be purchased online at http://www.entertainmentAIDSalliance.org. Inquiries regarding corporate sponsorship and major gifts should contact Kevin Mark Lodie at kml(at)diversifiedluxury(dot)com.

Entertainment AIDS Alliance (EAA) was founded as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 1989 to rally the collective influence and funding of the entertainment industry to respond to the urgent need for HIV/AIDS research, prevention and services. Its ranks include the major studios, entertainment content producers, distributors and affiliated creative and business service industries. EAA maintains no corporate offices and nearly 80% of all funds it raises are distributed to over 150 carefully vetted and qualified beneficiaries, including standing beneficiaries such as UCLA AIDS Institute C.A.R.E. Center, AIDS Project Los Angeles, the Actor’s Fund AIDS Initiative, AIDS Research Alliance, AIDS Service Center, Common Ground and Los Angeles Jewish AIDS Services. For more information, visit http://www.entertainmentAIDSalliance.org

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