LOS ANGELES, Calif., June 9, 2016 – Approximately 300 reality television
producers and executives attended the inaugural “Let’s Get
Real” event honoring award-winning, veteran producer
Thom Beers (Deadliest Catch) for his professional and philanthropic leadership. The event, held June
8 at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, raised more than $130,000 for
Saban Community Clinic’s patients.
Chaired by APA Partner and Head of Alternative & Factual Programming
Hayden Meyer and co-chaired by ITV Entertainment President
David Eilenberg and APA Partner and Alternative & Factual Agent
Marc Kamler, “Let’s Get Real” successfully aligned the reality television
industry with Saban Community Clinic and the reality it faces every day
in providing affordable and/or free medical services to the most vulnerable
citizens of Los Angeles.
With a career spanning three decades, Beers has been lauded for creating
and producing such hit series as
Deadliest Catch – which has earned 16 Emmy awards – as well as
Ice Road Truckers,
Ax Men and many others. He most recently served as CEO of FremantleMedia North
America, and previously as CEO of Original Productions (which he founded in 1998).
Proceeds from the event will benefit the clinic’s medical, dental
and behavioral services for low-income and uninsured men, women and children.
On the event photo included, pictured from left to right: Event Co-Chair
David Eilenberg; the Clinic’s CEO Julie Hudman; honoree Thom Beers;
Event Chair and Friends Board Member Hayden Meyer; and Event Co-Chair