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Saban Community Clinic's 39th Annual Dinner Gala



Multi-talented comedian/actor Joel McHale Hosted the Event

LOS ANGELES, Calif., November 23, 2015 – The Friends of the Saban Community Clinic honored Steve Mosko, Chairman of Sony Pictures Television, with the Leadership Award at its 39th Annual Dinner Gala held today at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. Longtime Clinic board member Michael Ziering, received the Lenny Somberg Award.

The annual Dinner Gala is the Clinic’s most prestigious fundraiser, raising $1.5 million to benefit the Clinic’s medical, dental and behavioral health services for low-income patients. Access to affordable, high-quality health care is vital for the 2.7 million uninsured men, women and children in Los Angeles County. Last year, the Clinic provided more than 100,000 patient visits to individuals who rely on the Clinic for medical services.

Chaired by Ellen Hoberman, Tom Hoberman, David Nevins andBen Sherwood, along with Honorary Co-Chairs Nancy Dubuc and Mark Lazarus, the Dinner Gala delivered an entertaining evening. Featured at this year’s event was comedian and actor Joel McHale, host of E!’s “The Soup” and star of “Community”. Guests were treated to a special performance from singer/songwriter Nate Ruess of the band FUN and former singer of The Limited. And, Emmy nominated actress Lizzy Caplan from the hit series “Masters of Sex” introduced a short film highlighting the Clinic’s work.

“Steve is the perfect recipient for the Clinic’s Leadership Award,” said event Chair Ellen Hoberman. “He is not only incredibly accomplished in the entertainment industry, but he is very dedicated to serving those who are disadvantaged in the Los Angeles community.”

As Chairman of Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Steve Mosko oversees all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment worldwide. An SPE executive for more than two decades, Mosko leads the largest independent television studio, a company that ranks as a leader in the production and distribution of programming around the world, encompassing an extraordinary span of genres, time periods and television venues. As Chairman, Mosko also oversees global distribution of feature film and television content, digital networks and advertiser sales.

Some of the programs currently in production at the studio include the original network primetime series “The Blacklist,” “The Night Shift,” “The Player” and “Game of Silence” for NBC; as well as “The Goldbergs,” “Dr. Ken,” “Shark Tank” and “Beyond the Tank” for ABC. The studio also produces a prolific roster of primetime cable series including dramas “Masters of Sex” for Showtime, “Better Call Saul” for AMC and “Outlander” for Starz. Sony Pictures Television is also a leader in creating original series for digital distribution, including “Bloodline” and “The Get Down” for Netflix, “Powers” for PlayStation and “Mad Dogs” for Amazon.

Clinic board member Michael Ziering was presented with the Lenny Somberg Award named in memory of the Clinic’s first Executive Director. The award is presented to a longtime volunteer who embodies his courageous vision, leadership and spirit. Ziering has been involved with Saban Community Clinic for more than 10 years.

About Saban Community Clinic Saban Community Clinic first opened its doors in 1967 as The Los Angeles Free Clinic. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Saban Community Clinic serves low-income and uninsured men, women, and children, providing more than 100,000 patient visits each year. With three health centers located in the Los Angeles and West Hollywood areas, the Clinic provides affordable access to quality medical, dental and mental health services. For more information, visit

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