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Wednesday, October 03, 2012

This Year’s ADL Awardees Have Strong Malibu Ties

• 2012 Entertainment Industry Award

Two individuals with unique ties to Malibu will be this year’s recipients of the Anti-Defamation League’s  Entertainment Industry Awards.
 Rob Lowe and David Weil will be honored at the ADL’s Entertainment Industry Awards Dinner on Oct. 16.
The EIA is given to individuals “based on leadership and extraordinary innovations in the entertainment industry locally, nationally, and internationally,” according to the announcement of the event.
The ADL announcement says, “Lowe, who wears just about every hat in the entertainment industry—actor, writer, director and producer, has shown success far beyond the realm of film and television. His star power has lasted over a generation from “St. Elmo’s Fire” to “The West Wing” to “Parks and Recreation.”
In addition, “Off camera, Lowe is an accomplished stage actor, recently starring in Aaron Sorkin’s West End Revival of ‘A Few Good Men.’ He is a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author with his memoir, ‘Stories I Only Tell My Friends,’ and is currently working on his next book.”
Lowe grew up in Malibu, went to local public schools here and maintains strong ties to the community.
ADL’s other honoree, David Weil, CEO of Anschutz Film Group oversees its two divisions, Walden Media and Bristol Bay Productions. “During his tenure, AFG has produced over 30 films, including Academy Award winners ‘The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe’ and ‘Ray.’”
Before he joined AFG, Weil was an entertainment lawyer at O’Melveny and Myers for 25 years. Weil has been a member of ADL’s National Entertainment Advisory Council since its inception in 2006.
Weil also grew up in Malibu and, apart from the time he spent at college and law school, Weil has resided in the community
Megan Mullally and Actor/ Nick Offerman will be the masters of ceremonies at an event that is expected to be attended by many of the entertainment community members who are dedicated to social awareness within and without the industry.
The mission statement of the Anti-Defamation League, founded in 1913, is to be “dedicated to combating anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, defending democratic ideals, and protecting civil rights for all.”

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