Entertainment Aids Alliance (EAA) Set to Honor David Bishop of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Chris Long of DIRECTV and

  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

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

Business Wire

LOS ANGELES -- November 10, 2012

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 15^th 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

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


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