Comedian and actor Dane Cook will serve as host of the Zimmer Children’s Museum’s 12th Annual Discovery Award Dinner on Thursday evening, Nov. 8, at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Serving as the only children’s museum in the city of Los Angeles, the Museum will present its prestigious Discovery Award honoring extraordinary leaders in their fields and […]
Comedian and actor Dane Cook will serve as host of the Zimmer Children’s Museum’s 12th Annual Discovery Award Dinner on Thursday evening, Nov. 8, at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
Serving as the only children’s museum in the city of Los Angeles, the Museum will present its prestigious Discovery Award honoring extraordinary leaders in their fields and communities to Deborah Klein, a partner at Jackoway Tyerman Wertheimer Austen Mandelbaum Morris & Klein, and her husband Mort Marcus, co-president of Debmar-Mercury; Sharon Sacks, president and founder of event company Sacks Productions; and Carrie Lieberman, partner at Team Tutors and an attorney.
Deborah Klein and Mort Marcus, who have balanced their 19-year marriage with high-pressure careers, will be honored “for their steadfast commitment to community and education, as well as their unfailing devotion to their family,” said incoming Zimmer Board President Andy Kaplan, president, Worldwide Networks, Sony Pictures Television, and a 2011 Zimmer honoree. “They have pledged support to their many charitable organizations with a total and unabated dedication.”
Klein serves as a partner at one of the country’s preeminent entertainment law firms and represents some of the biggest names in the world of entertainment. She is a member of the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors and, together with Marcus, supports numerous cancer research projects. In addition to other boards, she just finished a three-year term as the chairman of the board at Curtis School.
After 10 years as president of Buena Vista Television, Marcus founded Debmar Studios, selling the syndication rights to South Park. Now he is co-president of Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury, the TV distribution and production firm behind Anger Management, Tyler Perry’s House of Payne and Meet the Browns, The Wendy Williams Show and many others.
Honoree Sharon Sacks, a lifestyle guru well known to reality TV viewers, combines her role as a wife, mother and grandmother with her 25-year career as president-founder of Los Angeles-based event production company Sacks Productions.
Sacks will be feted by Zimmer for her charitable work benefiting children and cancer research. The award will cite her for “dedication to giving back, as evidenced by her continued involvement with Revlon Run/Walk, Zimmer and many other organizations,” Museum CEO Esther Netter said.