Jonathan Koch, president and chief creative officer for Encino-based Asylum Entertainment, will be honored for his professional and philanthropic contributions at the third annual “Let’s Get Real” event, held to benefit the Saban Community Clinic in Los Angeles.
The event, co-chaired by Hayden Meyer, APA partner and head of alternative & factual programming; David Eilenberg, ITV America’s chief creative officer; and Marc Kamler, APA partner and alternative & factual agent, takes place June 5 at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica. The annual celebration brings together producers and executives in the unscripted television industry to celebrate one of their own while raising funds for the LA-based clinic, which provides medical, dental and behavioral services available to the low-income and uninsured men, women and children of Los Angeles. Past honorees have included Cris Abrego and Thom Beers.
Koch and partner Steve Michaels have been behind such programming as projects for ESPN’s ’30 for 30′, Reelz Channel’s Gangsters,
and A&E’s Autobiography, as well as scripted dramatic fare including the Emmy-winning miniseries, The Kennedys.
“We’re extremely proud to honor Jonathan, especially in light of his life-threatening health scare [detailed in an edition of Jimmy Fox's podcast, Unscripted and Unprepared]. He’s always been a beloved member of our business community, and his unique perspective on the need for quality health care for everyone makes him our ideal honoree,” said APA’s Hayden Meyer.
“Jonathan has the heart of a champion and we’re privileged to have him help inspire our industry to support the clinic and the most vulnerable members of our city,” he added.
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