“Let’s Get Real” raises $130,000 for Saban Community Clinic

The fundraiser honored exec producer Thom Beers (pictured) while also raising funds for the LA-based clinic that provides uninsured and low-income patients with affordable health care.
June 10, 2016

This week’s “Let’s Get Real” event in Santa Monica, honoring producer Thom Beers (pictured) and raising funds for the LA-based Saban Community Clinic, raised more than US$130,000 for the cause.

The party brought together scores of top executives from the unscripted industry to salute Beers, the exec producer behind such hits as Discovery’s Deadliest Catch and History’s Ice Road Truckers as well as to raise much-needed funds for the clinic which serves low-income and uninsured patients with free and affordable health care.

The event was chaired by APA partner and head of alternative Hayden Meyer, ITV Entertainment president David Eilenberg, and APA partner and alternative/factual agent Marc Kamler.

Among the guests at the bash were ITV America’s Brent Montgomery, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s Heather Olander, National Geographic Channel’s Tim Pastore, Investigation Discovery’s Henry  Schleiff, ABC’s Rob Mills and CAA’s Hans Schiff.

Earlier this week, Beers exclusively revealed to Realscreen the formation of a new prodco, BoBCat, with Original Productions colleague Jeff Conroy and digital media exec Sarah Bernard.

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