EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Luncheon

honors recipients 2017

May 19, 2017 - Sheraton Universal Hotel, Universal City, CA

12:00 - 2:00 pm

EMA will be hosting its third annual Honors Luncheon to benefit its Scholarship Foundation on May 19, 2017 at the Sheraton Universal Hotel in Universal City.

At this year's luncheon, the Scholarship Foundation will honoring two recipients recognized for accomplishments in the home entertainment industry and support for the industry's overall growth through industry collaboration, as well as making substantial contributions to a worthwhile organization.

     Paul Yanover’s award recognizes his leadership and contribution to the entertainment industry, where at Fandango he has made discovering movies, purchasing movie tickets and watching movies at home and on-the-go easier than ever before. He’s created an integrated digital network that serves consumers throughout the movie life cycle, including Fandango’s premium on-demand video service, FandangoNOW.

     “Paul Yanover has made Fandango into the ultimate destination for movie fans, by building a digital network to meet all of their movie needs, including a service for downloading and streaming movies and television shows,” said Mark Fisher, President & CEO of EMA. “And he continues to expand the reach of Fandango globally.”

     Michele Edelman is being honored for her work for the betterment of our community. She currently sits on the Executive Advisory Board for the Harrington School of Communications at The University of Rhode Island, the groundbreaking school founded by Richard Harrington, former CEO of Thomson Reuters, and previously served on the National Board of Directors for GLAAD, the organization that rewrites the script for LGBTQ acceptance and tackles tough issues to shape the narrative and provoke dialogue that leads to cultural change.

     “Michele Edelman represents the best of the industry in her service to the broader community,” noted Fisher. “She is an incredibly busy and accomplished professional, yet makes the time to contribute her knowledge and skills to advance the well-being of society.”

The Scholarship Program is one of the most enduring benefits offered to EMA regular and associate members. The EMA Scholarship Foundation affords member companies the opportunity to provide the potential of educational assistance for employees, children and spouses. 

In addition to tickets for the luncheon, we will be offering ad space in our Honors Program (starting at $1,000), which will be distributed at the luncheon as well as by email to all EMA member companies. (Discounted packages including luncheon tickets and advertising will be available.) 

We will also be raffling off wonderful prizes donated by generous supporters. If you'd like to donate a raffle item, please fill out the Raffle Item Donation Form.

Event Schedule:

  • 11:30 am - Check-in
  • 12:00 pm - Networking Reception
  • 12:30 pm - Lunch
  • 2:00 pm - End

If you are unable to attend the luncheon, donations to the scholarship foundation will be gratefully accepted.

All proceeds from the Honors Luncheon and raffle will benefit the Scholarship Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Tax ID #22-2843138.

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