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19th Annual Signature Fundraising Event

           April 25, 2014    •    Taste for a Cure    •    Beverly Wilshire Hotel

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Steve Mosko

2014 Gil Nickel Humanitarian Award Recipient
Steve Mosko

As president, Sony Pictures Television (SPT), Steve Mosko oversees all television operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) worldwide.

An SPE executive for more than two decades, Mosko leads the largest independent television studio, a company that ranks as a leader in the production and distribution of programming around the world. As president, Mosko also oversees the studio’s networks with 124 channel feeds available in more than 159 countries, reaching more than 840 million households worldwide and 17 production companies serving 12 countries outside the US. Also under his direction are sales for pay cable, video-on-demand and pay per view, digital networks and advertiser sales.

Some of the programs currently in production in the US include the original network primetime series “The Blacklist” and “Community” for NBC; “The Goldbergs” and “Shark Tank” for ABC; “Rake” for Fox and “Bad Teacher” and “Unforgettable” for CBS. The studio also produces a prolific roster of primetime cable series including dramas “Masters of Sex” for Showtime and “Justified” for FX. Additionally, the studio produces critically-acclaimed, highly-rated motion-pictures-for-television including the blockbuster Emmy Award-winner “Hatfield & McCoys.”

Under Mosko's direction, SPT programming has been awarded the industry’s top honors including the 2013 Emmy for Best Drama Series, the Golden Globe Award, two SAG awards and the PGA Award for its phenomenal hit series “Breaking Bad.”

Mosko joined SPE in 1992 as vice president of the western region for Columbia TriStar Television Distribution, a predecessor to SPT. He held several senior management positions at SPT before being named president of the US operations in 2000 and president of the entire global company in 2009.

Mosko was inducted into the Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame in 2005. He is a member of the Emeritus Board of Southern California Junior Achievement, the board of directors for the Ad Council, the board of directors of the Game Show Network, the executive board of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television and the executive committee of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS). He is a past Chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation and Viewpoint School board member and former chairman of NATPE.

A native of Baltimore, Mosko graduated from the University of Delaware with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications. In 1995 his alma mater honored him with its Presidential Achievement Award. In 2011 Mosko was awarded an honorary doctorate by Chapman University.

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