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Photo:(r.l) Michael R. Bloomberg, Faiza J. Saeed & Ron Howard

The Paley Center for Media honored Ron Howard( Academy award winning actor & director), Faiza J. Saeed ( Presiding Partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore) & Michael Bloomberg( Founder of Bloomberg LLP & 108th NYC Mayor) on its Inaugural Paley Honors Awards...!   

NEW YORK, NY(SMI-GLOBAL-MEDIA-ENTERTAINMENT-AWARDS-JUNE 13-17, 2024)-The Paley Center for Media celebrated its inaugural Paley Honors award last Thursday's evening June 13, honoring Michael R. Bloomberg(Founder of Bloomberg LP & 108th Mayor of New York City), Faiza J. Saeed (Presiding Partner of Cravath, Swaine & Moore) & Ron Howard (Academy & Golden Globe winning US Director & Actor) with the Paley Honor Awards at renowned Cipriani's-42nd Street in Manhattan.
The Paley Center for Media is the world’s leading nonprofit cultural institution dedicated to preserving our media history and exploring media’s powerful shaping influence on culture and society.
In addition, through its annual Paley Honors Award benefit gala, the Paley Center for Media honors visionary leaders from the media, entertainment & business for their greatest contributions to the media industry with all proceeds raised to support the institution's educational programs and keep its vital goal on preserving historic archives for current and future generations.  
Notable Attendees included:Frank A Bennack Jr.(Chairman Paley Center for Media), Maureen J. Reidy(CEO of Paley Center for Media),Michael R. Bloomberg, Ron Howard, Faiza J. Saeed, Carol Alt, Candace Bushnell,Richard Clarke,Katie Couric, David Faber, Cristiana Falcone,Carla Hall, Bryce Dallas Howard,Brad Karp, Ynon Kreiz, Bianca Lawson, Joh Ledecky,Daryl Lee,Melissa Lee,Crystal McCrary, Raymond McGuire, Lorne Michael, Daniel Mosley,Jeanine Pirro, Gary Anthony Ramsay, Chuck Scarborough, Howard Schultz, Andrew Ross Sorkin,Jessica Tarlov, Peter Thomas,


Michael R. Bloomberg

Mike Bloomberg is an entrepreneur and the 108th Mayor of New York City (2002-2013) whose innovations in business, government, and philanthropy have made him one of the world’s most influential leaders. Bloomberg LP, the forward-thinking information technology and media company he launched in 1981, has brought greater transparency and fairness to the financial system, and helps bring clarity to an increasingly complex world. As the founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, Mike Bloomberg is a fearless and effective voice on some of the most urgent global issues including climate change, public health, education, and gun violence. Committed to improving and saving lives around the world, Bloomberg has given away $17.4 billion so far and in 2023 was America’s single biggest philanthropic donor, giving away more than $3 billion. 


Ron Howard

From the earliest days of his career to the present day, Ron Howard’s landmark achievements in both film and television as an actor, writer, director, and producer have entertained and inspired audiences the world over. The award-winning projects he has creatively impacted from The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days through modern-day classics including Arrested Development and Parenthood, as well as Academy Award-winning films Apollo 13 and A Beautiful Mind, remain cultural touchstones. Through his production company Imagine Entertainment, which he cofounded with Brian Grazer in 1986, Howard continues to break ground with riveting projects including Genius, The Super Models, The Dynasty: New England Patriots, and the highly anticipated upcoming films Jim Henson Idea Man and Eden, which are testaments to his visionary artistry and enduring impact.


Faiza J. Saeed.

As a trusted advisor, visionary leader, and one of the most respected legal minds of our time, Faiza Saeed has been a principal architect of the modern media landscape. She has advised industry titans in megadeals and transformative transactions that have included Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox, Time Warner’s acquisition by AT&T, Viacom’s merger with CBS, DreamWorks Animation’s sale to Comcast, and the formation of Amblin Partners. Known for her steady and strategic counsel, Faiza Saeed continues to play an integral role in shaping the future of the media industry and beyond. She serves as Presiding Partner of the prestigious law firm of Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, the first woman to hold the role in the firm’s 200+ year history, with a record of extraordinary leadership and accomplishment.   

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