Doug Belgrad, Patrick Whitesell, Patrick Wachsberger, Michael De Luca, Lorenzo di Bonaventura,
Bryan Lourd, Amy Pascal, Todd Black, Jason Blumenthal, Steve Tisch, Brad Weston
Our 2017 Honoree Marc Evans
President, Paramount Pictures Motion Picture Group
Marc Evans is the President of the Motion Picture Group at Paramount Pictures where he is responsible for the studio's film operations from development to release. In addition to managing the Creative/Development group, he also oversees Animation, Casting, Business Affairs, and Physical Production, including Film & Development Finance, Post Production, and Music.
Evans joined Paramount in August 2003 as Vice-President of Production before being promoted to Senior Vice President in 2006 and Executive vice President in 2008. He most recently served as President of Production.
At Paramount, Evans has supervised production on many of the studio's most critically and commercially successful films and has worked repeatedly with the film industry's top filmmakers. Under his leadership, Paramount released such films as "FENCES," "ARRIVAL," "SILENCE," "THE BIG SHORT", "10 CLOVERFIELD LANE", "INTERSTELLAR," "SELMA," "NOAH," "THE WOLF OF WALL STREET," "NEBRASKA," "ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES," "WORLD WAR Z," and "JACK REACHER" as well as the "TRANSFORMERS," "STAR TREK", "TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES," and "G.I. JOE" series of films.Other notable films that Evans has worked on at Paramount include the "PARANORMAL ACTIVITY" franchise, "THE SPONGEBOB MOVIE: SPONGE OUT OF WATER," and "MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION." Prior to joining Paramount, Evans served as Executive Vice-President of Laura Ziskin Productions and Vice- President of Industry Entertainment.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, Evans served as Program Director of the Chicago International Film Festival for five years. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago where he was Chairman of the Documentary Film Group (DOC Films), the nation's oldest student run film group.
Evans is married to Kirsten Albrecht. They have two children, Gideon and Harper.
Epilepsy is the most common serious brain disorder worldwide with no age, racial, social class, national nor geographic boundaries.
- About 65 million people in the world are affected by epilepsy, about 3 million in the USA, and 160,000 in our region.
- About 50% of cases begin in infancy, childhood and adolescence.
- 1 in 26 people will be diagnosed with epilepsy in their lifetime, and 2 million new cases occur each year.
- Up to 50,000 people in the USA die of seizures and seizure related causes each year
- More people live with epilepsy than those with autism, Parkinson's disease, MS and cerebralpalsy combined. Yet, federal funding for epilepsy research is about $2 per person affected --nowhere near the federal funding for these other disorders which range from $65 to $1,147per person affected.
Our ultimate goal is no child diagnosed with epilepsy. Until then, your support ensures that childrenwith epilepsy can get specialty care and the epilepsy research thrives in our region – giving children and their families hope for cures.
Continuing to build on the success of CARE & CURE here in greater Los Angeles while expanding to more markets:
• Miami, FL and Orange County, CA will be our first new Care & Cure regions
• Greater Los Angeles Care & Cure now stands at 23 fellows and counting
• We remain the largest affiliate sponsor of epilepsy research
• We assist over 10,000 families in our region through care, advocacy, awareness and education
• We will lead the End Epilepsy campaign nationwide• Our annual Walk to End Epilepsy and End Epilepsy Summit reach over 5,000 in our community with support, information and resources and a platform for action.
We fulfill our mission by leading the fight to END EPILEPSY. We dedicate the Care & CureBenefit to thousands of children with epilepsy who so urgently need specialty care while we accelerate research for cures.