It’s difficult enough being a child today, but the challenges foster children face can sometimes be overwhelming. The proceeds from this event make a major positive impact on the children in our community.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013
Emmy award-winning Hollywood director Rob Schiller who is directing episodes of the TBS hit comedy Sullivan & Son that returns for Season 2 on June 13, is a firm believer that laughter is good for the soul. Schiller is lending his support to raise funds for the Alliance for Children’s Rights at the 4th Annual the Right to Laugh event. Funds raised will support the Alliance, an organization that protects the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth so that they have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive.
“Every foster child deserves stability in their lives and the Alliance helps care for them by ensuring they have access to necessary healthcare, appropriate educational opportunities and the required financial support,” said Schiller. “It’s difficult enough being a child today, but the challenges foster children face can sometimes be overwhelming. The proceeds from this event make a major positive impact on the children in our community.”
Held this year at the Avalon in Hollywood, the evening featured some of the best in comedy, including George Lopez, Billy Gardell, Bob Saget, Bob Odenkirk, Wanda Sykes, Craig Ferguson and Nick Kroll with Nicole Sullivan hosting. Past talent has included Drew Carey, Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher, Sarah Silverman, Martin Short, Dana Gould, George Wendt, David Steinberg, Patricia Heaton, Fred Willard, and many more.
The more than 500 guests from the entertainment, corporate and philanthropic communities attended the entertaining event to raise funds for the Alliance so abused and neglected children are ensured safe homes, healthcare, education and a reason to laugh again. Following the star-studded red carpet arrivals, guests enjoyed a cocktail reception, silent auction and a hilarious and surprising comedy show.
This year’s event chairs include Peter Benedek, United Talent Agency, Gene Stein, Berman Braun, Wendi Trilling, CBS Entertainment and Kymberly Marciano-Strauss, Kymberly Marciano Photography. The sponsor lineup is equally impressive with Hollywood’s most iconic brands lending financial support to this annual benefit. CBS, HBO, Dreamworks, United Talent Agency, Symantec, and City National Bank are among the benefactor and patron sponsors who are enabling the Alliance to continue its work on behalf of children’s rights.
About the Alliance for Children’s Rights
The Alliance for Children's Rights protects the rights of impoverished and abused children and youth so that they have safe, stable homes, healthcare and the education they need to thrive. Since its founding in 1992, the Alliance has provided free legal services and advocacy to over 100,000 children and youth in Los Angeles County. For many, the Alliance is the only connection to a safer, brighter future.
About Rob Schiller
Rob Schiller, Emmy-award winning American film and television director, producer is also president of R&B JAAMZS, Inc. Schiller has directed and produced over 250 episodes of sitcoms, including the TBS comedy Sullivan & Son, the new Nick at Nite family comedy “Wendell & Vinnie,” the CBS hit comedy, “The King of Queens,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Til Death.” His latest motion picture, “And They're Off,” starring Sean Astin and Kevin Nealon, follows a failed horse trainer who desperately wants to be back in the winner's circle. For more information, visit http://www.robschiller.com.