Emmy Award-Winning Director Rob Schiller Continues Commitment to Helping Families in Need at the 2014 Families Matter Benefit and Celebration

Friends of the Family's signature fundraising event honors actress and producer Melissa Joan Hart with the 2014 Spotlight Award.

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Spotlight Award Winner Melissa Joan Hart (right) celebrates with Taylor Spreitler (left) and Hollywood Director Rob Schiller

Congratulations to Melissa for receiving the 2014 Spotlight Award for her dedication and support for children and families who often face insurmountable demands of daily life.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014

A dedicated family man and long-time supporter of health and human services for children and families in Los Angeles, Emmy-award winning Hollywood director Rob Schiller is again showing support for the work of Friends of the Family at its annual Families Matter Benefit and Celebration.

Held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the 2014 Families Matter Benefit and Celebration is Friends of the Family's signature fundraising event and consistently earns rave reviews for providing a festive, sparkling, and inspiring evening including a dinner gala, silent and live auctions, entertainment, and the presentation of the 2014 leadership awards.

At this year’s event, the 2014 Spotlight Award was presented to actress and producer, Melissa Joan Hart, in recognition of the countless ways she uses her public platform to support causes that benefit children and families. We hope you will join us to pay tribute to her efforts and her support for the work of Friends of the Family.

“Congratulations to Melissa for receiving the 2014 Spotlight Award for her dedication and support for children and families who often face insurmountable demands of daily life,” said Schiller. “Having worked with Melissa professionally for many years, she is most deserving of this recognition,” he added.

Friends of the Family is a comprehensive family resource center known for pioneering innovative, practical programs where families are recognized as central to a child’s well-being and are supported to build on their skills and strengths. Founded in 1972, the organization is a safety net of support for over 5,000 community members each year.

When not on set directing popular sitcoms like Melissa & Joey, Schiller divides his time between own family and a wide variety of non-profit organizations, including the Jewish National Fund, where is serves as a board member.

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 Nick at Nite family comedy “Wendell & Vinnie,” CBS hit comedy, “The King of Queens,” “Two and a Half Men,” and “Til Death.” His recent shows include Melissa & Joey on ABC Family, Sullivan & Son on TBS, The Exes on TVLand and a new show on CBS, Friends with Better Lives. Schiller’s 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.

With a family legacy of generosity, Schiller continues to support causes for health and human services, arts and entertainment, local and national political fundraising, and public education. For more information, visit http://www.robschiller.com.