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Rosie Perez, Mattel CEO, Josh Sapan Get Museum of Moving Image Honor


The Museum of the Moving Image will honor Rosie Perez, Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz and former AMC Networks CEO Josh Sapan at its 2024 Spring Moving Image Awards benefit, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.

The Oscar- and Emmy-nominated Perez, whose credits include Do The Right Thing and 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump, recently appeared in the second season of Showtime’s Your Honor and HBO Max’s The Flight Attendant. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Perez has been an activist for a number of causes, with President Obama appointing her in 2010 to the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS (PACHA).

“Rosie Perez has had a remarkable career, from her breakthrough role in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing to her critically acclaimed work in Peter Weir’s Fearless and other memorable performances,” MOMI board of trustees chairman Michael Barker said in a statement. “She is an iconic New Yorker, and we are thrilled to be honoring Rosie with a Moving Image Award.”

Kreiz is the chairman and CEO of Mattel, the toy and family entertainment company behind iconic brands like Barbie and Hot Wheels. Prior to his time at Mattel, Kreiz was chairman and CEO of shortform video company Maker Studios and before that he was the chairman and CEO of independent production company Endemol Group. He is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of directors for Warner Music Group and board of trustees of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management.

“The Barbie movie became a global phenomenon and a proof point for Ynon Kreiz’s strategy to transform Mattel from a toy manufacturing company into an IP-powerhouse. It also demonstrated the global appeal of Mattel’s brands beyond the toy aisle into film, television, digital, and live experiences,” fellow MOMI board chairman Ivan L. Lustig added. “We look forward to honoring Ynon at the Museum on this special evening.”

Sapan spent 25 years as CEO of AMC Networks before shifting to executive vice chairman and leaving the company in 2023. During his time at AMC, the network was home to such series as Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Walking Dead and Portlandia. After leaving AMC Networks, Sapan launched Sapan Studio, which worked with IFC Films on The Taste of Things and The Disappearance of Shere Hite.

“We all know Josh Sapan as a trailblazing media executive, leading AMC Networks and now Sapan Studio,” MOMI executive director Isham said. “At MoMI, we know him best as a longtime trustee who has supported and guided us for many years, most recently as the founder and our partner on the Marvels of Media Festival, which celebrates autistic media-makers. On this evening, we’ll shine a light on his important work as a philanthropist and as a champion of neurodiverse filmmakers.”

The 2024 Spring Moving Image Awards benefit, where the honorees will be joined by friends, colleagues and guest presenters, is set for Wednesday, June 12 and will feature an awards presentation in the Sumner M. Redstone Theater and a seated dinner in the Hearst Lobby and Kaufman Courtyard.



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