David Lynch Foundation Global
Health Award Honorees
Born in Canada, Michael J. Fox is an award-winning television and film actor. In 1991, at age 29, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, news he shared publicly in 1998. In 2000, he established The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to advance scientific progress toward a cure. Fox is the bestselling author of three books and remains in demand as an actor. His recent work on the CBS drama “The Good Wife” earned multiple Emmy nominations for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series. Fox and his wife, actress Tracy Pollan, have four children.
Arianna Huffington is the founder of “The Huffington Post,” the founder and CEO of “Thrive Global,” and the author of 15 books, including, most recently, the international bestsellers “Thrive” and “The Sleep Revolution.” In May 2005, she launched “The Huffington Post,” a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In August 2016, she launched “Thrive Global,” a corporate and consumer well-being and productivity platform with the mission of changing the way we work and live by ending the collective delusion that burnout is the price we must pay for success.
A Conversation on Creativity
David Levien and Brian Koppelman
Brian Koppelman & David Levien are co-creators, executive producers and showrunners of Showtime’s hit drama series “Billions.” Among their credits are Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, Solitary Man, The Illusionist, ESPN’s 30 for 30 (This Is What They Want) and The Girlfriend Experience. Levien is also the author of six novels, including four in the celebrated Frank Behr series. Koppelman is the host and creator of the hit Slate podcast The Moment with Brian Koppelman.
Matt Butler is a folk artist, a rock’n roller, and a storyteller. Weaving personal experience with a timeless style, Butler brings honesty and openness to his classic approach to songwriting. Matt has just released his debut album, “Reckless Son”, a poignant confessional detailing his inspiring path to recovery. Butler has also recently written and performed ‘Just One’, the original song for the feature documentary “Generation Found”, a film about the creation of Recovery high schools in communities around Houston, TX.