Sam Simon Foundation News

March 9, 2015

"The Simpsons" Sam Simon To Receive WGA West Animation Caucus Award!

by The Sam Simon Foundation

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons and has been a writer, producer, and director on Taxi, Cheers, The Tracey Ullman Show, and The Drew Carey Show, will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 16th Annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing.

The AWC’s lifetime achievement award will be presented to honoree Simon tomorrow night, Thursday, November 21, at the AWC’s annual meeting, reception, and awards ceremony at WGAW headquarters in Los Angeles.

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March 9, 2015

Sam Simon faces down his terminal cancer diagnosis by spending his vast fortune on animal rights and feeding the hungry: "I get pleasure from it. I love it."

by The Sam Simon Foundation

Veteran television writer-producer Sam Simon, who co-developed Fox’s long-running animated series The Simpsons and has been a writer, producer, and director on Taxi, Cheers, The Tracey Ullman Show, and The Drew Carey Show, will receive the Writers Guild of America, West Animation Writers Caucus’ (AWC) 16th Annual Animation Writing Award, recognizing his outstanding contributions to the craft of animation writing.

The AWC’s lifetime achievement award will be presented to honoree Simon tomorrow night, Thursday, November 21, at the AWC’s annual meeting, reception, and awards ceremony at WGAW headquarters in Los Angeles.

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August 28, 2013

"Simpsons" creator Sam Simon finds funny in his cancer fight.

by The Sam Simon Foundation

This Aug. 12, 2013 photo shows Sam Simon, co-creator of "The Simpsons," at his home in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Simon, 58, was diagnosed his colorectal cancer last November. Having defied that diagnosis' sentence, three to six months to live. Simon continues to push ahead, broaching no defeat.(AP Photo/Frazier Moore)

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February 7, 2013

PETA to name HQ after "The Simpsons" co-creator

by The Sam Simon Foundation

PETA next month will name its Norfolk headquarters after a Hollywood donor who helped create a famous TV character with an unquenchable appetite for bacon. Even more improbable, the president of the animal rights group finds the character, Homer Simpson, hysterical. "He's a schlub who likes bacon who doesn't think beyond himself," said Ingrid Newkirk, who couldn't keep from laughing when Homer was mentioned during an interview. "He's an exaggeration of the real, what we have to deal with every day."

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has been in the building, off Brambleton Avenue and on the Elizabeth River, since 1996. It will be named the Sam Simon Center on March 1.

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June 19, 2014

The SSS Sam Simon

by The Sam Simon Foundation

After months of speculation, anticipation and the announcement that Los Angeles-based philanthropist and co-creator of TV’s “The Simpsons,” Sam Simon, had donated funds for the purchase of a ship, Sea Shepherd's new Antarctic patrol ship, the SSS Sam Simon, was unveiled today in the port of Hobart, Tasmania, docked at Macquarie Wharf.

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