December / January #5 : Hollywood's AIDS Moguls

POZ - Health, Life and HIV
Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join

Back to home » Archives » POZ Magazine issues

Table of Contents

Lisa Tiger Shows Her Claws


Judith Light, Hollywood Activist

Spokes Model

Medical Marijuana

Where We Are, Where We're Going

WORLD's Champion

It Can't Happen Here

Tom Villard's Fall Season

Hollywood & AIDS

Going South

Dancing On Your Grave: Donna Minkowitz Gets Close To Fred Phelps, AIDS Funeral Picketer

It Pays To Advertise

Liquid Lunch

AIDS In America

Family Portrait

The Living End

AIDS Zen: A Visit to the Hospital

Hollywood's AIDS Moguls

Sex: Love Among the Ruins

Life: Hospitals Are Our Jails

Media: I Want My HIV

The Arts: A View with a Room

My View: Shifting Gears

POZ Insider

Call To Arms: Why Activism Matters

Checking In: Caro Diario

How Do You Really Feel?

Most Popular Lessons

The HIV Life Cycle


Herpes Simplex Virus

Syphilis & Neurosyphilis

Treatments for Opportunistic Infections (OIs)

What is AIDS & HIV?

Hepatitis & HIV

email print

December 1994 / January 1995

Hollywood's AIDS Moguls

Diller. Geffen. Katzenberg. Sheinberg. Tisch. These powerful men -- who determine so much of what happens in Hollywood -- have made a genuine commitment to AIDS. In the world of Hollywood moguls, where influence and money make a potent cocktail, AIDS has not taken a back seat. Some say these Hollywood men -- and others in similar positions -- can do more, give more, help more. But, as we hit the mid-decade mark, these executives are still doing something real about AIDS and that still remains more than most in this city full of backlot dramas and box-office dreams.

"Tragically, since practically everyone has had numerous personal and professional relationships shattered by AIDS, this century's plague is shared by us all. If anyone claims not to have been affected, then I would wonder if that person is truly alive at this time."
Sid Sheinberg
Co-founder, Hollywood Supports

"The magnitude of the support Hollywood gives to people with AIDS and HIV is only matched by the enormity of our loss. The only way we can combat this inhumane epidemic is by mustering every bit of humanity we have."
Steve Tisch
Chairman of the Board, AIDS Project Los Angeles

"AIDS is everyone's problem. It has affected every American and every industry, but because the entertainment industry is extremely high profile, we have the opportunity and the responsibility to lead by example. I hope that the work we do, the money we raise and our commitment to find a cure will encourage others to get involved in the fight."
David Geffen
Board of Trustees, Hollywood Supports; Board of Governors, AIDS Project Los Angeles

"I feel the industry has done reasonably well. Members are not as charitable as I would want them to be, but they have contributed significantly to AIDS work. Hollywood Supports has been solidly influential in making the companies' policies on HIV and AIDS tolerable."
Barry Diller
Co-founder, Hollywood Supports; Board of Directors, AIDS Project Los Angeles

"And until science finds a cure -- and I honestly believe that day is coming -- the Hollywood community has the ability and the responsibility to shine the spotlight brightly on this plague and on the brave efforts to eradicate it."
Jeffrey Katzenberg
Board of Directors, AIDS Project Los Angeles

Scroll down to comment on this story.


(will display; 2-50 characters)


(will NOT display)


(will display; optional)

Comment (500 characters left):

(Note: The POZ team reviews all comments before they are posted. Please do not include either ":" or "@" in your comment. The opinions expressed by people providing comments are theirs alone. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Smart + Strong, which is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by people providing comments.)

Comments require captcha.
Please enter this number for verification:

| Posting Rules

Hide comments

Previous Comments:


[Go to top]

Facebook Twitter Google+ MySpace YouTube Tumblr Flickr Instagram
Quick Links
Current Issue

HIV Testing
Safer Sex
Find a Date
Newly Diagnosed
HIV 101
Disclosing Your Status
Starting Treatment
Help Paying for Meds
Search for the Cure
POZ Stories
POZ Opinion
POZ Exclusives
Read the Blogs
Visit the Forums
Job Listings
Events Calendar
POZ on Twitter

Ask POZ Pharmacist

Talk to Us
Has a pet helped you deal with your HIV?


more surveys
Contact Us
We welcome your comments!
[ about Smart + Strong | about POZ | POZ advisory board | partner links | advertising policy | advertise/contact us | site map]
© 2016 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved. Terms of use and Your privacy.
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.