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April 7, 2010

Former Disney Prez to Be Honored

Mark Zoradi to receive Briner Award for 'significant contributions in the world of media'

Former Walt Disney Studios president Mark Zoradi will be the 2010 recipient of the Briner Impact Award, given semi-annually "to recognize those who have made significant contributions in the world of media," according to a recent press release.

Zoradi will receive the award May 1 at CBS Studios during the 15th annual Biola Media Conference, which will "explore how technology and the current economic recession have set the stage for the collision of traditional media models and new digital possibilities."

Briner, author of Roaring Lambs, was an Emmy-winning TV producer who encouraged believers to greater participation in arts and media. Mark Joseph, co-creator of the Briner Award, says Zoradi "has carried forth Bob's ideas over nearly three decades of service at Disney. He's a great example to young people of how far hard work and a commitment to excellence can take you."