The Entertainment Merchants Association (EMA) today announced that Jason Kassin, CEO of FilmTrack, will receive a 2018 EMA Scholarship Foundation Honors Award for his service to the community. The award will be presented at the annual EMA Scholarship Foundation luncheon on May 18 at the Hilton Universal City in Universal City, CA. Kassin is being recognized for his work on behalf of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
“Jason Kassin inspires us with his commitment to finding a cure for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis and helping to improve the quality of life of those affected by these conditions,” said Mark Fisher, President & CEO of EMA. “Jason has accomplished much in his professional life, including building one of the most important rights management ecosystems for the film entertainment industry, but he realizes that success is not living well but rather a life well lived, and that service to the greater community is part of that.”
Kassin and his wife, Sasha, became involved with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in 2011, a few months after their son Conrad (then 8 years old) was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. Their son’s gastroenterologist referred them to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation’s website. The organization offered valuable information about Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and, as importantly, a community.
Since then, Kassin and his family have been active volunteers for the Foundation, raising more than $150,000 for the Foundation. Kassin joined the Los Angeles Board in 2016, and Sasha followed in 2017. This past January, Sasha became the President of the Board for the Greater Los Angeles Chapter.