The EMJ Podcast | Episode 127
In this week’s episode, Jonathan is joined by Peter Samuelson, Co-founder of the Starlight Children’s Foundation in the United States, UK and Australia, and Founder and President of First Star in the US and UK. The pair discuss the origins of these fantastic charities and touch on Samuelson’s work in setting up Everyone Deserves a Roof (EDAR) in Los Angeles, tackling homelessness.
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Peter Samuelson is Founder and President of First Star in the US and UK, and CEO of PhilmCo Media. In 1982, he co-founded the Starlight Children’s Foundation, Los Angeles, California, USA, and, by 1990, the positive psychological impact of Starlight seeded his next pro-social endeavour, Starbright World, which he co-founded with Steven Spielberg. In 1999, Samuelson founded First Star, and Everyone Deserves a Roof (EDAR), Los Angeles, California, USA, a charity dedicated to helping homelessness, in 2005. Samuelson has produced 26 films and raised four children. Educated at the University of Cambridge, UK and the Anderson School of Management, University of California, Los Angeles, USA, Samuelson now resides in Los Angeles with his wife Saryl, and continues to fight every day for those less fortunate.
For further information on Peter Samuelson’s work, visit PhilmCo and download the above PDFs on:
- Everybody Deserves a Roof (EDAR)
- First Star