Frank Tobin Receives 2014 CIMA Honorary Chair Award from Catholics in Media Associates

21st Annual CIMA Film & TV Awards to “The Monuments Men,” “Cesar’s Last Fast”and “CBS News Sunday Morning” at at June 1st Awards Ceremony in Los Angeles
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LOS ANGELES - June 24, 2014 - PRLog -- Frank Tobin was the recipient of a 2014 CIMA Award from Catholics in Media Associates at their 21st annual mass and film and television awards ceremony on Sunday, June 1 in Los Angeles, CA. Other 2014 CIMA Award recipients include: “The Monuments Men,” the feature documentary “Cesar’s Last Fast” and the television news program “CBS News Sunday Morning.” CIMA Board President Nancy Norton Bevins praised the 2014 CIMA Award recipients “For their compelling storytelling, uplifting message and their commitment to finding God’s message of truth and light in stories both large and small.” The 2014 CIMA Awards at the Bel-Air Bay Club, Pacific Palisades, CA, began with a 10:00 AM open-air mass before moving inside for a brunch buffet and the awards ceremony. Bevins is executive producer, Patrick Cardamone is producer and Patrick MacKellan is associate producer of the 2014 CIMA Awards ceremony.

Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ, founder of Homeboy Industries and author of “Tattoos on The Heart,” was mass presider. Michael Harney (“True Detective,” “Weeds” and “Orange is the New Black”) was Master of Ceremonies.

The 2014 CIMA Honorary Chairman Award was presented to Publicist Frank Tobin.  Melody Thomas Scott of  “The Young and the Restless” made the presentation.  Frank Tobin has had a twenty-year association with Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA), both as a founding board member (1993-2002) and as a publicist (1993-2014).

The CIMA association led to Frank’s involvement with other Hollywood faith-based media projects including: The 2007 Rosary at The Rose Bowl, for which he shares the 2008 Hermes Award for “Outstanding PR & Marketing” and the 2008 MarComm Award for “Outstanding Multi-Cultural Marketing and Special Event Management” with Family Theatre’s Daniel Petrie; the Fr. Ron Schmidt award-winning documentary The Labyrinth: The Testimony of Auschwitz Survivor/Artist Marian Kolodziej; Franciscan Communication’s Assisi Pilgrimage: Walking in Faith with Francis & Clare; and The National Symposium on Homelessness in America (US Senate; 2008 & 2009).

Highlights from Frank’s 35 year career as an entertainment publicist include representation of: Meryl Streep’s Broadway debut in the Brecht-Weill musical Happy End; someof the signature television police dramas of the 1980’s and 1990’s including In The Heat of the Night, Cagney & Lacey, Miami Vice, Magnum P.I, and Sledgehammer!; worldwide representation of The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful -- two of the most-watched television series on the planet -- and personal representation of television icons Carroll O’Connor and Melody Thomas Scott.

Today, Frank represents a host of corporate clients with partner Rene I. Young and has several television, web and theatre projects in development. Chicago-born and the 3rd oldest of 17 children, Frank is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University and volunteers with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ Juvenile Detention Ministry at Central Juvenile Hall. For more information, visit,

The 2014 CIMA Board of Directors Award was presented to “Cesar’s Last Fast.”  In 1988, Cesar Chavez embarked on what would be his last act of protest in his remarkable life: a 36-day, water-only “Fast for Life” hunger strike to draw attention to the horrific effects on farm workers, their families and the community of unfettered pesticide use.  Utilizing never-before-seen footage, directors Richard Ray Perez and Lorena Parlee weave together the larger story of Chavez’s life, vision and legacy. “Cesar’s Last Fast” was produced by Monkey Mind Media with Richard Ray Perez and Lyn Lear as executive producers.  Cesar Chavez Foundation President Paul F. Chavez made the 2014 CIMA Award presentation to Producer/Director Richard Ray Perez.

The 2014 CIMA Motion Picture Award was presented to the Columbia Pictures-Twentieth Century Fox feature film “The Monuments Men,” a Smokehouse Production produced, directed, co-written and starring George Clooney based on a book by Robert M. Edsel with Brett Witter. The true story of one of the greatest treasure hunts in history, “The Monuments Men” focuses on a team of art historians, curators and museum directors tasked with rescuing some of the world’s greatest artistic achievements from Nazi Germany and returning them to their rightful owners. Barbara Hall is executive producer.  Donald S. Burris, LLP, a successful international litigator of artwork looted by the Nazi Regime, made the 2014 CIMA Award presentation.

The 2014 CIMA TV Award was presented to “CBS News Sunday Morning,” the news magazine program which celebrates its 35th anniversary in 2014.


Catholics in Media Associates (CIMA) was founded in 1992 by former 2-term DGA President Jack Shea and his wife, veteran television screenwriter Patt Shea and other prominent Catholic working professionals in the Hollywood entertainment industry. The CIMA Awards, first presented in 1993, “promote and applaud individuals, films and TV programs that uplift the spirit and help us better understand what it is to be part of the human family.”  For 2014 CIMA Award tickets, sponsorship and program advertising visit or call 818.907.2734.

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