LA Impact Awards

2016 Honoree

On Saturday, March 12, 2016 the Impact Awards took place at The Beverly Hilton. Honoring Greg Berlanti and Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry, hosted by Caroline Rhea, and with a slew of performers and special guests, this was an evening full of hilarious and inspirational moments.


A WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television ("Brothers & Sisters," "Dawson's Creek," "Political Animals"). Most recently, Greg has brought the exciting world of superheroes to life on television, with the hit shows “Arrow,” “The Flash,” and “Supergirl,” as well as the crime drama “Blindspot” and the comedy-drama “The Mysteries of Laura.” 

Greg is an outspoken LGBTQ advocate, and has worked to increase diversity for LGBTQ communities both on and off screen. In February 2016, Greg added father to his resume with the arrival of his healthy baby boy Caleb Gene Berlanti.

Sara Gilbert & Linda Perry


Sara Gilbert is an Emmy-nominated producer and actress. She has worked in the entertainment industry for over three decades, but first became known for her work on the long-running television show “Roseanne.” She is now an executive producer and co-host of “The Talk.” Linda Perry is a singer-songwriter and record producer, who was inducted in the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2015. Linda first became known as the lead singer and primary songwriter of 4 Non Blondes, and has since founded two record labels, composed and produced hit songs for some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Sara and Linda were married in 2014 and have a 10 month old son. Along with Sara's two other children they released a children’s album called "Deer Sounds."