Lyn Davis Lear is a social and political activist and philanthropist whose main passions are the arts and the environment specifically related to climate change. A native Californian, she is the Director of Special Events at Act III Communications, a member of the Board of Trustees for the Sundance Institute, and serves on the board of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. She has been credited as producer and executive producer on a number of different documentaries, including “Cesar’s Last Fast,” which screened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize.
In 1989, Ms. Lear combined her driving passions and co-founded the Environmental Media Association (EMA), a nonprofit organization created to inspire, educate and coordinate responses to global environmental issues in television, films, and throughout the media.
Her work has been recognized by the Children’s Health Environmental Coalition (CHEC), whose Lifetime Achievement Award she received in 2004. The following year, the Honorable Al Gore presented her with the Ongoing Commitment Award on behalf of the Environmental Media Association. In 2008 Ms. Lear was given the Global Green Millennium Award for Entertainment Industry Environmental Leadership.
Ms. Lear’s many other activities have included serving as an associate advisor to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. She has also been on the boards of the Santa Monica Rape Treatment Center, Population Communication International, and the LA Women’s Political Committee.
Ms. Lear, who holds a license in Marriage and Family Therapy (LMFT) and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, is married to producer Norman Lear and is the mother of three children.