In light of UCLA’s Centennial, and in celebration of over 50 years of life-changing research and patient care by the Department of Neurosurgery, two signature events have united to create a single masterpiece, the Golden Visionary Ball.
The evening will begin at 6:00 pm—the hour when sunlight turns to magic—with the Golden Hour cocktail reception, sponsored by The Golden Portal Awards—an annual event launched in 2012 by Ted Gagliano and Loic Bailly to honor the intersection of art, entertainment, science, and medicine. Like Visionary Ball, the mission of the Golden Portal Awards is to provide a pipeline of philanthropic support that will enable UCLA neuroscientists to diminish the devastating effects of neurological diseases, such as brain cancer, aneurysms, vascular malformations, and stroke.
We sincerely thank Ted and Loic for joining Visionary Ball co-chairs, Susan Dolgen and Edie Baskin Bronson, this year to create a magical and memorable evening.
Ted Gagliano serves as a member of the UCLA Neurosurgery Board of Advisers and is president of Feature Post Production at 20th Century Fox, responsible for the completion of more than 30 films per year from its four production divisions. During his career, he has overseen post production on more than 500 Fox films, including “Titanic,” “Independence Day,” “Master and Commander,” “Walk the Line,” as well as the “Star Wars,” “X-Men,” and “Ice Age” franchises. In recent years, Ted oversaw the complex post production of the groundbreaking hits “Prometheus,” “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” and James Cameron’s “Avatar.” Because of his experience on “Avatar,” Ted is a believer in the convergence of motion picture science and innovative medical technologies that utilize advances in light and sound. He is the lead backer of iGuide Surgical Systems, which uses LED devices and new imaging technology for minimally invasive cosmetic surgery, and US HIFU, which uses high intensity focused ultra sound to treat prostate cancer.
Loic Bailly is originally from France where he built a successful career in healthcare for companies such as Sanofi and Johnson and Johnson. He moved to the US in 2011 to start a career in the entertainment industry. Loic is currently working at 20th Century Fox TV Distribution as a Worldwide Marketing Manager, responsible for creating strategies and international marketing opportunities for shows such as Glee, Modern Family, Homeland, The Simpsons, and 24.