Friday, June 20, 2008

Convention Celebrity Watch

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Superdelegates won't be the only celebrities in Denver in August. A large number of stars from the entertainment industry will also be in town for the convention.

The Creative Coalition announced today that it will host a series of events at both Presidential Nominating Conventions, including exclusive performances by some of the biggest headlining artists in music. Scheduled for the third night of each Convention, the benefit performances, presented by Target, promise to be the most sought after gala events of either week.
The Creative Coalition continues its tradition of supporting the election process by recognizing the hard work and dedication of both parties and will bring a delegation of entertainment industry leaders to both the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention.

The Creative Coalition delegations – led by Co-Chairs Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Tom Fontana and Sue Kramer – will include Quentin Tarantino, Spike Lee, Susan Sarandon, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Dana Delany, Barry Levinson, Matthew Modine, Alan Cumming, Cheryl Hines, Rachael Leigh Cook and Wendie Malick.

In addition to hosting the Wednesday night benefit gala at each convention, The Creative Coalition will host a series of special events and programs during each Convention week, including a special luncheon honoring actress Annette Bening and saluting the 14 Women Senators in Congress, as well as issue-oriented luncheons, receptions and dinners.

“We are pleased to continue The Creative Coalition’s tradition of bringing the spotlight of the entertainment industry to shine on issues that are at the forefront of the national agenda. Our organization is dedicated to being the entertainment community’s leading nonpartisan public advocacy group,” said Robin Bronk, Executive Director of The Creative Coalition.

From The Creative Coalition Website:

The Creative Coalition explores the ideas and issues that are at the forefront of national discourse. We are willing to search for a greater understanding of those issues before we try to affect them. Using the skills and resources of the actors, writers, directors, producers, musicians, executives and others in the highly visible industry, we hope to influence political process and policy by using our voices in the most powerful and effective way.