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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 13th, 2014

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Jeffrey Davis

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Creative Coalition Announces the honorees for their 2014 Spotlight Awards

Honoring Heather Graham, Peter Thomas Roth, LifeReimagined.org and Launching The Art of Discovery

Edited by The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk,Photography by Jeff Vespa, Art Directed & Designed byNancy Rouemy

The evening is hosted by Tim Daly, F. Murray Abraham, Bob Balaban, David Alan Basche, Phillip Bloch, Brooke Bloom, Beau Bridges, Christian Campbell, Amy Carlson, Max Casella, Lea DeLaria, Griffin Dunne, Mark Feuerstein, Dominic Fumusa, Willie Garson, Elliott Gould, Michael Harney, Jessica Hecht, Taraji P. Henson, Judd Hirsch, Judith Ivey, Carol Kane, Richard Kind, Téa Leoni, Connie Nielsen, Alysia Reiner, Tiffani Thiessen, Stephen Wallem, and others TBA

October 3, 2014 — New York, New York The Creative Coalition is pleased to announce the honorees for their 2014 Spotlight Awards.  The awards will be presented in New York City on Tuesday evening October 14, 2014 during the organization’s benefit dinner gala at Marquee New York (289 10th Avenue, New York City).  Honorees include actress Heather Graham, skin care guru and philanthropist Peter Thomas Roth, and LifeReimagined.org.

The evening also launches the official release of The Creative Coalition’s new book, “The Art of Discovery,” (Rizzoli New York) created with sponsorship from Renaissance Hotels.  The literary and photography project – with proceeds going to support The Creative Coalition’s arts in education advocacy programs – beautifully captures that singular moment in time that can act as a personal muse, with insightful stories from 100 luminaries including Zach Braff, Jessica Chastain, Tim Daly, Adam Driver, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jonathan Groff, Michael C. Hall, Ethan Hawke, Amber Heard, John Leguizamo, Jared Leto, Gabourey Sidibe, Shailene Woodley, and accompanied by portraits shot by renowned photographer Jeff Vespa.  “The Art of Discovery” is edited by The Creative Coalition’s CEO Robin Bronk and designed by award-winning art director and typographer Nancy Rouemy | We Live Type Ltd.

Click here to order an advance copy of “The Art of Discovery.”

The Creative Coalition CEO, Robin Bronk said, “It will truly be a gala evening celebrating the new book and honoring the 2014 Spotlight Award recipients who are individuals and executives who masterfully use their influential platforms to serve the common good and the world’s citizenry.”

This is an invitation-only event.  All press must be credentialed prior to the event.

WHO:
Heather Graham 
(“Californication”), Peter Thomas Roth, LifeReimagined.org, Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”), F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”), Bob Balaban (Gosford Park), David Alan Basche  (“The Exes”), Phillip Bloch(Stylist), Brooke Bloom (“Alpha  House”), Beau Bridges(“Masters of Sex”), Christian Campbell (“Big Love”), Amy Carlson (“Blue Blood”), Max Casella (“The Sopranos”), Lea DeLaria (“Orange Is the New Black”), Griffin Dunne (Dallas Buyers Club), Mark Feuerstein (“Royal Pains”), Dominic Fumusa (“Nurse Jackie”), Willie Garson (“White Collar”),Elliott Gould (“Ray Donovan”), Michael Harney (“Orange Is the New Black”), Jessica Hecht (“Breaking Bad”), Taraji P. Henson (“Person of Interest”), Judd Hirsch (Sharknado 2),Judith Ivey (The Devil’s Advocate), Carol Kane (Hester Street), Richard Kind (Argo), Téa Leoni (“Madam Secretary”), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator), Alysia Reiner(“Orange Is the New Black”), Tiffani Thiessen  (“White Collar”), and Stephen Wallem (“Nurse Jackie”).

WHAT:
NYC Launch of “The Art of Discovery” and 2014 Spotlight Awards Gala Dinner

WHERE:
Marquee New York
289 Tenth Avenue
New York City

WHEN:
6:00 PM – Press Check-in
7:00 PM – Red Carpet/Cocktail Reception
8:00 PM – “Art of Discovery” Launch and Spotlight Awards
Dinner immediately follows.

All press MUST be credentialed prior to event.  Credential requests may be submitted toArisbridger@thecreativecoalition.org

About The Creative Coalition:
The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, nonpartisan 501 (c)(3) social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.  Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.

About Renaissance Hotels: 
Renaissance Hotels encourages guests to Live Life to Discover(SM) at 157 hotels in 35 countries around the world.  Each hotel is unique and every stay offers an opportunity to explore local discoveries exclusive to the destination.  At every hotel, Renaissance Navigators are local experts ready to assist guests in discovering local flavors and activities.  Renaissance entertainment events are designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery.  R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting rotted in creative sensory meeting design, networking events and custom curated local Navigator excursions.  At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey.  You spend your life working; you should discover the world as you go.  To discover more visitwww.renhotels.com.  Like us on Facebookwww.facebook.com/RenHotels.  Follow us on Twitterwww.twitter.com/RenHotels.  Explore with us onwww.Instagram.com/RenHotels.