*Exclusive Launch Tonight on Access Hollywood *

Entertainment Community Joins Together for Unprecedented Non-Partisan “YouVote” Video

NEW YORK, NY (October 6, 2007)–The Creative Coalition’s “YouVote” Video launches tonight at7:30pm on NBC’s Access Hollywood.  Conceived and directed by filmmaker Sue Kramer,YouVote” leverages the spotlight of the entertainment industry to inspire and encourage Americans to vote in the upcoming presidential election.

For the first time ever, actors, filmmakers, producers and directors are joining together in a fully non-partisan and inter-generational effort to encourage voter participation.  The three minute video launches today on YouTube and includes over 40 celebrities, including Blake Lively, Anne Hathaway, Tim Daly, Samuel L. Jackson, Susan Sarandon, Marcia Cross, Jane Krakowski andThe Muppets. “YouVote” is set to the sound of a true American anthem, Today, an original song written by Dana Parish and Andrew Hollander and performed by Dana Parish.

“For too long the entertainment community has been accused of being either indifferent to important issues or lending their voices only to certain pet causes.  This video demonstrates that Hollywoodunderstands voting is not about liberal or conservative, it’s about participating in the democratic process and being a proud American,” said Sue Kramer, director of the “YouVote” video.

Executive Director of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk added, “We are very pleased to marshal the voices of the entertainment community to encourage voter participation.  We are advocates of democracy and want to do our part to encourage every citizen of voting age to be an active participant in this most historical election.  The message of the “YouVote” video is simple – to get out and vote.”

About The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 501c(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan 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 its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, public education and arts advocacy.

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