The Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Shines in Park City

Billy Crudup, Hailee Steinfeld, Jeffrey Tambor to Be Honored
at Nikki Beach at Riverhorse on Main

Park City, UT (December 18, 2014) – Today, The Creative Coalition announced the first of this year’s honorees who will be headlining the 2015 Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner to be held in Park City, Utah.  This year’s Spotlight Initiative Award recipients include actors Billy Crudup (Almost Famous, The Stanford Prison Experiment), Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit, Ten Thousand Saints), and Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” The D Train, “Arrested Development”), along with other recipients TBA.  Leaders in the entertainment industry will join together to celebrate these luminaries and the art and craft of independent film, during this Awards Gala Dinner on Saturday evening, January 24th.

Details are as follows:
Saturday, January 24, 2015
8:00 pm
Nikki Beach at Riverhorse on Main
540 Main Street
Park City, Utah

“The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative Award was created to beam a light on the artistry of independent film and those who create it,” said CEO of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk.


The Creative Coalition ( 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.  The Spotlight Initiative Awards are a prestigious honor in the independent film arena.  For over a decade, these honors have been bestowed during the Sundance, Cannes, and Toronto Film Festivals.  Recent recipients include Dustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Eddie Izzard, and Josh Lucas for Boychoir; William H. Macy and John Hawkes for The Sessions; Kevin Spacey, Demi Moore, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons, Zachary Quinto, Penn Badgley, Simon Baker, and Stanley Tucci for Margin Call; Vera Farmiga for Goats; Maggie Gyllenhaal for Hysteria; and directors Quentin Tarantino, Taylor Hackford, George Hickenlooper, Lee Daniels, Roland Emmerich, and Barry Levinson.  Other Spotlight Initiative Award winners include Cicely Tyson, Marcia Gay Harden, Melissa Leo, Elijah Wood, Anna Kendrick, Ellen Barkin, Alan Arkin, Tracy Morgan, Kate Bosworth, Jane Lynch, Shailene Woodley, Alfred Molina, Cheryl Hines, Josh Gad, Jonathan Pryce, Rose McGowan, and Emile Hirsch, among others.

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For Immediate Release:
Allison Risbridger



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