Spotlight Initiative Awards to Shine Bright in Toronto

Spotlight Initiative Awards to Shine Bright in Toronto
honoring
Bill Pullman, Brian d’Arcy James, Jason Isaacs

and the film
Who We Are Now
written, directed and produced by 
Matthew Newton

with presenters 
Zachary Quinto, Julianne Nicholson, Jason Biggs and others TBA

Toronto, ON (August 31, 2017) – The Creative Coalition is pleased to announce the honorees for the organization’s annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Dinner Gala to be held during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival. Honorees include Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Battle of the Sexes), Brian d’Arcy James (Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Molly’s Game), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Death of Stalin), Director Matthew Newton for the film, Who We Are Now, and others TBA.

The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative Awards Dinner Gala takes place on Saturday evening, September 9, 2017 at the Nordstrom Supper Suite at STK Toronto, 153 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto. 

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

Who: Confirmed talent includes Bill Pullman (Independence Day, Battle of the Sexes), Matthew Newton (Who We Are Now), Brian d’Arcy James (Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, Molly’s Game), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek, Who We Are Now), Julianne Nicholson (August: Osage County, Who We Are Now), Jason Biggs (American Pie, Who We Are Now), Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, The Death of Stalin), and others TBA.

What:
The 2017 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner
sponsored by Nordstrom, STK Toronto and the Toronto Star

Where:
Nordstrom Supper Suite at STK Toronto
153 Yorkville Avenue
Toronto, ON Canada

When:
Saturday evening, September 9, 2017
6:45 pm:  Press Call
7:00 pm: Red Carpet/Photo Ops/VIP Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres; Dinner and
Awards immediately following

The deadline to RSVP for this event has passed. Thank you for your support.  The event is a private gala awards dinner hosted at the Nordstrom Supper Suite at STK Toronto.

***THIS IS AN INVITATION-ONLY, TICKETED EVENT. ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED.  PRESS REQUESTS:  alex@thecreativecoalition.org
SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED***

ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION AND THE SPOTLIGHT INITIATIVE:
The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989, by Christopher Reeve, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, and other prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.  The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. The Creative Coalition leads the #RightToBearArts™ campaign to raise public awareness about and encourage civic activism in supporting funding for the arts and arts education. Actor Tim Daly serves as The Creative Coalition’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. Past recipients include Uzo Aduba, Alan Arkin, Ellen Barkin, Kathy Bates, Maria Bello, Paul Bettany, Nick Cannon, Jennifer Connelly, Lee Daniels, Jonathan Demme, Jay Duplass, Roland Emmerich, Vera Farmiga, Josh Gad, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Taylor Hackford, John Hawkes, George Hickenlooper, Dustin Hoffman, Jeremy Irons, Eddie Izzard, Anna Kendrick, Barbara Kopple, Barry Levinson, William H. Macy, Alfred Molina, Demi Moore, Tracy Morgan, Julia Ormond, Sean Penn, Parker Posey, Jonathan Pryce, Jim Sheridan, Kevin Spacey, Quentin Tarantino, Stanley Tucci, Robin Williams, and Shailene Woodley, among others. Additional information about The Creative Coalition can be found by following @TheCreativeC on Twitter and thecreativecoalition on Instagram.

ABOUT NORDSTROM:
Nordstrom, Inc. is a leading fashion specialty retailer based in the U.S. Founded in 1901 as a shoe store in Seattle, today Nordstrom operates 354 stores in 40 states, including 122 full-line stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico; 221 Nordstrom Rack stores; two Jeffrey boutiques; and two clearance stores. Additionally, customers are served online through Nordstrom.com, Nordstromrack.com and HauteLook. The company also owns Trunk Club, a personalized clothing service serving customers online at TrunkClub.com and its seven clubhouses. Nordstrom, Inc.’s common stock is publicly traded on the NYSE under the symbol JWN.

About STK:
STK is a unique concept that artfully blends the modern steakhouse and chic lounge into one, offering a dynamic, fine dining experience with the superior quality of a traditional steakhouse. STK distinguishes itself by focusing on the social experience with a sleek, contemporary design and an in-house DJ who creates an infectious, high-energy vibe. The menu features reimagined classic American cuisine with signature dishes like bite-sized Lil’ BRGs made with Wagyu beef, Lobster Mac & Cheese, and, of course, the highest quality steak. STK defines the modern fine dining experience with incredible food, world-class service and the perfect atmosphere. STK has locations in New York City, Miami, Chicago, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Orlando, Toronto, San Diego, Ibiza, London, and Milan. For more information about STK, please visit www.togrp.com. Facebook: www.facebook.com/STKhouse
Instagram: @eatSTK
Twitter: @eatSTK  @STKNYDowntown

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact:
Alex Arad
Alex@thecreativecoalition.org
646-717-9904

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