Honorees Announced for Spotlight Initiative Gala at Film Festival

Spotlight Initiative Gala Dinner to Light Up Park City
Chloë Grace Moretz, Christine Vachon, Haley Joel Osment, Denis O’Hare
2018 Honorees to receive Awards

Park City, UT (January 13, 2018) – Today, The Creative Coalition announces this year’s honorees headlining the 2018 Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner. For over a decade, The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative Awards are a prestigious honor in the independent film arena recognizing and bringing together the most significant leaders in independent film who do well by doing good.

DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
WHO:
Confirmed talent include actor and President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly, actor Chloë Grace Moretz (The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Kick-Ass), producer Christine Vachon (Colette, Carol), actor Haley Joel Osment, (Clara’s Ghost, Entourage), actor Denis O’Hare (Lizzie, “American Horror Story”), and others TBA

WHAT:
The 2018 Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Gala Awards Dinner

WHEN:
Sunday evening, January 21, 2018
8:45 pm – Red Carpet/Press Line/Photo Ops
9:00 pm – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres
9:30 pm – Dinner and Awards

WHERE:
Kia Supper Suite
The Mustang
890 Main Street
Park City, Utah

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 Maria Bello, Parker Posey, Nick Cannon, Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Connelly, 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 Jim Sheridan, Jonathan Demme, Quentin Tarantino, Taylor Hackford, George Hickenlooper, Lee Daniels, Roland Emmerich, and Barry Levinson. Other Spotlight Award winners include Sean Penn, Robin Williams, Whoopi Goldberg, Jane Alexander, Harry Belafonte, Russell Simmons, 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, and Emile Hirsch, among others. “What better time to pay homage to the most independent form of art in the film industry. The newly minted Creative Coalition’s Right to Bear Arts campaign, as well as the Spotlight Initiative Award, was created to shine a light on the efficacy of arts and those who create it,” said CEO of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk.

***THIS IS AN INVITATION-ONLY, TICKETED EVENT. ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED.
SPACE IS LIMITED***

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. The Creative Coalition also creates award-winning public service campaigns including #RightToBearArts to promote the efficacy of the arts; and #KeepTellingPeople, to help eradicate the sexual harassment epidemic. The Creative Coalition harnesses the unique platforms of the arts community and entertainment industry to make positive impacts on social welfare issues.

ABOUT THE KIA SUPPER SUITE:
The Kia Supper Suite is an annual film festival pop-up produced by leading Hollywood event producer A-List Communications. and sponsored for 2018 by Kia Motors America showcasing the all new Kia Stinger, Kunde Family Winery, Blue Moon Brewery, Topo Chico Mineral Water, Altec Lansing, an innovator in audio, and BioSil. Social media hashtag is #KiaSupper Suite.

For Immediate Release:
Media Contact:
David O’Brien
dobrien@craftdc.com
215-760-8617

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