Who’s Waiting for Superman? National Leaders vs. Kryptonite Plaguing America’s Public Schools

December 6, 2010 (New York, NY): Tomorrow evening, December 7th, actor — and public school teacher’s son — Alec Baldwin hosts a leadership forum that will tackle the wake caused by one of this year’s most talked about films, Waiting for Superman.

The Creative Coalition brings together leaders from entertainment, policy, education and media to engage in a solution-based dialogue to address the crisis affecting our nation’s schools. This program is made possible with gracious support from the National Education Association.

Details are as follows:

What:             Who’s Waiting for Superman?

Who: Emmy Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin (“30 Rock”); Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for SupermanAn Inconvenient Truth); Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education Joel Klein; Vice President of the National Education Association Lily Eskelsen; actor and Co-President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly (“Private Practice”); along with members or The Creative Coalition, TBA

When: Tuesday evening, December 7, 2010
6:30 pm          Red carpet/photo ops
7:00 pm          VIP Cocktail Reception
7:45 pm          Program
Coffee and dessert reception immediately following

Where: The Paley Center for Media
25 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

***All press must be credentialed. For credentialing, please contact: Dennis St. Rose, The Creative Coalition, DstRose@TheCreativeCoalition.org; Tracy Pendleton, FMPR, Tracy@FMPR.tv ***

About The Creative Coalition(www.Thecreativecoalition.org)
The Creative Coalition is the premiere 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, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actors Dana Delany and Tim Daly serve as the organization’s Co-Presidents.

About the National Education Association (www.nea.org)
The National Education Association is the nation’s largest professional organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.

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Press Contacts:

Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition
212-512-8570
DStRose@TheCreativeCoalition.org

Tracy Pendleton
FMPR
323-957-2700
Tracy@FMPR.tv

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