2018 Television Industry Advocacy Awards Announced

Benefiting The Creative Coalition, Event Will Honor Television Industry Leaders Who Give Back

Presented by BBVA Compass

LOS ANGELES, CA (July 18, 2018) –Advocacy Honors and The Creative Coalition announce today that the Fourth Annual Television Industry Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition will take place on Saturday, September 15th at 5:00pm at french luxury hotel Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills. The event, presented by BBVA Compass, will honor leaders of the television industry who effectively use their voices for social cause. Past recipients of the Television Industry Advocacy Award include Eva Longoria, Alan Cumming, Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Alfre Woodard, Tim Robbins, Anthony Anderson, Constance Zimmer, Jill Soloway, Alyssa Milano, and Laverne Cox, among others. This year’s honorees will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to produce the Fourth Annual Television Industry Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition,” said Advocacy Honors founder Paul Turcotte. “Together with the support of BBVA Compass, this event provides the opportunity to take a moment during the television industry’s most exciting weekend and shine a light on those who use their platform to raise awareness, alter perspectives and inspire action that make a real impact in society.”

CEO of The Creative Coalition Robin Bronk said, “The Creative Coalition was galvanized to help ensure that members of the entertainment industry use their unique and far-reaching platforms to serve the common good. It is our privilege to spotlight many of our nation’s greatest advocacy leaders who also happen to be entertainment industry leaders.” Bronk continued, “Our honorees walk the walk that exemplifies community involvement at its finest. The Creative Coalition is a proud partner of The Television Industry Advocacy Awards.”

BBVA Compass, one of the top 25 financial institutions in the U.S., will serve as the presenting supporter of the event as part of its own commitment to creating opportunities for everyone in the communities it serves. This is BBVA Compass’ third year as the presenting supporter.

“BBVA Compass is honored to return as a presenting supporter of this year’s Television Industry Advocacy Awards honoring those who reflect the bank’s own mission,” said BBVA Compass Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Dominiquini. “Creating Opportunities is woven into our fabric as a bank and as a community leader in the financial industry. The entertainment industry is made up of leaders with that same spirit, and we look forward to honoring that spirit at this year’s event.”

BBVA Compass also will present their Creating Opportunities Award at the event. Last year, Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec received the Award for his work with the Seattle Union Gospel Mission.

About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition educates its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president.

About Advocacy Honors
Advocacy Honors (AH!) producers of the Television Industry Advocacy Awards produce high level events that support and amplify influential voices and capture national attention that generate millions of impactful media impressions for worthy causes and charities. For additional information, please visit: https://advocacyhonors.com/

About BBVA Compass
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 649 branches, including 336 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 37 in Colorado and 18 in New Mexico. BBVA Compass ranks among the top 25 largest U.S. commercial banks based on deposit market share and ranks among the largest banks in Alabama (2nd), Texas (4th) and Arizona (6th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 6th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2017. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at www.bbvacompass.com. For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit newsroom.bbvacompass.com.

Andy Gelb / Elyse Weissman
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David O’Brien l The Creative Coalition
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