WHAT:            Spotlight Initiative Reception Celebrating Independent Film

WHO:              Confirmed guests include:  Giancarlo Esposito (“Once Upon a Time,” “Breaking Bad”); Richard Belzer (“Law and Order SVU”); Richard Kind (“Luck”, Cars 2, Toy Story 3); Lawrence O’Donnell Jr. (Senior Political Analyst, MSNBC); Chaske Spencer (New Moon, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, The Twilight Saga:  Breaking Dawn Part 1); Emma Kenney (“Shameless”); Stephen Baldwin (The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas, The Usual Suspects); Phillip Bloch (Anchor, “ABC World News Now”)and others TBA.

WHERE:           Americas Stateroom, HSBC Building, 452 Fifth Avenue (between 39th and 40th Streets), New York City

WHEN:                        7:00 pm; Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This is an invitation-only event.  Press must be credentialed.

About The Creative Coalition:  The Creative Coalition (www.TheCreativeCoalition.org) 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. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President. The Spotlight Initiative is an integrated partnership that champions the art and craft of independent filmmaking by providing resources that allow the film’s message to reach beyond the movie screen.