Los Angeles, CA (February 23, 2011): Today, Oscar®, Emmy®, and Grammy® Award-winning performer Cher is among the many artists who have joined The Creative Coalition to participate in a PSA campaign that reaches out to our military families to provide help in the wake of the suicide epidemic among service members and their families.
The PSA is being produced in partnership with Blue Star Families and directed by actor and Co-President of The Creative Coalition Tim Daly.
Those who have already lent their voices to the effort include actors Susan Sarandon, Melissa Leo,Stanley Tucci, Adrian Grenier, Ellen Barkin, Kate Bosworth, and Cheryl Hines.
The PSA will make its premiere during the upcoming White House Correspondents Dinner Weekend in Washington, D.C.
Twenty percent of the thirty thousand suicides in America each year are veterans, equaling to roughly eighteen military suicides each day. Suicides are also increasing among military family members, the support system of our service men and women. The Creative Coalition will use the powerful voice of the arts to assist Blue Star Families in reaching out to service members and their families to offer help.
DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
WHAT: The Creative Coalition’s PSA to Support Military Families
WHO: Directed by Tim Daly (“Private Practice”) actor and Co-President of The Creative Coalition
Scheduled to participate: Cher (Burlesque); Dana Delany (“Body of Proof”); Alfre
Woodard (“Memphis Beat”); Hector Elizondo (“Monk”); Minnie Driver (Conviction); CCH Pounder (Avatar); Peter Gallagher (“Californication”); Wendie Malick (“Hot in Cleveland”)Omar Epps (“House”); Richard Kind (A Serious Man); Richard Schiff (“The West Wing”);Eliza Dushku (“Dollhouse”); James Denton (“Desperate Housewives”); Esai Morales(Gun Hill Road); Robert Davi (“Criminal Minds”); Lea Thompson (“Caroline in the City”); Carolyn Hennesy (“Cougar Town”); Ernie Hudson (“OZ”); Griffin Dunne (“Trust Me”); Ashley Jones (“The Bold and the Beautiful”); Ron Rifkin (“Brothers & Sisters”); Sara Rue (“Eastwick”); Jon Huertas (“Castle”); Karina Smirnoff (“Dancing with the Stars”); and Phillip Bloch (“Glam God with Vivica A. Fox”)
WHEN: Thursday, February 24, 2011 and Friday, February 25, 2011
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM daily
WHERE: The Montage Hotel
Board Room (Lower Level)
225 North Cannon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
***ALL PRESS MUST BE CREDENTIALED IN ADVANCE***
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, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actors Dana Delany and Tim Daly serve as the organization’s Co-Presidents.
About Blue Star Families (http://www.bluestarfam.org/)
Blue Star Families is a national, non-profit network of military families from all ranks and services including guard and reserve, with a mission to support, connect and empower military families. In addition to morale and empowerment programs, Blue Star Families raises awareness of the challenges and strengths of military family life with the civilian community and leaders. Blue Star Families membership includes spouses, kids, parents, service members, veterans and civilians.
Dennis St. Rose
The Creative Coalition