Picture This! Members of The Creative Coalition Go Behind the Camera for Photography Summit Hosted by Microsoft

Redmond, Washington (July 11, 2007) – Members of The Creative Coalition (TCC) are special guests at the premier photography event in the United States: the Microsoft Pro Photo Summit 2007, which brings together the brightest talent and industry leaders in the world of photography. The two-day event starts today at the Microsoft campus in Redmond, Washington.

TCC members taking part include The Creative Coalition Co-President Joe Pantoliano (The Moguls, Memento, The Sopranos)Tim Daly (Private Practice, The Sopranos)Joe Mantegna (The Godfather: Part III, “The Last Don II”, The Rat Pack)Rhys Coiro (Entourage), and Ernie Hudson(Oz, Desperate Housewives).

“It is an honor for us to participate in this gathering that Microsoft has brought together –the ‘Icons of Imaging,’ photographers who are known worldwide for their work,” said Robin Bronk, Executive Director of The Creative Coalition. “This is a memorable event for our members to study with photography legends and view the art of picture-taking from a whole new angle.”

Members of The Creative Coalition will also meet with industry experts and get a sneak preview of the latest equipment and technology available to photographers.

Creative Coalition members will cap their experience with a Mt. Rainier photo-shoot led by renowned photographer, Art Wolfe.

About The Creative Coalitionwww.thecreativecoalition.org )
The Creative Coalition is the leading 501(c)(3) 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 its members on issues of public importance, primarily the First Amendment, public education and arts advocacy. Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates. For more information, please visit www.thecreativecoalition.org.



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