Spotlight Initiative Award Dinner Gala

Honorees Include Hill Harper and Open Road Film’s CEO Tom Ortenberg
Hosted by Alfre Woodard  

September 3, 2013–Toronto, Ontario– The Creative Coalition is pleased to announce that Hill Harper (1982, “Covert Affairs,” For Colored Girls, “CSI: NY”) and Tom Ortenberg, CEO of Open Road Films (Jobs, Side Affects, End of Watch) have been named as honorees for the 2013 Spotlight Initiative Awards. The Spotlight Awards will be bestowed to honorees during the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival.   The Gala takes place on Monday evening, September 9th at AMC Storys (11 Duncan Street, Toronto). 

The annual event kicks off the film awards season with the world’s most influential players in the independent film arena expected to attend. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.

Representing all aspects from the world of independent filmmaking, the 2013 class of honorees embodies the tenets of The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative.  The Spotlight Initiative was created in 2008 to support independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world and celebrate the art and craft of filmmaking for their social relevance.

The Creative Coalition CEO, Robin Bronk said, “We are pleased and quite proud to be honoring Hill Harper and Tom Ortenberg, two individuals who – throughout their respective careers – have used their influential platforms within the entertainment industry to serve the common good.”

This is an invitation-only event. All press must be credentialed prior to the event.

The Creative Coalition ( is the premiere 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 and is headquartered in New York City.

For Immediate Release
Lucy Gross