Television Industry Leaders Honored for Giving Back

Chrissy Metz, Keegan-Michael Key, Alyssa Milano,
Seth Green, Regina King, Troian Bellisario, Cheryl Hines,
Finn Wolfhard, Chloe Bennet, and Robert Herjavec

Television Industry Leaders Honored for Giving Back

Los Angeles, CA (September 12, 2017) – The Creative Coalition and TV Guide Magazine announce this year’s Television Industry Advocacy Award Honorees, which include Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”), Keegan-Michael Key (”Friends from College”), Alyssa Milano (“Mistresses”), Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”), Regina King (“American Crime”), Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”), Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”), Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), , and others TBA.  For ticket and sponsorship information CLICK HERE.

The Television Industry Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition hosted by TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider salute television industry leaders who use the power of their celebrity to advocate for positive, social welfare change. Honorees and their selected philanthropies will be featured in a special upcoming section of TV Guide Magazine and its companion site,

CEO of The Creative Coalition, Robin Bronk, said, “Doing well by doing good is what sets this honor apart from other awards. The Creative Coalition is proud to partner with TV Guide to bring attention to the most significant change-makers in the television industry who use their unique and far-reaching platforms to inspire positive change in a world that’s become quite turbulent. We’re honored to spotlight those influencers in our industry who walk the walk of selflessness in serving the common good.”

TV Guide Magazine is pleased to partner with The Creative Coalition to host The Television Industry Advocacy Awards. We are honored to pay tribute to talented television leaders who are paying it forward. Television is one of the greatest influencers of our time, and we salute those who use this great power to serve a higher standard,” said TV Guide Magazine President Paul Turcotte.

BBVA Compass, one of the top 25 banks in the U.S., will serve as the title supporter of the event as part of its own commitment to creating opportunities and building #BrightFutures in which everyone has the chance to fulfill their dreams and stay in control of their financial lives. “BBVA Compass is proud to support The Television Industry Advocacy Awards because it honors people who give back, aligning with the bank’s morals and values of banking it forward,” said BBVA Compass Chief Marketing Officer Jennifer Dominiquini. “Our mission is to create opportunities for a bright future for everyone, and these honorees strive to do the same all while remembering their roots.” BBVA and The Creative Coalition will present the Bright Futures Award to Shark Tank’s Robert Herjavec.


WHO: Honorees include Chrissy Metz (“This Is Us”) for her work with Operation Smile, Keegan-Michael Key (“Friends from College”) for his support of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Alyssa Milano (“Mistresses”) for her humanitarian efforts as an Ambassador for UNICEF, Seth Green (“Robot Chicken”) for his work with Turning Point to move individuals struggling with homelessness from the streets into permanent supportive housing, Regina King (“American Crime”) for her efforts in raising awareness for the I Have A Dream Foundation, Troian Bellisario (“Pretty Little Liars”) for her commitment to raise awareness about and combat eating disorders, Finn Wolfhard (“Stranger Things”) for his work with Sweet Relief, Chloe Bennet (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”) for her efforts on behalf of Community Empowerment, and Robert Herjavec (“Shark Tank”) for his support of the Seattle Union Gospel Mission. Hosted by Cheryl Hines  (Actor, “Curb Your Enthusiasm”).  Presenters include Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”), Erika Christensen (“Ten Days in the Valley“), Clark Gregg (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”), Ian Harding (“Pretty Little Liars”), Tim Story (Fantastic Four), Kevin Smith (Producer/Actor/Director Jay and Silent Bob), President of NBC Entertainment Jennifer Salke, Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Environmental Activist) and Sandra Lee (TV Personality, “Semi-Homemade”).
WHAT: The Television Industry Advocacy Awards benefiting The Creative Coalition hosted by TV Guide Magazine & TV Insider with support from BBVA Compass.
6421 Selma Avenue (at Wilcox)
Hollywood, CA
WHEN: Saturday, September 16, 2017
1:15 PM – Press call
1:45 PM – Red Carpet/Arrivals
2:00 PM – Reception begins
3:00 PM – Award Ceremony begins
4:00 PM – Event concludes

***All press must be credentialed prior to the event**
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About The Creative Coalition:
The Creative Coalition ( is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community.  Founded in 1989, by Christopher Reeve, Alec Baldwin, Susan Sarandon, and other prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance.  The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. The Creative Coalition leads the #RightToBearArts™ campaign to raise public awareness about and encourage civic activism in supporting funding for the arts and arts education. Actor Tim Daly serves as The Creative Coalition’s president. Additional information about The Creative Coalition can be found by following @TheCreativeC on Twitter and thecreativecoalition on Instagram. #RightToBearArts

About TV Guide Magazine and TVInsider:
TV Guide Magazine is one of the most popular magazines in the country with more than 10 million weekly readers. Celebrating more than 60 years as America’s most trusted authority on the subject of television, TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for guidance, news, entertainment and insight into the country’s most popular leisure time activity. For more information, visit TV Guide Magazine can be found on Facebook at TV Guide Magazine, on Twitter at @tvguidemagazine and on Instagram at tvguidemagazine.

TV Insider is a sharp and savvy guide to what’s worth watching, an all-access pass to TV enthusiasts’ favorite shows and the sister site to legendary TV Guide Magazine. We point viewers toward must-see programming and feed their television obsession by taking them behind the scenes of top shows and inside the minds of the people who create them.  Headquartered in New York City with bureaus in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider are published by NTVB Media, Inc.

About BBVA Compass:
BBVA Compass is a Sunbelt-based financial institution that operates 651 branches, including 337 in Texas, 89 in Alabama, 63 in Arizona, 61 in California, 45 in Florida, 38 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 (5th). BBVA Compass has been recognized as one of the leading small business lenders by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and ranked 5th nationally in the total number of SBA loans originated in fiscal year 2016. Additional information about BBVA Compass can be found at For more BBVA Compass news, follow @BBVACompassNews on Twitter or visit

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