The Creative Coalition Announces Presenters for 2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award and 2006 Spotlight Awards

The Creative Coalition Announces Presenters for   

2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award


2006 Spotlight Awards  

New York City (December 7, 2006) – The Creative Coalition announced today that legendary journalist Charlie Rose will present the 2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment Award to actor and activist Sean Penn at the organization’s upcoming New York City gala on Monday evening, December 18, 2006.  Others who will present and host the 2006 Spotlight Awards include Laurence Fishburne, Kerry Washington, Joe Pantoliano, Tony Goldwyn, Matthew Modine, Richard Schiff, Jason Ritter, Tim Daly, Tamara Tunie, Oliver Platt, and Dick Cavett.

Recipients of the 2006 Spotlight Awards are Marcia Gay Harden, Heather Graham, Harvey Keitel, Branford Marsalis, and Rhonda Mims, President of the ING Foundation.

The 2006 Spotlight and Christopher Reeve First Amendment Awards are the centerpiece of a gala evening that will benefit The Creative Coalition.  The Gala takes place on Monday evening, December 18, 2006 in New York City.  The event is co-hosted by Gotham magazine and will be held at Duvet (45 W. 21st Street). The evening is topped off by the Ultimate Gift Fantasy Experience.  Back by popular demand and just in time for the holiday season, guests will choose – based on ticket level – gifts from the worlds of fashion, beauty, entertainment, electronics, travel, and more presented by Charlie Lapson, LG Electronics, John Paul Mitchell Hair Systems, Ray Ban, Peter Thomas Roth, Warren Tricomi, Tara Boone, Larenim, Scholastic, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, PureOlogy, King Features, Wooly Lamb Clothing, Dopi Karoke, Exhale, Natural High Apparel, Beans, Grey Gardens, Magic Bullet, Senseo, DC Comics, Art of Tea, Time Warner, Klutchez, Andra Barra, Aldo, Grassroots, Two Owls and many more.

Expected attendees include entertainment industry leaders, Fortune 500 captains of industry, national policy makers and media personalities.  Since 1995, The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight and Christopher Reeve First Amendment Awards has held a place of distinction in recognizing the best and brightest that influence the national agenda.

The Creative Coalition’s 2006 Christopher Reeve First Amendment and Spotlight Awards Gala

Featuring the Ultimate Gift Fantasy Experience

WHERE:        Duvet (45 W. 21st Street; New York City)

WHEN:          Monday evening, December 18, 2006

6:45 PM         Red Carpet Arrivals/Press/Photo-ops               

7:00 PM         Gala

THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT.  For press passes and to schedule photo opportunities, please contact Barbara Horvath at (212) 614-2527/  For ticket information go to

The Creative Coalition is the leading 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, arts advocacy, campaign finance reform and public education.  Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.

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Contact: Barbara Horvath (212) 614-2527 /