The Creative Coalition Brings Art and Soul Back to Hollywood

LOS ANGELES – (September 16, 2009) – The Creative Coalition and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith continue this week to capture the artistic souls of Hollywood during an Emmy photo shoot for The Creative Coalition’s book, Art and Soul.

Art and Soul will be released nationwide in 2010 as the cornerstone of a campaign for national attention on the need to ensure that arts in¬†America¬†thrive and flourish. All book proceeds will support The Creative Coalition’s arts advocacy programs.

Art and Soul features portraits of celebrities accompanied by handwritten personal testimonials which express the importance of the arts in our culture and the positive impact it has on our lives.

This week’s photo shoot in Los Angeles adds additional talent who also will be featured in¬†Art and Soul, including Amy Brenneman, Hip Hop artist Kid Cudi, Emmy-nominated actors Andy Serkis and Christian Clemensen, Corey Reynolds, and Andrea Bowen.

Others featured in the book include: Anne Hathaway, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Kerry Washington, Taye Diggs, Tim Daly, Alfre Woodard, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany, Zooey Deschanel, Alyssa Milano, Ellen Burstyn, David Hyde Pierce, Matthew Modine, Joe Mantegna, and Cheryl Hines.


WHAT: Photo shoot for Art and Soul by Pulitizer Prize-winner Brian Smith

WHO: Confirmed portraits include:
Amy Brenneman (Private Practice)
Kid Cudi
Andy Serkis (Little Dorrit)
Christian Clemensen (Boston Legal)
Corey Reynolds (The Closer)
Andrea Bowen (Desperate Housewives)

WHEN:          Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19.

WHERE: Sofitel Hotel
Alive! Expo Green Pavilion and Mix Media Luxury Lounge, 2nd Floor
8555 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048

**This is invitation-only and all press must be credentialed in advance.  Contact Chelsea Cummings at 202-683-3106 or for more information.

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.