The Creative Coalition Honors HYSTERIA With Spotlight Initiative Award

Award Dinner and Presentation Tomorrow Night During the Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto, ON (September 14, 2011) — Feature film HYSTERIA starring Academy Award® nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Rupert Everett and Felicity Jones will be honored by The Creative Coalition with their prestigious Spotlight Initiative Award tomorrow night at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF).

HYSTERIA’s selection rounds out the Spotlight Initiative Award presentations during this year’s TIFF.

The non-profit arts education and advocacy outfit hosts a special awards dinner and post-premiere party for the cast and filmmakers in support of the film’s TIFF world premiere tomorrow night.

Actors Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, director Tanya Wexler and producers will be in attendance to accept the award.

In honoring HYSTERIA, The Creative Coalition spotlights a movie that tells the story of a cultural revolution amongst 19th Century women.

HYSTERIA is directed by Tanya Wexler, produced by Judy Cairo, Tracey Becker and Sarah Curtis, and written by Stephen Dyer and Jonah Lisa Dyer.


Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, director Tanya Wexler

Spotlight Initiative Award Dinner for HYSTERIA

Thursday, September 15th
5:45 pm – Press Call
6:00 pm – Red Carpet/photo ops

Roosevelt Room
328 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON

This is an invitation-only event. All press must be credentialed. Please contact Barbara Horvath at for press credentials.

The Creative Coalition created the Spotlight Initiative in 2008 with a unique and specific goal in mind: make a positive difference in the world.

About The Creative Coalition:
The Creative Coalition ( is the premiere nonprofit, 501(c)3 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, 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 PSAs and through their grassroots advocacy campaign, Art & Soul.  Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s President.