The Creative Coalition Hosts The Philanthropist Premiere

WASHINGTON, DC – (June 22, 2009) – Actor James Purefoy star of NBC’s The Philanthropist, and co-chair of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios Ben Silverman will be in Washington, DC for the show’s premiere on Wednesday evening, June 24.

The premiere and reception are co-hosted by The Creative Coalition and Bing.

The Philanthropist chronicles the heroic adventures of a billionaire turned vigilante philanthropist.

Details of event:

WHAT: Premiere of The Philanthropist

WHO: Confirmed special guests: actor James Purefoy, Co-chair of NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios Ben Silverman, Emmy Award-winning writer/executive producer Tom Fontana, executive producer Peter Horton, co-creator and executive producer Charlie Corwin, executive producer Gareth Neame, executive producer Teri Weinberg and the inspiration for The Philanthropist Bobby Sager.

WHEN: Wednesday, June 24, 2009
6:30 – Red Carpet Arrivals
7:00 – Screening
8:00 – Reception with cast and producers

WHERE: Landmark Theatre
555 11th Street, NW
Washington, DC

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.

Bing is designed to help people overcome search overload and make faster, more informed decisions when searching online. No longer satisfied with the status quo of search, Microsoft designed Bing as a Decision Engine to provide people with intelligent search tools to help them simplify tasks and make more informed decisions, from simple decisions such as choosing the fastest route to get home to more complex ones such as researching a product purchase or planning a trip. Bing is available at

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

NBC Universal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May, 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

“The Philanthropist” is a Carnival Films production in association with The Levinson/Fontana Company and Original Media. Tom Fontana, Barry Levinson, Peter Horton, Charlie Corwin, Gareth Neame and Teri Weinberg serve as executive producers.


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