The Creative Coalition Leadership Convenes Healthcare Policy Roundtable in Conjunction with 2008 Presidential Election

Hollywood Delegation to Observe Presidential Debate and
Launch Historic Documentary

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (January 29, 2008):  As the presidential candidates gear up for their last debate in delegate-rich California, The Creative Coalition — the leading nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community  —  brings a delegation of entertainment industry leaders to observe the Democratic and Republican debates.  The Creative Coalition will also co-host a luncheon and dialogue event to address the nation’s growing concern with healthcare policy and reform.

The Creative Coalition’s Poliwood documentary, addressing the intersection between Hollywood and politics during this election cycle, kicks off filming at the debates and will capture the activism, involvement and views of Hollywood and it’s impact on the political process leading up to the 2008 presidential election.


WHO: Quentin Tarantino, Tim Daly, Kerry Washington, Tim Allen, William Baldwin, Richard Schiff, Steven Weber, Amy Brenneman, Brad Silberling, Saffron Burrows, Griffin Dunne, Joe Mantegna, Kathy Najimy, Alfre Woodward and Sue Kramer.

WHAT: Luncheon and Dialogue Event:  Building a Consensus Platform for Healthcare Reform

Moderated by Lawrence O’Donnell Jr. and with Dr. Richard Carmona, 17th Surgeon General of theUnited States and President of the Canyon Ranch Institute

With:  James C. Greenwood, President & CEO of BIO-Biotechnology Industry Organization; Alan Miller, CEO, COPE Health Solutions; Peter Delgado, CEO, USC Medical Center; and Ken Thorpe, Executive Director, PFCD

WHEN: 12:30 pm; January 31, 2008

WHERE: Four Seasons Hotel

300 South Doheny Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90048

About The Creative Coalition
The Creative Coalition ( is the leading 501 ©(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 and mobilizing its members on issues of public importance, primarily public education, the First Amendment, arts advocacy, media literacy, destigmatizing mental illness and stemming runaway production.  Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in, Los Angelesand San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.

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Tara Chantal Silver
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Jessica Hoy
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