Hollywood Shines Spotlight on Need for Arts Funding with Book of Portraits and Personal Stories
Los Angeles, CA – (July 30, 2009) – Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Smith will take the second round of portraits for The Creative Coalition’s book, Art & Soul. Art & Soul will be released nationwide in 2010 as the cornerstone of a campaign to focus 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 & Soul features portraits of leading and legendary members of the arts and entertainment community, accompanied by handwritten personal anecdotes on how the arts changed their lives.
The roster of Art & Soul participants already includes: Anne Hathaway, Tony Bennett, Harry Belafonte, Kerry Washington, Tim Daly, Alfre Woodard, Kerry Washington, Dana Delany, Zooey Deschanel, Ellen Burstyn, David Hyde Pierce and musician Chris Botti.
This week’s photo shoot in Los Angeles adds additional talent who also will be featured in the book, including Dulé Hill, Taye Diggs, Richard Schiff, Stockard Channing, Amy Brenneman, Joe Mantegna, Barry Levinson, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Mike Stoller.
Details are as follows:
WHAT: Portraits taken by Brian Smith for Art & Soul
WHO: Dulé Hill, Taye Diggs, Richard Schiff, Stockard Channing, Amy Brenneman, Joe Mantegna, Barry Levinson, Rachael Leigh Cook, and Mike Stoller
WHEN: Shooting in Los Angeles on Thursday, July 30, Friday, July 31 and Saturday, August 1, 2009
WHERE: Luxe Hotel, 11461 Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, CA
**This is an invitation-only event. All working press must be credentialed in advance. Contact Chelsea Cummings at 202-683-3106 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ABOUT THE CREATIVE COALITION
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. Visit:www.thecreativecoalition.org.