The Crossroads of Politics and Pop Culture Meet at Hollywood in the Hamptons

Actors and Political Pundits Tackle the Presidential Race

East Hampton, NY (July 26, 2007) – The Creative Coalition is bringing together two unique and very opinionated groups; Hollywood actors, and Washington politicos for a lively discussion on the ever-growing impact of pop culture on the presidential race at the Hollywood in the Hamptons Brunch and Dialogue Event to be held on Sunday, July 29, 2007.

This event is hosted by actor Kerry Washington and moderated by Lawrence O’Donnell Jr. Panelists include The Nation’s Eric Alterman, Republican strategistEd Rollins, and Bloomberg News columnist Margaret Carlson.  The event will be held at the East Hampton home of Jaci and Morris L. Reid.

As the nonprofit, nonpartisan public advocacy arm of the arts and entertainment industry, The Creative Coalition works to mobilize and educate the arts community on issues of national importance with special focus on First Amendment rights, public education, media literacy and arts advocacy.

The event will bring together strategic political thought leaders to examine the increasing influence of fashion, art, music and film in what is considered to be the most important presidential race in years.


WHAT: The 2007 Creative Coalition Hollywood in the Hamptons Brunch and Dialogue Event

WHO: Hosted by actor Kerry Washington (Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer, I think I Love My Wife, The Last King of Scotland, Mr. & Mrs. Smith),and moderated by political pundit Lawrence O’Donnell Jr. (The West Wing, Big Love, The McLaughlin Group).  Panelists include The Nation’s columnist and authorEric Alterman, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, and Bloomberg News columnist and author Margaret Carlson.

WHERE: The Home of Jaci and Morris L. Reid

East Hampton, New York

WHEN: Sunday, July 29, 2007, 12:00 noon

For reservations, please click here.  All press must be credentialed in advance.  Please contact Ken Ericson for press credentialing:

About The Creative Coalition(
The Creative Coalition is the leading 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, primarily the First Amendment, public education and arts advocacy.  Headquartered in New York City, The Creative Coalition also has offices in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and San Francisco.  The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.  For more information, please



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