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WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 17th, 2023) – The Creative Coalition, Hollywood’s premier non-profit supporting the arts, is bringing together America’s top business leaders, along with Hollywood’s boldface names, to host the annual #RightToBearArts Gala Dinneron Friday, April 28th in Washington D.C. at The Madison Hotel. Earlier that day, this Creative Coalition #RightToBearArts Delegation will be on Capitol Hill to underscore the power of public funding for the arts. 

The Gala is hosted by actor and President of The Creative Coalition, Emmy Award-nominee Tim Daly (“Madam Secretary”) along with The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk. The entertainment industry #RightToBearArts Delegation includes Emmy Award-winning actor Rachel Bloom (“Reboot,” “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”), Emmy Award-nominated actor Yvette Nicole Brown (“Community,” “A Black Lady Sketch Show”), actor Grace Caroline Currey (Shazam!), Emmy Award-nominated actor/executive producer Billy Eichner (Bros, “Difficult People”),Tony Award-winning producer Wendy Federman (“Dear Evan Hansen,” “Funny Girl”), executive producer Lindsay Goffman (“The Company You Keep,” “The Good Doctor”), Emmy Award-winning actor/comedian Judy Gold (“Hysterical,” “Better Things”), actor Clark Gregg (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” “The Avengers,” “The New Adventures of Old Christine”), actor Justin Hartley (“This Is Us”), Emmy Award-nominated producer Ianthe Jones (“Dr. Phil,” “Sport Geniuses”), BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated Actor Jason Isaacs (“Good Sam,” Harry Potter(1-8), “Sex Education,” Mrs. Harris Goes To Paris), Emmy Award-winning executive producer Gloria Calderón Kellett (“With Love,” “One Day at a Time”), actor Emma Kenney (“The Conners,” “Shameless”), Emmy Award-nominated actor Wendie Malick (“Shrinkage,” “Young Sheldon,” “Just Shoot Me”), actor Katherine McNamara (“Walker: Independence,” “The Flash”), producer/director Tommy Oliver (“Black Love,” Juice Wrld: Into the Abyss), actor Sofia Pernas (“Blood and Treasure”), actor Raegan Revord (“Young Sheldon”), Emmy Award-winning producer Jared Ruga (No Crime in SinBefore You Know It), Emmy Award-winning actor Cobie Smulders (“American Crime Story: Impeachment,” “How I Met Your Mother”), actor Emily Swallow (“The Mandalorian,” “Supernatural”), and Emmy Award-nominated actor BD Wong (“Law & Order,” “Mr. Robot,” Jurassic Park). 

The Delegation also includes business leaders Jacalyn Barnett, Esq., Brian Collins (Co-founder, COLLINS), Emily Glassman (Head of Corporate Communications, IMDb), John Levitt (Private Wealth Advisor, Ameriprise Financial), Jon Levy (New York Times best-selling author), Marc Morial (President and CEO, National Urban League), Robert O’Neill (SVP of Content and Strategy Acquisitions, Paramount), Christy Pambianchi (EVP and Chief People Officer, Intel), Philanthropist Justin Raanan, DDS, CEO and Principal Consultant of DigitalMatter, LLC Beth Reilly, and Howard Upchurch (former President, Hanesbrands, Inc.).

“The impact of the arts on our nation’s economy is undoubted. We are proud to be joined by business leaders across the U.S. to support our mission at The Creative Coalition to encourage public funding for the arts that benefits all citizens,” stated actor Tim Daly, President of The Creative Coalition.

For ticketing and sponsorship information for the #RightToBearArts Gala Dinner, please CLICK HERE. To apply for press credentials, CLICK HERE. (Space is extremely limited). 

All funds raised at this event enable the work of The Creative Coalition to continue to heighten awareness and support the accessibility of the arts at federal, state, and local levels.  

The annual #RightToBearArts Gala Dinner is hosted by an Honorary Bi-Partisan Congressional Host Committee including Senators Cindy Hyde-Smith, Richard Blumenthal, Ben Cardin, Ed Markey, Chris Murphy, Raphael Warnock, Peter Welch, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Representatives Nanette Barragan, Buddy Carter, Troy Carter, Emanuel Cleaver, Stephen Cohen, J. Luis Correa, Debbie Dingell, Rosa DeLauro, Lori Chavez-DeRemer, Gerry Connolly, John Duarte, Ron Estes, Lois Frankel, Lance Gooden, Dan Kildee, Kevin Kiley, Ted Lieu, Lisa McClain, James P. McGovern, Chellie Pingree, Jamie Raskin, Linda Sanchez, Pete Stauber, Marilyn Strickland Shri Thanedar, Juan Vargas, Suzanne Bonamici, Betty McCollum, Jason Crow, Nikki Budzinski, Mary Sattler Peltola, Lisa Blunt Rochester, Julia Brownley, David Cicilline, Glen Ivey, Don Bacon. Joining these political leaders is the #RightToBearArts Entertainment Industry Delegation along with both entertainment industry and Fortune 500 executives, C-Suite leadership, selected NGO leaders, and key policymakers.

About The Creative Coalition (
The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the entertainment industry dedicated to using the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president. 

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