The Television Industry Advocacy Awards names additional honorees

Laverne Cox, Tim Robbins, Eva Longoria, and Anthony Anderson

Los Angeles, CA (August 13, 2015) – Today, The Creative Coalition, TV Guide Magazine, and announce four additional honorees for the inaugural Television Industry Advocacy Awards, set to take place in Los Angeles on September 18th. Added to the impressive list of recipients are: Emmy Award-nominee Laverne Cox (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) for her work with LGBTQ awareness; actor Tim Robbins (HBO’s The Brink) for The Actors’ Gang Prison Project; actress Eva Longoria (NBC’s Hot and Bothered, Lifetime’s Devious Maids) for founding the Eva Longoria Foundation; and 2015 Emmy Award-nominee Anthony Anderson (ABC’s Black-ish) for his efforts on behalf of diabetes awareness. Previously announced honorees include: actress Constance Zimmer (Lifetime’s UnREAL) for supporting the efficacy of the arts and promoting environmental awareness; 2015 Emmy Award-nominee Alan Cumming (CBS’s The Good Wife) for shining a spotlight on LGBTQ issues; actress Beth Behrs (CBS’s 2 Broke Girls) for her involvement with The Rape Foundation; 2015 Emmy Award-nominee Jeffrey Tambor (Amazon’s Transparent) for his work with youth empowerment; Emmy Award-winner Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, NBC’s State of Affairs) for her leadership in the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities’ Turnaround Arts Program; and executive producer Neal Baer (CBS’s Under the Dome) for his leadership with The Global Media Center for Social Impact. Award presenters include: Christina Hendricks (Mad Men); Emmanuelle Chriqui (Entourage); Lana Parrilla (ABC’s Once Upon a Time); Rachelle Lefevre (CBS’s Under the Dome); writer/speaker Monica Lewinsky; Jerry O’Connell (Jerry Maguire); and others TBA.

The Television Industry Advocacy Awards salutes those leaders in the television industry who use their power of celebrity to advocate for charitable and social causes. The Awards will be held on Friday evening, September 18th at Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood, CA at 5:30 pm. This invitation-only event will honor television’s most significant actors, showrunners, and executives for commitment to their respective causes.

“The Creative Coalition was galvanized to encourage leaders in the entertainment industry to use their mighty voices and unique platforms to influence positive change in the world. The Advocacy Awards celebrate those leaders in the television industry who use their influence to advocate for the common good,” said The Creative Coalition CEO Robin Bronk.

TV Guide and TV Insider are proud to present this evening with The Creative Coalition. We are committed to supporting this initiative and the honorees with an exciting special feature that shines a spotlight on their efforts in the September 21st issue of TV Guide Magazine and additional coverage on TV Insider,” said TVGM CEO David J. Fishman.


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

About TV Guide Magazine:
TV Guide Magazine is one of the most popular magazines in the country with nearly 13 million weekly readers. With so much quality programming and so little time, it directs television enthusiasts to what’s worth watching for all the different ways they watch. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for television news, guidance and information about the country’s most popular leisure time activity.

About is a sharp and savvy guide to what’s worth watching, an all-access pass into TV enthusiast’s favorite shows. With its passionate team of expert writers, photographers, and videographers, it points viewers toward must-see programming as well as helps them discover great shows they may have missed. takes them behind the scenes, on the sets and inside the minds of the people who create the top shows.