CENTURY CITY, Calif., Sept. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Television’s biggest night took place in Century City, CA Saturday, September 16th, where the entertainment industry came together for the 11th annual “Evening Before” party, benefitting MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund).
The television industry, from Emmy presenters and nominees, to other TV industry members, helped raise funds to support their industry colleagues and friends who benefit from MPTF’s charitable programs and services such as financial assistance, crisis counseling, care giving support and of course the legendary retirement facility in Woodland Hills that is “home” to television and film veterans alike.
“The health and social service needs of our community continue to grow, especially during these last few years. The cost of delivering much-needed care can be overwhelming to MPTF’s resources, which makes events like the Evening Before more important now than ever,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation. “We are grateful to our sponsors and to all our donors from the television community for their support of this evening and throughout the year.”
The 11th Annual “Evening Before” Host Committee consisted of Anthony Anderson, Julie Bowen, Sterling K. Brown, Ty Burrell, Robert DeNiro, Tracee Ellis Ross, America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams, Donald Glover, Tony Goldwyn, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, Judith Light & Robert Desiderio, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall, Eric McCormack, Kate McKinnon, Debra Messing, Elisabeth Moss, Bob Odenkirk, Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys, Kevin Spacey, Octavia Spencer, Kasia & Jeffrey Tambor, Milo Ventimiglia, Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth, and Shailene Woodley.
The Executive Host Committee included Susan & Matt Blank, Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer, Julie Chen & Leslie Moonves, Charlie Collier, Roma Downey & Mark Burnett, Nancy Dubuc, Channing Dungey & Scott Power, Robert Greenblatt, Bonnie Hammer, Mike Hopkins, Toni Knight & Tony Vinciquerra, Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams, Andrea & David Nevins, Jeanne & Gary Newman, Roy Price, Kevin Reilly, Megan & Peter Rice, Andrea & Peter Roth, Josh Sapan, Ted Sarandos, Ryan Seacrest, Karen Kehela Sherwood & Ben Sherwood, Dana & Matt Walden, Ally Walker & John Landgraf, and Dick & Noelle Wolf.
This year’s presenting sponsors were Delta Air Lines, Ford Motor Company, Netflix, PEOPLE TV, and Target.
Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Uzo Aduba, Riz Ahmed, Sasha Alexander, Jaimie Alexander, Debbie Allen, Aziz Ansari, Lauren Ash, Angela Bassett, Vanessa Bayer, Samantha Bee, Jillian Bell, Zach Braff, Madeline Brewer, Alison Brie, Logan Browning, Titus Burgess, Sophia Bush, Linda Cardellini, Michael Chiklis, Priyanka Chopra, Gary Cole, Mike Colter, Laverne Cox, David Cross, Viola Davis, Guillermo Diaz, Sarah Drew, Minnie Driver, Clea DuVall, Natalia Dyer, Lisa Edelstein, Billy Eichner, Tom Ellis, O-T Fagbenle, Edie Falco, Fortune Feimster, Ben Feldman, Joseph Fiennes, Scott Foley, Jason George, Paul Giamatti, Walton Goggins, Ginnifer Goodwin, Max Greenfield, Grace Gummer, Tony Hale, Jon Hamm, David Harbour, Marcia Gay Harden, Justin Hartley, Dennis Haysbert, Lydia Hearst, Patricia Heaton, Cheryl Hines, Jackie Hoffman, Anders Holm, Julianne Hough, Abbi Jacobson, Ashley Judd, Joe Keery, Minka Kelly, Vanessa Kirby, Zoe Kravitz, Amy Landecker, Ali Larter, Tatiana Maslaney, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Jack McBrayer, Kelly McCreary, Joel McHale, Kyle MacLachlan, Chrissy Metz, Alyssa Milano, Janelle Monae, Ryan Murphy, Kumail Nanjiani, Chris Noth, BJ Novak, Danielle Panabaker, Lana Parrilla, Dolly Parton, Mandy Patinkin, Jeremy Piven, Aubrey Plaza, Zac Posen, Andrew Rannells, Retta, Sam Richardson, Angela Sarafyan, Susan Sarandon, Reid Scott, Sarah Silverman, Alexander Skarsgård, Kevin Spacey, David Spade, Abigail Spencer, Darby Stanchfield, Sharon Stone, Chris Sullivan, Wanda Sykes, Jessica Szohr, Amber Tamblyn, Michelle Trachtenberg, Alan Tudyk, Keith Urban, Courtney B. Vance, Lena Waithe, Matt Walsh, Kate Walsh, Susan Kelechi Watts, Ed Westwick, Samira Wiley, BD Wong, Evan Rachel Wood, Alison Wright, Bellamy Young, and many more.
The “Evening Before” was designed as a relaxed town square atmosphere in the park by Silver Birches with specialty food provided by Carmelized Productions by Jon Shook & Vinny Dotolo.
The event is designed after the highly successful “Night Before,” another fundraiser held annually before the Academy Awards® for the past fifteen years to benefit MPTF.
Delta Air Lines
Delta Air Lines serves more than 180 million customers each year. In 2017, Delta was named to Fortune’s top 50 Most Admired Companies in addition to being named the most admired airline for the sixth time in seven years. Additionally, Delta has ranked No.1 in the Business Travel News Annual Airline survey for an unprecedented six consecutive years. With an industry-leading global network, Delta and the Delta Connection carriers offer service to 329 destinations in 59 countries on six continents. Headquartered in Atlanta, Delta employs more than 80,000 employees worldwide and operates a mainline fleet of more than 800 aircraft. The airline is a founding member of the SkyTeam global alliance and participates in the industry’s leading transatlantic joint venture with Air France-KLM and Alitalia as well as a joint venture with Virgin Atlantic. Including its worldwide alliance partners, Delta offers customers more than 15,000 daily flights, with key hubs and markets including Amsterdam, Atlanta, Boston, Detroit, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New York-JFK and LaGuardia, London–Heathrow, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Seoul, and Tokyo–Narita. Delta has invested billions of dollars in airport facilities, global products and services, and technology to enhance the customer experience in the air and on the ground. Additional information is available on the Delta News Hub, as well as delta.com, Twitter @DeltaNewsHub, Google.com/+Delta, and Facebook.com/delta.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 203,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
Netflix is the world’s leading internet entertainment service with 104 million members in over 190 countries enjoying more than 125 million hours of TV shows and movies per day, including original series, documentaries and feature films. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on nearly any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.
PeopleTV is a free, advertiser-supported, OTT streaming service from Time Inc. PeopleTV’s quality programming features original series and specials, which encompass celebrity, pop culture, lifestyle and human interest genres. Viewers have unlimited, daily access to an expansive slate of on-demand programming, which includes: live red carpet coverage and real-time, socially interactive fan forums, as well as exclusive, behind-the-scenes access into magazine cover stories, popular cast reunions and high-profile one-on-one celebrity interviews. PeopleTV is available on connected-TV devices and mobile, in addition to PeopleTV.com. Download the free app on Apple TV, Roku Players, Amazon Fire TV, PlutoTV, Xumo, Chromecast, Xfinity, iOS and Android devices, and follow @PeopleTV to join the conversation. PeopleTV is a division of the leading content company Time Inc.
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation serves guests at 1,802 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. For a behind-the-scenes look at Target, visit Target.com/abullseyeview or follow @TargetNews on Twitter.
For over 95 years, MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund) has served as a safety net for entertainment industry members. As a charitable organization, MPTF provides programs and services essential to the well-being of individuals, their families and the industry community at large, and is a recognized leader in Senior Care and Palliative Care services. MPTF is supported by the generosity of fellow entertainment workers, and corporate donors united by a common thread of Hollywood Helping Hollywood – “We Take Care of Our Own.” For more information visit www.MPTF.com and donate at www.mptf.com/donate.
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