top of page

Sundance Event Recap: Adam Lambert, Cody Fern, Nikole Hannah-Jones, and More

By Tammy Reese


The Creative Coalition & Entertainment Weekly

The Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner

in Park City, UT


On January 21, 2023, The Creative Coalition hosted the annual Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner with Entertainment Weekly, a signature event that takes place each year during the festival.


Cody Fern and Adam Lambert attend The Creative Coalition & Entertainment Weekly The Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner

The Spotlight Initiative Awards are a prestigious honor in the independent film arena. For almost two decades, these honors have been bestowed during the Cannes, Toronto, and other major film festivals both domestically and abroad.


2023 Honorees included Phoebe Dynevor (Fair Play), Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project), Adam Lambert (Fairyland), Luis A. Miranda Jr. (Going Varsity in Mariachi), Randall Park (Shortcomings) and Lewis Pullman (The Starling Girl). Gala attendees include leading members of the entertainment industry including actors, directors, producers, executives and selected media.


Nikole Hannah-Jones (The 1619 Project) attend The Creative Coalition & Entertainment Weekly The Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner


Delilah Hamlin and Harry Hamlin attend The Creative Coalition & Entertainment Weekly The Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala Dinner




2023 Award Presenters included Eliza Scanlen (The Starling Girl), Cody Fern (Fairyland), Justin H. Min (Shortcomings), Shoshana Guy (The 1619 Project), Sam Osborn & Alejandra Vasquez (Going Varsity in Mariachi) and Jimmy Akingbola (Bel-Air).


The Creative Coalition is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan social welfare and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989, by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition educates, mobilizes, and activates its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition leads the #RightToBearArts™ and other award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns that use the power and platforms of the entertainment industry to support funding for the arts and arts education. Actor Tim Daly serves as The Creative Coalition’s president.



Photo Credit: Getty Images


Get featured! - Heart Of Hollywood Magazine

Subscribe

Contact us

 

TAMMY REESE


Tammy Reese began her career as a theater actress performing in 60 live stage shows a year with The Media Unit TV and Stage Production Company. She also directed the weekly live TV show Rough Times Live.


Eventually, she went to Empire State College to obtain her degree in media studies. After graduation, she did more theater and wrote and produced her own videos to spread awareness on social issues through the arts.


Tammy is an award-winning journalist and is best known for her legendary interviews with Sigourney Weaver, Meagan Good, Laurence Fishburne, Mona Scott- Young, Essie Davis, Omar Epps, Joseph Sikora, Ryan Coogler, Jennifer Connelly, Carmen Electra, Giancarlo Esposito, Dedee Pfeiffer, Leon, Patina Miller, Nelly, La La Anthony, Neyo, Theo Rossi, Geena Davis, Britt Lower, Michael James Shaw, Aleks Paunovic, Courtney Kemp, Janet Hubert, Tom Arnold, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Michole Briana White, Matt Cedeño, Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, Ross Marquand, and many more.


Heart Of Hollywood Magazine Contributor


For more information on Tammy and to meet our other Heart Of Hollywood Contributors click on the link below:





Comments

Rated 0 out of 5 stars.
No ratings yet

Add a rating
bottom of page