Saturday, September 13, 2014: The gala, nationally presented by Ketel One Vodka, Wells Fargo, and Hilton Worldwide and locally by Southwest Airlines, is a celebration of national and Bay Area leaders advancing LGBT equality through the media.
@alxanders Hey there @ Back at it again! So good to see and hear you again today. Stellar as usual! #
@Ashley_Fink This sort of looks like a family photo don’t y’all think??! @chriscolfer @JimOHeir #ImSmitten #GaryJerryLarry
Many of television’s biggest stars came out to Century Park, CA on Sunday night to celebrate the Eighth Annual “Evening Before” event, which benefitted MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). Host Committee members including Kerry Washington, Jennifer Westfeldt & Jon Hamm, Lena Dunham, Halle Berry & Olivier Martinez, and Robin Dearden & Bryan Cranston, were joined by some of the brightest names in Hollywood for the weekend’s most esteemed pre-Emmy Awards celebration.
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. ”Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our sponsors and donors this year’s Evening Before has raised over $2 million surpassing our previous totals which is a wonderful recognition of the incredible support MPTF brings to the TV community,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation and Chairman of the MPTF Foundation.
Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Chris Colfer and Lea Michele.
@alxanders I’ve been at this for a while, but moving in to our room at Capital today is still pretty cool.
alxanders: Aaaannnd…we’re back! @DarrenCriss back in the booth! My first victim of the season. Here we go! #GleeSeason6
MiaVonGlitz: But in reality, he’s the coolest one. #buzzfeedshmuzzfeed
steffanargus Just met @diannaagron ! She was so nice :D
Amber Riley and Derek Hough featured in the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards countdown