The Creative Coalition and a Sort of New Sort of Giving - through DVD Distribution

by Sydney Levine
January 2, 2011 3:30 AM
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MOVIE FOR JUST CAUSE - A Holiday Gift from The Creative Coalition

In the spirit of the holidays, The Creative Coalition is offering a special sale of the acclaimed film, Barry Levinson’s POLIWOOD, for the month of January. Proceeds will benefit several national charity organizations including The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, PSI Youth Aids, The National Education Association’s Read Across America, HELP USA, The Pennsylvania State University, Blue Star Families, The Veterans Healing Initiative, Artists for a New South Africa, The African Medical and Research Foundation, The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center and Being Alive San Diego.

In POLIWOOD, legendary Academy Award-winning director Barry Levinson (Rain Man, Bugsy, Diner, Avalon) sets out to explore the collision and collusion between politics and Hollywood. The film gives the viewer a front-row seat and backroom access to the most significant presidential campaign of the 21st century. Featuring interviews with high-profile celebrities and powerful political figures, POLIWOOD gives insider access to the influence Hollywood has over today’s political process as we discover the thin line between politician and actor, news and entertainment, policy and tabloid. Trailing a number of politically active actors, writers, directors, and musicians, this documentary is sure to spark debate about the role media and celebrities should have in modern-day politics. POLIWOOD features Annette Bening, Anne Hathaway, Sting, Susan Sarandon, Spike Lee, Fergie, Zooey Deschanel, Danny Glover, Tim Daly, Ellen Burstyn, Kerry Washington, Sam Moore, Elvis Costello, Alfre Woodard, Angela Bassett, Billy Baldwin, Charlie Daniels, Connie Britton, Dana Delany, David Crosby, Hayden Panettiere, Josh Lucas, Matthew Modine, Maura Tierney, Alan Cumming, Mos Def, Rachael Leigh Cook, Richard Schiff, Giancarlo Esposito, Steve Earle, The Pharcyde, Tony Goldwyn, and Will.i.am.

It’s easy, just click on www.screenmediafilms.net/poliwood to order POLIWOOD DVDs and support your favorite cause. Screen Media Films (distributor of POLIWOOD) will donate $1 to the chosen charity from every DVD sold using that charity's promo code. Consumers choose a promotional code to benefit the charity of their choice, they enjoy a great film, and support a cause that they care about. Screen Media Films also will donate an additional $5,000 to each charity for every 10,000 DVD units sold through this special promotion. Members and supporters of The Creative Coalition who are getting their own charities involved include actors Ashley Judd, Joe Mantegna, Kathy Najimy, CCH Ponder, and Mena Suvari, among others.

You can support the participating organizations by purchasing a Poliwood DVD (only $9.98 with promo code with a portion going to the charity of your choice). Just click on www.screenmediafilms.net/poliwood and use the promo codes provided below at checkout:
ALIVE - Being Alive San Diego
AMREF - The African Medical and Research Foundation
ANSA - Artists for a New South Africa
BLUESTAR - Blue Star Families
CREEVE - The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
HELPUSA - HELP USA
NEA - The National Education Association’s Read Across America
PSIYA - PSI Youth Aids
PSU - The Pennsylvania State University
SINATRA – The Barbara Sinatra Children’s Center
VETHEAL - The Veterans Healing Initiative

To be a beneficiary organization, or for more information, please contact RKotek AT TheCreativeCoalition.org.

The Creative Coalition is the premiere nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization 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, primarily public education, the First Amendment, and arts advocacy. Actors Dana Delany and Tim Daly serve as the organization's Co-Presidents.

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