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.