The entertainment industry came together in celebration of TV’s biggest night at the sixth annual “Evening Before” party benefitting the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF) on Saturday, September 22 at Century Park in Century City, CA.
Emmy nominees and presenters joined celebrities and other television industry members at the star-studded event which raised funds to support the numerous programs and services the MPTF provides to more than 60,000 members of the entertainment industry.
This year’s presenting sponsors were essie, HP, People Magazine and Target, with additional support from platinum sponsors including AMC Networks and thinkThin.
“One of the things I love about this event is our ability to remind the television community that MPTF is here for everyone in our business – film and television in our mission of caring for our own,” said Ken Scherer, CEO of the MPTF Foundation.
Among the celebrities who attended this year’s event were Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Tina Fey, Ryan Seacrest, Christina Applegate, Steve Buscemi, Kristin Davis, Matthew Morrison, Zooey Deschanel, Jim Parsons, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell, Christina Hendricks, Michael Strahan, Octavia Spencer, Bryan Cranston, Olivia Munn, Timothy Olyphant, Connie Britton, Eric Stonestreet, Jennifer Westfeldt, Joel McHale, Emily VanCamp, Julianne Hough, and Christina Baransky among many others.
“Thanks to the extraordinary generosity of so many people in the television industry at this year’s The Evening Before event, the MPTF can continue to do its incredible work of serving our community members who are most in need,” said Jeffrey Katzenberg, CEO of DreamWorks Animation and Chairman of the MPTF Foundation.
The “Evening Before” was produced for the sixth consecutive year by Robyn Leuthe Norris, with Silver Birches designing the relaxed town square atmosphere in the Park.
The event is designed after the highly successful “Night Before,” another fundraiser held annually before the Academy Awards for the past ten years to benefit the MPTF.