Evening Before the Primetime Emmy® Awards
The Evening Before the Primetime Emmy® Awards is a night that celebrates the entertainment industry’s top talent in the television community, while raising money and awareness for MPTF, an organization that has been taking care of our own for 95 years. This exclusive event was set under the stars to make for a casual, stress-free atmosphere, and included food and hors d’oeuvres prepared by Jon & Vinny’s.
“The Evening Before is a celebration of the achievement of a few, and an opportunity for the generosity of many, so that MPTF can provide care and service to everyone in our business. We are very grateful for the extraordinary support of our sponsors and industry donors at the Evening Before that supports the millions of dollars for the MPTF charitable programs and services conducted each year.”- Jeffrey Katzenberg, Chairman of the MPTF Foundation
The 2017 Evening Before Host Committee included Anthony Anderson, Julie Bowen, Sterling K. Brown, Ty Burrell, Robert De Niro, Tracee Ellis Ross, America Ferrera & Ryan Piers Williams, Donald Glover, Tony Goldwyn, Felicity Huffman & William H. Macy, Allison Janney, Nicole Kidman, Judith Light & Robert Desiderio, Julia Louis-Dreyfus & Brad Hall, Eric McCormack, Kate McKinnon Debra Messing, Elisabeth Moss, Bob Odenkirk, Keri Russell & Matthew Rhys, Octavia Spencer, Milo Ventimiglia, Reese Witherspoon & Jim Toth, and Shailene Woodley.
The Executive Host Committee included Katie McGrath & J.J. Abrams, Bob Bakish, Susan & Matt Blank, Linda & Jerry Bruckheimer, Roma Downey & Mark Burnett, Charlie Collier, Nancy Dubuc, Channing Dungey & Scott Power, Robert Greenblatt, Bonnie Hammer, Mike Hopkins, Ally Walker & John Landgraf, Julie Chen & Leslie Moonves, Andrea & David Nevins, Jeanne & Gary Newman, Kevin Reilly, Megan & Peter Rice, Andrea & Peter Roth, Josh Sapan, Ted Sarandos, Ryan Seacrest, Karen Kehela Sherwood & Ben Sherwood, Toni Knight & Tony Vinciquerra, Dana & Matt Walden, and Dick & Noelle Wolf
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