Emmy Award-winning actor, screenwriter and producer Eugene Levy and “Sex In the City” creator Darren Star are among those to be honored at next month’s gala.
The Creative Community for Peace (CCFP), an apolitical organization made up of prominent members of the entertainment industry dedicated to promoting the arts as a means of peace in the Middle East, will host its fourth annual “Ambassadors of Peace” event ( AOP) on October 26 in Beverly Hills. (Variety is a media sponsor of the event.)
Songwriter Autumn Rowe, UTA co-global music director David Zedeck, and Billie Eilish and Finneas managers Brandon Goodman and Danny Rukasin round out the honorees.
Levy said: “Artistic expression has the power to unite people from different cultures, backgrounds and experiences – throughout my career I have shared my love of humor with audiences across the world, bringing people together in the process. CCFP has been a dedicated and consistent advocate for peace and understanding around the world, and I am incredibly honored and honored to be named one of their Ambassadors for Peace this year.
Said Star: “Throughout my career, I have witnessed the profound power of the arts. It transcends borders, pushes back barriers and advances the collective zeitgeist. When audiences watch one of my shows, I hope their shared experience will allow divisions to dissipate and disappear, and open their minds. CCFP deeply understands the vital role the arts play in today’s world in bringing people together, and I am grateful for their recognition as an ambassador of peace.
“In today’s world, the arts can act as a panacea against division and fear,” Rowe said. “In my work, I have prioritized using my platform to fight racism and anti-Semitism.”
Recipients are chosen for their commitment to upholding artistic freedom and advancing the idea that music and the arts are powerful forces for building cultural bridges.
Creative Community for Peace was founded by entertainment industry professionals passionate about the unique ability of the arts community to act as a unifying force for tolerance and peace.
The organization’s co-founder David Renzer and director Ari Ingel said, “CCFP strongly believes in the ability of artists to impact lives and effect positive change in the world. The 2022 AOP winners exemplify the spirit of our mission – to build bridges and advocate for peace through the arts.
Ticket information is available on the CCFP website.