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Coalition puts the spotlight on industry favs

HOLLYWOOD — The Creative Coalition presented its Spotlight Awards on Tuesday night in a splashy reception that doubled as an all-purpose shopping extravaganza.

The Spotlight Awards were given to industryites who have shown unwavering support for U.S. film production — a group that included Daily Variety editor in chief Peter Bart and publisher Charlie Koones, directors Frank Oz and Barry Levinson, and producer Lawrence Bender. Creative Coalition board member Joe Pantoliano hosted the ceremony, which opened with a tribute to former prexy Christopher Reeve.

Revelers could browse through wo ballrooms filled with high-end beauty products, liquor and stylish trinkets at Brentwood’s Luxe Hotel.

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