Just as Barack Obama made a play for young Hollywood with his fund-raiser at Boulevard3, Hillary Clinton is going for a similar crowd with a $250-per-person fund-raiser at the home of Brett Ratner on May 30.
The $250 price tag is a relative bargain compared to most fund-raisers. Virtually all other candidates charged $2,300-per-person in early swings through the industry.
Obama’s campaign charged $500 per person at his event — which helped draw a crowd of more than 700 people.
Likewise, expect Ratner’s event to at least have the feel of a nightclub. His home, called Hillhaven Lodge, was once the residence of producer Allan Carr, who in the 1970s installed a disco in the basement.
On the host committee for this event are names such as Christina Aguilera, Brent Bolthouse, Doug Ellin, Penelope Cruz, Eva Longoria, Chad Griffin, Mike Myers, Jeremy Piven, Todd Phillips and Heather Graham. Scott Budnick, Michael Kives, Steve Bing and Ron Burkle also are listed as hosts along with Ratner, above at home. The Politico’s Ben Smith says they’re expecting about 350 people.
Ratner’s Tudor-style, Benedict Canyon home is also the former estate of Ingrid Bergman, James Caan and Kim Novak — and the director has done a painstaking restoration in recent years.
The bigger question: Will Ratner be able to get Hillary into his photo booth?
On the same day, Clinton also holds an event at the home of Peter Chernin, co-hosted by Steven Spielberg and Haim Saban, in an event that is expected to draw more of the Hollywood establishment.