Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen are hosting a fund-raiser for California gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown, hoping to provide his campaign with a cash infusion in the remaining weeks of the race.
The $5,000-per-person event will take place at the Soho House in West Hollywood on Oct. 14. There will be a general reception and a private reception for co-chairs who write checks for $25,000 and/or raise that amount. Already there’s a lengthy list of co-chairs including J.J. Abrams and Katie McGrath, Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, Bob Daly and Carole Bayer Sager, Heather Thomas and Skip Brittenham, Cindy and Alan Horn, Tom Gores, Ari and Sarah Emanuel, Steve Tisch, Tom Gores and Casey and Laura Wasserman. Andy Spahn is organizing the event.
Spielberg, Katzenberg and Geffen endorsed Brown in fall of last year, even before he was an official candidate, and raised about $1 million at a November event at the home of Sandy Gallin.
Brown’s rival Meg Whitman this evening appeared at a Newport Beach fund-raiser with singer-songwriter David Foster providing the entertainment. Her campaign also is having a $1,000-per-person event with Foster on Sept. 21 at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, with former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also a guest.