You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

A Hollywood Thank You to New York’s Governor

Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles.

Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is being talked up as a 2016 presidential contender.

Cuomo appeared at the home of designer Michael Smith and HBO executive James Costos, drawing about 100 donors for a $1,000-per-person reception and 40 for a $5,000-per-person dinner. A source said the event raised about $500,000.

Among those present were Rob and Michele Reiner, James Burrows, Steve Bing, Wendy Greuel, David Bohnett, John Goldwyn and Jeff Klein, Darren Star, Rick Jacobs, Chelsea Handler and Kevin Huvane. Smith and Costos chaired the event along with Chad Griffin. Other co-chairs included Steve Tisch, Peter Mortonm Chris Dodd and Casey and Laura Wasserman.

 

More Voices

  • Hollywood Safe Workplace

    Why Hollywood Needs to Lead the Way in Showing How to Create a Safer Workplace

    Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles. Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is […]

  • Seven Seconds

    Fighting the Racial Bias at the Core of Hollywood’s Cop Shows (Guest Column)

    Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles. Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is […]

  • Harvey Weinstein Trial

    Column: Documentarian Barry Avrich Ponders Whether Harvey Weinstein Will Be Convicted

    Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles. Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is […]

  • Janet Mock Pose

    'Pose' Writer Janet Mock on Making History With Trans Storytelling (Guest Column)

    Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles. Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is […]

  • Tony Awards Sightlines Column

    How to Produce the Tony Awards: 5 Unsolicited Tips

    Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles. Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is […]

  • Under the Silver Lake

    Cannes 2018's Hidden Thrill: The Opportunity to Find New Voices

    Andrew Cuomo’s reelection campaign raised hundreds of thousands at a Hollywood-centric fundraiser on Friday, but as is the case with any industry oriented event, the focus also was on future roles. Cuomo, instrumental in passing New York’s same-sex marriage bill in June and has since been raising money from the gay and lesbian community, is […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content