Peter Chernin, Harvey Weinstein Co-Host Obama Fundraiser

Former News Corp. COO Peter Chernin and Harvey Weinstein, fresh off of his company’s “The Artist” winning best picture, are among the cohosts of President Obama’s swing through Manhattan for fundraisers on Thursday.

According to Politico, Chernin and Weinstein are co-hosting along with designers Tory Burch and Michael Kors, as well as HBO’s Richard Plepler. The event will be held at the home of Michael Smith, First Lady Michelle Obama’s designer, and his partner James Costos, an HBO executive.

Chernin hosted a fundraiser for President Obama’s reelection campaign at his home in October that featured Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. It was the first Los Angeles “Obama Speaker Series” events, a new twist on fundraising started this cycle by his reelection campaign that feature administration officials and other figures like Warren Buffett.

In August, Obama courted donors at Weinstein’s Manhattan home for a fundraiser that was cohosted by Anna Wintour.

And Smith and Costos hosted Michelle Obama at their home in June, again to raise money for the reelection campaign.

As Politico points out, other events on Thursday will feature Deepak Chopra nad Russell Simmons.

 

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