Hollywood, Silicon Valley Figures to Attend White House’s China State Dinner

Walt Disney Co. CEO Robert Iger, Disney/Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Apple CEO Tim Cook are among those expected at a White House state dinner on Friday for Chinese president Xi Jinping.

Also expected, according to the White House: DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg and his political and philanthropic consultant, Andy Spahn; Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and chief content officer Ted Sarandos; Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull; Mark Cuban; MPAA chairman Chris Dodd; Oracle executive chairman Larry Ellison; and Comcast CEO Brian Roberts.

Also on the guest list: director Lee Daniels, American Ballet Theater principal dancer Misty Copeland and singer-songwriter Ne-Yo.

Some of the expected attendees were first reported by Deadline.

Update: Those at the head table include President Obama First Lady Michelle Obama, President Xi, Madame Peng, Cook, Lisa Jackson, Iger, Willow Bay, David Rubenstein, Alice Rubenstein, Satya Nadella, Anupama Nadella, Lynne Benioff, Marc Benioff, Katzenberg, Spahn, Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan.

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