Disney's Bob Iger Among Hosts of Hillary Clinton Fundraiser at Haim Saban's House (Exclusive)
Clinton has never been desperate for support in Hollywood, where everyone from Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams to Jeffrey Katzenberg and Katy Perry has turned out to support the Democratic frontrunner.
Hillary Clinton has scheduled her next Hollywood fundraising event, and it's a big one.
The Democratic frontrunner for president — who officially will secure the party's nomination at the Democratic National Convention, which runs July 25-28 in Philadelphia — will shake hands Aug. 22 at the Beverly Park home of billionaire entertainment mogul Haim Saban.
Saban is set to host the big-ticket event alongside Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger, Chernin Group chairman and CEO Peter Chernin and entertainment and sports executive Casey Wasserman. (Iger recently joined the effort Wasserman is spearheading to bring the Summer Olympics to Los Angeles in 2024.) All four men are reliable Democratic Party donors and Clinton backers. Additional hosts will be named before the event.
The gathering is expected to be Clinton's first major Hollywood stop coming off next week's convention. But it's not the first time she's been hosted by longtime supporters Saban and his wife, Cheryl. The couple opened up their home in May 2015 for a fundraising event that also was attended by Chernin and Wasserman.
They're just two of many Hollywood A-listers to show their support for Clinton during this campaign. Other notable fundraisers have been hosted by George and Amal Clooney, Jeffrey and Marilyn Katzenberg, TV producer Karen Mack and husband Russell Goldsmith, and music manager Scooter Braun and his philanthropist wife Yael Cohen Braun.