Tony winner Bryan Cranston hosted Lights! Camera! Ante Up! Celebrity Poker Tournament, benefiting the Entertainment Community Fund, November 12.
The tournament showcased elite-level poker players with some of Hollywood's finest contenders. Among the attendees were Jason Alexander, Reggie Austin, Annette Bening, Jesse Billauer, Adam Carolla, Mindy Cohn, Tony Denison, Hunter Doohan, Preston Flagg, Alexis Floyd, Andy Garcia, Jon Hamm, Lilli Kay, Amy Landecker, Peter MacKenzie, Camryn Manheim, Steve Mason, Jeff Meacham, Mehro, AJ McLean, Bob Odenkirk, Mekhi Phifer, Jesse Plemons, Kevin Pollak, Krysten Ritter, Andrea Savage, and Bradley Whitford.
Check out photos from the event below:
Proceeds support film and TV workers who have been affected by the work stoppage.
“What you see on screen goes beyond the faces in the frame. Hollywood could not produce one TV show or movie without the artisans behind the scenes. This poker tournament is about supporting the incredible people my friends and I are so lucky to work with every day…just as the Entertainment Community Fund has been doing, for more than 140 years,” said Cranston in an earlier statement. “Now, in this time of need, we band together and do what we can to support one another.”
“The Entertainment Community Fund is beyond grateful for the
continued support from our friends in Hollywood,” added Annette Bening,
Chair of the Board of the Entertainment Community Fund. “Together,
we're dealing a winning hand to those who have illuminated our screens
and stages for centuries. With every ante, we ensure that the
Entertainment Community Fund remains a beacon of hope, supporting our
industry's dedicated professionals through even the most challenging of
times. Let's raise the stakes, and the spirits, for a brighter future in
As of October 19, the Fund has distributed over $9.9 million to more than 4,600 film and TV workers. And since May 2, the Fund has raised more than $18.7 million from more than 12,200 donors.
The Entertainment Community Fund, formerly The Actors Fund, is a national human services organization that addresses the unique needs of people who work in performing arts and entertainment with services focused on health and wellness, career and life, and housing. Visit EntertainmentCommunity.org.