Bryan Cranston Leads Star-Studded Poker for Entertainment Fund

Embracing Community, Hollywood Stars Rally for a Cause.

by Nouman Rasool
Bryan Cranston Leads Star-Studded Poker for Entertainment Fund
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Award-winning actor Bryan Cranston is set to bring Hollywood's finest together for a grand charitable affair, hosting the star-studded Lights! Camera! Ante Up! celebrity poker tournament. Taking place at the elegant Candela La Brea in Los Angeles on November 12, this event promises a night of entertainment, camaraderie, and generosity, all in support of the Entertainment Community Fund.

Cranston, renowned for his iconic role in "Breaking Bad," will be joined by an impressive roster of celebrities, including Jon Hamm, Bradley Whitford, Amy Landecker, Andy Garcia, Jason Alexander, Mekhi Phifer, and many more.

These stars are coming together to raise crucial funds for film and TV workers impacted by the ongoing work stoppages resulting from Hollywood's strikes.

Uniting for Artisan Support

“The silver screen and television have long been enriched by the tireless efforts of countless individuals working diligently behind the scenes.

Today, we gather not just as actors and celebrities, but as a united community, aiming to support these remarkable artisans we have the privilege of calling our colleagues. The Entertainment Community Fund has been a pillar of support for over 140 years, and it is our duty and honor to contribute to their mission in this crucial time,” Cranston passionately expressed.

Annette Bening, the esteemed chair of the board for the Entertainment Community Fund, added her voice to the chorus of support, emphasizing the vital role the fund plays in uplifting the spirits and financial stability of those who have dedicated their lives to the entertainment industry.

“We are dealing more than just cards at this tournament; we are dealing hope, support, and a promise for a brighter future in entertainment. Let's come together, raise the stakes, and lift the spirits of our entertainment community”.

With a legacy spanning over 140 years, the Entertainment Community Fund has been a beacon of hope for industry professionals. As of October 19, they have distributed an astounding $9.9 million to over 4,600 workers, demonstrating their unwavering commitment to the well-being of the film and television community.

This celebrity poker tournament hosted by Bryan Cranston is not just an event; it’s a movement, a call to action for Hollywood and beyond to unite in support of the incredible individuals who bring stories to life on screen. Join us on November 12, and let’s make a difference together.