Here’s a look at this week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings in Los Angeles and New York, including red carpets for sydney, Amsterdam, brothers, Restart and Meet cute.
Blues from a jazz man special display
After their debut at TIFF, Tyler Perry, Milauna Jackson and Brad Benedict took their film to Los Angeles for a special screening at Tudum Theater on September 16.
Writer-director David O. Russell and stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, John David Washington, Andrea Riseborough, Mike Myers, Michael Shannon, Rami Malek, Timothy Olyphant and Robert De Niro, as well as producers Matthew Budman and Anthony Katagas and executive producers Drake and Adel “Future” Nur celebrated the world premiere of Amsterdam at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on Sunday. Ben Stiller also moderated a Q&A with the cast and filmmakers after the screening.
don’t worry baby NY screening
Director Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles, Gemma Chan and Nick Kroll were among the don’t worry baby stars who attended an NYC screening and Q&A on Monday.
Steve Levitan premiered his new Hulu series on the Fox lot Monday, along with stars Keegan-Michael Key, Johnny Knoxville, Rachel Bloom, Paul Reiser, Krista Marie Yu, Judy Greer and Calum Worthy.
Billy Eichner continued his… brothers press tour with co-star Luke Macfarlane and producer Judd Apatow during the New York premiere on Tuesday.
Meet cute premiere
Pete Davidson and Kaley Cuoco debuted their Peacock romcom in New York on Tuesday.
NRDC Night of the Comedy
Natural Resources Defense Council hosted its annual New York fundraising comedy event, “Night of Comedy,” at Casa Cipriani New York on Tuesday. The evening paid tribute to NRDC honorary trustee and founder of “Night of Comedy” Anna Scott Carter and was hosted by Seth Meyers with appearances by Mike Birbiglia, Michael Che, Chloe Fineman, Nick Kroll and Hasan Minhaj. Scott Carter and Graydon Carter were joined by David Zaslav and Jim and Penny Coulter as national co-chairs.
Apple celebrated the documentary’s premiere in LA Sydney on Wednesday at The Academy Museum, alongside producer Oprah, director Reginald Hudlin and Poitier’s daughters Beverly Poitier-Henderson, Anika Poitier, Pamela Poitier, Sherri Poitier and Sydney Poitier. Other attendees included Cher, Sheryl Lee Ralph, David Oyelowo, Loretta Devine, Colman Domingo and Dennis Haysbert.
Pioneer Dinner 2022
Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF) has named producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli as Pioneers of the Year 2022. Wilson and Broccoli were presented with the award by Daniel Craig and Michelle Yeoh at the Foundation’s Pioneer of the Year dinner on Wednesday, presented by MGM/United Artists Releasing and Amazon Studios, at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills.
Cool Comedy Hot Cuisine by Scleroderma Research Foundation
In an evening of tribute to Bob Saget, on Wednesday, longtime friends John Mayer, Dave Chappelle, Jimmy Kimmel and Jeff Ross led a star-studded night of comedy and music for the Scleroderma Research Foundation benefit, which Saget had previously led for 30 years.
Mercy For Animals Gala
James Cromwell and celebrity chefs Babette Davis and Joanne Molinaro were among the honorees at the Mercy For Animals 23rd Anniversary Gala at the Skirball Cultural Center in LA on Sept. 16.
BlueCheck Ukraine fundraiser
Liev Schreiber’s humanitarian aid initiative BlueCheck Ukraine held a fundraising event at UTA Artist Space in Beverly Hills on Saturday, raising more than $250,000. The event, “Ukraine: Solidarity to Action”, was organized by UTA and INVNT GROUP and the funds will directly support local Ukrainian NGOs and grassroots organizations providing humanitarian aid on the ground to civilians hard hit by the war in Russia.
Grameen America’s “Raising Latina Voices”
Jennifer Lopez took part in Grameen America’s “Raising Latina Voices” event on Saturday to kick off Hispanic Heritage Month and celebrate her partnership between Limitless Labs and Grameen America. Lopez spoke with Andrea Jung, president and CEO of Grameen America, to an audience of more than 400 Latina entrepreneurs.
Cities That Sing by Renée Fleming: Paris premiere
Renee Fleming and Kelsey Grammer, along with guests Vanessa Williams, Anna Chlumsky, F. Murray Abraham, Geneva Carr and Carol Alt, hosted a New York premiere of Fleming’s new film on Sunday.
Oscar Peterson: Black and White special display
Director Barry Avrich attended a special screening of Hulu’s docu-concert film in NYC Monday, which also featured acclaimed jazz musicians Joe Sealey and Charles Turner.
Krug Champagne Party
Krug Champagne hosted an evening of synesthesia Tuesday with Chloe Flower, Paul Rudd, Questlove, Karen Elson, Dev Hynes and Jeremy O. Harris as they gathered at the Brooklyn Museum to celebrate composer Ryuichi Sakamoto’s musical tribute to the champagne house.
WhatsApp x Giannis Antetokounmpo premiere
On Tuesday, WhatsApp and Giannis Antetokounmpo celebrated the premiere ofNaija Odyssey, a four-chapter short film exploring the importance of international connectivity through the lens of the Greek and Nigerian basketball prodigy. Those in attendance included Ari Lennox, Ego Nwodim, Zuri Reed, Beatrice Domond and Ghetto Gastro.
Willis Wonderland Foundation Night of Wonders
Wednesday was the inaugural Willis Wonderland Foundation Night of Wonders, supporting the education and advancement of songwriters and multimedia artists — particularly those in underserved communities — who will perpetuate the legacy of Hall of Fame songwriter Allee Willis. The event host’s committee included RuPaul, Lily Tomlin, Luenell, Paul Reubens and Jenifer Lewis.
The redemption team special display
Netflix hosted a special showing Thursday for the document, which follows the US Olympic men’s basketball team’s quest for gold in the 2008 Olympics, at Netflix’s Tudum Theater in Hollywood. EPs Dwyane Wade and Frank Marshall were in attendance, along with director Jon Weinbach, Dwight Howard and Gabrielle Union.
Reasonable doubt premiere
The new Hulu series, produced by Kerry Washington and Larry Wilmore, premiered Thursday at NeueHouse Hollywood.
Music in Action Awards Gala
On Thursday, the Black Music Action Coalition hosted its second annual Music in Action Awards Gala at The Beverly Hilton to honor artists, executives, corporations, entrepreneurs, activists and corporations who have used their platforms to drive social change over the past year. Hosted by Coco Jones and Kenny Burns, the evening honored Lil Baby, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, Jon “Big Jon” Platt, Kevin Liles, Amazon Music and The Recording Academy.