EXCLUSIVE: California and Hollywood have been very good to Hillary Clinton and her run for the White House this year – which is why the former First Lady is coming back to L.A. for another deep pocket fundraiser. The presumptive Democratic nominee will be feted at Sean Parker and wife Alexandra’s home on June 28, I’ve learned.
At $2,700 a ticket as the base price, news of the shindig come just a week after the ex-Secretary of State clinched becoming the first woman to be the Presidential standard barrier for a major American political party with wins in the New Jersey and Golden State primaries over rival Sen. Bernie Sanders. The Parkers will be co-hosting with other Hollywood heavyweights expected to sign up and be in attendance. Jeffrey Katzenberg’s political consigliere Andy Spahn is helping out with the end of June event in his capacity as a National Finance Committee member for HRC.
A longtime and repeatedly big Clinton donor, Facebook billionaire Parker has been almost as high profile in his support of her campaign as he has been of the potential industry disruptor The Screening Room, of which he is a co-partner with Prem Akkaraju.
While some of Clinton’s other numerous industry backers like Avatar director James Cameron might balk, The Screening Room aims to provide day-and-date releases of first-run films at home at $50 a pop. Cameron was among those at a private event Katzenberg held at his home before the mega-fundraiser George Clooney and his wife Amal had in L.A. on April 16. That event plus one the night before in San Francisco raised around $15 million for Clinton and the Democrats, as Deadline exclusively reported.
While racing around California ahead of last week’s primary, Clinton’s last Hollywood fundraiser was on May 23 at the home of CAA super agent Bryan Lourd and his partner Bruce Bozzi. That was Clinton’s 12th visit to L.A. since she announced her Presidential bid in 2015 – the former NY Senator had held 26 fundraisers over those visits.
With 2,203 pledged delegates and 581 superdelegates, Clinton is far ahead of Sanders, who has 1,828 delegates and 49 superdelegates. The two face off today in the Washington D.C. primary though behind the scenes the two campaigns are talking about the Vermont senator throwing his support to Clinton in the coming weeks before the party’s convention. The Democrats are set to gather in Philadelphia from July 25 – 28.