UPDATED, 1:45 PM: Hillary Clinton has joined a stellar list of influential women in film and television set for the CW’s/Women In Film Make It Work variety special, a benefit focused on helping women get back to work as the industry recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic. Joining Clinton are Sheryl Crow, Malin Akerman, Bishop Briggs, Logan Browning, Jack Donnelly, Ashlyn Harris, Ali Krieger, Rita Moreno, and Yuna.
The join previously announced Mara Brock Akil, Lake Bell, Alison Brie, Connie Britton, Nkechi Okoro Carroll, Rosario Dawson, Beanie Feldstein, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Gillies, Kathryn Hahn, Rachael Harris, Cheryl Hines, Sarah Jeffery, Marta Kauffman, Javicia Leslie, Melanie Liburd, Catt Sadler, Andrea Savage, Sherri Shepherd, Alexandra Shipp, Rain Valdez, Michaela Watkins, Kym Whitley, and Alfre Woodard in the August 26 special.
PREVIOUS, August 4: The CW will team with Women In Film Los Angeles to televise the organization’s star-filled Make It Work! variety show on August 26.
Announced on Tuesday, the variety special touts a lineup of influential women in the film and television worlds as Alison Brie, Beanie Feldstein, Alfre Woodard and others are set to make an appearance. Additional stars for the program include Rosario Dawson, Jane Fonda, Jennifer Garner, Elizabeth Gillies, Kathryn Hahn and Cheryl Hines.
During its one-hour slot, Make It Work! show will feature musical and comedy acts, celebrity testimonials and insightful conversations regarding industry women returning to work.
Make It Work!, which will be WIF’s first televised benefit, is part of the organization’s Hire Her Back campaign, which seeks to provide grants to women in Hollywood whose livelihoods have been jeopardized by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Hire Her Back initiative and fund also urges big entertainment entities to diversify their staffs as Hollywood inches its way to re-opening after the COVID-19 shutdown.
Directed by Hannah Levy and Adriana Robles, Make It Work! has Stephanie Allain, Amy Baer, Monica Levinson executive the producing. The benefit show, also produced in association with ShivHans Picutres, is written by Wendy Button, Simbi Hall and Mishy Turner.
The televised benefit will air on the CW August 26 starting at 8 p.m. ET. The show will also be available on the network’s digital platforms, CWTV.com and the CW Ap.