“Where’s the campaign already,” reads the caption underneath Robin Thede’s new Instagram photo featuring the Black Lady Sketch Show creator flanked by Colman Domingo and husband Raul Domingo. The stunning black-and-white image was shot by photographer Ryan Slack on Saturday night inside The Hollywood Reporter’s exclusive photo booth during the Motion Picture & Television Fund’s 17th annual Evening Before benefit.
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While some stars were rounding the troops for group shots, others like Thede and the Domingos ducked inside Slack’s booth for intimate shots. In fact, demand was so high for the exclusive portrait session that so many queued up, stretching the wait time to 30 minutes. It was well worth it for stars like Jenna Ortega, who posed with stylist Enrique Melendez, The Color Purple star Danielle Brooks, who reunited with Orange Is the New Black costar Laverne Cox, Succession star J. Smith-Cameron, Heather Graham, Mean Girls musical star Auli’i Cravalho, and collaborators on streaming shows Gen V and Never Have I Ever. See more images from THR’s photo booth collaboration with Slack below.
Jenna Ortega, in Monse, with stylist Enrique Melendez
Laverne Cox and Danielle Brooks
Mean Girls star Auli’i Cravalho
Gen V‘s London Thor, Derek Luh, Asa Germann and Jaz Sinclair
Never Have I Ever’s Darren Barnett, Kabir Akhtar, Richa Moorjani, Sarayu R. Blue and Jaren Lewison.
Co-chaired by Quinta Brunson and Bob Odenkirk, the MPTF event, held at Pacific Design Center, was designed as a relaxed town square atmosphere by Studio Komorebi with specialty food served up by Carmelized Prods. run by Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Jon and Vinny’s fame. Beats were delivered by celebrity DJ Daisy O’Dell who turned up the volume with danceable, old-school hits. Presenting sponsors were Delta Air Lines, Penske Media Corporation (owner of THR), People and UCLA Health with additional support from Diamond sponsors Apple TV+, IATSE, Netflix, the Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Discovery and Wondery.
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