Creative Spirit to Host Exclusive Fundraiser Screening of ‘Ready Player One’ Featuring Q&A With Janusz Kaminski

Non-Profit Raising Money and Creating Employment Opportunities for Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

LOS ANGELES, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Creative Spirit, a non-profit organization that creates integrated employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (IDDs), today announced it will be hosting a fundraiser event featuring an exclusive screening of Steven Spielberg’s hotly anticipated new film, Ready Player One. The event will include an intimate Q&A with Academy Award-winning Janusz Kaminski – the film’s highly acclaimed cinematographer -- also known for his work on blockbuster films such as Schindler’s List, Saving Private Ryan, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Catch Me If You Can, Lincoln, Bridge of Spies, The BFG, and The Post.

To coincide with Ready Player One’s global release date, the private screening will take place on Thursday, March 29 and will be followed by cocktails at Hal’s Bar and Grill at 9.30PM PDT. Proceeds will go directly to Creative Spirit -- the first global organization dedicated to matching individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities with the best creative organizations in the world. Guests of the event, which will be sponsored by Independent Media, are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance. Details are as follows:

 DATE: Thursday, March 29, 2018
 TIME: 7PM PDT; cocktail reception to follow at 9.30PM PDT
 LOCATION: Cinemark Playa Vista
   12746 W Jefferson Blvd
   Los Angeles, CA 90094
 ADMISSION FEE: $100 per person

Moderated by Pete Favat, Chief Creative Officer of creative agency, Deutsch, guests will experience a rare and compelling discussion with Kaminski on his cinematographic vision for the film, which was based on the 2011 debut science fiction novel by Ernest Cline. The conversation will also touch on his experience working alongside Spielberg on this and other films (including Schindler's List and Saving Private Ryan), as well as his impressive 30+ year career creating some of the most recognizable and beloved films in modern cinema.

Creative Spirit is committed to generating a global movement that strives to change the face of what true diversity in employment looks like via advocacy, awareness and, most importantly, action for those with IDDs like Down Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Autism, Asperger's Syndrome, to name a few. Those with IDD are currently unemployed at an astounding 85%, and Creative Spirit is working to break the cycle of poverty and provide employment to foster purpose, social structure and a life of independence. To learn more, visit:

About Creative Spirit
Creative Spirit is a non-profit 501c3 organization devoted to creating integrated employment opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is simple: to create and support the successful placement of individuals with IDDs at the most creative, forward thinking companies in the world. The goal is to create 130,000 jobs by 2020, for the upwards of 8 million adults with IDDs who are currently unemployed -- a staggering 85% of ready, willing and able adults. In doing so, we will change the face of what true diversity in employment looks like via advocacy, awareness and most importantly, action.

Creative Spirit was born, and is dedicated to, providing the opportunity for employers to be matched with individuals who are loyal, talented and bring a new kind of energy to any organization. Join the community in any way you can by helping us raise funds, providing jobs and by contributing your voice.

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Bridget Bulters