First Lady fundraises with Hollywood moguls, charges $5,000 for photo op


On Sunday evening, Michelle Obama attended a fundraiser hosted by Warner Bros. CEO Barry Meyer. Tickets started at $2,500, and a photo with the First Lady cost $5,000 per person.

In his introduction of the First Lady, Meyer stressed the need to keep President Obama in office and that he and his fellow media moguls needed to remember why they were involved in politics. The Hollywood Reporter reports:

Those in attendance included WB TV president Peter Roth, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group president Kevin Tsujihara, Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution president Ken Werner, former Bahamas Ambassador Nicole Avant, Netflix Inc. chief content officer Ted Sarandos, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. chief marketing officer Anne Globe, ICM’s Robert Broder, CAA’s Kevin Huvane, Chelsea Handler, Michael Smith and HBO’s James Costos. …

Despite speculation earlier this year that studio heads — including Meyer — would withhold their support for Obama after he nixed SOPA, it was clear Sunday that Hollywood’s power brokers are on board — especially now that Mitt Romney has moved further to the right by choosing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, guests said.

This was not the only Hollywood fundraiser on the day for the First Lady—she also attended a “family fun day” at singer Gwen Stefani’s home, where tickets for a family of four cost $2,500.