Clinton meets privately with Hollywood big shots
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Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE mingled with a small group of Hollywood moguls at a private two-hour meeting at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s house before heading to Studio City, Calif., for one of the biggest fundraisers of her campaign on Saturday, The Hill has learned.  


Among those gathered for the private meet-and-greet at Katzenberg’s Beverly Hills manse were George Lucas and wife Melody Hobson, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, director James Cameron, media mogul Haim Saban, sports agent Casey Wasserman, and George Clooney and his wife, Amal.

The private gathering was meant as a show of solidarity from the entertainment industry’s biggest fundraisers, who have rallied behind Clinton’s bid for presidency. 

After the meeting wrapped up, the Hollywood execs quickly made their way over to the Clooneys’ hillside home, where a well-monied crowd of supporters had paid up to $100,000 per couple to see the former secretary of State. 

Nearby, about 75 Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's debate showdown Live coverage: Cruz faces O'Rourke in Texas debate showdown Saudi mystery drives wedge between Trump, GOP MORE supporters — including Titanic actress Frances Fisher — had gathered at the home of one of Clooney’s neighbors, Howard Gold, whose family founded the 99 Cents Only Stores. They stood along the road, holding up pro-Sanders signs as Clinton’s supporters drove past. 

The group showered Clinton’s motorcade with 1,000 $1 bills to symbolize their frustrations with the large number of big-dollar donations going into her campaign.  

“We’re not trying to be disruptive or disrespectful,” Gold told The Hill. “We’re just trying to make a statement."