Literary Lions Gala

Literary Lions Gala

Virtual EventsNon-Profits & FundraisersLive StudioWeb StreamingDirectorial

Working with Colson Whitehead, Melinda Gates, and Rainn Wilson to help raise money for the King County Library System Foundation.

The 2021 Literary Lions Gala raised over $510,000 for the King County Library System, which will help ensure King County residents have access to free programs in areas such as youth literacy, economic empowerment, outreach to people experiencing homelessness, diversity/equity/inclusion, and STEAM education.


  • We worked with production partners GFS Events and Synchronicity Events to produce this event
  • Live broadcast from Punch Drunk Studios
  • Pre-production & asset review
  • Turnkey studio with cameras, lights, sound, and all equipment needed for live streaming and capture
  • Zoomator™ camera & teleprompter system for perfect eye line
  • Set design (in conjunction with KCLS Foundation)
  • Live closed-captioning
  • Hosted in studio by Angela Poe Russell and Ken Ryals

Virtual Speakers Included

  • Colson Whitehead
  • Melinda Gates
  • Rainn Wilson
  • Kwame Alexander