LOS ANGLES, CA, February 28, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Sustainable film and television producer Debbie Durkin hosted her 6th Annual Eco Oscars lounge at a private Beverly Hills home with a JAMES BOND theme. The event benefited WE ROCK GREEN MICS, the eco-performance collective from With Our Words, Inc., 501 (c) (3) a youth development nonprofit from Stockton California and their Celebrity Green Writing Prompt Project. The Jamaica Tourist Board (where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 JAMES BOND novels) was on-hand providing promotional gifts and discounts to Jamaican happenings. Coley's Jamaica's Best Cuisine served authentic Jamaican food. Agave Underground had Forrest Talyor, winner of the Golden Foodie Awards Best Mixologist Award, pouring signature Tequila cocktails, and The Tennessee Spirits Company poured their new brands, Jailers Premium Tennessee Whiskey and Forbidden Secret Dark Mocha American Cream.
Oscar-related guests included nominees Malik Bendjelloul (now an Oscar winner for Best Documentary for WAITING FOR SUGAR MAN); Reginald Hudlin (Best Picture, DJANGO UNCHAINED); Seamus McGarvey (cinematographer, ANNA KARENINA); Chris Butler and Sam Fell (Best Animated Feature, PARANORMAN); Damon Russell & Fatima Ptacek (producer and star of the Oscar winning Best Live Action Short, CURFEW), Arianne Sutner (producer of Oscar nominated Best Animated Film, PARANORMAN); David Costabile (in the Oscar nominated LINCOLN and USA Network's SUITS); Sarah Phelps (Producer of Oscar nominated animated short film), and Richard Portnow (in the Oscar nominated HITCHCOCK); Carly Rose Soneclar (X Factor); Maria Conchita Alonso (The Running Man); Carolyn Hennesy (True Blood); Matt Nolan (Argo); Chelsea Autumn (Queen of Hearts); Barbara Woods (One Tree Hill): Emily Lind (Revenge); and many other TV/Film names were also in attendance.
Musical performances were by Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars; Katie Cole; Casey Frazier; Natalie Gelman; Toryn Green; The Voice's Jared Blake; Elvis Monroe; The Palace Ballroom with DJ Vanilla Chilla spinning.
Lifeway Foods was the Spotlight sponsor and featured their frozen kefir dessert bar complete with toppings and gift certificates for free pints of Kefir. For over 25 years, Lifeway Foods has been the nation's top producer of probiotic foods and beverages such as kefir, a tart & tangy cousin to yogurt. Additional sponsors included Celebrity Jeweler Michael Greene & Co. who gifted Oscar nominees & VIPs an exclusive Gift Card; HUGRZ, the leader in sustainable boot wraps, gifted a pair of HUGRZ and accessories; John Paul Pet gifted their Grooming 3-Packs, which provide you with the basic essentials for grooming your pet's coat and skin; Luna Bars healthy fiber and protein bars; Men's designer Michael Foster gifted his 100% Egyptian cotton luxury scarves; Minky Couture's luxurious custom blankets and cool scarves; Morgan Brand Management gifted Vitaphenol multi-active toner and Kaia's Juicy Bamboo eco-friendly, bio-degradable cleansing & toning wipes; Shaklee gifted their Get Clean Home Care Kits; Stefanie G Beverly Hills Fine Cosmetics Celebrity Makeup Artist was shaping brows and gifting her Spring 2013 Make-Up Palettes, as well O.P.I. Skyfall James Bond 007 Nail Polish Lacquer Collections; L'ARGANIUM, gifted their beauty serum made with pure argan oil, while AQUAhydrate provided alkalized water with electrolytes. Beat Liver Tumors Foundation was on hand to provide information and hope for those affected by liver tumors. Durkin's next event is the "Rockn Rolla" Movie Awards Eco Lounge April 11 in Hollywood.
About Durkin Entertainment
Durkin Entertainment is an indie TV/Film production company specializing in TV/Film/Celebrity product placement. Credits: K-11,The Expendables, ECO Hollywood (KCBS-LA), CW Network, The A-List , NBC TODAY Show, The Talk, The Doctors, Chelsea Lately, Two Jacks, Bonnie Hunt TV Show, Blades of Glory, Rocky Balboa, National Lampoon's Cattle Call, LAPD Hollenback Happy Planet documentary, Walk A Mile in My Pradas, Living With Ed-HGTV-Planet Green, LA Ink, Celebuzz, The Sexiest Women of Reality TV & Calendar, Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, 944 Magazine, Kevin Sorbo's Celebrity Golf Tournament, IFQ Magazine, and Sundance Celebrity Swag Hunt. LA's leading sustainable producer, Debbie Durkin, produces a series of Main Event Red Carpet Lounges & Green Suites each year during Sundance, Green Grammys, Eco Oscars, Eco Hollywood Earth Day, MTV Movie Awards ECO Lounge, and Eco Emmys, each lounge benefiting charities. For additional information please visit http://www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com
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