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International 3D Society 2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards

February 10, 2011 by  
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2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts AwardsOn Wednesday, February 9, 2011 The International Society held their 2nd Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards at the Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, CA from 5:00 pm to 12:30 am.
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The red carpet arrivals started at 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, the awards show at 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm and them later the after party VIP only at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel from 9:30 pm to 12:30 am.
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The event was hosted by Tom Cavanaugh and some of the celebrities the attended the event were James Pitt, Eric Roberts, Donna D’Errico, Natasha Alam, Victoria Summer, Tim RussWilliam Romeo, Madison Leisle, Tila Tequila, Carla Ortiz, Zach Callison, DeeDee BigelowEmma Zerner, Seth DonavanFivel Stewart, Alicia Arden, Phoebe Price, Mia Hope and many more. 

The complete list of winners follows:

LIVE ACTION 3D FEATURE OF THE YEAR:

“TRON Legacy”
The Walt Disney Studios

ANIMATED 3D FEATURE OF THE YEAR:

“How to Train Your Dragon”
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)

SHORT 3D MOTION PICTURE/NARRATIVE:

“Day & Night”
Pixar

BEST 3D DOCUMENTARY:

“Hubble 3D”
IMAX

OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT OF 2D TO 3D CONVERTED FEATURE:

“Alice in Wonderland”
The Walt Disney Studios and Sony Imageworks

3D LIVE EVENT

“Black Eyed Peas 3D: Live”
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BEST 3D SCENE OF THE YEAR:

“Tangled”
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BEST 3D STEREOGRAPHY – LIVE ACTION:

“Tron: Legacy”
The Walt Disney Studios

BEST 3D STEREOGRAPHY – ANIMATED:

“How to Train Your Dragon”
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)

The International 3D Society previously partnered with the People’s Choice Awards, where nominees in the category of “People’s Choice™ Awards in 3D” were announced during the January 6, 2011, telecast of that event.  Fans voted online through January 23, 2011 selecting the two, People’s Choice™ Awards in 3D” winners below:

2010 “PEOPLE’S CHOICE  AWARD: FAVORITE 3D LIVE ACTION MOVIE:”

“The Chronicles of Narnia:  The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”
Walden Media/20th Century Fox

2011 PEOPLE’S CHOICE ™ AWARD: “FAVORITE 3D ANIMATED MOVIE:”

“Toy Story 3”
The Walt Disney Studios

Century Award:

Lifetime Achievement Lenny Lipton

Harold Lloyd Award James Cameron
Lightstorm Entertainment

3D Video Game Call of Duty: Black Ops
Activision/Blizzard

3D TV Music Series Guitar Center
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3D Television Award:

Entertainment/Music Dance, Dance, Dance
BSkyB

3D Talent Award Jay Baruchel, as “Hiccup”  in “How to Train Your Dragon”
DreamWorks Animation (DWA)


The International 3D Society representatives told The Hollywood Reporter that the winners of the Lumiere Awards were selected by the voting of more than 400 society members.
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About The International 3D Society: The International 3D Society, was established to advance the arts and technologies of stereoscopic 3D content and its innovators. For more information visit http://www.international3dsociety.com
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Actress Luenell, recording artists Fawn and Brenda Lee Eager attend The Disco Ball Charity Event

April 12, 2010 by  
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fawnluenelldiscoballOn Thursday, April 8, 2010, The Kierrah Foundation presented One Nation Under a Cause: 70’s Disco Ball at the Legendary Jewel’s Catch One located at 4067 West Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 from 7 P.M. to Midnight. The event was hosted by comedian Michael Colyar.

“On behalf of The Kierrah Foundation, Parris Harris and Serving Angels Media, we would like to offer our sincere thanks for making the 70’s Disco Ball a complete success.” said Brandy Sanders, Founder. She continued, “Words alone cannot express our humble gratitude! We understand that you have a very strict schedule, however, you took the time to support The Kierrah Foundation. It was a historic and memorable night! The night could not have been so with out you!”

There were about 200 people at the event. which included celebrities, models and media representatives. People were dressed in the 70’s decade attire. The event included a fashion show coordinated by Parris Harris. Also, it featured a red carpet, and VIP lounge with complimentary drinks and a goody bag. Some of the special performances of the event were by Tap Dancing Sensations Sean and John and Brenda Lee Eager.

“I thought that the event was a lot of fun, and there was a really great turnout. The Disco Ball was in full swing, celebrating the 70’s with legends, celebrities, a fashion show, performers, red carpet, and more! The venue was really expansive, so there was a lot of room for people to mix and mingle. There were some featured vendors that had really beautiful merchandise on display, available for viewing and purchase.” said Emma Zerner, fashion model and actress.


Some of the celebrities that attended the event were Cassius Vernon Weathersby, Billy Osborne of LTD Fame, Dian Wilson, Eugenia Wright, John Prudhont, Lars Anthony Slind, Sagar Parekh, Tom Tangen, Maria Prudhont, David Harrison Levi, Teresa Wyatt, Luenell, Tony Boldi, Alana Chandler, Thushari J, Cher Rue, Emma Zerner, Fawn, Annie Mcknight, Antoinette Smith Genesis, Charyse Monet, Dee Freeman, Kymedienne Jackson, Suniil Sadarangani, Red Grant, Sam Bell and Kathleen Bradley.
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“We hope that this event was as phenomenal for you as it was for us. As we grow, we hope that you will grow with us. The Kierrah Foundation is committed to making a difference in the lives of our young “former foster girls.” We are able to do so with your support, time and love. We thank you again for making the vision a reality.” Ms. Sanders concluded.


The event executive producers were Brandy Sanders, Parris Harris and Betrice Coleman-Sweet. The event was produced by The Kierrah Foundation and sponsored by Parris Harris, Serving Angels Media, Jewels Catch One and Amoeba Music. The media/press outlets were Diversity News, ISA Public Relations, Donald Carraway Photography, Jeff Knight Photography, Photos by Rodrigo Vaz, Nelson Shen, Mohamed Aly and The Pulse of Entertainment.
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“I got involved with the Kierrah Foundation about a year ago. The Kierrah Foundation serves to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system, aging out, with no place to go. Through special events like the Disco Ball, this foundation brings attention to this issue which a lot of people aren’t even aware exists; by doing this, they can help out or find a way to contribute to this worthy cause.” Ms. Zerner concluded.
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About the Kierrah Foundation:
It was founded in 2004 by Brandy Sanders and her late husband Stan Sanders, The Kierrah Foundation assists young women whom have “aged-out” of the foster care system without family or friends. Their purpose is to provide material, intellectual, and emotional support to former foster girls with their transition from state care to early adulthood. For more information go to http://www.kierrahfoundation.org

Editor’s Note: Story was proof read by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com

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Photos courtesy of Rodrigo Vaz. You can contact Rodrigo at rodrigo.m.c.m.vaz@gmail.com for photos shoots. © 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
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One Nation Under A Cause: 70 Disco Ball fundraiser for The Kierrah Foundation on April 8, 2010

March 14, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured, FEATURES

discoballThe Kierrah Foundation announced Friday, March 12, 2010 the will held  “One Nation Under a Cause: 70’s Disco Ball” event at the Legendary Jewel’s Catch One from 7 P.M. to Midnight.  This is a fundraiser event to benefit The Kierrah Foundation.

The event will be hosted by Kierrah’s King of Comedy, Michael Colyar (“The Princess and the Frog”, “Norbit”, “Barbershop”).

The event organizers expect on the night Kierrah’s Best Man, Shawn Carter Peterson (“Bones”,”Eli Stone”) will get the party started with the introduction to the Disco Ball festivities and Kierrah’s Angel of Laughter Luenell (“Borat”, “Californication”, “The Hustle”) will host the Legendary Gong Show along with some of her fun and zany friends. The Rockin’ DJ Lovey C will jam 70’s play all the hits all night long.


Announced as special live performances are by Songstress/Writer/Poet Aquilah Ali, Tap Dancing Sensations Sean and John, Pop/R&B Singer Trueful will serenade the ladies and the Soul and Disco Band Custom Made and added exclusive performance by Singer/Songwriter, Jesse Campbell for the Memorial Tribute montage of the 70s Legends the made their transitions from this life but will live on forever. Also a Flash to the 70’s Fashion showcase presented by “Hollywood’s Most Notorious Fashion Coordinator” Parris Harris featuring designs by African Cowboy and Carolyn Wilbourn. Also the Kierrah Foundation will feature their star models: Battina Cooper, Cynthia Jenkins, Danielle Korman, Emma Zerner (model and actress), Khadija Sy, Regge, Samantha Davis, Teresa Wyatt, Yatta Smith and Yonah Eveline.
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They will have the Soul Train Line, Best Dressed Contest, Dance Contests, Auctions, Raffles, Shopping, Games and More! People will be able to meet and greet the 70’s Legends, Celebrity & VIP Guests in the Psychedelic Shack VIP Lounge. Red Carpet Arrival, Photo and Press Opportunities will be available to approved media outlets. Also they will provide a Host Bar, Gift Bags and More.
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The invited celebrities, VIP guests and surprise 70’s legends will be: confirmed 70’s Legends; The Kierrah’s Angel of Song, Soul Singer/Songwriter Brenda Lee Eager (“Ain’t Understanding Mellow”, “Wild Women Blues”, “Grace: The Brenda Lee Eager Story”), Kierrah’s Honorary Brother, Filmmaker/Producer Cassius Vernon Weathersby (“You Got Served”, “House Party 4: Down to the Last Minute”, “D.C. Cab”).


Confirmed Celebrities & VIP Guests are: Pop and Rnb Twins 2-U-Neek, Actress/Comedienne Annie McKnight (“The Soloist”, “BET’s Comic View”), Model/Actress Antoinette Smith Genesis, Actor/Artist Arif Kinchen (“Method & Red”, “The Wash”), Actor Bill Lee Brown (“Without A Trace”, “The Shield”, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), Actress Dee Freeman (“Pretty”, “The Young and the Restless”, The Hughleys”), Singer/Entertainer Dian Wilson, PR Princess Eugenia Wright, (ISA Public Relations), Singer/Composer Fawn, Actress/Comedienne Kymedienne (“Operation Repo), Actor/Entertainer Lejon O. Stewart (“Community”, “Pirates of the Caribbean”), Actor/Dancer Sagar Parekh, Actress/Model/Pin Up Doll Stella Stewart, Celebrity Fitness Trainer Sam Bell, Singer/Songwriter/Vocal Arranger Tim McAfee Lewis, R& B Singer Tionne, Record Producer/Performer Jay King of Club Nouveau.
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The vip lounge is sponsored by Amoeba Music and media sponsor Diversity News. Their official security will be provided courtesy of Kappa Omega Omicron. The event will have a red carpet and will open it’s doors at: 7 P. M. Per organizers and publicist all media must be approved in advance and check in by: 7:30P.M.  The Red Carpet will be held at: 8:00P.M. and the show starts at 9:00P.M.
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If you want to cover the event email publicist at sweetrayolight@live.com and if you want more information about the organization visit http://kierrahfoundation.org/ or to buy tickets for the event visit http://kierrahevents.org/
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SAG Awards Post Celebration Charity event benefiting The Red Cross for Haiti

January 26, 2010 by  
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jaimeOn a very chilly day, celebrities and personalities with their publicists lined up on the red carpet at the Falcon Restaurant & Lounge. The red carpet event was long and lasted for 2 hours. Media and photographers were busy shooting and interviewing major celebrities.

They all came for one reason: to support and bring awareness to help the Haiti Earthquake victims. After each one had the opportunity to get interviewed and photographed, they went inside the Falcon Restaurant and Lounge where it was full. About 400 people attended the event.


“This event was a really fun event. There were so many celebrities in attendance, and a lot of great contacts were made. We danced, took photos, and yes even walked the Carpet. Devon Guzzie and Eric Zuley AKA EZ really do know how to make an event successful. Hopefully the proceeds that were raised from this event will help the Red Cross do what they need to do for those in need.” said Tamara Wentworth, Owner of Wentworth Public Relations.

Per Gift Public Relations representatives, at first the event was titled Sag Awards Celebration Post Party in support of Britticares International. Due to the earthquake they changed it to Event To Benefit The Victims of The Haiti Earthquake. Later the event title was again changed to SAG Awards Post Celebration Charity event benefiting The Red Cross. Event organizers confirmed that they raised $100,000 for the Red Cross to benefit Haiti earthquake victims. Britticares founders were part of the event to support The Red Cross.
 “I would personally like to thank all the celebrities who took time out to attend the after party for the Screen Actors Guild Awards benefiting the American Red Cross & BrittiCares at Falcon in Hollywood on the 23rd. A very special thank you to Eric Zuley & Devon Guzzie & WTV for such an outstanding presentation & for their graciousness to me & other’s in attendance.” said David Harrison Levi – STARMAKER®™ and music producer.


Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended were Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Katie Gill (Drilbit Taylor), Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Sofie Turner (Australia’s Top Model), Martin Klebba (Pirates of the Carribean), Roddy Piper (WWE), Michael Desante (Hurt Locker), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Sarah Hyland (Modern Family), Chris McDonald (Splinter Heads), Gunner Wright (G.I. JOE Rise of Cobra), Clement Von Frankenstein (Actor), Judge Mathis, James Tupper (NBC’s Mercy), Julie Benz (Dexter), Carrie Preston (True Blood), Jonathan Goldsmith (The Most Interesting Man), Anthony Anderson (Law & Order), Ameona Almund, Emma Zerner, Seth Donavan (Steven Dork in GLOVE), Jamie & Shirell Henderson (BrittiCares Founders), Eric Zuley, Devon Guzzie, Thushari J and Tamara Wentworth.

The event was held on 1-23-2010 at the Falcon Restaurant and Lounge located at 7213 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, CA 90046 from 9pm to 2am. The event was hosted by Gregori J Martin, Film Director and Producer. The event organizers asked for a $20 donation to help raise funds for the Haiti Quake victims. Everyone who attended the event was invited by private invitation only.

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You can make a donation online or by calling 1-800-RED-CROSS or donate $10 to Haiti relief by texting “HAITI” to 90999.

About The American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross, is a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, they provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies. For more information visit http://www.redcrossla.org

About BrittiCares International:
BrittiCares was founded by, as well as inspired by little girl named Brittiana Henderson who was first diagnosed at the age of 10 with Osteogenic Sarcoma (bone cancer) and later developed leukemia where she fought courageously, without complaining, all while assisting other children with cancer to help defeat the pernicious disease. Although Brittiana’s battle against Leukemia came to an end at the tender age of 13, the efforts of BrittiCares (BCI) have not diminished. BCI continues to raise funds and public awareness to combat this disease. BrittiCares International is a 501(c)(3) organization committed to finding new and better ways to improve the quality of life for children who have been diagnosed with cancer, leukemia, and other serious blood disease. For more information visit http://www.BRITTICARES.ORG

Sources: Gift Public Relations, WTV and http://www.redcrossla.org

Note: Special thank you to Linda Krongold, for proof reading the story and she is Diversity News, New York, NY Special Correspondent you can contact her at andmeljar@aol.com.

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Parris Harris, Darin Sanone and Pop Cat joined forces for the biggest Christmas party and L.A. FASHION AID 2009

December 19, 2009 by  
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Parris Harris joined forces with Darin Sanone & Pop Cat of Rage Night Club to held the biggest Christmas party ever and fundraiser for L.A. FASHION AID 2009.

Darin Sanone’s, Pop Cat IX – Christmas & Parris Harris’ L.A. *FASHION AID 2009 held, a Christmas toy and gift drive party benefiting the Kierrah Foundation.

The event was held at Rage Restaurant and Night Club, in West Hollywood, CA on Monday, December 14, 2009 from 7 pm to 2am.

For the Christmas party live performances were by Joel Evan and Queen Diva Pepper MaShay was courtesy and introduced by Ray Chatters of Next Music Group. She sang “Freeway of Love” as well “Get Soakin’ Wet. The music mix was done by Dj Tony Nuccio, DJ ME And Next Music Group.

“I like that the event was for a great cause, and it was near the holidays, so a lot of people came out”.  Said Emma Zerner, Model and Actress. She added “It was a great mixture of fashion and entertainment, to keep everyone interested. The event was a lot of fun, in the fabulous neighborhood of west hollywood.”
“I modeled in the show because I love fashion, and anything for charity is worth doing”
Ms. Zerner concluded.

During the fashion show VJ Michael Benz of The Martianz and Arlyn Royce took the stage to perform while models were modeling. The models also presented ART AID of Sun Behr “The Love Storm” & “The Perfections of Imperfections” & Sun Behr “Alexandria” collection. The models make up was done by Make Up Aid Maria Rivera of www.beautytechstudio.com and www.projectethos.com. The models hair was done by Hair Aid Jez Harris, Hair coordinator. The night was closed with the live performance of Javelyn Jav, a classical piano, pop ballad, alternative folk/rock and R&B singer.

Per Parris Harris, he is involved with the Kierrah Foundation for so many reasons such as “Because of the foster care system craziness. Also because Brandy Sanders needs all the help she can get. The girls are absolute beautiful and amazing survivors.” Said Parris Harris, Fashion Designer, Photographer, Public Relations and Fashion/Casting Coordinator. He added “He feels the his goal was accomplish and stated that “Yes, completely collecting toys and creating awareness about The Kierrah Foundation and there cause.” When asked why the event was combined with Darin Sanone’s and Pot Cat Christmas party he answered “The more the merry and Darin donated his night to The Kierrah Foundation and the Darin Rocks.” Mr. Harris concluded.


Parris Harris, is known as Hollywood’s Most Notorious Fashion Coordinator. Fashion Aid LA 2009 featured some of the following designers Treaz’ure Signature Designs, G Baby, Heather Petrey, African Cowboy, Blive, Carolyn Wilbourn, Punk Mail USA, Afreaka, Marina Phoenix, Tina Preston, Cow Girl Heaven, PHunk X, David Kahn, Rumple Munkeh, Arnel of Beverly Hills & Parris Harris.

Per Betrice Coleman-Sweet, The Kierrah Foundation publicist and Serving Angels Media stated that there were approximately 300 people throughout the night and about over a hundred gifts. Also some donations were made.

The Kierrah Foundation presented their 2nd Annual Parris Harris’ L.A. Fashion Aid 2009, a Toy & Gift Drive Party to collect toys for the children and gifts for their young women for the Holidays.

*Proceeds from this event will benefit The Kierrah Foundation for former foster girls and their children. Please visit website at www.kierrahfoundation.org or www.kierrahevents.org


About The Kierrah Foundation:
The Kierrah Foundation was established to help young women who have been adversely affected by being placed in the foster care system. The unique needs of these young women are underrepresented and underserved. The Kierrah Foundation is set up to be a multilevel support system for these young women who often are estranged from adult family members and must navigate the path to adulthood alone. The Foundation seeks to build their self-esteem and to squash the rampant self-doubt that makes these young women feel hopeless, disenfranchised and on the path to nowhere. The Foundation also offers women a unique opportunity to share valuable life experiences with upwardly mobile individuals who can encourage them to face the challenges ahead. For more information about The Kierrah Foundation visit: www.kierrahfoundation.org

Editor Note: Display photo Courtesy of Nelson Shen from nelson photo images at http://www.myspace.com/nelson_photo