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Civic Leaders Honored at the 18th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon & Awards

February 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Awards, Featured, News

On Thursday, February 24, 2011 The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) presented their 18th Annual Oscar Week Student Filmmakers Scholarship Luncheon and Fashion Show.
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The event was held at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm and it was hosted by radio and tv personality Sam Phillips. The event featured a red carpet, entertainment by Izzy Chait and Band, lunch, awards presented to Civic Leaders, and a fashion show coordinated by Parris Harris.


MMPA President Jarvee Hutcherson and Mistress of Ceremony Sam Phillips presented and handed over The 18th Annual MMPA 2011 Civic Awards to Kate Linder ( Actress, Philanthropist), Edward Lozzi ( Publicist, Edward Lozzi & Associates), Renee’ Valente (Producer, Valente Productions), Michelle Phillips (Actress, Singer) and A.C. Lyles (Paramount Pictures). Each civic honoree gave a speech after receiving their award, but the one who received an outstanding ovation was A.C. Lyles, producer from Paramount Pictures.

Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended the event were: Quinton Aaron (Actor), Kim Lee (Actress, Model), Said Faraj (Actor), Kristen Ruhlin (Actress), Rob Margolies (Director), Suzanne Delaurentiis (Producer/ Actress), Kim Meyers (WGA), Tery Lopez (WGA), Yuri Naruse ( Model), Papa Joe (Actor, Host), Delane Vaughn ( Actor), Jeta Adams (Director), Abagail Schrader (Actress), Danielle Lester (Actress), Samantha Lester ( Actress), Paula Halla (Model), Sylvia Lester (Actress), Dick Michaels, Ken Garcia, Jeta Amata, Marina Pahomova, Devon Guzzie and many more.


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Ted Williams, who became recently a celebrity for his voice, was supposed to receive an award but could not attend due to medical restrictions.
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Please check our coverage from last year’s event at http://diversitynewspublications.com/2010/03/allison-iraheta-of-american-idol-season-8-attended-the-17th-annual-mmpa-oscar-week-student-filmakers-luncheon/
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About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA):
Is a 501 © 3 *non-profit arts that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association is also the producer of the Diversity Awards. For more information visit http://www.thediversityawards.org

Sources: MMPA, Diversity News Magazine and GME Experts
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Photos Courtesy & (C) 2011 By Alex Palomares, Diversity News Magazine, published by Diversity News Publications & for Examiner.com. Also cover photo by Parris Harris and additional photo credit to: Koi Sojer / PR Photos. All Rights Are Reserved.

*Please check with your State Attorney General and Secretary of State for status verification.

Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her atandmeljar@aol.com
Special thank you to publicist Betrice Coleman-Sweet from Global Marketing and Entertainment (G.M.E) Experts for taking care of us at the event. Also please feel free to leave comments about the event and our coverage.