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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.


Paparazzi Comedy “California Gurls” Oscar Pre-Party Premiere Night at Canal Club

February 26, 2011 by  
Filed under Entertainment, Events, Featured

Paparazzi Comedy "California Gurls" Oscar Pre-Party Premier Night at Canal ClubOn Thursday, February 24, 2011 Paparazzi Comedy “California Gurls” Oscar Pre-Party Premier Night was held at Canal Club in Venice, CA from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm.

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The kick off night featured a red carpet, a diverse of comedians and including an award presented to Kristi McHugh by Joslyn Pennywell (America’s Next Top Model).


Paparazzi Comedy was hosted by Kente Scott (BET, Comedy Central, Antwon Fisher). The headliner of the night was Kristi McHugh (Laugh Factory, Improv, Ice House, Las Vegas Hard Rock Café) and some of the following comedians were featured Janet Rousseau (actress & comedian, The Division, In The House, Strong Medicine, Sparks, featured in the movie A Women’s Choice on www.Thirdreel.com by Mekhi Phifer), Jonas Garvin (Rock & Roll the Movie, Tyra Banks Show, Laugh Factory, Ice House, Improv, Jon Lovitz Comedy Club) and Stevie Mack (HBO, Last Comic Standing, Stevie Mack Radio).


Some of the celebrities and personalities the attended the event were Audrey Genevieve Holland ( Dream Works, Laika), Jackie Pucci, Joslyn Pennywell (America’s Next Top Model), Kyle Anderson, Dustin McKamie and Kristi Hatsell.

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Paparazzi Comedy “California Gurls” is schedule for every last Thursday of the month at Club Canal located at 2025 Pacific Avenue inVenice, California 90291.
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The event is Free if you arrive before 8:00 pm and if you RSVP to PaparazzziComedy@yahoo.com, otherwise $5 cover charge after. Happy Hour Drinks and food prices until 10:00 pm. The event was produced by Gisele Rebeiro (Martin Lawrence Rebound, Celebrity Photographer Splash News/PR Photos).
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Misty Gonzales Performs Live at Cirque-Du-Soleil “Rock & Roll Freedom Show” Benefiting Wing And A Prayer

February 5, 2011 by  
Filed under Events, Featured, FEATURES

Misty Gonzales At Key ClubOn February 2, 2011 the stage was set for a great cause and recording artist Misty Gonzales who performed live to raise funds and Awareness for A Wing And A Prayer, a non profit organization. One of the guest performers to open for Misty Gonzales was Eighteen year old pop and rock artist Jory Glick.

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Misty Gonzales came to the stage and performed couple acts in front of over 250 fans including media representatives. During her performance she feature background dancers and acrobats dancers going up to the ceiling and come down to the stage. It looks the fan enjoyed the show (We got videos and feel free to leave comments on them).

The event organizers held a red carpet and VIP Plush Lounge for friends and the media where they were able to take photos of every one performing at the event. When guess where leaving they were giving a gift bag full of goodies including Misty Gonzales EP.  Chrissy Sutphin with her associate from Luck Media & Marketing Inc., coordinated the media and talent at the event.

The event was held in the Sunset Strip world famous the Key Club located at 9039 Sunset Boulevard., West Hollywood, CA 90069 on February 2, 2011 from 8:00 pm to around 11:30 pm. The event was produced by Freedom Child Entertainment at Key Club in West Hollywood, CA. The media, talent and marketing was handle by Luck Media & Marketing Inc. Rock & Roll Freedom Show Executive Producers were Tom Wilson and Misty Gonzales.

About Luck Media & Marketing Inc.: Since launching LUCK Media & Marketing in 1999, music industry veteran Steve Levesque and his dynamic team of media specialists have been an instrumental force in the breaking of hundreds of emerging independent artists, revitalizing the careers of established performers and helping independent labels gain a foothold in the marketplace. Evolving into a well rounded full service “one stop shop” entertainment company dedicated to marketing, promotion, publicity and management consulting, LUCK has propelled artists “from the streets to the stadiums” in a wide variety of genres: pop, R&B, country, jazz, new age, adult contemporary, classic rock, alt rock, hardcore, rap/hip-hop, metal, Americana, folk, blues, electronic and more. For more information visit http://luckmedia.com


Videos Courtesy (C) 2011 By Diversity News Productions, a division of Diversity News Publications and Photos Courtesy and (C) 2011 by Celebrity and Events photographer Francois Palais for Los Angeles County Events Examiner and Diversity News Magazine.


Sources: Luck Media & Marketing Inc, Hollywood Events Examiner and Diversity News Magazine

Continue reading on Examiner.com: Cirque-Du-Soleil “Rock & Roll Freedom Show” Benefiting A Wing And A Prayer – Los Angeles events | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/events-in-los-angeles/cirque-du-soleil-rock-roll-freedom-show-benefiting-a-wing-and-a-prayer#ixzz1DjSchDA2
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Editor’s Note: We want to Thanks Chrissy Sutphin who made sure our team were treated right at the event and we worked with Chrissy Sutphin of Luck Media & Marketing Inc., atThe Hollywood Music In Media Awards 2010 were Legendary Jane Fonda attended the event.



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