Sustainable film / television producer Debbie Durkin hosted the 6th Annual James Bond themed Eco Oscars lounge in Beverly Hills this past weekend, benefitting WE ROCK GREEN MICS, the eco-performance collective from With Our Words, Inc.
Celebrity guests included both nominees and Oscar winners such as Best Documentary, “WAITING FOR SUGAR MAN’s,” Malik Bendjelloul, Best Picture, “DJANGO UNCHAINED’s” Reginald Hudlin; Best Animated Feature, “PARANORMAN’s” Chris Butler and Sam Fell, producer and star of the Oscar winning Best Live Action Short, CURFEW’s Damon Russell & Fatima Ptacek as well as Seamus McGarvey (cinematographer, ANNA KARENINA); 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 stars and personalities.
Musicians performing showcases were Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars; Katie Cole; Casey Frazier; Natalie Gelman; Toryn Green; The Voice’s Jared Blake; Elvis Monroe; and The Palace Ballroom with DJ Vanilla Chilla spinning the tunes.
The Jamaica Tourist Board (where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 JAMES BOND novels) was on-hand providing promotional gifts to Jamaican happenings while Coley’s “Jamaica’s Best” Cuisine served authentic Jamaican food. Winner of the Golden Foodie Awards Best Mixologist Award Forrest Taylor, poured signature Agave Underground Tequila cocktails along with The Tennessee Spirits Company’s new brands, Jailers™ Premium Tennessee Whiskey and Forbidden Secret Dark Mocha American Cream.
Lifeway Foods was the Spotlight sponsor and featured their frozen kefir dessert bar complete with toppings and gift certificates for free pints of Kefir. 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 for grooming your pet’s coat and skin; 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.’s “Skyfall” from the 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. The Beat Liver Tumors Foundation booth provided information and hope for those affected by liver tumors.
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 more information about Debbie Durkin’s sustainable events, go to www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com