ECO OSCARS 2013 | Press Release
Debbie Durkin’s “Eco Oscars 2013” is a high-profile private Charity event, by-invitation-only, exclusive to Celebrities, Nominees ,Media, Music Artists, Record labels, World-class Athletes, & Entertainment execs honoring the 85th Academy Awards®.We celebrate by honoring nominees & presenters with our sustainably-produced Hospitality Lounge featuring live music entertainment with up-n-coming & established Music Artists, a showcase of eco-luxury lifestyle & ‘green’ products & services with ‘select’ Celebrity gifting, ”Green-Carpet-ready” wellness & beauty services, raising funds & awareness for our Charities, and enjoying the latest in organic foods & spirits. Get your brand in the hands of the hottest tastemakers, celebrities, & media.
Create awareness to educate Hollywood to make informed “green” choices. Our events receive hundreds of millions of media hits/viewer impressions as nationwide and worldwide Media converge to California to cover America’s top Awards show.
HOSPITALITY LOUNGE featuring GIFTING & GIVING
• Getting your product and cause in the right hands to capitalize on the media attention from celebrities interacting with your brand can elevate your brand and help turn it into a major success.
• We specialize in celebrity product placement that aligns your brand with some of the biggest names in entertainment. Resulting media coverage can translate into brand awareness while driving sales momentum.
• Sponsors receive social media postings on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and You Tube during and post-event.
• Guests escorted by official Model Celebrity Ambassadors Team® thru the lounge, introduced to each sponsor where they’ll get pampered with everything they need for their luxury lifestyle.
• Celebrities have the option to autograph and donate their gift bags to one of our Charity partners.
• Charity partners will raise funds and awareness, obtain celebrity autographs on donated products for upcoming live & online auctions, engage in one-on-one interactions with your favorite celeb up close and personal .
• Meet with Media to promote your brand or services.
• Sponsors receive Event Guidelines in advance of event outlining details an, celebrity & media guest confirmations at sponsor check-in and orientation.
• Our PR team will manage media credentials, advisories (pre & post event), & Celebrity “Green” Carpet arrivals.
• Wire photographers on site snap you & your favorite Star.
• Post-event wrap report of celebrity & media attendees, links to event photos provided to sponsors
• Brands save time and cut costs of outreach trying to promote their products by networking with our pre-approved VIP guest list. Our Producer is a well-respected TV/Film Product Placement and brand integration expert-a former SAG-AFTRA-WGA-Equity franchised Talent Agency owner with worldwide connections for over 40 years in the Entertainment Industry.
About Durkin Entertainment:
Durkin Entertainment is an indie TV/Film production company specializing in TV/Film/Celebrity product placement and brand development. Credits: Jules Mann-Stewart’s K-11, CBS The Talk, CBS The Doctors, The Expendables, ECO Hollywood (KCBS-LA), CW Network, The A-List , NBC TODAY Show, 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, Rockn Rolla MTV Movie Awards Eco Lounge, and Eco Emmys, each lounge benefiting Charities.
CBS The DOCTORS: http://thedoctorstv.com/videolib/init/8384 (TV Show Placement) Rockn Rolla MTV Movie Awards Eco Lounge 2012: http://youtu.be/-uqm1XSVDX4 CBS Eco Hollywood TV Special, 2011 Debbie Durkin, Executive Producer/Producer: http://youtu.be/mTnIE93gfVg Main Event Red Carpet Lounge & Green Suite Sundance 2010: http://youtu.be/wPbJ-AwuW9w Hollywood Life Magazine: Eco Emmys 2012: http://hollywoodlife.com/2012/10/11/win-the-eco-emmys-2012-gift-bag/
“Green Carpet-Ready” Celebrity Style Salon showcasing designers collections of Eco-Chic Couture, Women’s & Menswear, & Accessories, red-carpet ready Makeup artists & hairstyling services, beauty pampering services.Organic gourmet featuring Heart Healthy Chef Demos daily LIVE Music Artists Performances presented by TBD Non Profit Signature Organic Cocktails, Wine & Champagne Tastings Opportunity for a brand, Magazine or Studio to Host a Eco-chic Fashion Show, Press Junket, Film PSA’s, or a 2013 Oscar Nominee Honoree party or Fundraiser Cocktail hour in the evening. Production designers available to assist brands in creating unique product presentation displays. Event will be sustainably Produced both outdoors & indoors.
Circular driveway provides Opportunity to Showcase Luxury Vehicles, provide Celebrity Transportation.
AnnaLynne McCord, Justin Bieber, Amy Poehler, Darryl Hannah, David Grohl’s Sound City Band, Rachel Dratch, Parker Posey, Paul Rudd, Colin Egglesfield, Kim Kardashian, Trevor Donovan, Malin Akerman, Camilla Belle, Kerry Washington, Kendra Wilkinson, Alyssa Milano, Gilles Marini, Jamie Kennedy, Zooey Deschanel, Kevin Dillon, Rex Lee, James Kyson Lee, Meagan Good, Sasha Cohen, Nole Marin, Benji Schwimmer, Elijah Wood, William Shatner, Liam Neeson, Pierce Brosnan, Nigel Barker, John Cusack, Cuba Gooding Jr., Robert Townsend, Avi Lerner, Deidre Hall, Jerry O’Connell, Michael Douglas, Peter Gallagher, Evan Rachel Wood, Sam Rockwell, Emma Roberts, Don Cheadle, Danielle Fishel, Tom Arnold, Ian Ziering, Bethenny Frankel, Vanessa & Angela Simmons, Shar Jackson, Josh Radner, Sissy Spacek, LaVar Burton, Gretchen Rossi, Jill Zarin, Slade Smiley, Naomi Watts, David Hyde Pearce, America Ferrara, Candy Spelling, Roma Maffia, Kevin Sorbo, Radha Mitchell, Wilmer Valderrama, Sofia Milos, Taraji P. Henson, Barbara Eden, Dyan Cannon, Julie Benz, Lil John, Cisco Adler, Shwayze, Matthew Perry, Lauren Graham, John Hawkings, Nick Verreos, George Blodwell, USA Olympians, Joe Mantegna, Willie Gault, Marcus Allen, Dean Cain, Joe Theisman, Sharon Lawrence, Rachelle-Carson Begley, Hugh Dancey, Joan Collins, Sharon Stone, Paul Sorvino, John Schneider, Seymour Cassel, Cindy Margolis, Gore Vidal, Jenn Proske, Jackie Warner, Michael Emerson, Missy Pyle, Vera Farmiga, Mekhi Phifer, Donna Mills, Bai Ling, Miss J Alexander, Shaun Toub, Josh Stamberg, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Frances Fisher, Alexandra Ella, Chelsea Staub, Michael Rady, Judd Nelson, Sally Kellerman, Tanya Tucker, Romy Rosemont, Elliott Yamin, Maxim Chernovsky, Chelsie Hightower, Jeremy London, Dominic Fumusa, Josh Zuckerman, Kathy Joostem, Mimi Rogers, Tony Denison, Kiowa Gordon, the Guncles, Adrienne Curry, Sam Trammel, Hal Sparks, Bryan Batt, Rich Sommer, Adrienne Janic, Eva LaRue, Jai Rodriguez, Tia Carrere, Kato Kaelin, Danny Glover, Malin Akerman, Stephen Baldwin, Marla Maples, Isabella Miiko, Sasha Pieterse, Nadia Ali, Bronson Pelletier, Action Item, Steve-O, Richard Portnow, Ashley Keating, N’dambi, Cymia, Bibi McGill, Ryan Boone, Skyrocket Love, The Deadlies, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Kandance Lindsey, Marissa Renee, Brent Roske, Jenni Alpert, Kristen Ruhlin, LaRon, Chris Arena, Midnght Hour, Kara & Katelyn Pacitto, Lydia Hearst, Keith David, Ryan Boone, Penny Marshall, Michelle Forbes, The Glee Project, WOW Voices, Steve-O, Carolyn Hennessey, & more.
Media Coverage & Product Placements
People Magazine, Us Weekly, OK! Weekly, Life&Style, Star Magazine, In Touch, Vanity Fair, In Style, Allure, Lucky Magazine, 944 Magazine, LA Confidential, Genlux Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Access Hollywood, The Insider, E! News, EXTRA, Fox News, Good Day LA, Ellen DeGeneres, Guest of A Guest LA, KTLA, Hollywood Life, Insider, Chicago Tribune, New York Times, Reuters, CNN, Associated Press, USA Today, NY Daily News, NY Post, The Beverly Hills Courier, My Space TV, E! Online, Huffington Post, JulieB, EaterLA, FOX TV, CityStyle, Wireimage, Getty images, Splash Magazine, AP Images, NBC’s TODAY SHOW, PopDose, PictureGroup Studio, BBC, Swedish TV, Korea TV, German TV, PopSugar.com, EXTRA! TV, WeHo Confidential,The Daily Truffle, Nikki Finke’s Deadline, Living Eco, Getty Images, FAME Pictures, Eligible TV, TV Guide Network, Just Jared, LA Times, In Style Thailand, Coco Eco Magazine, Ecorazzi, Greenopolis TV, Reelz Channel and more. Our PR team will launch aggressive outreach to secure the best press to be on hand as stars attend events. Sponsors promoted in multiple media outlets: top dailies, magazines, TV, and blogs.
EVENT SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsor in logo/title lockup in all collateral & media “Eco Oscars 2013“ Presented by ”. or “ Presents…” Prime brand signage on step & repeat “Green Carpet Arrivals Wall” & in designer exhibit plus prominent brand inclusion in event press and social media postings. Space with 1 branded hospitality area. Two Hotel suites for three (3) nights. 6 Staff Opportunity to gift product, personal interaction with VIP guests to promote Charity partner. Media interviews set up by our PR team. CD of high-res photos sent post-event to be used for promotional use.
Naming rights to VIP area or Celebrity Portraiture Studio. Name integration, i.e.: “The Lounge at “Eco Oscars 2013”. exhibit space with prime signage within all facets of the specific activity. One Hotel suite for 2 nights. Brand placement on step & repeat with prominent inclusion in event press and social media postings. 4 Staff Opportunity to gift product to celebrity and VIP guests. CD of high-res photos from event to be used for promotional use
Exclusive brand placement in category at event Category Exclusivity Available:• Transportation • Energy Drink• Water• Electronics • Retail/Fashion • Jewelry ● Alcohol Brand logo on step and repeat wall Inclusion in all media and press releases and social media postings 3 staff Opportunity to gift product to celebrity and VIP guests Photos post-event to be used solely for promotional use.
Hospitality & Gifting Event Sponsor
Brand placement in lounge exhibit space Inclusion in all media and press releases and social media postings. 2 staff Opportunity to gift product to celebrity & media guests. Links to Photos post-event to be used solely for promotional use.
New Product Launch Sponsor
1 Staff Inclusion in all media and press releases and social media postings Opportunity to gift product to celebrity & media guests. Links to Photos post-event to be used solely for promotional use.
Gift Bag Sponsor
Product placement in “Green” Carpet Nominee Gift Bag® distributed to attending celebrities & media. No on-site representation. Inclusion in media and press releases. A portion of net event proceeds donated to our Charity Partners. All Sponsors receive Post Event wrap report following close of event.
Debbie Durkin, Producer
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ECO HIDEAWAY 2013 | Press Release
DEBBIE DURKIN’s “ECO HIDEAWAY”
– Celebrated the 2013 Sundance Film Festival at the Chateaux at Silver Lake. Aviir Diagnostic Laboratories and Guitar Center presented the Music Artists Stage benefiting GUARD A HEART FOUNDATION Surprise performance by Dave Grohl’s SOUND CITY players rocked the house!
(January 24, 2013 – Hollywood, CA) – Sustainable film and television producer Debbie Durkin successfully hosted her 6th Annual “ECO HIDEAWAY” at the Chateaux at Silver Lake with the Music Artists Stage presented by Aviir Diagnostic Laboratories and Guitar Center benefiting GUARD A HEART FOUNDATION. An invitation-only hospitality respite, Durkin is bringing the traditional gifting suite into the 21st century on a sustainable and cause-related platform featuring brand “gifts” that are good for the planet and you, creating a total experience offering a Music Artist live entertainment showcase, serving up five star organic foods & beverages, offering high end beauty services and new technologies resulting in the best networking event for all participant After partnering with Reverbnation, Durkin Entertainment received over 2,700 band submissions.
for the chance to perform at “ECO HIDEAWAY” where 20 were chosen to play live music on the Aviir Stage. The music ranged from rock & roll, reggae and hip hop to acapella, folk, and alternative. From former NFL players and contestants from The Voice, the lounge was the place to hear great music during the festival. The bands that performed donated to Guard A Heart Foundation and received a Tru-Risk heart assessment test (valued at $1,500) in exchange for their support. DJ’s Mick & Allen from Utah’s biggest rock radio station, KBER 101FM’s The Freak Show broadcasted live.
Performers included The Almighty Grind; Amy Weber; The Andy Frasco Band; Big A: Burning Slow; Casey Frazier; The Command Sisters; Cruzmatik; Dwende; Erick Macek; Jared Blake; The Lion Drummers; Maddy Wilson; My Cousin, the Emperor; Natalie Gelman; Out of Ether; Pablo Blaqk; The Palace Ballroom; Stolen Rhodes; and VanLadyLove.
Additionally, KBER FM held a statewide on-air contest for Utah to vote for a favorite rock band to perform at the lounge. BonVivant, a group of friends that all play in different bands, joined forces to form a new band and were selected to perform. This was only their third gig playing together and they brought down the house! Adding to an already amazing musical line-up was a surprise appearance by performers from SOUND CITY including Rami Jaffee (of TheFoo Fighters and The Wallflowers), Jonny Kaplan (of Jonny Kaplan and the Lazy Stars), Jessy Greene a violinist who performs with The Foo Fighters), and then a cameo by actress and activist Daryl Hannah.
After checking out the lounge Rami and Jonny then asked if they can get on stage and perform for everyone! In addition to Aviir Diagnostic and Guitar Center, Guard A Heart offered Tru-Risk Heart Assessment tests, their bling tees and bags, and nutritional supplements from Tosi Health. Additional sponsors included the Spa at the Stein Eriksen Lodge offering treatments, Spa Rituals polish change, and an amazing Gift Bag of skincare products; award-winning New Zealand Lighting and Furniture designer David Trubridge offering Coral Floral Pendant Light Fixtures; Minky Couture offering custom designer blankets and scarves; Michael Foster offering 100% organic Egyptian cotton men’s scarves; BX Napa serving wines and BX Bubbles champagne and launching their eco-friendly cork leather “Cork Couture” fashion accessories; HUGRZ offering faux fur sustainable boot wraps; AQUAhydrate offering crisp, refreshing alkalized water with electrolytes; Whole Foods Park City offering an array of gourmet organic (local) packaged foods and beauty products; Lamborghini Travels offering men’s & women’s luxury watches, wallets and silver gift collections, and NuSkin offering skincare products. Gift bag sponsors included SPAGS Vintage Hot Sauce.
Canvas and the Machine and Ori Media provided on-camera interviews and tech support. Flowers were provided by Rikka Floral. In addition to the ECO HIDEAWAY, Durkin Entertainment hosted a VIP Charity Brunch on Sunday to benefit Ascend Alliance, a Utah non-profit, where 200 guests were treated to Live entertainment and Fashion Show featuring event brand sponsors. Guard a Heart is dedicated to bringing heart disease prevention and awareness to the forefront of our lives and will be offering their TruRisk 5 year heart assessment tests. 100% of the money that they raise goes to the cause, not their operations. www.guardaheart.org.