DEBBIE DURKIN’S CELEBRITY AND MUSIC HOSPITALITY LOUNGE
PRESENTED BY GIBSON GUITAR TO BENEFIT MUSIC SAVES LIVES®
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 & SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 2012
(June 3, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA) - In celebration of the 2012 MTV Movie Awards sustainable film and television producer Debbie Durkin hosted the “Rockn Rolla” MTV Movie Awards Eco Lounge presented by Gibson Guitar to benefit Music Saves Lives®. The interactive daytime event pampered guests with eco-luxury lifestyle brands and services at the breathtaking historic Pickford Mansion where the Oscar-winning Best Picture “The Artist” was filmed.
Presenting sponsor Gibson Guitar featured live acoustic performances while promoting blood drives for the American Red Cross and Music Saves Lives. Guard a Heart offered celebrities their TruRisk complimentary 5-yr cardiac risk assessment test. Max Mcilwee of The Dirty Hype painted a graffiti art wall sponsored by Agave Underground throughout event that was tagged by celebrity guests and panels were donated to Music Saves Lives, Guard a Heart, Beat Liver Tumors, WOW Youth Poetry Collective, and The AP Live Foundation for fundraising auctions
DJ Spark kept the vibe flowing with cool beats in between the musical performances Poor Man’s Poison, Of Verona, The Command Sisters, The Samuel Smith Band, Pablo Blaqk, Beverly Staunton, Nick Kai, Kim DiVine, Elle Gie & Burning Slow, Yvonne Larson, Echosmith, Todd O, Zac Callison & Delirium, Xander Smith, Bad Suns, John Tatum, and spoken word from the WOW Youth Poetry Collective (WYPC).
Guests included GG (“Shahs of Sunset”), Steve-O, former NBA champion John Salley, Neal McDonough (“Justified”), Shaun Robinson (“Access Hollywood”), former NFL champion Willie Gault (Chicago Bears), US Olympic Medalists Genai Kerr and Omar Amir, Chad Wolf (Carolina Liar), Shaun Toub (“Iron Man”), Penny Davidi-Borsuk (“Chopped” All-Star), Timothy Simons (“VEEP”), Matchmaker Chelsea Autumn, Chef Bernie Guzman (“Housewives of Beverly Hills”), Maria Conchita Alonzo (“Predator 2”), Duncan Penn (“Buried Life”), Wes Ramsey (“CSI: Miami”), Erin Murphy (“Bewitched”), Alex Boling (“Suburgatory”), Alice Amter (“The Big Bang Theory”), Austin Anderson (“Victorious”), Barbara Alyn Woods (“One Tree Hill”), Candace Bailey (“Attack of the Show”), Ryan Boone, Vincent Martella (“Phineas & Herb”), Isabella Barrett (“Toddlers & Tiaras”), Ralph Rieckerman (The Scorpions), Richard Portnow (“Hitchcock”), Ashlee Holmes (“Real Housewives of New Jersey”), and Kristen Ruhl (“She Wants Me”).
Everyone enjoyed healing massages from LA’s Neckwork Expert Absolute Vital Care Bodyworks (LA's Neckwork Expert), signature cocktails from Agave Underground Tequila totebags from Bling is the New Black; an all American sustainable BBQ from Chef Len and South of the Border Catering, weekend give-aways from DeWitt Place-Chicago, lifestyle tees from Dirtee Hollywood, natural growth inhibitor systems from Dominic Diselle, eco surf prodcuts from EpicSUP (the world’s first full scale eco surfboard production facility), exotic luxury island vacations from Haute Escapes Group, headphones from House of Marley, handcrafted designs for women/children and vintage guitar straps from House of Minerva, vintage glamour one-of-a-kind jewelry from The Lace Project, luxury Miami vacations from Miami Escapes, environmentally friendly swimwear from Odina Surfwear, oxygenated mineral water from Oxy Water TM, lifestyle tees from Spenglish, mini cupcakes and cookies from Socially Sweet Events, eyebrow styling and makeup artistry from Stefanie G Fine Cosmetics BH, stylish sustainably produced loungewear/sleepwear from Svala Lingerie, modern ballerina flats from Swyt, Bloody Mary Mix and hot sauces from T's Organic Hot Sauce and eco bags from Vine Street Market USA. Additional sponsors included sustainable energy bars from Clif Bar, women’s nutritional bars from Luna Bar, sustainable printer Kijani Banners, luxurious blankets for the whole family from Minky Couture, and vegan smoothie mixes from MyVega.
Durkin’s next events are the “Eco Emmys Celebrity Chateau” September 21 & 22 in Los Angeles and “Eco Hideaway” during Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.
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Music Saves Lives® is the bridge between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes. We bring a simple concept connect the music and entertainment to a lifesaving community action: blood donation and the bone marrow registry. We educate about the importance of simple life saving actions they can participate in. Donating blood, running a blood drive, and registering for the marrow program to save those with leukemia, all connect back to the community. As a recognized 501(c) organization we have grown from our home base in Southern California launcing at “Eco Hideaway” Music Saves Lives to a worldwide presence. “Saving Lives Has Never Sounded So Good™!” www.musicsaveslives.org
About Durkin Entertainment: Durkin Entertainment is an indie TV/Film production and Entertainment Marketing company specializing in TV/Film/Celebrity product placement. Credits: K-11,The Expendables, ECO Hollywood TV Special (KCBS-LA), EXTRA! CW Network, The A-List, NBC TODAY Show, Daytime Fox News, 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 additional information stay tuned for the launch of our new website in summer 2012: www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com