On Thursday, June 9, 2011 Sunshine, Sachs & Associates announced that Dr. Aida Takla O’Reilly was elected for 2nd term as President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 2011 – 2012 year at the organization’s annual election meeting, which was held June 7, 2011.
“I am thrilled and honored to serve as the HFPA’s president once again,” said Dr. O’Reilly. “I believe in the vitality of the membership and what we have to contribute to the future of the industry both here and abroad. Now let’s get to work!”
Dr. O’Reilly was born and raised in Egypt, where she was the youngest woman to become a pilot at the age of 16. A member of the HFPA since 1956, she represents Dubai and was previously the organization’s president from 1994-1996. Dr. O’Reilly received her doctorate in Comparative Literature from The Sorbonne-Paris University in 1969.
Jorge Camara, Serge Rakhlin, and Ali Sar were also elected vice president, executive secretary, and treasurer, respectively. The new Board of Directors is comprised of Philip Berk (Chairman),Yoram Kahana, Yukiko Nakajima, Ruben Nepales, Meher Tatna and Theo Kingma (alternate).
The annual HFPA Installation Luncheon to honor the officers and directors will be held later this summer, at which time the organization makes its annual donations to non-profit organizations and film schools. Last year’s star-studded luncheon presented a record $1,541,000 in financial grants to 41 film schools and non-profit organizations. Guests included Annette Bening, Ian Brennan, Bryan Cranston, Kaley Cuoco, Matthew Fox, Carla Gugino, Nicole Kidman, Eva Longoria, Jane Lynch, Jim Parsons, Ryan Phillippe, John Slattery and Aaron Sorkin.
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) was founded in the 1940s by Los Angeles based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood. Today, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards®, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $12 million thus far to entertainment related non-profits andscholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.goldenglobes.org
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The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards Sponsored by Richard Mille
Edward Lozzi & Associates PR announced “The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards sponsored by Richard Mille.” The event will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom from 4:00 pm to down.
Last’s year over 60 Nominees including Oscar winners attended, some of them were: Tom Sizemore, Ryan O’Neil, Ron Perlman, Billie Burke(Twilight), Peter Facinelli(Twilight), Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Jennie Garth, Michael Nouri, Traci Lords, Armand Asante, Bo Derek, John Corbett, Michael Clark Duncan, Joey Pantoliano, Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, Annie Wersching(star of “24″) and Gloria Allred with client Veronica Siwik-Daniels aka Joslyn James-(Tiger Woods girlfriend).
Expected are Sean Astin, Krista Allen, Ed Asner, Jason Alexander, Powers Boothe, Daniel Baldwin, Jermain Jackson, Timothy Busfield, Joe Bologna, Susan Blakely, John Corbet, Keith Carradine, David Hasselhoff, James Cromwell, Stephen Collins, Michael Chiklis, David Carradine, Joanna Cassidy, Richard Dreyfuss, Kevin Dillon, Lolita Davidovich, Robert Davi, Bruce Davison, Lou & Carla Ferrigno, Frances Fisher, Dave Foley, Peter Fonda, Jon Favreau, Joley Fisher, Robert Forster, Jeff Garlin, James Darren, Carla Gugino, Dominick Dunne(in memorium), Lou Gossett Jr., Dennis Haysbert, Dule Hill, Cheryl Hines, Monty Hall, Harry Hamlin, Marilu Henner, Ken Howard, Jack Klugman, Richard Karn, Martin Landau, Ron Livingston, Hal Linden, Richard Lewis, Sharon Lawrence, Michael Lerner, Matthew Modine, Chris McDonald, Camryn Manheim, Dylan McDermott, Jesse Metcalfe, Ming-Na, Judd Nelson, Kevin Nealon, Danielle Panabaker, Kevin Pollak, Stephanie Powers, Michelle Phillips, Lou Diamond Phillips, Freddie Rodriguez, Jason Ritter, Brande Roderick, Adam Rodriguez, Pat Richardson, George Segal, Fred Savage, John Schneider, Tony Shaloub, Kevin Sorbo, Rob Schneider, Amber Tamblyn, Jennifer Tilly and the GEICO Caveman.
In honor and tribute to Anna Nicole Smith who used to attend the event, the event organizers since she passes away have been inviting over 75 playboy playmates and playboy models. Also events organizers announced the they expect from 150 to 200 people to attend the event and it will be broadcast Beverly Hills Courier TV.
Some of the Academy Oscar Nominees and past Winners who have attended int he past were: Jamie Foxx, Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper, Danny Aiello, Jennifer Tilly, Linda Blair, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey, Bruce Davison, , Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan, Eric Roberts, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Forster, Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, Dean Stockwell, Robert Stack, Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, Cliff Robertson, William H. Macy, Samantha Eggar, Kevin McCarthy, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore, Burt Young, Karen Black, Eddie Albert, George Chakiris, James Cromwell, Red Buttons, Ernest Borgnine, Anthony Franciosa, Shirley Jones, Elliott Gould, Tony Curtis, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Rod Steiger, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, James Whitmore, Shelley Winters, Pat Morita, Patricia Neal, Stuart Whitman, Carrie Snodgrass, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Maximillian Schell, Sally Kellerman and Mickey Rooney.
The Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom is located at 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210. Celebrities are expected in the red carpet at 4:00 pm and if you are interested in purchasing tickets for $1,000 per seat. Call for more information at 310-446-5416. Also about the event visit www.nightof100stars.com, for event sponsor http://richard-mille.com/ and publicist at http://www.lozzipr.com
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