Radio & TV personality Sam Phillips Named Host of the 19th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon and Awards
On Wednesday, February 15, 2012 The Multicultural Motion Picture Association announced that Radio and TV personality Sam Phillips to host once again the 19th Annual MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon and Civic Awards to be held on Friday, February 24, 2012, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles located at 8555 Beverly Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA 90048. The event will feature a red carpet, awards presentation, lunch and official gift bags.
“We are honor to have Ms. Phillips as our host again this year and been part of our program for some years now. Ms. Phillips is well respected in the entertainment industry and worldwide known on radio and television. She is always a perfect host for the afternoon MMPA Oscar Week Luncheon.” said Jarvee Hutcherson, President of theMulticultural Motion Picture Association.
The prestigious organization of actors, cinematographers, editors, writers, and directors has in the past played host to an array of celebrities and nominees from Salma Hayek,Robert DeNiro, Kate Winslet and Djimon Hounsou to Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington, and Leonardo DiCaprio among others. The luncheon is always anticipated and remembered for its spontaneous surprises of high-profile guests and the goodwill shared among colleagues, coming out in support of talented emerging artists.
As a part of the annual afternoon affair, awards are presented annually, to filmmakers selected for their creative achievements, vision and technical talent, and in addition to financial awards toward their tuition, film companies traditionally arrange gifts of technical support for scholarship recipients.
Previous year honorees were Oscar Winner Sandra Bullock, Academy Award Winner Louis Gossett Jr., Oscar Nominee Ruby Dee, Academy Nominee Sally Kirkland, Kate Linder (Actress, Philanthropist), Renee’ Valente (Producer, Valente Productions), Michelle Phillips (Actress, Singer) and A.C. Lyles (Paramount Pictures).
WHERE: Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles
8555 Beverly Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90048
WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2012
11:00 am – Media Check-In
11:30 pm – Red Carpet Arrivals
12:00 pm – Luncheon & Awards
GENERAL TICKETS: Limited amount of tickets are available for sale from $150 and Up purchase them online at http://thediversityawards.org/
PRESS/MEDIA: For Red Carpet Access Only, Contact: Alex Leon at World Wide Vital Marketing Public Relations email: firstname.lastname@example.org and For Red Carpet Access & Seated Lunch Contact: Steven Escobar email@example.com
About Sam Phillips:
Sam Phillips is a former top model turned veteran radio and television host and producer of The Single Life on MAV TV and Hot Talk LA. She also hosts and produces other radio shows nationally, and writes for the LA Weekly. Sam was recently seen on Entertainment Tonight and VH-1’s Undateable countdown show.
About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association:
The MMPA is a 501 © 3 non-profit arts organization 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.
Alex Leon, Director of Marketing & PR
Steven Escobar, Media Liaison
World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
TEL: (213) 321-9408
Jarvee Hutcherson, President
Multicultural Motion Picture Association
TEL: (310) 358-8300
Editor’s Note: Please post press release or mention event in your magazine, website, radio and tv and if you would like more information contact Brad Dalyat (310)358-8300.
Photo credit to: Sam Phillips & Flyer credit to: A&G Entertainment Productions