Over 300 guests, celebrities, executives, supporters, friends, and media outlet representatives attended the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) Hollywood Pre-GRAMMY Celebration Honoring Eric Zuley Benefiting American Society of Young Musicians.
This was held at the Celebrity Center on Thursday, February 10, 2011 in Hollywood, CA from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. The event was hosted by comedian Johnny V.
“I feel a sense of accomplishment for all my hard work. I feel very humbled. I feel very blessed and thankful that the MMPA and the City and County of LA would think to acknowledge my hard work. I am very thankful to my fans and friends that showed up to support me. I was very amazed and humbled when I saw the support that came that night.” said Eric Zuley AKA EZ, Entrepreneur and Media Mogul.
He continued, “I would like to thank Jarvee Hutcherson, my father James Zuley, my good friends Chris Donovan, Doug Jones, Said Faraj, Camden Toy, Brian Krause, Kim Lee, Lil Jordan, Pamela Bach Hasselhoff, and Johnny V. I would like to thank my team, Derrick Hutchinson for handling all the fashion stuff, Dona the owner of Rouge Clothing, and my PR person Betrice Coleman Sweet for helping pull everything together. I would like to thank my sponsors, Tutto Italy Connections, Frank Rubio Jewelry, Elite Auto Network for providing me with the car I came in, the suit I wore and the jewelry I wore. Oh, and all my friends and supporters!”
Some of the celebrities and personalities that attended the event were Doug Jones (Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer, Pans Labyrinth), James Zuley (Eric’s dad), Pamela Bach Hasselhoff (Baywatch), Kate Linder (The Young and the Restless) Andrew Garcia (American Idol), Charm Britton (VH1), Ser’Darius Blaine (Footloose), JD Charisma (Actor,Artist), Dave Shelton(Writer, director), Bill Zucker (Writer, Director), Camden Toy (Actor, Producer), Said Faraj (Green Zone), Lil Zane (Hip Hop Artist), Odain Watson(Artist), Ranella (Artist), Brian Krause (Actor), Kim Lee (International Model, Actress), J Myles (celebrity Stylist), Phoebe Price, Lil Jordan, Ben Morrison, Prince Ali, Al Walser, Chris Donovan (Director of Golden Globe Awards), Lil Mirkk (Actor/Rapper), David Harrison Levi (Philanthropist/Personality), Dick Michaels(ASYM Chairman), Ryan Torres(Avenue Entertainment), Parris Harris and many more.
“I think it was an extraordinary turnout with some extraordinary stars for an extraordinary man” said Betrice Coleman-Sweet, Publicist. The event featured live performances from upcoming pop group Misha Rose, hip hop artist Lil Jordan, pop artist Destenee and R&B artist Rele.
Eric Zuley concluded by thanking all the media that covered his event. “All the media that showed up and supported me, most of which are personal friends thank you so much! Thank you Diversity News Magazine & Diversity News TV (Steven Escobar) long time friend, all the performers, Destenee Mckenzie, Rele Songs, Lil Jordan and others.”
There was also a fashion show coordinated by Derrick Hutchinson of Annerick Management models showcasing Rouge Clothing by Donna Melikian/Bebe, Rings designed by Frank G. Rubio from Sophisticated Stones and custom Tuxedos by Max Simonian from Tutto Italy Connections.
“Eric is a great friend has been for the past year and a half and deserved his recognition. Thanks to Diversity News, The World Monitor TV, Johhny V, Devon Guzzie, Ryan Torres, Beatrice who treated me very well from finish to start, The Actors Reporter, Doug Jones, Frank Rubio of Sophisicated Stones All The Fashion designers, All the media, and it was a great night, very well arranged. I wish I could repeat that night.” said Actor/Rapper Lil Mirkk.
Eric Zuley received a distinguished Achievement Award from The MMPA for his charitable contributions to the entertainment industry. He was also awarded a Certificate of Recognition from the City of Los Angeles County District 2 Supervisor, Mark Ridley-Thomas.
Other award recipients were Max Simonian of Tutto Italy Connections, Frank G. Rubio Jewelry Designer and The Celebrity Center. Per event organizers, they accomplished their goal of raising some money to benefit the American Society of Young Musicians.
Some of the media and photographers that covered the event were Actors Reporter (Pepper Jay & Mary Jo Gruber) , Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV, PR Photos photographer Allen Allen Berezovsky, Wireimage Photographer Maury Phillips, Hollywood Broker TV, NTDTV, World Monitor TV, Rock Thiz Magazine, Nelson Photo and Five Minute Photo (Travis Jourdain).
The major sponsors of the event were Bebe/Rouge Clothing, Tutto Italy Connections, Frank Rubio, Elite Auto Network, Yerevan Magazine, WTV NETWORKS and TheEZShow.com. The event producers were Jarvee Hutcherson, Eric Zuley and Derrick Hutcherson. After the event concluded, over 150 people went to celebrate with Eric Zuley at My House in Hollywood, CA.
For more information about American Society of Young Musicians (ASYM) visit http://www.asymusicians.org
Photos Courtesy and © 2011 By Allen Berezovsky, from PRPhotos.com & Star Pics Today, Nelson Shen Photos & Travis Jourdain.
Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org Also please leave us your comments and questions about our coverage an the event.
When Media Mogul Eric Zuley walks the red carpet all the media/press and photographers attention are on him. On Saturday, December 11, 2010 Eric Zuley attended King Ryan Events The Best of the Best II. Eric told media representatives on the red carpet that he was one of the award presenters. Eric Zuley presented the Award for Urban Kings Best Hip Hop Album to Skeet.
King Ryan knows how to promote events and get people to attend, but he works with unprofessional and rude people such as those in security who do not know how to distinguish celebrities or media. King Ryan is helping the community by giving the kids an opportunity to showcase their art and take them away from the streets.
Some of the celebrities who attended the event were: Maryam Shepardson (KLAS FM Maryam Talk Radio host), Bianca Renne (Model/Actress/Host and Dancer), Eric Ronald Kandell (Model and Actor), Ryan Torres (Actors Manager), Arthur Edmonds (NCIS Los Angeles), Betrice Coleman-Sweet (Publicist), Charyse Monet (Actress), Vanessa Ray (Model / Actress) and Michael Benz (Events Host).
The event was hosted by Artist and Entertainer Mr. Upshaw. The event was held at Vanguard Nightclub in Hollywood, CA. For more information about the King Ryan Events visit http://urbankingshowcase.com/
About Crooked I: Dominick Wickliffe, better known by his stage name Crooked I, is an American rapper fromLong Beach, California. Crooked I is currently the CEO of his own record labels, Dynasty Entertainment and C.O.B. Digital as well as Senior Vice President of Treacherous Records.Before starting his own label, he was also signed to Virgin Records and Death Row Records. For more information about Crooked I visit http://www.myspace.com/crookedi
About Eric Zuley: Eric Zuley (aka EZ) is most prominently known as the television host for WTV (What U Need TV), a company he started in 2006, but his other talents are in public relations, acting, rap, and dance. Additionally, Eric is passionate about community service. His role as a host for WTV evolved from the original premise of the company, which was to chronicle Eric’s own road to stardom. As Eric’s career quickly progressed, WTV became the perfect compliment to another venture he undertook as a publicist with Gith Public Relations. Both companies have turned heads amongst Hollywood’s elite with their top notch event coverage and promotion at Hollywood’s hottest red carpet events. You can find Eric on Facebook and follow him on Twitter at http://twitter.com/ericzuley For more information visit http://ericzuley.com/ and http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3224467/
Sources: Imdb, Wikipedia, Skeet Official Website andDiversity News Magazine
Photos (C) and Courtesy of Allen Berezovsky from Star Pictures Today & Art Edmonds from A3 Studios. (C) 2010 By Diversity News Publications. All Rights Are Reserved.
Editor’s Note: Story was proofread by Linda Krongold, our New York, NY Special Correspondent For Diversity News. For more information you can contact her at email@example.com. In another note Dear readers, Vanguard Night Club is located in Hollywood and the event was good. We were in the VIP area, but when we wanted to come back one security guy named Sexy was very rude. Please do not support this kind of club and tell your friends. We contacted Vanguard Night Club management to report this issue but as of the date of publishing this story they have not contacted us.
The event was held at The Majestic Crest Theatre 1262 Westwood Boulevard, Los Angeles, Ca, 90024 from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.
“As the Publisher of this magazine I had the sincere honor of ‘Walking the Red Carpet’ at the World Premier of Damian Chapa’s film, “Brando- Unauthorized,” said Joseph J. O’Donnell, Publisher of The Eerie Digest.
He added “It was a superb job that Damian had done on researching the life of Brando and how he focused the movie not on Brando, but on Brando’s son, Christian.”
Other celebrities that attended the event were: Mark Valinsky, Emma Zerner, Alicia Miller, Cassandra Hepburn, Damian Chapa, Rico Chapa, Mia Hope, Vivica Mitra, Fivel Stewart, Maegan Stewart and Sage Stewart. As well Pamela Bach-Hasselhoff and Maria Conchita Alonso.
Mr. Continue “It was also a successful father/son collaboration as Damian’s own son, Ricco, portrayed the actor’s son in the film. A shaky start, caused by the loss of sound at the outset, was quickly overcome as the story unfolded. The audience became captivated as the true life of Brando revealed his troubled upbringing, flaws and triumphs, and his tragic end.”
“I was on the red carpet. It’s a great marketing tool at the right venue. This however this is the least of the reasons I was there. I produce and act in independent films and always like to learn from others. I’ve been watching Damian develop as a film maker and actor over the years. He’s out there following his dream and developing his styles.” Said Mark Valinsky, Producer, Actor and Photographer. He continue “A movie maker and actor always has something he wants to say to the audience to cause them to think, consider and feel.”
Mr. Valinsky concluded “Being Jewish I wasn’t insulted. And there’s plenty of very rich and influential people in of all religions. Only if you blame someone or something for your condition do you give it cause and power over you.”
Movie producers hope this movie get pick up by major studio for marketing and distribution but the story is very controversial.
Mr. Joseph J. O’Donnell, Publisher of The Eerie Digest Magazine Concluded ”Damian Chapa stuck to his course throughout, and I found myself mesmerized by Ricco Chapa’s superb acting as he portrayed Christian Brando’s addiction and demise as his health deteriorated. So much history of Brando’s private life was kept from the public’s eyes, yet Chapa held it out for the world to see, and understand.”
Editor’s Note: You can read more about the film coverage at our media partner http://www.eeriedigest.com/wordpress/2010/11/the-eerie-digest-goes-to-the-movies/
Special Thanks to Ruben Murillo for taking photos for Diversity News Publications and to Mr. O’Donnell for saving seats for myself and Ruben inside the Theatre.