On Tuesday, October 25, 2011 The 2nd Annual Friends Without A Border Gala benefiting Angkor Hospital for Children of Cambodia was held at The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel located at 7000 Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, CA 90028 from 5:30pm to 1:00 am.
The evening featured performances by the Khmer Arts Ensemble, a silent and live auctions, and an after-party with DJ Mia Moretti, including cocktails and hor d’oveuvres all night. Individual tickets for the Gala begin at $100 to $500.00 for VIP.
Among Booboo Stewart and Sarah Drew were Fivel Stewart, Rachel Boston, James Frain, Mia Moretti, Caitlin Moe and many more.
The evening committee were Devon Aoki, David Chang, Goodwin Gaw, Kenro Izu, and Jason Pomeranc.
About Boo Boo Stewart:
Boo Boo Stewart (born Nils Allen Stewart, Jr.; January 21, 1994) is an American singer,dancer, model, child actor, and martial artist.
About Sarah Drew:
Sarah Drew (born October 1, 1980) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Hannah Rogers in Everwood (2004–2006) and for her role as Dr. April Kepner on Grey’s Anatomy(2009–present).
About Friends Without A Border:
Friends Without A Border is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization which raises awareness and funds to support Angkor Hospital for Children, a leading pediatric hospital providing medical care to children in post-genocide Cambodia. With a population of about 14 million in Cambodia, over one-third are children under the age of 15. In 1996, 1 out of 6 children died before the age of 5 from preventable illnesses such as diarrhea and upper respiratory infection. In recent years, the ratio decreased to 1 out of 12. To learn more about Friends Without A Border visit http://www.fwab.org/
About Angkor Hospital for Children:
Through Angkor Hospital for Children, Friends Without A Border provides direct medical care and treatment to the children of Cambodia, training for healthcare professionals from throughout the country, and village-based community health programs. On average, 600 children and their families arrive at AHC daily. AHC has treated more than 900,000 sick and malnourished kids since it opened in 1999. Together, FWAB and AHC are rebuilding the devastated healthcare infrastructure of a war-torn and impoverished country. To learn more about Angkor Hospital for Children visit http://angkorhospital.org/
Source: Wikipedia & Sunshine Sachs
Photos credit to: Diversity News Publications
Videos courtesy of Diversity News TV
Editor’s Note: Thank you to Claudia Martinez from Sunshine Sachs for the invitation to cover the event.
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On Thursday, July 4, 2011 The Hollywood Foreign Press Association celebrated their annual luncheon at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. The star-studded luncheon presented a record $1,579,500 in financial grants to 46 film schools and non-profit organizations. The event also celebrated the election of the HFPA’s 2011-2012 officers.
HFPA President, Dr. Aida Takla O’Reilly, welcomed friends and guests to the HFPA’s annual luncheon and announced their 2011 grants with the help of: Gerard Butler (The Art of Elysium), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Film Foundation), Mark Wahlberg (UCLA, Columbia University, Cal State North Ridge, New York University, University of California, Chapman University/Dodge College), Elisabeth Moss (Independent Feature Product, Ghetto Film School, International Documentary Association, NY Stage and Film Co.), Kevin Bacon (Cal Arts, Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Los Angeles, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles City College, UC Berkeley), Yoshiki Hayashi (Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lollipop, Young Musicians Foundation, Talented Youth), Jessica Chastain (National Assoc. of Latino Independent, Pablove, Film Independent), Hugh Dancy (FilmAid International), Lea Michele (Inner City Arts, Inner City Filmmakers, Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation), Taylor Lautner (Sundance Institute), Elizabeth Olsen (LACMA, American Cinematique, American Film Institute , Tribeca Film Festival), Jim Sturgess (Streetlights, Cal State Summer School, Azusa Pacific, Outfest), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Levantine Cultural Center, Indian Film Festival, Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles), and Gabriel Macht (LA Conservancy, MOMA, Cal State Fullerton, Coalition of Asian Pacific in Entertainment).
At the luncheon Dr. O’ Reilly informed the audience about the work HFPA has done over the past year:
“Thanks to many of you sitting in this room today, the Association has been able to give back over 1.5 million dollars to the most deserving entertainment-related charities, foundations, and scholarship programs. After today’s festivities, we can proudly say our organization has donated more than 13.5 million dollars over the past 17 years through our grants program.”
She went on to say that, “This year, the HFPA membership also made it a priority to lend a helping hand in the wake of devastating international disasters. Over $250,000 was donated to those affected by the Haitian and Chilean earthquakes and the Japanese tsunami.”
Dr. O’Reilly also introduced the new HFPA officers: Jorge Camara (Vice President), Ali Sar (Treasurer), Serge Rakhlin (Executive Secretary). The new Board of Directors is comprised of Philip Berk (Chairman), Yoram Kahana, Yukiko Nakajima, Ruben Nepales, Meher Tatna, and Theo Kingma (Alternate).
HFPA 2011 GRANTS:
HIGHER EDUCATION FELLOWHISP & INSTITUTIONAL SUPPORT
- American Film Institute- $30,000.00 Fellowships
- Asuza Pacific University- $7,500.00 Senior capstone projects
- California Institute for the Arts (CalArts)- $60,000.00 Fellowships
- Cal State Fullerton Philanthropic Foundation- $10,000.00 Capstone film project
- Cal State Long Beach- $50,000.00 Film production costs for student films
- Cal State Los Angeles- $50,000.00 Fellowships
- Cal State Northridge- $50,000.00 Fellowships
- Chapman University/Dodge College- $7,500.00 Fellowships
- Columbia University- $50,000.00 Fellowships
- Los Angeles City College- $15,000.00 Fellowships
- Loyola Marymount University- $15,000.00 Fellowships
- New York University- $36,000.00 Fellowships
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- $80,000.00 Fellowships
- University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)- $30,000.00 Festival of New Creative Work
- University of North Carolina- $20,000.00 Fellowships
PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & MENTORING
- Coalition of Asian Pacific’s in Entertainment (CAPE)- $11,000.00 General support for New Writers Awards competition
- Film Independent, Project Involve- $35,000.00 General support
- Independent Feature Project- $15,000.00 General support for Independent Filmmaker Labs
- International Documentary Association- $10,000.00 General support for Doc U
- National Association of Latino Independent Producers- $20,000.00 Expenses for Latino Producers Academy mentors
- New York Stage & Film Company- $7,500.00 Expenses for mentors for Powerhouse Filmmakers Lab
- Streetlights- $7,500.00 General funding for career advancement program
- Sundance Institute- $100,000.00 For general support for screenwriter labs & Creative Producing Summit
- Tribeca Film Festival- $10,000.00 General funding for Tribeca All Access mentoring program
PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRAINING & EDUCATION
- California State Summer School Arts Foundation- $20,000.00 Scholarships
- Ghetto Film School- $20,000.00 General support
- Inner-City Arts- $25,000.00 General support
- Inner City Filmmakers- $25,000.00 General support for job placement program
- Los Angeles County High School for the Arts Foundation- $20,000.00 Screenwriting classes & equipment repair
- The Talented Youth- $10,000.00 General support for Youth Filmmaking Excellence project
PRESERVE THE CULTURE & HISTORY OF FILM
- The Film Foundation, Inc- $350,000.00 Preservation of two films
- Los Angeles Conservancy- $35,000.00 General support for Last Remaining Seats
- Museum of Modern Art- $20,000.00 General support for film archive
- Outfest- $30,000.00 General support for expansion of Legacy Project
- University of California, Berkeley, Pacific Film Archive- $15,000.00 Support for guest filmmaker travel
PROMOTE CULTRUAL EXCHANGE THROUGH FILM
- American Cinematheque- $45,000.00 Screenings of Golden Globe foreign language nominees
- FilmAid International- $50,000.00 Screenings & filmmaker training in Kenyan refugee camps
- Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles- $10,000.00 Commemoration of Festival’s 10th Anniversary
- Latin American Cinemateca of Los Angeles- $10,000.00 Screenings at various festivals
- Levantine Cultural Center- $17,500.00 General support of monthly Middle Eastern film series
- Ensemble Studio Theatre- $15,000.00 General support for new play development
- Lollipop Theater Network- $15,000.00 Bedside film screenings for children in So Cal hospitals
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art- $75,000.00 General support for Film Program
- Young Musicians Foundation- $10,000.00 General support for Guest Conductor Series
- Pablove Foundation- $5,000.00 General support for photo project for sick children
About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Sixty-eight years later, 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 to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit http://www.goldenglobes.org
Source: Sunshine Sachs
Photo credit to: Hollywood Foreign Press Association (http://www.goldenglobes.org)
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