Oscar® Nominations Voting opened to 5,856 Academy Voters on Monday December 17, 2012, and Until They Are Home is on the Oscar List in two categories for music for the 85th Academy Awards. But animal lovers are wagging their tail because of a special treat inside this film – the film footage that corresponds to the famous photo of the war kitten. The photo of the soldier who bent down during war to give a drink of water to a lost kitten amid the bloody battlefields. The famous photo finally comes alive on the big screen.
The film Until They Are Home features actual footage from the 1940′s of the very first military combat photographers to ever film during battle. Norm Hatch shows what it was like to run and gun in the Pacific as one of the first ever motion picture combat photographers. And the footage captures a very small but magical moment. The soldier and the war kitten movie footage shows how a tiny animal can bring us back to a touch of humanity even in the darkest of times, such as the bloodiest battle in the history of war, the Battle of Tarawa. This never-before-
Until They Are Home is about relieving the grief of the families of Marines whose bodies were never given proper burial. JPAC teams work to repatriate soldiers so their families can finally rest in closure. To see more about the film’s patriotism and to see the latest in the Oscar race “like” the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/
Norm Hatch’s footage with the Marines at Tarawa won an Oscar in 1944. And he was up for an Honorary Oscar this year – the Oscar that Oprah Winfrey won. Now Norm Hatch’s footage is featured in Until They Are Home as the men who lay in that old battlefield are finally repatriated and children and grandchildren find closure. Norm Hatch lives in Alexandria, Virginia, the very city where Until They Are Home Producer Tamara Henry was born in 1971 while her father William W. Henry was serving our country for 20 years in Intelligence at the Pentagon and he received a Bronze Star.
Pet lovers were invited to attend the 2012 Memorial Day Premiere at the iconic Director’s Guild of America (DGA) for Until They Are Home. (above)
Movie makers and film fanatics hold their breath as they watch this old black and white film reel of the first ever motion picture combat photographers like Norm Hatch who filmed war hero Eddie Albert before he went on to become a legendary actor. Back in 1997, before Steven C. Barber became a filmmaker, he met Eddie Albert on his mountain bike ride and eventually interviewed Eddie Albert in his home, filled with quartz crystals, and this narrative visit caught on home video opens the film. Since Eddie Albert’s death in 2005, Barber has continued to work under Albert’s inspiration. This film is a must see for animal lovers, as the documentary duo Steven and Tamara of Vanilla Fire are pet fanatics themselves. Vanilla Fire was named after a pet and their dog “Jimmy Chew” has his own IMDb page. The content creating documentary duo had their “children” on Animal Planet as they lived out their entire romantic life on reality TV, along their filmmaking journey. http://RealityTVcouple.weebly.com/
This is the second time Vanilla Fire has been in the Oscar race. Once in 2010 for Unbeaten and now in 2012 for Until They Are Home. Unbeaten was named Top 10 Olympic Film of all time by TIME magazine this year next to Steven Spielberg’s Munich. Vanilla Fire is currently in post production on their next Olympic film called The Invincibles. http://www.facebook.com/
Until They Are Home is being considered for a nomination for the 2013 Genesis Awards, which pays tribute to the major news and entertainment media for producing outstanding works that raise public awareness about animal issues. However the Genesis Awards Benefit Gala is March 23, 2013, the same day that Steven C. Barber and Tamara Henry have recently chosen for their wedding date. The latest information can be found at www.RealityTVCouple.weebly.com
The filmmaking couple Steven and Tamara are big animal lovers, having matching pets of their own. Jimmy Chew is a five year old Maltese mix and Kozy Mel is a one year old shaded silver Persian. The entire family is set to make appearances on multiple reality TV shows in 2013. But first they are currently on the road to Oscar and will be spending New Years in suspense as the 2012 Oscar Nominations will be announced on November 10th, 2013. Until They Are Home is currently in the VARIETY magazine in the Awards Nomination Guide. Director Steven C. Barber and Until They Are Home narrator Kelsey Grammer have been interviewed on Larry King Now which is set to air mid January 2013. Steven and Tamara can always be seen on Oscar night at the Night of 100 Stars on February 24, 2013. And the Vanilla Fire wedding is set for Saturday March 23, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA.
Jimmy Chew and Kozy Mel are both reality star pets, featured in the various reality TV shows when Steven and Tamara make appearances. But Tamara is most proud of the war kitten footage in her current film as it shows how animals can bring a touch of humanity in even the darkest of times for humans, such as in the bloodiest battle in war history, the battle of Tarawa.
Steven has been returning to Tarawa to film twice. He brought WWII Vet Leon Cooper and they filmed “Return to Tarawa: The Leon Cooper Story” narrated by Ed Harris. It triggered Congress to pass legislation and the sequel was filmed, Until They Are Home, which is now on the 2012 Oscar List in two categories for music.
On Monday, February 6, 2012 Edward Lozzi & Associates PR announced that on Oscar ® Sunday February 26th, the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom will once again provide the venue for the arrival of approximately 150-200 film and TV stars who will attend the hottest celebrity Awards party in town with even bigger names than last year.
The 22nd Annual Night of 100 Stars Awards Gala Hosted by Norby Walters will be held at The Beverly Hills Hotel Crystal Ballroom located 9641 Sunset Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90210 on Sunday, February 26th from 4:00 PM Celebrity Arrivals begin on red carpet.
Norby Walters, veteran music agent, reprises his role as Producer and Dinner Chairman.
The formal sit-down dinner viewing party has always included past Oscar winners and nominees who will return to pay tribute to this year’s favorite Award nominees. To become one of the most desired professionals in the business, you should consider taking a look at the college list in the Guide to Career Education.
Stars and their guests will be dressed to the nines in Formal fashions represented by the nations finest design houses.
The media has always rated the Night of 100 Stars as one of the top Award parties. The Daily News rated this party as “…the number one Oscar party, just for the sheer number of celebrities attending…”. ABC’s Good Morning America covers this party from inside and said. ” Voting Academy members flock to the Night of 100 Stars and we are here tonight with many former Oscar and Golden Globe winners. Is this an Oscar party or the Golden Globes”? The Jimmy Kimmel Show tapes segments here for the show and said, ” …a wild party with mostly celebrities and they are everywhere you look..and they have the most beautiful girls”. The Hollywood Reporter says, ” Numerous former Academy Award winners and nominees turned out Sunday during the Night of 100 Stars Oscar Gala..including (150 stars) Richard Dreyfuss, Martin Landau, Fred Willard, James Cromwell, Ron Perlman, Renee Taylor, Jason Ritter, and so many more.”
Last year over 200 + media outlets from the U.S. and nearly 50 International news outlets covered the Night of 100 Stars.
2012 Celebrity List – A Partial List of last year’s Attendees – many RSVP’d for this year
Tom Sizemore, Anne Heche, Ron Perlman, Vincent Pastore, Toni Braxton, Billie Burke(Twilight), Peter Facinelli(Twilight), Arielle Kabbel, Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Ed Lauter(The Artist), Maggie Lawson (Psych), James Tupper, Jennie Garth, Marisol Nicole, James Pickens, Michael Nouri, Traci Lords, Bruce Boxleitner, Armand Asante, Sean Patrick Flannery, Bo Derek, Estella Warren, Kristanna Loken, John Corbett, Michael Clark Duncan, Joey Pantoliano, Tia Carrere, Robert Carradine, Annie Wersching(star of “24″), Richard Grieco, Bryan Cranston, John Ratzenberger, Autumn Reaser, Missi Pyle, James Pickens, Nicholle Tom, and Gloria Allred with client Veronica Siwik-Daniels aka Joslyn James-(Tiger Woods girlfriend) ….expected is 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, 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, Genevieve Mariko Wilson (Turning Japanese), the GEICO Caveman, and over 100 more are expected.
Jamie Foxx, Peter Fonda, , Danny Aiello, Jennifer Tilly, Linda Blair, Michael Lerner, Sally Kirkland, Gary Busey, Bruce Davison, Richard Dreyfuss, Cathy Moriarty, Kathleen Quinlan, Eric Roberts, Robert Forster, Diane Ladd, Caroll Baker, Rip Torn, Charles Durning, Dean Stockwell, , Theodore Bikel, Don Murray, William H. Macy, Samantha Eggar, Glynis Johns, Terry Moore, Robert Forster, Burt Young, Karen Black, George Chakiris, James Cromwell, Ernest Borgnine, , Shirley Jones, Elliott Gould, Martin Landau, David Paymer, Robert Loggia, Renee Taylor, Joe Bologna, Brenda Vaccaro, Shirley Knight, Stuart Whitman, Carrie Snodgrass, Seymour Cassel, Lesley Ann Warren, Russ Tamblyn, Maximilian Schell, Sally Kellerman and Mickey Rooney.
Tickets are $1,000 per seat. Call for tickets only at 310-446-5416. For more information visit http://www.nightof100stars.com/
Photos and graphic credit to: Edward Lozzi & Associates PR & Norby Walters.
While actors, actresses and directors were in line for the red carpet photos and interviews at the 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards in Beverly Hills, CA and The 19th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party at Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, CA actors, actresses, directors, agents, publicists and media from all over the world were witnessing the Oscar Awards at The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences pre-telecast and then later award show broadcast live by the ABC Television Network in Hollywood, CA.
The 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala Celebrating the 83rd Annual Oscar Awards sponsored by Richard Mille was held on Sunday, February 27, 2011 at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s Crystal Ballroom from 4:00 pm.
Some of the celebrities and personalities the attended the the 21st Annual Night of 100 Stars Gala event were Kate Linder, Dennis Haysbert, Doris Roberts, Natasha Alam, Quinton Aaron, Gloria Allred, Maria Conchita Alonso, Bai Ling, Sofia Milos, Carla Ortiz, Jaimie Hilfiger, Jenna Jameson, Jennifer Tapiero, Marina Pahomova, Gisele Rebeiro, Tamara Henry and many more.
The event publicist was Edward Lozzi & Associates PR from Beverly Hills, CA.
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