honor of the upcoming 88th Annual Academy Awards, Doris Bergman
hosted her Ninth Annual Valentine Romance Oscar® Style Lounge & Party at
Fig & Olive in Hollywood.
Bergman has earned a reputation in Hollywood for throwing the best pre-Oscar
style lounge and party. After her recent soiree, her reputation is in tact.
Fig & Olive
invitation-only event, hosted by Buywine.com, was attended by celebrities and
persons from the world of entertainment who enjoyed French and Italian gourmet
cuisine, premiere Napa wines and unique spirits while celebrating the film industry’s
Oscar® nominated actors, former Oscar® winners, presenters, stylists and industry
The atmosphere was festive as attendees were lavished with everything from high-end fashion for men and women that included
couture gowns, to bespoke tuxedos and suits, beauty, skin and hair care, jewelry,
accessories, handbags, fragrances and electronics.
nominees in attendance included Benj Pasek (La
La Land/Best Song), Justin Paul (La
La Land/Best Song), David Greathouse, executive producer (Hacksaw Ridge) Best Picture, David
Permut, producer (Hacksaw Ridge/Best
Picture), Saniyya Sidney (Fences/Best
Picture and Hidden Figures Best Picture),
joined multiple Oscar nominees Bruce Dern, Golden Globe nominees/winners Allen
Maldanado (Black-ish), Dale Goldboldo
(People vs. O.J.), Grammy nominee
Renee Olstead, (Do You Want To Know A
Secret?), Frank Stallone, (Stayin’
Alive), primetime Emmy nominee Matt Walsh (Veep), primetime Emmy winner Patrika Darbo (Acting Dead), Dancing With
Stars dancers Karina Smirnoff and Edyta Sliwinska, Sam Trammell (True Blood), Steven Bauer (Ray Donovan), Lauren Makk (FABLife), Dr. Nicholas Perricone
(skincare guru), Michael Campion (Fuller
House), Tony Denison (Major Crimes),
Dee Wallace, Naomi Grossman (American
Horror Story), Denise Boutte (Couples’
Night), Justin Chon (Gook) and
Kelsey Scott (12 Years A Slave).
Johnny Harris of Photo Tee-Shirts
and Kelsey Scott (12 Years A Slave)
Allen Maldanado (Black-ish)
number of vendors were on hand – some for the first time, others making a
return. All of the vendors showered attendees with a number of high-end
items. Vendors included:
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Dr. Perricone Hydrogen Water, Vida Emanuel
European Day Spa, Isdinceutics, USA, Photo Tee-Shirts, Buywine.com, True Love
Skin Care, The Footmate System by Gordon Brush, Rejuvenation in Motion Mobile
Med-Spa, Timmy Woods Handbags, Sassy Locks Custom Baby Clothing, The Coffee
Chef, Samiah Hinton Designs, FIBRUM Virtual Reality, Sue Wong Couture Gowns
& Fragrance, Single Dress, Kaya Di Koko, Single Underwear For Men,
Rekorderlig Cider, Handmade Hearts By Hillel, Hint Water, Spa Girl Vodka, M
& R Photo Gallery, Pura D’or Hair Care, Spongelle, Zozo Bean Bakery, Zenful
Water and Dr. Perricone gift boxes (containing Cold Plasma, Cold Plasma Eye,
Cold Plasma Sun-D, The Essential Multivitamin, Super Greens and H2 Elemental
Energy.) VIP gift bags were provided by Dr. Perricone.
Alma M. Callan of BuyWine.com
Dee Wallace with Sassy Locks
Handmade Hearts By Hillel
Timmy Woods Handbags
popular among the guests were Twisted Silver, My Saint, My Hero and Art Lewin Bespoke
Suits & Tuxedos.
here for the same reasons,” said Megan Lyne, sales rep for My Saint, My Hero.
“It’s always nice to come and have a nice time, but our bracelets are a reminder that we all need prayer and blessings.”
(l-r) Christine Rich and Megan Lyne
My Hero is inspirational jewelry that includes blessing bracelets, necklaces,
earrings and accessories.
Silver introduced their latest piece – Muscle, which can be worn as a choker,
necklace or bracelet.
Mitchell, who owns Twisted Silver, said she participates every year because she
gets to meet new people.
Debra Mitchell (r) adorns Casey Burke (The Middle)
with some Twisted Silver
ties are always a crowd favorite.
The always nattily dressed Lewin
of Art Lewin Bespoke has been participating in the popular event for
years.Lewin, whose company has been in existence for 27 years, opened his Art Lewin
Bespoke company in Beverly Hills four years ago.
ZoZo Bean Bakery
Hurtado’s ZoZo Bean Bakery was launched in honor of her seven-month-old,
daughter, Zoey, who passed away eight months ago.Proceeds from the sales are slated for liver
research and organ donation.
Suiter’s True Love Skin Care, founded in 2015, is a crowd-pleaser.The line specializes in all-natural topical
excited to share True Love with everyone,” said Suiter. “When people see the
unique approach we take to skin care and health, they’re just blown away.”
Footmate was on hand (pun intended). The product comes with a gel
and has Tee Tree oil and olive oil, which is good for callouses.The product is good for people in
wheelchairs, athletes, diabetics and children.
Glinton, the general manager of the Bahamas Film & Television Commission
was in attendance to promote the commission. The Bahamas has been used in
several Hollywood films include seven James Bond films, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest, Into The Blue and Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?
Glinton also noted that the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issues have used
the Bahamas as a destination.
Greg Keushgerian and Brittany Marshall
Greg Keushgerian and Brittany Marshall gifted Fibrum, a gaming content company with a branded VR headset.
The system is completely wireless and sells for $79.99.
Dr. Sal, a primary care physician
with expertise in facial aesthetics, sports medicine, and pharmaceutical
clinical research, touted
his mobile concierge med spa, which he started a year ago.
don’t want to come to the office,” said Dr. Sal. “I provide my services in the
comfort of your house. You call me. I provide privacy and discretion because no
one wants anyone knowing they’ve had plastic surgery.”
(FABlife), who is pulling for Moonlight
to win Best Picture this year, said she came to the event because she wanted to
meet the vendors and support the Oscar nominees.
here to support Wednesday’s Child,” said Makk.
In the spirit
of giving back, guests and sponsors donated unwrapped gifts for young adults
(ages 13-18) for a post-holiday gift drive benefitting ‘Wednesday’s Child’
-- a weekly segment airing on KTTV FOX 11 News, Los Angeles, with Anchor
Christine Devine. ‘Wednesday’s Child’ highlights ‘harder to place’ children
in the LA County foster care system who are in need of adoptive families.
“In Los Angeles County, alone, there are
over 35,000 children receiving child welfare services,” says social worker,
Professor William Wong. Bergman always invites two foster
children to join in on the festivities and experience what it feels like to be
treated as a VIP. http://www.foxla.com/wednesdays-child
New York, NY – February 22, 2017 -- The National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications(NAMIC) has announced nominees for the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards. Presented in partnership with NAMIC – Southern California, the awards honor original and digital programming content that depicts the lives, spirit, and contributions of people of color and best reflects the ethnic and cultural diversity of the viewing audience.
HBO led all networks and distributors vying for this year's awards with 12 nominations. Both BET Networks and ESPNgarnered eight nominations. History Channel and CNN are also among the top nominated networks, earning five each. Nominations for the 2017 NAMIC Vision Awards were announced as part of the Hollywood Creative Forum 8.0 VIP Reception hosted by The Walter Kaitz Foundation. Amrit Singh, chief political correspondent, culture editor, and news anchor for REVOLT, Donnell Turner, co-star of ABC's "General Hospital" and Danielle Vega, co-star of Hulu's original series "East Los High" were on-hand to announce the nominees.
"NAMIC is honored to continue the tradition of honoring original content that defies stereotypes, while telling compelling stories of cultural diversity and life experiences," said Eglon E. Simons, president and CEO, NAMIC. “This year's nominees must be applauded for their excellence and commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion on and off screen."
NAMIC Vision Awards are presented in 18 categories: Animation, Awards & Honors, Best Performance – Comedy, Best Performance – Drama, Children's, Comedy, Daytime, Digital Media - Short Form, Documentary, Drama, Foreign Language, Lifestyle, News/Informational, Original Movie or Special, Reality, Reality - Social Issues, Sports, Variety/Talk Show. History Channel’s “Roots: A New Vision” is this year's top nominated program with five nominations. The Starz original series, "Survivor's Remorse" earned a total of four nominations.
The NAMIC Vision Awards competition extends eligibility to national broadcast and cable networks; local affiliates; local origination programs from cable operators; and VOD content produced for digital platforms. Entries were judged by a distinguished panel of entertainment industry executives. Judging is based on overall imagery (creative merit, originality, and presentation quality), sensitivity (the consideration given to cultural nuances), writing (the depiction of issues relevant to people of color) and the quality of acting in the performance categories.
NAMIC (National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications) is the premier organization focusing on multi-ethnic diversity in the communications industry. Founded in 1980 as a non-profit trade association, today NAMIC comprises over 3,000 professionals belonging to a network of chapters nationwide. Through initiatives that focus on education, advocacy and empowerment, NAMIC champions equity and inclusion in the workforce, with special attention given to ensuring that the leadership cadres of our nation's communications industry giants reflect the multi-ethnic richness of the populations they serve. For more information, please visit www.namic.comand stay connected to NAMIC on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.
2017 NAMIC Vision Awards Nominees
Doc McStuffins - Disney Junior
Miles from Tomorrowland - Disney Junior
Sanjay and Craig - Nickelodeon
Sofia the First - Disney Junior
The Loud House - Nickelodeon
Awards & Honors
47th NAACP Image Awards - TV One
BET Awards 2016 - BET Networks
Black Girls Rock! - BET Networks
Dear Mama - VH1
Hip Hop Honors: All Hail the Queens - VH1
Trailblazers Honors - Logo
Best Performance – Comedy
Don Cheadle: House of Lies - Showtime
Issa Rae: Insecure - HBO
RonReaco Lee: Survivor’s Remorse - Starz
Teyonah Paris: Survivor’s Remorse - Starz
Tichina Arnold: Survivor’s Remorse - Starz
Best Performance - Drama
Anika Noni Rose: Roots - History Channel
Forest Whitaker: Roots - History Channel
Gabrielle Union: Being Mary Jane - BET Networks
Kerry Washington: Confirmation - HBO
Malachi Kirby: Roots - History Channel
Malik Yoba: Bad Dad Rehab - TV One
Regé-Jean Page: Roots - History Channel
All in with Cam Newton - Nickelodeon
Game Shakers - Nickelodeon
Nina’s World - Sprout
Sesame Street - HBO
Stuck in the Middle - Disney Channel
Ballers - HBO
black-ish - ABC
Fluffy Breaks Even - Fuse
Insecure - HBO
Survivor’s Remorse - Starz
SuperSoul Sunday - OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network
The Talk - CBS
Digital Media - Short Form
Change Agents: History in the Making - TV One
Harlem on My Plate - Powerhouse Productions
One Heritage, Two Generations: Amelia Morán Ceja and Dalia Ceja - NBC Latino
This is Birth with Lisa Ling - CNN
Voices - NBC Asian America
Eyes on the Prize Then and Now: A WORLD Channel Special - World Channel
Fault Lines: The Lives of Black Women - Al Jazeera English
Roots: A New Vision - History Channel
Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four - Investigation Discovery
We Will Rise: Michelle Obama’s Mission to Educate Girls Around the World - CNN
Being Mary Jane - BET Networks
East Los High - Hulu
Grey’s Anatomy - ABC
How to Get Away With Murder - ABC
Secret and Lies - ABC
Pancho Villa: Se Busca Vivo o Muerto - Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic
Texas Trocas - Discovery Networks - Discovery Latin America/US Hispanic
Ayesha’s Homemade - Food Network
Design + Story - ABS-CBN International
Patti LaBelle’s Holiday Pies - Cooking Channel
Smollett Eats - Food Network
Special Projects: Breakthrough Women - CNN
Spice to Life - ABS-CBN International
Arab and Queer: Lebanese Singer Pushes Boundaries - NBC Out
BA Election Day Coverage 2016 - ABS-CBN International
NewsOne Now with Roland Martin - TV One
Special Projects: Impact Your World - CNN
Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement - BET Networks
The Story of God with Morgan Freeman - National Geographic
Original Movie or Special
All the Way - HBO
BET Presents Love & Happiness: An Obama Celebration - BET Networks
Black Girls Rock! - BET Networks
Rock the Runway - ABS-CBN International
Special Projects: Amalgam Comics - CNN
Black Market with Michael K. Williams - VICELAND
SC Featured: Chubbtown - ESPN
SC Featured: Inky Johnson - ESPN
SportsCenter: Mother of Hampton Lacrosse - ESPN
Sunday NFL Countdown: Jarrius Robertson - ESPN
Reality - Social Issues
E:60 American - ESPN
Gaycation with Ellen Page - VICELAND
Rise Up: A SportsCenter Special - ESPN
Vice News Tonight - HBO
Vice: “Viva Cuba Libre” - HBO
E:60 Mike Evans - ESPN
SC Featured: The Meaning of Miyah - ESPN
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - HBO
Terrance Crawford: My Fight - HBO
VICE World of Sports - VICELAND
All Def Comedy - HBO
Being: Brandy - BET Networks
Lemonade - HBO
StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson - National Geographic