BEVERLY HILLS, CA (LA ELEMENTS) 3/3/2017 “We are actually here today at the invitation of our dear friend, Viola Davis whom we’ve known for a number of years,” says Alex Jones Moreno of Reach Up Reach Out. She invited us to come out and talk about our organization. We work in developing nations, specifically in Uganda. We work with orphans and widows and it’s our desire to meet their most immediate needs, their physical needs, educational needs and spiritual needs as well.”
Awards season is always a chance for GBK Productions to shine a spotlight on outstanding philanthropic causes and memorable gift sponsors. Their 2017 pre-Oscar luxury lounge did that and more while at the same time attracting an array of nominees and winners to the 25 million dollar luxury Beverly Hills estate secured in part by James Harris from The Agency.
Guests of the GBK pre Oscar luxury lounge which was held on February 24th and 25th, included Barry Jenkins, winner Best Adapted Screenplay for Moonlight, which also won Best Motion Picture of the Year, Viola Davis, winner Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for Fences, Kristof Deak, winner Best Live Action Short Film for Sing, Justin Hurwitz, winner Best Original Score and Best Original Song for La La Land, Ezra Edelman and Caroline Waterlow, winner Best Documentary Feature for OJ: Made in America as well as artists from nominated films such as Hidden Figures, Arrival, Hell and High Water and Lion among others.
Among the gift sponsors participating in this exclusive event were the following:
Michelin star chef Fillipo Sinisgalli was on hand to answer questions about Il Pilatto, which gave celebrities a gift certificate good for dinner for ten in the comfort of their own home. The reputation of Il Pilatto is such that the week before the Oscars, they flew to New York to prepare a special vegan menu for Alan Cummings.
Living up to its name with selections such as “Get Your Sh*T Together (formulated with lemongrass and ginger snap to combat hangovers) Snarky Tea offers a variety of blends unique in name and purpose. Attendees received their Snarky Bouquet consisting of six different selections of their tea.
This exclusive high-end cosmetic dentistry centre based in San Jose Costa Rica gifted whitening kits.
Creators of bracelets with both function and fashion, offering a chic and practical way to keep your hair ties close by when not in use. Available in silver and gold plated designs.
This southern California based luxury spa gifted certificates good for use at their newest location, West Hollywood.
Sound Bot gifted their Blue Tooth Wireless Premium Portable Speaker to VIP guests.
Luseta Beauty gifted all attendees of the GBK pre-Oscar luxury lounge a complete set of their Argan Oil hair products. Perfect for luxurious, soft, red carpet ready hair.
The luxury travel magazine gifted a choice of properties in Portugal, from four different 5 Star properties in the Algarve’s, and The Retreat-Costa Rica, a resort dedicated to the philosophy of wellness.
Music for the GBK pre-Oscar luxury lounge was provided by Tony Martinez of The Rich Group.
For more information on GBK and the sponsors mentioned in this article, please visit their websites.
Cover photo of Oscar nominees Julie Goldman and Roger Ross Williams and all other photography courtesy of GBK/Jerod Harris for Getty Images