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September 19, 2008

SEP18-20: Debbie Durkin's MAIN EVENT RED CARPET LOUNGE, PLATFORM MEDIA GROUP and LOS ANGELES CONFIDENTIAL present the Celebrity Green Gifting Chateau

The three day Chateau welcomes celebrities, VIPs and media to celebrate Sunday's Primetime Emmys, while benefiting the Environmental Media Association and The Creative Coalition

Featured Event Listing compiled by Don Rose

Durkin Entertainment Group continues its successful series of events co-located with major awards and festivals (for example, the Oscars and Sundance) with its Celebrity Green Gifting Chateau, which celebrates the 60th Primetime Emmys being held Sunday in Los Angeles. Honoring the 2008 Emmy nominees, presenters, and past winners on September 18-20 at a private, multimillion dollar Beverly Hills Estate, the Celebrity Green Gifting Chateau partners with Los Angeles Confidential magazine and Platform Media Group to produce a 100% sustainable, private, charity event that keeps on giving.

Some of the companies/services featured at the three day Chateau event include:

Brazilian Best Hotels/Kiaroa Eco Luxury Resort trips
Organic To Go Chefs
Solar/Hybrid Cruise Cars shuttling Celebrities/Media/VIP guests
PURE Eco-Designer furniture
Salah of Beverly Hills designer gowns
Global Health and wellness products
Lamborghini jewelry, sunglasses, and watches
Dick DeLaCruz designer golf putters
Good Attitude environmental cleaning products
Day Spa beauty services with organic skincare products
Bronzetique spray tanning, which will pamper guests each day

Eldergods Organic Skin Care line (see full story below)
Celebrity Portraiture Studio by Wire Image photographer Michael Bezjian where guests can sit for a portrait while learning more about Going Green.

Another highlight of the event involves the Environmental Media Association (EMA), which will be collecting cell phones for recycling. Cell phones contain toxic parts and must be properly recycled. A portion of the proceeds from recycling will go to help fund EMA's programs. Eco-conscious guests can bring in old cell phones and help raise money for the environment. A percentage of Sponsor proceeds will be donated to the EMA.

Another charity element of the Chateau is the Celebrity Poker Challenge hosted by NewPoker.com to benefit The Creative Coalition, which will take place on Friday, Sep. 19 from 9PM -1AM, dealt by The Dealer Dolls. Fabulous prizes await some lucky players.

RELATED STORY: Eldergods Inc. Launches Organic Skin Care Line at Celebrity Green Gifting Chateau

Make-up Artist creates liquid moisturizers with matte finish for face and body

Eldergods Inc.'s new line of liquid moisturizers, including Nectar and Etiquette, will be featured products at this year's Emmy Awards at Debbie Durkin's Main Event Red Carpet Lounge and Green Suite/Celebrity Green Gifting Chateau produced by Durkin Entertainment.

In 2005, while working as a make-up artist on a TV series, Susan Hayward, Founder and President of Eldergods Inc., confronted the challenge that led to the creation of her new skin care line. "One of the actresses was suffering from severely dry skin because of acne medication," says Hayward. "She was hesitant to use a moisturizer because it felt heavy on her skin and she was concerned about breakouts. I had to get creative to cover the issue and make her HD camera ready."

That's when she began concept and production of Nectar and Etiquette -- lightweight, fast absorbing, spray on face and body moisturizers that dry matte. Since then, Hayward has used the line on various film, television and advertising shoots.

Julia Valente, a 20-year industry make-up veteran is currently using the line on the set of the TV series Going South. "We're shooting in HD, and the first day that I used Nectar on the lead actress, who has mature skin, the director noticed a difference in the smoothness and suppleness of her skin. With the volume of products available, it's great to have one created by someone who understands the industry, that's natural and organic and that preps the skin as beautifully as Nectar does."

Nectar is for normal to slightly dry skin, with a textured scent. Etiquette is for normal to oily skin, with a lighter, more citrus fragrance. All product ingredients are certified organic, organic or wild harvested. Alcohol, solvent and nut-free, the products are also not tested on animals.
"The majority of face and body moisturizers are either cream or oil-based," says Hayward. "Liquid with a matte finish is a whole new concept in moisturizing. You can use this product and avoid feeling greasy or coated. So it's great for both the industry and the discerning woman who wants one high end yet versatile product."

Nectar and Etiquette can be purchased online at www.eldergodsinc.com or at selected retailers. Make-up artists, hair stylists and wardrobe stylists can apply online for an industry discount card, offering 40% off of online purchases. For more information, please contact Susan Hayward at susan @ eldergodsinc.com or 416-828-2782 .

CONTACT INFORMATION for the Celebrity Green Gifting Chateau

Event Sponsorship/Poker Players: Debbie Durkin, producer: maineventlounge @ gmail.com or call 310-403-8834

Celebrity RSVP/Spa Appts: Carlos Mata, assistant to the producer: josec.mata @ gmail.com

Media/Celebrity Appts: (By invitation only) Henry Eshelman: heshelman @ platformgrp.com


Debbie Durkin is a TV/Film Brand Integration Producer whose recent credits include Nat'l Lampoon's Cattle Call, Blades of Glory, Rocky Balboa, The Bonnie Hunt Show, and Sundance Celebrity Swag Hunt. Debbie has been producing live events since 1975 when doing Public Relations for the NFL/ Chicago Bears as the owner of one of the top Modeling & Talent Agencies in Chicago/Beverly Hills for over 20 years. Debbie received the 2007 Appreciation Award from spcaLA Friends for Life where she and her dog are an Animal Assist -Therapy Team. Main Event Red Carpet Lounges and Green Suites have raised over $13K for Charities since 2007. For more information about Debbie Durkin and the events she produces, please visit www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com.


Environmental Media Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 founded in 1989 by Cindy and Alan Horn and Lyn and Norman Lear. EMA's network of environmentally-conscious celebrities, tastemakers, not-for-profit organizations and corporations continues to be one of our greatest assets. From Hollywood royalty to the hottest new celebrities to cutting-edge businesses that work towards environmental change every day, EMA is a powerful force that brings powerful people together on the path to a healthier planet. EMA puts the public in touch with Hollywood's most in-demand environmentalists. www.ema-online.org


The Creative Coalition ( TCC ) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity organized by prominent figures in the creative community for the purpose of bringing together people in the arts and letters in order to learn about pressing issues so they can better inform the community and nation. www.thecreativecoalition.org.