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2012 Academy Award nominees, past and present will once again be in full force, as they come out for a star-studded afternoon of camaraderie and praise for young up-and-coming film talent at the Multicultural Motion Picture Association’s (MMPA’s) 19th annual Oscar® Week luncheon.

The annual event will this year be held at the Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles, on Friday, February 24th, at 12:00pm, and as in previous years, will be among the highlights of the week’s activities leading up to the Oscars.  The MMPA’s annual luncheon will again be among the hottest tickets in town, this year made even hotter by the buzz surrounding many Golden Globe winners and potential Academy nominees already slated to attend this star-studded affair.

The event, which annually plays host to some of Hollywood’s notable Academy Award nominees and previous winners, will again support talented young filmmaking in their projected endeavors.  Known for bringing out celebrities, producers, directors and writers in support of talented student filmmakers, the affair will only be heightened this year, as many international artists known for some of the year’s hottest sleeper hits have already confirmed their desire to be a part of what has become known as a precursor to the Oscar weekend festivities.

As a part of the annual afternoon affair, awards are presented annually, to filmmakers selected for their creative achievements, vision and technical talent, and in addition to financial awards toward their tuition, film companies traditionally arrange gifts of technical support for scholarship recipients.  MMPA president Jarvee Hutcherson, stated that “after a solid year of burgeoning creative accomplishments on the part of our diverse film community, it continues to be inspiring to see the level of Hollywood talent who continue to express their desire to be a part of this afternoon of philanthropy and giving.”

The prestigious organization of actors, cinematographers, editors, writers, and directors has in the past played host to an array of celebrities and nominees from Salma Hayek, Robert DeNiro, Kate Winslet andDjimon Hounsou to Sandra Bullock, Denzel Washington, and Leonardo DiCaprio among others.  The luncheon is always anticipated and remembered for its spontaneous surprises of high-profile guests and the goodwill shared among colleagues, coming out in support of talented emerging artists.  For further information and tickets contact the MMPA office at (310)497-4554.

WHERE: Sofitel Hotel Los Angeles

8555 Beverly Boulevard Beverly Hills, CA 90048

WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2012

11:00 am – Media Check-In

11:30 pm – Red Carpet Arrivals

12:00 pm – Luncheon & Awards

GENERAL TICKETS: Limited amount of tickets are available for sale from $150 and Up purchase them online at

PRESS/MEDIA: For Red Carpet Access Only, Contact: Alex Leon at World Wide Vital Marketing Public Relations email: and For Red Carpet Access & Seated Lunch Contact: Steven Escobar at


About The Multicultural Motion Picture Association:
The MMPA is a 501 © 3 non-profit arts organization that provides scholarships annually to a certain number of qualified film students and trade guild apprentices who have shown dedication and talent for furthering their studies in the cinematic arts. The MMPA’s annual Oscar Week Luncheon is always a highly anticipated afternoon event amid sumptuous mid-day dining where talented young filmmakers intermingle with Academy Award® nominees and studio executives. The MMPA utilizes committed individuals who bring their skills and commitment to schools, as well as youth and civic organizations, where teens and young adults need career mentoring, coupled with equipment and technical support. The Multicultural Motion Picture Association is also the producer of the Diversity Awards. For more information visit

468 N. Camden Drive, Suite 200  Beverly Hills, California Ph: 310 497-4554

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Steven Escobar of Diversity News Magazine to Cover 2011 American Music Awards and Wearing Kevin James Fashion

Esteban Steven EscobarCongratulations to our client Esteban “Steven” Escobar, Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine who was approved to attend The American Music Awards 2011 and will be wearing Kevin James Fashion inspired by The King of Pop Michael Jackson.

The 2011 American Music Awards will be held on Sunday, November 20, 2011, at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.

Read what some of his industry friends say about him:

“Congratulations to you, Steven Escobar and Diversity News for being accredited to cover the prestigious 2011 American Music Awards. Well done! Continue and stay with quality organizations and “A” list events and people. Always associate with the best! Best wishes.” said Dr. Mark Valinsky President of Valinsky Media Group.

“Congratulations on covering the 2011 American Music Awards Steven Escobar! I can’t wait to hear your report on this event!” said Recording Artist Fawn.

“There is one and very important moment coming up, and that’s the 2011 American Music Awards. And what a better choice to cover the event than Steven Escobar, the Editor-in-Chief of Diversity News Magazine! Congrats, Steven!!! A very well deserved honor!” said Aura Imbarus, PhD., Motivational speaker and author of Pulitzer Prize memoir entry “Out of the Transylvania Night”.

You can read the entire story on Diversity News Magazine at

Once again Congratulations to Esteban “Steven” Escobar!

Photo credit to: Ali Bigdeli from Close Up Photography and Modeling

Maria Amor Featured Coverage on Multiple Media and Press Organizations

Please see photos, stories and videos of our client Maria Amor who have been featured in multiple media and press organizations.

Maria Amor on Diversity News MagazineSee what others are saying about Maria Amor

I’m a doer not a talker. I execute my vision and live my passion, ruler of my own kingdom, designer of my own destiny and dreams~ Maria Amor

Maria Amor is a visionary, a leader and a woman of substance. She has been a powerhouse of creativity and business acumen that are dedicated to empowering women and children throughout the world. She started with the non-profit organization she founded in the Philippines in 2003, KATAWANG PINOY (Filipino Body), a fitness and wellness based organization whose mission was to uplift the lives of the Filipino fitness instructors and enthusiasts. After eight years, Maria is back to continue what she started through EXOTIFIT FOR HUMANITY, a US based charity foundation with a promise to promote health, fitness, beauty and arts to underprivileged women and children and disabled people.
Maria Amor is a combination of gifted and ambitious, transforming her visions for success into reality. Her legacy is widely recognized by her Angels, Goddesses and Exoti-Ladies; groups that she created, utilizing beauty and talents for humanity. With EXOTIFIT INTERNATIONAL, a fitness and entertainment company she incorporated in 2009, Maria continues to spread her passion in arts, dancing and entrepreneurship.
Beauty, Brains and Big heart, Maria is a new breed of business and fitness icon. Living her famous quote “I’m a doer not a talker. I execute my vision and live my passion, ruler of my own kingdom, designer of my own destiny and dreams”, there is no stopping Maria Amor!

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About Maria Amor:
Maria Amor is an AFAA (Aerobics and Fitness Association of America) Certified Aerobics Intructor, DVIDA (Dance Vision International Dance Association) Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor, a Paint Artist and Entrepreneur. Maria Amor is also the Founder and Creator of ExotifitTM and President of MLT Enterprises, also CEO & President of Exotifit For Humanity & Exotifit International. For more information visit