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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

Photo flyer credit to: A&G Entertainment Productions

Maria Amor Attends Jarvee Hutcherson Birthday Bash

Steven R Scott-Major interviews for Diversity News TV our client Maria Amor at Jarvee Hutcherson Birthday Bash held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Hollywood, CA.

Steven Escobar Attends Jarvee Hutcherson Birthday Bash

Actor and Host Irving C. Spivak interviews for Diversity News TV our client Steven Escobar from Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio at Jarvee Hutcherson Birthday Bash held on Sunday, June 12, 2011 in Hollywood, CA.

Photo credit to: Irving C. Spivak