The Hollywood Graffiti Gown AIDS Awareness Documentary Receives Award for Best International Documentary

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The Hollywood Graffiti Gown Documentary has been awarded Best International Documentary at the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival and its World Premiere will be screened at the festival held at the Lake Arrowhead Resort and Spa in Southern California on May 6, 2006

It was recently announced that "The Hollywood Graffiti Gown" a feature length documentary produced by Classic Media Entertainment a London based Production Company was selected to receive the BEST INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY award from the Lake Arrowhead Film Festival in California. The Documentary will have its World Premiere at the festival with a question-and-answer session immediately following the screening.

The film takes a very inspiring look at the twenty-five year project undertaken by Jerry Skeels and Randy McLaughlin of Jeran Design notable Los Angeles based designers for America’s A list celebrities. They have created one of the world’s most glamorous gowns which will one day be auctioned off with all proceeds going towards many HIV/AIDS awareness charities. The Hollywood Graffiti Gown, an act of charity that will have a huge impact on AIDS awareness worldwide is a philanthropic vision that will significantly impact HIV/AIDS Fundraising and Awareness around the globe.

To date, a plethora of over 400 of the worlds most influential and glamorous women have donated their signatures, to be hand-beaded onto a striking black velvet floor length couture gown. Stars who have contributed their signatures include Sharon Stone, Elizabeth Taylor and Barbara Streisand. There are now plans for the gown to tour the globe.

The resulting documentary is a heartfelt and eloquent piece of film making and captures a magical moment in history to share with the rest of humanity. The audience will come to see the truthful depiction of these two gifted Emmy nominated Hollywood costume designers from a completely different perspective. Alongside their account, the film also explores the struggle of people involved with AIDS by sensitively examining the social and ethical issues involved. The film includes interviews examining the importance of AIDS awareness from celebrities, experts in the field and ordinary people whose lives have been changed forever through the loss of loved ones and close friends.

The film was produced by Tyrone Murphy CEO of Classic Media Entertainment and was directed by Annelie Wilder who recently directed “The Ice Maker” Tyrone Murphy, has also produced another AIDS awareness documentary on the Life Ball in Vienna - Europe’s largest and liveliest charity night that is attended by over 6,000 revelers annually The documentary includes interviews with A list celebrities such as Heidi Klum, Sir Elton John, Donatella Versace, Liza Minnelli and a host of royals and dignitaries from all over Europe.

“Many people affected by HIV/AIDS feel they cannot make a difference when confronted with the array of problems encountered in dealing with this deadly disease,” emphasized Murphy. “However; by focusing on AIDS awareness we feel we are making a significant contribution to the cause of AIDS around the world” he added.

For Further information, please contact Tyrone Murphy

Classic Media Entertainment Studio 501, 223 Regents St, London W1B 2QD United Kingdom

Tel: +44 1633 668080

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