GBK Productions has helped non-profit clients raise millions
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 18, 2007
GBK Productions honored the 2007 Emmy Nominees and Presenters with their Annual Emmy Suite that took place on September 13th & 14th at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. GBK Productions, recipient of BizBash's "Best Gift Bag Award" for its 2006 Emmy Gift Suite, offered its guests the opportunity to walk away with scores of gifts and travel packages totaling over $100,000, while providing indulgences such as on-site spa and beauty treatments.
GBK Productions had more celebrities come through their suite than any of the other Emmy Suites. Some of the celebs that walked out with a myriad of gifts include, Beau Bridges, Bradley Whitford, Cheryl Hines, Debra Messing, Greg Grunberg, Leeza Gibbons, Lorraine Bracco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Mario Lopez, Michael Buble, Paula Abdul, and Seth Green
When Gavin Keilly, founder of both GBK Productions and Official Celebrity Gift Bags LLC, launched his companies he set out to make a difference in the world. At this year's suite, GBK Productions donated 20% of its proceeds to four charities: Jane Kaczmarek and Bradley Whitford's Clothes Off Our Back, Kevin Bacon's 6 Degrees, The Humane Society and the Harbor Foundation. Additionally, each charity was given the opportunity to be in the gift suite to educate the celebrities about the work they are doing in the world. They were also given one of the $100,000 gift bags that they could auction off. A Rose of Thanks also was a hit; allowing the celebrities to write a thank you card to the troops that are fighting for our country.
Gavin Keilly said "It is my absolute pleasure to be donating over $400,000 in products & services and over $25,000 cash to these charities. I love helping as many causes as I can."
Celebrities who visited GBK's suite had a great time viewing the newest tech gadgets, health procedures, elite fashion accessories, and spa products on the market, including: a 'Foundation Room' Gold Membership from the House of Blues; lasik eye surgery from Dougherty Laser; a $10,000 certificate to Renaissance Health Centers; beautiful lingerie from Aline Alcantara; a $20,000 gift certificate to Iron Horse Trike Works towards the building of a custom motor bike and Mp4 Player Watches and spy equipment from Alexander Innovation Wizard.
The guests were pleased to have the opportunity to enjoy vacation and travel packages including: a phenomenal Mexican vacation and stay in one of El Dorado Spa Resorts and Azul hotels; A three hour private cocktail cruise on a yacht from American Yacht Carriers; an I to I Travel 'volunteer vacation' to one of 500 locations around the world for up to 3 months; and $4,000 worth of private chartered 'fly time' from Bombardier SkyJet. Of course if the celebrity is going away their needs to be week long spa vacation for the celebrity's pet too, which was provided from Aunt B's Pet Resort, which was certainly a hit as many said they wanted to give their pet that special treatment too. Another hit was the "Komfort Controlled Pet Carrier" which was given to the celebs with pets to make traveling easier too. Finally Virgin America gave the celebrities a round trip ticket to travel anywhere they fly, so they can experience this new fantastic Entertainment Airline. To make these trips even more comfortable Tabu gave out their comfy t-shirt & jackets with a 'meaning behind everything they produce'.
Before they go on their vacation, they can get ready with their free Year Membership that they received from Crunch Fitness. If they need a little work on their teeth (we won't mention any names) Dr. Catrise Austin provided $5,000 worth of smile makeover services, including teeth whitening, Da Vinci Veneers, Porcelain Fillings. If the celebrities don't have the time to lay out or go spray tanning, Aqua Tan has the perfect solution with their unbelievable Self Tanning cream. They can also get for the beach with the in home liposuction cream from "It Works" that was given out. Sphatika provided an amazing travel kit with all their luxurious products and of course no one walked away without the Amazing Sunglasses from Cinzia Eyecare.
Other gifts included an invitation and buy-in to the World Poker Tour's Celebrity Poker Tournament ; A Private Party at K1 Speed Motor Way; Perfect for the Emmy's a pearl necklaces from Linsey Marie Pearls & a Elegant Maya Hand Bag; gorgeous belts by a company that is sure to be a big hit B.E.L.T.S., Special Games from Hasbro, including the Operation Kit, George Foreman Grills & a Juiceman Blender from Salton Inc.; perfume & cologne from Beauty Contact ; organic robes from Eco Baby; BodyGlow spray tans; a year supply of vitamins and detox products from Happy Bodies; $600 of phenomenal winkle cream, exclusively at Barney's New York from 3 Lab; Medi-Rub Corp. Foot and Back Massagers; custom made invitations and stationary by Wrapsody; A year supply of the healthy Cheia Vida, Ethos Fuel Re-Formulator and another big hit was an assortment of green products from Metropolitan Gifts.
Guests were also be privy to on-site spa treatments including: manicures & pedicures and massages by the Roosevelt Spa; make-up applications and product from Jane Iredale; onsite restylane & botox treatments and facials from RENAISSANCE Health Center. California BodyGlow was also on hand doing Spray Tanning and Esuchen was there analyzing the celebs hair and giving them the exact shampoo that is appropriate for their hair.
Earthly Body had their amazing massage oil candles, Revitalash was another hit giving out their amazing product that helps extend eyelashes, as well Nature Bright was their with their Natural Rejuvenation System; Barbar handed out the same blow dryers and curling irons that Jennifer Aniston uses and much more. Finally Koolaburra gave out with their gorgeous boots that were the talk of Sundance and the suite for that matter.
No suite is complete without a bar. GBK had an amazing Pinot Noir from Cambria Vinyards, Asombroso tequila poured their high end tequila, and Heineken gave out mini-kegs as well serving their premiere beer. Ritual Supper Club was their serving the best of their appetizers, and giving out certificates to attend their fantastic restaurant.
For the celebs that didn't want to go out to eat out, Fresh Dining was on hand giving out certificates for a week of healthy/tasty meals delivered to their doors.
Of course no suite is complete without supplying a few things for the celebrities with children including unique skin products from Noli & Noli, amazing Clothes from Sophie Catalou, precious "Dabib" waterproof bibs, and the most adorable baby bottle covers from Lily Bugs.
GBK Productions (formerly GBK Events), founded in 2000 by Gavin B. Keilly, is an event productions company specializing in fund raising for major charitable organizations and celebrity events. "GBK Productions has helped non-profit clients raise millions" of dollars and produces the industry's most-sought after gift suites, including EXTRA's Oscar & Emmy Suites, Lounges for the Golden Globes, as well as various other award shows. Headquartered in Hollywood, California, GBK productions serves multinational charities and corporations throughout the world. For additional information about GBK Productions, please visit http://www.GBKProductions.com.
About the Charities:
Clothes Off Our Back
The Clothes Off Our Back foundation is a 501c3 organization that hosts charity auctions showcasing today's hottest celebrity attire. Items are put up for bid to the public with proceeds going to benefit children's charities. Clothes Off Our Back was founded by actors and philanthropists Jane Kaczmarek ('Malcolm in the Middle') and Bradley Whitford ('The West Wing,' 'Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip') whose efforts, along with their celebrity and designer friends have helped improve the lives of children across the globe.
http://www.SixDegrees.org was started with the nonprofit Network for Good in January 2007, more than 10 years after the game, 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon' made the rounds of college campuses and lived on to be a shorthand term for the small world phenomenon. You've probably heard of the Six Degrees concept. Any one person is connected to any other person through six or fewer relationships, because it's a small world. SixDegrees.org is about using this idea to accomplish something good. It's social networking with a social conscience. Through their web site, you can support your favorite charities by donating or creating fundraising badges -- as well as check out the favorite causes of other people, including celebrities.
The Humane Society:
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has worked since 1954 to promote the protection of all animals. With nearly ten million members and constituents, The HSUS is the nation's largest and most powerful animal protection organization, working in the United States and abroad to defend the interests of animals. HSUS celebrates the human-animal bond, and they fight animal cruelty and abuse in all of its forms.
The Harbor Foundation:
Harbor Foundation is building a bridge to a better tomorrow for today's challenged youth. Reaching out to children across America, our mission is to give opportunity to those who face the daily hardships of a physical disability, an underprivileged environment, or other unique circumstance. The Harbor Foundation's goal is to provide these youth with the education and resources they need to excel in their early years, in hopes that a positive and constructive influence today will help them become an active, educated and contributing member of society tomorrow.