Debbie Durkin to Host Main Event Red Carpet Lounge in Park City

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Sundance veteran Debbie Durkin will host Main Event Red Carpet Lounge & Green Suite in partnership with lifestyle experts Platform Media Group to honor the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Sundance veteran Debbie Durkin will host Main Event Red Carpet Lounge & Green Suite in partnership with lifestyle experts Platform Media Group to honor the 2009 Sundance Film Festival after hosting a successful Green Suite for the 2008 Primetime Emmys. By night, the space features a Celebrity Charity Poker Challenge hosted by Jamie Gold (WSOP Champion) and Yancey Arias (Knight Rider) to benefit Don Cheadle & Annie Duke's Ante Up for Africa; Lives To Save (LTS); and Mekhi Phifer's (ER) The Vine Group USA. In addition, the space will host parties for Sundance premieres "Adam" and "The Winning Season". By day, the Sundance Lounge features an acoustic jam stage and talent hospitality lounge, and a giving/gifting suite for Celebrities, press junkets for Sundance premieres "Spring Breakdown" and "Why We Laugh: Black Comedians on Black Comedy"; and an NFL Championship Viewing Party on Sunday featuring one-on-one "Heads-UP" Challenges where guests can challenge Jamie Gold and his celebrity friends benefitting MDA-ALS Division. All Main Events take place at the Hotel Park City, January 16-19th.

VIP guests will enjoy the intimate Hotel Park City resort while listening to music from Utah's Entourage Entertainment while recording artists and celebrities creating healing sounds with Luna Guitars and African Red Drums on our Acoustic Jam Stage, Sexy Bistro tapas bar prepared and served up by Chef Ian Brandt, immune boosting RooibosTea, and picking up must-have items from celebrity jewelry designer Kimberly Howard; Muscle Milk; ShelRae Jewelry; Vestalife lifestyle electronics; as well as eco-friendly products from Dogswell; mysmartpac personal care items for the traveler; healing herbal first aid spray Omyst; Me to We Responsible Style for the socially-conscious; Element Eden, and indulge in luxurious spa services with expert therapists from Elemis-Steiner Leisure and Bodyworkmall courtesy of Organic Spa Magazine, Ltd.

To honor the 2008 Primetime Emmy Awards, Debbie Durkin hosted the Main Event Red Carpet Lounge and Green Suite which was held on the private H.M. Warner (Warner Bros.) estate in Hancock Park in Los Angeles starting Thursday, September 18, 2008. That event brought VIP guests out to enjoy the warm sunshine, receive eco-friendly gifts and support the Environmental Media Association. Cruise Car was Durkin's choice for sustainable celebrity transportation. They donated a four-passenger Sunray solar-hybrid golf cart which was auctioned at EMA's Media Awards Silent Auction event on November 18, 2008.

At night Hollywood gathered together for a Celebrity Charity Poker Challenge with NewPoker.com. Guests included Ian Ziering (Dancing with the Stars), Mimi Rogers (My Boys), Ken Davitian (Get Smart), Tony Denison (The Closer), Annie Duke and Joe Reitman, among others.

Green Suite attendees listened to the music of DJ Hoe; sampled healthy appetizers from Carrie Wiatt's Diet Designs; Organic To Go; drinks from ultra-premium Flawless Vodka; O.N.E. Natural Experience, all natural Source Water; Air2Water atmospheric water generators; snacks from Crispy Cat, Pure Bar, Weil Bars and Raw Bars from African Red Tea; nutritious flaxseed from Flax USA; snapped by Wire Image on Pure eco-furniture by Ami McKay and 944 magazine photographers during their red carpet arrivals. Stars like AnnaLynne McCord (90210); Emmy Nominee Michael Emerson (Lost); Robert David Hall (CSI); Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives); Adrienne Curry (My Fair Brady); Sam Trammell (True Blood); Rich Sommer (Mad Men); May Wang (Do Not Disturb) and others choose jewelry from KHD Designs; Froote Jewelry; "Scruffs" from LA Artist Danny Maltzman; Lamborghini Travels' new line of chain link bracelets; organic dog biscuits from Happy Hounds; makeup and skincare products from Dimitri James Skinn Cosmetics; Tassi; Beauty Lash M.D.; innovative solar flashlights from Hybrid Solar Light; Chalina Alpaca scarves; Attitude Cleaning; Dr. Ellis Jones' new book; and kids' fashions from Spike and Annie.

Durkin's next event is slated for Oscars 2009 on Feb. 19 and 20th. For more information or to register to play in the celebrity challenges please contact Debbie Durkin at maineventlounge at gmail dot com, http://www.durkinentertainmentgroup.com.

Sundance Sponsors Include: African Red Tea; Beans & Brew Coffee House; Bodyworkmall; Boston Deli; Carrie Wiatt's Diet Designs; CTonics; Dakota Mountain Lodge-Waldorf Astoria Collection; Dogswell; Element Eden; Elemis -Steiner Leisure; Elitescene.com; For Every Body Candles; Hang It Right Draperies; Kimberly Howard Designs; Ideal Bite; Is Vodka; IZZE Beverage Company; Jonano Eco Collections; Kinko's; Lamborghini Travels; Luna Guitars; Me To We Responsible Style; MySmartPac.com; Muscle Milk; Omyst; Organic Spa Magazine,Ltd.; Pop Chips; Red Rock Brewing; Salty Horror Film Festival; Scenario Software; Slimming Machine.com; ShelRae Custom Jewelry; Stella Artois; Superlativeliving.com: Sweet Pea Floral; Utah Entourage Entertainment; Vestalife lifestyle electronics; and Sexy Bistro brownies and tapas bar from Chef Ian Brandt of Sage's Café & Cali's Foods.

Emmys Sponsors Included: Air2Water.org; Artist Danny Maltzman's eco-friendly paintings and Scruffs; Attitude Cleaning Products; Beauty Lash M.D.; Brazilian Best Hotels; Crispy Cat, Tree Huggin' Treats; Cruise Car; Darafeev Resort Furniture; Diet Designs; Froote Jewelry; ElderGods Skincare; Environmental Media Association; Flawless Vodka; FLAX USA; Happy Hounds Biscuits; HomeoCan; Hybrid Light; Ideal Bite; Ellis Jones, author of "A Better World Shopping Guide"; Kiaroa Resort-Brazil; Lamborghini Travels; Me To We Responsible Style; Midori Linen; Naturalight Chalina Alpaca wool scarves; Nature's Path, O.N.E. Coconut Water; Organic To Go; Pure-Eco Furniture Designs by Ami McKay; PureBar; Salah Gowns of Beverly Hills; Source Water; Spike & Annie; Tassi Company; Zank Hotel-Brazil; Skinn Dimitri James color Cosmetics makeovers; Wisteria Lane Organic Flower Shop.

About Durkin Entertainment: Debbie Durkin is a brand integration/product placement TV/Film Producer who connects brands with media. Recent credits include Bonnie Hunt TV Show, Blades of Glory, Rocky Balboa, National Lampoon's Cattle Call, The Sexiest Women of Reality TV, Los Angeles Confidential Magazine, and Sundance Celebrity Swag Hunt. Debbie is the Producer of the Main Event Red Carpet Lounges & Green Suites during Sundance, Oscars, and Emmys. Each giving/gifting lounge benefits a variety of Charities and is praised by media and entertainment industry as one of the best networking and brand product showcases, whether you are launching a new brand or re-inventing an existing one, in the current marketplace. In the past three years she has raised awareness and over $250,000.00 in goods and cash donations for a variety of Charities including the spcaLA, Invisible Children, Friends of Animals, and Environmental Media Association.

Media contacts:
Marilynne Mungovan
Henry Eshelman
PMG
mmungovan at platformgrp dot com
heshelman at platformgrp dot com
323.337.9042

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