Sports 1 Marketing Highlights World's Finest at Newport Beach Film Festival

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Producers and directors joined athletes and celebrities at the Sunset Series on Friday night at the SOCO Courtyard in Costa Mesa, Calif.

Sports 1 Marketing: A Warren Moon Enterprise helped to put on one of the best events to launch the eight-day Film Festival on Friday night at the Sunset Series. Amongst these famous attendees were high net worth individuals, members of the media, and avid film connoisseurs. All those in attendance received gift bags packed to the brim, while the numerous super stars and celebrities indulged in Sports 1’s lavish gifting suite. The Presenting Sponsor Brock Beauty gifted its Hairfinity Hair Vitamins, which were a huge hit. Others gave sunglasses, accessories for cell phones, JLab headphones, Sprinkles cupcakes, and gift certificates to various stores around Newport Beach. There was also a silent auction set up by The Legends Group that helped raise money for Warren Moon’s 26-year old charity, The Crescent Moon Foundation.        

Among those in attendance were Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon, superstar safety and radio personality Vencie Glenn, two-time Olympic Volleyball hero Donald Suxho, as well as one of the 50 Greatest San Diego Chargers and long time TV/radio sportscaster Hank Bauer, along with many more sports and movie superstars.

The event began with a cocktail hour where David Meltzer CEO of Sports 1 Marketing welcomed over 300 guests, followed by a screening of the original film Slow West, ending with an after party immediately after at the SOCO Courtyard in Costa Mesa, Calif.

“I look forward to this festival every year because these people get to show off all their hard work, creativity, and talent,” said nine-time Pro Bowler and 2006 Hall of Fame inductee, Warren Moon.

“It’s great seeing all these people come together to show their appreciation for the art of film. I really appreciate all the sponsors, the Sports 1 Marketing team, and all the volunteers that made it possible,” added CEO, and best-selling author, David Meltzer.

The Newport Beach Film Festival will conclude on Thursday April 30th, and will spotlight 350 films from 50 countries over the course of the 8 days.

About Sports 1 Marketing
President and Founder Warren Moon and CEO David Meltzer have built Sports 1 Marketing’s reputation with over three decades of success. With over $2 billion negotiated previously with Leigh Steinberg Enterprises, the Sports 1 Marketing team has the tools, resources, and expertise to further strengthen its clients’ position in the sports and entertainment world. Sports 1 Marketing focuses on creating strong alliances with its clients to build mutually beneficial relationships by connecting products and companies with experienced marketing, placement, and representation. Working closely with over 100 charitable foundations, such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and The Crescent Moon Foundation, the team at Sports 1 continues to emphasize the importance and value of linking business with giving back to the community.

About The Newport Beach Film Festival
The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. Committed to enlightening the public with a first-class international film program as well as providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities, the festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films. The festival supports the creation and advancement of innovative and artistic cinematic works from both emerging and seasoned filmmakers and proudly embraces the passion, vision, and independent spirit of these talented artists. With the integration of the local community and educational institutions, the festival stimulates an interest in the study and appreciation of film and encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to participate.

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