Ebony Magazine Hosts the 3rd Annual Pre-Oscar Party Honoring Some of the Best in the Business

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GBK Productions will host a luxury gift suite lounge at the Official Ebony Magazine Pre-Oscar Party for V.I.P. invitees and honorees including Quincy Jones, Denzel Washington, Ruby Dee and Queen Latifah. Guests will enjoy a range of exquisite gifts and services such as destination trips, extravagant jewelry, designer apparel, as well as pampering products & treatments, plus a few extra surprises.

It is a pleasure to be donating 20% of our event to African-American organizations committed to providing a brighter future for our youth.

GBK Productions, which took home last year's Biz Bash Best Gift Bag Award, is joining forces with Ebony Magazine to make this year's Official Ebony Pre-Oscars Party the most impressive yet. GBK will present top-performers and Hollywood legends like honorees Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Quincy Jones and Ruby Dee remarkable gifts from across the country. GBK's generosity goes beyond indulging celebrities; proceeds from every GBK event are contributed to various charities. Beneficiaries of Thursday's elite suite will be Educating Young Minds and the John H. Johnson School of Communications. GBK President/CEO Gavin Keilly says, "It is a pleasure to be donating 20% of our event to African-American organizations committed to providing a brighter future for our youth."

Last year's Ebony Pre-Oscar party guest list boasted a roster that included Eddie Murphy, Forrest Whitaker, Halle Berry, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, Will.i.Am, Ludacris, Chris Brown, Bow Wow, and many other African-American entertainment icons. This year's attendees will collect a luxury selection of high-end jewelry, watches and diamond design services, i-phones and custom cases, designer fashion apparel and accessories, beauty products and cosmetic treatments, destination trips and eco-friendly travel, plus tasty treats and refreshing libations.

S.Brown Design shows diamonds are a celeb's best friend. Designer Steven Brown will offer Hollywood stars custom diamond detailing on fine jewelry. S.Brown specializes in signature watch designs and personalizing pieces with the owner's vision and style. Celebrities will also be receiving premium Croton watches. European glamour has a presence too with Israeli-imported jewelry by Smadar and Hely presented by Patooties Boutique. Patooties will offer a choice of elegant, red carpet ready items.

I-C Hope is giving out the infamous i-Phone to keep celebs connected. Gilty Couture will make it sparkle with their Swarovski Crystal studded metal cases customized for the phones, i-Pods and other gadgets.

Vh1 Honors-recognized iKY Clothing will premiere its cutting-edge collection of designer gear. A new celebrity-favorite in rock couture wear, iKY was a hit at major tradeshows and the latest buzz in the entertainment style circuit. To make sure celebs are rockstar-chic head to toe, uber-trendy FP Jeans will be giving away designer denim to the fashion-forward celebs.

Famous for their ceramic, ionic hair technology, Farouk will be providing celebrities hair products and tools. 3-Lab will give stars their nationally-acclaimed face products, including the ultimate anti-aging lotion sold exclusively at Barney's New York. Electric Body will further upgrade rigorous celebrity beauty regimens with a non-toxic skin care line that is electrically formulated, using award-winning science. Dougherty Laser will be giving the gift of sight, providing guests with gift certificates for lasik eye surgery. Dr. Austin's VIP Smiles will make stars smile bright with cosmetic dental makeovers and whitening treatments.

Metropolitan Gifts will offer home décor candles and delicious snacks. Heineken will suit up celebs with mini-keg backpacks and kegerators. World Poker Tour will deal out a $25,000 buy-in to their Celebrity Invitational Tournament coming up March 1st. Geo Visions is inviting VIP's to give and receive; they will sponsor a humanitarian adventure trip to any of their international destinations. Eco Nation Car Service will chauffer celebs in environmentally-friendly hybrid vehicles.

In support of social awareness and global activism, GBK continues to donate gift bags and funds raised in every event to worthy causes. Celebrity guests who attend the events make it possible for GBK to give back to the community, and in turn, receive the gift of giving.

About GBK:
GBK Productions (formerly GBK Events), founded in 2000 by Gavin B. Keilly, is an event productions company specializing in weddings, fund raising for major charitable organizations, and celebrity events. GBK Productions has helped non-profit clients raise millions of dollars and produces the most-sought after gift suites, including Oscar & Emmy Suites, Lounges for the Golden Globes, as well as various other award shows.

For additional information about GBK Productions, please visit http://www.GBKProductions.com or http://www.GBKWeddings.com

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