Los Angeles, CA, September 23, 2013 – LA’s leading sustainable film and television producer Debbie Durkin hosted her end of summer 7th Annual Eco Emmys “Empowering Women” pre-Emmys Party honoring the 2013 Emmy® Award Nominees and Presenters, Women in the Arts, and those who support them. This lavish eco-friendly event took place at the historic Pickford Mansion in Hancock Park, where Durkin showcased luxury lifestyle and sustainable products, while raising awareness for the event’s charity partners, The Lucy Pet Foundation and WOW Voices (With Our Words, Inc.).

The party was catered by local L.A. restaurant Fresh & Meaty Burgers, who provided on-site fresh turkey, veggie, or beef burgers and amazing seasoned fries with vegan ice cream and AVO bowls provided by Organic Oasis. Guests also enjoyed complimentary signature organic cocktails from MAYA Tequila, and cholesterol-and-gluten free Coco Libre Organic Coconut Water. On display were exquisite high-end fashions from MK Marisa Kenson Collections, custom jewelry and belts by Deborah Gaspar Jewelry Designs, luggage collections provided by Travelers’ Choice Travelware, Absolute Vital Care Bodyworks (massage by L.A.’s neckwork expert), Canine Caviar (grain-free and alkaline-based pet food), DROOL (dog walking, sitting, and loving care), HAI MP3 (hairstyling flat iron with internal MP3 player), Iobella USA – Fitness (body-shaping spa), Justin’s Organic Peanut Butter Cups, Minky Couture (made-in-USA luxury blankets), Marjorie’s Bazaar (handmade leather shoes for men and women), Under Canvas Group (Glamping in Moab Utah Under Canvas and Yellowstone Under Canvas), Flaunter App (an app for gym rats and fitness enthusiasts), The Spice Lab (Himalayan Salt shot glasses), Serengeti Eyewear (world’s best driving sunglasses).

Live music was provided while our WireImage “Empowering Women of the Arts” Celebrity Portrait Gallery, presented by Marjorie’s Bazaar, was a “must stop” for Celebrities in support of the cause. M.A.C. Cosmetics provided make-up touchups.
Among those who enjoyed this event were feature film director, screenwriter, actor Shane Black (“Iron Man”) RJ Mitte ( EMMY WINNER “Breaking Bad”), Cassie Scerbo (“Sharknado”), Ashley Jones (“The Bold and the Beautiful,” “90210,” “True Blood”), Kristina Anapau (“True Blood”), producer and director Penny Marshall, Sheree Fletcher, Shamicka Lawrence and Daphne Wayans from VH1’s “Hollywood Exes”), Bethany Joy Lenz (“Dexter” and “One Tree Hill”), Wes Ramsey (“Pretty Little Liars”), Super Model Janice Dickinson, Octavius J. Johnson (“Ray Donovan”), Dorian Missick (“Southland”), Daniela Bobadilla (“Anger Management”), Omar Dorsey (“Django Unchained”), Zane Stephens (“Vampire Diaries”), Kate Linder (“The Young and the Restless”), Keith Robinson (“Dream Girls”), 4-time EMMY nominee Sharon Lawrence (“Rizzoli & Isles” and “NYPD Blue”), GRAMMY nominated artist and songwriter TANK, three-time GRAMMY Award winner Prinz, and many, many more.

Charity partners included The Lucy Pet Foundation (http://lucypetfoundation.org/), a mobile clinic that offers free spay/neuter and adoptions to help reduce pet overpopulation and find forever homes for millions of loving dogs and cats, and WOW Voices (With Our Words, Inc.), a youth development nonprofit from Stockton, California, that inspires literacy and artistry to raise awareness about the planet. At-risk students from Stockton transform eco-themed ideas from stars in the entertainment industry into original performance poetry.

Source: Durkin Entertainment