Archive for the ‘PowerUP’ Category
This award recognizes Amazing Gay Women and Men who are working, creating and changing lives as they continue their way up the ladder of success.
The recipients receive their award at the 11thAnnual Power Premiere Celebrity Gala on November 6, 2011 in Hollywood, California.
Here are the ten remarkable women that were nominated:
She ran away from her small town home in Louisiana to pursue a career in television and film when she was just 16 years old; with only 150 dollars to her name, Katherine slept in her car in the parking lot of a Hollywood motel. Katherine’s extensive list of film and television credits include three seasons of the Emmy-Award winning show “The Osbournes”, the highly-acclaimed show “Newlyweds” starring Jessica Simpson, and MTV’s groundbreaking “The Real World”. She helmed MTV’s “There and Back”, the latest season of “Meet the Barkers” with Blink182 drummer Travis Barker, and directed and produced “The Simple Life” starring Paris Hilton.
Katherine moved into directing feature film several years ago, Katherine’s first feature film, Loving Annabelle (writer/director), starring Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry and Academy Award nominee Kevin McCarthy, made its premier at the prestigious Cinequest Film Festival in 2006, and won both the “Audience Award” and “Best Actress Award” at Outfest. Katherine just wrapped the documentary film, Face 2 Face in which she traveled the country to meet 50 random facebook friends. Katherine is a member of the Directors Guild of America (DGA).
She first came to public attention as a fashion model in Europe and NYC, working with acclaimed photographers such as Patrick Demarchelier, Michel Comte and Terry Richardson. While she still occasionally models for exceptional assignments (she was featured in the pages of Vogue magazine just this year) her focus is now on her burgeoning career as an actress. 2011 has already been a fruitful year for Jessica with appearances in ABC’s ‘State Of Georgia’, HBO/Cinemax’s ‘Chemistry” and her starring feature debut in director Nicole Conn’s newest film ‘A Perfect Ending’. Proudly and publicly out as a lesbian, Jessica is happily married to Lacey Stone. Jessica is known for being in communication with her fan base. She is humbled to be of contribution to those who are young and coming to understanding about their own identities.
Last weekend I have attended another Annual POWER UP Premiere Gala that was honoring gay women and men in showbiz who helped to shape public opinion and social growth. This year it was POWER UP 10th Anniversary and it’s just simply amazing how much POWER UP had accomplished in this pretty short time.
Honoring 10 Amazing Gay Women & 10 Amazing Gay Men in Showbiz
6:00 Celebrity Pre-Party
7:00 – 9:00 Power Premiere
To be held in Hollywood California
Location TBA and emailed to you
The Power Premiere Celebrity Gala is a swank, celebrity-studded cocktail party with women & men celebrating important achievements. They’ll be music, mixing & mingling with touching, inspirational presentations and a good time.
$125 General Ticket (7pm arrival)
holders have a no host bar, complementary hors d’oeuvres, complementary desserts, tribute book, and arrive at 7:00pm.
$500 Power Ticket (6pm arrival)
holders have seating, complementary open bar, complementary hors d’oeuvres, complementary desserts, tribute book, tickets to the celebrity pre-party and arrive at 6:00pm.
$5,000 Power Table (6pm arrival)
10 Tickets, will include seating, complementary open bar, complementary hors d’oeuvres, complementary desserts, a full page ad in our tribute book, tribute book, tickets to the celebrity pre-party for 10.