BEVERLY HILLS, CA- Wardour Studios Hollywood Stars Gala Academy Awards Oscars Viewing Party was a success as many celebrities walked the red carpet, enjoyed a hosted VIP reception then dined on a four-course sit-down dinner while viewing the 90th Academy Awards.
The Hollywood Stars Gala Oscars event was held on Sunday, March 4, inside the elegant ballroom of the newly completed Beverly Hills Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
Celebrities and guests filled the ballroom in support of the evening’s theme “Women in Entertainment.”
The grand evening started as celebrities walked the red carpet into the luxurious hotel including Gretchen Rossi (“OC Housewives”), Jesse Metcalfe (“Desperate Housewives”), Janice Dickinson (“The Janice Dickinson Show”), Jimmy Jean Louis (“Joy”), Melia Kreiling (“The Last Tycoon,” “Tyrant”), and Erika Alexander (“Get Out”), Angelina Leo, (International Actress and TV Host), 2017 Primetime Emmy Award winner Kim Estes (“Dicks”), 2015-2017 Daytime Emmy Award winner Celeste Fianna (“The Bay”), Arthur Sarkissian (“The Foreigner”, “Rush Hour”), Dan Katzman (“Stuart Little 2”, “Roots”) and their guests were entertained during the hosted VIP Cocktail Reception by Deejay Tolula Adeyemi.
“It was so great to see so many celebrities, producers, music industry people, guest support this fabulous event, and especially gratifying to see everyone here stepping up to bring female filmmakers onto equal standing, as they should have always been” said Steven Nia, Chairman and CEO of Wardour Studios. “We here at Wardour Studios are committed to aggressively keep the movement going forward as the industry enters this new era.”
Tables in the ballroom were decorated with gorgeous floral arrangements by George Ortega, Creative Floral Director of “Square Root,” which matched the elegance of the evening only the Waldorf Astoria could provide.
During the hosted VIP Cocktail Reception guests were able to catch glimpses of the Oscars® red carpet arrivals at the Dolby Theater on the screens around the room. While waiting for the Oscars® ceremony to begin, guests had the chance to smile and pose for the camera in the Socal Mirror Photo Booth, creating a memory of the nights’ celebration for them to take home.
When the Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel started, those in attendance were invited to indulge in an exquisite dinner created by the Waldorf Astoria’s celebrity chef Jean-George, while watching the winners receive their Oscars® on large screens located around the ballroom.
Celebrities attending, as well as others, also received, collectively, over one million units of W1 Coin, the world’s first entertainment backed cryptocurrency, at the Hollywood Stars Gala.
“W1 Coin is a game changing innovation in financing, producing and distributing entertainment projects that will empower and will give industry professionals, and consumers alike, a powerful tool to better exploit and enhance their entertainment experience,” Nia said.
Announced at the event was one of Wardour Studio’s newest Hollywood China co-productions, “Crossroads to Shaolin”. It is the story of a young American boxer who discovers how to be the true champion that he is at a Shaolin temple, helping him to go on to become world champion. Lee Baker is writing and directing the film, with Stephen Sobisky as visual effects supervisor, and Dan Katzman as producer.
Other celebrities that walked the red carpet or attended included:, Ruth Connell (“Supernatural”), Ellen Hollman (“Spartacus”), Kelley Jakle and Chrissie Fit (“Pitch Perfect 1,” “Pitch Perfect 2”), Sammi Rotibi (“Django Unchained”), Benjamin Zhu and Alex Nia (“Crossroads to Shaolin”), Victoria Smurfit (“Once Upon A Time”), Thora Birch (“American Beauty”), Ellen Hollman (SIX, Spartacus), 2017 Daytime Emmy Winner Meadow Williams (“The Bay”), Ali Levine (“Stripped”), Jeff Rice (“Lone Survivor”), Saxon Sharbin (“Freakish”), The Hon. Walton Brown Jr., JP MP, (Minister of Home Affairs, The Government of Bermuda), Richard Greenberg (“The Terminator”), Olga Safari (“The Dome”), Martyn Ravenhill (Liberace Mansion, Owner) and many others.
“Steven and I are extremely grateful for all the wonderful participants, this evening, and we hope to be working with many of them soon”, said Angelina Leo, COO of Wardour Studios.
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Wardour Studios is a state of the art, next generation, film studio, with solid artistic and advanced technology foundation. Wardour Studios is the ultimate digital studio, with expertise in the production and distribution of feature films, TV, visual effects, VR – virtual reality, AR – augmented reality, which is addressing and exploiting the emerging challenges in the global, and specifically in the Hollywood and China entertainment landscape. Wardour Studios continues to grow into a vertically integrated global content platform of increasing diversity, reach and scale. The Company’s portfolio of assets includes film and television libraries, a world-class film business and an expanding global distribution footprint.
Wardour Studios Film Fund is supported by One Belt One Road Funds (OBOR Funds) and other designated Chinese film funds. The fund is co-managed by Wardour Studios and China Three Kingdoms, and will focus on English-language films, Chinese co-productions as well as Chinese-language movies. Wardour Studios Film Funds has received significant investment commitments for the production and distribution of the films described above, and it clearly aimed at Wardour Studios’ strategic positioning to expand its film and entertainment business in USA and China, the second-largest film market, as well as globally.
Wardour Studios’ management has the mission of creating and evolving a truly next generation film studio, which is emerging as a leading global entertainment company, with a fast growing and diversified presence in multiple areas of media and entertainment.