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Published On: Fri, Mar 1st, 2013

Eco Oscars 2013

Reginald Hudlin, producer of Django Unchained

Reginald Hudlin, producer of Django Unchained

Instead of a red carpet, there was green grass and blue sky, the perfect setting for the Eco Oscars. Held this year in a Beverly Hills home and garden, producer Debbie Durkin’s annual event featured organic and eco-friendly gifting, live music, great cocktails and tasty Jamaican eats from Coley’s Jamaican Cuisine of North Hollywood.

Academy nominated attendees included producer Reginald Hudlin, (Django Unchained); producer Damon Russell, (Curfew); director Malik Bendjellou Doc winner for Searching for Sugar Man; David Costabile, Lincoln and Suits; and cinematographer Seamus McGarvey,  (Anna Karenina).

The tasty mint and chili cocktails from Agave Underground Tequila ranged from sweet to spicy at the outdoor bar, while inside the hosting home, a bar in the quiet library served Jailers Tennessee Whiskey, smooth and mellow, straight up, or on the rocks. Attendees enjoyed Kefir frozen yogurt, Coley’s second-helping-worthy rice and beans, fresh veggies, and crisp hush-puppies; and gifting galore.

The organic and eco-friendly products displayed included heavenly skin and hair smoothing, Argan Oil, an all natural beauty product from L’Arganium. The argan hand lotion was scented with lavender, and lasted for hours. John Paul Pet Grooming offered up pampered pet kits containing oatmeal based shampoo and cleanser. Minky Couture’s beautiful plush blankets and brilliant scarves were made with organic fabrics; and Hugz boat wraps combined faux fur with stylish sustainable fabric knits to dress up any boot. Kaia’s Juicy Bamboo bio-degradable cleansing products,  O.P.I. Skyfall James Bond Nail Polish Lacquer Collections; Shaklee Get Clean Home Care Kits; and Stefanie G Beverly Hills Fine Cosmetics rounded out a group of stellar, innovative products that any star would be proud to use.

The two day event was a delightful, and organic, way to welcome the 2013 Oscars. It’s time the Academy laid down the green carpet.

About the Author

- Genie Davis is a multi-published novelist and produced screen and television writer. New books include the romantic suspense of Executive Impulse (Crimson); more romance and mystery with Between the Sheets (Entangled), co-written with Linda Marr; and the mystery thriller Marathon (Five Star/Cenage). Her previous titles include the award winning romantic suspense of The Model Man and Five O’Clock Shadow (Kensington); the literary fiction of Dreamtown (FictionWorks), and the erotic novella Rodeo Man (as Nikki Alton) in The Cowboy anthology (Aphrodisia). In film, her work spans a variety of genres from supernatural thriller to romantic drama, family, teen, and comedy with an emphasis on independent film. A member of the Writer’s Guild of America, she’s written on staff for ABC-TV’s Port Charles; written, produced, and directed reality programming and documentaries for TLC, Lifetime, PBS, and HGTV, as well as numerous television commercials and corporate videos. She’s also written hundreds of articles on travel, love, the arts, writing, tech, food, parenting, and more.

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Eco Oscars 2013