Monday, May 27, 2013

Electrolux at Cannes Film Festival 2013 catered for the film elite with Michelin star dining style



Electrolux celebrated nearly 100 years of professional expertise by continuing its support of the Cannes Film Festival, by providing Michelin quality fine dining during the Film Festival.  Electrolux is the chosen supplier of almost 50% of Michelin starred restaurants in Europe and a number of its partner chefs teamed up during the prestigious 2013 festival to ensure gastronomic excellence for all gala events and dining occasions.

Within the Electrolux Agora Pavilion a rotating team of award-winning chefs catered for guests throughout the duration of the festival, including three Michelin star holder Anne- Sophie Pic; two Michelin star holders Claude Bosi and Bruno Oger as well as brothers Christian and Manuel Costardi who hold one Michelin star.

Electrolux at Cannes Film Festival, based at The Electrolux Agora Pavilion is the largest temporary structure along the Croisette and was host to all official culinary festival events, hosting as many as 45 chefs at its busiest periods with as many as 120 servers for 648 guests within a space of 1,000 square metres.

Electrolux continued their three year partnership with the Cannes film festival by working with a rotating team of award-winning partner chefs. The chefs, all of whom work with Electrolux appliances on a daily basis within their own kitchens, catered for all official festival events, including the opening gala dinner and Jury deliberation lunches from within the Electrolux Agora Pavilion kitchen.

The award-winning partner chefs Anne-Sophie Pic (three Michelin stars) and Bruno Oger (two Michelin stars) teamed up to cook and host for the film elite for the Cannes Film Festival Opening Gala Dinner 2013, which was held within the Electrolux Agora Pavilion for the third consecutive year. Guests, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan were treated to a four course meal all cooked on Electrolux professional appliances.

“We are bringing nearly 100 years of expertise and relationships with 50% of Europe’s Michelin starred restaurants to support the Cannes Film Festival” said Olivia Kaye, Experiential Manager, Electrolux. “In order to cater for 648 guests Electrolux partner chefs Anne Sophie Pic and Bruno Oger are relying on the same Electrolux appliances installed within the Electrolux Agora Kitchen as those present within their ownrestaurant kitchens to gurantee Michelin star results.”

Menu for the Opening Gala Dinner:

Amuse Bouche (Bruno OGER)
King crab with shrimps
Entrée (Anne-Sophie PIC)
Pea and caviar with white foam of onion
Main Course (Anne-Sophie PIC)
See bass filet with rhubarb and celery, light bouillon with green apple, cinnamon, green
aniseed
Dessert (Bruno OGER)
Chocolate and Caribbean cream

For the second consecutive year, The Chef’s Table by Electrolux offered film talent attending the Cannes Film Festival 2013, an exclusive culinary experience. Situated within the Electrolux Agora Pavilion kitchen The Chef’s Table by Electrolux hosted festival VIP’s, including Grand Jury members Steven Spielberg, Nicole Kidman, Ang Lee and Christoph Waltz.

In addition to a great meal prepared in front of them, guests were also be able to take away the hints, tips and techniques provided by award-winning Electrolux partner chefs.

“Electrolux has nearly 100 years of professional culinary expertise and enjoy relationships with 50% of Europe’s Michelin starred restaurants.” says Olivia Kaye, Experiential Manager Electrolux. “Electrolux has brought four of our award winning partner chefs to host selected guests throughout the festival at The Chef’s Table by Electrolux within The Electrolux Agora Pavilion.”

The Chef’s Table by Electrolux can be found in the heart of prestigious restaurant kitchens around the world at which guests are invited to dine from a bespoke menu, prepared in front of them and personally for them, by the chef.

A little about the team of award winning chefs -

Anne-Sophie Pic - French chef best known for gaining three Michelin stars for her restaurant, Maison Pic, in southeast France. The fourth female chef to ever win three Michelin stars, and was named Best Female Chef by The World’s 50 Best Restaurants in 2011.

Bruno Oger is a two Michelin star holder and one time winner of Best French Chef of the Year. Renowned for food that offers taste and imagination, Oger is inspired by Mediterranean flavours and local produce.

Anne-Sophie Pic and Bruno Oger collaborated to create the opening Gala dinner at Film Festival Cannes 2013.

Claude Bosi, the Head Chef and owner of the two Michelin-starred Hibiscus in London. Hibiscus has been regularly voted one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and is renowned for its innovative approach. Bosi recently installed the Electrolux Grand Cuisine cooking system within his Hibiscus test kitchen.

Brothers Christian and Manuel Costardi achieved their first Michelin star together in November 2009. Cooking has been within the family for three generations with the culinary knowledge and expertise offered at Ristorante Cinzia (Vercelli, Italy) supported by Electrolux professional appliances for more than 60 years.

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*thanks to Electrolux at Cannes, Cannes Film Festival*

Sennheiser headphones delivered the ultimate listening experience during the 25th Anniversary of the American Pavilion, International Village at Cannes Film Festival 2013




Sennheiser delivered Premium Sound and Wireless Innovation to The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival 2013, which took place 15th May - 26th May 2013. The American Pavilion, situated in the International Village, where all countries had representatives and information regarding their countries film industry. Audiences listened to Interviews with Top Entertainment Talent on Sennheiser Wireless Headphones, during the schedule that The American Pavilion had showcased during their special year in which they celebrated their 25th Anniversary in Cannes.

Sennheiser headphones are a superb tool of vital and innovative technological equipment for the modern and very busy filmmaker. They are utilised during the production stages of every film, from on location, Foley recording, mixing in in the studio, to of course other parts of the filmmaking process.

Audio specialist Sennheiser supported The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival 2013 during its Conference Series this year in Cannes, by providing their Sennheiser RS 120 wireless headphones. The Conference Series which featured panels and one–on–one interviews with the film industry’s leading talent and entertainment personalities, during the 12–day festival, which is known internationally as being the most high profile event in the film industry. With that in mind audiences were able to listen to The American Pavilion Conference Series through Sennheiser wireless headphones, for a true 100% quality experience. This complemented the scenic surrounds of the French Riviera with sea views, yachts and mountains and of course the high caliber of Cannes Film Festival 2013.

I was able to test run the Sennheiser RS 120 wireless headphones for myself with the Company's representative in attendance. Truly for myself in the film industry, the listening experience far exceeded the expected standard, and excluded all external sound.

These headphones were utilised by Festival attendees whilst in attendance at the American Pavilion, relaxing with a root beer, catching up on some work in the American Pavilion, or  simply enjoying the view of the beach and surrounding backdrop scenery, whilst educating oneself with the interesting program of interviews etc, that the American Pavilion provided. These headphones can be used not only in a static position as one would expect in the normal run of things, but one was able to roam freely around the American Pavilion tent grounds and enjoy the same pristine, clear high quality listening experience, without background noise interference.



The American Pavilion Conference Series featured industry panels each day that focused on topics like film finance, acquisitions, producing and film and technology. The interactive sessions were moderated by well–known entertainment journalists and routinely attract the top names in entertainment. In prior years, guests have included Francis Ford Coppola, Terry Gilliam, Martin Scorcese, Robert Duvall, Kevin Kline, Tommy Lee Jones, Jude Law, Colin Firth, Anjelica Huston, James Cameron and many others. This years guests included Randy Quaid, Stephen Frears, and Film Industry seminars in focus with renown speakers from within the film industry.

See for more details at http://jasminanevada.blogspot.ie/2013/05/american-pavilion-schedule-at-cannes.html 

The American Pavilion, located in the International Village next to the Palais, is a important hub for film industry professionals to gather and share ideas during the Cannes Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world. The festival itself attracts over 20,000 industry professionals and over 4,000 journalists from around the globe.

In conjunction with its sponsor partners and in celebration of its 25th anniversary in Cannes, The American Pavilion had redesigned its location to incorporate design elements of The Peninsula Hotel properties and included a new conference center, bar, restaurant and a media terrace/green room. By providing attendees with Sennheiser wireless headphones.

“We are excited to feature Sennheiser’s wireless headphone technology this year at The American Pavilion,” commented Julie Sisk, director and founder of The American Pavilion. "Sennheiser’s innovative technology will allow our guests to enjoy all the amenities of our open space, without missing any of the incredible interview and panel content that will be featured this year.”

The American Pavilion asked Sennheiser to provide support in Cannes after reading about its activation during SXSW with Paste Magazine this past March, in which the company hosted three days of interviews with leading content creators such as Fred Armisen of SNL, LeVar Burton of Star Trek, editor in chief of Marvel Comics Alex Alonso, and others. During this activation, fans and attendees were able to listen to interview content anywhere on the activation grounds, while donning Sennheiser wireless headphones.

Find out more about Sennheiser and their products here
Links -

http://en-us.sennheiser.com/headphones


*Thanks to Jeff Touzeau, Hummingbird Media for his kind demonstrations of the Sennheiser headphones and information, whilst attending the American Pavilion during Cannes Film Festival 2013. Thanks also to the American Pavillion for their kind hospitality also, during my attendance this year*


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

American Pavilion Schedule at Cannes Film Festival 2013 and special guests announced

THE AMERICAN PAVILION ANNOUNCES PROGRAMMING 
FOR 25 ANNIVERSARY 
AT THE CANNES FILM FESTIVAL 2013 

GUESTS INCLUDE: JAMES TOBACK, RANDY QUAID, WILL FORTE, Stephen Frears 
CLIFF MARTINEZ and many more. 

INCLUDES A SPECIAL PANEL IN HONOR OF ROGER EBERT

Well-known filmmakers, movie executives and journalists will be among those featured during the upcoming Industry In Focus Series at The American Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival for its 25 Anniversary, it was announced by Julie Sisk, Founder and Director of The American Pavilion.

Among those scheduled to participate in relevant and timely industry panels, seminars and “In Conversation” one-on-one dialogues are: James Toback, Randy Quaid, Will Forte, Stephen Frears, Cliff Martinez and many more.

There will also be discussions with top executives from such film companies as RADiUS-TWC and Participant Media, as well as representatives from ICM, WME, Paradigm and The Sundance Institute. Journalists from The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Deadline Hollywood and The Los Angeles Times, among others, will serve as moderators for the Series.

The diverse topics being covered in the Series include: 3D Content Creation, Women in Film, Marketing and Distribution, Digital Hollywood, American Directors in Film, Music In Film, The State of the Indie Film Industry, American Producers, An Emerging Filmmaker Showcase, In Conversation talks with Randy Quaid and Will Forte and a special critic’s panel in honor of Roger Ebert.

The following is the full programming schedule. All Schedule, panels and guests are subject to changes and additions.

THE AMERICAN PAVILION- FULL CANNES 2013 PROGRAMMING LINE UP

SCHEDULE 
  • Thursday, May 16 at 3pm - Industry In Focus: 3D Content Creation: From Script to Business 
  • Friday, May 17 at 3pm – Industry In Focus: Women in Film – moderated by Jacqueline Lyang
  • Saturday, May 18 at 11am – Industry In Focus: Marketing and Distribution – moderated by Dana Harris 
  • Saturday, May 18 at 3pm – Industry In Focus: Digital Hollywood – moderated by Kevin Winston 
  • Sunday, May 19 at 3pm – In Conversation: American Directors in Film – moderated by Aaron Hillis 
  • Sunday, May 19 at 9pm - Queer Night Party 
  • Monday, May 20 at 11am - Industry In Focus: Finance - moderated by Pam McClintock 
  • Monday, May 20 at 3pm - Industry In Focus: State of the Indie Film Industry - moderated by Pete Hammond 
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 2pm - Industry In Focus: American Producers - moderated by Scott Macaulay 
  • Tuesday, May 21 at 3pm- Music In Film-moderated by Thom Powers. 
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 2pm – In Conversation with Randy Quaid – moderated by Logan Hill 
  • Wednesday, May 22 at 3:30pm – In Conversation with Will Forte – moderated by Kyle Buchanan 
  • Thursday, May 23 – 10:30am- Emerging Filmmaker Showcase 
  • Thursday, May 23 at 3pm – Roger Ebert –Special Critics Panel – Moderated by Annette Insdorf 



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THURSDAY, MAY 16

3:00PM

3D Content Creation: From Script to Business
Workshop and reception sponsored by 3D Stereo MEDIA and XPAND, with participation of the International 3D Society
4:40PM-6:00PM
3D Networking Reception

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FRIDAY, MAY 17

3PM
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: WOMEN IN FILM

  • Kate Gerova (Creative Director, Birds Eye View) 
  • Rosie Wong (Sundance Institute) 
  • Anne Hubbell (Tangerine Entertainment) 
  • Amy Hobby (Producer, Shepard & Dark
  • Moderated by: Jacqueline Lyanga (Director, AFI Fest)
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SATURDAY, MAY 18

11:00AM 
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: GETTING YOUR FILM TO MARKET: MARKETING + DISTRIBUTION TIPS FROM THE EXPERTS
  • Ryan Werner 
  • Marian Koltai-Levine (PMK-BNC) 
  • Michael Benaroya (CEO, Benaroya Pictures) 
  • Lisa Perkins (VP, International Marketing & Publicity, Exclusive Media) 
  • Moderated by: Dana Harris (Editor-in-Chief, Indiewire)

3:00PM
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: DIGITAL HOLLYWOOD
  • Col Needham (Founder & CEO, IMDb)
  • Jonathan Marlow (Co-founder/Chief Content Officer, Fandor)
  • Steve Beckman (FilmBuff)
  • Amy McGee (ZEFR/Movieclips.com)
  • Moderated by: Kevin Winston (Digital LA)
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SUNDAY, MAY 19 

3:00PM
IN CONVERSATION: AMERICAN DIRECTORS IN CANNES

  • Jim Mickle (We Are What We Are
  • David Lassiter (The Opportunist
  • David Lowery – (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  • James Toback (Seduced and Abandoned)
  • Moderated by: Aaron Hillis (Video Free Brooklyn)
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MONDAY, MAY 20

11:00AM
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: FINANCING A FILM IN 2013

  • Nick LoPiccolo (Paradigm) 
  • Peter Trinh (ICM Partners) 
  • Deborah McIntosh (WME) 
  • Paul Miller (Film Financing, Doha Film Institute) 
  • Bill Lischak (Co-President of OddLot Entertainment) 
  • Moderated by: Pamela McClintock (The Hollywood Reporter) 

3:00PM
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: STATE OF THE INDIE FILM INDUSTRY

  • Tom Quinn (Radius-TWC) 
  • Michael Sugar (Anonymous Content) 
  • Rena Ronson (UTA) 
  • Jim Berk (Participant Media) 
  • John Cooper (Sundance Institute) 
  • Moderated by: Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood)
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TUESDAY, MAY 21

2:00PM
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: AMERICAN PRODUCERS IN CANNES

  • David Lancaster (Only God Forgives
  • Nick Schumaker (We Are What We Are
  • Jay Van Hoy and Lars Knudsen (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints
  • Emily Wachtel (Shepard & Dark
  • Moderated by: Scott Macaulay (Filmmaker Magazine) 

3:00PM
INDUSTRY IN FOCUS: Music In Film
  • Cliff Martinez (Composer, Only God Forgives
  • Gingger Shankar (Composer, Monsoon Shootout
  • Moderated by: Thom Powers (TIFF)
________________________________________________________________________________
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22

2:00PM
IN CONVERSATION WITH RANDY QUAID:

Moderated by: LOGAN HILL
3:30PM
IN CONVERSATION WITH WILL FORTE (NEBRASKA):

Moderated by: KYLE BUCHANAN (VULTURE)
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THURSDAY, MAY 23

3:00PM
SPECIAL FILM CRITICS PANEL – IN HONOR OF ROGER EBERT
  • Michael Phillips (Chicago Tribune)
  • Kenneth Turan (LA Times) 
  • Eric Kohn (IndieWire) 
  • Moderated by: Annette Insdorf (Director of Undergraduate Film Studies, Columbia University)    
EMERGING FILMMAKER SHOWCASE
10:30AM - 1:00PM-
STUDENT SHORT FILMS & STUDENT DOCUMENTARIES

4:30PM - 6:15PM-
EMERGING SHORT FILMS & DOCUMENTARIES

For more information: http://www.ampav.com/index.php/student-programs/cannes-emerging-filmmaker-showcase/2013-emerging-filmmaker-showcase-finalists/
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ABOUT THE AMERICAN PAVILION

Celebrating our 25th year as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professionals and emerging filmmakers together.

The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and more.

Serving as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, The American Pavilion provides an impressive array of facilities and services to the international film community. Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has become a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape.

For the corporate sponsors of The American Pavilion, the dozens of exhibitors and office holders, and the thousands of American participants, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation and recreation. For the duration of the Festival, The American Pavilion provides both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings.

Just a few steps from the Palais des Festivals, where all the major Festival films are premiered, and with a panoramic view of the Bay of Cannes, The American Pavilion is the perfect place to transact business, share ideas and effectively reach the thousands of affluent international business travelers who attend the Festival every year. For more information, visit www.ampav.com.

*thanks to Emma Griffiths PR and also thanks to the American Pavilion for their kind hospitality in their lounges whilst I am in attendance at Cannes Film Festival 2013*

Saturday, May 11, 2013

The American Pavilion celebrates 25th Anniversary at Cannes International Film Festival, as well as announcing full list of Sponsors



The American Pavilion (AmPav) has revealed its full line up of sponsors joining Presenting sponsors American Express and The Peninsula Hotel Group and Premiere Sponsor SodaStream at Cannes Film Festival 2013 announced AmPav Founder Julie Sisk, more details below :-

The American Pavilion is the center of activity at the Cannes International Film Festival for the American film community, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, the Emerging Filmmaker Showcase and more.  Serving as a communication and hospitality center for the thousands of Americans in Cannes during the Cannes Film Festival, The American Pavilion provides an impressive array of facilities and services to the international film community. Since its debut at the 1989 Cannes Film Festival, The Pavilion has become a permanent fixture on the Cannes landscape.

This year is a landmark year celebrating 25 years as the center of American hospitality for the film industry in Cannes, The Pavilion brings professionals and emerging filmmakers together.

For the corporate sponsors of The American Pavilion, the dozens of exhibitors and office holders, and the thousands of American participants, The American Pavilion accommodates the need for information, orientation and recreation. For the duration of the Festival, The American Pavilion provides both a dynamic business environment and an opportunity to relax in comfortable surroundings.

Just a few steps from the Palais des Festivals, where all the major Festival films are premiered, and with a panoramic view of the Bay of Cannes, The American Pavilion is the perfect place to transact business, share ideas and effectively reach the thousands of affluent international business travelers who attend the Festival every year. 

For more information see - www.ampav.com.


Returning Sponsors include:

The Asylum, Beringer, California Delicious, The Hollywood Reporter, Hughes Hubbard & Reed, Intel, International Herald Tribune, SAGIndie/Screen Actors Guild, Sierra Nevada, Variety, The Weinstein Company, and Weaver's Coffee & Tea.

New Sponsors include:
Previously announced Presenting Sponsors American Express and The Peninsula Hotels, Premiere Sponsor SodaStream and additional key sponsors Bouchard Pére et Fils, Deadline Hollywood, JBL Professional, Lenovo, Mohawk Carpet, Samsung and Sennheiser.

We are thrilled to have such a great range of sponsors to support the 25th Anniversary of The American Pavilion,” commented Julie Sisk. “We are grateful to both our returning and new sponsors, who will make our anniversary year so special,” she continued.

Founded 25 years ago by industry maven Julie Sisk, The American Pavilion is a place where North American film industry professionals can gather to share ideas and network during Cannes Film Festival, the largest and most prestigious film festival in the world. Initially created to provide a convenient single meeting space for all the North American film professionals in town, The Pavilion has grown to become the essential hub for the industry off The Croisette, offering membership for professionals, provocative and insightful programming, immersive student programs, Emerging Filmmaker Showcases, and more.

Luminaries that have supported The Pavilion over the years include: filmmakers Ron Howard, Francis Ford Coppola, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Wong Kar Wai, Spike Lee, Billy Bob Thornton, and stars Tommy Lee Jones, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, James Franco, Michelle Williams, Jessica Chastain, Robert Duvall, and Matt Lauer amongst many others.

Details about Sponsors  -

ABOUT AMERICAN EXPRESS
American Express is a diversified worldwide travel, financial and network services company founded in 1850. It is a leader in charge and credit cards, Travellers Cheques, travel and insurance products.

As part of the premium service American Express provides, Cardmembers have access to enriched experiences at some of the world’s most sought after entertainment events, including best seats, exclusive offers and early-on-sale tickets.

ABOUT THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI HOTELS, LIMITED (HSH)
Parent company of The Peninsula Hotels
Incorporated in 1866 and listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong (00045), HSH is the holding company of a Group which is engaged in the ownership, development and management of prestigious hotel, commercial and residential properties in key locations in Asia, the United States and Europe, as well as the provision of transport, club management and other services. The hotel portfolio of the Group comprises The Peninsula Hotels in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, New York, Chicago, Beverly Hills, Tokyo, Bangkok, Manila and Paris (under construction).  The property portfolio of the Group includes The Repulse Bay Complex, The Peak Tower and The Peak Tramways, St. John’s Building, The Landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and the Thai Country Club in Bangkok, Thailand.
Learn more at peninsula.com or follow us on Facebook


ABOUT SODASTREAM
SodaStream International Ltd. is the world’s leading manufacturer and distributor of home beverage carbonation systems, which enable consumers to easily transform ordinary tap water instantly into carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Soda makers offer a highly differentiated and innovative solution to consumers of bottled and canned carbonated soft drinks and sparkling water. Our products are environmentally friendly, cost effective, promote health and wellness, and are customizable and fun to use.

In addition, our products offer convenience by eliminating the need to carry bottles home from the supermarket, to store bottles at home or to regularly dispose of empty bottles. Our products are available at more than 60,000 retail stores in 45 countries around the world, including almost 15,000 retail stores in the United States. In February 2013, SodaStream was ranked 23rd globally in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies. The company has also been recognized as one of the UK’s most influential and highly regarded brands in the 2012/2013 CoolBrands® list.  SodaStream is a NASDAQ listed company: NASDAQ: SODA

For more information, visit http://www.sodastream.com


ABOUT BERINGER VINEYARDS
The epitome of a modern classic, Beringer has been Napa Valley’s benchmark producer since its establishment in 1876.  Winemaker Laurie Hook crafts classic wines from Napa’s finestappellations and Beringer’s exceptional collection of vineyards.  A winemaking legacy of 136 years is reflected in an acclaimed portfolio of wines, which are collected worldwide.  The historic estate in St. Helena offers a tradition of hospitality that defines the Napa Valley. www.beringer.com

ABOUT CALIFORNIA DELICIOUS
At California Delicious we believe that life is an occasion to celebrate! From birthdays and anniversaries to welcoming that new baby or to simply saying thanks, we take pride in helping our customers send their very best wishes. Our line of California-themed gifts and gift baskets are guaranteed to impress at first sight and delight with every bite.

Our wine baskets, gourmet food, fruit, nuts and chocolate gift baskets are filled with delicious fresh ingredients and fine tasting wines from some of California’s most popular wine growing regions such as Napa Valley, Sonoma County, the California Central Valley and the Central Coast.

We take great pride in the unique flavors and foods we are able to source from all over our beautiful state - from San Diego to Santa Barbara, throughout the beautiful Monterey Bay and Carmel Valley, into San Francisco and the historic Gold country and along the rugged Northern Pacific coast – and delight in passing these special tastes of California on to you.

THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The Hollywood Reporter is the Entertainment Industry's flagship news media brand, named entertainment publication of the year and best website by the LA Press Club in 2012, THR leads the category in providing breaking new, feature stories and industry analysis to readers of its glossy print edition as well as to its 10 million unique monthly visitors online. The Entertainment industry's definitive authority, THR is widely read among Hollywood's Top Insiders and influencers, making its print edition cover "Prized Real Estate", according to the New York Times. The Hollywood Reporter is available online

ABOUT LENOVO
Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) is a US$30 billion personal technology company – the second largest PC maker worldwide and an emerging PC Plus leader – serving customers in more than 160 countries. Dedicated to building exceptionally engineered PCs and mobile internet devices, Lenovo’s business is built on product innovation, a highly-efficient global supply chain and strong strategic execution.  Formed by Lenovo Group’s acquisition of the former IBM Personal Computing Division, the Company develops, manufactures and markets reliable, high-quality, secure and easy-to-use technology products and services. Its product lines include legendary Think-branded commercial PCs and Idea-branded consumer PCs, as well as servers, workstations, and a family of mobile internet devices, including tablets and smart phones. Lenovo, a global Fortune 500 company, has major research centers in Yamato, Japan; Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China; and Raleigh, North Carolina. 
For more information see www.lenovo.com.



ABOUT MOHAWK CARPET
Mohawk is a leading supplier of flooring for both residential and commercial applications.  Mohawk provides a complete selection for all markets of carpet, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone, vinyl and rugs. These products are marketed under the premier brands in the industry including Mohawk, Karastan, Lees, Bigelow, Durkan, Mohawk Home, Daltile, American Olean, Pergo, Unilin and Quick-Step.  Mohawk's presence includes operations in Australia, Brazil, China, Europe, Malaysia, Mexico, Russia and the United States.

ABOUT SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semi-conductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2011 consolidated sales of US$143.1 billion. Employing approximately 222,000 people in 205 offices across 71 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LED. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

ABOUT SAGINDIE/SCREEN ACTOR’S GUILD
Be independent. Act professional. Just because your film isn¹t being produced by a studio doesn’t mean you can¹t use professional actors. From short films to low budget features, when you¹re ready to turn that passion project into a reality, SAGindie will teach you how to get the ball rolling.

ABOUT SENNHEISER
The Sennheiser Group, with its headquarters in Wedemark near Hanover, Germany, is one of the world's leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. In 2011 the family company, which was founded in 1945, achieved a turnover of around 531 million euros. Sennheiser employs more than 2,100 people worldwide, and has manufacturing plants in Germany, Ireland and the USA. The company is represented worldwide by subsidiaries in France, Great Britain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Germany, Denmark (Nordic), Russia, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico and the USA, as well as by long-term trading partners in many other countries. Also part of the Sennheiser Group are Georg Neumann GmbH, Berlin (studio microphones and monitor loudspeakers), and the joint venture Sennheiser Communications A/S (headsets for PCs, offices and call centers).
You can find all the latest information on Sennheiser by visiting www.sennheiser.com.

ABOUT SIERRA NEVADA BREWING CO.
Founded in 1980, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. is one of America’s premier craft breweries, highly regarded for using only whole-cone hops and the finest quality ingredients. The pioneering spirit that launched Sierra Nevada spans more than three decades, with innovation emerging from both the brewhouse and sustainability initiatives. Sierra Nevada has set the standard for artisan brewers worldwide as a winner of numerous awards for its extensive line of beers including Pale Ale, Torpedo®, Porter, Stout, Kellerweis® and a host of seasonal, specialty and limited release beers. Learn more at  www.sierranevada.com

ABOUT VARIETY
Variety is the leading publication and website for international entertainment news, recognized and respected throughout the industry since 1905. The Variety Group – Variety, Variety.com, Variety Insight, LA 411, NY 411 – is owned by Variety Media, LLC, a division of Penske Business Media.

ABOUT THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY
The Weinstein Company (TWC) is a multimedia production and distribution company launched in October 2005 by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, the brothers who founded Miramax Films in 1979. TWC also encompasses Dimension Films, the genre label founded in 1993 by Bob Weinstein, which has released such popular franchises as SCREAM, SPY KIDS and SCARY MOVIE. Together TWC and Dimension Films have released a broad range of mainstream, genre and specialty films that have been commercial and critical successes.  TWC releases took home eight 2012 Academy Awards®, the most wins in the studio’s history. The tally included Best Picture for Michel Hazanavicius’s THE ARTIST and Best Documentary Feature for TJ Martin and Dan Lindsay’s UNDEFEATED. THE ARTIST brought TWC its second consecutive Best Picture statuette following the 2011 win for Tom Hooper’s THE KING’S SPEECH.  

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as GRINDHOUSE; I’M NOT THERE; THE GREAT DEBATERS; VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; THE ROAD; HALLOWEEN; THE PAT TILLMAN STORY; PIRANHA 3D; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; A SINGLE MAN; BLUE VALENTINE; THE COMPANY MEN; MIRAL; SCRE4M; SUBMARINE; DIRTY GIRL; APOLLO 18; OUR IDIOT BROTHER; I DON’T KNOW HOW SHE DOES IT; SARAH’S KEY; SPY KIDS: ALL THE TIME IN THE WORLD IN 4D; MY WEEK WITH MARILYN; THE IRON LADY; W.E.; CORIOLANUS; UNDEFEATED; THE ARTIST; BULLY; THE INTOUCHABLES; LAWLESS; and KILLING THEM SOFTLY. Currently in release are THE MASTER, SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK, DJANGO UNCHAINED, QUARTET, ESCAPE FROM PLANET EARTH and DARK SKIES. Upcoming releases THE SAPPHIRES, SCARY MOVIE 5 and KON-TIKI. 

TWC is active in television production, led by former Miramax Films President of Production Meryl Poster. TWC is the studio behind such hit television series as the Emmy® nominated and Peabody Award winning reality series PROJECT RUNWAY and its spin-off series PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS and PROJECT ACCESSORY; the VH1 reality series MOB WIVES and its spin-off series MOB WIVES CHICAGO and BIG ANG; and the critically acclaimed scripted HBO comedy/crime series THE NO. 1 LADIES' DETECTIVE AGENCY which also received a Peabody Award. The company is in production on the upcoming TLC series WELCOME TO MYRTLE MANOR, the A&E series RODEO QUEENS, and the Lifetime reality competition show SUPERMARKET SUPERSTAR hosted by Stacy Keibler.  Among TWC’s other projects in development for television are the martial-arts epic MARCO POLO for Starz, an untitled private eye procedural for FX, and THE NANNY DIARIES developed by ABC with a pilot by Amy Sherman Palladino.

ABOUT WEAVER’S COFFEE & TEA
Weaver’s Coffee & Tea features Fair Trade Certified and 100% Certified Organic coffees as well as fine hand blended 100% Certified Organic Teas.

The Weaver’s brand bears the name of master roaster and president of Weaver’s Coffee and Tea, John Weaver, who began roasting coffee in 1980 where he apprenticed under two legendary coffee experts,
Alfred Peet and Sal Bonavita.

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