Although, I didn't get the opportunity to attend the Essence Red Carpet or Luncheon event I did visit the Red Carpet. Getting my Press Oscar credential was an easy process. Thank you to Stephanie Frederic at FGW Productions for the arrangement.
|Rhonda on the Red Carpet at The Oscars|
|The 85th Oscars|
|Media Descending at The Oscar|
|Rhonda after her Loreal makeover. |
Makeover by Rene Lam, www.verveslate.com
Pinks Hotdogs Video
Hollywood Half Marathon Video
The Red Carpet at the Uptown Magazine Party was a who's who in the Film and TV industry. We were able to interview Will Packer (Producer: Stomp The Yard; Takers); Ava DuVernay (Filmmaker: Middle of Nowhere; I Will Follow); Damien Dante Wayans (Actor: Second Generation Wayans); Regina Hall (Actress: Think Like A Man; Scary Movie); Tim Story (Director: Think Like A Man; Barbershop); and a number of additional entertainers.
The honorees incuded Director Salim Akil (The Game; Jumping the Broom) who in his absence was represented by Producer and wife, Mara Brock Akil (Girlfriends; Sparkle); Will Packer & Rob Hardy (absentia) of Rainforest Films; and Ava DuVernay. Here are few additional picks from the night.
|Ava D.; Mara; Will P.|
|Sharee; Mara; Rhonda|
|Check out Mara's shoes!! Fierce!!|
|Rhonda; Vanessa Williams; Sharee|