“I look forward to meeting everyone and to a great event in Beverly Hills,” said President Michelle Lovetro, CEO at Soaring High Productions and Film Investments
Los Angeles, May 11, 2010 – Angel Entertainment Foundation, a non profit organization that encourages self-expression through all aspects of film, video and music production is kicking off a fundraising “Operation Launch Party” this Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 6:30 p.m., Aqua Lounge, 424 Beverly Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA, 91210.
“I look forward to meeting everyone on the red carpet and to a great event in Beverly Hills,” said President Michelle Lovetro, CEO at Soaring High Productions and Film Investments. “Just a few months after our last event Angel Entertainment Foundation has made big strides towards the ‘Launch Party’.”
The celebrity event will spotlight Carmina Salcido, Sonoma, CA, who 20 years ago survived her father’s murderous rampage that left seven family member dead and was featured on ABC’s 20/20 program. She talks about her life since then in her new book ‘Not Lost Forever’, of which she will autograph at the event.
Guests invited and expected on the red carpet Wednesday’s event include: the cast of “Gravity”, Jon Harrison Taylor, son of R&B legend Johnny Taylor, Chloe Jordache, who just released her CD. Other up and coming artist are included in line up. Also expected: Brooke Rose, Angie Gega, Emma Winkler, Angels In America are coming to perform. Corey Leland plans to sing some of his songs for children and C. Kenneth Lee, and the Kitikat Band.
“We use these expressive disciplines as a way to heal the soul and provide a positive environment for struggling youth to communicate their feelings,” explained Lovetro . “This is done in a supervised environment, and we do have counselors on staff.”
Lovetro works in conjunction with Soaring High Entertainment Co-Op, so they can provide professional instruction utilizing people that have had years of experience in the industry. They also provide labs in acting, script writing, direction, set design, musical scoring, basically anything to do with production.
Angeles Entertainment Foundation Goals:
1. Give the youth a sense of identity. Often with abuse kids lose their self esteem, turn to outside negative influences to cope. Through the performing arts they gain it back and feel they have value. Expression through creativity has been proven to be a positive form of therapy.
2. Give the youth a safe place where they can interact and build social skills.
3. To use the performing arts to teach valuable life skills, give them the opportunity to enjoy the feeling of success, the courage and motivation to reach for their dreams.
Angeles Entertainment Foundation has also partnered with Safe Passages and A&G Entertainment Productions.
Angel Entertainment Foundation has put together a proven, experienced and diverse team of seasoned practitioners. The Angel team is spearheaded by long-time therapist Dr. Kandis Blakely.
“We are a compassionate, passionate foundation ready to help damaged children and it is our goal to build awareness and grow year by year as a motivator of other foundations and non profits, not to just meet the children’s enrichment needs but also their mental and emotional needs,” she said.
“Most importantly today’s economy, non profits are struggling to stay in operation and I feel a collaborative effort will keep us all strong so the work may continue,” said Lovetro. “It is my goal at this time to have an all day concert inviting other non profits to participate in creating awareness to programs available to children who want enrichment as well as healing.”
About Angel Entertainment
Angel Entertainment Foundation is an organization devoted to teaching abused and troubled youth from the age of 10 to 18 the art of film making, video and music production. “ For more information on Angel Entertainment Foundation, please contact Michelle at 805 218 4716 or visit: http://www.angelentertainmentfoundation.org/
[Editors: For media interviews, images or more about the event contact Aida Mayo or George Mc Quade, MAYO Communications, 818-340-5300 or email: Publicity@MayoCommunications.com. MAYO is a proud sponsor of
“Operation Launch Party”