Beverly Hills, CA – On Friday September 20th, GBK Production’s CEO Gavin Keilly, hosted their annual Celebrity Luxury Gifting Lounge ahead of the 2019 EMMY™ Awards at the world-famous Beverly Wilshire Hotel. This exclusive, invite only, event was the hottest ticket in town ahead of the biggest night in Television where the stars received over $75K in gifts and trips.
Among the guests were EMMY™ nominees Rachel Brosnahan, Asante Blackk, Rufus Sewell, Terrence Terrell and Glynn Turman along with stars of EMMY™ nominated shows such as Reid Scott & Matt Walsh (VEEP), Parker Bates (This Is Us), Violet & April Brinson (Sharp Objects), Our Lady J and Indya Moore (Pose), Rizwan Manji (Schitt’s Creek), Jason Butler Harner & Felix Solis (Ozark), Dascha Polanco (Russian Doll), Ethan Herisse (When They See Us), Evan Handler (Fosse/Verdon), Adam Nagaitis (Chernobyl) Nina West (Drag Race) and Sean McElwee (Born This Way). Other celebs in attendance were Sherri Shepherd, Adina Porter, Algee Smith, Cat Cora, Carly Hughes, Beth Hall, Danielle Nicolet, Derek Mio, Jaicy Elliot, Jackie Tohn, Jeremy Maguire, Jeri Ryan, Isabella Gomez, Jake T. Austin, Lindsey Kraft, Ming-Na Wen, Lucille Soong, Nika King, Katherine Moennig, Leisha Hiley, Matilda Syzdagis, Zuri Adele and many more.
EMMY™ Nominee Rachel Brosnahan partnered with GBK & Covenant House for a meet & greet auction where all the proceeds went to the charity.
The Guests mingled while vendors were busy handing out gifts from Burke Williams Spa, WEN Hair & Body care, Tristar Cookware, KHI Luxury bathroom products and Spryng compression wraps. The attendees were excited to receive trips to Jamaica by S Hotel Montego Bay, Turks and Caicos by Sailrock, Fiji by Raiwasa Fiji and Nashville by Fit Farm. Other popular items were Skin Care by Dermafirm, Beauty Pulse and Aztec Secret; Jewelry & Watches by Al Capone Watches, Filienna and B Opulent; Food & Alcohol by Hestan Wines, Hertelendy Wines, Vitani Spirits, Butterfly Superfood, Cocopotamus Truffles, Joe’s Coffee and Blue Farm Pinot Noir; Clothing by True Tailor, True Life bras and Booty Sprout; House and Home items by Athenaromas and Simple Modern; Catrise Austin Dentistry teeth whitening, Huggaroo weighted blankets, Just Food for Dogs, Harborside Cannabis, Austere Wear sunglasses, a stay at La Peer Hotel and dining with Pacifique LA. Covenant House was the official charity on-site. Décor was provided by George Flowers, Music by ADM Entertainment and Talent and Press secured by Mosaic PR. Here are some of the highlights below:
GBK Productions is a luxury lifestyle gifting and special events company, specializing in entertainment marketing integration. Formed in 2000 by Gavin Keilly, the company’s Founder and CEO, GBK consists of five divisions: GBK Celebrity Gifting, GBK Special Events, GBKWeddings, GBK Charitable Consulting, and GBK Marketing & Public Relations. Widely known in the entertainment industry for bringing that little extra something into the Luxury Lounge environment, GBK offers its clients a full range of marketing services. For more information on Gavin B. Keilly (CEO) or GBK, please click HERE
Christy was educated in Paris at École des hautes études commerciales de Paris (HEC Paris), an international business school in France and studied film and television at LACC (Los Angeles Community College). She is a business owner, published author and a critically acclaimed independent filmmaker. Her 20 year body of cinema work to date includes 2 feature films, 15 short films and one web series. She is a writer, producer, director, cinematographer, actress and editor.
Her headlining film credit includes the vigilante feature film "Barracuda" (Released in 2014 by Maverick Entertainment Group) which earned her critical filmmaker acclaim including 3 Best Picture awards at multiple U.S. film festivals. In 2017, she directed 3 episodes of the post-apocalyptic web series "Vape Warz", which she also wrote and produced. It premiered at the 2017 Mediterranean Film festival Cannes in the south of France and received an Honorable Mention for Best Web Series and is now streaming on Amazon. In 2019, she released her first foreign short film "Perdu à France" ("Lost In Provence")- also streaming on Amazon. She lives in Los Angeles.