WASHINGTON, Oct. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Human Rights Campaign, in conjunction with Delivery Agent Inc., the leader in shopping enabled programming for television shows, motion pictures, sports, and music videos, announced today a one-of-a-kind auction to benefit the programs of the nation's largest gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender rights organization. The auction will feature the wardrobe worn by the stars of 2005's hit movie "Brokeback Mountain" -- the unforgettable Focus Features film directed by Academy Award winner Ang Lee. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061003/NYTU044 ) The first outfit from the film will be offered in a live auction on Saturday, October 7th at the Human Rights Campaign's 10th Annual National Dinner held in Washington, D.C. The remainder of the wardrobe seen on the actors in the film will be available for bidding in an online auction October 13-20 on the new entertainment and e-commerce site http://www.seenon.com. To learn more about the online auction please visit http://www.seenon.com/auction/ Focus Features and James Schamus, producer of "Brokeback Mountain," have donated wardrobe from the film to be auctioned off; all proceeds benefit the Human Rights Campaign. "'Brokeback Mountain' was a truly epic film that inspired thousands of conversations about the lives of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Americans," said Human Rights Campaign President Joe Solmonese. "For the Human Rights Campaign to be the beneficiary of an auction featuring part of Hollywood history is remarkable. We are excited to be a part of this one-of- a-kind auction and thrilled that the money raised will continue to go towards promoting and securing equality for all Americans." "To be able to offer such a groundbreaking entertainment property to a broader audience is truly a great opportunity. Today's expanded technologies and e-commerce platforms have opened the doors not only to enhance a consumer's experience to connect with the entertainment world, but also to raise money for worthy causes such as HRC," said Mike Fitzsimmons, CEO of Delivery Agent. A letter of authenticity will be offered with each sale. For more information on items being auctioned off please go to http://www.seenon.com. To purchase tickets to the Human Rights Campaign's 10th Annual National Dinner held at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, October 7th please visit: http://www.boxofficetickets.com/hrc or call 1-800-494-TIXS (8497) The Human Rights Campaign is the largest national lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender political organization with members throughout the country. It effectively lobbies Congress, provides campaign support and educates the public to ensure that GLBT Americans can be open, honest and safe at home, at work and in the community. Founded in 2002, Delivery Agent, Inc., (http://www.deliveryagent.com) is the leader in shopping-enabled programming for such renowned entertainment content owners as ABC Entertainment, NBC Universal, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, The Weinstein Company, Lions Gate Entertainment, The Boston Celtics, and Sony Pictures among others. Delivery Agent created the market by redefining how products related to entertainment content are catalogued, promoted and sold. Through its patent-pending suite of technology applications, Delivery Agent has been facilitating profitable transactions among consumers and over 4,000 brands covering categories including apparel, housewares, health & beauty and consumer packaged goods. Focus Features (http://www.focusfeatures.com) is a motion picture production, financing, and worldwide distribution company committed to bringing moviegoers the most original stories from the world's most innovative filmmakers. Focus Features is part of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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