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
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
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.
SOURCE Human Rights Campaign