Human Rights Campaign and Delivery Agent to Auction Off Oscar-Winning 'Brokeback Mountain' Memorabilia Donated by Focus Features

Live Auction on October 7th at HRC's National Dinner; On-line Auction on

October 13th-20th at

Oct 03, 2006, 01:00 ET from Human Rights Campaign

    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.
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     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 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 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: 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., (
 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 ( 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.

SOURCE Human Rights Campaign