Press release (July 18, 2011) — MatchingDonors.com is asking the public to help raise awareness about being a living organ donor on MatchingDonors.com through their Everybody Can Save A Life Video Contest! This contest will also get the entrants videos before Hollywood’s Top decision makers, producers, and studio executives, and winners will receive cash prizes as well as the opportunity to work with these top people in Hollywood as Assistant Producers on a television show or movie, or even Assistant Produce an iPhone social game with the creator of Xbox Live. (See extensive information at http://www.matchingdonors.com/life/pdfdocs/Contest.pdf).
This online contest is being run by a very generous donation by Zooppa.com. Zooppa is the world's leading source of user-generated advertising, committed to the vision of real people and leading brands working together. People interested in being part of the contest can sign up at http://zooppa.com/contests/matchingdonors-wants-a-piece-of-you
In addition to a $5,000 cash award, the First Place winner will be given two tickets to and invited to attend and socialize with Hollywood’s biggest stars at the Hollywood Awards® Gala ceremony on October 24, 2011 in Hollywood, California (airfare and lodging not included). The winner will also be recognized in the Hollywood Awards® Gala Ceremony Program Book for their winning video. The Hollywood Awards® Gala launches the awards season and recognizes excellence in the established Hollywood community by bestowing awards to both those in front of and those behind the camera. The Gala is "the first mandatory stop in the awards season," says The New York Times. But that's not all, the First Place winner will also be awarded a choice of assistant producing and/or work & credits on a television show, movie or music video with one of our judges (see the list of judges below; subject to availability).
- Assistant Digital Artist work & credits on a Disney Movie, Pixar Movie, or Lollipop Shaders production with Brad Falk.
- Assistant production work or internship on a 20th Century Fox or Fox television production through Tom Cavanaugh.
- Assistant producing work & credits on a television show, ESPN Special, History Channel Special, or Cross Cut Production with Brad Hebert.
- Assistant producing work & credits on a Bowery Boys Productions, Inc. movie with Endrick Lekay.
- Assistant producing work on a "Dog the Bounty Hunter" episode, "Parking Wars" episode or another television show with Hybrid Films and Daniel Elias.
- Assistant producing work & credits on a National Lampoon Movie with Alan Donnes.
- Assistant producing work & credits on an iPhone social game with Damon Danieli.
- Assistant production work on a Schramm Marketing Group production with Rafael Eli.
The Third Place winner will receive $1,000 and the choice of one of the remaining assistant producing and/or work & credits on a television show, movie or music video with one of our judges.
Jim most recently served as President of New Line Television and New Line Media. (Jim has been a friend of MatchingDonors.com for the past 7 years)
See more about Jim at: http://www.kaplan.com/about-kaplan/leadership
Alan is a National Lampoon movie producer and he owns and produces National Lampoon Radio Hour. (Alan received a kidney transplant through MatchingDonors.com)
See more about Alan at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1538885/bio
Tom is the Senior Vice President of Music at 20th Century Fox. (Tom donated a kidney to a patient he found on MatchingDonors.com). Tom is also the Senior Vice President of Business & Legal at Fox Music, Inc. Tom works on all Fox mega-hits like Glee, American Idol and Avatar.
See more about Tom at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/thomas-cavanaugh/4/aa/5a0
Jody Simon is a world renowned Entertainment Attorney and the managing partner of Peter, Rubin & Simon, LLP. (Jody has been MatchingDonors.com’s attorney for the past 7 years)
See more about Jody at: http://www.prslawyers.com/team.html
Jon is an Emmy Award Winning Producer and has been a friend of MatchingDonors.com for the past six years. (Jon has been a personal friend of MatchingDonors.com for the past 7 years)
See more about Jon at: http://www.jonkroll.com/
Endrick is an award winning movie producer and vice president of Bowery Boys Productions, Inc. (Endrick donated a kidney to a patient he found on MatchingDonors.com, and will also be donating a portion of a liver to a patient he found on MatchingDonors.com).
See more about Endrick at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1740711
Dan is an Executive Producer, Director & Founding Partner Hybrid Films (Dan and Hybrid Films are longtime friends of MatchingDonors.com).
See more about Daniel at: http://www.hybridfilms.tv/
Rafael is a Partner at the Schramm Marketing Group. (Rafael received a kidney transplant through MatchingDonors.com)
See more about Rafael at: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/rafael¬eli/5/995/112
Brad is an award winning television producer and owner of Cross Cut Productions Inc. (Brad is a longtime friend of MatchingDonors.com)
See more about Brad at: http://www.bradhebert.tk/
Brad is an award winning lead technical director and visual artist for some of the most famous animated films for Disney/Pixar, Lucas Film and other film studios. Brad is also the owner of LollipopShaders.com. (Brad is receiving a kidney transplant through MatchingDonors.com)
see more about Brad at: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1014779
Tom Martinez is a world famous NFL quarterback coach. Tom is Tom Brady’s mentor. The NFL has named Tom "The Quarterback Whisperer". (Tom is receiving a kidney transplant through MatchingDonors.com)
See more about Tom at: http://www.martinezqb.com/
See Tom in action at: http://www.nfl.com/more/the-season/episode-16
Damon is Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Z2Live, Inc., one of the iPhones top social gaming companies and was one of the core designers of the Technical Emmy Award winning Xbox Live. (Damon received a kidney transplant through MatchingDonors.com)
See more about Damon at: http://www.linkedin.com/in/damondanieli
More information about MatchingDonors.com is available at its corporate Web site, http://www.MatchingDonors.com.