The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s College Television Awards honors students from across the nation for outstanding work in student television production in categories covering drama, comedy, music, documentary, animation, newscasts, magazine shows, commercials and children’s programming. Backstage Creations, specialists in backstage award show gifting produced the Backstage Creations Celebrity Retreat™ for The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s 32nd College Television Awards held at the Renaissance Hotel on April 9, 2011.
Hosted by Mary Lynn Rajskub, celebrities included Jane Lynch, Geena Davis, Shenae Grimes, Darren Criss, Aimee Teegarden and Jason Ritter plus many more! Each celebrity was thanked for their time and participation by being invited to the backstage Retreat and being given the opportunity to select specific gifts they wish to receive from the unique product lines offered by participating donor companies. In addition, celebrities autographed one of the fully stocked bags. This bag will be included in the Television Academy Foundation’s “Primetime Emmy Season Online Auction” later this summer. Proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s education and outreach programs.
Ambig Clothing was a hit at the event with stars like Jason Ritter being drawn to the blue beanie and gray plaid shirt. David Henrie picked a black beanie. Men’s contemporary clothing line inspired by art, music and street culture. www.ambig.com. Croton Timepieces got some great reactions from stars like Jane Lynch who said the brown one would “look good on her non-skinny wrist” and David Henrie said the blue face watch he selected was “sick”. Croton timepieces are the benchmark of quality, precision, style and value. www.crotonwatch.com
SRS Labs– Jane Lynch demoed a video Clip of the Glee cast doing “Thriller” on the new iPad2, “Oh wow, is this us? Totally, I can hear the difference. Really great.” Darren Criss demoed “Jesse’s Girl” by the Glee cast on the iPod touch, “This is awesome. Makes me want to sing”, then he broke into song along with the track. SRS iWOW 3D™ audio enhancing adaptor is a plug and play device that attaches seamlessly to the iPhone®, iPod®, or iPad™, www.srslabs.com
Additionally, stars were given gift bags filled with: Aroma Naturals– Pure, natural, essential oil aromatherapy soy candles. www.aromanaturals.com. Doubleday Publishing– Moondogs by Alexander Yates is a singularly effervescent novel about thedisappearance of an American businessman in the Philippines. TowelDown.com– Hide personal items in Towel Down, a wind resistant beach towel, back pack, tote and more, all in one. www.toweldown.com
For more information, please visit EmmysFoundation.org, www.backstagecreations.com
Photo credits: Mark Sullivan – WIreImage