Exclusive Event Celebrates Powerful, Trailblazing Black Men in Entertainment and Multimedia
BEVERLY HILLS (February 27, 2013) - ICON MANN's Pre-Oscar POWER 30 Dinner, Celebrating Trailblazing Black Men in Entertainment and Multimedia, took place on Saturday, February 23rd at the posh L'Ermitage Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. It was an exclusive event curated in recognition of the amazing dialogue that is about living the best life and using one's platform to empower others. Sponsors for the evening were Keith Clinkscales' The Shadow League and the L'Ermitage Hotel Beverly Hills. The event was presented by ICON MANN Sports Entertainment Brand Management.
Guests included actor Michael Ealy ("Think Like A Man"), rapper/actor Common, actor Jesse Williams ("Grey's Anatomy"), actor David Oyelowo ("Lincoln"), marketing executive James Lopez (Sony/Screen Gems), director Tim Story ("Think Like A Man"), magazine publisher Len Burnett (Uptown Magazine), entertainment attorney Gordon Bobb, director George Tillman, Jr. ("Notorious"), actor Dennis Haysbert ("The Unit"), talent agent Charles King (William Morris Endeavor), actor Omari Hardwick ("Sparkle"), talent manager Brian Dobbins (Principato Young Entertainment), entertainment executive Guy Primus (Overbrook Entertainment), actor Wendell Pierce ("Treme"), talent agent Ryan Tarpley (Creative Artists Agency), and NFL Player Terrell Suggs (Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens), among others.
The event kicked-off with a cocktail reception and private tasting featuring Remy Martin's Louis XIII cognac, followed by the sit-down three-course dinner, which was highlighted with a special welcome by Ambassador Shabazz, eldest daughter of Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz. She shared inspiring thoughts about the importance of Black men coming together to fellowship and defining the narrative of their life.
"ICON MANN is a state of mind for anyone who uses their opportunity and access to create great and significant change by unapologetically conquering everything they envision," says ICON MANN Principals Tamara Houston and Adrienne Alexander. "We are committed to championing their accomplishments and encouraging their influence across multiple platforms."
ICON MANN Sports Entertainment Brand Management (http://iconmannsports.com/) represents the entertainment, branded content and digital interests of professional athletes and sports organizations.
Common Omari Hardwick
David Oyelowo and Michael Ealy David Oyelowo and Dennis Haysbert
(L-R): Dennis Haysbert, Guy Primus and Len Burnett
Louis XIII cognac bottle Jesse Williams and Michael Ealy
(L-R): Charles King, Jesse Williams, Michael Ealy, and George Tillman, Jr.
Common (center) greets Terrell Suggs (left) and Dennis Haysbert (right)
Terrell Suggs and Dennis Haysbert
(L-R): Len Burnett, Guy Primus, and Hamet Watt
ICON MANN POWER 30 PRE-OSCAR DINNER
February 23, 2013
Beverly Hills, California
Photo credit: Earl Gibson III