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Steven Escobar Honored at the 20th Annual MMPA “Night before the Oscars"
Award winning Esteban Steven Escobar Receives Certificates of Recognition from
City of Beverly Hills, County and City of Los Angeles at the 20th Annual MMPA “Night before the Oscars … The Envelope Please…”
Hollywood, CA, March 14, 2014 -- Diversity News Publications, publisher of Diversity News Magazine from the Diversity News Publications Family of Companies is excited and thankful to announce that their own Esteban "Steven" Escobar was honored with certificates of recognition at the 20th Annual MMPA “Night before the Oscars … The Envelope Please...” to benefit The MMPA Educational Scholarship Fund for student filmmakers held on March 1, 2014.
Steven Escobar received the following awards from City of Beverly Hills: The Diversity Award Certificate of Recognition by the City of Beverly Hills City Council, County of Los Angeles by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Los Angeles and City of Los Angeles Certificate of Recognition signed by the Mayor of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for his participation and contributions to the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA).
The event included live entertainment, a silent auction, raffles and sumptuous Hors d’oeuvres including a lavish dessert table for the honorees, guests, and celebrity crowd. The event took place at the Andaz Hotel, Top of the Strip, Panorama Room, Rooftop at 8401 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.
“The beauties of nature come in all colors. The strengths of humankind come in many forms. Every human being is wonderfully unique. All of us contribute in different ways. When we learn to honor the difference, and appreciate the mix, we find harmony.” said Esteban "Steven" Escobar, President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine.
He continued, "I am humbled and want to congratulate the other honorees. Remember to keep working forward for many and many more accomplishments that need to be celebrated and recognized while we are alive. Also thank you to John A. Mirisch, Mayor of the City of Beverly Hills for attending and presenting the award to me. Thank you to Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor from the City of Beverly Hills and the rest of the council members from the City of Beverly Hills: William W. Brien M.D., Julian A. Gold M.D., and Nancy H. Krasne. Thank you to Eric Garcetti, Mayor of the City of Los Angeles, Mitch O'Farrell, Councilmember 13 District of the City of Los Angeles and Zev Yaroslavsky, Supervisor, Third District of County of Los Angeles. Once again, I want to take this opportunity to thank Mr. Jarvee Hutcherson, President of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association for the amazing recognition and for reaching out to City and County politicians to recognize myself along with my media outlets for all my contributions. I want to thank and share this honor with my entire team at Diversity News Magazine, Diversity News TV and Diversity News Radio, the entire Diversity News Publications Family of Companies. Once again, without them I would not be where I am now. So I am in debt to them but my sincere gratitude goes out to all of them who go above and beyond to cover events for our worldwide readership."
The purpose of the 20th Annual MMPA “Night before the Oscars … The Envelope Please…” is to benefit the MMPA Educational Scholarship Fund for student filmmakers. This annual charity benefits and plays host to an array of entertainment luminaries and Academy Award nominees during Oscar Week. 2014 Academy Oscar Nominees and celebrities were invited to the event.
"Last but not least I want to thank GOD for giving me the strength, health and energy to continue working hard to provide a service to our Diverse community. I want to thank all my friends, colleagues, family, supporters, fans and sponsors that came to the event. Your continued support means a lot to me. I remember when we printed our first issue of Diversity News (Revista Diversidad) in English and Spanish back in 2003 and then the internet took over and on Thursday, June 14, 2007 DiversityNewsPublications.com was born. At the time, we were known as Diversity News, but then in 2009 DiversityNewsMagazine.com was born and it is known today as one of the biggest brand names worldwide” Mr. Escobar concluded.
Jarvee Hutcherson is the founder & president of the Multicultural Motion Picture Association (MMPA) and the Executive Producer of the 20th Annual MMPA Night before the Oscars. The MMPA is a 501©3 Non-Profit Organization Tax ID 95-4589823 Tax-Deductible.
About Esteban “Steven” Escobar: Esteban A. Escobar (born in El Salvador, Central America on September 6th) is an award winning American journalist, reporter, editor, columnist, writer, producer, director, publicist, radio personality, entrepreneur, accounts receivable specialist, humanitarian and philanthropist. Esteban is known as Steven Escobar. He is the President & Executive Editor-In-Chief of Diversity News Magazine, an online & special print consumer news magazine that is is available worldwide and can be viewed free by millions of visitors each month.
On November 2013 Steven Escobar founded and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Diversity Professional Business & Media Solutions Group Inc., a company to help small businesses to be complaint with changes in technology and have a presence online. On July 2013 he founded and is the CEO of Diversity Recovery Systems, a professional consulting and account receivables third party company specializing in healthcare medical collections.
Esteban “Steven” Escobar is also the executive producer and director of Diversity News TV, the host of Diversity News Radio, on Air with Steven Escobar, and the president of Diversity News Publications, a news/entertainment multimedia firm in Hollywood, CA.
Steven Escobar owns E.E.Enterprises, an affiliate of The Diversity News Publications family of companies. Steven Escobar is also the official Hollywood and Los Angeles County events. examiner for Examiner.com, contributor for Yahoo.com distributed via Yahoo Voices, CNN.com, iReport contributor, and special reporter for Tehran International Weekly Magazine. Steven Escobar is currently the account executive and media liaison at World Wide Vital Marketing & Public Relations Inc.
Steven Escobar’s current professional affiliations and memberships include being a member and media partner of the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce Los Angeles, (Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association) GALECA with voting and membership rights on The Dorian Awards.
Steven Escobar is no stranger to the entertainment industry. He has covered many prestigious events in Hollywood. Some of them are the 2009 Outstanding Emmy Awards Nominees, 2010 American Music Awards, 2011 American Music Awards, 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominees Announcement, 43rd NAACP Image Awards, 44th NAACP Image Awards, 12th Annual Latin Grammys Nominees Announcement, 2013 NCLR ALMA Awards, and the 2014 Golden Globe Awards.
Steven Escobar also gives back to the community by helping charities. From 2003 to the present, he has been raising money and awareness for AIDS Walk LA benefiting AIDS Project Los Angeles through team Diversity News 3960. Also in 2011 Steven Escobar raised money for The Life Group LA. Steven Escobar has volunteered for Exotifit For Humanity and The Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Steering Committee.
Steven Escobar has been in the USA since 1989 and has 2 sisters and a mother. Steven Escobar currently resides in Los Angeles County in the city of Hollywood, CA. For more information visit http://stevenescobar.diversitynewspublications.com/ or his IMDB at http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4164655/