Sue Kroll & the Power of Women to Support Film Independent

Each year, Variety hosts their Power of Women event celebrating a select group of women in entertainment who have made a significant difference to their chosen causes. One of this year’s honorees was Sue Kroll, Warner Bros.’ President of Marketing (and Film Independent Board Member), whose chosen charity is Film Independent.

But the Power of Women extends beyond lunch: in conjunction with Variety‘s event, there will also be an online auction, the proceeds of which will benefit Film Independent as well.

Bidding ends on Tuesday, November 27 — just in time to get a jump on your holiday shopping. So, if you’re as passionate about helping indie filmmakers thrive as we are, and you’d like to get your hands on a sold out Live Read pass (or a new Prada bag, or Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globes after-party tickets, or so much more) check out the auction items below, then get your bid in today!

Focus Features – Moonrise Kingdom Memorabilia:

Starting Bid: $200

As seen on-screen in the hit Focus Features release Moonrise Kingdom, up for auction is a lot of three (3) Khaki Scout caps. Made for director Wes Anderson’s 1965-set movie by costume designer Kasia Walicka Maimone and her department, the caps were worn by Scouts in the multiple camping and activity scenes. The Khaki Scout extras were played mostly by real-life scout troops from Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island, but every part of the Khaki Scout uniforms was created expressly for the film.

Bid on this Moonrise Kingdom Memorabilia at CharityBuzz >>



Los Angeles Film Festival – Opening Night Package:

Starting Bid: $250

The Los Angeles Film Festival, presented by Film Independent, returns June 13 – 23 to L.A. LIVE with red carpet premieres, live music, free outdoor screenings and films from around the world.

You and a friend will be at the center of the action when the Los Angeles Film Festival kicks off in the entertainment capital of the world. Attend the Opening Night festivities in style – go behind the velvet rope and walk the red carpet, enjoy the Opening Night film screening and celebrate the night away at the exclusive after-party.

Bid on the Los Angeles Film Festival Opening Night Package >>



Dinner with Film Independent Co-Presidents:

Starting Bid: $350

Enjoy a dinner with a duo once described by John Waters as “Film Independent’s dreamy Co-presidents” (and yes, we have the footage to prove it).

Josh Welsh and Sean Mc Manus share a wealth of knowledge between them, so pick their brains about the state of independent film, Film Independent’s mission or discuss 17th century French philosophy if the mood strikes you. One of them has a Ph.D. on the subject. Either way, the conversation will be interesting and you’ll enjoy some laughs with these two personable executives.

Bid on Dinner with Film Independent Co-Presidents >>



Exclusive Wine Lovers Package:

Starting Bid: $250

• One night stay at the Fess Parker Wine Country Inn & Spa located in Los Olivos, CA (Sunday-Thursday, based on availability)
• Breakfast for two at Petros Los Olivos
• Wine tasting for two at Epiphany Cellars, Bin2860 Wine Shop and E&T Wines
• Spa treatment for two at Champagne Spa & Boutique
• VIP tour and tasting at Fess Parker Winery (hosted by a Parker family member or winemaker)
• Magnum of Fess Parker Ashley’s Pinot Noir

Bid on the Exclusive Wine Lover’s Package >>



Dress for success with a $500 gift card for Brooks Brothers and a $650 Brooks Brothers Gunmetal Chain Handbag:

Starting Bid: $230

Brooks Brothers has been the brand of choice for those who want to dress for success for almost two centuries, and you can see why in this beautiful black lamb leather bag that is the perfect accompaniment to almost any outfit.

Measuring approximately 13 inches wide by 9 inches high by 2 inches wide, it can either be a clutch or a shoulder bag, with a detachable woven ribbon-and-chain strap. It also has multiple interior and exterior pockets for plenty of organization. You can also shop till you drop with a $500 Brooks Brothers gift card, so you can choose from their fine quality fashions and accessories.

Bid on this Brooks Brothers Handbag & Gift Card Package >>



Warner Bros. Lot Tour and Meet & Greet with Sue Kroll:

Starting bid: $3,000

Learn what it takes to make movie magic. Enjoy a VIP tour of historic Warner Bros. Studios, with a meet and greet with President of Marketing Sue Kroll, the woman behind the all of the studio’s amazing campaigns.

Treat yourself and three fellow movie fans to a VIP tour of the historic Warner Bros. Studios lot. See firsthand where some of the most memorable movies and television shows have been created, from Casablanca to Argo and hundreds more.

You will also get to explore the on-site museum, where costumes and props spanning almost a century of moviemaking are on display, as well as the fascinating Harry Potter museum, where you can find out, from the Sorting Hat itself, whether you belong in Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff or Slytherin. Finally, enjoy a brief meet and greet with Sue Kroll, Warner Bros. Pictures’ President of Marketing and learn what it takes to turn movies into mega-hits.

Bid on the Warner Bros. Lot Tour and Meet & Greet with Sue Kroll >>



Prada Purse:

Starting bid: $400

You don’t have to be a devil to wear Prada with this stunning Prada purse.

Classic styling meets high-end glamour in this Prada Shopping in Pelle, Saffiano Lux handbag in their color Nero (black). Measuring approximately 17 inches wide by 11 inches high by 7 inches deep, with a 5-inch strap drop, it is perfect for almost any occasion, combining form, function and true luxury.

Bid on this Prada Purse >>



Fox Searchlight – Hitchcock Premiere and After Party

Starting Bid: $500

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in Beverly Hills, CA

This package gives access for two to attend the premiere screening of Hitchcock, as well as the official after party attended by VIPs and members of the cast. Complimentary self-parking included.

Set in classic Hollywood in the 1950’s, Hitchcock is the behind-the-scenes story of the famous director’s personal life and his love affair with his wife and partner, Alma Reville. Told against the backdrop of the making of the director’s seminal masterpiece, Psycho, Anthony Hopkins and Helen Mirren play Hitchcock and his wife, and Scarlett Johansson plays Janet Leigh.

Bid on the Hitchock Premiere & After Party >>



Film Independent at LACMA Package:

Starting Bid: $750

Film Independent at LACMA is a weekly film series that offers unique cinematic experiences to the Los Angeles creative community. Jason Reitman’s Live Read series of canonical film scripts has quickly become one of LA’s hottest sell-out events.

Past Live Reads have included The Breakfast Club, The Apartment, The Princess Bride, Shampoo, Reservoir Dogs and The Big Lebowski. All-star cast members have included Pierce Brosnan, Steve Carell, Common, Bradley Cooper, Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Garner, Christina Hendricks, Kate Hudson, Diane Lane, Natalie Portman, Seth Rogen, Paul Rudd and many more.

Get the ultimate Film Independent at LACMA VIP experience when you and a friend attend four (4) Live Reads as a VIP series pass-holder. You’ll get priority admission to each event and the opportunity to meet director Jason Reitman at one of the Live Reads. To top it off, Film Independent at LACMA curator and esteemed film critic Elvis Mitchell will take you to lunch where you can pick his brain about all things cinema.

Bid on the Film Independent at LACMA Package >>



Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globes After Party:

Starting bid: $2,000

You can a guest can feel like a celebrity with two tickets to the glamorous Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globes After Party. January 13, 2013

Mingle with celebrities and industry VIPs at the dazzling, star-studded Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globes After Party. You and a guest will attend one of the most glamorous and exclusive events of the awards season, enjoying gourmet food and rubbing elbows with movie and television stars. It will surely be a night to remember.

Bid on the Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globes After Party Package >>



Private Screening on the Warner Bros. Lot:

Starting bid: $2,000

You will feel like a Hollywood mogul when you invite your friends and family to a private screening of the Warner Bros. movie of your choice. You and up to 48 guests (49 total seats) will enjoy a screening of your favorite Warner Bros. release in a small, private screening room on the historic Warner Bros. lot. You pick the movie and the guests, and we do the rest.

Bid on the Private Screening on the Warner Bros. Lot >>



Film Independent Spirit Awards VIP Red Carpet Experience:

Starting Bid: $3,000

Friday, February 22, 2013 & Saturday, February 23, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA

The Film Independent Spirit Awards is the annual awards show celebrating the best independent films of the year. Held the day before the Academy Awards at a beach location in Santa Monica, the Spirit Awards honors films, filmmakers and actors who embody independent spirit and originally in a fun, relaxed and off-the-cuff event that industry insiders look forward to most during Awards Season.

You and a friend will attend the Film Independent Spirit Awards in style. Your experience will start the day before (Friday, February 22) when you and your guest attend show rehearsal and meet the host of the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards (TBA). Past hosts have included Seth Rogen, Joel McHale and Sarah Silverman.

On the day of the awards, you will walk the red carpet, schmooze with the who’s who of Hollywood at a pre-reception and sit amongst presenters, nominees and past winners during the awards show. You will also be armed with backstage passes and you won’t walk away empty handed. You’ll take with you tons of fun memories, some favorite red carpet moments and best of all, two official Spirit Awards gift bags.

Bid on this Film Independent Spirit Awards VIP Red Carpet Experience >>


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