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Jorja Fox & Lion Ark Team at Star-Studded NAACP Nominee’s Luncheon

Posted: 11 February 2014. Updated: 11 February 2014


Lion Ark’s Tim Phillips (Director/Producer), Jan Creamer (Producer), CSI star Jorja Fox (Associate Producer), and Lelah Foster (Lion Ark Photographer) joined some of the biggest stars in Hollywood at this weekend’s 45th NAACP Image Award Nominees’ Luncheon. Lion Ark has been nominated in the Outstanding International Motion Picture category; Saturday’s event was a huge honor, recorded each year in the Library of Congress.

The 45th Image Awards are organized by America’s oldest and largest civil rights organization the NAACP (the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) and are voted on by NAACP members. The prestigious Image Awards celebrate “the outstanding achievements and performances of people of color in the arts, as well as those individuals or groups who promote social justice through their creative endeavors.”

Others nominees up for awards this year in other categories include Beyoncé, John Legend, Halle Berry, Oprah Winfrey, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Hudson, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Forest Whitaker.

The Nominee’s Luncheon has become a tradition that provides an opportunity for the Hollywood creative community, the social justice community, and the NAACP’s leadership to come together to recognize the best that communities of color have to offer. During the Luncheon, nominees received their nomination certificate and had their picture taken for the 45th NAACP Image Award Nominee commemorative photograph, which will be archived with the Library of Congress.

Jan Creamer, Lion Ark organizer, President of Animal Defenders International, the charity behind the rescue: “We are deeply honored to be recognized by an organization that has done so much to change the world.”

Tim Phillips, Director of Lion Ark: “Lion Ark shows how a group of people from many nations came together to make a difference and save a group of animals – the Lion Ark rescue team was from Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, America and Britain. We worked across differences in language and culture to achieve our objective. It is an honor to have our work recognized.”

Winners will be voted upon by the NAACP members and announced on Friday, February 21st during the Awards Ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Saturday, February 22nd (9:00pm ET/PT tape-delayed). The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet (8:00pm ET/PT tape-delayed).

The glittering awards ceremony in Los Angeles has, in the past, been hosted by luminaries such as Denzel Washington, Diana Ross, Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Whitney Houston.

Lion Ark Associate Producer Jorja Fox (CSI) on the red carpet at the NAACP Nominees Luncheon

Lion Ark’s Jan Creamer with Jorja Fox on the red carpet at the NAACP Nominees Luncheon

The Lion Ark team. From left to right: Lelah Foster (Lion Ark photographer), Tim Phillips (Director), CSI’s Jorja Fox (Associate Producer), and Jan Creamer (Producer)

Wide shot of the red carpet & paparazzi at the Nominee’s Luncheon

Lion Ark’s Jan Creamer on the red carpet

Another shot of Jorja Fox on the red carpet

Wide shot of the Nominees Luncheon

Lion Ark Director Tim Phillips receives his nomination certificate

Jan Creamer & Jorja Fox with Jan’s nomination certificate

Table 6 Guests. Left to right: Lawrence Saint Victor (Nominated Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series for The Bold & The Beautiful), Jan Creamer, Jorja Fox, Erica Motolfo-Bura (Nominated Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for The Game), Tim Phillips, and Lelah Foster

Jorja Fox interviewed on the red carpet

The Lion Ark team with their nomination certificates. From left to right: Lelah Foster, Tim Phillips, Jan Creamer, and Jorja Fox

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