Pittsburgh Film Office focuses on Lights! Glamour! Action!
March 2, 2014 11:44 PM
Julie and Chris Sharp
Alan and Diane Perer, #SEENbestdressedcouple
Blair Johnson and Deb Rice-Johnson
Kim Leonard, #SEENbestgown
Russ Streiner and Dawn Keezer
Shannon Seminary and Amanda Jupena, #SEENbestfeathers
Guests arrive on the red carpet downstairs while others watch on projectors inside the Lights! Glamour! Action! party Sunday night at Heinz Field Club Level East.
Dena Scaltz and Dr. Katie Farah
Maria Vitale and Jim Vitale have their pictures taken at the start of the Lights! Glamour! Action!
Raspberries float in champagne.
The women of Harmony Salon in Pine.
By Natalie Bencivenga / Post-Gazette
Lights! Glamour! Action!
Even with the threat of a snowstorm, the local Oscar party went on. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield on Sunday night presented The Pittsburgh Film Office's 14th annual Lights! Glamour! Action! at Heinz Field Club Level East, complete with a red carpet, a showing of this year's Academy Awards, a makeup chair for last-minute touch-ups, and champagne, dancing, a silent auction and a photo booth to capture the magic of the evening.
"We are making a lot of films here in the city, and this is an electrifying time for the arts in Pittsburgh," said county Executive Rich Fitzgerald, with his wife, Cathy.
As with any party, everyone wanted to know who wore what. #Bestdressedcouple Diane Perer chose a floor-length chartreuse Lanvin gown and her husband, board member Alan Perer, donned a bow tie made of film strips, courtesy of the film office. Stylists from the Harmony Salon in Pine came dressed to the nines, paying homage to "The Great Gatsby."
"I've been looking forward to this night," said guest Dena Scaltz. "Everyone says this is a fabulous party."
The event is a main source of support for the film office, directed by Dawn Keezer. Joining her were more than 900 patrons, including Mayor Bill Peduto, Dan and Shelly Onorato, WTAE's Sally Wiggin, Drs. Katie and Tony Farah, Democratic state Sen. Jay Costa, and Karen and David Haddad, president and CEO of Haddad's Inc.
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