By MCN Editor editor@moviecitynews.com

FIJI Water to Make Debut as the Official Water of the Screen Actors Guild Awards

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 18th Annual SAG Awards® will be Simulcast Live on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012 on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT)

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 9, 2012) – FIJI Water will serve as the official water for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards to honor the charitable work of actors and of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation, SAG Awards Committee Chair and SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams announced today. FIJI Water, the number one imported bottled water, will be served on the red carpet, featured on the dinner tables during the award show ceremony and served at the Screen Actors Guild Post-Awards Gala hosted by People Magazine and the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF). This marks the first time FIJI Water has served as a SAG Awards sponsor and a donor to the SAG Foundation’s children’s literacy and actor assistance programs.

FIJI Water is making its Hollywood debut on the SAG Awards red carpet with its unique mineral profile and distinctive taste.  Drawn from a protected, underground aquifer on the Fijian island of Viti Levu, FIJI Water is bottled directly at the source, ensuring that it’s untouched.   FIJI Water is rich in naturally-occurring silica and electrolytes, which creates the soft mouth-feel and smooth taste that appeals to discerning consumers and top chefs.

“FIJI Water is proud to support the good works of the SAG Foundation and to be partnering with the Screen Actors Guild to showcase our product on one of Hollywood’s biggest nights” said David Ricanati, President, FIJI Water Company.  “FIJI Water is the perfect red carpet accessory.”

“We are grateful to FIJI Water for their support of the SAG Foundation and are delighted to welcome them to the SAG Awards” said SAG Awards Committee Chair and SAG Foundation President JoBeth Williams”

The SAG Foundation provides emergency relief to members in economic distress, video and audio preservation of the creative legacy of SAG members, scholarships for performers and their children and emergency funds for members with catastrophic illnesses. The SAG Foundation operates The Actor’s Center and the Foundation’s public children’s literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools) and Storyline Online. For details, visit sagfoundation.org and bookpals.net.

Actor® recipients will be announced at the 18th Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, simulcast live from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center on TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT). A primetime encore presentation will follow immediately on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET) / 7 p.m. (PT).

Preceding the SAG Awards® ceremony will be the annual tnt.tv and tbs.com Red Carpet Pre-show webcast at 6:00 p.m. (ET) / 3:00 p.m. (PT) featuring the announcement of the SAG Honors for Outstanding Action Performances by Film and Television Stunt Ensembles at 6:15 p.m. (ET) / 3:15 p.m. (PT).

The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be produced by Jeff Margolis Productions in association with Screen Actors Guild Awards®, LLC. For more information about the SAG Awards, SAG, TNT and TBS, visit sagawards.org/about, “like” SAG Awards at facebook.com/sagawardsofficialpage and follow SAG Awards at twitter.com/sagawards.

FIJI® Water, natural artesian water bottled at the source in Viti Levu (Fiji islands), is the number one imported bottled water in the United States. FIJI Water is known for its iconic square bottle, soft mouthfeel and unique mineral profile.  Widely available at fine restaurants and hotels, all major retail channels including grocery and convenience, and through a convenient delivery service, FIJI Water has also expanded globally to more than 40 countries. Through membership in 1% for the Planet, FIJI Water supports environmental efforts around the world and in its backyard. To learn more, please visitwww.fijiwater.com, like FIJI Water on Facebook (www.facebook.com/fijiwater), or follow FIJI Water on Twitter (www.twitter.com/fijiwater).

# # #

Leave a Reply

Quote Unquotesee all »

“Any time a movie causes a country to threaten nuclear retaliation, the higher-ups wanna get in a room with you… In terms of getting the word out about the movie, it’s not bad. If they actually make good on it, it would be bad for the world—but luckily that doesn’t seem like their style… We’ll make a movie that maybe for two seconds will make some 18-year-old think about North Korea in a way he never would have otherwise. Or who knows? We were told one of the reasons they’re so against the movie is that they’re afraid it’ll actually get into North Korea. They do have bootlegs and stuff. Maybe the tapes will make their way to North Korea and cause a fucking revolution. At best, it will cause a country to be free, and at worst, it will cause a nuclear war. Big margin with this movie.”
~ Seth Rogen In Rolling Stone 1224

“Yes, good movies sprout up, inevitably, in the cracks and seams between the tectonic plates on which all of these franchises stay balanced, and we are reassured of their hardiness. But we don’t see what we don’t see; we don’t see the effort, or the cost of the effort, or the movies of which we’re deprived because of the cost of the effort. Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice may have come from a studio, but it still required a substantial chunk of outside financing, and at $35 million, it’s not even that expensive. No studio could find the $8.5 million it cost Dan Gilroy to make Nightcrawler. Birdman cost a mere $18 million and still had to scrape that together at the last minute. Imagine American movie culture for the last few years without Her or Foxcatcher or American Hustle or The Master or Zero Dark Thirty and it suddenly looks markedly more frail—and those movies exist only because of the fairy godmothership of independent producer Megan Ellison. The grace of billionaires is not a great business model on which to hang the hopes of an art form.”
~ Mark Harris On The State Of The Movies