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Cheryl Kravitz,  Director of Marketing and Communication
American Red Cross in the National Capital Region703-584-8453 (office)   301- 580-8905 (mobile)
crk725@aol.com or kravitzc@redcrossnca.org

Leslie R. Green
Senior Communications Manager
Office of Motion Picture and Television Development
Government of the District of Columbia
202-724-2070 (office) or  202-510-0977 (mobile)

(January 31, 2011) – Film buffs who know movie scenes from the nation’s capital shown in major motion pictures have the chance to win two VIP tickets to a night filled with glamour, excitement and entertainment—Oscar  Night® America 2011 in Washington, D.C.  Second and third place winners will receive special prizes to commemorate the night as well.

To kick-off the fourth annual Oscar Night® America, the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region and the D.C. Office of Motion Picture and Television Development are joining forces to host a scavenger hunt on Sunday, February 13, from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Participants will gather at American Red Cross headquarters at 17th and D Streets, N.W. to receive instructions and clues that will guide them to several locations around the city where famous films have been shot. The snow date will be February 20. Information can be found on the Red cross website at www.redcrossnca.org.

Oscar Night® America 2011 is the only official Academy-sanctioned Washington, D.C. viewing party and is one of the major fundraising activities for the Red Cross. The black tie event will be held at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. on February 27, 2011.

Joe Carden, Vice President of the Homeland Security & Defense Business Council is chairing the event for the second year and Pamela Brown, from ABC7/WJLA-TV and TBD TV is the emcee.  Members of Congress, the corporate sector, the philanthropic community, D.C.’s fashionistas and movie buffs will join together to celebrate the art of cinema to benefit the American Red Cross. Information about tickets and sponsorship opportunities can be found on the Red Cross website at www.redcrossnca.org.

About the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region

Men, women and children across our community and beyond are helped by the services of the American Red Cross in the National Capital Region. The volunteers and staff of Red Cross, people who are your neighbors, are committed to responding in times of emergency. The Red Cross works with the men and women of the military and their families, trains thousands in lifesaving courses, provides a safe blood supply and educates our neighbors about home and business preparedness in times of emergency.  The American Red Cross in the National Capital Region is the premier local resource to empower individuals and mobilize our community to survive the unexpected and save lives. The American Red Cross is supported by voluntary donations.

Please visit our website at www.redcrossnca.org, visit our Facebook group page at  http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=41428840830 or follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/RedCrossNCR

About the DC Film Office

The District of Columbia Office of Motion Picture and Television Development is tasked with initiating, and managing programs aimed at generating revenue and stimulating employment and business opportunities in the District through the production of film, television, video, photography and other multimedia projects. Washington, DC’s instantly recognizable landmarks, diverse neighborhoods, cultural amenities, and first-class accommodations are just some of the many features that make the District of Columbia a venue of choice for motion picture and television production. A film-friendly city with the resources to accommodate any size production, Washington, DC continues to draw feature and independent films, television, documentary, commercial, and other video and multimedia projects.

For more information, contact the Office of Motion Picture and TV Development at (202) 727-6608, visit us on the web at http://film.dc.gov, join the DC Film community on http://www.facebook.com/FilmDC, or follow us on http://twitter.com/DCFilmOffice.