Annual Film Festival Series By A-List Communications
KIA’S LARGEST AND MOST RUGGED SUV, THE ALL-NEW 2020 TELLURIDE, WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED DURING THE PROGRAMS’ 3-DAY ACTIVATION OVER OPENING WEEKEND IN PARK CITY FROM JANUARY 26 – 28, 2019, ALONGSIDE CULINARY OFFERINGS BY GREENE ST. KITCHEN of PALMS CASINO RESORT HELMED BY CHEF DU CUISINE LANNY CHIN
Park City, UT (January 9, 2018) – Embracing the success of being a top food and fete film festival destination for celebrities and filmmakers each year, Hollywood event producer A-List Communications will bring its popular “Kia Telluride Supper Suite” pop-up back to Park City, Utah for the fifth consecutive year. The program runs from January 26th to 28th, 2019 featuring cuisine by Greene St. Kitchen, beverages by LIFEWTR, Tequila Comisario, Sensi Tuscany Wines, Blue Moon Belgian White and Dragonfly Coffee Roasters with Collider and L.A. Confidential Magazine.
As it does each year, the Kia Telluride Supper Suite and its partners will serve as a premiere hospitality and fine food destination celebrating the top films and Hollywood A-list attending the film festival each year. The pop-up will again be located centrally on Main Street with a takeover of The Mustang restaurant.
As Kia’s first eight-passenger SUV, the all-new Telluride is several inches longer and wider than the brand’s award-winning Sorento and is scheduled to arrive in showrooms in early 2019. “We surprised everyone when we showed the Telluride’s stylish swagger on the runway during New York Fashion Week last year, and now we are showcasing our largest SUV’s more rugged side in the snow and mountains of Park City,” said Saad Chehab, Vice President, Marketing Communications, Kia Motors America. “Telluride summits Kia’s comprehensive SUV lineup, and we hope festival goers will get to know Kia as the unexpected brand that we are.” Kia will present the Telluride through a décor of video and still imagery within the bistro pop-up while also treating celebrities and VIP media with door-to-door chauffer-driven car service.
Elevating the culinary hospitality experience indoors will be Greene St. Kitchen of Las Vegas led by notable celebrity chef Lanny Chin along with acclaimed executive chef Joe Zanelli. The soon to open restaurant by Andy Masi’s Clique Hospitality, is a dynamic, design-driven dining experience bringing gastronomic innovation to the newly renovated PALMS Casino Resort. Blending together street art and food in a distinctive way, the restaurant continues the immersive experience and extensive art program of the hotel. The Modern American dining destination pays homage to the artistic communities of New York’s SoHo neighborhood during the early 80’s. Kia Telluride Supper Suite attendees will experience top of the line chef prepared dinners and catering by the coveted Vegas entity and hospitality brand.
Creative libations to set the party tone will start with the ultra-premium and award-winning, Tequila Comisario®, available in three expressions, including mixable Blanco, aged Reposado and Añejo. These
small-batch craft tequilas, owned by Elite Beverage International, are double-distilled and cold-filtered and made from the finest hand-selected 100% Blue Weber Agave found in the highlands of Jalisco Mexico. Recent awards and ratings include the coveted 2018 Champions of the World Spirits Competition; a "98 points" rating as Best New Tequila; and "#1 Best Blanco Margarita" by Cigar & Spirits Magazine. In addition, Elite Beverage International will also serve up their premium Sensi® Tuscany Wines. Guests will be treated to the Sensi Chardonnay Toscana IGT and Dalcampo Chianti DOCG. Chianti Dalcampo scored 91 points at the Annuario dei migliori vini italiani 2016, a top record in the Chianti category. A series of fine Tuscan wines with excellent consistency and harmonious softness in taste.
In addition, Miller-Coors will also return for its 4th year partnership and serve its popular Blue Moon Belgian White, the perfect craft-brand for this culinary hospitality hub. Gourmet Coffee Brand, Tamas Christman’s Award Winning coffee company Dragon Fly Coffee Roasters will also furnish a deluxe coffee bar day and night inclusive of a signature dessert blend.
Joining as the official water for the 2019 program is LIFEWTR, a featured sponsor of the annual Creative Coalition Spotlight Initiative Awards Gala benefit for funding for the Arts. LIFEWTR is committed to advancing creativity, starting where it all begins – arts education – and to that end has impacted more than 1 million students to date through arts education initiatives. LIFEWTR will continue this mission to support arts education programs in 2019, beginning with a mural project at a Florida City Elementary School in Miami, FL.
In addition to the evening film dinners and parties, the Kia Telluride Supper Suite will also host the annual Collider Portrait and Media Studio during the daytime. Here, top filmmakers and actors will stop in during their press circuits to conduct interviews and to take cast portraits as exclusive content on the popular entertainment site, Collider, which garners over 11 million visitors and 50 million page views monthly. Talent scheduled to attend the studio within the Kia Telluride Supper Suite includes Zac Efron, Naomi Watts, Emma Roberts, Malin Akerman, Shea Whigham, Tony Hale, Mila Jovovich, Lucas Zumann, Jordana Spiro, Adelaide Clemens, Madisen Beaty, Octavia Spencer, Wendi McLendon Covey, Max Burkholder, Joe Berlinger, Lily Collins, Haley Joel Osment, Angela Sarafyan, Noah Schnapp, Mike Colter, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rosamund Pike, Chris O’Dowd, Nick Hornby, and many more still to be announced.
Brand partners also active during the day-part include mou, a luxury footwear and accessories line, who will return to Park City to gift its highly coveted winter boots and shoes to Hollywood's elite. Likewise, The Wild Immersion endorsed by Jane Goodall will be on-site with the world’s first ‘virtual reserve’. The Wild Immersion uses virtual reality to share an unrivaled 360-degree journey into Nature’s majestic territories to deepen our understanding of how each of us may support our planet and is presented in conjunction with the Blue Mind Fund, a non-profit starting a global conversation about the intersection between wild waters and the human brain based on the works of author Dr. Wallace J. Nichols.
The Kia Telluride Supper Suite by Greene St. Kitchen 2019 scheduled lineup is as follows:
Saturday, Jan 26th
- Collider Portrait & Media Studio.
- The Creative Coalition hosts a Spotlight Initiative Awards dinner honoring Josh Gad, Kyra Sedgwick, Tony Hale, Alfre Woodard, Tom Skerritt, Anna Chlumsky, Fisher Stevens, and Before You Know It. The awards will be hosted by actor and President of The Creative Coalition, Tim Daly.
- Cocktail Party celebration for XYZ Film’s “10 Years at the Fest” with L.A. Confidential.
Sunday, Jan 27th
- Collider Portrait & Media Studio.
- Dinner Celebration for LIGHT FROM LIGHT celebrating cast Jim Gaffigan (The Jim Gaffigan Show), and Marin Ireland (Sneaky Pete).
- Private reception with Blumhouse.
Monday, Jan 28th
- Collider Portrait & Media Studio.
- Sony Pictures Classics cocktail party in celebration of MAIDEN and AQUARELA
Social Media Tag: #KiaSupperSuite
**This program, its sponsors, and producers are an independent program operating in Park City in support of specific filmmakers and are not affiliated or sanctioned with an official Film Festival and should not be aligned as such in any coverage **
About Kia Motors America
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About Greene St. Kitchen
Greene St. Kitchen will soon open its doors at PALMS Casino Resort in Las Vegas as part of the hotel’s $690 Million renovation. Blending together street art and food in a distinctive way, the restaurant continues the immersive experience and extensive art program of the hotel. A concept created by Andy Masi’s Clique Hospitality (www.cliquehospitality.com), the dynamic, design-driven dining destination pays homage to the artistic communities of New York’s SoHo neighborhood during the early 80s. Designed by Rockwell Group, notable food personality Lanny Chin will serve as Chef du Cuisine with Joe Zanelli as Executive Chef, and will bring a modern American menu of shareable plates and over the top entrees such as butter poached king crab legs and Kaluga caviar, Jidori chicken Kabobs and Tomahawk Ribeye Steak. www.greenestkitchen.com
About Tequila Comisario®
Privately owned by Elite Beverage International, Inc., a global spirits and wine distribution company, based in Orange County, California, which proudly presents its flagship product, the ultra-premium, and award-winning, Tequila Comisario®. Tequila Comisario® is one of the highest-awarded tequilas, with Blanco, Añejo and Reposado, winning the US and International Competitions for multiple Gold and Double-Gold medals, Best in Class/Category, Best Tequila of the Year in 2018, 98-point ratings and ranked #1 Añejo and #2 Blanco in the "2018 World Spirits Competition.” www.tequilacomisario.com
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About Blue Moon Brewing Company
At Blue Moon Brewing Company, everything we do flows from our artistic approach to brewing. We craft our broad array of beers with flavorful ingredients for an inviting taste, perfect for enjoying the moment with friends. It's been that way since we added our first flavorful twist back in 1995 in Denver, Colo., and that's why we say our beer and everything we do is artfully crafted. More information is available atwww.BlueMoonBrewingCompany.com.
Collider is the ultimate source for impactful entertainment news. We deliver the biggest, most important industry happenings, and provide deep analysis and sharp commentary through interviews, reviews, and much more. Since the website began in July 2005, we’ve been dedicated to delivering content that is thoughtful, analytical, and all encompassing, with a tinge of personality for good measure. And that’s not to mention our diverse, exciting video content on our YouTube channel, featuring beloved shows like Movie Talk, Jedi Council, Heroes, and of course Movie Trivia Schmoedown. Colorful personalities, strong opinions, but always delivered with the passion of true entertainment fans.
About Dragonfly Coffee Roasters
"Dragonfly Coffee Roasters a Boulder, Colorado based specialty coffee company, named Roast Magazines 2019 Micro-Roaster of the Year. Specializes in roasting and sourcing the finest coffees on earth, sustainably sourced from small farms and farming cooperatives worldwide. Exceptional coffee does not happen by accident. It is the result of environmental stewardship, the tireless pursuit of excellence, and hundreds of hands working together across the globe. Bringing to life a taste of place, a perfectly orchestrated symphony of aroma and flavor - with a story in every cup... Combining a graceful blend of culinary artistry and chemical engineering the Dragonfly team brings new meaning to the art of coffee and the science of espresso. The Dragonfly team has more than twenty-five years of experience sourcing, roasting and enjoying the finest coffees in the world, and is excited to share its passion with you." http://www.dragonflycoffeeroasters.com/.
About L.A. Confidential Magazine
Los Angeles Confidential magazine is the premiere glossy publication in Los Angeles, celebrating the finest in fashion, art, beauty, culture, dining, entertainment, interior design, nightlife and travel. Los Angeles Confidential covers the hottest trends and most influential players and tastemakers from an insider’s point of view. Los Angeles Confidential is published by Modern Luxury, the country’s largest local luxury media company with 86 titles in the top 24 markets in the United States.
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About A-List Communications LLC
A-List Communications (www.a-listcommunications.com, a Lagardère Labs Company, is a full-service consulting, special events & communications agency based in Los Angeles. With over 18 years of global agency experience, A-List Communications specializes in connecting corporate brands with results-driven communication strategies, and globally recognized celebrities that elevate their clients to the A-List. Core to A-List Communications’ success is delivering “Brand Integration” services across a portfolio of propriety branded entertainment programs including “Fashion Week STYLE360,” “Supper Suite” and “The Arts & Cinema Centre.” Follow @alistcom (www.twitter.com/alistcom) for more information and check #KiaSupperSuite for daily updates.
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