Olivera Wins 2010 International Special Events Society (ISES) ‘Best Entertainment Production’ Award, Greater Washington, DC Area ISES Chapter

June 18th, 2010

On April 11th, the 15th Annual International Special Events Society (ISES) Capital Awards Gala was held at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in the Sunset Room.  The DC Chapter of ISES is the largest in the world, with over 600 members from Virginia, DC, and Maryland, covering all aspects of the special events industry.  Each year, members submit entries for events from the previous year in numerous categories, such as Best Catered Event, Corporate/Public Event, Event Decor, Social Photography, Videography, Tenting Production, etc., which the judges evaluate for the final nominations and award winners.

Olivera Music Entertainment received three nominations in 2010:
1.  Best Entertainment Production, for “Evening @ The Hotel California”,
2.  Best Entertainment Production, for “EMA – Unmasked/Unveiled”, and
3.  Best ISES Team, for “EMA – Unmasked/Unveiled”, for which Olivera Music Entertainment was both Entertainment Producer and Event Producer.

Just being nominated is an honor.  The competition is fierce among the top players in the DC special event field.

Kevin Olivera was thrilled to win the Best Entertainment Production category for “Evening @ The Hotel California.” Working with Don Felder, legendary guitarist and songwriter for “The Eagles”, was a dream come true. It was truly a once in a lifetime event for our client and all of her guests.  A special thanks to the Barns of Wolf Trap, Blue Sky Films, Chuck Fazio Photography and R&R Catering for their outstanding work on this event!

Although we did not win the award for Best ISES Team this year, “EMA – Unmasked/ Unveiled” was also remarkable!  The team members included the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, A Vista Events, Chuck Fazio Photography, Blue Sky Films and Olivera Music Entertainment.

As event producer, I was continually amazed by the creative and artistic ideas put forward by this wonderful team!  An incredible amount of enthusiastic hard work enhanced the tremendous vision of our client.  It takes a lot to impress a Hollywood star, and Carrie Ann Inaba, Celebrity Judge with Dancing with the Stars, our surprise guest for the evening, was blown away!

“EMA – Unmasked/Unveiled” did win a Capital Award in the videography category.  Blue Sky Films took home the glass for an amazing video production, including a VH1 Behind The Music style retrospective of the client’s 15 years of holiday parties.

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