David Gest Forms New Production Company & Announces First TV Special 'Dionne Warwick: 45th Anniversary Spectacular'
100 Stars Set For Two Day Salute at Kodak Theatre January 26 & 27, 2006
Published Sep 26, 2005
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LOS ANGELES, Sept. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning producer DAVID GEST is back to work after two years and has announced his new Los Angeles based international production company, Extreme Entertainment Enterprises. The company's first project is "DIONNE WARWICK: 45TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR," a television special that will be filmed at the Kodak Theatre on January 26 & 27, 2006. American Airlines has been set as the "official airline and exclusive carrier" for the special. More than 100 stars will participate in the All-Star Salute to the legendary Dionne Warwick, whose professional career began in 1961. Miss Warwick has had over 60 Top 100 records in her 45-year career and has sold over 100 million records worldwide.
The official launch of David Gest's Extreme Entertainment Enterprises will take place at THE Party, an All-Star Gala on Monday, October 17, 2005 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. More than 900 invited guests will attend the dinner and musical celebration hosted by Angie Dickinson and Nancy Wilson. More than 20 legendary entertainers will perform at THE Party, including a special appearance by Miss Warwick. The evening will feature a 28-piece All-Star band under the direction of Joey Melotti. Sponsors of THE Party include American Airlines, American Eagle, Drexel Chemical, Tsunami Books, Global Dining of California Inc., Gonpachi of Beverly Hills, La Boheme and Monsoon. That evening, Mr. Gest will announce the one hundred stars participating in "DIONNE WARWICK: 45TH ANNIVERSARY SPECTACULAR."
Gest will also be announcing two other major television specials to be produced in 2006 in the coming months. He is also producing a special event, "JANE RUSSELL: 85TH BIRTHDAY SALUTE TO AN ICON," which will take place in Beverly Hills on June 21, 2006 with an old-time Hollywood Bash for the movie legend. JANE RUSSELL, along with dozens of legendary movie stars from Hollywood's Golden Era, will be present at THE Party on October 17, 2005 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel.
To date, David Gest has produced more than 100 shows throughout the world and has the distinction of producing the highest rated musical special in television history "Michael Jackson: 30th Anniversary Celebration." He also produced the triumphant comeback on Broadway of Liza Minnelli in "Liza's Back!" as well as the American Cinema Awards for 14 years and the International Achievement In Arts Awards for 5 years.
Source: David Gest Productions, Inc.