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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Celebrities Will Meet at Sundance Film Festival to Address the Haiti Earthquake Crisis

Moviemakers And Celebrities Mobilize At The Tweet House During The Sundance Film Festival To Aid The People Of Haiti

The “Tweet House” Will Serve As A Central Hub During The 2010 Sundance Film Festival Establishing A Gathering Place and Forum to Raise Awareness and Funds for Haiti

(Park City, UT – January 14, 2010) In response to the powerful earthquake that has devastated the island of Haiti, the “Tweet House” which is being hosted in Park City during the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, is offering a virtual and physical event called “The Celebrity Tweetup for Haiti”. The Tweetup will be held at The Tweet House, located at the SHOP Yoga Studio in Park City, Utah on Saturday, January 23rd from 5 to 7pm.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this crisis,” said LeVar Burton, of Burton/Wolfe Entertainment and co-host of the Tweetup, “I know from experience that members of the entertainment community can be counted on at times like this, and my partners and I are dedicated to doing what we can”.

During the Tweetup, the hosts are inviting talent and other Sundance Festival attendees to gather and “Tweet” messages encouraging their followers to make donations to the organizations that are accepting funds related to the Haitian disaster. Proceeds raised from corporate sponsors of the event will be earmarked to benefit the victims.

“We had originally scheduled a Tweetup hosted by LeVar where celebrities could message about their favorite charities,” said Steve Broback of the Parnassus Group, who is organizing the event. “With the recent happenings, we felt compelled to focus exclusively on the pressing needs of the Haitian people.”

More information can be found at the official Web site for the Tweet House: http://www.tweetforhaiti.org

BURTON/WOLFE ENTERTAINMENT was formed in 2009 by principals’ actor/director LeVar Burton and producer Mark Wolfe. The company is dedicated to developing quality productions utilizing all avenues of entertainment, including digital, feature film, television, 3D and the Web. Burton Wolfe Entertainment promises to deliver quality entertainment wherever audiences gather.

THE PARNASSUS GROUP is a Redmond-based technology consultancy that produces events and provides brand monitoring and reporting services.