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TMCNet:  Bring Oscar® Home Again With Academy Sanctioned Online Party Invitations Designed By Marc Friedland Available Exclusively On Evite Postmark®

[January 22, 2013]

Bring Oscar® Home Again With Academy Sanctioned Online Party Invitations Designed By Marc Friedland Available Exclusively On Evite Postmark®

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Oscar party hosts can now bring home the excitement and energy of the Academy Awards® with online invitations from The Oscar Collection by Marc Friedland, available exclusively on Evite Postmark (www.postmark.com) through Oscar Sunday, February 24, 2013.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130122/LA46288) Marc Friedland, the designer of the Academy Award winners' envelope and invitations for all 2013 Oscar events, is the Creative Director of Marc Friedland Couture Communications (www.marcfriedlandinc.com) and Chief Style Director for Evite Postmark. The Oscar Collection by Marc Friedland is the only online invitation collection officially sanctioned by the Academy Awards. The collection is free to use, and is available for a limited time.

The Oscar Collection by Marc Friedland has something for everyone, from classic golden age of Hollywood to modern, fun takes on Oscar as well. Each invitation in the collection has a matching designed envelope, custom stamp, and features the Oscar statuette, use of Academy archival photos and images. Friedland's Oscar party tips and other viewing-party activities - including a set of downloadable Oscar Bingo cards will also be available on postmark.com and oscar.com.

"Partnering with Marc and the Academy for the biggest celebration in Hollywood perfectly captures the spirit of Evite Postmark," said Evite president Hans Woolley. "It also offers home viewers inspiration for their own parties with designs that echo the style and sophistication of the evening." Two years ago Friedland introduced the first-ever envelopes and announcement cards bearing the names of the winners for the telecast. It was the first time the Academy had a specially designed envelope and card to announce the Oscar recipients. Friedland will be recreating them again for this year. He also produced all Oscar event invitations for the Academy for the first time this year.

"When I created the original design for the first Academy Award winners' envelope two years ago, I wanted to create a modern icon imbued with a rich air of luxury, reminiscent of the glamorous golden age of Hollywood," said Friedland. "And while it was only touched by a handful of winners--yet seen by millions--I wanted to see how I could make this piece of Oscar history part of the tradition for people hosting their own Oscar parties. With the support of both the Academy and Evite Postmark, this collection was designed to inspire those who love to celebrate the Oscars by way of a really fun, personal experience." Evite Postmark (www.postmark.com) is a digital social expression platform that features stylish cards, invitations, announcements and correspondence designed to bring modern etiquette and beautiful design to the digital experience. Backed by technology from Evite (www.evite.com) the leading online invitation and social event planning service on the Web, Evite Postmark offers a wide range of high-quality personalizable designs in a user-friendly, advertising-free interface. With formal presentation options such as digital inserts, stamps and envelopes, users will be inspired to discover all the ways to connect with those they care about, because life's better together.

Friedland is a Los Angeles-based custom invitation designer creating stationery arts for high-end clients. This year marks the 27th anniversary of his namesake business along with Creative Intelligence, his experiential branding agency counterpart.

The Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center®, and televised live on the ABC Television Network beginning at 4 PM PT/ 7 PM ET. The Oscar presentation also will be televised live in more than 200 countries worldwide.

For high-res images and screenshots, contact Kelly Curran or David Beckwith per below. For a video on the making of the Academy Award winners' envelope, visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch v=6-oqiU1DAuU&feature=youtube For more information about Evite Postmark, contact JS² Communications at (323) 866-0880 x115 or email kcurran@js2comm.com For more information about Marc Friedland Couture Communications, contact David Beckwith of The Beckwith Company at (323) 845-9836 or email david@thebeckwithcompany.com SOURCE Evite Postmark

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