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The Adrienne Shelly Foundation to Launch All-Star eBay Auction as Part of Its Inaugural Benefit on Monday, November 12th
Nov 06, 2007 (10:11 AM EST)


NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a tax-exempt, non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actor Adrienne Shelly, has announced the November 12th launch of its inaugural eBay auction to raise funds for its various initiatives which support women filmmakers. The auction will include approximately 25 celebrity items and experiences; TV and movie walk-on roles; VIP show tickets with meet and greets; and movie premiere tickets. Featured items include lunches with Edie Falco, Cheryl Hines, Rosanna Arquette, Keri Russell, Paul Rudd and Jeremy Sisto, as well as VIP tickets, backstage tours and meet and greets with Jon Stewart, Rachael Ray, the hosts of The View and the rock band Maroon 5. There are also signed items from celebrities that include Matt Dillon, Richard Pryor and the Halo 3 Xbox 360 game actors.

"What makes this event truly special for us is the little-known fact that Adrienne was an "eBay POWER SELLER", an elite status reserved for only the most active sellers of merchandise," said Andy Ostroy, ASF's Founder and Executive Director, as well as Ms. Shelly's husband. "Operating under the name BUNNYSVINTAGE, Adrienne in her spare time sold over 1900 vintage clothing items. We've taken that same passion and dedication which she had for eBay and created a very special auction in her honor."

Information about the auction and a list of items can be viewed at www.eBay.com/AS_Foundation www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org (eBay.com/AS_Foundation). The auction will go live the evening of November 12, the same night ASF will be holding its inaugural Fundraising Gala in NYC which will include a rare musical performance by Alanis Morissette as well as a celebrity reading of the Adrienne Shelly script THE MORGAN STORIES, featuring Matt Dillon, Edie Falco, Mary-Louise Parker, Ally Sheedy, Gina Gershon, Leelee Sobieski, Jake Hoffman, Nathan Dean, Ms. Morissette and others. Tickets for the event can be purchased at .

ABOUT ADRIENNE SHELLY FOUNDATION

The Adrienne Shelly Foundation supports the artistic achievements of female actors, writers and directors through a series of scholarships and grants, providing recipients with financial support and consultative access to the Foundation's advisory board of actors, directors, producers, composers, law, public relations, academic and trade professionals. Reflecting Adrienne's spirit, generosity, courage and whimsy, our goal is to recognize the tremendous passion and commitment of women artists in creating their own work, and provide them with support and guidance particularly during periods of transition and struggle. For more information on the Foundation, please visit www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Andy Ostroy, Elizabeth Benjamin, Michelle Byrd, Dan Katcher, Isabel Rose and Jeremy Walker.

ADVISORY BOARD

Rosanna Arquette, Adam Brightman, Emily Deschanel, Sasha Eden, Annette Insdorf, Hal Hartley, Andrew Hollander, John Logigian, Bennett Miller, Peter Newman, Michael Roiff, Reid Rosefelt, Paul Rudd, Keri Russell, Jen Small, Fisher Stevens

CONTACT: Adam Walker, +1-212-595-6161, adam@jeremywalker.com, for TheAdrienne Shelly Foundation

Web site: http://www.adrienneshellyfoundation.org/ http://www.Ebay.com/AS_Foundation//