Sean Michael Afable accepts CAMIE Awards trophy



SEAN MICHAEL AFABLE accepted the Camie Award for his role in Akeelah and the Bee (shown here with co-awardee Dakota Fanning) at a gala-ceremony held at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in North Hollywood, California last May 12. Sean will have a Q&A virtual online guesting and a meet-and-greet with fans at the Habbo.com office (located at 1460 4th Street, Ste. 302; Santa Monica, CA 90401) on June 8. Log on to www.Habbo.com for more details.

By OLIVER CARNAY

LOS ANGELES—Filipino American television and movie actor Sean Michael Afable accepted the Camie Awards trophy for his participation in Akeelah and the Bee in a star-studded event last May 12 at the Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre, located in the Academy Television of Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood.

“I’m thankful to have been honored, for being a part of a great movie that embodies what Camie stands for—character and morality in entertainment,” said the 18-year-old actor during his speech. “I was privileged to meet other Camie awardees like larger-than-life Tiny Lister (One Night with the King) and ultra-talented actress Dakota Fanning (Charlotte’s Web). Sharing Camie awards with these people whom I admire on and off screen is truly meaningful for me.”

Presented to entertaining and uplifting theatrical motion pictures and made-for-TV films that provide positive role models for building character, overcoming adversity and strengthening families, the Camie award wining theatrical films of 2007 are: Akeelah and the Bee (Lion’s Gate), Charlotte’s Web (Walden Media, Paramount Pictures), One Night with the King (Gener8Xion), Eight Below (Walt Disney Pictures), and The Nativity Story (New Line Cinema).

Among the attending honorees were Dakota Fanning, Shirley Jones (Hidden Places), John Newton (The Christmas Card), Olivia Hussey (Mother Theresa), Jeff Hephner (The Water is Wide), JR Villareal and Sean Michael Afable (Akeelah and the Bee), and Tiny Lister (One Night with the King). Celebrity presenters include former Camie winning actors and actresses Jon Voight, Josh Flitter, Gabby Soleil, Erin Cottrell and Holliston Coleman. Marty Ingels presented the award to his wife Shirley Jones, John Schneider, Las Vegas-based singer Sandy Kastel, and R&B producer and songwriter Kashif, and actress Julietta Goglia.
Camie Awards Inc. was founded by concerned parents and others who recognized a need to help strengthen families and provide parents with a source where they could find wholesome entertainment. As they began working on the project, people from different faiths, cultures and backgrounds became involved. Since the award program’s inception, over 40 films have received Camies, including March of the Penguins, Miracle, Toy Story, and Chronicles of Narnia.

The global mission of Camie Awards, Inc. is to encourage the production and awareness of outstanding, uplifting, and entertaining motion pictures with positive role models for building character, overcoming adversity, correcting unwise choices, strengthening families, living moral lives, and solving life’s problems with integrity and perseverance.
Sean to have Q&A and fans day at Habbo.com

ON JUNE 8, Sean Michael Afable will be signing autographs at the office of Habbo.com in Santa Monica, California after a Q&A interview and online participation at the popular teen site.

Habbo is a richly colorful, multi-dimensional virtual community and game environment for teens. Users join by creating a fully-customized online character called a Habbo. From there, they can explore many public hang-outs, play a variety of games, connect with friends, decorate their own rooms, and have fun through creativity and self expression. Since its launch in 2000 by Sulake Corporation (www.sulake.com), an interactive entertainment company that specializes in developing, publishing and distributing multiplayer social networking communities and games, Habbo sites have been introduced in 29 countries on five continents, with more than 70 million Habbo characters created and more than 7.5 million unique users each month. The highly-trafficked North American sites, www.habbo.com and www.habbo.ca, are visited by over 2 million unique users per month who spend, on average, more than three hours a week on the site (Nielsen Net Ratings).

Recent celebrities who have visited Habbo include: Fallout Bou, Ali Lohan, Beastie Boys, Yellowcard, Bow Wow, Ashlee Simpson, Lacey Chabert, Lady Sovereign, Chris Brown, Da Brat, Gorillaz, Justin Chon, Kimberly Locke, Nick Cannon, The Click Five, B5, Clint Dempsey, Jeannie Ortega, Paula Abdul, Joanna, Slapback, Kristina Milano, Shaun White, Bo Bice, Blue October, Sarah Kelly, Wolfmother, Chamillionaire, Skye Sweetnam, H.I.M., Avenged Sevenfold, Ashley Benson, and many others.

Sean Michael Afable is also involved, and currently promoting Last Chance in Africa, a fund-raising event to raise money that will benefit children with AIDS in Zimbabwe. Hosted by (singer Natasha Bedingfield’s mother) Molly Bedingfield’s Global Angels Foundation, the event will take place sometime in September.



06.01.07