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May 21, 2009

Miami, Florida (May 21, 2009) -- Michele Pommier has been named the Film, Recording and Entertainment Council’s Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree. Ms. Pommier will receive the honor at the annual FREC Star Gala to be held on November 14, 2009 at the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming in sunny South Florida.


The Lifetime Achievement Award is given to individuals who made outstanding contributions to the betterment of their community and had an economical impact in the development of South Florida in their life. In order to be eligible, candidates must have made innovative contributions in their industry and community which have had an impact on the way South Florida’s entertainment industry develops; putting Miami on the map.


Past recipients have been Music Industry Icon Mel Haber, Distinguished Film Director William Grefe, and Legendary Producer Jonathan D. Krane.


Into this morass stepped Michele Pommier, a supermodel turned entrepreneur. Pommier took one look at all that the fleeing youngsters waved away – the sunshine, the palm trees, that ocean – and saw opportunity. She envisioned a future where others saw a void.


This Westport, Connecticut native was one of the most recognized models in the '70s. She started out with the esteemed Ford agency in New York City. Later, having accomplished as a model what she wanted to accomplish, she set out to be an agency owner. Ms. Pommier moved to Coral Gables and opened an agency and prepared for the deluge she knew would follow. It did, she stayed, and thousands have made their careers off of her vision back in 1979.


The Film, Recording and Entertainment Council recognize Ms. Pommier for being the first to open a modeling agency in Miami in 1979. She recognized South Beach as a viable photo location, extolled its virtues, and challenged others to join her. She raised the bar of the fashion and beauty industry of this area, bringing it up to international standards.


The 2009 FREC Award and Star Gala is sponsored by the Miccosukee Resort and Gaming, Las Vegas Cuban Cuisine, Tropical Chinese Restaurant, Catering by Lovables, Big Chef, and Visual Vanguard Media Specialists.


To obtain ticket for the Star Gala, log on to www.StarGala.org, click on registration. Reservations may also be made by calling 786-234-7697 or emailing MBravo@FRECouncil.org.


About FREC:

The mission of the Film, Recording and Entertainment Council is to promote economic development for the industry in South Florida and to create a climate that enhances economic vitality for industry businesses. FREC helps to improve the quality of life for all members by providing networking and business opportunities and by positioning South Florida as the premier industry Hot Spot. The Council is a membership driven not for profit 501(c) (6) organization.