|Ty Burrell hosts the Kids In the Spotlight|
Film Screening every year.
Breaking News: Only Ten Tickets Remain for Paramount Studios Event on 11-2. Visit www.Kitsinc.org.
There's an organization based in Los Angeles called Kids in the Spotlight. Founded by producer/actor Tige Charity, this organization helps children in foster care by allowing them to participate in the cinematic arts. They learn about different levels of filmmaking, and in so doing, learn skills as they get the opportunity to express what has happened to them in their young lives. Many of them go on to join the Writer's Guild of America and make their own films. The sessions are 15 weeks long, and Ty Burrel is one of the instructors. He states, "I teach an acting class, and I am honored to host their award ceremony every year, but I do very little compared to those that are there every day... I got into this because my father was a social worker in the foster care system. Most of these kids have been through stuff that I can't even imagine." Listen to more from Ty about Kids in the Spotlight here:
"We are telling kids they can re-write the end of their story"
- Tige Charity, Founder
One of their projects is that they make a film every year. For the past two years, Cady McClain, who is now a prominent director in her own right, has produced and directed a film for Kids in the Spotlight. Cady told BehindtheScenezz that this year's film is called BURNT FEATHERS BROKEN WINGS by Madison Gates, Katherine Belendez, Aneles Maxwell-Carter and Jaqueline Romero Herrera. This short film deals with the complexities of their young lives but shines a ray of hope for a better future.
Jon Lindstrom of General Hospital and Bosch, who is also a director, will be screening the film he directed with the foster children, called A Majestic Wish. It's the second film he has produced for this organization. He put the trailer up on Twitter.
To view the trailer click here: https://twitter.com/thejonlindstrom/status/1188945240171806720
|Director Cady McClain (left) at Kids in the Spotlight Event with husband Jon Lindstrom|
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This year the film will be screened at the legendary Paramount Pictures Lot in Hollywood on November 2nd. Cady adds, 'The kids get Red Carpet treatment and a big party after the screening. The folks at KITS call it "Their Oscars" and it is really a special evening for them all. Ty Burrell and other stars host the evening."
Cady has a request. She takes no money for making the film, but is in need of money to make the experience better for all. She needs money for things like a camera package and gera, lenses, editing, costumes, props, and more. She's happy to say that she met her goal, but every little bit helps. Any extra funds will go to the charity. You can visit her fundraiser at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/461167371282736/ Update: Cady wishes to thank everyone that donated as she reached her goal.
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