Wednesday, July 28, 2021

For World Day Against Trafficking on July 30th, View Free Screening of the Feature Film Angie: Lost Girls, A Film which Chronicles the Horrors of A Teenager who was Trafficked

HOLLYWOOD, Ca., July 20, 2021: Non-profit organization Artists For Change, Inc. will have a virtual screening of “Angie: Lost Girls” on July 30th at 5pm PST for the ‘World Day Against Trafficking in Persons’ event. The film was directed by social impact filmmaker Julia Verdin with efforts of bringing awareness to the realities of sex trafficking. The films stars  Jane Widdop, Dylan Sprayberry, Olivia D'Abo, Randall Batinkoff,  Anthony Montgomery MC Lyte and more. 

The follow up Q&A panel will feature actors Olivia d'Abo (The Wonder Years, Conan the Destroyer), Anthony Montgomery (Star Trek: Enterprise, General Hospital) and Randall Batinkoff (School Ties, The Peacemaker) as well as anti-trafficking advocate Kathy McGibbon Givens, CEO of Freedom through Education Johnny Lujan and Founder of Artists for Change/Film  Director Julia Verdin.

Sunday, July 18, 2021

View: A Tribute to Candace L. Straight, Film Producer, Investment Banker and Tireless Advocate for Women

Candy Straight at Soho Film Festival (NYC)
By Suzanne Ordas Curry

The world lost Candy Straight, producer, banker and champion for women's causes.

When people leave this world, it is said that they will be missed. The world lost Candy Straight, and I know specifically the people and the projects this loss will affect. I also have a sense of the people she helped, especially females and young girls that were touched and inspired by her wisdom and strength. I am one of them.

I was privileged to have known Candy for the past ten years. We met at an educational seminar at a local college, where she was a speaker. I introduced myself afterwards and it grew from there. We had a lot of interests in common, Rutgers (she was on the Board of Governors), film, politics, women's issues and interestingly the world of the soap opera. In fact, we were both working on online soaps at that time.