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Posted on June 27th, 2014
Tuesday afternoon, June 24, 2014, saw The Pierre hotel in Manhattan filled with hope and good will as donors and humanitarian workers gathered to celebrate the 12th Annual Women of Concern Awards. These awards have become a jubilant tradition for Concern Worldwide, an NGO established in 1968 whose mission is to diminish and help prevent extreme poverty in regions of the world that are most in need, including countries in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, and the Caribbean. Siobhan Walsh and Toni Collette, the two honorees for this year’s awards, could not have been more deserving of such recognition. Pictures from the event have been added to the photo gallery. Big thanks to Mari for sending in some great pictures.
Honoree Siobhan Walsh has played a crucial role in Concern’s development and growth for nearly twenty years, and helped establish the organization’s American branch in 1995. Actress Toni Collette, a newer addition to the Concern family, has just this year stepped into her exciting role as Concern’s first Global Ambassador. In the midst of a buzzing cocktail hour prior to the luncheon, Collette took some time to speak with Examiner.com about her involvement with the NGO, and the importance of hugging the world. Their exclusive interview with Toni can be read here.
Posted on June 27th, 2014
The Greenwich International Film Festival hosted the screening as its second official event before the inaugural festival, which is planned for June of 2015. Ginger Stickel, the festival’s COO and CFO, described the event as a “friendraiser” to honor Emily Wachtel, screenwriter and producer of “Lucky Them” and a member of the festival’s executive board. Pictures from the screening can be found in the photo gallery with additional information below.
The screening was followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and Toni Collette, who stars in “Lucky Them” as Ellie Klug, a longtime rock journalist whose editor pushes her to do a story about Matthew Smith, an ex-boyfriend and beloved Seattle musician who disappeared 10 years earlier. The assignment sends her on a search, which Thomas Haden Church joins as a wealthy sidekick who wants to make a documentary about the experience. “I just think it’s so great when anyone is celebrating film,” said Ms. Collette, who has been living in New York as she stars in “The Realistic Joneses” on Broadway. “Especially smaller films that might not actually have the oomph behind them to get out into the world.” Megan Griffiths, the film’s Seattle-based director, said she likes small festivals because of the level of personal attention they are able to provide. “There are people from the festival who really want your film specifically there and when you get there, they just take care of you and make sure people know about your movie,” she said. “You can get a little lost in the shuffle at a bigger festival.” The film is playing in select cities and available on video on demand.
Posted on June 20th, 2014
It’s great to see Toni being so busy in film right now. Today, an international trailer for “Hector and the Search for Happiness” has been released, alongside with two production stills from the upcoming “Tammy”. And what a great surprise to see her film-husband in the image: “The Way, Way Back” director Nat Faxon. You can watch the trailer and new stills by clicking the previews below.
Posted on June 19th, 2014
A couple of movie posters for the upcoming comedy “Tammy” have been released, alongside the film’s official synopsis, which can be found below. Edit: Another bunch of movie posters have been added.
Tammy (McCarthy) is having a bad day. She’s totaled her clunker car, gotten fired from her thankless job at a greasy burger joint, and instead of finding comfort at home, finds her husband getting comfortable with the neighbor in her own house. It’s time to take her boom box and book it. The bad news is she’s broke and without wheels. The worse news is her grandma, Pearl (Sarandon), is her only option—with a car, cash, and an itch to see Niagara Falls. Not exactly the escape Tammy had in mind. But on the road, with grandma riding shot gun, it may be just what Tammy needs.
Joining Oscar® nominee Melissa McCarthy (“Bridesmaids”) and Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon (“Dead Man Walking,”) are: Allison Janney (“The Help”) playing Tammy’s world-weary mom, Deb; Gary Cole (“Pineapple Express,” TV’s “VEEP”) as ladies man Earl; and Mark Duplass (TV’s “The Mindy Project”) as his son, Bobby; with Dan Aykroyd (“The Campaign”) as Don and Academy Award® winner Kathy Bates (“Misery,” “Midnight in Paris”) as Pearl’s fun-loving cousin Lenore. Rounding out the cast are Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine”) in the role of the neighbor, Missi; and Nat Faxon (“Bad Teacher”) as Tammy’s husband, Greg.
The screenplay is by Melissa McCarthy & Ben Falcone. Will Ferrell (“The Campaign”) and Adam McKay (“The Campaign”) are producing the film with McCarthy. Rob Cowan, Falcone, Chris Henchy, Kevin Messick, Toby Emmerich, Richard Brenner and Michael Disco are serving as executive producers. The behind-the-scenes team includes director of photography Russ Alsobrook (“Paul Blart: Mall Cop”), production designer Jefferson Sage (“This is 40”), and editor Mike Sale (“Bridesmaids”). The music is composed by Michael Andrews (“Bad Teacher”).
Scheduled for release on July 2, 2014, “Tammy” is a presentation of New Line Cinema and will be distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment company.
Toni has been out and about these past days at a couple of New York events. Most recently, she and Michael Stipe have attended the “Supermensch” screening. On Tuesday, Toni has been a guest at the Sirius XM Studio. And last week, she attended The River Fund: “From Hunger to Hope” fundraiser to and celebrate 20 years of confronting hunger, homelessness and poverty in dozens of local communities. To view all last added pictures, click any of the previews below.
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2014 – “Supermensch” Screening (May 29, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2014 – Sirius XM Studio Visit (May 27, 2014)
Photo Gallery – Appearances – 2014 – The River Fund: “From Hunger to Hope” (May 21, 2014)