New photos up in the Kyra Sedgwick Network Gallery from the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends Help Haiti Home Gala – thanks to Claudia for the HQ ones.
Emma Watson, Channing Tatum, Olivia Wilde, Liam Neeson, Margot Robbie and Chris Pine, Naomi Watts, Mark Ruffalo and Kyra Sedgwick will be among the presenters on this Sunday’s 71st GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS. The show airs live at 5pmPST/8pmEST on NBC!
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Kyra Sedgwick and Len Cariou will star in a reading of Joni Fritz’s “In The Car With Blossom And Len” December 16th at Ripley Grier Studios in New York City.
Directed by Tony nominee, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, the reading is an industry only invite. Others in the cast include Jane Gabbert, Emily Jon Mitchell and Claire Neumann.
In In The Car With Blossom And Len, Len is a little crazy. Blossom is a little confused. And their adult daughters, named after plants, are polar opposites. Add to this one colossal family crisis, a meltdown or two, mix generously-and you have In The Car With Blossom And Len-a funny and thought-provoking play about growing old and growing up-not necessarily in that order.
This is the story of what can happen in our own lives. With modern medicine allowing us to live longer, we may recognize ourselves, our own families or friends-whether through one of the characters, the caregiving situation-or the black cloud of fear that one day we forget where we put the keys-and tomorrow we’ll forget who we are. The paly play’s unique brand of comedy has bite, truth and lasting resonance.
The star of Disney Channel’s about-to-end Shake It Up continues her march into more mature material. Having joined the indie Home Invasion earlier this year, Bella Thorne has now signed on along with Kyra Sedgwick as the leads in Manis Film’s thriller Big Sky. The English language debut by Jorge Michel Grau, who helmed the original Spanish language chiller We Are What We Are, features Thorne as Hazel and the former The Closer star as her protective mother Dee. On their way to a desert facility to help the teen deal with her paralysing agoraphobia, the two find themselves attacked by gunmen and Hazel has to fight her own demons for the duo to survive. Production on the pic, from an original screenplay by Evan M. Wiener, starts this week in Albuquerque. Frank Grillo, who starred in End of Watch, Zero Dark Thirty and will be in upcoming Captain America: The Winter Soldier plays the male lead in the film. Randy Manis, Matthew Salloway and Christina Papagjika are producing. Christine Vachon is executive producing for Killer Films with Jeffrey V. Mandel of TBD Syndicate and AKA pictures’ Clayton Young. Ricky Tollman is co-producing. AKA pictures, a subsidiary of Benaroya Pictures, is co-financing Big Sky.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network, today officially announced that Kyra Sedgwick, Emmy®, Golden Globe® and People’s Choice® Award winning actress, will join its National of Board Directors. Ms. Sedgwick shared the news on the Aug. 13 episode of Bravo TV’s late-night talk show “What What Happens: Live” to host Andy Cohen.
“There is just no room in our education system for bullying, and GLSEN is on the frontlines striving to make schools safer for not only lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, but for all youth,” said Ms. Sedgwick. “I have been a GLSEN supporter for years and am excited to become even more involved with their outstanding mission to create safe and respectful schools for our young people.”
“We are thrilled to have Kyra join our Board, and look forward to having her lend her voice and efforts to helping us ensure that every child is treated with respect,” said Dr. Eliza Byard, GLSEN’s Executive Director. “I am incredibly fortunate to work alongside a talented and committed Board to advance our mission and Kyra is now the latest remarkable addition to our ranks.”
Ms. Sedgwick is best known for her starring role as Deputy Chief Brenda Leigh Johnson on the TNT crime drama “The Closer.” Sedgwick’s role in the series won her a Golden Globe Award in 2007 and an Emmy Award in 2010. The series ended on August 13, 2012, following the completion of its seventh season. Sedgwick made her acting debut at the age of 16 on the TV soap opera “Another World,” and in 1988 co-starred in a TV version of Lanford Wilson’s “Lemon Sky.” During the 1990s she appeared in several Hollywood movies, including “Singles” (1992), “Heart and Souls” (1993), “Something to Talk About” (1995) and “Phenomenon,” in which she played the love interest of John Travolta’s character. In addition, she starred in the Emmy Award—winning made-for-TV film “Miss Rose White” as a Jewish immigrant who comes to terms with her ethnicity, and played the parts of Mae Coleman in 2003’s “Secondhand Lions” and Stella Peck in the 2007 film “The Game Plan.” She also starred alongside her husband Kevin Bacon in the 2004 film “The Woodsman.” In 2009, Ms. Sedgwick was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Television.
Members of the 2013 GLSEN National Board of Directors include: GLSEN Board Chairman Kevin Brockman (Executive Vice President, Global Communications, Disney-ABC Television Group); Board Vice Chairman David Huebner (Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Utah); Board Treasurer Keith Powell (Chief Financial Officer & Vice President of Technology Solutions Group, Nortek Inc.); and Board Secretary Madelaine Adelman (Associate Professor, School of Justice and Social Inquiry, Arizona State University).
Additional board members include: Rohini Anand (Senior Vice President and Global Chief Diversity Officer, Sodexo); Cindy Armine (Executive Vice President, JPMorgan & Chase Co.); Bob Chlebowski (Executive Vice President, Distribution Strategies and Services, Wells Fargo & Co.); Arthur L. Coleman (Managing Partner, Education Counsel, LLC); David H. Dancer (Vice President, Partnership Marketing, Teleflora); Daniel Duty (Vice President, Global Affairs, Target); Barbara Frankel (Senior Vice President & Executive Editor, DiversityInc.); Michael Lombardo (President of Programming, HBO); Michael Manthei (Partner, Holland & Knight LLP); Michele C. Meyer-Shipp, Esq. (Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer, Prudential Financial, Inc.); Ryan A. Pedlow (Principal and Managing Director, Ziff Brothers Investments); Brett W. Peterson (Director, The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High); Kimberly Reed (Director, Big Sky Film Productions, Inc.); Michelle Scales (Product Innovation Director, JPMorgan & Chase Co.); Christopher Shyer (President, Zyloware Eyewear); Chip Sullivan (Head of Publicity, DreamWorks Studios); Tony Tenicela (Global Business Development Executive, IBM); Loan Tran (student, University of Washington); Sirdeaner Walker (safe schools advocate); John I. Wilson (former Executive Director, National Education Association); and Chely Wright (Founder, The LikeMe® Organization)