Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 13, 2016
KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT, Inc. a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization hosts a fundraiser benefiting youth in foster care programs and other underserved youth. Join us for a night under the stars while you enjoy delicious bites, cocktails and live music. The star studded event will be hosted by talented Actor Mo McRae (Sons of Anarchy) with a guest appearance by Ty Burrell (Modern Family). The event will be covered by Entertainment Tonight along with sponsors FOX, NVE Production Agency & Pop Art Catering. For tickets or to make a virtual donation to the Kids in the Spotlight, Inc.’s fundraiser, visit http://kitsfundraiser.brownpapertickets.com/
The 2016 season of filming is currently in session, the kids ages range from 11-18 attend a 10 week filming workshop in which we train their youths to create, write, cast and star in their own 10-minute short films, allowing them to tell their stories, their way. The 10 week programs are led by Robert Munic (Empire) Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Reggie Gaskins (Curb Your Enthusiasm) Mo McRae (Sons of Anarchy) Grant Housley (Paramount Pictures) & Brandy Broady (Nickelodeon). During the workshop, kids develop writing, acting and production skills. The screenplays written by the kids in the KITS program are registered with the Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW).
Films are submitted to the annual “Movies by Kids, For Kids” film festival which will be held this year at Fox Studios, November 5th 2016. At the event, kids walk the red carpet with celebrities and industry professionals. The participants who win in the Best Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Ensemble categories are presented with an Oscar-like trophy called “The Jordan Award”.
About Kids in the Spotlight, Inc.
We were founded in May 2009, the purpose of KIDS IN THE SPOTLIGHT, Inc. (KITS) is to provide underprivileged youth with an introduction to and training for the art of filmmaking. This program is offered completely free-of-charge to the kids who participate. A shooting schedule of up to 16 short films per year solely relying on sponsors, grants and tax-deductible donations for both the operating and production budget of this amazing program. In 2016 we’ve received a youth grant from the Ian Somerhalder Foundation. Because of the IS Foundation, Kids in the Spotlight is able to provide our program to 15 additional foster care youth this year, producing 3 more short films. Click Here to support these young filmmakers http://kidsinthespotlight.org/donatetoday. We will be introducing our new KITS App soon!