Variety, SAG Foundation and The Washington Post will host ‘A Celebration of Journalism’ event next week, to celebrate journalists. The cast of “Spotlight” is expected to attend, but it’s not yet announced which cast members will attend. Variety is reporting the following story:
Variety, in partnership with the SAG-AFTRA, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and The Washington Post, will honor journalists next week at a party on the eve of the annual White House Correspondents Association Dinner.
“A Celebration of Journalism” will welcome journalists, lobbyists, politicians and celebrities at The Post headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Friday, April 29. Guests expected to attend include the casts of best picture Oscar winner “Spotlight,” Peabody Award-winning drama series “Scandal” and the ABC sitcom “Black-ish.”
“We are proud to partner with SAG-AFTRA, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation and The Washington Post to celebrate these talented journalists who are the backbone of our democracy,” said Variety co-editor-in-chief Claudia Eller.
The White House Correspondents’ Association represents hundreds of journalists who cover the White House, including print, television, radio and online reporters and photographers. The WHCA’s mission is to ensure a strong free press.
Reel Screen is reporting that “Sonic Sea” has joined Discovery Channel’s ‘Discovery Impact’ series line-up. The documentary is narrated by Rachel, as we previously reported, and will air worldwide across Discovery Channel on May 19th.
Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld’s Sonic Sea and Paula Heredia’s Toucan Nation are the two remaining documentary specials set to air across Discovery Channel’s ‘Discovery Impact’ series later this year.
Created in partnership with Natural Resources Defense Council, Imaginary Forces and International Fund for Animal Welfare, Sonic Sea details the continued emergence of ocean noise pollution and the severe consequences it has on marine wildlife.
The film, which is narrated by Rachel McAdams, provides exclusive interviews with marine ecologists, ocean life experts and assorted wildlife activists, including Sting, to highlight how ongoing sound disturbances from shipping vessels and other sources have affected whales, including the phenomenon of cetaceans mass stranding themselves on beaches around the globe.
We missed this news before, but Rachel is part of the cast, as narrator, of the documentary “Sonic Sea“. It’s a documentary about the impact of military and industrial ocean noise on marine life. The documentary is currently touring at festivals and theaters across the country. It screened earlier this year at the Wild & Science Film Festival were it received two awards, including the Jury Award. It will screen this weekend, on March 20, at the Environmental Film Festival in Washington.
Throughout the ocean, whales depend on sound to mate, find food, migrate, and defend against predators. A century ago the seas were silent, but now humans fill them with an unbearable cacophony – the sonic “bombs” of oil prospectors, the whirr of freight ships, the shrieks of military sonar – driving whales to death and disorientation. Sonic Sea, narrated by Rachel McAdams and featuring Sting, tells the story of Ken Balcomb, a former Navy officer who solved the tragic mystery of a mass stranding, and the global network of scientists working to limit our deadly clamor. Directed by Michelle Dougherty and Daniel Hinerfeld.
For more information about the documentary be sure to head over to the official website: www.sonicsea.org. The homepage of the desktop version will give you a preview of Rachel’s narration work. Be sure to also follow the social media account: Twitter @SonicSeaFilm, Instagram @SonicSeaFilm and Facebook.com/SonicSeafilm.
Rachel just arrived at the 88th Annual Academy Awards. She looks absolutely beautiful in a August Getty Atelier dress. We have the first look for you and stay tuned for our full coverage! Good luck to Rachel and “Spotlight“!
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced it’s third batch of Oscar presenters and Rachel is among them. Rachel received an Oscar nomination earlier this year for her work in “Spotlight” and revealed she will bring her mother as her red carpet date. The 88th Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 28.
Oscars producers David Hill and Reginald Hudlin announced today a third slate of presenters for the 88th Oscars telecast. The Oscars, hosted by Chris Rock, will air live Oscar® Sunday, February 28, on ABC.
The presenters, including several Oscar winners, are: Patricia Arquette, Abraham Attah, Cate Blanchett, Emily Blunt, Louis C.K., Common, Russell Crowe, Chris Evans, Jennifer Garner, Louis Gossett, Jr., Michael B. Jordan, Rachel McAdams, Dev Patel, Eddie Redmayne, Daisy Ridley, Sarah Silverman, Sofia Vergara
“Through their work, these artists have shown us the unique, transformative power of cinema,” said Hill and Hudlin. “We are delighted they will be joining us on the Oscars stage this year.”