It’s time for our annual year in review again. This year probably marks one of the quietest years of Rachel’s career thus far. This year none of Rachel’s movies got released in theaters, but “Disobedience” screened during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. Rachel filmed the movie in the beginning of this year in the UK and also filmed “Game Night” in the first half of this year. We will give you a summary and review of Rachel’s career in 2017 on the last day of the year.
Read our full review after the jump/inside.
Rachel and NRDC teamed up last year for the documentary “Sonic Sea“. If you are a subscriber of their newsletter you have received a newsletter written on behave of Rachel herself asking people to join the NRDC Action Fund to ask representatives in Congress to say NO to weakening the landmark Marine Mammal Protection Act to fast-track oil and gas drilling.
When I was narrating Sonic Sea, NRDC’s breathtaking, Emmy-winning film about threats to marine life from industrial noise, I spent countless hours watching underwater footage.
And it probably won’t surprise you to learn what captured my heart the most: Whales. Dolphins. Seals. Sea lions. Manatees.
These remarkable marine mammals surprised me again and again with their beauty and intelligence, and their sense of humor.
So when I heard that Congress is considering legislation that would gut the bedrock conservation bill that protects marine mammals in U.S. waters, I knew I had to speak out.
Join me and tell your representative in Congress to say NO to weakening the landmark Marine Mammal Protection Act to fast-track oil and gas drilling.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards were held yesterday and “Sonic Sea” – which is narrated by Rachel – was nominated for 3 Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Nature Documentary. The documentary took home two awards: Outstanding Music & Sound and Outstanding Nature Documentary. Congratulations to the filmmakers, producers and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series. The documentary was also part of many film festivals world wide. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. You are able to watch the acceptance speeches by the filmmakers after the jump. Be sure to also head over to official website to find out how you can take action. When you sign up you you’ll hear back from NRDC and IFAW on ways you can get involved to protect our oceans, marine mammals and our environment in the most effective way possible.
The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards Nominations were announced yesterday by the The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). The documentary “Sonic Sea“, which is narrated by Rachel herself, received 3 nominations. The documentary is nominated for Outstanding Nature Documentary, Outstanding Graphic Design and Art Direction, and Outstanding Music & Sound. Congratulations to Rachel, directors Michelle Dougherty & Daniel Hinerfeld, NRDC and everyone involved! The documentary aired last year at Discovery Channel as part of their Discovery Impact series and was selected for multiple film festivals. For more information about the documentary, be sure to head over to their official website. The 38th Annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017. For a full list of nominations be sure to head over to EmmyOnline.com. The filmmakers took the official twitter account @sonicsea to thank Rachel, Sting and everyone else who contributed.
Canada is celebrating it’s 150 year anniversary this year. Today, on Canada Day, we want to celebrate with a site special on Rachel’s homecountry Canada. Rachel was born and raised in Canada and continues to live in Toronto to this day. In this post we will highlight our favorite Canadian with an overview off our favorite Canadian moments featuring Rachel. We would also like to wish all our Canadian vistors a Happy Canada Day!
NBC released a trailer for their the Red Nose Day special earlier today, which features a glimpse of Rachel. We have added the trailer in our video archive. Rachel has joined the special, as we previously reported, will will air tomorrow on NBC. Red Nose Day is an annual charity campaign to help end child poverty. It has not been announced how Rachel will be part of the special but be sure to tune in on Thursday, May 25 (10-11 p.m. ET) or check your local listings for the time! For more information about Red Nose Day, be sure to head over to the official website.
Yesterday the annual Tie One One event in Toronto was held. The annual event is an evening benefiting Homes First, an organization that provides affordable, stable housing and support services to break the cycle of homelessness for people with the fewest housing options. For more information, be sure to head over to their official website: HomeFirst.on.ca. During the event guests were able to bid on donated scarves and ties, including a beautiful scarf donated by Rachel herself. The organizations shared the following photo of Rachel (which seems to be taken recently on-set of “Game Night“)
Rachel is currently still filming “Game Night” in Atlanta. It was recently announced that the movie will be released on February 14, 2018.