Kids in the Spotlight Screening & Awards

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Events, News, Sidebar | 0 comments

Hollywood will be rolling out the red carpet at Fox Studios for the young filmmakers at the 6th Annual “Movies by Kids, for Kids” Screening & Awards celebration on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 2 – 7 pm. This year’s event, hosted by Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, will include two films by Hathaway-Sycamores youth. The Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens can look forward to celebrity treatment, including being decked out in donated gowns and suits, as well as being driven to the event in stretch limos. The event will feature the presentation of acting, writing, and other awards.

Hathaway-Sycamores student films in the Kids in the Spotlight Film Festival

Last spring, Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services’ residential campus in Altadena was transformed into a Hollywood movie set replete with professional directors, actors, and crew members. The true stars, however, were a dozen Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens, who participated in a 10-week Kids in the Spotlight (KITS) program that culminated in actually filming two short movies that the teens had written.

Kids in the Spotlight at Hathaway-Sycamores

(from l to r): On hand for shoot day were professional actor Sierra Pond,
KITS’ Executive Director Tige Charity, and professional actors Hayley Ogas and Jared Lara.

The true stars, however, were a dozen Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens, who participated in a 10-week program called Kids in the Spotlight (KITS) that culminated in actually filming two short movies that the teens had written.

KITS is a Burbank-based nonprofit that enables struggling youngsters to express themselves through the art of filmmaking and encourages potential interest in movie-industry careers. KITS’ volunteers held scriptwriting and acting workshops for the Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens. This training resulted in the production of two short films that will be screened on November 7 at KITS’ annual film festival, “Movies by Kids, for Kids.” The Hathaway-Sycamores’ teens can look forward to celebrity treatment, including being decked out in donated gowns and suits, as well as being driven to the event in stretch limos. To be emceed by Modern Family’s Ty Burrell, the event will feature the presentation of acting, writing, and other awards. Click here to get your tickets for the 6th Annual “Movies by Kids, for Kids” Screening & Awards celebration. Seats are limited!

Kids in the Spotlight at Hathaway-Sycamores

On shoot day, Hathaway-Sycamores’ Altadena campus was chock-full of movie gear.

On shoot day, Hathaway-Sycamores’ Altadena campus was teeming with silver-screen trappings – lights, cameras, an electrical crew provided by CBS Studios, as well as professional actors and directors. One acting role was assigned to a Hathaway-Sycamores’ teen who excitedly commented, “It was really cool being in a film with professional actors!”

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