Shine Global to Honor Sunny Hostin at 4th Annual Gala

Shine Global to Honor Sunny Hostin at 4th Annual Gala

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Shine Global to Honor Sunny Hostin at 4th Annual Gala

The Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News will be awarded the inaugural Beacon Award for her commitment to children


NEW YORK (September 27, 2018) – Shine Global, a non-profit media company, announced today they will honor The View co-host and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent Sunny Hostin with the inaugural Beacon Award at the 4th Annual Shine Global Gala on October 24th in New York City.

The Shine Global Gala is an annual celebration of the power of media to transform children’s lives through compelling storytelling that raises awareness, promotes action, and inspires change.

“We are privileged to acknowledge Sunny Hostin as our first gala honoree,” said Susan MacLaury, Shine Global co-founder and Executive Director.  “Shine Global believes in the power of storytelling and the need to share children’s stories of resilience to inspire us all to make the world a better place.  As a 6-year-old, Sunny was exposed to violence and at that young age made the conscious decision to choose a different life for herself, one led with purpose and courage. She’s carried this conviction throughout her career from prosecuting child sex crimes to reporting on some of the biggest stories of the past decade. Sunny’s belief in children’s resilience and their right to self-determination has never wavered.”

A gifted storyteller herself, Sunny has an impressive depth of knowledge about the criminal justice system. She has won two Emmys for her work as a correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and as a Correspondent for the ABC News Special, The President and the People. Sunny was born in the South Bronx and became the first in her family to attend college. She began her career as an appellate law clerk after graduating from Notre Dame Law School and went on to become a trial attorney for the Justice Department and a federal prosecutor. During her time as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded the Special Achievement Award to Sunny for her prosecution of child sexual predators.

Since its founding in 2005 Shine Global has taken action on child labor, child abuse, and child soldiering; shared moving stories about the effects of war, parental incarceration, undocumented immigration, and homelessness on children; and highlighted the power of music, dance, and sports to overcome intolerance. In all its projects, Shine Global celebrates children’s resilience.

For more information about this year’s gala and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://shine18.auction-bid.org/

Sunny Hostin – Co-host of The View and Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News
Sunny Hostin is the Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News. From 2007 to 2016, Sunny was a host and legal analyst at CNN. Prior to working at CNN, Sunny filled in as co-anchor for ABC News’ “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” During her time as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded the Special Achievement Award to Sunny for her prosecution of child sexual predators.

 

About Shine Global
Shine Global, a non-profit media company, gives voice to children and families by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change. The organization’s films have won more than 60 major awards including an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject for Inocente and an Academy Award®-nomination and two Emmys® for War/Dance. Shine Global is attached to the recent festival hit Liyana which is opening in theaters this fall and is currently producing a documentary focusing on alternatives to incarceration for juveniles.

The Wrong Light on Digital and DVD this November

The Wrong Light on Digital and DVD this November

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The Wrong Light on Digital and DVD this November

Pre-Order on iTunes

The Wrong Light will be available in the US exclusively on iTunes starting November 7th with other digital platforms following later in November.

It will be available on DVD from Amazon starting Nov 14th and the DVD will include special extras including deleted scenes and behind the scenes footage.

We need your help to be a success!

Even if you’ve already seen The Wrong Light – we could use your help to get the film in front of more people!

1.  Rate the movie on iTunesIMDB, and Rotten Tomatoes

2. Share the link on social media so more people find out about the movie:

Post on Facebook:

Example Post:
So excited for The Wrong Light to be coming out.  The New York Times calls it “an engrossing cautionary tale.” You can pre-order on iTunes now: http://bit.ly/iTunesTheWrongLight 

Tweet about it:

Example Tweet:
So excited for @TheWrongLight – You can pre-order on #iTunes now bit.ly/iTunesTheWrongLight  #TheWrongLight

HIGHLIGHTS:

An engrossing cautionary tale – Daniel Gold, The New York Times

The film sheds valuable light on the potentially damaging effects of grand-scale deception on the needy and vulnerable. – Gary Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times

A truly eye-opening documentary  – Jennie Kermode, Eye for Film

WINNER – Grand Jury Prize – NJ Films – Montclair Film Festival
Official Selection – Cleveland International Film Festival
Official Selection – Atlanta Film Festival
Official Selection – Heartland Film Festival
Plus an Official Selection at UNAFF Film Festival, Milwaukee Film Festival, Louisiana International Film Festival, Cine-World Film Festival

Official Movie Website:
http://www.thewronglight.com

Official Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/TheWrongLight

Runtime: 78 minutes
USA, Thailand/ Not Rated
In Mien and English with English subtitles

Shine Global’s 3rd Annual Gala

Shine Global’s 3rd Annual Gala

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Shine Global’s 3rd Annual Gala

Last Wednesday, October 11, 2017, we hosted Shine Global’s 3rd annual gala at a private club called 3 West. With more than 150 guests, filmmakers, staff and volunteers and a wonderful trio of Julliard students in attendance, our party went into full swing early and built from there!

We’re so honored that 10 of our 2017 filmmakers from The Election Effect, The Difference, Liyana, Tre Maison Dasan (working title), and Virtually Free (working title) were able to join us to share their works and chat privately with our guests. Thanks to generous donations of experiences and destinations by board members and friends, auctioned by the incomparable Lucas Hunt, Shine raised over $100,000 in donations and pledges that will help us in our work next year to transform children’s lives through film. It was a night to remember!

Check out the photos on our Facebook page:

Thank you to everyone who came to our 3rd Annual Gala last week! It was a huge success and a fun and inspirational evening!

Posted by Shine Global Inc. on Monday, October 16, 2017

Shine’s 2nd Annual Party – What a Wonderful Evening!

Shine’s 2nd Annual Party – What a Wonderful Evening!

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Shine’s 2nd Annual Party – What a Wonderful Evening!

From the moment we first saw the Helen Mills Event Space on West 26th Street, we knew it was the perfect venue for our second annual Shine Global party. Large, airy, with high ceilings, a beautiful deco bar, it is very elegant. Add a wonderful staff – especially Brittany and Scoop – and you have the makings for a special night.

Arriving, the first thing we saw was the fantastic signage over the doors highlighting our sponsors, Shine, and our movies. We had a great crowd – a lot of friends but many new faces as well – and we really appreciated everyone’s attentiveness throughout our presentation. After awarding two long-time volunteers for their service to Shine, we introduced the filmmakers for Shine’s three most current films.

Beginning with Aaron and Amanda Kopp, filmmakers of Liyana, and their very talented animator, Shofela Coker, we also heard from The Wrong Light directors, Josie Swantek Heitz and Dave Adams. We watched trailers for both films before Albie introduced the third, The Eagle Huntress, directed by Otto Bell and Stacey Reis. Otto and Stacey were able to stop by early in the evening before going to do Q&As at two theaters as the film has just opened in NY and LA.

We hope our guests had as much fun as we did. Albie and I want to thank our sponsors – Spike, CNN, Epix, Freeform TV and A. Jaffe Jewelers. Our appreciation also goes to our wonderful board of directors, our board of governors, our host committee, and volunteers. And most of all I want to thank Alex Blaney and Kiana Jackson, without whose help Shine would have ground to a halt years ago. Finally, a special thanks to my dear friend, Ruth Sarlin, for her second tour as silent auction coordinator, and to Board of Directors member Anne Prost for her moving statement about Shine.

Thanks to everyone – especially our sponsors – we doubled our donations from last year! Let’s do this again next year…

Check out the pictures on our Facebook page!

Upcoming Festival Screenings for The Wrong Light – Atlanta, Louisiana, Montclair

The Wrong Light - Cleveland Atl Lousiana Montclair

From the Shine Global production team and first time feature directors Josie Swantek Heitz and Dave Adams, The Wrong Light unfolds as a mystery while exploring the dark side of child advocacy through the story of a charismatic “activist,” Mickey Choothesa, who claims to rescue at-risk Thai girls, but is instead exposed as having misrepresented them for his own gain.  Shine’s latest documentary premiered this past weekend at the 40th Cleveland International Film Festival to great success and new festival screenings have just been announced.

Upcoming festival screenings have just been announced

Atlanta Film Festival
Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:15 PM
7 Stages Theatre, Atlanta, GA
*Directors Josie Swantek Heitz and Dave Adams and Producer Susan MacLaury in attendance for the Q&A
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Louisiana International Film Festival
Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 2:30 PM
Cinemark 4, Baton Rouge, LA
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Montclair Film Festival
Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 11:30 AM
Clairidge Cinema, Montclair, NJ

Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Clairidge Cinema, Montclair, NJ
*Directors Josie Swantek Heitz and Dave Adams and Producer Susan MacLaury in attendance for the Q&A
Tickets