1 Way Up Benefit Screening in East Hampton June 21

You and your family are invited to a benefit screening of

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From first time director Amy Mathieson, 1 Way Up tells the story of Tre and Quillan, two teenage boys on the road to the BMX World Championships. They hope to escape one of the toughest gang neighborhoods in London with the only thing they have – a bike.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 3:30pm 

Guild Hall – John Drew Theater 

158 Main Street 

East Hampton, NY 11937   

General Admission: $25 for Adults, $10 for Children
Premium Tickets: $125 for Adults, $50 for Children
Premium tickets include VIP seating and a private reception with the film’s producers
Click here to purchase online or call the box office (631) 324-4050

Special Raffle of a bike!

Host Committee:
Valerie Bruce
Afton and Christopher DiSunno
Susan MacLaury and Albie Hecht
Susie and George Polsky
Toni Ross
Susan Ringo and Barry Sonnenfeld
Jon Snow
Melissa Thomas and David Koepp
Jeri Wellman and Nick Bryan

Thank You To Our Sponsors:

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Shine’s Alexandra Blaney to speak at NALIP Media Summit in June

Alexandra BlaneyShine Global’s Director of Marketing and Production, Alexandra Blaney, will be speaking at the National Association of Latino Independent Producers (NALIP) Media Summit on June 7th, 2014 on a panel entitled “Creating Docs that Make an Impact.”

The panel of veteran and award-winning documentary experts will reflect upon and share insights into the craft of documentary storytelling, their artistic vision, and what the essential elements of a well-crafted, enticing documentary are. The panel will ask how you identify the story and find the right way to convey it, what are some ways to get great exposure for your film and build buzz, and how to keep the audience hooked, move them emotionally, and make a lasting impression. Moderated by Dawn Page of DP PR,  Alexandra will join Nicolas Entel (director, Sins of My Father) and Alex River (Writer/Director) in this thoughtful, informative conversation on the power of documentaries.

Alexandra joined Shine Global in 2009 and now serves as Director of Marketing and Production. She worked on the post production and distribution of The Harvest (La Cosecha), served as Associate Producer on the Academy Award® winning short documentary film Inocente, and is co-Producer on Shine’s forthcoming documentary 1 Way Up in 3D. She also helps develop and manage the outreach and engagement programs for Shine’s films.

The NALIP Media Summit will be in LA June 5-8 and is the largest and most prestigious annual gathering of Latinos in the media field nationwide. For the past fifteen years, this unique event has been organized as a creative, business and networking opportunity for Latino media makers and those interested in Latino creative talent and content. This year, the NALIP Media Summit will present top-level speakers who will provide analysis of the television, film, documentary and digital media industries while projecting future trends. Intimate conversations with artists will be held as well as workshops for emerging and mid-career media makers. There will be pitching and screening events, and an annual Gala Awards honoring past triumphs and rising talents.

The NALIP Media Summit is presented by HBO and the National Latino Media Council. Chair Jimmy Mendiola along with the NALIP Board and Executive Staff, have invited top industry professionals and visionaries to examine new trends in media making, financing, marketing, and content creation.

For more information on the Creating Docs that Make an Impact panel visit: http://www.nalipmediasummit.com/creating_docs_that_impact

Benefit Inocente Screening and Art Show at the National Arts Club in NYC

Shine Global Inocent Benefit Screening 5.12.14

Some of the members of the Shine Global board and other guests at the Shine Global Benefit screening of Inocente at the National Arts Club in NYC. To view more photos from the event visit our Facebook page here. Photos Credit: Amber Kayo

Shine Global held a benefit screening and art show at the National Arts Club in New York City on Monday May 12th, 2014 with Producer Albie Hecht, Executive Producer Susan MacLaury (co-founders of Shine Global) and Inocente Izucar, the artist and subject of the 2013 Academy Award®-winning short documentary, in attendance. Produced by Shine Global with Salty Features and directed by Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine, Inocente is the inspiring coming of age story of a 15-year-old girl in California. Though homeless and undocumented, she refuses to give up on her dream of being an artist, proving that the hand she has been dealt does not define her — her dreams do.

Now 20 and no longer homeless or undocumented, Inocente has spent the last year traveling with the film and speaking about the importance of arts education. She’s finally had the time to create a new body of work to present at her second New York City art show. Upon viewing the recently created work Dianne B. Bernhard, Director of Fine Arts at the National Arts Club remarked, “Inocente’s work is fresh and original and the hottest pop art produced by a young artist today.”

Shine’s special event marked the first day of the National Arts Club’s “Inspiring Arts Education” exhibit running from May 12-17, 2014. In addition to the exhibit of Inocente’s new art work, the week also included exhibits by the young students of Rudolf Steiner School, Marte Valley High School, and Broome Street Academy, many of who are homeless or come from challenging circumstances. Broome Street Academy provides services through its partner program The Door to more than 11,000 young people from all over New York City, with a wide range of services including health care, education, and arts education. Inocente also ran a mural workshop with the students of https://viagragener.com Broome street Academy on Wednesday.

Shine wants to thank all of our supporters who were able to make it to this special event and Inocente Izucar and the National Arts Club for putting on such an incredible art show.

All donations to Shine Global are tax-deductible and go to support Shine in its mission to end the exploitation and abuse of children worldwide through the production of films and other media that raise awareness and inspire change. Upcoming films include the exciting sports action and music documentary 1 Way Up in 3D, which just premiered at the Montclair Film Festival and will be released in the UK this summer, and Selling Our Daughters which is currently in production. Past films include the Oscar®-nominated War/Dance and The Harvest (La Cosecha). To make a donation click here. To learn more about the film Inocente and to find out how to host a screening in your community visit www.inocentedoc.com.

To view more photos from the event visit our Facebook page here.