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"Sound of Music" & "Lost in Space" Alumni Doodles
Posted at 10:08 AM (PDT) on Sunday, April 29, 2012

Debbie Turner

Debbie Turner

Angela Cartwright

Angela Cartwright

Bill Mumy

Bill Mumy

Debbie Turner played Marta Von Trapp in The Sound of Music.
Angela Cartwright played Brigitta Von Trapp in The Sound of Music and Penny Robinson in the tv series Lost in Space. (1965-1968)
Bill Mumy played child prodigy Will Robinson in Lost in Space (the favorite show of John F. Kennedy, Jr. while growing up in the 1960s).

X-Files Alumni Doodles
Posted at 12:05 PM (PDT) on Saturday, April 28, 2012

Gillian Anderson

Chris Carter

Veronica Cartwright

Veronica Cartwright

Wendie Malick

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Garry Shandling

Mark Snow

Mark Snow

Wendie Malick was in "The Beginning" (Season 6); well known for Just Shoot Me and Hot in Cleveland
Garry Shandling was in "Hollywood A.D." (Season 7)

Doodles by Piper & Darren Waterston
Posted at 8:07 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 27, 2012

Piper Anderson-Klotz

Darren Waterston

Darren Waterston

USA National Doodle Day: Auction starts on May 10.

Bristol Autism Project Auction
Posted at 7:50 PM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Bristol mum Debbie Cogan has organized the Art Explosion, an art show and auction at the Centrespace Gallery (6 Leonard Lane, Bristol; behind 31 Corn St) featuring work by both celebrities and local artists to raise money for the Bristol Autism Project. The show will be open on Saturday and Sunday 28 and 29 April with an exclusive auction taking place at 6.30PM on the Saturday evening.

They have started auctioning artwork on eBay by:

Gillian Anderson
Daniel Kaluuya who played Agent Tucker in Johnny English Reborn (on television: Skins UK, Psychoville, The Fades).
Alex Arnold who played metalhead Rich Hardbeck in the third and last generation of Skins UK (2011-2012).

Debbie was inspired to organize this event by her son James who has Aspergers, a complex part of the Autism spectrum. Hundreds of children in Bristol share the same diagnosis and the Bristol Autism Project gives them the opportunity to have fun and freedom in their childhood. It also offers a helpline enabling parents to talk to other parents and professionals.

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Archie Panjabi's Doodle
Posted at 10:45 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Emmy award winner Archie Panjabi, who plays intriguing Kalinda Sharma in CBS' The Good Wife, is currently working with Gillian on The Fall. In this gripping psychological thriller, she plays a pathologist and friend of the detective played by Gillian.

BBC Newsline interview: The very beautiful Archie Panjabi popped in to see us today. She's in Belfast to film a new tv series called The Fall, which also stars Gillian Anderson and Jamie Dornan. And she tells us how she has "fallen" in love with Northern Ireland. Click here to see the video.

This year's USA National Doodle Day auction will start on May 10.

Survival International's New Film
Posted at 9:24 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Earth's Most Threatened Tribe

Survival International has launched a new film to draw attention to the potential annihilation of the Aw� Indians in Brazil. In it, Survival supporter, Colin Firth, asks viewers to send a message to Brazil's Minister of Justice. The music is by Grammy-winning composer Heitor Pereira.

The Aw� are the Earth's most threatened tribe. Their land has been invaded by a vast army of illegal loggers, ranchers and settlers. Only a groundswell of public opinion in their support, in Brazil and internationally, can protect this small tribe from those who want to kill them and steal their land.

Survival International would be very grateful indeed if everyone would consider drawing the attention of their friends and contacts to this action and invite them to view the film online. The more people that view the film and share it on social network sites like Facebook and Twitter, the greater their chances of success.

Survival has been campaigning for Aw� land for over forty years but consider this new step to be essential if the Aw� are going to survive.

"The Fall" Set Visit Auction: ENDS SOON!
Posted at 9:29 PM (PDT) on Friday, April 20, 2012


Proceeds will benefit The Neurofibromatosis Network.

"Fezeka's Voice" on DVD
Posted at 9:49 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

"Fezeka's Voice" is now available to buy!

The long wait is over, film-fans... Team Fezeka are thrilled to announce the release of our film on DVD. Now you can take home a little slice of South Africa and share with family and friends what the papers call: 'Warm-hearted and heart-warming' (The Observer) 'A remarkable story' (Evening Standard) 'Fezeka's Voice puts the X-Factor to shame in terms of musical heroism' (The Times).

DVDs are now available through our website. We're shipping worldwide so it's easy to give the gift of Phumi and his choir (or you could just keep it for yourself). Please note that 'Team Fezeka' is in fact just a team of two and whilst we will endeavor to ship your order as quickly as possible, please allow 7-10 days for delivery.

Thank you!
Katherine & Holly

Fezeka's Voice: The story so far...

Documentary film Fezeka's Voice is the story of one man, Phumi Tsewu, and the choir to which he has dedicated his life: The Fezeka High School Choir. These kids may be national singing champions, but their school sits in Gugulethu township, one of the most deprived areas in South Africa. In 2008, they received a once in a lifetime invitation - to perform at one of Europe's most prestigious arts festivals.

Our award-winning film follows all 77 kids and their choirmaster as they not only fulfill a life's ambition, but learn what it is to feel wanted, accepted, and proud.

Once Fezeka's Voice was finished and ready to be screened, the team behind the film launched its distribution and outreach campaign which includes a number of educational initiatives. Ciel Productions has also aligned itself with registered UK charity The Fezeka Scholarship Fund set up by the folk in Salisbury who had invited the choir to the UK, in an effort to give something back to the kids who brought them so much joy.

By screening our film as far and wide as possible, we aim to help The Fezeka Scholarship Fund reap as much as it deserves.

"This is a really incredible choir in South Africa that the Salisbury Cathedral community has helped with scholarships after their visit here. The man who leads the choir is a force of nature and has turned out some incredible human beings in the process." -- Gillian Anderson

Great Expectations up for 7 prizes at BAFTA TV Craft Awards
Posted at 8:12 AM (PDT) on Monday, April 16, 2012

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for its annual Television Craft Awards, which honour the best behind-the-scenes talent from TV and new media.

The awards will take place on Sunday 13 May at The Brewery in east London.

Leading the way with seven nominations is BBC One's three-part adaptation Great Expectations, which starred Ray Winstone, Gillian Anderson, David Suchet and Douglas Booth.

The Crimson Petal and the White also has three nominations: Editing, Fiction; Make Up and Hair Design; Photography and Lighting, Fiction

Full List of the Nominees

InStyle BAFTA Confidential, May 2012
Posted at 8:26 AM (PDT) on Thursday, April 12, 2012

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LAX-Files Auction: Phase 6
Posted at 8:45 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Phase 6 of the LAX-Files Auction is now live on eBay.

This round features some unique and rare X-Files memorabilia, including autographed production scripts, crew memorabilia, and comics. These are a must-have for any fan. Among the items being auctioned is an Autographed Gillian Anderson X-Files Magazine (Volume 5, Number 2).

100% of auction profits are being donated to the American Cancer Society, in honor of late director, Kim Manners. Kim is known for his prolific and emotionally captivating work on Booker, 21 Jump St., Brisco County Jr, Simon and Simon, The X-Files, and Supernatural.

For more information about Kim Manners, LAX-Files, and upcoming auction items, please visit

IBG's 4th Annual 'all things' Marathon
Posted at 10:55 AM (PDT) on Monday, April 9, 2012

Throughout the months of April and May, IBG will be hosting their fourth annual 'all things' marathon. Groups of fans gather in cities, towns and remotely around the world, on a day in April of their choosing, and contribute a 10 USD entry fee per person.

The event consists of watching The X-Files' episode "all things," as well as two Gillian Anderson films of the host or group's choosing, to celebrate the charity work of the acclaimed actress. Many groups also host raffles, games and other fun ways to increase their total raised. This year's event will benefit ANSA (Gillian is a member of their board of the directors.)

As with years prior, the host of the group that raises the most money will receive a special prize from Gillian herself! So get together, get creative, get planning and get fundraising.

The breakdown of event rules and locations where events are already happening will be posted within the next few days. For now, to sign up to host an event or if you have any questions, please email


Only 1 hour left to bid on a YOUNG & THE RESTLESS Set Tour to benefit IBG!

"Great Expectations" on DVD
Posted at 10:09 AM (PDT) on Sunday, April 8, 2012

�Great Expectations� (2012, PBS, unrated) - The Dickens� classic is a ripping yarn that�s served as film fodder for years, even inspiring a modern-day remake starring Ethan Hawke in 1998. Now comes a superb 2012 Masterpiece Theater installment featuring Douglas Booth as Pip, an impoverished young man whose eventful life includes run-ins with anonymous benefactors, convicts, rogues and rakes. As Miss Havisham and Magwitch, respectively, Gillian Anderson and Ray Winstone deliver performances so good, they sting. Extras: none. (Amy Longsdorf - Journal Register News Service)

Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations
Masterpiece Classic: Great Expectations [Blu-ray]

NOTE: The referral fees for orders placed through our links will benefit the NF Network. Thank you for your support!

Bid on Gillian's 2 Hats!
Posted at 9:26 AM (PDT) on Friday, April 6, 2012

Great Expectations: Episode 2
Posted at 8:35 AM (PDT) on Thursday, April 5, 2012

See a scene from Great Expectations episode two airing April 8, 2012, on PBS.

Auction: Signed SA-YES T-shirts
Posted at 10:46 AM (PDT) on Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Julie Baron (SA-YES Events Coordinator) is running auctions on eBay to help raise funds for SA-YES.

Winning bidders receive South African Youth Education for Sustainability (SA-YES) printed white cotton t-shirts signed by Gillian.

Thank you very much for your support and happy bidding on t-shirt Number 4!

"Great Expectations" Tonight
Posted at 8:12 AM (PDT) on Sunday, April 1, 2012

When "Great Expectations" was shown in England during the holiday season, it easily won its time slot with more than 6 million viewers, which represents 25 percent of the entire British TV audience. Said The Guardian, this production, adapted by Sarah Phelps, "is fabulously dark and grown-up." (New York Post, March 31, 2012)

"Great Expectations" will be available for online viewing for a limited time, beginning April 2, 2012.

Read more: NY Daily News, Salt Lake Tribune, AV Club, Variety

On May 10, Doodle Day USA will auction doodles by Gillian, Douglas Booth (Pip) and Laura Linney (host of Masterpiece Classic) to benefit the NF Network.

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