Monday, October 7, 2013

Harrison Held's SceneAroundTown... Exclusive: Kat Kramer's "Films That Change The World" Spotlights FALLOUT

Directly above video about the acclaimed new documentary FALLOUT and above that sizzle reel for Kat Kramer's acclaimed series "Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World"

Busy actress/singer/activist/producer/journalist Kat Kramer is pleased to announce that the acclaimed documentary FALLOUT will be the  5th installment in her much lauded film series "Kat Kramer's Films That Change The World". The highly anticipated event will take place Wednesday, November 13th at 7:30pm at Sunset-Gower/Sunset-Bronson Studios in Hollywood.  "This studio is the home of my series".  Kat continues "The event will begin with a red carpet reception, followed by the screening and a panel".  FALLOUT is a wonderful documentary from Australian filmmaker Lawrence Johnston ("NIGHT") and features Dr. Helen Caldicott who is flying in for the event, actress Donna Anderson ("On The Beach", "Inherit The Wind"), Kat's mom actress/producer Karen Sharpe-Kramer and Philip Davey ("When Hollywood Came to Melbourne"). Author  Nevil Schute's daughter is also featured as well as other experts.  FALLOUT is about nuclear holocaust and the making of her dad Stanley Kramer's classic award winning film "On The Beach" and how Mr. Kramer adapted Schute's novel for the screen.  It also is about legendary stars Gregory Peck, Ava Gardner and Fred Astaire coming to Melbourne, Australia to make the award winning film.
There have been 4 other star-studded world premiere screenings in Kat's series.  "I only screen features/documentaries that focus on social issues.  I launched my series with the 25th Anniversary of Barbra Streisand's "Yentl" and DVD release.  We screened it in the Stanley Kramer Theatre on the Sunset-Gower lot during Women's History Month in 2009.  I connected with "The Enough Project" and  "Raise Hope For Congo",  a woman's organization dedicated to aid women in that region of the world".  Kat continues "The second installment was the West Coast DVD release premiere of "The Cove" which won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature one week later.  All the film makers flew in for the premiere and City Councilman Tom LaBonge gave me a special accommodation which was a great honor.  He declared it "The Cove Day" in Southern California.  Three organizations were featured...  "Sea Shepard Organization", "Save Japan Dolphins" and "Earth Island Institute".  The 3rd installment of my series was "Elephants And Man: A Litany Of Tragedy" hosted by Lily Tomlin and Tippi Hedren with a special appearance by animal lover Cher!  It was all about the plight of elephants in captivity.  The evening spotlighted the animal-rights group "A Voice For The Animals Foundation".  On a side note Kat is forever the voice of "Performing Animal Welfare Society" (PAWS) with her new recording of "Bless The Beasts And Children" from her father's film of the same name.  Kat continues "the 4th installment in the series was the now award-winning anti-bullying documentary "Teach Your Children Well" narrated by Lily Tomlin.  The star-studded premiere debuted during anti-bullying prevention month.  Hosted by Lily Tomlin, the premiere featured plenty of celebrity support such as Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glynn Turman, Bella Thorne, Kate Linder, Judy Tenuta, and the late Kathryn Joosten.  All the stars/filmmakers  arrived on a yellow school bus and emerged doing anti-bullying cheers complete with pom poms.  TYCW is still going strong having screened at Cinema Diverse: Palm Springs Gay and Lesbian Film Festival where it won audience favorite.  TYCW will screen on Saturday October 19th at 6:30pm at the Scottish Rite Theatre in Long Beach and will precede the musical "Beyond The Fence" about the life of Matthew Shepard".  Kat also shares that she will be a featured guest on an upcoming 2013 LAFEMME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL panel called "Making the Commercial Documentary: Exploring the Formula that Works" and is very excited to finally launch her new one-woman-show "My Duet With Mick".  Much more is coming up for this gorgeous, classy, caring, talented and dynamic woman who wears many hats and wears them well... Stay Tuned!   HH

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