From the Hollywood Reporter:
Aspiring filmmakers wanting some big Hollywood attention may get their chance with Firefox Flicks Video Competition. A number of industry vets, including Edward Norton, are slated to judge the contest celebrating the company’s mobile operating system, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Others on the judging panel are producer Shauna Robertson (Superbad and Knocked Up), producer Couper Samuelson (Paranormal Activity), Bob Harvey (EVP Global Sales and Marketing for Panavision), Franklin Leonard (founder of the Black List) and Catherine Ogilvie (EMEA Marketing).
The contest is challenging Mozilla fans to create videos demonstrating the power of the company’s new mobile Firefox OS.
“What I really think is cool about Firefox Flicks is that it marries the core philosophy of liberating people to say what they want to say and connects it to something that’s happening in the arts and film,” Norton said.
The grand prize winner will be flown to Los Angeles to work with Samuelson and script developer Leonard and Panavision to create a 60-second spot.
Thanks to Claudia I’ve now added our gallery with two lovely photoshoots Ed did in 2012.
Edward Norton, Renee Zellweger and ‘Hugo Boss CEO’ Claus-Dietrich Lahrs attended Hugo By Hugo Boss Autumn/Winter 2013/14 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin at The Brandenburg Gate on January 17, 2013 in Berlin, Germany.
Photos of the arrivals have already been added to our gallery.
- Public Appearances > 2013 > Hugo By Hugo Boss Autumn/Winter 2013/14 Fashion Show (x8)
From Huffington Post:
Arianna Huffington and Edward Norton see a solution to America’s job crisis in nonprofit organizations.
The President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group and the critically-acclaimed actor spoke with HuffPost Live’s Alicia Menendez Tuesday about the JobRaising Challenge. The challenge is a nonprofit job-creation initiative organized by The Huffington Post, the Skoll Foundation, Crowdrise and Knowledge Partner McKinsey & Company. Norton is the co-founder of Crowdrise, an online fundraising site.
The competition will award the top three employment-boosting nonprofit organizations that raise the most money through Crowdrise. With $250,000 in prizes at stake, the applicant pool has been narrowed down to about 70 nonprofits from more than 200 original entrants, Huffington said.
“We wanted to demonstrate that not-for-profits are also job-creators,” she said, describing how charities are known for their social causes rather than their workforce.
Huffington points to finalist organizations such as Girls Who Code, which helps teen girls pursue career opportunities in engineering and technology, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Of America, which provides services for returning vets and their families.
Huffington and Norton also emphasized how the competition allows anyone to help address the nation’s unemployment crisis by supporting these organizations.
“Unemployment and job creation is a very ephemeral idea for many people,” Norton said. “They understand what employment is, but as an issue that they can address, most people don’t feel that its something they can play an individual role in.”
Watch the video HERE.
Actor and activist Edward Norton is calling on his friends and fans to join him and make a stand against gun violence as America continues to mourn the lives lost in the Connecticut school shooting last month (Dec 12, 2012).
The Fight Club star has signed an online petition from non-profit organisation Sandy Hook Promise, pledging to honour the 20 children and six staffmembers gunned down at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School by encouraging and participating in conversations about how to make schools and communities a safer place as legislators discuss how to tackle the growing numbers of gun-related crimes and murders across the country.
Posting a link to the page on his Twitter.com blog on Monday (14 Jan, 2013), he writes, “I’m joining people in Newtown in making the sandyhookpromise to protect our children & reduce gun violence. Join us at http://www.sandyhookpromise.org.”
Norton’s rallying call comes just a day before U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is due to present his proposals for comprehensive gun violence legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday (15 Jan, 2013).
The actor isn’t the only celebrity to speak out about the need for gun reform – Beyonce, Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon and Gwyneth Paltrow are among the stars who recorded a special video message for Demand a Plan, a new movement which seeks to ban the sale of assault weapons, among other things.
The Newtown massacre is the latest tragedy to rock America in recent years, following shootings at Colorado’s Columbine High School in 1999, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 2007, and a movie theatre in Aurora, Colorado in July (12).