•• “One Child”, new SundanceTV Mini-Series premieres on Friday Nov 28. Trailer of SundanceTV’s two-night special event One Child, starring Harry Potter’s Katie Leung, Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Elizabeth Perkins and Donald Sumpter. Mei (Katie Leung), a young woman who was adopted from China as a baby, is dramatically pulled back into the land of her birth.
•• Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress, Elizabeth Perkins has just joined “Building Bridges”, a film based on a true story, so please check out and support it. This is a true passion project. But it takes real money to make a film. Every dollar raised will be put on the screen. Based on a true story: “Building Bridges” is a unique tale of loss, healing, acceptance and relationships; a meditation on the resilience of the soul. On December 6, 1996, Ron Moore’s world was shattered. All that he knew, trusted and loved was lost. Flashing back and forth in time, our film unflinchingly recounts the journey Ron is forced to make in the aftermath of this unthinkable tragedy. Anger, bargaining, and depression quickly take up the empty space left inside the home Ron once shared with his wife and family. Ron repeatedly struggles to find the way to bridge the distinguishable gap between remembering and forgetting. If he moves forward, tries to forget and opens his heart again, will he be denying his past, or simply living? And the idea of finding and falling in love for the second time in life is something Ron never thought possible. But love, like life, sometimes has the quiet power of sneaking up and flooring you. For more information, please visit: www.buildingbridgesthefilm.com
•• Elizabeth Perkins stars the captivating documentary about why it’s important to have a strong support system. The documentary also features “Diabetes Co-Stars” casting call winner Anne Casey & Amanda Bauer and Eugenio and Naiomi Rivera. Sanofi US is supporting the Diabetes Hands Foundation with an initial $10,000 program sponsorship. But, when the documentary reaches 10,000 online views, Sanofi US will double that sponsorship for a total of $20,000.
Sanofi US and Golden Globe and Emmy nominated actress Elizabeth Perkins proudly premiered the Diabetes Co-Stars documentary, “Strength in Numbers” at the American Diabetes Association Expo in Los Angeles, CA this past weekend. The film, produced by Elizabeth and her co-star and husband Julio Macat, features her diabetes story as well as two other inspirational stories from the 2012 Diabetes Co-Stars casting call contest – best friends Amanda Bauer and Anne Casey from New York, and father-daughter duo Eugenio and Naiomi Rivera from Texas.
The pairs were selected because of their empowering stories of dedication and support, with Amanda and Anne giving back to their community by spearheading support groups for youth living with diabetes, and Eugenio and Naiomi guiding one another through their daily diabetes management. The documentary highlights their stories, in addition to Elizabeth and Julio’s, and can be viewed online at www.diabetescostars.com.
“Hearing these stories, I truly identified with the level of support and caring these people showed one another and was so excited to feature them in this documentary,” said Elizabeth Perkins, star of the new ABC sitcom ‘How to Live with Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life).’ “The Diabetes Co-Stars program is close to my heart because it celebrates those who support the 26 million Americans living with diabetes every day and this film shines a light on these inspiring people.”
Elizabeth Perkins, who is living with type 1 diabetes, produced the documentary as part of her partnership with Sanofi US on the Diabetes Co-Stars campaign, which has brought awareness to millions of Americans about the power of a support team for people living with diabetes since the program’s launch in 2010. She currently uses Lantus® SoloSTAR® (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) as part of her overall diabetes treatment plan, along with exercise, healthy diet and the support from her family and friends. To learn more about how you can support your loved ones with diabetes, please visit www.diabetescostars.com.
•• Elizabeth Perkins calls The Big J Show (KRSQ Hot 101.9) to talk about her new show “How To Live With Your Parents (For The Rest Of Your Life)” on ABC. Listen to the interview below!