he Adrienne Shelly Foundation (ASF), a non-profit organization dedicated to the memory of writer/director/actor Adrienne Shelly (WAITRESS, SERIOUS MOONLIGHT), today announced the roster for its third annual online auction fundraiser, which will go live on eBay on September 20 and run through Sept 30.
The 50+ item catalogue features lunch dates with a diverse group of celebrities including Paul Rudd, Keri Russell, Jane Lynch, Michelle Williams, John Hamm, Susie Essman, Cheryl Hines, Patricia Clarkson, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Smith and Hal Hartley; set visits and meet & greets to TV shows like The Good Wife, Castle, United States of Tara, Breaking Bad and The Rachel Maddow Show; and walk-on roles on Community, Hung and an upcoming film of veteran producer Ted Hope. VIP ticket packages include meet & greets to a wide range of shows including Maroon 5, Joan Rivers, Celebrity Autobiography, Semi-Precious Weapons and Dar Williams; VIP tickets to Ellen, The Daily Show, Colbert Report, Rachael Ray; VIP tickets to the Sundance Film Festival and red carpet premiere tickets at the Tribeca Film Festival. Proceeds will go toward ASF’s mission to support women filmmakers. San Louis Obispo, CA-based auction agency Kompolt provided campaign creation and management. A full list of items on the block can be found below.
“We are incredibly grateful to all of the talented entertainers, filmmakers, TV studios and organizations involved in this year’s auction,” said ASF founder and executive director Andy Ostroy, who is also Ms. Shelly’s widower. “Their generosity, and the generosity of the buyers in turn, will directly enable and enliven the artistic voices of many very deserving women in the film industry.”
Since its inception three and a half years ago, ASF has partnered with the industry’s finest academic and filmmaking institutions to aid women in their artistic journeys with film school scholarships, production grants, finishing funds, and living stipends. Its track record is already impressive – recipients of ASF grants include Cynthia Wade, who won an Academy Award in 2008 for her documentary Freeheld, which ASF helped fund.