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Nov 13, 2013 · · Dallas Buyers Club, Films, Videos · Comments Off on Academy Conversations: “Dallas Buyers Club”

Nov 13, 2013 · · Guest Appearances, Images · Comments Off on Early Childhood Education

Jennifer speaks during a briefing in the Capitol Visitor Center with Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., and Education Secretary Arne Duncan on a bipartisan proposal to expand high-quality, early-childhood education from birth to age 5.

– Public Appearances 2013 Early Childhood Education

Nov 13, 2013 · · Videos · Comments Off on Jennifer Garner advocates for Save the Children; says there are still “ten cars outside” her house every morning

This morning on “New Day,” “Dallas Buyer’s Club” actress Jennifer Garner advocated for Save the Children, emphasizing to Anchor Chris Cuomo why it’s important to her for the government to pass legislation to finance early education. Garner also commented on recent legislation that protects children from paparazzi harassment in California, beginning January 1st. She was joined by Mark Shriver, senior vice president of Save the Children.

Garner said, “This is important to me because the playing field for kids in America is not equal. And I’ve travelled around the country with Save the Children, going into homes and seeing the way that kids are growing up – there are 16 million kids growing up in poverty in America. And without starting from the very beginning and getting an earlier start on their education, they have very little chance of catching up….”

“I’m looking forward to January 1st, when the law will go into effect, but no, so far I haven’t seen a bit of difference,” Garner said about the paparazzi law. She adds, “The threat of it is not enough. There are ten cars outside my house every single morning.”

Nov 13, 2013 · · Articles · Comments Off on Save the Children Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner Joins Capitol Hill Push to Expand Early Education in America

Drawing on her experience advocating for early education programs across the country, Save the Children Artist Ambassador Jennifer Garner helped launch bipartisan legislation on Capitol Hill Wednesday that would dramatically expand early learning opportunities in America.

“As moms, we all want our children to do the very best they can, in school and in life. But, early education opportunities are out of reach for so many families in this country. As a result, children enter school already behind and at risk of never catching up,” said Garner.

“All children deserve the chance to succeed, but right now millions don’t get one,” she said. “With this legislation, we have an historic opportunity to give the nearly 1 in 4 children living in poverty a chance at a brighter future.”

As a Save the Children artist ambassador since 2009, Garner has traveled the country visiting the organization’s early education programs in impoverished rural communities. The award-winning actress, mother of three and daughter of a retired West Virginia teacher came to Washington to help announce the introduction of the “Strong Start for America’s Children Act.”

The bill would build upon President Obama’s early education proposal announced in his February State of the Union address by helping states fund preschool for all 4-year-olds of low-income families, and by expanding additional early learning opportunities from birth to age 5.

Garner joined Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and the bill’s cosponsors, Tom Harkin (D-IA), Rep. George Miller (D-CA), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY), to unveil the legislation alongside preschool children, parents, educators, and members of the law enforcement, military, and business communities.

Currently, two out of five American children don’t attend preschool before starting Kindergarten. Low-income children are the most likely to fall behind before school starts, with research showing they can lag more affluent peers by 18 months by age 4. A new Stanford University study shows the developmental gap can already be six months by the time a child turns 2.

Preschool and earlier interventions, such as voluntary home visiting programs for the most vulnerable children, level the playing field by helping children of all backgrounds enter school ready to succeed, said Save the Children.

“Once kids fall behind, it gets more and more expensive to get them back on track as they get older,” said Save the Children Senior Vice President for Strategic Initiatives Mark Shriver, who also attended Wednesday’s event.

“Why wait until they fall behind in the first place? If we care about our children’s future and our nation’s economic prospects, there’s really no better investment than early education,” he said. “Save the Children strongly endorses the Strong Start for America’s Children Act.”

Earlier this month, Shriver and Secretary Duncan visited a family in Save the Children’s Early Steps to School Success program in Eastern Kentucky, and then joined an early learning town hall attended by local and state leaders of both parties.

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Nov 13, 2013 · · Videos · Comments Off on Stephanie’s One on One With Jennifer Garner for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Nov 12, 2013 · · Guest Appearances · Comments Off on Jennifer Garner to talk education on Capitol Hill this week

Jennifer Garner fans, read on. The “Alias” actress (and wife of the next Batman, Ben Affleck) is poised to attend a briefing on Capitol Hill this week.

Garner will appear Wednesday with Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), ranking member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.), Rep. Richard Hanna (R-N.Y.) and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

Lawmakers at the event are slated to introduce a bipartisan proposal to expand early childhood education from birth to age 5.

It’s a return trip to the Hill for Garner, a mom of three, who was in Washington earlier this year to push for more funding for early childhood programs.


Nov 10, 2013 · · Guest Appearances · Comments Off on KCET Cinema Series Dallas Buyers Club

The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ screened at the KCET Cinema Series on October 29 to a full house. Matthew McConaughey delivers a riveting portrayal of Ron Woodroof, the homophobic Texas electrician who is diagnosed with AIDS in the 1980’s, and his pursuit to find affordable medication and alternative treatments. The cast includes Jared Leto as a transgender AIDS patient, who becomes Woodroof’s business partner and friend, along with Jennifer Garner as Dr. Eve Saks.

Jennifer Garner, screenwriters Craig Borten and Melisa Wallack, and producers Robbie Brenner and Rachel Winter joined series’ host Pete Hammond for an insightful conversation about the film, working with McConaughey and Leto, and the years of struggle to get the film on the big screen.


– Public Appearances 2013 KCET Cinema Series Dallas Buyers Club

Nov 08, 2013 · · Films · Comments Off on On the Books: Allison Winn Scotch to self-publish fifth novel with Jennifer Garner’s production company attached to film

EW has learned exclusively that Time of My Life author Allison Winn Scotch’s first venture into self-publishing comes with her fifth novel The Theory of Opposites, cover art above. “The book industry is constantly changing, and at this time in my professional life, I’m committed to taking greater risks,” Scotch said in a statement. “I won’t deny that it’s overwhelming to venture out on my own, away from the power of publishing houses, but the knowledge gained in being involved in every step of the process is rewarding.” The book, about a woman’s journey to end her self-doubt by taking a two-month break from her husband and finding herself, has also been picked up by Jennifer Garner’s production company Vandalia Films to produce a film adaptation, according to a press release.


Nov 06, 2013 · · Articles · Comments Off on Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, and Jared Leto Had to Make Fast Choices for ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

Five years had passed since Jared Leto last acted in a film. He’d spent much of that time recording and performing with his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars, which achieved critical acclaim with its most recent album. Jennifer Garner hadn’t acted in two years, busy, as she puts it, “having a baby dude”—also released to critical acclaim—her third child with husband Ben Affleck.

Matthew McConaughey, by contrast, has been on a career-defining tear in recent years, ticking off much heralded performances in films such as “Magic Mike,” “Killer Joe,” “The Paperboy,” and “Mud” as if they were Sexiest Man Alive nominations. The streak continues with “Dallas Buyers Club,” an intimate drama set deep in the heart of 1980s Texas, a world populated not just by hard-drinking oil men and bull riders but also by the AIDS epidemic’s first wave of victims. The film is based on the life of Ron Woodroof, who found himself thrust from the former group into the latter and went on to improve and extend the lives of numerous AIDS victims through the smuggling of non-FDA-approved drugs.

McConaughey, who plays Woodroof, spent years trying to get the movie made. Garner and Leto—as, respectively, Eve Saks, a doctor troubled but intrigued by Woodroof’s venture, and Rayon, a transgender woman who becomes Woodroof’s friend and business partner—signed on for their roles fewer than three weeks prior to shooting. Each had his or her own motivation for staying clear of the camera for so long. But they shared one big reason for returning. “I knew that Matthew was not only starring but getting the project made,” said Leto. “That was a real key. It’s almost like he’s doing the work for all the other actors—because I know if he’s sussed it out and he’s going to do it, it’s going to be something worthy of our time.”

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Nov 06, 2013 · · Magazines · Comments Off on Backstage Magazine

Jen and her co-stars Jared Leto and Matthew McConaughey from Dallas Buyers Club are on the cover of Backstage magazine. Would anyone be able scan it for us. Thanks

– Magazine Scans Backstage – October 2013
– Photoshoots Backstage – October 2013