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“Doonby” Film Actress Jenn Gotzon Inspires Youth During Washington D.C. Historical Week

Gotzon spoke on moral principles encouraging youth concerning their choices during historical events in Nation's Capital screening “Doonby;" sponsored by NET TV, new television station on Verizon FiOS geared for family-friendly programming

 
 
Actress Jenn Gotzon speaks to the youth after Washington D.C. "Doonby' Screening
Actress Jenn Gotzon speaks to the youth after Washington D.C. "Doonby' Screening
PRLog - Feb. 14, 2013 - BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- WASHINGTON D.C. (Feb 14, 2013) -- Rising indie film star, Jenn Gotzon (“Frost/Nixon”), “Doonby’s” director, Peter Mackenzie,  "Doonby's" associate producer Steve Doherty and co-star, Joe Estevez, spoke to March for Life and film screening attendees in Washington, D.C.  Jan 21 to Jan 25, 2013; a week of monumental historical events. A perfect meshing of history markers with President Obama’s 2nd Term Inauguration, Martin Luther King’s 50thAnniversary of ‘I have a dream’ speech, and the 40 year marker of Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade. Freezing temperatures and snow that week did not slow down the March for Life, with attendees well over 500,000 people strong. Gotzon, playing the President’s daughter Tricia Nixon in Ron Howard’s Oscar-nominated “Frost/Nixon,” reenacted history during Nixon’s resignation speech in “Frost/Nixon,” now a leading lady making proactive film about morality and choices, “Doonby” all in spirit of the week. Film contains a special cameo appearance by Norma McCorvey (“Jane Roe” in Roe v. Wade) who says in “Doonby” movie “children are a gift from God” (exclusive photos below).  
“Doonby” is a film that poses questions on both sides of the political argument in a non-judgmental manner for all audiences. “I love the movie because it leaves an impression upon our heart challenging us to be better people living healthier lifestyles whatever our political view through a blues-bar music infused story of romance about hero, Sam Doonby, (John Schneider) helping my character Laura Reaper who is a party girl (alcoholic) stand back up on her feet to seek after her life’s purpose,” states film’s actress Jenn Gotzon.  

NET TV sponsored 16 buses to charter residents from Brooklyn, NY to attend this year’s March for Life in Washington DC. After the march in the chilly snow, students ages 10 to 21 arrived for hot cocoa and popcorn to attend the “Doonby” screening. Listening to actress Gotzon share on her backstory with her desire to work on films that impact and inspire audiences with Christian worldview themes, students gained a positive role model in the entertainment industry that day. “We need to ensure the choices we make brings life and love and not curse or speak hatred upon those around us,” says Gotzon. The students flooded the Q&A with a sea of hands asking thought provoking questions, “Why did your character get drunk? Who is Sam Doonby? Will there be a sequel and can I write it? How do you make yourself cry as an actress? One boy commented, age 11, “I don’t do very good watching movies because I fall asleep and this movie kept me interested from the beginning because of the action, thrill and drama. I really liked your movie.”

After the screening, the students clamored around to receive autographs from the director and cast garnishing posters using their t-shirts and hats for a signature. “It’s important to have a young actress stand up as a positive role model for our kids to look up to. It gives them hope and someone to aspire to be like. She spoke boldly about her faith and how prayer and going to church keeps her grounded,” states Jarisa Santiago, chaperone for students from Brooklyn, NY attending screening.

Gotzon’s heart is to encourage and enthuse the generations, young and old, through the roles she plays in movies. Strongly motived by this, she serves as a spokesmodel for NET TV and AMTC Actors Models Talent for Christ, a ministry / education program raising up role models in entertainment who strive to make the world better.

With our nation’s youth consuming over 75 hours of media a week (Kaiser Family Foundation) and 60,231 hours average time by the age of 17 (Movieguide), it is vital positive programming which uplifts the heart and spirit exists. With the recent school shootings flooding the news, families more than ever need a positive media platform. NET TV showcases these types of movies, television and news programming thereby standing as a sound choice for viewers. NET TV is nationwide on Verizon FiOS on Demand and airs programming to Entertain Inform Enrich.[1]

Gotzon shares her passion to impact and inspire audiences on screen demonstrated in protagonist characters that struggle through difficult situations, similar to her recent character Laura Reaper in “Doonby”. She created a program entitled ‘Inspiring Audiences,’ through which she screens the films she plays in. Afterwards, she shares her journey discussing how to overcome life’s obstacles such as rejection, lack of money, support of loved ones, conquering fear and how to speak without condemnation to bring life to those around her. Gotzon implements goal planning strategies that generate guidance helping the listener take their next steps towards accomplishing their dreams.

Gotzon now lead of several movies releasing this year including: Vatican praised mystery-romance thriller “Doonby” opposite John Schneider (Smallville); French and Indian War true-stroy “Alone Yet Not Alone” releasing in theaters this April; musical with a twist of faith “September Skies”; 1940's old Hollywood comedy “The Screenwriters” (October Baby’s Jason Burkey); political-thriller “Dragon Day” about a Chinese cyber-takeover of the U.S.; and crime-suspense thriller “Untouched.” Upcoming productions include: family-action movie “Wheeler” with Jennifer Hudson and William H. Macy (both attached); cowboy western “Gold Revenge”; and suspense-thriller “Sinking Sand” to be filmed in Savannah, GA. Inspirational drama about prayer “I Am Gabriel” (Dean Cain and John Schneider) released 2012 and is available on DVD – all socially relevant films that endeavor to make a difference in people's lives and may potentially air on NET TV.

For more info on Jenn Gotzon’s involvements:

Doonby www.DoonbytheMovie.com

NET TV on Verizon FiOS Video on Demand http://youtu.be/SGvQGFW9s2E




Actress Jenn Gotzon’s video press kit: http://www.jenngotzon.com/acting-demo-reel.htm

AMTC Actors Models Talent for Christ www.AMTCworld.com

Connect with Jenn Gotzon through facebook and twitter @JennGotzon

For PR related requests, please contact: sdi.entertainment.pr@gmail.com

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Exclusive photos: “Doonby” screenings in Washington DC Jan 24 & 25 hosted by NET TV https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151359775044294.498111.81480254293&type=1&l=8c1bd6933e.)

.[1] NET TV Verizon FiOS Navigation On Demand instructions from remote control:

1) click the On Demand button on the remote or tune to channel 900, 2) click on TV Shows folder on the root level, 3) then select the “Religion” folder, 4) there you will see the “NET Catholic” folder to select the movie, TV show or news. On Web: go to www.NetNY.net

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