Thinking Huts Announces Star-Studded Table Read of 'Second Act'
Peter Segal will be returning to direct along with the original cast members Charlyne Yi and Dierdre Friel.
By: Thinking Hunts
Led by acclaimed award-winning film and television director Peter Segal, the virtual benefit will star Kelly Hu, Charlyne Yi, Amy Okuda, Kearran Giovanni, Scott Takeda, Adam Ferrara, Ludwig Manukian, Dagney Kerr, Doug Spearman, Dierdre Friel, Nicole J. Butler, Jeremy Cohenour, and more.
Diverse representation was at the forefront in the casting decisions and made possible by highly regarded casting director Kamala A. Thomas.
"Through a table read of the film 'Second Act,' we are excited to add some much-needed light to the world while showcasing a diverse cast and supporting our upcoming school. What better way than featuring a romantic comedy," said Maggie Grout, Founder & CEO of Thinking Huts.
'Second Act' is a 2018 American film directed by Peter Segal, distributed by STX Entertainment, that starred Jennifer Lopez, Vanessa Hudgens, Milo Ventimiglia, and Leah Remini. The story follows Maya as she discovers what truly matters in life and shows that it is never too late for second chances.
"Social impact at scale requires a collective effort of thoughtful movers and makers," said Maggie Grout. "Representation matters and I am thrilled to champion the diverse voices I wish I had seen growing up in our highly anticipated summer benefit. I look forward to changing the narrative in the nonprofit world and seeing leaders who look like me leading the way."
To be located in the south-central region of Madagascar, in Fianarantsoa on the university campus Ecole de Management et d'Innovation Technologique (EMIT), Thinking Huts is building its first 3D printed school in partnership with 14Trees and Studio Mortazavi. Madagascar was chosen as the first location due to its potential for economic growth, need for infrastructure, and solar energy opportunities. The school will consist of a hybrid design featuring 3D printed walls and locally sourced construction materials for the roof, door, and windows. Local partners will oversee daily operations and will supply teachers.
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