X Files fans are in for a special treat this month as some of the movers and shakers behind the hit TV show gather for a special evening in the name of charity.
Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), actor Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), executive producer/writer Frank Spotnitz (“The X-Files”, “Millennium”, “The Lone Gunmen”) and executive producer/director Rob Bowman (currently EP and director on “Castle”) hit the Beverly Wilshire hotel on November 14th, 2009 at 2:00pm to reminisce and answer burning questions (eg all those rumors about X-Files 3 and the 2012 mythology). This is a rare opportunity for fans to get behind-the-scenes scoops on the process of making this iconic television show, ask questions about the panelists’ new, exciting projects and raise money for some very worthy causes.
"The X-Files", created by Chris Carter, aired from 1993 to 2002 and spawned two feature films. Considered one of the most successful shows in Fox’s history, the award-winning show’s characters, theme song and slogans have a permanent place in pop culture’s history. Whether you were a fan of the mythology episodes or the monsters of the week, there is no denying that “The X-Files” made audiences ponder, gasp, laugh and hide their eyes-occasionally all at the same time.
In addition to the attending the main Q&A event, some lucky fans can also bid on chances to hang out backstage with the stars! “Meet and Greet” chances are being auctioned off on eBay right now (packages to meet Gillian, Mitch, Frank and Rob are currently available here.
Would you love to ask a question, but can’t attend the event? You can still be part of the fun. For a small donation, you will be able to submit a question to the moderator for inclusion in the live Q&A event. Details can be found here. DVDs of the panel event will also be made available.
Proceeds from this amazing event will be donated in support of the participants’ chosen charities, including The Santa Monica-UCLA Rape Treatment Center, Off the Street Kids, Fezeka and Children of the Night.
The Rape Treatment Center at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center is nationally recognized for its exemplary treatment, education, and prevention programs. Over the last year, RTC has campaigned to eliminate the extraordinary backlog of untested rape kits and for faster analysis of DNA evidence. Information regarding RTC’s work will be available at the event.
Off The Street Kids (OTSK) is a newly registered UK charity (No. 1127701). The organization seeks to respond to the needs of young people who are forced to leave care in South Africa at the age of 18 when state funding ceases. Many of these young people return to the streets because they have neither the skills to support themselves nor a home to return to. OTSK is working on a pilot a program that will provide support for these young people in order to prevent them returning to the streets, and enable them to provide for themselves in the long term.
The Fezeka Scholarship Fund has been created with a view to assisting Fezeka’s children through university and higher education helping them to pursue their dreams. Donations will be split 70% to the Fezeka Scholarship Fund and 30% to supporting the Fezeka Outreach ensuring that the film is screened in communities far and wide so that more individuals will be inspired to support and give to the Fezeka Scholarship fund, which will help to make this a sustainable and ongoing fund for many years to come.
Children of the Night is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt organization founded in 1979 dedicated to assisting children between the ages of 11 and 17 who are forced to prostitute on the streets for food to eat and a place to sleep. All programs are funded with the support of private donations.
The event will be hosted by IBG Inc. In 2008, IBG established an official non-profit campaign focusing on utilizing the power of philanthropy through the arts to benefit a wide range of charities worldwide. IBG acts as a “fundraiser facilitator” for underfunded and start-up charities that would otherwise struggle with the logistics and costs associated with event fundraising. More info about the event and the amazing group of people behind it, click here.