‘Annie’ Adopts Turnaround Arts Schools

As we await the film production of Annie starring Quvenzhané Wallis and Jamie Foxx, Sony Entertainment, the production house, has adopted Turnaround Arts in efforts to support struggling schools and increase arts education.

The initiative kicked off on Wednesday in Minneapolis where Jamie who stars as Will Stacks, Quvenzhané who landed the role of  “Annie”  and filmmaker Will Gluck spent time at Northport Elementary with first- through fifth-graders as they prepared to audition for their school production of Annie.

Speaking on the importance of arts education and the difference it makes in lives, Foxx shared in a press release, “Being involved with the arts certainly changed my life, and I’ve seen that engagement change the lives of many others.”

Wallis expressed the fun she had visiting the school and had this sentiment to share, “Every Annie can be different, which is one of the reasons why it is great to be a part of.”

Turnaround Arts is a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities and collaborates with local partners to provide intensive arts education resources to high-poverty schools across the country.

Arts education is so important and it’s refreshing to see a production house backing programs that encourage youth to embrace and express their creativity.  We dig it!

Annie hits theaters on December 19th. Check out the trailer here and images from the school visit below!

Cast And Director Of "Annie" At A Turnaround Arts Minneapolis Event

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