Doc set to reunite tuner's orphans
Gil Cates Jr. and Julie Stevens are co-directing docu “Life After Tomorrow,” which reunites more than 40 women who have played orphans in “Annie” from 1977 to 1983, including Stevens, Sarah Jessica Parker and Martha Byrne.
Film takes a candid look at the pluses and perils of being a childhood star. It particularly focuses on Stevens, an original “Annie” cast member and longtime advocate of child performer rights.
Docu also features appearances by Allison Smith and Danielle Brisebois.
Tonight , some of the women will meet up for a special “Kid’s Night” performance of “Annie” at Hollywood’s Pantages Theater, where the musical runs through Sunday.
Producers of “Life After Tommorrow” are Cates and Stevens, who is making her directorial debut. Reif Entertainment, the newly formed company of Israeli producer Motty Reif and his partner Chris Kelly, is exec producing.
Cates (“$pent,” “Midsummer Nights Rave”) has just sold the screenplay “Deal” to Seven Arts Pictures and is set to direct.