Youth Impact Report 2011: Alumni Update

BIGSCREEN KIDS

Xavier Dolan:
After winning acclaim with “I Killed My Mother” and “Heartbeats,” the young helmer spent 2011 shooting his third feature, “Laurence Anyways.”

Zachary Gordon:
Fox released “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules” a year after the original, earning $52.7 million. The third installment is due next August.

Nicholas Hoult:
Played Beast in summer smash “X-Men: First Class” ($353 million worldwide). Next up are “Jack the Giant Killer” and “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Aaron Johnson:
Appears in “Albert Nobbs” with Glenn Close and Mia Wasikowska. Now filming “Anna Karenina,” to be followed by Oliver Stone’s “Savages.”

Chloe Grace Moretz:
Appears in fall fest pics “Texas Killing Fields” and “Hick,” plus Martin Scorsese’s New York-teased “Hugo.” Has three movies slated for 2012.

Noah Ringer:
Followed up “Airbender” with Universal’s sci-fi/western mash-up “Cowboys & Aliens,” which stalled just shy of $100 million domestic.

Jaden Smith:
The “Karate Kid” star is set to appear in M. Night Shyamalan’s “One Thousand A.E.” with his dad, Will Smith.

Kodi Smit-McPhee:
The “Let Me In” star wrapped shooting Ari Folman’s “The Congress” in February. Voiced Norman in Laika’s supernatural stop-motion pic “ParaNorman.”

Kristen Stewart:
The last two installments of the “Twilight” saga are in the can; the first bows in November. Now filming Universal’s “Snow White and the Huntsman.”

Mia Wasikowska:
Had a busy year, starring in “Jane Eyre” and Gus Van Sant’s “Restless.” Also appears in fall awards hopeful “Albert Nobbs.”

BIGSCREEN CHAPERONES

Thomas Balmes:
Led jury at Flahertiana film festival. No word on helmer’s next project, though “Babies” took five years from inception to theaters.

Chris Columbus:
The “Percy Jackson” helmer produced “The Help,” which has grossed more than $163 million domestically.

Rich Ross:
“Prom” was a bust, but Disney’s summer pics hit it big: “Pirates 4″ topped $1 billion and “Cars 2″ exceeded $500 million worldwide.

CHANNELING TALENT

Chris Colfer:
Won a Golden Globe for his role on “Glee.” Recently wrapped “Struck by Lightning,” a feature he wrote and starred in.

Miranda Cosgrove:
“iCarly” is still Nick’s top series. After releasing five-song EP “High Maintenance” in March, she embarked on Dancing Crazy summer tour.

Rico Rodriguez:
The “Modern Family” scene-stealer has been snagging noms and kudos (including an Alma Award). The show won five Emmys in September.

Kiernan Shipka:
“Mad Men” has been on hiatus since last October, though she stayed busy voicing Jinora in Nick’s “The Last Airbender: The Legend of Korra.”

Jamie Brittain & Bryan Elsley:
The U.S. version of their “Skins” proved too hot for MTV, though the original U.K. series’ sixth season returns in 2012.

Marjorie Cohn:
Nick’s 2011 Worldwide Day of Play was its most successful yet, bringing 50,000 kids, professional athletes and first lady Michelle Obama together.

Leslie Morgenstein:
Continues overseeing Alloy Entertainment’s “The Vampire Diaries” and “Pretty Little Liars.” Also exec producing Emma Roberts starrer “Anything But Ordinary.”

Margaret Loesch:
Launched several new Hub series, including “Secret Millionaires Club” and “Majors & Minors,” in which Jennifer Hudson and Will.I.Am mentor 12 young performers.

Brian Robbins:
Still riding the success of Fred Figglehorn, Robbins produced “Fred 2: Night of the Living Fred,” which premieres Saturday on Nickelodeon.

YOUNG AT CHART

Selena Gomez:
“Monte Carlo” earned a soft $23 million, while she toured with her band, the Scene. Their third album, “When the Sun Goes Down,” hit No. 4.

Taylor Momsen:
Exited CW’s “Gossip Girl” last season and is now touring the U.S. with her band, the Pretty Reckless.

Charice Pempengco:
Filmed “Here Comes the Boom” with Salma Hayek. Released her second album, “Infinity,” in Asia and Japan on Oct. 5.

Taylor Swift:
Her nearly 100-show “Speak Now” worldwide tour continues through March. Was added to the 2012 Guinness Book as the fastest-selling female artist for “Speak Now.”

Scott (Scooter) Braun:
The 3D Justin Bieber concert pic, “Never Say Never,” bowed in February and grossed more than $98 million worldwide.

Kelly Edwards:
Her “N.B.T.” (Next Big Thing) program expanded into a U.S. tour, running through December. Season four of “N.B.T.” kicked off Oct. 16.

PRIMO PERCENTERS

Melissa Berger Brennan:
Still reps “Glee’s” Darren Criss and “Body of Proof’s” Mary Mouser. Her client Grant Gustin just signed to a guest role on “Glee.”

Bryan Leder & Frederick Levy:
Client Mary Mouser filmed the Disney telepic “Frenemies.” The Mangement 101 duo hopes to get “Geography Club,” a film they’re producing, rolling next summer.

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