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JRI In the News!

JRI Joins Donate Life Hollywood
Donate Life Hollywood is a campaign to eliminate organ and tissue donation inaccuracies from television and film. Read more.

JRI Animation Workshops
Jamie Redford and Annie Aft will appear in April, 2007 at the Red Stick Animation Festival promoting our AnimAction workshops.

Share the Beat!
Tim McGraw headlined Share the Beat in Omaha, Nebraska.

JRI Animation Workshops Featured in the UNOS Newsletter
Click here to read the press from UNOS.

JRI in Entertainment Weekly's Oscar Issue
Check out JRI in the current OSCAR issue of Entertainment Weekly (page 12!) Robert Redford was the recipient of Entertainment Weekly’s first Entertainer with a Mission Award. On his behalf, EW has made a contribution to JRI and mentions our organization in their current issue (February 10, 2006)

Jamie Redford honored in Salt Lake City
On Saturday, February 4th, 2006, The National Kidney Foundation of Utah and Idaho and members of Utah’s Donate Life Coalition hosted a beautiful black tie gala to recognize outstanding efforts to promote the cause of organ donation and transplantation. Jamie Redford and JRI received the Gift of Life Award. Nancy Heigl and her daughter, Katherine Heigl, were honored with a special Volunteer for Life Award. Peter Graves, (from TV’s MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE series) was the evening's host and Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. of the 5th Dimension performed.

Read the winning essay of the 2006 Stanford University James Redford Essay Contest.

Jamie Redford directs SPIN
Stanley Tucci, Dana Delany, Ryan Merriman ( "Veritas"), Paula Garces ("Clockstoppers") and Ruben Blades ("Imagining Argentina") star in the feature "Spin" for freshman director Jamie Redford, son of Robert Redford.

The film, which Redford adapted from a novel by Don Axinn concerns the adolescence of an orphaned boy (Merriman) raised by a Hispanic family in the 1950s.
SPIN Benefit Premiere October 9, 2004 - SUNDANCE RESORT.

President Bush proclaims April as "National Donate Life Month"

Read Secretary Thompson's announcement of "National Donate Life Month"

Mystery! Skinwalkers a PBS premiere November 24, 2002
Written by James Redford and producted by Wildwood Enterprises.

Read the LA Times article on Skinwalkers. Adobe Acrobat required.

Good Housekeeping - The Redford Family's Private Crisis by Carrie St. Michel
September 1999

People Magazine - Sundance Kid Two liver transplants gave Robert Redford's son Jamie a new role in life by Samantha Miller Danelle Morton
September 27, 1999

Los Angeles Times - Organ Transplants: A Most Intimate Form of Sharing by EMORY HOLMES II.
September 22, 1999

USA Today - The Kindness of the Redfords by Jeannie Williams.
September 15, 1999

New York Times - Public Lives: 2 Fans Made to Feel Like Guests by James Barron. September 15, 1999

USA Today - Repaying Strangers by Cesar Soriano and Michelle Healy.
September 1999

1999 Philadelphia Magazine - The Other Redford by Kelly McCarthy.
August 1999

Cannes 1999 Issue - Robert Redford: The Next Generation by Kelly McCarthy.
August 1999

Vermont Times - A Gift of Life by Daphne Walker.
July 28, 1999

American Legion Auxiliary Magazine - The 1999 Public Spirit Award is presented to James Redford.
May-June 1999

Vermont Times - The Kindness of Strangers. By Daphne Walker
July 7, 1998

Omaha World-Herald - Patients At Heart of Film By Mary McGrath
November 19, 1998

Advertising Supplement, Omaha World-Herald - Films By Jamie Redford Focus Attention on Organ Donation By Angie Herman
November 15, 1998

JRI won the Crystal Heart Award at the 1998 Heartland Film Festival for The Kindness of Strangers!

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