Green Theatre: Here Come the Judges (Part 2)


Next Saturday, June 23, will be the deadline to enter MSN and Treehugger's "Green Theatre" video contest. Yep, that's right -- you've got five days to create your masterpiece and win a trip, complete with tickets, travel, accommodations and spending money, to Live Earth. At this time next week, you'll have the chance to vote on the videos you like the best, and the top 10 vote recipients will go to our panel of judges for the final selection of the five winning entries.

Last week, we began our introductions of the distinguished individuals evaluating the contest's finalists. Here are a few more of the fine folks contributing their time to judging contest entries:

Actor and environmentalist Josh Lucas: In the past fifteen years, Josh Lucas has become a familiar face on the big and small screens, as well as on stage. He's a versatile actor equally at home in Hollywood movies such as Sweet Home Alabama and Poseidon, as well as independent films such as Around the Bend. Josh is currently at work, as both actor and producer, on a biopic about Esquire magazine founder David Smart.
Documentary filmmaker Judith Helfand: Few filmmakers could address the topic of "the hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics" with both authority and a comic touch, but Peabody award winner Judith Helfand managed to do that in her cult classic Blue Vinyl. Everything's Cool, which debuted at this year's Sundance Film Festival, focuses on the challenge of rousing the public to action in the face of global climate change.

Actress and environmentalist Qorianka Kilcher: At 17 years old, Qorianka has already made a name for herself as both an actress and an activist. At age 14, she won praise for her portrayal of Pocahontas in the Terrence Malick film The New World. She is involved in work for Amnesty International, Amazon Watch and the Interethnic Association for the Development of the Peruvian Rainforest, and has spoken before the UN on the subject of the right of indigenous peoples.

Actress and environmentalist Rachel McAdams: Rachel's film credits include Mean Girls, The Notebook, Wedding Crashers and Red Eye; she's also appeared in numerous television shows. A lifelong environmentalist, Rachel dreams of one day living in a treehouse and growing her own food.

We'll wrap up our introduction to the contest's judges next week; of course, by then, it will be too late to get your 1-2 minute video entered. Give our judges something to "ooohhh" and "aaahhh" over: submit your video to the Green Theatre contest... before time run out!