Mike Welch Could Use The Help of Twilight Fans

From day one, Mike Welch has been one of the most supportive and gracious actors associated with the Twilight Saga movies. Please help him out if you can.

Anyone who has ever met Mike at a convention or at the red carpet can attest to his sincerity and generosity with fans.

Hey Friends!

I just launched a new campaign with Thirst Project for the month of July and I would love your help.

For those of you who don’t know, Thirst Project (thirstproject.org) is a non-profit that builds clean water wells in developing countries. I’ve been working with them for about 4 years. They’ve reached nearly half a million high school and college students around the US on their annual school tour, raised millions of dollars, and have gotten clean water to hundreds of thousands of people in 11 different countries in Asia, Africa, and South America. They are the world’s largest youth-oriented clean water charity.

For the month of July, I’m trying to raise the funds to build a well in Swaziland, a small nation just north of South Africa. This well will cost $12,000 and get clean water to 500 people in desperate need. All I’m asking people to give is 10 bucks. That’s it. I would’ve made it 5 but the website I’m working through has a minimum of 10. Feel free to give whatever you like, but I’m trying to prove that small actions, cumulatively, can make the world a better place. 10 bucks is all we need and we got this in the bag! 

Crowdrise.com/michaelwelchact

 

 

Michael Welch Reflects on Life After the Twilight Saga

Breaking dawn Part 1 marked the last Twilight film for Michael Welch, who by-the-way coined the term Twi-Hard back in spring 2008. Here is what he had to say to

You’ve finished shooting Twilight. What are you going to miss most about filming the saga?

I really enjoyed playing Mike Newton. It was a fun, uncomplicated role that I connected with pretty easily. I’ll miss Mike, but mostly, I’ll miss hanging out and working with the people who I made good friendships with over the years. Making these movies kind of felt like summer camp. We would all get together once a year, far away from home, usually for about two weeks in my case, and create something together. We worked hard, but mostly, we just had a lot of fun.

Twilight has been a part of your life for many years now. What was the last day on set like for you?

I just tried to just take everything in with gratitude and joy. Experiences like that don’t come around very often, so I really wanted to enjoy the moment, share it with my friends, be proud of what we had all accomplished, and be happy to have been a part of something so incredible.

What’s the funniest fan experience you’ve ever had?

The first time a girl cried when she met me was the funniest experience to me. I certainly wasn’t laughing at her vulnerability, just at the situation. I almost felt like a con man, like I had somehow tricked this poor girl into thinking I was a really important member of society, that my very presence should cause her to shake and bring tears to her eyes. The first few months of the Twilight experience were really wild. It was 0-100 overnight. One minute I was just some dude, the next, crowds of people were screaming at me and some girls were suddenly crying at my feet. It’s hard to describe what that’s like.

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Kellan Lutz and Michael Welch Have Some Extra Projects

Kellan Lutz’s adventure with Samuel Jackson and Nina Dobrev hits DVD. He’s also in Indonesia (where he has been tweeting from lately) in a new movie with Mickey Rourke, his Immortals co-star

Michael Welch will be heading to a production of Hansel and Gretel. ”

With Paramount wrapping its Jeremy Renner-starrer “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters,” a trio of indie companies is prepping an alternate take on the Grimm brothers’ classic fairy tale, titled Black Forest: Hansel and Gretel & The 420 Witch.
Duane Journey will direct from David Tillman’s script, which concerns a witch living in Pasadena who lures teens into her house with a special blend of marijuana so she can eat them in order to maintain her youth.

Michael will be playing Hansel and “Castle” star Molly Quinn will play Gretel, while Lara Flynn Boyle (“Men in Black II”) will play the sinister witch.

Production is scheduled to start Nov. 12 in Los Angeles. For the complete article in Variety just click the link.”

Michael Welch Does Events in October on Both Coasts

Michael Welch is hitting both the West coast and the East Cost. First he is appearing at Tustin Tiller Days Parade in Support of a charity he has worked with for many years called Kids With a Cause. You can check out the parade details here.

Mike will then move to the East Coast for the event below. Check out the group’s official Facebook page.

Michael Welch To Appear At Twilight Moms of Middle Georgia Event

This press release in from Twilight Moms of Middle Georgia (this is the same group that was involved with Abby’s Dream Walk)

 

Michael Welch who plays “Mike Newton” in the Twilight series movies will be our Special Guest at our Breaking Dawn Gala – Saturday, Aug. 13th at 7 p.m. at the Anderson Conference Center in Macon, GA!!  Don’t miss your chance to meet this wonderful actor!  Free autograph from Michael the night of the event to those attending the Gala!!

We have a D.J. who will be spinning tunes all night and you will get to enjoy the magical world we have created to look like the Swan/Cullen Wedding reception (bring your camera – lots of photo ops around the room).  We will have our Edward look-a-like – Brandon – in attendance with a Bella look-a-like – Taylor Rich (with a gorgeous gown like the one described in the book).  We will have a special Q & A time with Michael Welch around 8 p.m. where we will select questions submitted by gala attendees for Michael to answer!
Bella and Edward request “wedding presents” from the wish list at the Ronald McDonald House: www.rmhccga.org/wishlist.  We will give you raffle tickets for “wedding presents” to be used for a chance at great prizes at the event.  There will also be a silent and live auction for all kind of incredible prizes and packages!!

The SALE of our “Private Screening of Breaking Dawn Part 1 Movie for November 17/18, 2011″ will start at the gala! (We have asked Summit for special permission to have the early 9 p.m. showing of Breaking Dawn Part 1 on November 17, 2011.)  Be at the Gala to get your reserved tickets before they are sold out (we had the early screening of Eclipse last year and sold out fast (520 seats)!! We will NOT be seeing the movie the night of the Gala!  The movie does not come out until November.
Tickets are $65 a person or $100 a couple for the Gala. You can order your Gala tickets in our Alice TMMG Boutique Store!  You can also pick up tickets at the Allstate Offices located at 3902 Northside Drive, Ste. B-6, Macon, GA or at 125 Plantation Centre Dr. South, Ste. 500-B, Macon, GA.
Besides all the wonderful entertainment listed above, delicious heavy hors d’oeuvres will also be included in the ticket price. A cash bar will be availble for those wanting adult beverages.
Schedule for the Evening:
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7 pm – Gala Starts  &  DJ starts spinning tunes
7:30pm – Welcome Remarks & Info
8pm – Check In closes, any people after will go to Sales Table
8:15pm-9pm – Michael Welch Introduced Follwed By Q&A with Michael
9 pm – Michael goes to booth for autographs and photos
9 pm – Breaking Dawn Tickets go on sale, Gift Raffles close
10pm –  Live Auction begins
10:15pm – Silent Auction closes, Winners of Raffles Announced by Michael
11 p.m. Closing Remarks, Items picked up at Check-out Table
12am- Event over
Don’t miss the event of the year!!

 

Mike Welch On Breaking Dawn Romance: AGH My Eyes!

You have to love the thoroughly honest answer Mike Welch gave to E!’s Marc Malken about seeing the Edward and Bella honeymoon on the big screen.

“I have not seen [it],” Michael Welch told us of Robsten’s Breaking Dawn bed scene at the Second Annual Thirst Project Gala in Beverly Hills. “And I’ll be honest, I can’t say I’m looking forward to it, because these are good friends of mine and I don’t really want to see that.”

See more of Mike Welch’s comments supporting his co-stars in their other projects here.

Also watch for Mike on the Lifetime Network’s Born Bad, premiering  Monday, July 11 at 8 PM.

Michael Welch – Walk on the Horizon

Michael Welch is serving as the honorary chair person for the event Walk on the Horizon. The top three fundraisers will win dinner with Mike. Additionally there are four other prizes.

Grand Prize (1)
Michael Welch Prize Pack Consisting of:
1 personalized 8×10 photo
1 limited edition Joan of Arcadia signed cast photo (autographs are replicas NOT originals)
1 limited edition Mike Newton (Of the Twilight Saga) sayings t–shirt
1 matching Mike Newton sayings tote
Runner Up Prize (3)
1 personalized 8×10 photo

Visit Mike’s web page set up for the event to register or just donate to the cause.

Michael Welch Update

Just heard from Mike’s reps:

“Michael will be appearing in The Cover-up as Kevin Thacker (True Story), on the Lifetime Movie Network. It is expected to be a Lifetime Movie Network selection for the next 3 years. The premiere is on Thursday April 21 at 8:PM ET and April 22 at midnight ET. Please go to the official movie website,  thecoverup, for suspenseful and intriguing real-life information about the case and the movie. (Note: Lifetime has two channels: Lifetime Television (regular Lifetime) and Lifetime Movie Network (LMN) which is not on the same channel as Lifetime Television. Please check your local listings)

Michael Welch is honorary Chair for “Walk on The Horizon” an event to bring awareness, celebration and needed funds to the community for people with disabilities. This year’s top fundraiser will get the opportunity to have dinner with Michael. So join us on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at California State University-Northridge as we walk to fulfill dreams of adults with developmental disabilities. Our walk on the Horizon provides much needed support for the lives of 850 clients through-out the year. Join us for a day of  FUN, FRIENDS, FOOD & MORE. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and the Walk begins at 9:00 AM. You can register online and find out more about New Horizons by clicking here.

Mike Welch: Success on Bones and in Unrequited


Check out Mike on last week’s episode of Bones here.

Mike was also named the Best Actor for his role in Unrequited at the First Glance Film Festival.

What’s Michael Welch Up To?

We just heard from Mike Welch’s team and he’s got a bunch going on:

For starters, Mike just completed a (short film) with veteran actor Erick Avari called Chasing Eagle Rock. He is currently shooting a lead role in a new Indie Film. More to come on that.

Bones episode “The Feet on the Beach” Air Date: April 7 or 14. They have been told 2 different possibilities. Please check local listing. They’re shooting the body farm episode this week, which features Mike (with whom Nathan and Bones creator Hart Hanson worked on CBS’ Joan of Arcadia) guest-starring as a grad student.

The episode description reads: “They find body parts that have been washed up on the shore between Canada and the United States, and they trace them back to a flood that occurred at a body farm. A body farm is a forensics apology lab at a university where they put corpses in various different situations and environments to study how they decompose.”

Mike’s $5.00 Buck Club reached the Goal to drill a well in South Africa and had money left over to repair another well. thirstproject.org

Mike has made a commitment to Co Chair “Walk on the Horizon”, a fund raiser for adults with disabilities in June. The person who raises the most money with have lunch with Mike. http://www.newhorizons-sfv.org .

From their site: “Join us on Sunday, June 5, 2011 at California State University – Northridge as we walk to fulfill the dreams of adults with developmental disabilities.” (Mike has not been put up on their web-site yet, but lunch is confirmed and he will be there if he is working.)

To us Mike embodies the concept of the working actor. He does a ton of projects each year from live theatre to television to movies. Mike is also super involved with many charitable projects as he always has been. Last year Mike toured with the USO teaching acting classes overseas to children with parents in the military. Good luck to Mike on all his projects!