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Anna Covers Fast Company

Anna ranked number 8 in Fast Company’s “The Most Creative People in Business.” She’s done a short one-man video called “The Call,” which is absolutely hilarious! There is also a cool new photoshoot (she’s covergirl!) and great new comprehensive interview!

Photoshoots & Press > Photo Shoot Sets > Eric Ogden for Fast Company (May 2014)
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 For knowing that her best role is herself.

“Oh, I love this guy,” Anna Kendrick says, as a bichon frise greets her hand with its tongue. “Hi, pal! You’re a good guy!” The 28-year-old actress is sitting on a bench in a Hollywood Hills dog park, where a half-dozen or so of California’s chicest hounds are frolicking in a grassy meadow, enjoying a lazy morning on the last day before spring. Off to Kendrick’s right, a galumphing golden retriever chases down a slobbery tennis ball. “I want to steal that ­fucking dog,” she says.

The pooch-loving Kendrick doesn’t own a dog right now; having six movies coming out over the next 18 months puts a bit of a crimp in pet ownership. (The closest she’s come recently was a Jack Russell ­terrier that belonged to an ex, but she lost him in the breakup, which seems to bum her out more than the breakup itself.) Occasionally she’ll get lucky and dog-sit for friends, but today she’s here to get her fix ­vicariously: “Just creeping,” she says. Before long, a yappy-looking mutt scampers over to the bench, lifts his leg, and, before Kendrick can stop him, marks his territory all over her Kate Spade purse. “No!” she says, shooing him away. “Cheeky!” It’s hard to imagine Angelina Jolie or Gwyneth Paltrow ever “just creeping,” much less letting their bags be despoiled by an overfriendly Chihuahua. But ­Kendrick–who broke out in 2008′s Twilight, did an Oscar-nominated turn opposite George Clooney in Up in the Air, and rose to genuine stardom with 2012′s Pitch Perfect–is part of a new breed of actresses who somehow manage to seem eminently approachable while also remaining heroes to their legions of fans. (See also: Jennifer Lawrence, Lena Dunham, and, to some extent, Emma Stone.) Kendrick’s reach is particularly vast: She counts 1.3 million followers on Instagram and 2.2 million on Twitter, all of whom tune in to hear her say whatever’s on her mind, the more inappropriate the better. Her hit single, “Cups (When I’m Gone),” from the Pitch Perfect soundtrack, shot to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to 120 million viral-video ­watchers. An increasing number of brands want to tap into her four-quadrant appeal to help push their products; and–oh, right–she’ll appear in three films this year, including Disney’s take on the Stephen Sondheim musical Into the Woods, in which she stars as Cinderella alongside Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep.

And yet, Kendrick says, “Not only is strategy not my strong suit, it doesn’t even enter into my thought process.” She doesn’t have a business manager or even an assistant; recently, when she went to buy a new, used Prius–which she only assented to after her 2002 Prius died on her–she brought along her BFF Aubrey Plaza, of NBC’s Parks and Recreation and the forthcoming zombie rom-com Life After Beth, which Kendrick has a cameo in.

“I’m a terrible negotiator,” Kendrick says. “The guy was doing all the cliché car-salesman things, playing hardball and going to talk to his manager, and all I could say was, ‘Why are you being so mean? Stop it!’ ” Fortunately, Plaza–who’s known for her biting sarcasm and droll demeanor (says Kendrick: “I envy her. I think people would be thrilled to pieces if she threw a drink in their face”)–came prepared to live up to her rep. Their good cop/bad cop routine worked, and after a bit of back-and-forth, Kendrick drove off the lot at Toyota of Glendale with a preowned Prius for exactly what she wanted to pay. “We did it,” she says with a grin.
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Anna for Fast Company

Anna’s done a new photoshoot/ video for Fast Company, re-enacting Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds. It appears she is slated to be on their list of ’100 Most Creative People in Business’.


On May 12, Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People In Business Will Be Revealed

On Monday, Fast Company will reveal our 100 Most Creative People in Business in 2014. If last year’s hotly anticipated list was any indication, it will be a powerful and productive medley of big personalities, even bigger ideas, and more than a few troublemakers. Robotics geeks. Twenty-something-year-old hip-hop producers. Royalty. (Royalty!) Maybe even a Vine star.

We can’t tell you who’s on this year’s list just yet. (Patience, people!) But we can tell you that, if history repeats itself, their best work is yet to come. Take last year’s top seed, Nate Silver, whose metrics-driven approach earned the data-crusher a trendy new website within the growing ESPN empire. Or Kirthiga Reddy, who opened the first Facebook offices in India–a country where just one in 10 people had Internet access at the time. Or, maybe take a look at Bryan Cranston, who, in one breathtaking finale, secured himself a spot as one of the most versatile and powerful actors of a generation while wearing little more than a scowl and a pair of dirty underwear. The list goes on and on.
Some of 2013′s Most Creative People–who will be on this year’s list?

One likely MCPer we can and are delighted to share, though, is Anna Kendrick. The Pitch Perfect actress managed to steal a nation’s fickle attention (and go multi-platinum) armed with a catchy tune, some plastic cups, and a deft set of multi-tasking skills.

Will she top this year’s list? Who knows! (Okay, yes, we do.) We can’t wait to share all 100 with you. So we’ll see you back here on Monday. And feel free to tell us how much you love our picks–or not!–by tweeting all about it with hashtag #MCP14. fastcompany.com

Anna also teased a sneak peek from a shoot she recently did with Glamour. More info atDaily Mail, and hopefully more photos of both shoots soon!

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Gallery Update: Awards Week

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‘Anna’s Oscar Weekend’ – for Vogue

Anna has written a photo blog for Vogue.com about her Oscar weekend. It’s hilarious and intriguing. I say she gets her own column! Read in full here.

Anna Kendrick’s Oscar Weekend Diary

Here, Vogue.com’s onetime special correspondent Anna Kendrick documents her Oscar-weekend adventures, reporting on everything from why it’s not supposed to rain in L.A. to eating In-N-Out Burger in a corset and, of course, presenting an Academy Award.

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The rain forecast this weekend is setting everyone on edge. You can barely maintain this level of smoke-and-mirrors glamour in a hermetically sealed lab, let alone out in the world when it’s pissing rain. I thought we put up with the traffic and plastic surgery in L.A. in exchange for good weather. What gives? My makeup artist, Sara Glick, arrives a half hour early and catches me eating peanut butter straight out of the jar. I don’t even stop. This is still my time.

Aubrey Plaza is my date for the evening. Our first stop is the Giorgio Armani party, and she’s on her way to pick me up. The thing about these events is that most of them just serve booze and slivers of vegetables on rice crackers, so you basically need to be unceremoniously stuffing your face with calories every chance you get, unless you want to pass out on top of screen legend Bruce Dern. Aubrey hasn’t figured this out yet, so I bring two Luna bars out to our Uber. The glamour never stops.

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Anna @ 86th Annual Academy Awards

Anna is at the 86th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood tonight. She looks gorgeous in a black J.Mendel gown. First few photos in HQ! Stay tuned for more! EDIT: I’ve added tons more HQ photos from the Red Carpet, Show, Press Room, and Vanity Fair After Party. I love that she presented with Gabourey Sibide – flashback to the 2010 Oscar nominees :).

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Anna @ Film Independent Spirit Awards

Anna presented at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards March 1st in Santa Monica. She presented Jared Leto his award for Best Male Performance with Will Armasted. She looks SO flippin gorge!

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Anna to Present at 2014 Oscars

Anna was listed in an updated list of presenters for the 2014 Academy Awards! She was nominated as Best Supporting Actress for her role in Up in the Air in 2010. The show will air on March 2nd on ABC.

Glenn Close, Robert De Niro, Samuel L. Jackson, Anna Kendrick and More Join List of 2014 Oscar Presenters

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced Feb. 24 the complete slate of stars who will present at the 2014 Academy Awards, which will air March 2 live on ABC.

Joining previously announced presenters Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence and Daniel Day-Lewis are Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey, Glenn Close, Bradley Cooper, Penélope Cruz, Benedict Cumberbatch, Viola Davis, Robert De Niro, Zac Efron, Sally Field, Harrison Ford, Jamie Foxx, Andrew Garfield, Jennifer Garner, Whoopi Goldberg, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Goldie Hawn, Chris Hemsworth, Kate Hudson, Samuel L. Jackson, Angelina Jolie, Michael B. Jordan, Anna Kendrick, Matthew McConaughey, Ewan McGregor, Bill Murray, Kim Novak, Tyler Perry, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Gabourey Sidibe, Will Smith, Kevin Spacey, Jason Sudeikis, Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron, John Travolta, Christoph Waltz, Kerry Washington, Emma Watson and Naomi Watts.

“We are very excited that the Hollywood community will be turning out in force for Sunday’s Oscar ceremony,” said Zadan and Meron in a statement. “We sought to include a tremendous diversity of stars to represent not only this year’s nominees, but the legacy of the motion picture business as well.”

The Oscars will be hosted by Ellen DeGeneres. {playbill.com}

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Anna to Present at Spirit Awards

Anna will present at the 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards on March 1 at IFC, 10 pm ET.
Oscar Isaac, Anna Kendrick, Jon Hamm and Paul Dano To Present at Spirit Awards

Oscar Isaac, Anna Kendrick, Jon Hamm and Paul Dano have been booked as presenters at the 2014 Film Independent Spirit Awards, Film Independent revealed exclusively to TheWrap on Tuesday.

They will join previously announced presenters that include Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Andy Samberg, Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Octavia Spencer, Greta Gerwig and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The show will take place on Saturday, March 1 and will be hosted by Patton Oswalt.

Isaac is a Spirit Award nominee for his leading role in “Inside Llewyn Davis,” and is currently working on the J.C. Chandor film “A Most Violent Year” with Jessica Chastain.

Kendrick is a past Spirit Award nominee for “Rocket Science” (best supporting actress) and “Camp” (best debut performance), and an Oscar nominee for “Up in the Air.” Last year she appeared in Joe Swanberg’s “Drinking Buddies.”

Hamm is best known as Don Draper on “Mad Men,” but he appeared in independent films including “Howl,” “Friends With Kids” and last year’s live-action/animation hybrid “The Congress.”

Dano won the Spirit Award for his debut performance in “L.I.E.” in 2001, and was also nominated for “Little Miss Sunshine.” Last year he appeared in both “12 Years a Slave” and in “Prisoners.”

This is the 29th year for the Spirit Awards, which are produced by the nonprofit Film Independent. The ceremony will take place in its traditional place and time: a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, the afternoon before the Academy Awards.

IFC will broadcast the show that same night at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The post Oscar Isaac, Anna Kendrick, Jon Hamm and Paul Dano To Present at Spirit Awards (Exclusive) appeared first on TheWrap. {movies.yahoo.com}

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Anna @ GRAMMY Awards

Anna presented at the 56th GRAMMY Awards Jan. 26th at the Staples Center in L.A. She Looked HAWT in a silver low cut sequinned gown and jewels.

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > Jan 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards – Red Carpet

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Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > Jan 26: 56th GRAMMY Awards – Backstage & Audience

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Anna @ GRAMMY Weekend Private Reception

Anna attended the Delta Air Lines 2014 GRAMMY Weekend Private Reception And Performance With Lorde at the Soho House in L.A. January 24th. Anna will be presenting at the 2014 Grammy’s, which airs Sunday on CBS.

Appearances & Events > Appearances in 2014 > Jan 23: GRAMMY Weekend Private Reception

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