Directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell host a ‘Common Ground’ special screening and GALA in LA

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Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Tickell, Nikki Reed, and Josh Tickell
Ian Somerhalder, Rebecca Tickell, Nikki Reed, and Josh Tickell. Photo Credit: Chelsea Lauren, Shutterstock for Common Ground

On January 11, 2024, directors Josh and Rebecca Tickell hosted a “Common Ground” special screening and GALA at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the recap.

It was hosted by narrators Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder, Rosario Dawson, and Directors/Producers Josh Tickell, Rebecca Harrell Tickell. 

Los Angeles special screening of “Common Ground,” the critically acclaimed, award-winning feature documentary narrated by Laura Dern, Jason Momoa, Rosario Dawson, Ian Somerhalder, Woody Harrelson and Donald Glover, and directed and produced by critically acclaimed filmmakers Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell (Sundance Audience Award “Fuel” Official Selection Cannes Film Festival for “The Big Fix”).

Notable guests included Demi Moore, Ed Bagley Jr, Cara Jade Myers, Catherine Hardwicke, Amanda Kloots, Selema Masekela, Amy Smart, Annie Gonzalez, Carter Oosterhouse, Darin Olien, Frances FIsher, Jack Donnelly, Malin Akerman, Rachelle Carson-Begley, Sachin Dev Duggal, Tillie Walton, Jilian Dion, Allison Abner, Jessica Yellin, Alex Demyanenko, Spencer Garrett, Angela Lindvall, Jerry Bruckheimer, Maggie Baird, Rica Rodman, Paula Abdul and Alfonso Ribeiro.

The “Common Ground” celebration kicked off with a busy green carpet on Wilshire, welcoming our talent and guests at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater. It was a sustainable event with zero waste practices, composting and recycling only. Nikki Reed and director Catherine Hardwicked enjoyed a “Twilight” reunion on the red carpet.

Upon arrival, special guests were invited to a pre-cocktail reception–in partnership with Maker’s Mark, a brand whose mission is to help the regenerative movement, Maker’s Mark has pledged its grain to be sourced from regenified certified farms by 2025–catered by Akasha featuring regenerative fare from local farms.

Rebecca Tickell, Jason Momoa, Lauren Dern, Josh Tickell and family
Rebecca Tickell, Jason Momoa, Lauren Dern, Josh Tickell and family. Photo Credit: Chelsea Lauren, Shutterstock for Common Ground

Maker’s Mark, the iconic handmade Kentucky bourbon, is a proud partner of the Common Ground Film and founding member of the Common Ground 100 Million Acres Initiative, whose goal is to shift 100 million acres of US crop and rangeland into certified regenerative agriculture by the end of 2025.

As an agricultural product, the soil is where Maker’s Mark starts; and since its founding, the brand has been driven by a sense of responsibility towards its shared natural environment. 

Maker’s Mark provided fun, appropriately themed cocktails crafted by mixologist to the stars, Leslie Krockenberger, such as the Bronzewing Old Fashioned, the Carrot-Apple Ginger Buck and the Maypop Passion Cooler.

With a packed house of 1,010 guests (and people turned away at the door), the screening began with remarks from event hosts/film narrators Laura Dern and Jason Momoa, and directors Josh Tickell and Rebecca Harrell Tickell. 

Jason remarked that he loved the film and he is on board to do more films about soil and regeneration. Jason mentioned how great it was to finally have done a film with Laura. The film was followed by a post screening reception where the filmmakers, film talent, and invited guests mingled to an after-dinner menu and more Makers Mark craft cocktails.

For more information on “Common Ground” and its upcoming theatrical releases, visit its official website.