Posts Tagged ‘Kathryn Stockett’

Hollywood Gets Help From Jackson

by Stephen McDill Published: August 23,2011

Tags: Brent's Drugs, Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Brent’s Drugs, a Fondren diner that started out as a pharmacy and soda fountain in 1946, is causing quite the local buzz with its several appearances in the box office hit movie “The Help” from Dreamsworks Entertainment. The movie, based on the New York Times bestselling novel by Jackson native Kathryn Stockett, tells the story […] [...]

“The Help” Leads Box Office

by Stephen McDill Published: August 21,2011

Tags: Brent's Drugs, Kathryn Stockett, The Help

Brandon Gray of Box Office Mojo: “On the bright side, The Help climbed to the top spot… while Rise of the Planet of the Apes took second. The Help eased 21 percent to an estimated $20.5 million, lifting its total to $71.8 million in 12 days. It marked the first time since early January that […] [...]

‘Help’ has $15-million impact on state

by Amy McCullough Published: May 22,2011

Tags: Bill Crump, DreamWorks Studios, Emma Stone, Greenwood, Kathryn Stockett, Tate Taylor, The Help

In the same way the best-selling Mississippi author Kathryn Stockett persevered through 60 rejections before getting her book “The Help” published, a band of folks responsible for bringing the movie of “The Help” to Mississippi wouldn’t take no for an answer. The DreamWorks Studios film, which had a $27-million budget and starred break-out actress Emma […] [...]

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