Alexander Skarsgård Auctions DVD in Support of Amnesty International

November 3, 2010

True Blood Actor Offers Up Rare Collector’s Item:

Alexander Skarsgård, True Blood's Eric Northman, at the 2003 premiere of 'To Kill A Child'

Alexander Skarsgård is continuing his support of human rights group Amnesty International by participating in another auction benefiting the non-profit Nobel Prize-winning organization.

Previously, Skarsgård, True Blood‘s Eric Northman, has auctioned off his copies of True Blood scripts in support of Amnesty International.

This time, up for auction is a DVD of the English version of the award-winning short film, ‘Att döda ett barn (To Kill a Child),’ which Skarsgård and Björne Larson wrote and directed. Penned by Swedish author Stig Dagerman, this famous short story, ‘To Kill A Child’  was released as a film in 2003, going on to win both the GRAND PRIX and International PRESS AWARD at the Odense International Film Festival that same year.

The short story that this is based on is an extremely powerful account of a day, supposedly normal and fun, that will lead to the death of a child due to careless speeding…Well shot, and very well directed – this is an excellent short that really captures the spirit of the piece, and is incredibly moving in its shots of a small child and two families who are changed forever.

For a short it carries real weight and is a triumph. – IMDb

Rare DVD Never Sold in the U.S.

Narrated in English by Alexander Skarsgård’s father, veteran actor Stellan Skarsgård, the DVD was given to skarsgardnews.com for auction with both director’s autographs. It is described as a rare collector’s item as in addition to the English narration, the English version of this DVD has never been and never will be sold in the United States.

The auction for the ‘To Kill A Child’ DVD ends November 8, 2010 so be sure to get in on the bidding action while you still can!

Click here for further information and to place your bid today!

Source: skarsgardnews.com – New Auction Up Benefiting Amnesty International

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Alexander Skarsgard Raising More Money for Amnesty International

October 18, 2010

Bid on Another Alexander Skarsgard Script This Time From Season 3 Episode 9

Alexander Skarsgard Script for AuctionAlexander Skarsgard is participating in another auction benefiting Amnesty International. He has provided skarsgardnews.com with an autographed, original script from Season 3, Episode 9 entitled “Everything Is Broken” complete with his hand written notes. Bidding for the script ends October 24, 2010 so be sure to get your bid in now!

The proceeds from the auction will go to Amnesty International, an organization that fights worldwide to protect humanity and human rights. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public and work towards creating a safer, more just world.

The scripts have been sent directly from Alex to skarsgardnews.com so there are no copies floating around.  Below is a picture Alex took of himself holding the various scripts that have been up for auction before they were sent out.

Alexander Skarsgard Holding Scripts for Auctions

The official HBO description of this episode was:

With the ratification of the Vampire Rights Amendment at hand, Nan Flanagan detours to Fangtasia to confront Eric about the Magister’s disappearance. A grief-stricken Russell vows revenge against his foes, vampire and human. Awaking from a slumber, Bill uncovers the truth about Sookie’s true identity. Jason gets unexpected help as he goes up against Felton (James Harvey Ward) and Calvin. Sam is distressed by Tommy’s attitude; Tara encounters a new ally and an old tormentor; Hadley introduces Sookie to a new family member; Arlene despairs about her future; Hoyt confronts his true feelings.

Here is the clip that made this episode so memorable.

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Source: skarsgardnews.com – New True Blood Script Up For Bid – All Proceeds to Amnesty International

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Alexander Skarsgard Auction Benefiting Amnesty International

October 11, 2010

Bid on Another Alexander Skarsgard Script This Time From Season 3 Episode 8

Alexander Skarsgard AuctionAlexander Skarsgard is participating in another auction benefiting Amnesty International. He has provided skarsgardnews.com with an autographed, original script from Season 3, Episode 8 entitled “Night On The Sun” complete with his hand written notes. The script is 55 pages long and bidding ends October 16, 2010.

The proceeds from the auction will go to Amnesty International, an organization that fights worldwide to protect humanity and human rights. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public and work towards creating a safer, more just world.

Here is a clip from the Episode.

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Source: skarsgardnews.com – Alexander Skarsgard Original Autographed True Blood Script Episode 308 “Night On The Sun”

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New Alexander Skarsgard Auction Benefiting Amnesty International

October 5, 2010

Bid on Alexander Skarsgard’s Script From Season 3 Episode 7

Picture of Script for Alexander Skarsgard AuctionAlexander Skarsgard is participating in another auction, this time benefiting Amnesty International.  He has provided skarsgardnews.com with an autographed, original script from Season 3, Episode 7 entitled “Hit The Floor” complete with his hand written notes. The script is 53 pages long and bidding is currently sitting at $770.

The proceeds from the auction will go to Amnesty International, an organization that fights worldwide to protect humanity and human rights. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public and work towards creating a safer, more just world.

Click here for further information and to place your bid today!

Source: skarsgardnews.com – Alexander Skarsgard Original Autographed True Blood Script Episode 307 “Hit The Floor”

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True Blood Items for Amnesty International Auction

September 29, 2010

True Blood Goodies for Charity Auction

Season 3 promo shot of the True Blood Cast

What could be better than owning a piece of memorabilia from season 3 of HBO’s True Blood?  How about knowing that your purchase also counted as a donation for charity?

Items up for  bid for the Amnesty International auction include: True Blood drawstring bag, season 3 8 pack of mini posters, dvd of the season 3 “minisodes”, an Eric Northman dog tag, promotional notebook handed out to HBO employees and volume 2 of music from the series. Winning bids from the US will enjoy free shipping.  Foreign bids are allowed, but there will be a shipping charge if you win.

For details and information on all the items please visit http://skarsgardnews.com/?page_id=8457

SOURCE: http://skarsgardnews.com/ — True Blood Season 3 Collectibles

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Bid On Jewelry Inspired By True Blood

September 20, 2010

A Chance to Get Some Gorgeous Jewelry and Help a Great Cause

Jewelry donated by Cadsawan Jewelers for auction to benefit Amnesty International, Photo Creidt SkarsgardNewsFans of HBO’s True Blood and Eric Northman (played by Alexander Skarsgård), here is your chance to bid on two gorgeous pieces of jewelry designed by Janet Cadsawan of Cadsawan Jewelery + Design. Proceeds from this auction will benefit Amnesty International.

Up for grabs are the Min Älskare (which is “My Lover” in Swedish) bronze cuff and the Bloody Bullet 17.5″ necklace. Both pieces were inspired by Charlaine Harris‘s novels.  To bid on either item, you can visit SkarsgårdNews.

Source: SkarsgårdNews – The Eric Northman Fan Jewelry Special

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Alexander Skarsgard Fans Celebrate his Birthday with a Charity Auction

August 25, 2010

SkarsgardNews.com to Hold Auctions to Benefit Amnesty International.

Few people would rather give than receive on their birthday, but Alexander Skarsgård is one of them. Alexander’s birthday falls on August 25th and he has requested fans not to send him gifts but instead to put their money where it can help the most.

Alexander Skarsgard True Blood Charity Auction SkarsgardNews.comSkarsgårdNews.com has acknowledged Alexander’s request, accepted the mission, and working alongside Alexander, is coordinating its first charity auction to benefit Alex’s charity of choice, Amnesty International.

Amnesty International is a global organization dedicated to protecting people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilize the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world. Through Amnesty’s research and action, governments have been persuaded to stop human rights violations and change their laws and practices. Death sentences have been commuted. Torturers have been brought to justice and prisoners of conscience have been released. Public support of SkarsgårdNews.com’s charity auction will help ensure that this important work continues.

The auctions will begin on August the 22nd and last for over 2 months. New items will be presented each week and will be sold before the next item is offered for bidding. The first item on the block was donated by Celeb4ADay.com and consists of the “A-List Package.” It is specifically intended for either Los Angeles residents or those traveling to the LA area. It can also be gifted to someone who fits the geographical criteria.

Lady Gaga Video Alexander Skarsgard

This item was inspired by Lady GaGa’s “Paparazzi” music video in which Alex portrays her murderous boyfriend. The “A-List Package” offers the winning bidder a unique A-List celebrity experience which includes 4 paparazzi photographers following you to your destination be it a night club or grocery shopping, shouting questions, taking pictures, vying for your attention, begging for one more photo, just like Alexander encounters whenever he runs to the store to buy milk. While his paparazzi experience is unending, yours will last 30 minutes.

Celeb 4 Day Logo

The best part, you’ll have your own tabloid cover with headlines custom made just for you and a DVD containing pictures of your experience to share. Warning – bodyguard not included, neither is the murderous boyfriend!

Other items available will include: autographed memorabilia, original art, jewelry, True Blood merchandise, rare items, and other pieces unique to Alex’s career. Alexander Skarsgård himself has donated several personal items to be auctioned off.

Alexander Skarsgard True Blood We at SkarsgårdNews.com are excited to host what we hope will be the first of many such events that allow the fans to help where it’s needed most. So check in frequently and bid often at SkarsgårdNews.com

If you would like any further information, please feel free to contact Melanie Baker at melanie@skarsgardnews.com

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First Auction Listed

SOURCE:  SkarsgardNews.com

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Fans Gather for Alexander Skarsgard’s Birthday Celebration

August 24, 2009

For the past two months, Sundays at 9 p.m. ET has been an hour of celebration. The airing of a new episode of HBO’s award-wining series “True Blood,” for many fans, has become a time of agonizing anticipation each week. This week, “True Blood” fans have another reason to celebrate — the 33rd birthday of one of the series most beloved cast members.  Alexander Skarsgard who, to the delight of many fans, plays 1,000 year old  viking vampire, Eric Northman.

Alexander, a star for many years in his native Sweden, showed us his zany side in the 2001 comedy Zoolander. Recently he stared in the critically acclaimed HBO “Generation Kill” and is currently filming the remake of the 1971 classic ‘Straw Dogs.” Skarsgard has many projects on the horizon, all of which bring more and more fans to this charismatic actor.

A group of “True Blood” and Alexander Skarsgard fans have found a unique way to celebrate their idol.

Tuesday Aug. 25, 9 p.m. ET. Fans are invited to a Virtual Birthday Party.

Fans organizing the party tell us there is no fee to attend. There will be no commercials or spam associated with the event. The party is fully funded by a small group of dedicated fans. “It is just a way for us to join in the celebration of Alex’s birthday. It makes us feel closer to him,” says L. Clisto. During the event, fans will share pictures and video clips of Alex’s career along with some fan-generated videos. Party guests are encouraged to send in and share all Skarsgard related information. “We couldn’t find many celebrations for Alex’s birthday, so we decided to have our own,” organizers say.alexander_skarsgard_true_blood_tails_for_whales3

What is a “Virtual Party?” Organizers say they more or less made up the term. It is away for mutual fans to come together and sing “Happy Birthday.” The group will be connecting through a webinar where computer screens and audio will be connected.

To participate, you will need a computer with an Internet connection and a microphone. If a guest does not have a microphone, they will be able to connect their audio via telephone service.  There will be trivia contests, prizes and lots of fun. Fans have begun to send in their ideas, virtual gifts (money is no object and the sky is the limit) and birthday wishes. Guests should be prepared to sing “Happy Birthday” in English and Skarsgard’s native Swedish.

If guests are so inclined, they may offer more than a virtual gift. Alexander supports Amnesty International, which is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally-recognized human rights for all. He is also an advocate for Tails for Whalesalex-deb, an international campaign to protect whales.  Although the party organizers are not asking for a fee of any kind, they will provide guests with brief information on these charities. Guests will also be offered the  voluntary opportunity to contribute to the “Alexander Skarsgard Birthday Charity Fund

The proceeds collected will be donated to the Choroideremia Research Foundation.   The birthday charity has been arranged with the editors of   www.alexskarsgard.net.

Choroideremia Research Foundation is an international non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to find treatment and cure for Choroideremia, a rare inherited degenerative disease that causes blindness. This is a condition brought to our attention by “True Blood” cast member Deborah Ann Woll, who plays newly turned vampire, Jessica.

The party is scheduled on Skarsgard’s birthday Aug. 25. It will start at 9 p.m. ET time and run for an hour. There will be games, discussions, virtual toasting and loads of fun.  Any fan wishing to join in on the celebration and raise a glass in honor for one of their favorite actors can receive party information by sending an

RSVP e-mail to  Tru _ Blood _ Fan @ Yahoo.com

Wherever Alex is on his birthday, there will be many toasting his name. Hurrah, Hurrah, Hurrah!   Remember, to bring your party hats, toasting glass and favorite clip of Alex.

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Anna Paquin Contributes To The Stars For A Cause Auction

June 1, 2009

anna-paquin-autograph-posterAnna Paquin from Alan Ball’s hit HBO TV series True Blood took part in the Stars For A Cause Auction which featured a range of rare and collectible items, such as posters signed by various stars, shoes, bags adorned with kisses and jewelery all donated for the auction.  The auction was held by Bonhams and Butterfields Auction House in Los Angeles on May 28, 2009 with half of the proceeds from the auction going to charities chosen by the participating stars and the other half going to the Prince’s Trust which helps young people develop confidence, motivation and skills to find work.  Anna’s item that was up for auction was an autographed 2009 Golden Globe® poster with half the proceeds going to the Prince’s Trust and the other half going to Anna’s charity: Amnesty International.

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