Rosario Dawson, 'Scandal's' Joshua Malina to Star in Short-Film Series Aimed at Voters

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Rosario Dawson and Joshua Malina

Also starring in 'We the Voters: 20 Films for the People' are Ana Ortiz, Tom Arnold and Anabelle Acosta.

Rosario Dawson, Scandal star Joshua Malina and Ana Ortiz are among the actors set to star in the digital short-film series We the Voters: 20 Films for the People.

The film series, which aims to inform voters on subjects of democracy, elections and governance, also will star Anabelle Acosta, Tom Arnold, Mario Cantone, Grace Helbig, MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Richard Kind, Charlotte McKinney, Harold Perrineau and Analeigh Tipton.

The collection of shorts is comprised of comedies, documentaries and animated shorts that will "unravel how U.S. democracy works and promote a call to action for Americans to make informed choices and seize the power of their vote." Topics will include an inside look at the lobbying process, the art of political debates and the hazy boundaries separating state and federal laws.

Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Productions partnered with Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre's Show of Force and Morgan Spurlock's Warrior Poets for the series.

Set to launch Sept. 14, the first 10 films will be distributed to audiences through top media outlets, SVOD providers and mobile platforms. The second set of films will be released Oct. 12, with the goal of activating voters and getting them to the polls. FilmBuff is distributing.

Teasers and trailers for the upcoming films will be made available at WeTheVoters.com and on the We the Voters mobile app. A social media campaign will assist with digital distribution, and PBS Learning Media will create educational guides.

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