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TODD McKENNEY Mask up


In response to the current national health crisis, Australian entertainer Todd McKenney, best known for his role as a judge on Dancing with the Starscreated a pivot-for-profit platform, TODDMASKS.COM, where Australian costume designers can make and sell masks directly to the public in order to both make Australia safer as well as create an income stream for themselves.

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Triple M

Todd Mckenney Talks Todd Masks & Rob’s ‘Big Ass’ On DWTS

Todd Mckenney joined Paddy & Rob Palmer to chat about his new project Todd Masks, and also reflected on his time on DWTS with Rob! “You can see his ass from space, and it needs it’s own postcode”.

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Stage Whispers

Australian Musical Theatre performers Todd McKenney and Claire Lyon have both gone into the mask business as a result of the Covid pandemic, at the same time supporting their showbiz colleagues.

Within a couple of weeks, Todd McKenney’s new project to assist others in the entertainment industry has become a roaring success. Almost 800 Australian-made face masks have been sold, raising $20,000 for their talented designers and professional theatrical wardrobe teams.

Todd is a passionate and long term member of the Stage and Screen industry and an advocate for Public Health. As a keen supporter of The Grace Centre at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Todd has witnessed first-hand the profound impact of following advice when it comes to protecting the vulnerable with best practice. In response to the current national health crisis, teamed with the impact of the crisis on the economic prospects of his fellow industry family, Todd created a ‘pivot for profit’ platform, TODDMASKS.COM, where Australian costume designers can make and sell masks directly to the public in order to assist these talented individuals to use their exceptional skills to both make Australia more safe and create an income stream for themselves.

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The Sydney Morning Herald

The dancing personality having a masked ball

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They have become the must-have accessory of 2020 − literally.

Entertainer Todd McKenney has found a way to produce high-quality face masks while giving a much-needed leg-up to all the designers and theatrical wardrobe professionals devastated by the COVID-19 shutdown.

“A friend and I were thinking about how we could help without doing another online concert,” says McKenney, best known on the small screen as a judge in Dancing With The Stars and on stage for The Boy From Oz. “And she said, what about the people who sew in the wardrobe departments from theatre and TV and movies?”

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TimeOut

Todd McKenney has teamed up with costume designers to make and sell masks

The theatre star has created an online platform for costume designers to sell face masks

Todd McKenney is easily one of Australia’s busiest stage stars. If he’s not performing in a hit musical, he’s probably performing in another hit musical. Of course 2020 has really dicked over anyone working in theatre – not just the stars, but the thousands of people who work backstage to make the magic happen.

With in-person theatre productions put on ice, McKenney has channeled his energy into a new project that helps out both his fellow stage and screen colleagues, and Australians looking after their community. The actor has launched a new website called Todd Masks – an online marketplace where the public can buy reusable face masks created by out-of-work costume designers.

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City News

Artsday / Todd’s masks support industry – and children

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ENTERTAINER Todd McKenney’s new project to assist others in the entertainment industry has become a roaring success. Through his platform, toddmasks.com, almost 800 Australian-made face masks by Australian costume designers have been sold, raising $20,000, creating an income stream for the sector. There are also online auctions of one-of-a-kind masks to support the Children’s Hospital at Westmead.

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Aussie Theatre

Todd McKenney’s industry mask marketplace takes off

Todd McKenney

Within a couple of weeks, Todd McKenney’s new project to assist others in the entertainment industry has become a roaring success. Almost 800 Australian-made face masks have been sold, raising $20,000 for their talented designers and professional theatrical wardrobe teams.

Todd is a passionate and long term member of the Stage and Screen industry and an advocate for Public Health. As a keen supporter of The Grace Centre at the Children’s Hospital at Westmead, Todd has witnessed first-hand the profound impact of following advice when it comes to protecting the vulnerable with best practice. In response to the current national health crisis, teamed with the impact of the crisis on the economic prospects of his fellow industry family, Todd created a ‘pivot for profit’ platform, TODDMASKS.COM, where Australian costume designers can make and sell masks directly to the public in order to assist these talented individuals to use their exceptional skills to both make Australia more safe and create an income stream for themselves.

Read the full article here.

Dancelife

For Australians, By Australians

Following the success of TODDMASKS, which has generated over $70,000 in revenue for independent stage and screen costume creatives in the first month of operation, Todd McKenney is expanding the concept with a brand new online marketplace, TODD+CREATES.

Read about TODDMASKS here: www.dancelife.com.au/mckenneys-masks

toddcreates.shop has been created exclusively for independent, Australian creatives and small businesses who produce and ship their products in Australia.

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Hush Hush Biz

INTRODUCING A NEW ONLINE MARKETPLACE FOR AUSTRALIANS, BY AUSTRALIANS

Following the success of TODDMASKS, which has generated over $70,000 in revenue for independent stage and screen costume creatives in the first month of operation, Todd McKenney is expanding the concept with a brand new online marketplace, TODD+CREATES.

toddcreates.shop has been created exclusively for independent, Australian creatives and small businesses who produce and ship their products in Australia. Initially TODD+CREATES will focus on the categories such as Lifestyle (homewares and art), Fashion (clothing and accessories), Kids (toys and clothing), Pets (clothing and accessories) and Weddings (bridal accessories, bridesmaids and groomsmen accessories, decorations, wedding favours).

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