Some of the Industry?s most accomplished headliners have committed to share their insight from the field during BronzeLens 2014. Jimmy L. White, former writer on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, known for the screenplay Ray will lead a discussion about Writing Biopics.
Malcolm D. Lee and Bille Woodruff will be featured during Roger Bobb?s Directors Roundtable. Roger Bobb, CEO/Bobbcat Studios, will have an engaging, freewheeling discussion with a few of today?s hottest directors. He will be joined by Malcolm D, Lee (The Best Man Holiday, The Best Man and Undercover Brother) and Bille Woodruff (Drumline 2: A New Beat, Addicted, Beauty Shop)
A favorite signature event for industry insiders, corporations and the local community is the BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon which will anchor the Friday events at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Awards for the accomplishments of women of color in the film and television industry will be presented the select 2014 Honorees. Broadcast Journalist Monica Pearson will host the event which starts at noon. Attendees can walk the Red Carpet from 10:45 that morning. The life and career of the late actress and activist Ruby Dee will be celebrated during the luncheon.
BronzeLens has developed new partnerships with the networks ASPiRE Television and UP TV. ASPiRE – A Different Reality panel will discuss how projects can connect with audiences and stand out in a popular marketplace and how directors?, producers? and artists? films, shorts and/or documentaries have the opportunity to be a part of the network. Tina Thompson, ASPiRE Director of Programming, Ryan Richmond, ASPiRE and Valencia Joseph, ASPiRE Marketing Director will present.
UP TV, an expert on producing and creating entertaining and inspiring content that resonates with viewers will host The Formula for Inspiring Content to discuss the elements that are essential in creating and launching successful productions that entertain, engage and connect with audiences and that also inspire and uplift. Brad Siegel, Vice Chairman, UP TV, Jasmine Guy, Star, UP Original Movie My Other Mother, Gregalan Williams, Star, UP Original Movie Marry Me For Christmas and the upcoming sequel Marry Us for Christmas, Eric Tomosunas, President and Head of Production, Swirl Entertainment Group Cas Sigers-Beedles, Screenwriter and Producer, Nina Holiday Entertainment, Rhonda Freeman-Baraka, Screenwriter and Producer Ryan Richmond, Director, UP Original Movie Lyfe?s Journey and Executive in Charge of Original Production, ASPiRE are panelists. Jaquitta Williams will moderate.
HBO Documentary will host the Friday night film Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown, a new documentary about the ?Godfather of Soul.? Through never-before-heard personal stories and explosive concert footage, this feature documentary charts the phenomenal rise and lasting influence of soul singer James Brown, a.k.a. ?The Godfather of Soul.? Immediately following That Daughter?s Crazy, starring Rain Pryor will be screened. Both films take place at the Woodruff Arts Center Rich Auditorium.
October 24 – Women SuperStars Luncheon, Directors Roundtable and More…