BronzeLens Film Festival Opening Night Feature
Opening Night Feature Drumline: A New Beat kicked off with
the Bronze Carpet. Maggie Malina, VH1’s SVP of Original Films
and Director Bille Woodruff, along with castmembers Jasmine Burke
and Lisa Arrindell Anderson shared their enthusiasm and got the
audience engaged in the Drumline: A New Beat movement.
BRONZELENS HIGHLIGHTS, Friday, October 24
Some of the Industry’s most accomplished headliners shared 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 led a discussion about Writing Biopics.
Malcolm D. Lee and Bille Woodruff were featured during Roger Bobb’s Directors Roundtable. Roger Bobb, CEO/Bobbcat Studios, had an engaging, freewheeling discussion with a few of today’s hottest directors. He was joined by Malcolm D, Lee (The Best Man Holiday, The Best Manand 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 was the BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon which anchored the Friday events at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Awards for the accomplishments of women of color in the film and television industry were presented to select 2014 Honorees. Broadcast Journalist Monica Pearson hosted the event. The life and career of the late actress and activist Ruby Dee was be celebrated during the luncheon.
BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon Photos
Saturday, October 25
Saturday was super charged with expert panels, world class screenings and top tier entertainment!
As the festival closed, remaining activities included “A Conversation with Ava DuVernay” with a screening of a new, never before seen exclusive SELMA featurette, shared for the first time at the BronzeLens Film Festival. Paul Garnes, one of SELMA’s executive producers joined the discussion at the Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema.
The Closing Night film highlight was Russ Parr’s Hear No Evil at Georgia Power’s Arkwright Auditorium. Parr’s career spans nearly 15 years as nationally syndicated radio personality, writer, producer and director of independent features.
Recap Notes provided by BronzeLens Film Festival