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     The BronzeLens Film Festival set to be one of the Nation’s most Substantive Film Festivals
                Expert Panels, Workshops, Master Classes, Film Screenings and Superstar Awards Luncheon

(Atlanta)--- October 21, 2010- Over the course of four days, November 11-14, 2010 Atlanta will host the first annual BronzeLens Film
Festival at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis (Festival Headquarter), Georgia Pacific Center Auditorium and the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby
Academic Center on the campus of Spelman College. The festival is set to be a creative platform designed to empower, entertain and
educate from various disciplines and inspire the next generation of film makers. Narrative fiction, documentary, music video, and short
film screenings coupled with the who’s who of the film industry make the BronzeLens Film Festival one of the nation’s most substantive
film festivals.

Master Classes and Workshops will be led by top names in film, direction, and production such as Roger Bobb, Executive Vice
President, Tyler Perry Studios who produced all ten of Tyler Perry’s top-grossing films and hit TV shows, Will Packer, Co-Founder and
Chairman, Rainforest Films who is a #1 box-office hit maker named by Daily Variety Magazine as one of the ―Top 25 Money Makers in
Hollywood‖, Cliff Charles, Award winning Director of Photography (Spike Lee’s "When the Levees Broke"), and the legendary lighting
designer/director Walter Glover, CEO, Productions Designs West.

                                                BronzeLens FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
All BronzeLens workshops and Master Classes take place at the Festival’s headquarters hotel, the magnificent Atlanta Marriott
Marquis. All juried screenings are shown at the Georgia Pacific Auditorium. Locations of special Festival feature screenings will be

Thursday          November 11, 2010
8:00 am                     Registration until 5:00 pm at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

9:00 am – 10:15 am         Workshop: Georgia Tax Incentives on My Mind
                           Noel Paynter, Esq., CPA
                           Kenyatta Mitchell, Kenjam, LLC
                           Paul Garnes, Tyler Perry Studios
                           Lee Thomas, Director of Film, Georgia Film , Music and Digital Gaming Office

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm          Screenings at the Georgia Pacific Auditorium

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm          MASTER CLASS: The Magic of Lighting with the legendary Walter Glover
                           Featuring: Walter Glover, CEO, Productions Designs West

                        Workshop: Breaking Through the Clutter: Marketing for Indie Filmmaker
                        Tirrell Whittley, Principal/CEO, Liquid Soul Media
                        James Anderson , Senior Vice President, Public Relations Turner Animation
                        Nick Nelson, Principal/COO, Liquid Soul Media
                        Sharon Amos, Founder and CEO, Afterglow Multimedia, LLC
                        Chris C. Hayes, Founder, CEO, Principal Designer, Amalgamated Pixels
                        Caralene Robinson, Boost Mobile
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm      Opening Night Screening – TBD

10:00 pm                Opening Night Reception, Hosted by Rodger Bobb, Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios

Friday            November 12, 2010
8:00 am                 Registration until 5:00 pm at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis
9:00 am – 10:20 am      Workshop: The Business of the Industry
                        Faith Kutulu, ABL Creative
                        Bernard H. Coleman Jr., Womble, Carlyle, Sandridge, and Rice, PLLC
                        Linda Cannon, Rowdy Productions/Linda Cannon Productions
                        Kris Bagwell, EVP, EUE/Screen Gems
                        Sherri McGee McCovey, Coordinating Producer, The Mo'Nique Show

10:30 am – Noon         Workshop: The New Frontier: Doing Business in Brazil
                        Presented by:
                         John Christmas, Sport and Entertainment Attorney
                        Joe Bennett, Entertainment and Sports Consultant
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm       Screenings at the Georgia Pacific Auditorium

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm       MASTER CLASS: The Art of Cinematography with Cliff Charles

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm       Workshop: The “It” Factor: Casting by the Experts
                        Daryl Cohen, Attorney, Actor, former pres. Nat’l Board SAG
                        Nevaina Rhodes, Acting Coach
                        Margo Gabriel, Real People Latino
                        Sharon Morris, Actor
                        David Conley, Actor, Writer, Director

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm      Special Documentary Screening Presentation:
                        “The Other City”, Produced by Sheila C. Johnson
                         In every city, there’s another city that visitors rarely see. But this other city isn’t just anywhere—it’s in
                        Washington, D.C. The very city that is home to the capitol of the most powerful country in the world has an
                        HIV/AIDS rate that is not only the nation’s highest, but rivals some African countries.“The Other City‖
                        introduces us to the people who live in the shadow of the Capitol but remain almost invisible to the
                        lawmakers and lobbyists who live there. It’s about politics and ideology, corruption and bureaucracy, and an
                        epidemic that grew out of control while few people paid any attention or cared. The film is co-produced by
                        Susan Koch, Michelle D. Freeman, Jose Antonio Vargas, Jeff Werner and Neil Barrett. Johnson is an
                        entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments spans the areas of hospitality, sports, TV/film, the
                        arts, education and humanitarian causes.

                        10:30 pm until    After Party at Straits with DJ Salah Ananse
Saturday         November 13, 2010
8:00a                    Registration until noon at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis

8:00 am – 9:45 am        Bus tour of Movie Locations in the ATL / Limited Seating – includes breakfast!

10:00 am – 11:30 am      Workshop: Alternative Careers in Film with Roger Bobb

                         Presented by Roger Bobb, Executive Vice President – Tyler Perry Studios
                         Angi Bones, Producer
                         Derrick Deuce, Technical Director
                         Kim Fields, Actor, Director

10:0 0am – 11:30 am      Location Scouting and Getting the Right Permits
                         Albert B Cooper, Location Scout
                         Sara Christmas, Location Scout
                         Stacii Jae Johnson, Special Events Manager, Office of the Mayor
                         Lynn W. Mathis, CPCU, Williams, Turner and Mathis, Inc

10:00 am – 11:30 am      Workshop: Digital Gaming in the ATL.
                         Asante Bradford, Georgia Office of Economic Development
                         Nicole Wright – Business Development Manager, Advanced Communication and Information Technology ,
                         Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce
                         Deborah Thomas, CEO and President, Silly Monkey
                         Faith Kutulu, ABL Creative
                         Chris Rickwood, Rickwood Music –

Noon – 2:00 pm           Women SuperStars Luncheon: Honoring extraordinary women of color with remarkable accomplishments
                         both in front of and behind the BronzeLens.
                         The Atlanta Marriot Marquis
                         Salli Richardson-Whitfield and Omari Hardwick, Mistress and Master of Ceremonies

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm        Screenings at the Georgia Pacific Auditorium

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm        Master Class: An Eye for Producing with Will Packer, Rainforest Films .

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm        Workshop: Music for the Big Screen

                         Buster Lou Brown, Musician
                         Kevin ―Khao‖ Cates, Musician
                         Evita Kaigler, Entertainment Attorney
                         Blue Frank, Studioplex Studios
                         Bruce Birch, Director, Music and Entertainment Business Program, Kennesaw State University
8:00 pm          Closing Night Premiere Screening:
                         "I Will Follow," a drama written and directed by Ava Du Vernay; starring Salli Richardson-Whitfield, Michole
                         White, Omari Hardwick and Beverly Todd.

10:00 pm                          Closing Night Party – TBA

Sunday November 14, 2010

                            Cinema and Social Justice Sunday

                            (Free and Open to the Public)

                            The Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center Auditorium

                            Spelman College

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm                   Screenings: Social Justice Shorts

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm           Panel: Cinema and Social Justice
                            Atlanta is considered home to the civil rights movement. Discussion centers on creating socially relevant
                            films that address issues of concern.

                            Featuring: Rachel Watanabe-Batton

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm           Reception and viewing of civil rights exhibit "Equally Yoked" in the Spelman College Museum

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm           Screening of “Saint Augustine”

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm           Screening TBA

                             BronzeLens Youth Festival, presented by Kids With Strong Opinions Inc.
                                                 Sunday, November 14, 2010
                                                 (Free and Open to the Public)

2:00 pm -5:00 pm            Atlanta-Fulton Public Library Auditorium, located in downtown Atlanta 1 Margaret Mitchell Square NW
                            Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

                            Featured screening: "The Soloist”, a 2009 American drama film directed by Joe Wright. Immediately
                            following the screening there will be a panel discussion with the young actor Justin Martin III who played the
                            part of Nathaniel Ayers as a child in the movie.

                            Joining Justin on the panel will be Mrs. Jennifer Ayers-Moore, the founder and chair of the Nathaniel
                            Anthony Ayers Foundation and sister to the Nathaniel Ayers, the subject of the book and film The Soloist.
                            Ayers-Moore is an outspoken advocate for the artistically gifted mentally ill.

About the BronzeLens Film Festival
Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta, Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and
worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is twofold: to promote Atlanta as
the new film Mecca for people of color; and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next
generation of filmmakers. Visit for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for
registration information.



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