Atlanta – Now in its third year, the BronzeLens Film Festival (BronzeLens) continues to be one the nation’s most anticipated film festival events. The festival takes place November 8-11, 2012 and will offer content for filmmakers, industry professionals, students and the general public. Attendees may choose from a variety of BronzeLens expert signature panels, workshops, master classes, domestic and international film screenings and get a taste of unique southern hospitality.
BronzeLens Festival Highlights
Legendary casting director and producer Reuben Cannon will host “The Producers Roundtable” a groundbreaking session that brings together high-level entertainment executives to share their strategies for producing successful film and television projects. Issa Rae, the producer, director, and lead actor of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl opens up about her incredible journey to success as a webisode producer. Award-winning author and playwright Pearl Cleage will discuss her newest project in “From Novel to Screen: The Pearl Cleage Film Project.” And, NAACP Image Award winning producer Roger Bobb will conduct a new workshop “Creating Comedy Shows with Roger Bobb”.
This year the Women Superstars Luncheon which has become a BronzeLens favorite for local corporations as a means of
exposing employees and clients to the BronzeLens experience will take place on Friday November 9, 2012 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Accomplished women of color in the film and television industry will be honored at this signature event. This year at the BronzeLens Awards on Saturday November 10, 2012 the best of the festival filmmakers in their perspective categories and other noteworthy industry leaders will be honored. Cinema and Social Justice Sunday which takes place on will be produced in conjunction with Center for Civil and Human Rights remains a unique and critical component of the festival.
As an international film festival, BronzeLens re-joins France Atlanta in collaboration to present films from the Francophone world at what is titled “France-Atlanta at the BronzeLens Film Festival.” This festival partnership is dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for filmmaking, by and for people of color, shared by France’s passion for cinema and its commitment to support diversity in film.
Bronzelens at a Glance
All BronzeLens workshops and Master Classes and onsite registration November 8-10, 2012 from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm will take place at the Festival’s headquarters hotel, the magnificent Atlanta Marriott Marquis. All juried screenings are shown at the Georgia Pacific Auditorium.
Thursday November 8, 2012
Opening Plenary: Production in Georgia : Status Report
Film Financing: How to Attract Investors
Issa Rae on the Making of Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Kathie Fong Yoneida: Getting your Script to The Screen
Opening Night Screening World of Coke
Friday November 9, 20122
How to Pitch Your Film to the Media sponsored by the African American Film Critics Association
Think Global: International Opportunities For Entertainment Projects
From Novel to Screen : The Pearl Cleage Film Project: Pearl Cleage and Ayoka Chenzira
Saturday November 10, 2012
Bus tour of Movie Locations in the ATL / Limited Seating
Reuben Cannon and The Producer’s Roundtable
Music for Film.TV, Gaming: From Scoring to Licensing
Creating Comedy Shows with Roger Bobb
African Cinema Roundtable: sponsored by France-Atlanta
Sunday November 11, 2012
BronzeLens Presents: Studio Eleven Films
Cinema and Social Justice Sunday: Hosted by the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Screenings
Closing Night Screening/Reception- Georgia Power
BronzeLens events will be housed in and around the Atlanta area which represents the “Bronze Ring”. The Atlanta Marriott
Marquis serves as Festival Headquarters and other venues include Georgia Pacific Center Auditorium, The World of Coca Cola, Georgia Power, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center on the Campus of Morehouse College.
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. Since its inception the BronzeLens Film Festival has evolved as one of the most comprehensive film festivals for filmmakers of color in the United States. Visit www.bronzelensfilmfestival.com for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for registration information.
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