The South Got Something to Say Documentary at the 2024 Atlanta Film Festival
Atlanta Film and TV Blog
by Eddie Johnson III
3d ago
Produced by Tyson and Ryon Horne, The South Got Something To Say pulls footage from an archive, spanning the first 50 years of hip-hop as well as interviews with Atlanta icons.  Growing up as an aspiring rapper in Macon, GA in the 90’s, I aspired to reach the heights that these artists reached as natives of the Georgia hip-hop scene.  As I was watching the documentary, I was taken back to those times in my mind’s eye.  My cousins and I would spend nights and weekends “freestyling” over many of the beats from these artists.  I was honored to ask the producers of the ..read more
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Conversations with Atlanta's Movers and Shakers: Entertainment Attorney, Charles "Bo" Bowen, ESQ.
Atlanta Film and TV Blog
by Mandisa A. Johnson, MS, MFA
1w ago
Back in April,  we were fortunate to connect with entertainment lawyer Charles “Bo” Bowen. Bo comes from a long line of entertainers, singers, and performers ranging from Broadway actors to silent film stars. Growing up in a theater environment (and being a veteran of the stage himself) inspired a deep love of all things artistic and creative that has shaped and guided Bowen’s career and his unique approach to the practice of law. Atlanta Film and TV: We gave you a brief introduction, but could you tell us about who you are and what you do in the Atlanta Entertainment Industry? Charle ..read more
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ICYMI: EWAN MCGREGOR MAKES SURPRISE APPEARANCE AT THE ATLANTA FILM FESTIVAL ON MAY THE 4TH
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by Mandisa A. Johnson, MS, MFA
1w ago
In celebration of May the 4th and the 25th anniversary of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, the 48th annual Atlanta Film Festival welcomed a surprise appearance by Ewan McGregor at a special screening of the film at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta, GA on Saturday evening.   McGregor, who portrays Obi-Wan Kenobi in the film, participated in a 30-minute Q&A following the screening and then presented ATLFF community partners from Wax & Wane, Rocco Shapiro and Sean Valdivieso, with autographed collectible Obi-Wan Kenobi lightsabers.  The 48th Atlanta Film Festiv ..read more
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2024 Atlanta FIlm Festival; The Idea of You Review
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2w ago
The Idea of You, stars Anne Hathaway as Solene and Nicholas Galitzine as Hayes Campbell of the popular fiction boy band August Moon. As someone who loves music, and boy bands like One Direction,  the actors did amazing at their portrayal and not making fun of boy bands, as they genuinely enjoyed being members of a band.  The book based on the film  written by Robinne Lee, is a fan fiction about Harry Styles, formerly of One Direction, which by the way isn't necessarily about him. I do, however, feel as though Nicholas Galtzine, cast as the lead character of Hayes, was a grea ..read more
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Luther: Never Too Much Documentary at the 2024 Atlanta Film Festival
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by Eddie Johnson III
3w ago
Growing up in the 80s and 90s was a different time musically. Radio was king, and there were few other alternatives to hear the latest music. I remember listening to the radio with my dad as we grilled hamburgers on Saturday nights, and the smooth sultry sounds of “Lutha,” better known as Luther Vandross, would come on the radio. His music was a soundtrack of sorts for my childhood. From the jingles to the slow jams and even the song “Here and Now” which was sung at my aunt and uncle’s wedding. His music connected to fond childhood memories, and why I was excited to screen the Luther: Never ..read more
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Featured Artist Conversation with Filmmaker Christopher Williams
Atlanta Film and TV Blog
by Mandisa A. Johnson, MS, MFA
1M ago
Back in March, we were fortunate to connect and have a conversation with Filmmaker Christopher Williams. Born in Brooklyn, and raised in Long Island, Christopher has always had an interest in films and photography. Being creative and having a desire to see more minorities in lead roles, Christopher took it upon himself to learn how to write scripts to show the world his vision. Atlanta Film and TV: We gave you a brief introduction, but could you tell us a little more about what it is that you do in the Atlanta Film and TV Community?  Christopher Williams: "I am relatively new t ..read more
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Media Advisory
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by Valerie Harris
2M ago
Media Advisory For Immediate Release BronzeLens Launched its Fifteenth Anniversary Celebration in Grand Style with a Star- Studded Women SuperStars Honors Red Carpet and Awards Ceremony Anika Noni Rose, Vanessa Bell Calloway, KJ Smith, Dr. Holly Carter, Timon Kyle Durrett, Saycon Sengbloh, Terri J. Vaughn, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, Olympic Gold Medalist Edwin Moses, and many more arrived decked in Elevated Fashion ATLANTA --- March 7, 2024 — Actresses Anika Noni Rose, Vanessa Bell Calloway, KJ Smith, and Producer Dr. Holly Carter, were feted in grand style during the BronzeLens Women Super ..read more
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Featured Artist Conversation with Actress Marlana Goecks
Atlanta Film and TV Blog
by Mandisa A. Johnson, MS, MFA
2M ago
A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to have a featured Artists conversation with Actress Marlana Goecks. Marlana grew up in the quaint little town of Canton, Georgia. Her passion for film and acting became evident to Marlana in her early thirties when she had the opportunity to sit on the set of a renowned director, to which she fell in love with the experience. Marlana began putting countless hours into studying film, private acting and film classes, as well as marketing her skillset. Aside from pursuing acting, Marlana is a wife, and mother to four amazing kids. Lastly, Marlana has built her ..read more
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The REEL deal about Publicists. A Conversation with Founder/PR Director, Valerie Harris, of Creative Public Relations
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by Mandisa A. Johnson, MS, MFA
2M ago
Atlanta Film and TV: Can you share about who you are, and can you share about the clients you have worked for as a publicist?   Valerie Harris: “I’m Valerie Harris, and I have been a public relations strategist for more than 20 years. Through my company, Creative Public Relations (formerly The Kinsey Group), I have worked with some amazing clients, including HBO, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney On Ice, and a slew of documentary films. I was honored to handle ,,JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE and ,,LUTHER: NEVER TOO MUCH – two giants in their respective fields.” Atlant ..read more
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Conversations with Atlanta's Movers and Shakers, Clarence H. Pearsall, III/ C. Magic Happen
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by Mandisa A. Johnson, MS, MFA
3M ago
A few weeks ago, we were fortunate to connect, and have a conversation with ,,Clarence H. Pearsall, III,  better known as C. Magic. Born in Philadelphia, P.A. and raised in Chester, Clarence's fascination for magic began as a child, after receiving,, Marshall Brodien’s TV’s Magic Cards.  While serving in the US Navy, Clarence was once again bitten by the magic bug after seeing his shipmate perform a trick that astonished him. He was able to persuade his shipmate to teach him the card routine. One can say that was C. Magic’s first experience with sleight of hand. Atlanta Film and TV ..read more
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