14th Annual Peachtree International Film Festival Set

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The 14th Annual PVIFF 2019, the southeast’s premiere international film and arts festival returns with Screenings of Short Films and Major Motion Picture Films, Meet & Greets with Cast, Producers and Directors, Film Maker Competition with $100K Prize, Educational Forums, Networking, PVIFF 2019 Gala and after parties each day.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 to Sunday, October 27, 2019

10/24- at 9 pm “Prodigal” staring Clifton Powel (Independent Film) Screening & Discussion with Cast and Directors, then After Party

10/25- at 11 am to 6 pm Pitch Tent (Opportunity), featuring film financier & producer from DCR Finance Corp Adi Cohen (“Roe Vs. Wade,” “Superstition,” “The Last Full Measure” etc.), Producer/Actor, Chris Belasio from the 850 Agency, Cardellia Hunter, Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Entertainment and more. at Noon to 1 pm (Seminar) Adapting Your Book to Screen Play. at Noon to 1 pm (Seminar) A Conversation with Acting Coach Jonna Johnson. A round-table conversation about auditioning, working outside of LA and NY, how to turn acting into a career, a headshot critique & more. at 7 pm “Godfather of Harlem” staring Forrest Whitaker (Major Motion Picture) Screening & Discussion with Cast and Directors. at 10 pm PVIFF 2019 After Party with Invited Celebrities

10/26- at 10 am to 12 pm (Seminar) MICHAEL WRIGHT Acting Master Class: Advice to Actors, Michael Wright is best known for his role as Eddie King, Jr. in the 1991 Robert Townsend film The Five Heartbeats. Television roles includes the 1983 NBC science fiction miniseries V , the 1984 sequel ” V: The Final Battle ” and on ” V: The Series ” as Elias Taylor, TV series ” Miami Vice ” 1987 episode “The Savage”, and on the 1997 HBO series Oz as Omar White from 2001-2003. And he played “Clinton”, the leader of The Del Bombers in the cult film The Wanderers. Film roles, the 1987 drama The Principal as Victor Duncan, also starring James Belushi, and the 1994 film Sugar Hill with Wesley Snipes, 2005’s The Interpreter . 2006 The Cantante, El Cantante. 2007 Light and The Sufferer, Hardrock, Raving. 2011, The Gift, Beto! The Bad Boy OF Thompson Street, Passages from Miles “Blue Flame” , Good Brutha Bad Brutha. at 11 am to 6 pm Pitch Tent (Opportunity), featuring film financier & producer from DCR Finance Corp Adi Cohen (“Roe Vs. Wade,” “Superstition,” “The Last Full Measure” etc.), Producer/Actor, Chris Belasio from the 850 Agency, Cardellia Hunter, Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Entertainment and more. at 1 pm to 230 pm (Seminar) Get Your Project Finance & Distribution. at 230 pm to 4 pm (Panel) Cast Me If You Can moderated by casting director, Leslie Greene with Raising The Standard Entertainment Casting featuring actors, Tray Chaney (“The Wire,” “Saints & Sinners” etc.), Jason Louder (“Black Lightning,” “Wu Tang: An American Saga” etc.), Markuann Smith (“Godfather of Harlem” etc.), Louis Stancil (Acting Coach/Partner- Dustin Felder Acting Studio), Susan Reed, VO Producer/Producer (“Have & Have Nots, “Ambitions” etc.),

Kwajalyn Brown, Actor (“Cobra Kai,” “Drop Dead Diva” etc.), Ruth Paul, Senior Business Representative for SAG-AFTRA . at 10 pm PVIFF 2019 Film Maker Appreciation After Party

10/27- at 6 pm PVIFF Award Gala and at 9 pm PVIFF 2019 Gala After Party Hotel Indigo (Downtown) 230 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

Every day and evening there is an opportunity to interview an Industry Expert from different parts of Hollywood and Celebrities. Here is a list of some of our confirmed Special Guests:

Cardellia Hunter (Director-City of Atlanta/Office of the Mayor/ Film and Entertainment) John Gibson, Vice President, External and Multicultural Affairs (Motion Picture Association)
Chris Tucker- (Actor/Comedian- “Friday,” “Money Talks,” “Rush Hour”)

Chris Blue, R&B Artist (Winner of season 12 of “The Voice”)
Karla Winfrey ( Producer & Broadcast Media Professional)
Kelly Price (R&B Artist/Actress)
Brad James (Actor/Producer- “For Better or Worse,” “Superstition,” “A House Divided”) Tracey Bonner (Actor- “Nappily Ever After,” “Black Lightning” )

Lou Gossett, Jr. (Oscar winning actor- “An Officer and A Gentleman,” “Iron Eagle,” “Diggs town,” “Watchmen” )
Clifton Powell (Actor- “Dead Presidents,” “Ray,” “Saints & Sinners”)
Susan Reed (Producer- “The Haves & Have Nots,” “Ambitions”)

Gail Devers- Olympic Gold Medalist/ Best Selling Author
Adi Cohen- Film Financier/ Producer (“Roe Vs. Wade,” “Superstition,” “The Last Full Measure”)
Jason Louder- (Actor/Writer- “Prodigal,” “Black Lightning,” “WuTang: An American Saga”) Michael Wright- (Actor- “The Five Heartbeats,” “Sugar Hill,” “Black Lightning” etc.)
Rob Hardy- (Producer/Director- “Stomp the Yard”, “Think Like A Man”, “Power”)
Dr. E. Dewey Smith (He has one of the largest churches in the South East and has produced media and film for over 25 years. He served as a co-host on the first daytime, faith-based panel talk show, produced by Warner Brothers in Burbank, California. https://www.houseofhopeatl.org/our-pastor)

About Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF):

The Peachtree Village International Film Festival was created in 2006 by founder Len Gibson, the owner and curator of the African American Cinema Gallery (AACG) and the Hispanic Cinema Museum (HCM). Gibson partnered with Composer, Artist, Producer and Entertainment Executive James “JB” Brown, that has worked alongside companies such as BET, 20th Century Fox, BMG, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Rainforest Films and more, as an additional Founder of PVIFF and the rest was history. Originally called the Sweet Auburn International Film Festival, the event was rebranded in 2009.

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