Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Third Annual BronzeLens Film Festival Set

Registration Open for Domestic and International Film Screenings, Expert Panels, Master Classes and More 

(Atlanta, GA) September 25, 2012 -- 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. The BronzeLens 2012 headquarters is the magnificent Atlanta Marriott Marquis located at 265 Peachtree Center Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia.

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 thebest 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 the campus of Spelman College 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 Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Juried screenings will be 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, 2012
  • 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
  • Producer's Luncheon
  • 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  at Sisters Chapel on the Campus of Spelman College
  • 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, Sister's Chapel on the campus of Spelman College, 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 for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for registration information.

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