*(Los Angeles) – Come out and have some Old School Fun as Soul2Soul concert series presents Whodini, Club Nouveau, Christopher Williams, Loose Ends ft. Jane Eugeneand Gary G. Thang Johnson on Saturday, November 29 @ 7 PM at Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center, 1935 Manhattan Beach Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA 90278. The Black Friday Special rate is $35 (half-price)!
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*After the first preview audience screening of “Love & Basketball” a 17 year old Black boy said, “The movie taught me how to love.” Fourteen years later, after the first preview audience screening of “beyond the lights,” a 17 year old Black boy said, “I didn’t really believe in hope and love before, but this movie changed me.” That is why I make movies. Movies have power. Power to impact society and the choices we make. I want to entertain, but I also want to say something to the world.
I love movies. And I dig a great love story; the kind that wrecks me, then builds me back up and leaves me inspired. I write what I want to see. I wanted to make a love story with two people of color in the lead. Not a romantic comedy. A love story. “Beyond the Lights” took incredible fight to get made. Four years of writing, and two years of overcoming “no.” Every studio balked. Twice. But I kept fighting. What gave me the courage was “Love & Basketball.” Every studio turned down that film, too. But I never gave up because I believed in it with my whole heart and soul.
I had the same passion for this story. People ask me all the time if I feel discriminated against as a black female director and I actually don’t. I get offered a ton of stuff. But I like to direct what I’ve written. I feel what’s discriminated against are my choices, which is to focus on people of color as real people. Those are the films that rarely get made and those are the films that take a lot more fight. But I’m up for the fight, because if we don’t fight for this we stay invisible. I want us to look up on the screen and see ourselves reflected beautifully. I want us to look up on screen and learn how to love the right way. I want us to look up on screen and see a black man who is strong, sexy, complicated, and real. I want us to look up on screen and see a black woman fighting to find her voice, find her authentic self and be brave enough to live an authentic life. I want us to look up on screen and be inspired to want more for ourselves, to want to love, and to love ourselves.
*Send a strong message about this film this weekend and beyond! The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center issues an immediate Call to Action to support the film “Beyond the Lights,” now showing at select theaters nationwide.
ABOUT THIS FILM – ‘BEYOND THE LIGHTS’ (PG13)
From the writer and director of “Love and Basketball”…celebrity can be a lonely state, and Noni, in the glare of her fame, feels invisible, as unloved and unrecognized as Nina Simone’s blackbird. One night, she indulges a self destructive impulse and is rescued by Kaz (Nate Parker), a Los Angeles police officer who has been assigned to her security detail. As she dangles from a hotel balcony, he says three words that, at least temporarily, restore her will to live: “I see you.” NY Times Critics’ Pick – By A. O. SCOTT
Don’t let this groundbreaking film go unnoticed. Get to the theaters ASAP. For listings at AMC Theaters click here. For listings at Fandango click here. For the Beyond The Lights Facebook page click here. To Follow Beyond The Lights on Twitter click here.
The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center invites everyone to GO see the movie, take family and friends, Email about your experience to [email protected] or call (323)957-4656. To have a Beyond The Lights Twitter Party email [email protected] for help.
The BHERC and the First Weekend Club is also hosting a special screening of Beyond The Lights, Sunday, November 30, 2014 at 2:10 pm at the Rave Cinemas, Baldwin Hills 4020 Marlton Avenue Los Angeles, CA. 90008. After the movie will be a special meet and greet with writer, producer, director Gina Prince-Blythewood, and producer Reggie “Rock” Bythewood. Student admission $4.50, adults $9.50. For other showings at the Rave Cinemas click here.
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*iHeart Media was the presenting sponsor for the ANA/Association of National Advertisers‘ annual Multicultural Marketing and Diversity Conference, Nov. 9-11th at the lovely Fountaine Bleau Hotel in Miami Beach, Florida.
The resort styled historic hotel was host to executives from major corporations and brands who convened for a three day conference designed to explore the diverse cultures that make up the global marketplace and analyze new tactics to reach them.
Industry taste makers, marketers and brands such as Coca Cola, Walmart, Kraft Foods, Kellogg Company, Clorox, Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Dunkin Brands, Honey Maid, AT&T, Kimberly Clark and more boldly addressed the fact that in the United States the minority has become the majority. This means that the larger percentage of the consumer base is comprised of African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic & racially mixed households and millennials. Not only is multicultural the new general market, ANA Chairman Gilbert Davila urges marketers to include ethnic insights in a newly defined total market approach. This also includes more advertising and marketing targeting the LGBT and disabled community.
The 2014 ANA Multicultural and Diversity conference also provided a platform for niche brands that have become mainstream such as Pandora, Twitter and Zumba Fitness.
EURweb’s Jazzy Rita Shelby was in attendance and spoke with ANA President and CEO Bob Liodice.
Race and Ethnicity in Advertising was discussed by Faith Davis Ruffins, Curator and Historian from the Smithsonian Institute and the Advertising Educational Foundation and Dr. Shirley Davis presented perspectives on Understanding Unconscious Bias In Advertising from Cook Ross, in partnership with Foote Cone and Belding. This of course was among many other impressive presentations.
The ANA offers year round seminars and training to members and non-members in advertising, marketing, branding, media, advocacy and research. For more information about the ANA or upcoming events go to www.ANA.net.