The VIPP Report: Will he win the “Hart” of Oscar fans?

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By Sherlene Shanklin, WHAS11 Louisville, ABC Affiliate

And the hosting duties of the 2019 Academy Awards goes to none other than comedian/actor Kevin Hart.  The Academy did not get to make the announcement but the man with 64.9 million good friends also known as his Instagram followers received the “exclusive” announcement.

Hart announced Tuesday evening by posting an Oscar with the message saying “The day has finally come for me to host the Oscars. I am blown away simply because this has been a goal on my list for a long time….To be able to join the legendary list of host that have graced that stage is unbelievable.”

KevinHart tour media photoThis is not the first time the academy asked Hart to be the host but Hart feels like this is the right time for him to take on this task and mark it off his bucket list.

He thanked his fans for their support and of course his close friends and family but what was so powerful was acknowledging his late mother by saying “I know my mom is smiling from ear to ear right now.”

The 91st Academy Awards will present some 20 plus awards for their artistic and technical merit in the film industry.  You can see the show live on Sunday, February 24, 2019 on ABC.

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The VIPP Report: Film screening will profile a journey of peace and connection

 

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(Louisville, KY) The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) in collaboration with the African American Theatre Program at the University of Louisville and the Black Media Collaborative presents Welcome Home-A Journey Into Afro-Costa Rica as part of their 2017 GriotFilm series on Sunday, February 12th at 3:00 pm at the KCAAH, 1701 West Muhammad Ali Blvd.

Filmmaker Brandon Hill documents his journey to discover peace and connection with the greater African Diaspora.  Hill initially wanted to travel to Costa-Rico to film a wedding but after visiting and experiencing their rich culture, discovering a community of African descendants who had a very rich narrative he decided to document THEIR story which is really HIS story.  It became more of a homecoming for Brandon.  He decided that their story would provide an opportunity to understand the commonalities shared throughout the African Diaspora.

Welcome Home-A Journey Into Afro-Costa Rica will air at 3:00 pm followed by a question and answer session.  There’s a $5.00 suggested donation to view the film and discussion.

For additional information on this event and/or future events being held at KCAAH please call 502-583-4100.

Follow KCAAH on Twitter @kygriot for events and announcements.

Media Inquiries: To setup an interview (via phone or in-person) please contact VIPP Communications at 502-295-0435/583-4100 or my email at info@vippcommuncations.com.

 

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The VIPP Report: Film screening at KCAAH will highlight African descendants and their culture

 

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(Louisville, KY) The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, (KCAAH) in collaboration with the University of Louisville Theatre Program and the Black Media Collaborative, (BMC) presents African Heritage in Columbia:  A film screening and discussion.  It will take place on Sunday, November 20th at KCAAH, 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd.  Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Manuel Francisco Viveros, director and actor for the African Columbian Theater will be present for the screening and discussion.

The film documents the villagers of San Basillo de Palenque, who are descendants of enslaved African rebels, who preserved and maintained the culture of their African forebears in the music, dance and other aspects of their social lives.

We are also happy to announce that John Chenault, lecturer in the Pan African Studies Department at U of L will introduce Viveros and lead the discussion.

November 20th is also known as Black Consciousness Day in Brazil.  It’s also called Zumbi dos Palmares Day.  It’s a symbol of enduring freedom and justice.  We invite you to come out and pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

For additional information on how you can be a part of the Black Media Collaborative, please call 502-583-4100.

The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage is located at 1701 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd, Louisville, KY 40203. Follow KCAAH on Twitter @kygriot for events and announcements.

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IBFFN PRESENTS TN PREMIERE OF HIGHLY-ACCLAIMED FEATURE “BEYOND THE LIGHTS” Director Gina Prince-Bythewood & Actor Nate Parker Lead a Panel Discussion on “Depiction of Black Love in Film”

 

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (October 2014) – The International Black Film Festival of Nashville (IBFFN) announces the continuation of its“2014 Festival Lite” line-up which will showcase the Tennessee  Premiere of Relativity Studios’ critically acclaimed feature film “Beyond the Lights”.

 IBFFN, in collaboration with the historic Fisk University, will present a panel discussion featuring  Writer/Director Gina Prince-Bythewood and Actor Nate Parker on the “Depiction of Black Love in Film” on Wednesday, November 5, at 4:00 pm in Jubilee Hall, Appleton Room on the campus of Fisk University, 1000 17th Avenue North, Nashville, TN.  The panel is open to the public at no charge.

The advanced screening of  “Beyond the Lights” with a Q&A to follow, will then be held at Regal Cinemas Hollywood/100 Oaks, in Nashville TN at 7:30 p.m.  The Q&A Session will be
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Gina Prince-Bythewood, an accomplished writer/director, recently received the distinguished honor of being being invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Her body of work includes the widely-acclaimed feature film “Love & Basketball” starring Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan, the HBO film “Disappearing Acts” starring Sanaa Lathan and Wesley Snipes, and the award winning (2 NAACP Image Awards & 2 People’s Choice Awards) “The Secret Life of Bees” starring Nate Parker, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson & Alicia Keys.  Nate Parker,  a vocal activist, talented actor and producer, is known for roles in Non Stop (2014), The Great Debaters( 2007) and Red Tails (2012).

Beyond the Lights“, starring GuGu Mbatha-Raw (Belle), Nate Parker as (Secret Life of Bees, The Great Debaters)  tells the story of Noni (Mbatha-Raw), the music world’s latest superstar. But not all is what it seems, and the pressures of fame have Noni on the edge – until she meets Kaz Nicole (Parker), a young cop and aspiring politician who’s been assigned to her detail. Drawn to each other, Noni and Kaz fall fast and hard, despite the protests of those around them who urge them to put their career ambitions ahead of their romance. But it is ultimately Kaz’s love that gives Noni the courage to find her own voice and break free to become the artist she was meant to be. The film makes its debut in theaters across the country on November 14, 2014.

All events scheduled for this year will be apart of an abbreviated version of the full festival, appropriately titled “2014 Festival Lite”. With support and direction of the new IBFFN Board of Directors and Advisory Committee, the festival is eager to return to its regularly scheduled format in 2015.

“2014 Festival Lite” will continue to offer unique and engaging programming inclusive of premiere screenings, workshops and networking opportunities throughout the year.

“We are honored to have esteemed writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood share her insight and vision with our Nashville audience.  Gina’s presence at IBFFN represents the achievement of a major milestone for us, as we have always followed her work. We are equally excited for the return of Nate Parker who has been a specical guest of IBFFN at a previous festival. As “Beyond the Lights” has made its rounds to sold out crowds at major film festivals around the globe, we also have heard that the film has already generated some Oscar buzz.  We are also proud to partner with Fisk University, which has a rich history steeped in the arts and film”, said IBFFN Founder Hazel Joyner-Smith.

Over the next few weeks expect updates, highlights and exciting announcements. If you would like to setup an interview, obtain media credentials, synopsis, please contact Sherlene Shanklin at (502) 295-0435. You may also email us at info@ibffnashville.com  or call the festival office at (615) 565-9256. Please visit our website at www.ibffnashville.com for event details. Ticketing information for the screening will be available soon.

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