Have you notice the images that are now being portrayed in the media? With shows like Love and Hip Hop and Basketball Wives, you can see that blacks are seen as being ignorant, uneducated and violent. Some argue that its pure entertainment, but the reality is that it is affecting our culture in a negative way. Especially our youth. So today on Too Much Truth, Derrick spoke to Marie Robinson, who is the CEO of Joshua Films, and Avery O. Williams, who is a Writer-Director of Cinema, Television & Emerging Media Studies at Morehouse College. They have an event coming up this Saturday, July 19th, titled “Over-Exposed: Countering Negative Images of Black People in Media thru the Power of Creative Expression”. The event starts at 9 a.m. until Noon at Gordon Biersch Buckhead.
The purpose of the event is to have a panel discussion that focuses on exploring and countering the negative images of Black people in American media. The panel will feature producers and academicians including Shandra McDonald, CEO of Kiss the Limit Productions; Michael Campbell, President/CEO or Atlanta-based Black on Purpose TV and Brad James, actor/director. Operations Manager/News Director, Jean Ross will serve as moderator for this event.
Atlanta-based writers will also have the opportunity to participate in a search for fresh stories for films to be produced in collaboration with Joshua Dream Films.
If this is something that you or a friend would be interested in attending, log on to http://www.joshuadreamfilms.com or call 678-938-6535. Registration is $25 and includes a continental breakfast.