Digital Arts and Entertainment Showcase

12/02/2011

Digital Arts & Entertainment Showcase

Attend the red-carpet premiere of AIU Atlanta student “shorts.”

Friday, December 2, 2011
Red Carpet:
2:30 pm
Speakers & Screenings: 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Location:
LeFont Sandy Springs Theater
5920 Roswell Road, Bldg 103C
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

RSVP: digitalartsshowcase2011@gmail.com

Keynote Speakers:

Jasmine Guy - Keynote Speaker Jasmine Guy - dancer, actor, singer, director and writer - performs in many mediums.  Her stage work includes Broadway productions of The Wiz, Leader of the Pack, Grease and Chicago, starring as Velma Kelly.  For television, she created the iconic southern belle Whitley Gilbert on the Cosby Show spinoff A Different World, for which she won six consecutive NAACP Image Awards and numerous other honors.  Other TV credits include Queen, the mini-series with Halle Berry; Anne Rice's Feast of All Saints; America's Dream, with Wesley Snipes; Touched By an Angel; Fame; NYPD Blue; Melrose Place; Drop Dead Diva; Vampire Diaries, and Showtime's Dead Like Me.  Her film credits include Spike Lee's School Daze, Eddie Murphy's Harlem Nights, and the indie films Klash, Diamond Men, Guinevere and The Heart Specialist.

As a director and choreographer for the stage, Jasmine's credits include productions of for colored girls, with Nicole Ari Parker and Robin Givens; The Bluest Eye, at Spelman College; I Dream, the world-premiere musical/opera about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr.; Brownie Points, at Theatrical Outfit, and The Colored Museum, for Kelly Leon's True Colors Theatre Company.  Jasmine has written the book Evolution of a Revolutionary (Atria Books) about the life and journey of Afeni Shakur, and she released her debut album (Warner Bros. Records) in 1990.  She is currently Producing Director of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company in Atlanta, where she resides with her daughter.

Kim Fields - Keynote Speaker

Kim Fields of The Facts of Life and Living Single

Her staying power as a fan favorite and industry staple solidifies that Kim has what it takes to, not only reign as one of America's top actresses, but filmmaker and successful director/producer as well.

Known worldwide as an actress, starring in two long running series, Facts of Life and Living Single; both currently in worldwide syndication, she is also an award-winning director. For the past year and a half, with nearly 100 episodes under her belt, Kim has been the lead director this season for Tyler Perry's Meet the Brown's and House of Payne. Later this winter she will take on the while role as Supervising Producer and Director for an upcoming Tyler Perry comedy. Considered one of BET networks premier directors/producer Kim recently directed BET flagship scripted series, Let's Stay Together. Additionally, she spent 5 years directing/producing the networks specials, events and documentaries.

Furthermore, she has received high esteem for her directing and producing of the documentary, Discovering Monk and Trane: One Night at Carnegie Hall. As well, she has written, executive produced and directed the networks first original mini-series A Royal Birthday. A dedicated jazz fan, she's produced and directed a documentary profile of jazz saxophonist Najee, entitled, Najee: Sax in South Africa.

Kim has also garnered global recognition as a poet and spoken word artist with her smooth Jazz/Spoken Word CD, Smooth is Spoken Here and appearances in several noteworthy music festivals, HBO's Def Poetry and Soul Train.

As an acclaimed actress, Kim has accumulated numerous starring and guest starring roles, theater productions and TV movies including BET's Hidden Blessings. Independent feature film credits include An Uninvited Guest with Mekhi Pheifer and the romantic comedy Me & Mrs. Jones.

Throughout her career, Kim has received cover and feature stories in the top magazines and newspapers. Her recent marriage to Christopher Morgan and the birth of their son Sabastian made news around the world. The new family received major coverage in People, JET AP Entertainment Tonight exclusives and the internet.

Kim is also a noted and highly sought after keynote speaker, and remains in demand to share her knowledge about women's issues, filmmaking, faith & family.