By Maurice Henderson
The President of the Columbia School of Broadcasting, Kevin Williams returned to Philly to announce and kick-off the “Nu Hollywood” pilot in the city as a part of the “Dreams2Destiny” Series.
This event was held on Tuesday, July 11th at the historical Paul Robeson House Museum (4951 Walnut Street). The event was hosted by Dr. Maurice Henderson, and Mr. Williams was introduced by Leonard Young, founder of the NBG Network (which includes Afrophilly.com). The event also featured and introduced some of the leading figures locally/nationally, who are pioneers and emergent forerunners of radio, television, film, social media, the global creative economy and other strands of visual literacy and scripting for serial rights optioned publishing.
Kevin Williams was originally introduced to the Philly area by current Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, State Senator Anthony Williams, former PA Secretary of Secretary of State C. Dolores Tucker, national and local Communities in Schools Executive Board members. He has also received New Jersey Education Association funding for staff training, curriculum development and film documentary production. His book “Hood to the Hill” has become a bestselling literary signification, film documentary produced by Emmy Award winners, television pilot series supported by Magic Johnson and Radio/TV One.
Lois Moses will unveil the Paul Robeson medallion and it will be bestowed to recipients by Christopher Coleman, a most recent graduate of the Penn/Netter Center for Community Partnership’s Non-Profit Institute. Penn Young Genius Award Recipient and Millennial Leader Nazir Alston will reflect upon the Phenomenology support offered to him by Council members Kenyatta Johnson, David Oh, State Representative Jordan Harris, Louis Massiah, founder of Scribe Video and MacArthur Genius Award winner, Roz Fulton of Direction and Exposure, Larry Smallwood of the International Motion Pictures Association and subsequent featuring by the Philadelphia Film Office. Specific highlights will engage how Philly’s prolific talent, skills and abilities have been transformed as serial rights options, franchise/brand marketing, intellectual distributive properties (patents, copyrights and licensing).
This occasion highlighted the significance that Philly’s most celebrated influential personalities have served as change agents in promoting Black Theater, Artivism and the trajectory for the Black Arts Movements
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