LA’s Micheaux Film Fest To Open With World Premiere Of Stephan James Pic ‘Delia’s Gone’; Panels With Charlie Hunnam, AMPAS, Macro, Fremantle & Paramount
“LA’s growing Micheaux Film Festival is to open with the Stephan James feature Delia’s Gone and will feature panels with Charlie Hunnam, AMPAS, Macro, Fremantle and Paramount. Scroll down for the lineup in full.
The fourth edition of the festival, which has a focus on BIPOC creators, will begin July 11th and run through July 17th at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live in Downtown L.A. The event will close with Ryan Stevens Harris’s Moon Garden.
In Delia’s Gone, starring James, Marisa Tomei, Travis Fimmel, Paul Walter Hauser and Genelle Williams, when a Black man with an intellectual disability is accused of his sister’s murder, he embarks on a journey to clear his name and find out who is responsible.
Throughout the week, panels will include a one-on-one career-spotlight conversation with Sons of Anarchy and Rebel Moon star Charlie Hunnam hosted by Jenelle Riley; a dialogue with The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, titled, The Academy 365, which will focus on membership eligibility, perks of membership, and how the voting process works; an Oprah Winfrey Network in-depth discussion on the success of the Love & Marriage franchise with creator and executive producer, Carlos King, along with Melody Holt, Tambra Cherie and Marie Hamilton-Abston.
Other panels will include ‘The Breaking in Again…Transitioning from Unscripted to Scripted (& Vice Versa)’ which will explore how to make a smooth transition from unscripted TV to scripted TV, featuring Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs at Fremantle US, Kimberlina McKinney; and sessions with TV/film editor Stephanie Filo; Macro TV Vice President, Ahmadou Seck; Paramount Global Unscripted Entertainment Franchises SVP Ben Hurvitz; Carolina Groppa – Executive in Charge of Production, ColorCreative; and moderator Carlton Jordan.
The lineup will also include Birdwatching, starring Amanda Seyfried; #BTSD featuring actress Tracie Thoms; Dot starring Mindy Sterling; and Artistic with NFL star Marshawn Lynch.
Also at the festival, Panavision will be awarding $90K to the best feature film and best short film project.”