Black Entertainment : Black Love & Romance in Hollywood (Tyler Perry's 'Why Did I Get Married?')


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Feb 17, 2008
Tyler Perry’s Roger Bobb and other Hollywood insiders discuss Black love and romance on the silver screen

Sweet Auburn International Film Festival is hosting its first 2008 pre-festival event, "Black Love & Romance in Hollywood" on Saturday, February 23rd at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Clips of Tyler Perry's 2007 hit movie "Why Did I Get Married?" will be shown. Roger Bobb, the film’s co-producer, will be on hand for a panel discussion. Mr. Bobb will be joined by actor Michael Beasely, actress and acting coach Karen Ceesay and producer Sharlene Falls. Together, these Hollywood insiders will engage in a candid discussion about Black relationships on the silver screen. Ms. Evelyn Mims of WXIA-11 will moderate the panel. This is a free event.

WHO: Roger Bobb – Producer (Tyler Perry Studios)
Michael Beasley – Actor (“The Great Debaters”, “American Inquisition”, “April Fool’s Day”)
Sharlene Falls – Producer (Bottom of the Net Films)
Karen Ceesay – Actress/Producer (“Chalk Line”)
Evelyn Mims – Producer (WXIA - Atlanta & Company), past president and National Trustee for NATAS and the Daytime Emmys

WHAT: Black Love & Romance in Hollywood, a Sweet Auburn International Film Festival event (sponsored by Sweet Auburn SpringFest)

WHEN: Saturday, February 23, 2008 – 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Auburn Research Library on African American Culture & History
101 Auburn Avenue, Atlanta, GA
Chances are you've seen a Black romance portrayed on the silver screen. On Saturday, February 23, 2008, spend a few hours with us to watching one of the latest Black romance films as we show clips of Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married?” You’ll hear from the industry insiders who make the movies and have the opportunity to share your opinion. Whether you’re a movie lover, filmmaker or actor, “Black Love & Romance in Hollywood” is must-attend event. Seating is limited.


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