Gregory Allen Howard Master Class & Conversation:
Saturday, March 14, 3:00 PM @ Silverspot Cinema

Producing in Florida and Beyond ninth edition in conjunction with CineVisun and the BFMG presents a masterclass and conversation with writer and producer Gregory Allen Howard. Gregory Allen Howard has had a storied career. Moderator Kevin Sharpley speaks with Mr. Howard about his remarkable path in the industry. Mr. Howard will also give advice and techniques based on his past masterclass series, one of which he collaborated with the Miami Film Festival in 2009.

Howard is an award-winning screenwriter, producer, author, playwright, and essayist whose credits include Remember the Titans, Ali and the stage play "Tinseltown Trilogy." Mr. Howard is the first and only African American screenwriter in the history of film to script a $100 million movie. He is a two-time NAACP Image Award Winner, winner of the prestigious Christopher Award and the Howard University Paul Robeson Award for artistic excellence.

Mr. Howard, a Princeton graduate with a degree in American history, began his writing career twenty years ago in television on the TV show 21 Jump Street. After a fitful start, he transitioned into features. Mr. Howard's specialty is true stories. He has taught a master level seminar ("True Story to Screen") as a visiting professor at Howard University and at various film festivals. Mr. Howard also contributed to "Greatest of All Time. A Tribute to Muhammad Ali." His essays include "Rumble In an Urban Jungle" (the introduction), "The Power of Dreams" and "The Ali Kids."

As a writer-producer, Mr. Howard's most recent projects include, Night Witches, the WWII story of the first and only female combat unit in history; Harriet, the Harriet Tubman story, and Misty, the story of American Ballet Theater ballerina, Misty Copeland.

Mr. Howard's hobbies and interests include collecting wine and African art, ballet, opera, travel and blogging on Huffington Post. His groundbreaking HuffPo essay, "The Whitewashing of James Brown," ignited the firestorm that has led to more diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

Moderated by Kevin Sharpley.

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Screen Heat Miami (SHM) is hosted by veteran Miami based producers Kevin Sharpley and JL Martinez and each week covers the latest trends in the film, tv, and entertainment industry, including interviews with global and local industry leaders, all told from a "Miami" point of view.


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