New York, NY (BlackNews.com) – Outspoken Media Group and Society of Urban Professionals are pleased to announce the CLEVELAND BLACK CINEMA SHOWCASE (April 22nd - 25th 2013) that will commence with a red carpet networking mixer hosted by 93.1 WZAK radio personality Haz Matthews on Monday, April 22, 2013 at Shaker Square Cinemas (13116 Shaker Square, Cleveland, OH 44120).
The CLEVELAND BLACK CINEMA SHOWCASE will provide a film forum that offers exclusive theatrical screenings of highly anticipated movies in Black Hollywood prior to their DVD release. The red carpet networking mixer will offer complementary refreshments as well as the opportunity to interface with leading business professionals and entrepreneurs in the greater Cleveland area. The event will begin at 6pm followed by the premiere of the new film Act Like You Love Mestarring Essence Atkins, Christian Keyes, Lynn Whitfield, Shari Headley, Glynn Turman, and Denyce Lawton at 7:30pm. Entertainment One will release the film on DVD in 2013.
The CLEVELAND BLACK CINEMA SHOWCASE will feature other exciting new films such as Apartment 4E starring Nicole Beharie and Christopher Domig. One Village Entertainment will release the film on DVD, as well as across digital platforms in 2013. "One Village is pleased to have Apartment 4E in our line up," said Brett Dismuke, Sr. Vice President of Acquisitions for RLJ Entertainment (parent company of One Village). "Nicole Beharie’s performance in this film is one of the best I’ve seen - truly a must see!" (Watch the trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbbJkuX4xZo).
The faith-based drama 23rd Psalm: Redemption starring Tatyana Ali, Clifton Powell, and Leslie Mills will also make its Cleveland, Ohio theatrical debut at this showcase. Entertainment One will release the film on DVD in 2013. (Watch the trailer at www.youtube.com/watch?v=suHE9Pl71vo).
This showcase will provide a platform for quality films that are relevant to the African American community. Outspoken Media Group and Society of Urban Professionals are both committed to playing an integral role in the black filmmaking community as well as bringing enhanced entertainment experiences to multicultural consumers. The CLEVELAND BLACK CINEMA SHOWCASE will bring an exciting Hollywood experience to the Midwest like never before.
About Outspoken Media Group:
Outspoken Media Group is a New York City based full-service entertainment and marketing company. Outspoken Media Group specializes in film distribution, film finance, and consulting. The company also provides marketing, publicity, digital strategy, and creative services that produce successful branding and marketing initiatives for entertainment and corporate brands.
About Society of Urban Professionals:
Society of Urban Professional Inc. (SOUP) offers premier networking events where professionals in Northeast Ohio can socialize, connect, and enrich their lives both personally and professionally. The SOUP network provides access to a local community of professionals, entrepreneurs, and community leaders (most between the ages of 25 and 50).
Terry L. Cyrus