Scott Butler is a man of many talents and holds several interests as he endeavors in professional acting after a major shift from his job as a video games artist in 2009.
Last Friday, I had the opportunity to attend a special advanced screening of Sony’s The Woman King hosted by Black Girls Rock!. The Woman King directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood (Love and Basketball) and starring Viola Davis, John Boyega, Lashana Lynch, Sheila Atim, Thuso Mbedu, and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, is “the remarkable story of the Agojie, the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey in the 1800s with skills and a fierceness, unlike anything the world has ever seen. Inspired by true events, The Woman King follows the emotionally epic journey of General Nanisca (Oscar®-winner Viola Davis) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life.”
When guests arrived at the screening, which took place at the AMC Theatres on 34th Street, they were checked in and given special wristbands brandishing the hashtag #IAmAWomanKing. We were then guided upstairs to a lounge area. The lounge area had a photo booth station, operated by two photographers, that helped guests show off their best warrior poses. Once the cameras flashed, the photos were printed, and we were sent on our way to enjoy the rest of the lounge area. Around the photo booth, were some stills of the screen. One of General Nanisca (Davis) and King Ghezo (Boyega) overlooking their village, one of Izogie (Lynch) staring off into the distance, and another of the Agojie walking into battle, led by General Nanisca.
Guests of the Black Girls Rock! screening were also treated to an array of delicious appetizers, free popcorn and soda, and free drinks. You could enjoy all of these while mingling with the lovely and friendly cater waiters and other guests of the screening. On our way into the theatre, we were treated to a red-carpet experience where photographers were at the ready to take pictures of us posing with the backdrop of the film’s poster. There was a short introduction from Black Girls Rock! Founder Beverly Bond and a guest speaker helped set the tone for what I found to be an enjoyable film.
The Woman King premieres in theatres September 16th.
The celebration included a Q&A with the cast and minds behind the series Jean Elie and Mike Gauyo.
Prior to the premiere of AMC’s latest drama, a dinner was held with an appearance by series lead Courtney B. Vance.
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Cinema’s favorite monsters face-off for the first time in decades, but suffers from a fatal flaw.
In today’s arguably ‘politically correct’ dialogue, panelists from AMC Network’s most popular programmings dismiss the confines of what one can and cannot say in Hollywood during an era led by the #MeToo movement and inclusive diversity at the second annual AMC Network Summit held in New York City’s Lower East Side.
Panelists Including Sandra Oh And Melissa McBride Talk Diversity And #MeToo At The AMC Networks Summit
AMC Networks shed light on a new chapter for Hollywood, one filled with diversity and female empowerment in the era of #MeToo, at its second annual summit held in New York City’s Lower East Side.
AMC networks first summit was dedicated to explaining and appreciating fandom, empowering and recognizing the kick-ass women on and off screen in AMC series, discussing the process and development of turning a book into a pilot, and insight on the creation of the network’s series; Better Call Saul. After breakfast, the event was divided into four sections, three of which featured different panelists, who aimed to speak on the realities of their crafts and participate in a Q&A with the audience.
AMC’s “Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead” Brought Stars from Both Shows for a Crossover Event
Mild spoilers ahead for The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.
The Walking Dead’s Seth Gilliam and Josh McDermitt, alongside Fear the Walking Dead’s Kim Dickens and Colman Domingo discussed their characters and more during the ‘Survival Sunday’ exclusive fan screening at AMC this weekend.