Def Filmmaker Screenings Kick Off In May

Russell Simmons and Stan Lathan’s Simmons Lathan

Media Group (SLMG) announced the details of the "Russell Simmons Presents:

Def Filmmakers Screening Series."

The series is sponsored by Motorola and

and will showcase a new urban film every other month at theaters and venues

in major cities across the United States.

The first film will be "F.E.D.S.," the

debut film from new Def Filmmaker Kwame Amoaku and will be screened at the Skirball

Center on the New York University campus on May 3.

"The ‘Russell Simmons Presents Def Filmmakers

Screening Series’ continues

the Simmons-Lathan tradition of bringing quality live events to an

urban/hip-hop audience," said Will Griffin, President and COO of SLMG.


creating a venue for talented urban filmmakers to showcase their original

work, SLMG furthers its commitment to developing the next generation of urban

filmmakers, and building the urban film market nationally."

Dates, city and venue are located below:

Venue: Skirball Center (NYU)

Location: New York, NY

Date: Monday, May 3, 2004

Venue: Lincoln Center Theater

Location: Washington, DC

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2004

Venue: Independence Seaport Museum (Concert


Location: Philadelphia, PA

Date: Wednesday, May 5, 2004

Venue: Museum of African American History

Location: Detroit, MI

Date: Saturday, May 8, 2004

Venue: Art Institute (Rubloff Theater)

Location: Chicago, IL

Date: Monday, May 10, 2004

Venue: Rialto Theatre (GSU)

Location: Atlanta, GA

Date: Tuesday, May 11, 2004

Venue: Wortham Center (Cullen Theater)

Location: Houston, TX

Date: Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Venue: Palace of Fine Arts Theater

Location: San Francisco, CA

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2004

Venue: Motion Picture Academy of Arts &


Location: Los Angeles, CA

Date: Friday, May 14, 2004

Venue: Jackie Gleason Theater

Location: Miami, FL

Date: Wednesday, May 19, 2004

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