*The Eubie Blake National Jazz Institute & Cultural Center in Baltimore to host the “Imagination Lunchbox / Eubie Blake Filmmaking Workshops for Youth” Saturday, November 23, 2019 and Sunday, November 24, 2019 from 12 noon – 3 p.m. each day.
The workshops will be hosted by Baltimore prodigy multi-award winning actor/filmmaker Anthony Michael Hobbs (www.Anthony-Michael.com). All attendees must RSVP and will share in the film credits of the group short film project.
Hobbs has three multi-award-winning short films of his own – One Nation, Naga Pixie and Agent Hollywood (www.ImaginationLunchbox.com). He is also a multiple award-winning actor, whose credits include a role in the Emmy nominated PBS mini-series “The Abolitionist” where he played a young Frederick Douglas and Dreamworks’ “How to Train Your Dragon” documentary. Hobbs is also a model whose credits include such national advertising campaigns as Finish Line Athletic Wear and United Way. Also a youth motivational speaker he was invited to speak at such events as the Writer Guild of Maryland, the “Uplifting Minds II” entertainment conference and the Joe Gamble Foundation’s Career Scholarship Program.
Anthony Michael is the founder of Imagination Lunchbox. LLC – a production company. His company hosts an annual film fest called the “Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Festival” (ILICFF). The ILICFF is in its third year and it screens and awards short films made by youth from all around the world.
Eubie Blake, name sake of the cultural center where the filmmaking workshops will be held, lived to be 100 years old and is a legend who invented the music genre Ragtime Jazz. A musical genius, Eubie started playing the organ at the age of four. By age 20 he was playing in the first colored club in Baltimore owned by boxing champ Joe Grans. From there he went into filmmaking with three projects to show for it – all now among the Maurice Zouary Film Collection at the Library of Congress. He garnered a Grammy Award nomination for the album release “The 86 Years of Eubie Blake.” He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom at age 98 and eight honorary Doctorate degrees from such universities as Howard, University of Maryland, Rutgers, Dartmouth and Morgan State University. The center is also a museum that houses some of the Eubie Blake Collection. It brings artists together and has a goal to educate youth in the arts, science, technology, engineering and math.
Learn more about Anthony Michael Hobbs at www.Anthony-Michael.com, his production company at www.ImaginationLunchbox.com and the Eubie Blake Cultural Center at www.EubieBlake.org. To RSVP a youth for the “Imagination Lunchbox / Eubie Blake Filmmaking Workshops for Youth” email [email protected] or call 562-424-3836.
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Contact: Eunice Moseley
Long Beach, CA 90807
Off: (562) 424-3836
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