*Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, artist manager of a multi-award winning actor/filmmaker, to speak on the entertainment industry panel at the 21st annual Los Angeles “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference to be held on Saturday, November 7, 2020 from 1-3pmPT via Zoom Video Conferencing. Dr. Hobbs has successfully managed the career of her prodigy son, Anthony Michael Hobbs, from the age of four garnering him a role in projects for such heavy-weights as PBS and Dreamworks to the age of 15 as a multi-award winning filmmaker and founder of a very popular international film festival.
A prodigy child herself as a model/actress from a very young age to her early 20s, Dr. Moseley-Hobbs credits included runway work for Paul Mitchell Products, fashion show producer Glynn Jackson, and the Bay Lady Cruise’s Extravaganza. She acquired small roles for Pepsi-Cola (commercial), Macy Grey and Common (music video) and Ruff Endz (music video). She was crowned Miss Fitness at the Miss Teen USA pageant and did print work for John Casablanca Productions and Money Magazine (Urban Youth Edition, 1996).
Those experiences enabled her to manage the career of her son very successfully acquiring him acting and modeling assignments, some of which are still being use today, that include Comcast Xfinity, Sprout Network, United Way and Claritin Kids Allergy. He has done voice-over work for VTech Toys and TBWA World Wide – the largest advertising holding company in the world. He went on to appear in a national classroom tutorial by KinderRhyme that was shown in 2600 schools. His acting roles include a co-starring role in a Dreamworks project and a PBS mini-series which received an Emmy Award that took them both to the 65th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. His print work include national campaigns for Finish Line Athletics, Villa Sportswear, Charles River Apparels and USDA’s Healthy Kids campaign. As she did, she made sure her son Anthony gave back to the community volunteering his time at national events such as the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference to help inspire young artists and local events such the Joel Gamble’s Career Scholars Program. She went on to help him write, produce, direct and star in his own short films through his own company Imagination Lunchbox, LLC. He wrote, produced, directed and starred in One Nation and Naga Pixie, which garnered over 10 awards each nation wide. His company also co-produced a short called Agent Hollywood for his coach. By the age of 11 he decided to create his own community event to screen and award young filmmakers like himself, to fill a need he saw while screening his own films across the country. Working on its 4th year in 2021 the “Imagination Lunchbox International Children’s Film Fest’ has screened films made by youth from all over the world, which include the U.S., Hungary, Australia, India, Taiwan, Japan, and the United Kingdom. Last year his company partnered with the Eubie Blake Center for him to host an annul filmmaking workshop for youth. The first short film made by the workshop was screened at his 2020 ILICFF event.
On Saturday November 7th between 1-3pmPT you will get a chance to talk to Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs during the “Uplifting Minds II” Entertainment Conference’s “Industry Panel QandA Session.” The conference also offers a “Professional Talent Showcase,” just before the “National Talent Competition” ends the conference where a singer, songwriter, dancer or actor will be awarded the “ULMII Best Artist Award” and over $15,000 valued in prizes.
To perform in the talent competition log onto www.UpliftingMinds2.com and register (mention this news release and get all registration fees waived). To gain access to the Zoom Video Conferencing Saturday November 7th email [email protected].
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