Starz Entertainment Group Named the Presenting Sponsor for the 2006 Atlanta HipHop Film Festival

Starz Entertainment Group Named the Presenting Sponsor for the

2006 Atlanta HipHop Film Festival

Starz InBlack to premiere original feature,

“Dead Prez film: “It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop”

Atlanta (PRWEB)— March 28, 2006 – Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG)
has become the Presenting Sponsor of the 2006 Atlanta HipHop Film
Festival (AHFF). As presenting sponsor, SEG’s urban entertainment
channel, Starz InBlack, will present the 2006 screenings, participate
in the entire weekend of events and give AHFF screening attendees an
exclusive sneak preview of the highly anticipated film, “Dead Prez:
It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop.”

The 75-minute film is an original in-house production and will feature a live performance of the band as well as a series of exclusive interviews that capture the vision and progress of a new movement in hiphop culture. It’s an authentic look at a band with an alternative, controversial viewpoint and how they use their music to engage an audience on a wide range of provocative issues including black pride, the power of the black women, and the importance of giving back to your community. The film will feature a never-before-seen live concert, including tracks like “I’m an African”, “Turn off the Radio”, and “Hell Yeah”, plus intimate interviews with Dead Prez members M-1 and

“Dead Prez: It’s Bigger Than Hip Hop” will make its theatrical debut at the 2006 Atlanta HipHop Film Festival Film Screenings, which will be held at the Carter Center on Sunday, April 30, 2006. The film will premiere exclusively on Starz InBlack on June 9th at 10:00 PM EST.

“The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival is very excited to have Starz InBlack as our 2006 Film Screening Sponsor. This partnership demonstrates their understanding of the significant impact that independent filmmakers have on the HipHop culture. Starz InBlack’s involvement will provide additional exposure for talented indie filmmakers, which is what the festival is all about,” says Shameka Gumbs, AHFF’s Founder. “The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival provides Starz Entertainment Group a great venue to connect to a young, engaged urban audience that is passionate about film. By being a part of the festival, we can also introduce some of the new, original programming that has been developed especially for the audience,” says Kelly Bumann, V.P. of Key Initiatives at SEG.

The 2006 Atlanta HipHop Film Festival runs from April 28–30 in Atlanta, GA.

About SEG and Starz InBlack®
Starz Entertainment Group LLC (SEG) is a premium movie service provider operating in the United States. SEG offers 16 movie channels including the flagship Starz® and Encore® brands with approximately 14 million and 25 million subscribers respectively. Starz Entertainment Group airs more than 750 movies per month across its pay TV channels and offers advanced services such as Starz HDTV, Starz On Demand and VongoSM. Starz Entertainment Group is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation,

Starz InBlack® is culturally connected and the source for the biggest, coolest movies and urban entertainment.

About AHFF
HipHop has captured the fascination of young people from New York City’s South Bronx parks in the 70’s to the bullet trains of Tokyo today. These youth can be seen and heard expressing themselves through the language, fashion and music that are HipHop culture. The Atlanta HipHop Film Festival is dedicated to creating an event that encompasses all these elements mentioned bonded by the common thread of social responsibility to ensure positive, beneficial messages are conveyed to HipHop’s invaluable on-screen audience.

The 2nd Annual Atlanta HipHop Film Festival takes place April 27-30, 2006. This year Honorees are: LAURYN HILL, LL COOL J, ICE T and F. GARY GRAY. For more info on the Atlanta HipHop Film Festival, visit –

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