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Saturday, October 28 • 2:45pm - 4:00pm
A Conversation with Robert Townsend

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Writer, director, producer, actor, and comedian Robert Townsend has over 30 years of experience working in film and television. With credits such as Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, In the Hive and Playin’ For Love, Townsend has had a multi-faceted and successful career in front of and behind the camera. Join one of the “Godfathers of the Independent Film World” for a discussion on all things filmmaking.


Moderators
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Barbara Morgan

Executive Director, Austin Film Festival

Panelists
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Robert Townsend

writer/director/actor Hollywood Shuffle, The Five Heartbeats, In The Hive, Playin' For Love
“Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” – the Motown classic is the perfect song to describe Hollywood icon Robert Townsend.  Townsend started out as an extra in movies and has since become a heralded actor, comedian, writer, director, producer, and cable network programming CEO. That’s not so bad for a kid from the west side of Chicago who was raised by a single mom of four children on welfare. Never satisfied with his own success Townsend continues to overcome even greater obstacles and climb even bigger mountains in the entertainment industry. How would one describe Robert Townsend? A talented actor, Hollywood trailblazer, passionate visionary, or just a regular guy seeking to make a difference, these are all phrases that apply to the multitalented... Read More →


Saturday October 28, 2017 2:45pm - 4:00pm
The Driskill Hotel, Ballroom

Attendees (71)