#1| CINEMATIQ Talk: Attika J. Torrence "The Working Actor w/Malik Yoba Monologue"





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Published on Jun 21, 2013

Exclusive Interview with Attika J. Torrence, founder of IFNY
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Attika J. Torrence discusses with Angel Brown, CINEMATIQ Magazine founder, the humble beginnings of Independent Film New York (IFNY) and the collaboration with Malik Yoba to produce "The Working Actor Monologue" competition. This year competition is sponsored by NBCUniversal. Follow http://www.twitter.com/CINEMATIQmag | http://www.CINEMATIQmag.com for complete coverage

Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
1 University Plaza Brooklyn, NY 11201

Thursday, June 27, 2013
Complimentary Cocktail Reception 6:15pm - 7:15pm
Showtime is 7:30pm SHARP
For tickets please go to http://www.kumbletheater.org

The esteemed judges are:

S. Epatha Merkerson
Ms. Merkerson has won critical acclaim for her work in theater, television and film. She is best known for her portrayal of Lieutenant Anita Van Buren on NBC's LAW and ORDER (2006, 2010, 2011 Image Award). Her credits include the HBO film LACKAWANNA BLUES (Emmy, Golden Globe, SAG, Gracie Allen, 2006 Image Award and an IFP Spirit Award nomination).

Other film credits include; Lincoln, Black Snake Moan, Terminator II: Judgment Day and several others....

Cassandra Freeman
Actress and comedian Cassandra Freeman, best known for her starring roles as Denzel Washington's love interest in Spike Lee's Inside Man and in Chris Rock's I think I Love My Wife, she also was in the 2011 Audience Award Sundance Film Festival winning movie Kinyarwanda, she has also performed Off Broadway in August Wilson's Seven Guitars directed by Ruben Santiago--Hudson the creator of the HBO movie hit Lackawanna Blues, and performed in the world wide phenomenal play "Vagina Monologues" along side Jane Fonda and Rosie Perez.

Ms. Freeman has appeared in several TV shows including Shark, Numbers, The Good Wife and her reoccurring role in Queen Latifah's hit VH1 show Single Ladies.

Jandiz Estrada
Former theater director & playwright, has been casting out of New York & LA for the past 12yrs. Before joining NBC's primetime casting department, she worked with networks including HBO, AMC, ABC, CBS, Starz, SpikeTV, & MTV as well as films with feature studios including Paramount, Universal, New Line Cinema, Working Title, Warner Brothers, Screen Gems, and Disney.

Jandiz was recently voted BackStage Magazine's Actor's Choice Award for AUDITION COACH OF THE YEAR. She is a proud member of CSA, and the casting directors union and several non-profit theater organizations.

This year IFNY will also recognize the works and the commitment of artists in our community with their first ever IFNY RISING STAR AWARD

Recipients for this award are:

Michael BoogieVision Pinckney - Filmmaker

Robbie Morgan - Actor

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