VIPs turn out to preview the new 10-hour event mystery from
Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood
“Shots Fired” Premieres March 22 at 8/7c on FOX
Cast members Josh Chris, DeWanda Wise, Jill Hennessy and Steven Green pictured with creator/executive producer
Reggie Bythewood at the advanced screening of “Shots Fired” at the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta on March 2.
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[Atlanta: Joi Pearson, Chris Mitchell, Michael Walker, Robin Lori]
[Nashville: De’Mond Eason]
(ATLANTA) – March 6, 2017 – On Thursday, FOX, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) and Morgan Stanley hosted an advance screening of the new series “Shots Fired” at Atlanta’s Center For Civil and Human Rights.
Sheryl Gripper (Founder, BWFN), Chris Richardson (Morgan Stanley) and DeWanda Wise (Cast, “Shots Fired”) opened the screening with welcome remarks followed by a Q&A with show creator Reggie Rock Bythewood, DeWanda Wise, Jill Hennessy (Cast, “Shots Fired”) moderated by HGTV personality Egypt Sherrod.
Also in attendance were Da Brat (Rapper, Radio Personality “Ricky Smiley Morning Show”), Joseline Hernandez (Vh1’s “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta”), Crystal Fox (OWN,”Tyler Perry’s The Haves and the Have Nots”) Dionne Farris (Singer/Songwrighter), Gocha Hawkins (WE tv’s “L.A. Hair”), Jasmine Burke (Bounce TV’s “Saints & Sinners”), D. Woods (Recording Artist), Cornbread (Recording Artist), DJ Fadelf, April Parker Jones (OWN, “Tyler Perry’s If Loving You Is Wrong) and many more.
Earlier that week in Nashville, nearly 220 locals packed Belmont University to attend the screening and meet cast members Jill Hennessy and DeWanda Wise. Special guests included singer Taj George (SWV), Eddie George (retired, Tennessee Titans), Gina Miller (EOne), and Phil Thornton (RCA Inspiration), Gabby Jones (EOne). After the screening, 92Q radio host Sean Good moderated a Q&A with DeWanda and Jill.
“Shots Fired” is a 10-part event mystery that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings by law enforcement in a small southern town. With amazing music, and an all-star cast led by Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Helen Hunt, “Shots Fired” will entertain and challenge perspectives.
#ShotsFired premieres March 22 at 8/7c on FOX, prior to the spring return of “Empire” at 9/8c.
Follow the show on social media at @ShotsFiredFOX. http://www.fox.com/shots-fired
Reggie Bythewood, DeWanda Wise, Jill Hennessy and Egypt Sherrod on stage after the Q&A session in Atlanta
Da Brat (right) and Cornbread (left) hit the carpet
Joseline Hernandez (Vh1 “Love & HipHop Atlanta”) and Gocha Hawkins (WE tv “L.A. Hair”)
April Parker Jones (OWN “If Loving You Is Wrong”) and Crystal Fox (OWN “The Haves and the Have Nots”)
D. Woods (Recording Artist) and Shanell (Young Money Recording Artist)
DJ Fadelf and Dawn Halfkenny (Bounce TV “Saints & Sinners”)
Left: Jasmine Burke (Bounce TV “Saints & Sinners”) in Atlanta; Right: Eddie George (Former NFL Player), Taj George (R&B Group SWV) and their son in Nashville
Sean Good (WQQK 92Q) was the moderator for the night in Nashville and DeWanda Wise interviews with Fox 17
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