Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Richard Dreyfuss Attend “Shots Fired” Screenings in NY & DC

By Staff: Izzytalk Media  


Hundreds pack theaters to preview the new series from creators 

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood

“Shots Fired” Premieres March 22 at 8/7c on Fired

In New York last night at the Paley Center: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Nicole Paultre Bell, Sanaa Lathan and 

Reggie Rock Bythewewood

April Ryan, Reggie Bythewood, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Liam Dance and Richard Dreyfuss at the advanced screening of “Shots Fired” at the Newseum in Washington D.C. on March 

ATLANTA, GA) – March 10, 2017 – Last night, FOX hosted its New York screening for the much-anticipated new series “Shots Fired” at the Paley Center for Media. Creators/executive producers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Bythewood attended along with cast members Sanaa LathanStephan JamesMack WildsRichard Dreyfuss and Jill Hennessy

Attendees enjoyed a pre-reception followed by a screening of the premiere episode and a Q&A moderated by Associated Press editor Nekesa MoodySpecial guests included activist Nicole Paultre Bell (fiancee of Sean Bell), fashion icon Bethann Hardison, actor Rotimi (“POWER”), NY City Councilman Jumaane Williams, actor J. Alphonse Nicholson (“Shots Fired”) and model Ebonee Davis.

Earlier in the week FOX continued its promotional tour for the new series “Shots Fired” with a screening in Washington, D.C. Over 500 locals flocked to the Newseum to preview the highly-anticipated show created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. Cast members in attendance were Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Richard Dreyfuss along with creator/executive producer Reggie Bythewood.

Special guests included White House Correspondent for AURN (and Q&A moderator for the evening) April Ryan, political strategist Angela Rye, former Bernie Sanders spokeswoman Symone Sanders, tv political analyst Jamal Simmons, retired NFL athlete Clinton Portis, singers Dante Jordan and David Chance from the R&B group Ruff Endz, singer/songwriter Wes Felton, journalist/tv host Jawn Murrayradio host and tv commentator Mo Ivory, attorney/tv personality Kendell Renee Kelly and more.

FOX 5 DC reporter Tisha Lewis welcomed the audience followed by remarks from Tony Dixon, president of the DC chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)After the screening, April Ryan brought the cast to the stage for a lively discussion on the origins of “Shots Fired,” what audiences will take away from it and the process of filming.

#ShotsFired 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.

The series 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 using hashtag #ShotsFired


Reggie Bythewood, Gina Bythewood, Stephan James, Jill Hennessy, Sanaa Lathan and Mack Wilds

(l) Sanaa Lathan (r) Mack Wilds

(l) Jill Hennessy (r) Stephan James

Gina Bythewood, Nicole Paultre Bell, Sanaa Lathan and Reggie Bythewood

Jill Hennessy and Family

Reggie Bythewood and Gina Bythewood

(l) J. Alphonse Nicholson from “Shots Fired” (r) Rotimi

(l) model Ebonee Davis (r) Gene Noble


(l) Laura Harper Paultre (r) Tweezy, musician on “Shots Fired” soundtrack

(l) Princess O’Garro from “Money & Violence” (r) Nicole Paultre Bell

A packed house in New York

Nekesa Moody moderator

Panel Q&A

Mack Wilds welcomes the audience

Stephan James

Nicole Bell asks a question during the Q&A


The ‘Shots Fired’ set-up at the Newseum in D.C.

April Ryan, Reggie Bythewood, Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Liam Dance, Richard Dreyfuss

(l) Mack Wilds (r) Sanaa Lathan

(l) Reggie Bythewood (r) Stephan James

(l) Wes Felton (r) Richard Dreyfuss 

(l) Angela Rye, April Ryan and Reggie Bythewood (r) Clinton Portis and Thomasina Perkins-Washington

Guests were treated like royalty upon entry

Wine service with a smile

(l) Jawn Murray (r) David Chance of R&B duo Ruff Endz

(l) Miss DC USA Kara McCullough (r) Tisha Lewis of Fox 5 D.C.

(l) Edgar Brookins, Jacquie Gales Webb and Guest (r) Jessica Wilson, Stephan James and Alison Daulerio


Mack Wilds chats with Fox 5 News


Sanaa Lathan speaks with reporters

Reggie Bythewood talks to press on the red carpet

Tony Dixon makes remarks on behalf of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE)

Stephan James, Mack Wilds, Liam Dance and Richard Dreyfuss listen to an audience question

Stephan James and Sanaa Lathan pose with fans

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