Chapter & Verse: The Women Behind the Making of Chapter & Verse
Producer: Cheryl Hill (NYWIFT member)
Directed by Jamal Joseph co written by Jamal Joseph and Daniel Beaty.
After serving eight years in prison, reformed gang leader S. Lance Ingram re-enters society and struggles to adapt to a changed Harlem. Living under the tough supervision of a parole officer in a halfway house, he is unable to find a job that will let him use the technological skills he gained in prison. Lance is forced to take a job delivering for a food pantry where he befriends Ms. Maddy (Loretta Devine), a strong and spirited grandmother, and assumes responsibility for her 15-year- old grandson Ty, a promising student who is pulled into a dangerous street gang. When gang members decide to punish Ty for disobeying the “law of the streets,” Lance risks sacrificing his “second chance” at freedom so that Ty can have a “first chance” at a better life.
Date: March 24th, 2017
Time: 7 PM
Location: MIST Harlem, 46 W 116th Street New York, NY 10026
Run Time: 97 Minutes .
Panel discussion with the Producer, Line Producer, Casting Director, Costume Designer, Production Manage, Location Manager, moderated by Duana C. Butler (NYWIFT Program Coordinator)
Ticket purchase includes complimentary popcorn
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Cheryl Hill is the Co-Founder of the Harlem Film Company (HFC), an integrated film and media company. In 2015, HFC produced Chapter & Verse, its first feature, which is scheduled for a theatrical release in 2017. HFC recently produced its first feature documentary Behind the Glass about children of incarcerated parents.
Cheryl has more than 20 years experience in the film and television industry in New York and Los Angeles, and is credited with bringing the Cheetah Girls property to Hollywood. She served as producer on three Disney movies: Cheetah Girls, Cheetah Girls 2 and Cheetah Girls: One World. With Kroyt Brandt Productions, Cheryl produced and directed the critically acclaimed Crucible of the Millennium, an award winning multi-part documentary that aired nationally on PBS. A major award from the National Endowment of the Humanities funded the series.
Cheryl’s career highlights include the position of Creative Executive / Director of Development at The Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood Pictures Division. She was a member of the Hollywood Pictures team which developed 125 films with 20 features produced, among them: Arachnophobia, The Joy Luck Club and Nixon.
Reviews for Chapter & Verse:
NY Times (Critics' Pick)
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Last updated: Mar. 17, 2017