The Urban Action Showcase is a 3-day Independent Action Showcase and Film Festival premiering minority filmmakers specifically in the Action Film Genre. Action is the genre of choice of fans and Studios alike when it comes to Summer Blockbusters, not to mention 9 out of the top 10 highest grossing films to date all have Action at its core! The Danger, Thrill, and Excitement of the Action genre keeps us all at the edge of our seats from the small screen to the big screen and it would seem that the Action genre has it all accept for one very important factor, Diversity. Without equal opportunity and diversity any positive message can be misconstrued. By focusing on the thrill and excitement of the Action genre and recognizing the need for integration the Urban Action Showcase sets itself apart from other film festivals as the only one of its kind!
Celebrity talent attending the 1st Annual Urban Showcase includes:
• Fred “The Hammer“ Williamson (Three the Hard Way, Black Cobra, Starsky and Hutch)
• Pam Grier (Foxy Brown, Jackie Brown, Sheba Baby)
The Urban Action Showcase’s mission is to Recognize, Promote, Facilitate, and Encourage the participation of ethnic minority filmmakers in the Action Film Genre. The UAS endeavors to recognize minority Indie Action filmmakers by honoring excellence in various aspects of Action filmmaking. The UAS will promote minority Action Film making through various media outlets, facilitate distribution and encourage new interest through the building of strong networking communities and key sponsorship participation. The UAS will inevitably inspire minority interest in the art of Action Film making through information, education, networking and development.
• Ron Van Clief “The Black Dragon” (Way of the Black Dragon, Black Dragon’s Revenge)
• Rick Yune (Fast and Furious, Olympus Has Fallen, James Bond Die Another Day)
• Ben Ramsey (Blood and Bone, The Big Hit, Dragon Ball Evolution)
• Kelly Hu (The Scorpion King, X Men 2, Arrow)
• Michael Jai White (Spawn, Undisputed 2, Blood and Bone, Never Back Down 2, Mortal Kombat, Arrow)
Find Tickets to The Urban Action Showcase – HERE
Urban Action Showcase Festival Films
November 8th @ Home Box Office (11a.m. – 4p.m)
UAS Short Film Showdown Films and Action Scenes will be screened.
6pm – 9pm the VIP Welcoming Reception at HBO
November 9th at AMC Theaters Times Square B11a.m.-9 p.m)
Screening of Features, Shorts and The Warner Bro sponsored Jim Kelly Tribute Films Enter The Dragon and Black Belt Jones staring Jim Kelly. Urban Action Showcase Honoree and Festival Awards presentation
6.p.m. – 7p.m. Red Carpet
7p.m. – 9 p.m., Awards Show
Urban Action Expo
November 8th and 9th at the NY Hilton Hotel
Featuring: Celebrity Fan signings, Comic Book Artists, Production Companies, Networks, Actors, Directors, Distributors. Celebrity Panel Discussion, Workshops and Master Classes
– Doors open 10a.m. – 7p.m. On both days.