Exception Fest 2023 Speakers Officially Announced – News Block

A cinematic celebration that champions diversity and excellence in Hollywood comes to ATL and features a lineup of exceptionally excellent speakers.

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Exception Fest has announced that esteemed entertainment industry leaders Michelle Sneed, Brett Dismuke and Brenda Gilbert will take the stage at the 2023 conference taking place at The Omni Atlanta Hotel November 17-19.

Exception Fest unites pioneers and visionaries who are shaping the future of Hollywood. A press release reports that the three-day festival will include events ranging from panel discussions to immersive networking opportunities.

Exception Fest co-founders Shakesha Williams and Lakeshia Jackson are especially excited about Exception Fest 20023.

“Exception Fest is a platform where pioneers converge to celebrate the transformative power of diverse storytelling. We are delighted to have Michelle Sneed, Brett Dismuke and Brenda Gilbert share their valuable insights and experiences,” Shakesha Williams, Co-Founder of Exception Fest, said in a statement.

“These industry luminaries embody the spirit of Exception Fest and the change we seek to inspire. Their contributions have paved the way for underrepresented voices to be heard, and we are honored to have them as part of our inaugural event,” adds Lakeisha Jackson, EF Co-Founder.

Meet the Exception Fest Speakers

michelle sneed, A revered veteran of the television and film industry, he joins Exception Fest with an illustrious career spanning more than 17 years.

As the former President of Production and Development at Tyler Perry Studios, Michelle’s unparalleled leadership paved the way for groundbreaking projects, including hit series like “Sistas,” “The Oval” and “Ruthless.” Her visionary work embodies a commitment to diverse storytelling and bringing underrepresented voices to the forefront of the industry. Michelle’s latest venture, A Few Good Women Productions, stands as a beacon of change, providing significant opportunities for creatives both in front of and behind the camera.

brett dismukethe General Manager of ALLBLK and WE TV, brings a wealth of experience and a transformative vision to Exception Fest.

With an impressive career spanning marketing, production, sales and branding, Brett has been instrumental in championing authentic and inclusive content. His keen eye for talent and his strategic leadership have resulted in such huge hits as “A House Divided” and “Double Cross.” Brett’s journey is a testament to the power of diversity to drive the industry forward.

brenda gilbertothe president of BRON Media Corp, has redefined the landscape of film and television production.

Her visionary approach and unwavering commitment to quality have led her to countless accolades, including 38 Academy Award nominations and 34 BAFTA Award nominations. Through BRON Media Corp, Brenda has spearheaded innovative projects that amplify underrepresented voices and challenge social norms. Her work continues to have a profound impact on the industry and beyond.

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