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Gentleman Jack Presents Real to Reel Event in Atlanta

Gentleman Jack is a Tennessee Whiskey brand that is smooth and twice-mellowed. It is crafted with a bold vision, attention to detail, and passion, making it absolutely delicious. This whiskey is a tribute to all the men and women who are dedicated to their craft. 

In collaboration with Codeblack Entertainment, Gentleman Jack is hosting the “Real to Reel” event tour. The tour is showcasing new filmmakers in theaters across the United States. It aims to bring some of the film's most distinct African-American voices into the spotlight. One distinguished African-American filmmaker will have the opportunity to win $10,000 and a VIP trip to Miami Beach from June 13th to 17th. The winner will be able to screen their winning film for some of the biggest names in the business.

Gentleman Jack's Real to Real event featuring Omar Epps

Photo credit: Lourdes Sukari

Gentleman Jack's Real to Real event featuring Omar Epps

Photo credit: Lourdes Sukari

I attended the first stop on the “Real to Reel” screening tour event in Atlanta at The Gathering Spot hosted by Anthony Rose.  It was standing room only and featured a “Friend of Gentleman Jack” –  Omar Epps.  Omar Epps is a highly acclaimed actor who’s starred in classic films such as Juice, Higher Learning, Love and Basketball, as well as the blockbuster television series, House. The multi-talented Epps is also a writer, producer, and entrepreneur. He has been married to his wife, Keisha, for over a decade, and he is a dedicated father to his three children.

Gentleman Jack's Real to Real event featuring Omar Epps
Epps addressed the crowd with his view on the importance of black independent filmmakers and also gave attendees a glimpse into his new book – “From Fatherless to Fatherhood.” In the book, he details how his experiences growing up without a father made him the dedicated father he is to his children today.

Omar Epps also briefed the audience on his movie “Traffik” which is currently in movie theaters where he stars along with actress Paula Patton.

From Fatherless to Fatherhood by Omar Epps

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Traffik Movie Plot:

A 2018 American thriller film directed and written by Deon Taylor. The film stars Paula Patton, Omar Epps, Laz Alonso, Roselyn Sanchez, Luke Goss, William Fichtner, and Missi Pyle, and follows a group of friends who are terrorized by a gang of bikers in a remote countryside home. It was released on April 20, 2018, by Summit Entertainment.

Traffik Movie Trailer:


The Gathering Spot
#DitchTheBand Live was held at The Gathering Spot, a next-generation private membership club in Atlanta.  The club serves as a hub of diverse collaboration, connections and experiences uniquely positioned to build the future of what community looks like.  The club was very impressive and I look forward to returning.  Click HERE to find out membership details.


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