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Independent award-winning filmmaker and celebrated author, Alison Mills Newman is gaining support from the faith-based community for her film ‘The Tree Widow.’ She’s in Atlanta, Georgia Saturday, December 5, 2015. Pastor Rodney K. Turner is hosting a screening of the film at 10:00 am followed by an engaging Q&A with Newman at 2:00 pm. It happens at Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 815 Lynhurst Dr., SW, 30311. Newman is known for her work in the popular landmark TV show JULIA featuring Diahann Carroll. (end)
Nobel Prize author, Toni Morrison (Bluest Eyes, Beloved) says, “Alison, is a gifted storyteller who writes with beauty, power and purity.” Morrison shares this wonderful statement about Alison’s debut book, a remarkable passionate literary work called ‘Francisco.’
Best known for her ground-breaking role in the NBC TV series JULIA featuring Diahann Carroll, Alison played Carol Derring the spunky hip babysitter for Carroll’s character, Julia. Credited as the first TV series to cast an African American female in a lead role, JULIA received an Emmy nomination in its first year on air.
As an independent filmmaker, Alison wrote and directed her first film VIRGIN AGAIN with her late husband, Francisco Newman which proved to be another success. Edward R. Pressman, producer of Academy Award-winning film, WALLSTREET said, “VIRGIN AGAIN is obviously a bold piece of filmmaking.”
Later, Alison would move forward to write, direct and produce her latest film THE TREE WIDOW, winner of…
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