“ON NATIVE GROUND TO COVER THE ACADEMY AWARD VIEWING PARTY AT THE ROBEY THEATRE”

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“THE AFRICAN AMERICAN DIASPORA THROUGH THE EYES OF THE ROBEY THEATRE COMPANY, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AND ON NATIVE GROUND”

“ROBEY THEATRE COMPANY IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE AFRICAN AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION AND ON NATIVE GROUND, ANNOUNCES FUNDRAISER TO BE HELD ON FEBRUARY 24, 2013”

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“ON NATIVE GROUND TO COVER THE ACADEMY AWARD VIEWING PARTY AT THE ROBEY THEATRE”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELASE

February 14, 2013

MEDIA CONTACT:

Anecita Agustinez 408-429-5629

onnativeground@gmail.com

Los Angeles, CA – The Robey Theatre Company and the African American Film Critics Association and Friends proudly announce their invitation to their inaugural “Academy Award Viewing Party Fundraiser” on Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Los Angeles Center Studios, 450 South Bixel, Los Angeles, California 90017.  The red carpet event starts at 2:00 p.m. followed by cocktails and hor d’oeuvres. The Oscar Show viewing begins at 5:00 p.m.

        The Robey Theatre Company was founded in 1994 by Danny Glover and Ben Guillory. Its name is taken from the pioneering Black actor and activist, Paul Robeson.  Robey’s mission is to explore and develop relevant, provocative and innovative new plays written about the Black American experience, as well as to reinterpret established works.

        The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) actively reviews cinema at large with a particular emphasis on films, which include the Black experience.  The organization creates a platform for movies with universal appeal to the African-American community, while highlighting films produced, written, directed and starring persons from the African Diaspora.  AAFCA members are also involved in advocacy work that includes programming for students interested in film criticism and journalism.

        On Native Ground is a film and media group that provides programming and media content to the First Nations Experience channel (FNX.org), Indian Country Today Media Network (ICTMN), Vision Maker Media (formerly known as Native American Public Telecommunications (NAPT)), among other national media outlets, including the World Indigenous Television Broadcast Network and otherprestigious partners. They produce a monthly entertainment program that focuses on news, issues and events from throughout the community and are proud to support the diverse AfricanAmerican Diaspora that includes our Native American heritage. Their entertainment series captures a demographic of youth through elders, and reaches past all cultural and ethnic barriers, by highlighting positive role models and current and historical events that are uniquely Native American.

        On Native Ground has the important distinction of being a tribally chartered non-profit film and media group through the Hoopa Tribe. In operation since 2006, the company is led by Filmmaker and Executive Producer Jack Kohler and Executive Producer Anecita Agustinez. The company is well known throughout Indian Country as an incubator for talent development and programming in tribal communities.  It has developed a successful mentorship program for its youth programming, radio programming, commercials, award winning documentaries and feature films.

        The Robey Theatre and the African-American Film Critics Association welcome the participation of On Native Ground as a mediasponsor of our event.

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT:

www.robeytheatrecompany.com,  www.aafca.comwww.onnativeground.org

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