New York, NY (January 9, 2019): ACE Pictures Entertainment and Bronwyn Cornelius Productions new film, Clemency, a powerful and poignant female-driven drama, is honored to be selected as a Creative Coalition 2019 Spotlight Initiative Film.
Robin Bronk, CEO of The Creative Coalition, said, “The Creative Coalition is delighted to name Clemency with the distinctive honor of kicking off the 2019 slate of Spotlight Initiative selections. This is truly a film that brings a resounding message to our citizenry which cannot be ignored, and which The Creative Coalition is proud to amplify.”
“What a wonderful boost from The Creative Coalition that Clemency has been selected as a Spotlight Film for 2019,” enthused actor Alfre Woodard. “Our film is a great fit with The Creative Coalition, whose daily mission is advocating for the arts and their transformative effect on our society. Thanks to The Creative Coalition, the Spotlight Initiative’s recognition will aid in encouraging an overdue conversation.”
The Creative Coalition’s Spotlight Initiative champions the art and craft of independent filmmaking. By bringing in influencers from the business, entertainment, arts, and policy arenas to support Spotlight Initiative films, The Creative Coalition is able to promote socially relevant, independent filmmaking.
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams (Alfre Woodard). As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to the man she is sanctioned to kill. Clemency stars Alfre Woodard, Aldis Hodge, Richard Schiff and Wendell Pierce, and is written and directed by Chinonye Chukwu, who was motivated to tell this story after Troy Davis was executed in a Georgia State prison in 2011. The film is produced by Bronwyn Cornelius, Julian Cautherley, and Peter Wong and Timur Bekbosunov of ACE Pictures Entertainment.
About The Creative Coalition and the Spotlight Initiative:
The Creative Coalition (www.thecreativecoalition.org) is the premier nonprofit, 501(c)(3) nonpartisan charity of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating, mobilizing, and activating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition uses the power and platform of the arts and entertainment communities in award-winning public service and advocacy campaigns. Actor Tim Daly serves as the organization’s president. The Spotlight Initiative was launched by The Creative Coalition to support independent films with messages that make a positive difference in the world.
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