Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Today marked the opening night of the 2015 Urbanworld Film Festival for which we have been fortunate to cover the last two years.  The opening night film sponsored by BET and HBO was Muhammad Ali: The People's Champ which also showed on BET tonight.  The red carpet featured many filmmakers not only from the night's premiere but also the other quality films featured over the next four days.  Walking the red carpet included undefeated WBO junior welterweight champion Terence Crawford, actor Gbenga Akinnagbe, actor/singer T.I., actor/singer Tyrese Gibson and more.

Unfortunately the premiere was overbooked and I was not able to watch the film.  As well because of time constraints I did not get to interview Tyrese Gibson who is the ambassador for this year's film festival as well T.I. both of whom were interviewed for the Muhammad Ali film.  For more info on the remaining films in the festival, please visit:

Check back tomorrow for our videos with Gbenga Akinnagbe and Jaleel White on their thoughts on Muhammad Ali!

(Written by Stephen M., Photos by Wai Y. & Stephen M.)

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