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The 8th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF), has announced programming for its 2013 schedule. Highlights for this year’s festival will include a mix of interactive workshops and informative panel discussions conducted by prominent industry professionals. The festival will also produce a special Opening Night concert featuring notable names from Hip Hop past and present. PVIFF will be held August 23 – 25th at the Sheraton Hotel located in downtown Atlanta.

“We are excited to once again present another great weekend for creative talent in the southeast,” says the festival’s CEO, Len Gibson. “Our festival this year will feature multi-tier offerings that will cover virtually every area of entertainment from film to music, to new media and more. We are looking forward to producing our first concert, which brings an added-dimension to our festival.  Proceeds from the concert will benefit the VH1 Save The Music Foundation, which restores instrumental music education programs in public elementary and middle schools.”

The PVIFF concert will feature a musical lineup that includes, The Alumni Featuring: Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Kwame, Special Ed & Greg Nice, Lyfe Jennings, X-Factor Finalist, Astro, Rich Kidz and The Mad Violinist.  The concert will be held in the Capitol Ballroom at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Atlanta. For ticket information, please visit www.pviff.com.

Other highlights for PVIFF 2013 include the always popular panel, “How To Get Your Project Greenlit”, and the immensely very popular “Cast Me If You Can,” a new actor’s audition clinic entitled “Are Small Roles…Really Small” facilitated by renown casting agent Twinkie Bryd. Other special guests include: comedian/actor, Anthony Anderson; veteran director, Matty Rich (“The Inkwell,” Straight Out of Brooklyn”); actress Camille Winbush, celebrated actress from the hit 70’s show “What’s Happening,” Danielle Spencer, legendary actor Ernest Thomas, legendary actor Joe Morton, network executives from Bravo, A&E and VH1 among others.

“This year’s festival keeps pace with the quality that PVIFF has become known for,” says Co-Founder James “JB” Brown. “We are always looking for additional partnerships that will bring additional value to our audience and we’re close to finalizing some additional attractions for this year’s festival, so stay tune.”

The 2013 Peachtree Village International Festival is sponsored by: SIMERY Credit Reporting Agency, Starbucks, Radio One, Luna Guitars and more.

Established in 2006, the core mission of the PVIFF is to promote cultural diversity within the arts. Through its film showcases and programming, it annually introduces the top echelon of emerging artists to the entertainment industry.

The Peachtree International Film Festival is a property of GIPP Museums, Inc., an Atlanta-based non-profit founded by Len Gibson (CEO). For tickets and more details about this year’s festival, please visit www.pviff.com

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 About VH1 Save The Music Foundation

The VH1 Save The Music Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring instrumental music education programs in America’s public schools, and raising awareness about the importance of music as part of each child’s complete education. To date, VH1 Save The Music has provided more than $49.5 million in new musical instruments to 1,850 public schools in more than 192 school districts around the country, impacting the lives of over 2.1 million children.  For more information visit www.vh1savethemusic.org.

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