peachtree village intl fiilm fest*Atlanta  — The 7th Annual Peachtree Village International Film Festival (PVIFF), has announced programming for its 2013 schedule.

Highlights of this year’s festival will include a mix of interactive workshops and informative panel discussions conducted by prominent industry professionals.

PVIFF will also produce a special concert produced in association with media powerhouse, VH-1 that will bring together some of hip-hop’s all-time greats. The festival will be held August 23 – 25th at the Sheraton Hotel located in downtown Atlanta.

The Opening Night for the festival will feature the inaugural PVIFF Vh1 “Save the Music” concert featuring Hip Hop pioneers, new school Hip Hop artists and a R&B Soul artist, 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 purpose of the event is to underscore the positive effects that music education has on childhood development and academic performance.   

“We are excited to once again present another great weekend for creative talent in the southeast,” says the festival’s Executive Director, 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 especially thrilled with our relationship with the VH-1 “Save the Music” Foundation, which exposes an important cause and promises to bring an added-dimension to our festival.

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: VH-1 Save the Music Foundation, Macy’s Department Stores, SIMERY Credit Reporting Agency, Starbucks, Trendsetters to Trendsetters Magazine, Radio One, United Way of Greater Atlanta, 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



Gil Robertson
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