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Leading Men in Film & Television is the Start of A Much Needed Movement

(ATLANTA, GA) ~ Actor, musician, model, and owner of Savage Brand Enterprises, Kevin Savage along with Gagnant Media will present an extraordinary panel featuring some of film and television’s popular leading men on Saturday, January 21, 2023, in Atlanta at 7:00 p.m. The event took place at Atlantucky Brewing.




Atlanta Entrepreneur and Media Executive, Michelle Taylor Willis hosted the panel, which featured Actor Kevin Savage (Lifetime Channel - Single Black Female, BET - The Quad), along with Actors Rico Ball (Netflix - Black Lightning, BET - Sistas), Julian Brittano (OWN - Greenleaf, FOX - Shots Fired), and Tray Chaney (HBO - The Wire, CBS - The District).


Prior to the event, there was a red-carpet coverage hosted by Television Personality Summer Jackson (ANF - Atlanta Plugged In, CW - Vampire Diaries). Attendees enjoyed complimentary beer samples and live entertainment from viral R&B sensation Sean X. Love.



The panel is the brainchild of Savage and features four working male actors, who will share their career journeys and give insight into the entertainment industry. The Actors gave advice and explored topics about how to navigate auditions, secure an agent, and book acting jobs. In addition to the Actors on the panel, attendees had an opportunity to network and socialize with industry professionals including agents, casting directors, directors, filmmakers, etc.“I wanted to bring everybody in the same room to make sure all bases are covered,” Savage says, who is currently starring in “A Wesley Christmas” and “A Story to Tell” on BET+. He adds that although the panel features all men, all are welcome to attend so they can gain more insight into the industry. Additionally, attendees who have an interest in the industry should “know their why.”


“Anybody who is interested needs to know why they are interested [in acting] and that will give you the answer to know if you should move forward to show if you are truly passionate about it or not,” Savage says.


Willis, who makes her lead acting debut in the stage play, “Never Play with a Woman's Heart,” is ecstatic to participate in the panel as the Host.“I’m excited to be a part of this panel,” she says. “As an actor myself, we need resources like these for our community to help ensure top-notch engagement and professionalism, and to provide inspiration and motivation.”


Savage, a Philadelphia native, chose to host the panel in Atlanta, not just because of the booming film industry, but because of the energy he found in the city.


CREDITS: Gagnant Media & Savage Brands Enterprises

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