A Covey Film Festival honorary host committee member and screenwriter for “Stomp the Yard” will answer questions about the film before its screening Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Thomasville Center for the Arts.
Tallahasee, Fla., native Greg Anderson penned “Stomp the Yard” while he was studying with Davis Wheeler and Susan Steinberg at Harvard University. “Stomp the Yard” is one of the highest grossing dance and music films of all time based upon Anderson's undergraduate experiences at FAMU.
He and his classmates also produced “Trios,” one of the highest-grossing films of its year.
Anderson has received the Role Model Award from the National Baptist Convention. He has international experience in developing communication across cultural experiences.
Anderson returned to the area a few weeks ago and drove his mother to Albany for an appointment. Along the drive, great memories were drummed up for him.
He said, “My filmmaking career was truly shaped by the cities in north Florida and south Georgia. At FAMU is where I spent my formative years, from FAMU Elementary all the way through college. I made my first films in Atlanta, so the support and inspiration I received from these states was amazing.”
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