Q&A in Philly & Video – The Help – Kathryn Stockett – Another Appearance of mine on Fox 29
The Help is a 2009 novel by American author Kathryn Stockett. It is about African American maids working in white households in Jackson, Mississippi during the early 1960s. The novel is told from the point of view of three narrators: Aibileen Clark, a middle-aged African-American maid who has spent her life raising white children, and who has recently lost her only son; Minny Jackson, an African-American maid whose back-talk towards her employers results in her having to frequently change jobs, exacerbating her desperate need for work as well as her family’s struggle with money; and Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan, a young white woman and recent college graduate who, after moving back home, discovers that a maid that helped raise her since childhood has abruptly disappeared and her attempts to find her have come to naught.This past weekend, the National Association of Black Journalist (NABJ) finished up a week long convention in Philadelphia at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. over 3,000 journalists from around the country met at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for confrences, workshops and mentoring. On Saturday the NABJ held a mini film festival which including a Q&A with Terrence Howard, Cuba Gooding Jr, and director Anthony Hemingway for the movie “Red Tails” about the Tuskegee soldiers from WWII, by George Lucas; coming out January 20, 2012. There was also a screening of the movie “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett and starring Viola Davis, which comes out Friday August 10, 2010. There was a panel discussion with over 800 attendees that saw the film.
Tate Taylor, Director/Screenwriter
Kathryn Stockett, Author
Actress Octavia Spencer
Viola Davis, Academy-Award© Nominated Actress and
Tamron Hall, MSNBC
Viola Davis, Academy-Award© Nominated Actress discusses how difficult it is to be a black actress in Hollywood and how she is trying to make a difference.
Viola seemed distant, but now that I read today’s NY Daily News I understand why. She’s in the middle of adopting “We don’t have any children [together], but we’re about to adopt a baby,” Tennon spilled to E! News at the Beverly Hills premiere of Davis’ new film, “The Help.”
My 4th appearance on Fox 29 Philadelphia. I think I’m getting better. I cover Red Tails and The Help, although I think I could have explained it a bit better.
I still have a little more practicing in the mirror, and some of my peeps on TV are helping me out.
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