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Highlights from ‘Screening Room ATL’ 3rd Anniversary Party [PHOTOS]

Some of the biggest names in Georgia’s TV and film industry gathered on Wednesday evening to celebrate the third anniversary of Screening Room ATL. The event was held at the trendy Gallery 992 in the West End district of the city.

Screening Room ATL, created and hosted by actress Khalimah Gaston, is an incubator for aspiring filmmakers, actors, directors, producers and anyone else looking to get into the highly competitive entertainment industry. It is also a place for content creators to screen their projects and get immediate feedback from peers and industry professionals.

Screening Room ATL

The evening included a lively panel discussion featuring James Seppelfrick (President of Swirl Films/Studios); Rhavynn Drummer (Casting Director/Tyler Perry Studios); Darrell Thompson (Entertainment Attorney) and Rashawn Cash (Location Assistant).

TV and film actors Shaun Mixon (ATL Homicide) and Racquel Bianca John (Acrimony) were spotted in the crowd along with three cast members from Tyler Perry‘s forthcoming BET series – KJ Smith, Anthony Dalton and Kevin Walton.

See all of the photos below:

Screening Room ATL
Khalimah Gaston + Rashawn Cash + James Seppelfrick
Darrell Thompson + Rhavynn Drummer
Shaun Mixon
Shaun Mixon
Raquel John Khalimah Gaston
Racquel Bianca John + Khalimah Gaston
Rhavynn Drummer
Rhavynn Drummer
Kevin Walton KJ Smith Anthony Dalton
Kevin Walton + KJ Smith + Anthony Dalton
James Seppelfrick
Rashawn Cash
Rashawn Cash

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‘Queen Sugar’ star Omar J. Dorsey hosts ATL Screening [PHOTOS]

Written by | Ray Cornelius

I had the pleasure of spending Thanksgiving Eve watching OWN’s hit series “Queen Sugar” with one of its stars—Omar J. Dorsey. The Decatur, GA raised actor portrays “Hollywood” on the show and was in town entertaining his family and industry friends as part of “Screening Room ATL” at Negril Village Restaurant in Midtown/Atlanta. img_5917

Omar J. Dorsey, Khalimah Gaston, KJ Smith and Miles Mussenden

“Screening Room ATL” is a visual arts mixer for Atlanta’s growing film and entertainment community. Held on Wednesday nights, each event features food, cocktails and indie films. It also provides an outlet for individuals in the film and the entertainment industry to present their work and discuss their methods amongst industry professionals.


Marquita Goings + Dawn HalfKenny  + Rod “Reemo” Thomas

Joining Dorsey were other “Queen Sugar” stars—Khaneshia “KJ” Smith, who plays “Lena” and Miles Mussenden, who plays “Boogie.” Other notables spotted in the building included “Stills” actress Khalimah Gaston, “Luke Cage” actress Simone Missick, “Greenleaf” actor Njema Williams, “Saints & Sinners” actress Dawn HalfKenny, “Mommy Uncensored” actor Rod “Reemo” Thomas, “Underground” actor Keith Arthur Bolden, “Lucifer” actor Dorian Missick, “Notorious” actor Dennis White, Swirl Film’s Keith Neal, actor and commercial TV star Al Thompson and many more.


Miles Mussenden, Khalimah Gaston, Omar J. Dorsey and KJ Smith

Following the screening was a brief discussion between Gaston and the “Queen Sugar” stars who discussed everything from working with the show’s creators Ava DuVernay and Oprah Winfrey to their new found fame and other TV and film projects.  I must say that I left the event charged and super encouraged. I was truly astonished at the camaraderie between all of the actors and a genuine spirit of brother and sisterhood. It was amazing to see these future “superstars” in the making.

See more pics below & catch “Queen Sugar” on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on OWN:


Njema Williams, Khalimah Gaston and Miles Mussenden


Dorian and Simone Missickimg_5956

Omar J. DorseyDawn HalfKenny + Marquita Goings


Miles Mussenden and Khalimah Gaston


Keith Neal and Keith Arthur Bolden 


Dorian Missick with Al Thompson

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