BIRMINGHAM, Mich., February 16, 2011 – The Uptown Film Festival (UFF), a celebration of Michigan-made movies and the productions created by Michigan filmmakers, announced today that Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and producing partner Randall Emmett will attend the festival during the premiere of their latest film Things Fall Apart on Saturday, March 12, 2011 in Birmingham, Mich. UFF Co-Executive Director Jeffrey Spilman made the announcement.
Things Fall Apart will premiere as part of the festival’s VIP package at 7:30 p.m. at the Palladium 12 Theatre, located at 250 North Old Woodward Ave. in Birmingham. Individuals interested in attending the premiere with Jackson and Emmett can purchase VIP tickets online at www.uptownfilmfestival.com. Emmett will welcome attendees and introduce the film, while Jackson will follow with a brief question and answer session after the premiere.
The film, which was co-produced by both Jackson and Emmett, focuses on the life of a promising football player who is tragically diagnosed with cancer. Jackson notoriously lost more than 50 pounds to portray the lead role. Emmett, who has independently produced more than 60 other films, partnered with Jackson in 2009 to start Cheetah Vision, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based production company aimed at bringing more film business into the state.
VIP passes and tickets are on sale now. For more information on this event or to purchase tickets, please visit www.uptownfilmfestival.com.
About the Uptown Film Festival
Established in Birmingham, Michigan in 2011, the Uptown Film Festival (UFF) is a celebration of the Michigan film industry and, in particular, productions created entirely, or in part, within the state. It was established by leaders in the Michigan film industry and will be held annually to recognize the industry and individuals’ accomplishments within the state. Since the Michigan Film Incentives were adopted in 2008, over 7,000 production jobs have been created in addition to the 4,000 acting jobs for extras and day players. The film industry is one of the fastest growing sectors of Michigan’s economy. For more information on the UFF, please visit www.uptownfilmfestival.com.