Global Mixx Announce Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah Film Honorary Co-Chairs
June 7, 2016
Global Mixx Music & Film Forum 2016 – “Be the Change” Announce Film Honorary Film Co-Chairs Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah
CHICAGO, IL –Global Mixx Media Group, Inc. officially announce NAACP Award winning filmmakers, Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah as this year’s Global Mixx Film Forum Honorary Co-Chairs and Curators of the Global Mixx Film Festival in Chicago. The Film Forum will take place on Saturday August 20 and the Music Forum on Sunday, August 21 at SAE Institute Chicago.
The award-winning team of Simmons and Ozah are the principals of Creative Control, a production company founded in 2007. They have created some of the music industry’s most innovative music videos including Eryka Badu’s “Window Seat”, Kanye West—“Through the Wire”; Lupe Fiasco “Old School Love” among bonus scenes or Christiana Aguilera’s Back to Basics album and Wale’s The Gifted album documentary. Their transition in the long-form films have brought the duo international film festival success producing ESPN’s 30-for-30 series, “Benji” a film about a high school basketball player who was tragically killed. Their win for the Muhammad Ali: The People’s Champ garnered them a NAACP Award for Outstanding Documentary-Film in 2015.
Over the years, Global Mixx has had some of the top industry luminaries involved including Grammy-award winning producer/rapper Kanye West; Oscar and Golden Globe award winning actor/artist Common, Sr. VP of A&R—NO I.D.; Hip Hop legend—DJ Kool Red Alert, Columbia Records Sr. VP—Cynthia Johnson; Naughty By Nature, Television Producer and Writer—Wendy Calhoun; Funny or Die Writer—Robin Thede; George Daniels, Grammy award remixer—Maurice Joshua, Grammy-nominated remixer Steve Hurley; Television Producer—Carlos King; Hip Hop recording artist—Twista; Revolt TV VP—Kelly Griffin, DJ SNS, SESAC Songwriter of the Year—Bryan Michael Cox; Justice League, DJ Pharris, DJ Drama and MC Serch—just to name a few.
This year the Global Mixx Music and Film Forum will continue the tradition of presenting informative panel discussions, workshops, showcases and the popular Speed Mentoring Sessions. The Film Forum is the first day of the two-conference that brings established professionals and aspiring filmmakers together in a business, educational and relaxed environment.
The Global Mixx Film Festival offers a day of showcasing eight short films from 11am – 5pm by rising filmmakers. The submissions for short films are currently underway until August 1. The winner of the short film festival will receive an award of $500 and other notable industry assistance. Last year, $3,000 in scholarship assistance was awarded to students pursuing a career in the creative and media arts.
Founder and Executive Director, Mary Datcher continues to raise the bar, “What started as a passion to bring like-minded people together in the beginning as a DJ Retreat has grown throughout the years as a nucleus of growth, resources and education. The Global Mixx Music and Film Forum is a true testament of how interconnected the world of music, film, marketing, technology and creative media is as the current business model in entertainment. We are pleased to continue this mission with our 10th annual event in the beautiful city of Chicago,” she said.