Director Of The Movie "Red Tails" To Be Honored at "Passing The Torch" Awards Gala | Arts & Culture
The Renaissance Foundation will be hosting its second annual “Passing the Torch” Awards Gala. The Gala will take place on November 30th at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. This highly anticipated event will begin with a reception at 6 p.m. and the awards gala will follow at 7 p.m.
The “Passing the Torch” Awards Gala recognizes servant leaders under fifty who make significant contribution to our communities by improving the quality of life within our state. They will also honor those serving in the military who serve our country every day. The price for General Admission is $65, it will be $50 for Military members and $25 for students.
The keynote speaker is Anthony Hemingway, the Director of the film “Red
Tails”. In 2008, George “Star Wars” Lucas tapped Hemingway to direct “Red Tails”, a film that the producer had been working on perfecting for more than two decades. The World War II action adventure film was inspired by the legend of the heroic Tuskegee Airmen, the first all African American aerial combat units that overcame fierce racism and segregation to serve with valor and excellence.
Mr. Hemingway became the youngest Second Assistant Director in the Directors Guild of America at the age of 19 and then the youngest First Assistant Director at 22 in 1998. His experience includes Assistant Director on feature films – Ali, Changing Lanes and The Manchurian Candidate and acclaimed television series’ – The Corner, Oz, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and The Wire. He also has directed episodes of True Blood, Shameless, The Wire, CSI: NY, The Closer, Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies, Fringe, Heroes, CSI: Miami and Treme.
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities please contact the Renaissance Foundation at (803) 733-5634 or online at www.renaissancefoundationsc.org. All sponsors will be listed on the program and verbally acknowledged.