Headline Mentors & Performing Arts have some new Sheriff’s in town!

Headline Mentors & Performing Arts is excited about the new board members coming on board.  The 8 year old organization is taking on bigger and better projects that require more expertise.  CEO & Founder Jeanette Greenwood has reached out to the community and grabbed a FIERCE team of Board Members!

 

Fundraising Chair- Dr. Catrina Pullum
Programs Production Chair- Freddie Watkins
Events Chair- Davina Perry
Assistant Fundraising Chair- Dedra “Dii Dii” Mosely
Finance Chair- Donte Jones
Assistant Secretary Chair- Ivanna Smith
Vice President- Performing Arts Lois Frazier
Vice-President of Mentoring Mya Asberry
Board Secretary and Grants Robin Fiddes
Board Chair-President Susan Bryant
Assistant Events Chair Kortni Hernandez

Women in Film Dallas 2017 Vice President is our CEO!

Jeanette Greenwood- 2017 Women in Film Dallas Vice Presiden
Jeanette Greenwood- 2017 Women in Film Dallas Vice President

CEO, Jeanette Greenwood is excited about her newest opportunity with Women in Film Dallas.  She was selected as VP for 2017 .  Current President Melanie Yonks has done amazing things with WIF Dallas and Jeanette is excited to be under her leadership and work on the Board of Directors this year.

“I am excited about the opportunity and look forward to working with the organization and the communities we serve!”

 

Writer & Leads of Short Film “ALONE” are going to NEW YORK!

HMPA is proud to announce that Juana Munoz , Lauren Fiddes (Lead)and Nayeli Avelar (Supporting Lead and inspired story) have been cast in “The Next Generation/Familiar Faces” 2017 Global ad campaign for the No H8 organization. Juana, Lauren and Nayeli will be traveling to NYC for a private shoot with Adam Bouska – celebrity photographer and co-founder of the No H8 organization.

This is the first time that Adam has chosen to shoot a private group and we are beyond excited that Nayeli and Juana are able to help bring attention to the epidemic of bullying, especially cyber-bullying.

Adam’s previous supporters in his campaigns include celebrities from across the spectrum: people like Justin Beiber, Cher, Katy Perry, Larry King, Dick Van Dyke, Gloria Alred, Megan McCain, The Kardashians and the list goes on and on.

The private shoot will culminate in Juana and Nayeli’s photos being used globally to help bring awareness to bullying, discrimination and equality.

Though the story of “Alone” was tough one for both Juana and Nayeli to tell, in doing so, they have helped bring awareness to this issue and in return they have also been given the amazing opportunity to be rewarded for their bravery and the opportunity to spread their message globally.

CEO, Producer and Vice-President of Women in Film DallasJeanette Greenwood is excited about the opportunity and so glad she followed her heart to produce and direct this film.  The ladies have been traveling locally talking about Bullying and encouraging others to speak up!

Please help us help them be able to take part in this amazing project!! No amount is too small.

Thank you in advance from Juana, Nayeli and HMPA Inc.

Can’t wait to share the pictures when they come back!!

Look at the diversity in this photo. Bullying is not PREJUDICE! Photo Credit: Freddie Watkins
Look at the diversity in this photo. Bullying is not PREJUDICE!
Photo Credit: Freddie Watkins

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Bullying causes harm…years later! Audience Speaks out…

Movie “ALONE” takes an audience by surprise.  Audience member Tonza Simon came to support what she thought was just an “Indie Film”, but she sat in the midst of something

Audience member Tonza Simon & Margaret Blaylock on Red Carpet at "ALONE" public premiere.
Audience member Tonza Simon & Margaret Blaylock on Red Carpet at “ALONE” public premiere.that brought feelings from her past.  As she watched the movie she learned that bullying tears down self-esteem, brings fear and silence.

that brought feelings from her past.  As she watched the movie she learned that bullying tears down self-esteem, brings fear and silence.

The movie was over and the room sat in silence as we allowed the lead Lauren Fiddes speak about her role.  After a tear filled speech, the audience sat in awe.  Shortly, a woman stood in the back and began to speak. The words flowed from her mouth and you could hear the still hurt that she addressed as she gave her personal testimony.  She stated this movie brought back to her memory when she was bullied.

Tonza Simon speaking words of encouragement over all youth in project. Thanking them for the film and delivering a powerful message.
Tonza Simon speaking words of encouragement over all youth in project. Thanking them for the film and delivering a powerful message.

I remember when I was younger I would walk to school.  This girl would always wait for me outside to take my lunch money and give me her free lunch ticket.  Back then we had lunch tickets for children on free lunch program.  The girl had me so afraid and threatened to beat me up if I told.  One day my mother was getting me ready for school and I told her , “I don’t wanna go that girl will be waiting on me!” I then hushed and my mother made me tell her what I meant.  My mother confronted the issue.  But even after that incident I was always fearful and timid trying to avoid conflict.  I was always picked on for being that way and it made me fearful in life.  This film was an eye-opener.

Bullying is not PREJUDICE!

Last evening we premiered to the public the movie “ALONE” in Arlington, Texas at the beautiful Studio Movie Grill in the Highlands.  Families, youth, communities showed up in support of the film written by Juana Munoz and inspired by true-story of Nayeli Avelar under the direction of  Producer and Director Jeanette Greenwood.

Star of movie Lauren Fiddes gave a heartfelt speech of how important playing the role of Ever (Nayeli) was so important to her.  She stated.. “it brought back memories of her personal encounters as she was a victim of bullying. ”

This is a must see Film “Alone”  contact Headline Mentors & Performing Arts about how to bring this Film to your community.

 

Look at the diversity in this photo. Bullying is not PREJUDICE! Photo Credit: Freddie Watkins
Look at the diversity in this photo. Bullying is not PREJUDICE!
Photo Credit: Freddie Watkins

Lauren Fiddes- Stars in “ALONE” Movie…bring audience to tears!

The Private screening for movie “ALONE” was a huge success.  Youth, parents, aunts, uncles, city council, media and close friends showed up to support the film written by Juana Munoz and directed by Film Director Jeanette Greenwood.

The film depicts cyber-bullying that turned an entire school against a student.  It also depicts commonly known every day bullying and identifies bullying that starts in the home; because we are different or do not conform to the likes of others.

The story is a story like none you’ve witnessed and it comes to the community by the hands of a 15-year old writer.

Lead Actress in Film "ALONE"
Lead Actress in Film “ALONE”

Lauren Fiddes youth actress, dancer and model gives an outstanding performance delivering the message of “ALONE”.  Alone is how many feel when they go against bullies.  Lauren performance left the audience in AWE and with so many mixed emotions after witnessing all she had to endure in this film.   Lauren played the character (Ever) which portrayed the real life person of Nayeli Avelar .


Don’t miss her performance in the Film “ALONE”, join her at the public Red Carpet Premiere for the  “BLING & JEANS RED CARPET” October 17th!

Studio Movie Grill- Arlington, TX – Highlands

When I read the script, it saddened me because I imagined my daughter going through this.  I couldn’t imagine it as a parent.  This was a hard role to fill and I am proud of Lauren!

Lauren’s Mom…

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Movie “ALONE” gets recognition from Locals

Juana Munoz, fifteen year old writer, currently attends Arlington Heights High School in Fort Worth, TX.  Juana joined “Acting For  A Greater Cause”, November 2014 and has been an active member since.  Juana came to the class a very shy and reserved young lady.  When ask about acting she wasn’t sure what exactly she wanted to do.  Juana got her first opportunity in acting when she landed a role in the 2015 Stage Play, “Don’t Bully ME!” where she played the role of a bully.

The Movie “ALONE” was formed  when Juana had a class assignment where she wrote about her best-friend Nayeli Avelar’s bullying encounter.  After reading the assignment, Mrs. Greenwood, the Director ask for more.  She then discussed the incident more with Nayeli and she came with the movie “ALONE”.

Playing the role of a bully was extremely hard as I am a naturally nice person.  But I like the challenge it gave me to be someone I wasn’t.

Juana Munoz

Juana & Nayeli appeared on NBC Channel 5 -Telemundo News on Friday, September 30th

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Juana & Nayeli on set with NBC Telemundo Channel 5

The next day, Juana & Nayeli enjoyed the private screening of Alone at the Downtown Central Library on October 1, 2016.  Juana & Nayeli was surprised by a special guest from the Zoning Commissioner office, Carlos Flores.  He presented the young ladies with special recognition awards for their
stand against bullying.
Special Recognition Award

 

The actors in the film enjoyed a “Star Studded night on the red carpet” and looking forward to the Public Red Carpet event on October 17th at the Studio Movie Grill in the Highlands in Arlington, TX.

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Join us at the Jeans & Bling red carpet on October 17th …

 

Cast of FILM "ALONE"
Cast of FILM “ALONE”

Director -Jeanette Greenwood

Co-Director- Davina Perry

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