Global Mixx Forum announces 2018 lineup

“The World is Yours”
— the 12th annual Global Mixx
Music & Film Forum
Presented by ComEd —
announces music, film
and keynote speaker
lineup

(Chicago — 17 July 2018) Global Mixx Media Group announces that Emmy award-winning television and film producer Rushion McDonald and Grammy-nominated producer and international DJ The Twilite Tone will be among the speakers at this year’s celebration.

Former manager and executive producer of The Steve Harvey Show, McDonald will speak at the Film Forum on Saturday, August 18 directly after the VIP Screening of Misguided Behavior — a film he serves as executive producer.

Chicago native and music producer, The Twilite Tone will serve as the keynote speaker at the Music Forum on Sunday, August 19.

The conference will be held both days at SAE Institute Chicago.

 
Rushion McDonald is a corporate executive-turned-comedian, Two-time Emmy Award-winning Executive Producer, sitcom writer, comedian, host of Money Making Conversations radio show, Ambassador for Perfect Bake Scale, mentor, father, social media specialist and much more.

Rushion McDonald is recognized throughout the entertainment industry for his successes in producing top television shows and hit movies, in addition to being the architect in building the Steve Harvey global media brand.

McDonald’s list of production credits includes television’s Family Feud, The Jamie Foxx Show and Sister, Sister, Steve Harvey Talk Show, Evidence of Innocence and the films Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too.
 

The Twilite Tone is internationally renowned for his signature style of DJ’ing and raising the bar within the Hip Hop community. He worked early in his music career with NO I.D. and Chicago rapper Common, forming a group in the late 1980’s and later becoming his producer.

His unique style led him to produce his first album, Can I Borrow A Dollar and Can I Bust — both iconic hip hop albums.

Over the next three decades, The Twilite Tone became one of the industry’s most sought-after producers, working with Kanye West (Cruel Summer), Big Sean (Hall of Fame), John Legend (Love in the Future), Pusha T (My Name is My Name) along with the special anti-gun violence music compilation, “Put the Guns Down.”

His recent production credits include the Gorillaz latest album release.

 
Over the last 14 years, Global Mixx has had worked with top industry luminaries including: Grammy-award winning producer / rapper Kanye West; Oscar and Golden Globe award winning actor/artist Common; former Def Jam Sr. VP of A&R—NO I.D.; NAACP Image award-winning film team, Coodie Simmons and Chike Ozah; Hip Hop legend—DJ Kool Red Alert; Naughty By Nature; television producer and writer—Wendy Calhoun; “Funny or Die” Writer—Robin Thede; music retailer George Daniels, Grammy award-winning remixer—Maurice Joshua, Grammy-nominated remixer Steve Hurley; television Producer—Carlos King; Hip Hop recording artist—Twista; former Revolt TV programmer—Kelly Griffin; SESAC Songwriter of the Year—Bryan Michael Cox; and production team Justice League—among many.

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 to network and exchange information.

Global Mixx Music & Film Forum’s Founder and Executive Director, Mary Datcher says, “Every year, we do our best to bring more resources to attendees expecting to gain access to some of the best and brightest leaders in the world of film, music, marketing and creative arts. To create a platform for those seeking a successful career in these areas is a wonderful feeling because I was once in their shoes.”

The Global Mixx Film Festival offers a day of showcasing eight short films from 11am-3pm by rising filmmakers.

Submissions for short films are currently underway until August 10. The winner of the short film festival will receive an award of $500 and other notable industry assistance.

Last year, $2,000 in scholarship assistance was awarded to students pursuing a career in the creative and media arts.

 
About Global Mixx Media Group
The Global Mixx Media Group, Inc. is a marketing and production company which specialize in music marketing, industry and community engagement; brand conceptualization, event production and street marketing. Under GMMG, On the Street Promotions & Marketing has worked with over 350 music and non-music companies bringing a unique style of grass roots coverage and consultation to connect companies to consumers.

For additional information and schedule, visit: www.globalmixx.org.

 
About ComEd
Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides service to approximately 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 
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