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Chez Studios Presents
Rob Hardy’s Amazing Stories
Rob Hardy, is a 2014 NAACP Image Award nominee for Best Director of a TV Drama. Rob broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER.
With no industry connections or school training, Rob Hardy wrote and directed three feature films, self marketed and distributed two, grossed over a million dollars on just 50 screens and co-founded Rainforest Films along with his business partner William Packer. Next came the Hollywood deals, mainstream theatrical releases, national acclaim, over 200 million in box office receipts, a growing family and negative effects industry politics. The transition from being a starving artist who cleaned Atlanta strip clubs, to becoming a successful trendsetter in urban cinema, only to rebrand himself as a prolific television director, was turbulent at best. The dizzying tale of this journey pushed Rob to the limit and forced him to reinvent himself several times over.
Rob Hardy shares these “Amazing Stories” in his Live one-man interactive stage show, where he gives an honest and unflinching look at the hidden pitfalls and endless possibilities, that exist on the road to success. The title itself is a throwback to the 1980’s era television, where Steven Spielberg created his “Amazing Stories” series. In that show, each episode featured an outlandishly entertaining story that ended with a heartfelt message. With a similar approach, Rob Hardy re-tells seminal moments throughout his life that solidified his path to continued success as a film & TV director, producer, entrepreneur and family man.
The show will be interactive and encourage audience participation, as well as a Question and Answer period. With universal themes and scenarios, audiences will be able to apply many of the lessons learned to their own lives and career paths. The goal is to help ignite a new perspective on the approach to your craft, the business and life in general.
Be it acting, filmmaking, writing or aspirations of starting a new life chapter or endeavor, Rob Hardy’s Amazing Stories, will help you re-imagine and repurpose your own.
Who Should Attend
Many of our events are for actors, but this one is for everyone. If you are in the entertainment industry, actor, agent, director, producer, it is a must, if your are building an new business and have the entrepreneurial spirit you will love the lessons shared here.
Rob Hardy at a Glance:
Rob Hardy, is a 2014 NAACP Image Award nominee for Best Director of a TV Drama. This former HBO Director to Watch Award nominee, broke into network television with his January 2007 directorial debut of the Emmy Award winning show ER. He has also directed numerous TV episodes for series that include: Criminal Minds, Arrow, Castle, The Vampire Diaries, Bones, 90210, The Game, The Originals, Single Ladies, Ravenswood and Grey’s Anatomy. His Atlanta-based production company Rainforest Films, was listed as one of the Top 25 Money Makers in Entertainment by Black Enterprise Magazine. It has produced hit movies including: Ride Along, Think Like a Man, Takers, Stomp the Yard, Obsessed, This Christmas, The Gospel and Trois.
The Hollywood Reporter listed him amongst the New Establishment of Black Power Brokers. His alma mater, Florida A&M University awarded him with the Meritorious Achievement Award, which is the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus. After which he received the inaugural Woody Strode / Paul Robeson Award of Excellence from his fraternity, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
When & Where
Atlanta and the Southeast are booming with incredible opportunities for experienced and aspiring acting talent. Georgia ranks in the top five production states outside of Los Angeles. Chez Studios has been hosting highly skilled industry professionals to this region for nearly 25 years. The goal is to inform, inspire and teach actors on all aspects of "The Business". It is an exciting time to be an actor in the Southeast and we look forward to presenting you incredible teachers to enhance your career in this industry.