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APB's diverse list of film speakers includes some of the profession's most noted actors, directors, and writers. Whether you are looking for a notable face to draw attendance or a celebrity to champion your cause, APB's speakers on film will provide the perfect keynote for your event.

Film

Actress

Cynthia Nixon has completed her final season of HBO's celebrated series, Sex and the City, in which she played "Miranda Hobbes," a role that garnered her 2002 and 2003 Emmy nominations. Whether on television or on stage, Nixon is known...

Actress / Producer

Fox has the enviable position of having a successful career in film, as well as in television. From humble beginnings, Fox has gone on to appear in numerous movies including Independence Day, Batman and Robin, and Kill Bill...

Award-Winning Actress

A talented actress who gained widespread acclaim with her popular comedy series Cybill, speaker Cybill Shepherd wrote the memoir Cybill Disobedience.

Climber, Adventurer, World-Class Filmmaker

David Breashears is an adventurer and filmmaker. He and his team were the first to film with an IMAX camera at the top of the world with Everest: Mountain Without Mercy.

Journalist & Author

The author of the critically-acclaimed Standing Alone in Mecca: An American Woman's Struggle for the Soul of Islam, she is a former Wall Street Journal correspondent, and friend of Daniel Pearl. Her character figures prominently in...

Academy Award Nominated Actor

Respectfully labeled as one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood and an exceptional public speaker, Samuel L. Jackson is an undisputed star. He has made an indelible mark on American cinema in his riveting roles in hits such as Pulp...

Academy Award-Winning Actor

One of the most celebrated actors of a generation, Robert Duvall has appeared in a number of now-classic films, including The Godfather, Apocalypse Now, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Legendary Director, Screenwriter & Actor

A legendary filmmaker, Woody Allen redefined the comedy genre in the '70s. He is known for such films as Vicky Cristina Barcelona and the Oscar-winning Annie Hall.

Award-Winning Entertainer

Speaker Ben Vereen's credits include Broadway's "Wicked," Roots, and Law and Order. He addresses such topics as black history and overcoming adversity.

Spoken Word Artist

Saul Williams has defined and redefined poetry as an accessible and living art form. Who he is and what he does vary by mod, mood and mode of expression. He does much more than write, act and perform: He is a true artist.

Hip-Hop Artist & Actor

LL COOL J is an entertainer who has succeeded in crossing into all mediums of entertainment. Already a talented actor currently starring in NCIS: Los Angeles, two-time Grammy Award winner and NAACP Image Award winner, LL continues to...

Emmy-Nominated Documentary Filmmaker

Emmy Nominated Producer/ Director, Keith A. Beauchamp attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where he studied Criminal Justice with the intention of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney.

Award-Winning Filmmaker & Former CEO of the Black Family Channel

Raised by a single mom on the rough West Side of Chicago, Robert Townsend transcended his environment to become an actor, writer, director, comedian, producer and ultimately, the President and CEO of the Black Family Channel.

Award-Winning Actor, Lost

An award-winning actor known for his role as "Benjamin Linus" in the hit series Lost, Michael Emerson is a 2009 Emmy Award winner for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series and a 2010 Golden Globe nominee for Best Performance by an Actor...

Co-Founder and Executive VP, The Documentary Group

Kayce Freed Jennings is co-founder and executive vice president of The Documentary Group, an independent production company. The Documentary Group produced Operation Homecoming: Writing the Wartime Experience, which was nominated for a...

Award-Winning Producer & Founder of FilmAid

Caroline Baron is a film producer whose credits include Capote and Monsoon Wedding, and the founder of FilmAid International, a nonprofit that serves Kosovo refugees in Macedonia.

New York Times Architecture Critic

Michael Kimmelman is chief architecture critic of The New York Times and a contributor to The New York Review of Books. While his critiques are certainly an assessment of art, they also seek to help everyday people understand the...

Producer & Entrepreneur

Peter Guber is the Founder and Chairman of Mandalay Entertainment, the visionary multimedia venture spanning movies, TV, sports, and new media. He has produced or executed produced Rain Man, The Color Purple, The Witches of Eastwick,...

Filmmaker

The creative mind behind Monster's Ball, speaker Lee Daniels was the first African American producer of an Academy Award-nominated movie.

Actress & Women's Rights Activist

Actress, model, and speaker Gabrielle Union is one of America's top young stars, appearing in Bring It On and Ugly Betty. She also advocates for women's rights.

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