Event Recap: “Shots Fired” Charlotte VIP Screening

Fox network may have a new hit series on there hands with Shots Fired. 

Shots Fired Charlotte Screening
All Photos by Kevin Douglas

A packed house of 300 locals filled Studio Movie Grill in Charlotte, North Carolina on Tuesday night to watch the advanced screening of Shots FiredFilmed in the Charlotte area #ShotsFired is a 10-part event mystery that examines the dangerous aftermath of two racially charged shootings by law enforcement in a small southern town. With amazing music, and an all-star cast led by Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Mack Wilds and Helen Hunt, SHOTS FIRED will entertain and challenge perspectives. 

The screening was led by radio personality and NBA Charlotte Hornets arena announcer Derrick “Fly Ty” Jacobs. Fly Ty gave a high-energy welcome to the audience followed by remarks from FOX 46 anchor Brien Blakely.  After the screening, Fly Ty moderated a Q&A with Wilds and Wise, who both thanked Charlotte for being such a welcoming, loving community during filming.
Created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood. The “Shots Fired” screening brought out, “Heard It All Before’ singer Sunshine Anderson, whom along with Anthony Hamilton are featured on the show’s soundtrack. Sunshine Anderson also makes a cameo in the first episode. Additional guest included cast members Mack Wilds and DeWanda Wise. Attendees included Dutchess (VH1’s “Black Ink Crew”), guitarist Darnell Taylor, author Omar Tyree, civil rights activist Bro. John C. BarnettChewy (92.7FM The Block), Miss Jessica (Power 98), Beasie Baybie (Hot 103.9), DJ Skillz, Coretta Livingston (Radio One Charlotte), model Lee Barney and numerous “Shots Fired” extras and crew members.
Get ready to add the show to your list of favorites, and set recordings because you won’t want to miss this new captivating series.
The “Shots Fired” premieres March 22 at 8/7c on FOX, prior to the spring return of “Empire” at 9/8c.
Follow the show on social media at @ShotsFiredFOXhttp://www.fox.com/shots-fired
Deja Barrett

Deja is a multi-media journalist, educated with a Bachelors degree in Communications from prestigious Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA.

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