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Friday, August 31 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm
ABC's The Last Defense: The Julius Jones Story

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We are proud to present a Featured Screening of ABC’s The Last Defense, a project from Executive Producer Juvee Productions (Viola Davis and her husband and Austinite Julius Tennon) on Friday, August 31 from 12:30p – 2:30p.

Episode 2 of The Last Defense focuses on the death row case of Julius Jones, a 21-year-old African American college student in Oklahoma sentenced to death for carjacking and murder.
Following the screening, there will be a discussion about the creation of the series and the journey of investigating the Julius Jones death row case.

The panelists will feature Co-creators and EPs Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring, Director Amani Martin, Executive Producer Andrew Wang, Federal Public Defender Amanda Bass, and Jones’s friend and ally Jimmy Lawson.

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Amani Martin

Founder, Peaceful Warrior Productions
Amani Martin is a multiple Emmy-Award-winning executive producer and director, and founder of Peaceful Warrior Productions, a New York based television and digital media production company. Peaceful Warrior specializes in non-fiction programming for all platforms, and branded content... Read More →

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Julius Tennon

JuVee Productions
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Viola Davis

JuVee Productions

Friday August 31, 2018 12:30pm - 2:30pm CDT
Ballroom B and C