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The Real Deal

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Early Time

by Beverly Norman-Cooper, Diana Hayworth




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Experiencing The Mississippi Delta — February 2009

Early Time

A Film By: Beverly Norman-Cooper, Diana Hayworth

About The Film

For 47 years, Early Wright ruled the air waves on WROX in Clarksdale, Mississippi, a small town nestled in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. The film explores how Mississippi’s first black disc jockey—the son of sharecroppers who learned to read when he was in his 30s—used humor and hope on his nightly blues and gospel broadcasts to bridge the gap between blacks and whites, young and old, and rich and poor.


Early Wright, Robert Birdsong, Helen Sugg Aderholdt and Jerry Allhands


* 2009 Crossroads Film Festival

* 2011 Juke Joint Film Festival

About The Workshop

This two-week HD workshop runs twice a year in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and is designed for those who want to learn documentary filmmaking top to bottom in an intensive setting.

Past participants have included new and established filmmakers, writers, journalists, artists, photographers, graphic designers, theater actors and directors, musicians, educators and non profit organizations. Previous experience with filmmaking is NOT required. Producers, cinematographers, editors and writers with narrative experience who are considering working in non-fiction filmmaking are also encouraged to enroll. Photojournalists and print journalists who are looking to make the move to video journalism should strongly consider this workshop.

Students learn all aspects of the process including the importance of the still image, HD cameras, compact lighting methods, wireless mics, how to structure and weave the story and how to edit in the field with Final Cut Pro.

Find Out How You Can Enroll

Click HERE to learn how you can make a documentary in The Mississippi Delta.

Sponsored By

The Mississippi Film Office, Canon USA, Sennheiser, Bogen Imaging, Manfrotto, Lowel Lighting, Anton Bauer & Inqsribe.