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Byron Hurt

5 out of 5

Activist, Lecturer, Writer & Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

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Byron Hurt Biography

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. He is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated television show, Reel Works with Byron Hurt. For more than 20 years, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender violence, race, music, visual media, and food justice. As an activist, Byron has served as a gender violence prevention educator. The former Northeastern University football quarterback was also a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. Hurt also served as an Associate Director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Hurt began his professional film career with I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America. His second feature length film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (BBR) premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens (drawing more than 1.3 million viewers). Since then, it has screened at over 150 film festivals worldwide, and has endured as a catalyst for discussion about Hip-Hop culture. In 2010, MSNBC's TheGriot.com named Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes one of the Top 10 most important black films of the decade.

In 2008, Hurt released If Five-0 Shoots and Barack & Curtis. Both were critically acclaimed and the latter exploded in the blogosphere as a part of The Masculinity Project, further cementing Hurt as an important documentary filmmaker.

Byron's writings have been published in several anthologies, including Michael Eric Dyson's Know What I Mean? Kevin Powell's The Black Male Handbook, April R. Silver's Be A Father to Your Child, Richard Lapchick's Sport in Society, and Shira Tarrant's Men Speak Out.

Hurt has been featured in various media publications ranging from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Tribune, and The Final Call. He has also been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Mother Jones, Black Enterprise, The Source & Double XL Magazines; as well as allhiphop.com. He has also appeared or been heard on MSNBC, NPR, CNN, Access Hollywood, MTV, BET, ABC News World Tonight, NBC-New York, C- Span, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show, among countless other outlets.

Because of his work, Hurt has been invited to speak and guest lecture at hundreds of campuses. He has presented at numerous professional conferences, and trained tens of thousands of young men and women on some of today's most cutting-edge gender issues.

Byron's latest film, Soul Food Junkies is critically acclaimed and won the CNN Best Documentary award at the American Black Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. The film made its national television premiere on PBS' Emmy award-winning series, Independent Lens in January 2013, drawing an audience of more than 1.5 million viewers.

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Byron Hurt

5 out of 5

Activist, Lecturer, Writer & Award-Winning Documentary Filmmaker

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Byron Hurt Biography

Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, published writer, anti-sexist activist, and lecturer. He is also the former host of the Emmy-nominated television show, Reel Works with Byron Hurt. For more than 20 years, Hurt has been using his craft, his voice, and his writings to broaden and deepen how people think about gender violence, race, music, visual media, and food justice. As an activist, Byron has served as a gender violence prevention educator. The former Northeastern University football quarterback was also a founding member of the Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) program, the leading college-based rape and domestic violence prevention initiative for college and professional athletics. Hurt also served as an Associate Director of the first gender violence prevention program in the United States Marine Corps.

Hurt began his professional film career with I Am A Man: Black Masculinity in America. His second feature length film, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes (BBR) premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival and was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award-winning PBS series Independent Lens (drawing more than 1.3 million viewers). Since then, it has screened at over 150 film festivals worldwide, and has endured as a catalyst for discussion about Hip-Hop culture. In 2010, MSNBC's TheGriot.com named Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes one of the Top 10 most important black films of the decade.

In 2008, Hurt released If Five-0 Shoots and Barack & Curtis. Both were critically acclaimed and the latter exploded in the blogosphere as a part of The Masculinity Project, further cementing Hurt as an important documentary filmmaker.

Byron's writings have been published in several anthologies, including Michael Eric Dyson's Know What I Mean? Kevin Powell's The Black Male Handbook, April R. Silver's Be A Father to Your Child, Richard Lapchick's Sport in Society, and Shira Tarrant's Men Speak Out.

Hurt has been featured in various media publications ranging from The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The Philadelphia Tribune, and The Final Call. He has also been featured in O, The Oprah Magazine, Mother Jones, Black Enterprise, The Source & Double XL Magazines; as well as allhiphop.com. He has also appeared or been heard on MSNBC, NPR, CNN, Access Hollywood, MTV, BET, ABC News World Tonight, NBC-New York, C- Span, and The Tom Joyner Morning Show, The Michael Baisden Show, among countless other outlets.

Because of his work, Hurt has been invited to speak and guest lecture at hundreds of campuses. He has presented at numerous professional conferences, and trained tens of thousands of young men and women on some of today's most cutting-edge gender issues.

Byron's latest film, Soul Food Junkies is critically acclaimed and won the CNN Best Documentary award at the American Black Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Urbanworld Film Festival in New York City. The film made its national television premiere on PBS' Emmy award-winning series, Independent Lens in January 2013, drawing an audience of more than 1.5 million viewers.

Byron Hurt Videos

  • "Soul Food Junkies" Teaser by Byron Hurt - YouTube
  • Byron Hurt message to UNC Asheville - YouTube
  • Byron Hurt interview on "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes ...

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  • How to book Byron Hurt?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Byron Hurt for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Byron Hurt, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Byron Hurt or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Byron Hurt?

    Booking fees for Byron Hurt, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Byron Hurt, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Byron Hurt?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Byron Hurt for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Byron Hurt for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Byron Hurt or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Byron Hurt or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Byron Hurt is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Byron Hurt for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Byron Hurt generally travels from Newark, NJ, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are dream hampton, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, Damon Davis and Ram Devineni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Byron Hurt for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • "Soul Food Junkies" Teaser by Byron Hurt - YouTube
    Byron Hurt message to UNC Asheville - YouTube
  • Byron Hurt interview on "Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes ...

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