Urban Action Showcase and Expo 2019 Recap
Urban Action Showcase and Expo 2019 was another fantastic year!
The Friday evening Red Carpet and Awards hosted 78 Filmmakers from over 15 countries and honored the likes of Perry Yung for his role in Cinemax Warrior, Celia Au from Netflix Wu Assassins, David Harris, Dorsey Wright, and Brian Tyler from the cult classic The Warriors for its 40th anniversary.
The UAS International Action Film Festival Awards began with a changing of the guard as the Mantle of The Black Dragon was passed to Michael Jai White by the four living Dragons, Ron Van Clief, Don Wilson, Cynthia Rothrock, and Taimak and Council of Grandmasters of the Martial Arts. Michael Jai White is now known as “The Black Dragon”. Following this historic moment, over 70 Awards were given at the UAS International Action Film Festival expanding over 30 categories.
The Black Dynamite 10th Anniversary Throwback 70’s Jam concluded the night’s epic moments. It featured Michael Jai White and enthusiastic guests in 70’s threads!
The Saturday screenings featured the UASIAFF Official Selections, nominees and winners as well as pivotal anniversary celebrations like Black Belt Jones 45th, The Warriors 40th, The Last Dragon 35th, Kickboxer 30th, The Matrix 20th, Star Wars Episode 1 The Phantom Menace 20th, Black Dynamite 10th, Ninja Assassin 10th, Cinemax Warrior Season 1 Marathon and more.
Highlighted Panels Included:
Sheroes in Action included special guest Nafessa Williams aka Thunder from the CW’s Black Lightning, Celia Au from Wu Assassins, Regine Sawyer from Women in Comics, Evelyn O Vaccaro from John Wick 3 and the Lady Dragon herself, Cynthia Rothrock!
Martial Arts in Cinema featured Warrington Hudlin, Michael Jai White, Ron Van Clief the Original Black Dragon, Vincent Lyn, Robert Samuels, Ric Meyers, Cynthia Rothrock and Don “The Dragon” Wilson.
Urban Fists of Legends Panel featured Fred The Hammer Williamson, Nafessa Williams, Michael Jai White, Taimak from The Last Dragon, and Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock!
Cinemax Warrior Panel featuring Perry Young and Henry Yuk!
The seminars were informative and effective and gave individuals interested in entering the action genre the real-world experience. Our Dragons, Cynthia Rothrock, Don Wilson, and Michael Jai White, taught exclusive Screen Fighting Master Classes to a private group of enthusiastic action actors and stunt performers.
The Action Expo was was filled with “action” with comic book creators, animators, content creators, celebrity guests and the pop culture fans who love them.There were 7 awesome VR anniversary experiences that the celebrities and fans continue posting about the event today. See photos and videos
The Black Dynamite 10th Anniversary Throwback 70’s Jam saw Michael Jai White and his beautiful wife, Gillian Iliana Waters, joined fans dressed in ’70s themed costumes to help celebrate Michael’s birthday and the 10th anniversary of Black Dynamite.
About the Urban Action Showcase and Expo 2019
The Urban Action Showcase and Expo 2019 is a 14 Hour Action Cinema Mega-Thon taking place on Friday and Saturday, November 8th and 9th at AMC Empire 25 Theaters in Times Square NYC the Crossroads of the World! Take a look at the UASE 2019 Anniversary Line up and be part of the ACTION!
- Saturday Afternoon Kung Fu Theater Screenings
- Back 2 Black Action Cinema Screenings
- Showcase Anniversary Screenings
- Retro Action Cinema Screenings
- Action Panels
- Action Seminars
- Action Icon Experience:
Celebrity taught seminars in Screen Fighting
Guest Instructors include:
Michael Jai White
Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock
Don “The Dragon” Wilson
- All Events
2019 Guest Include:
- Nafessa Williams aka Thunder (Black Lightning)
- Michael Jai White (Spawn, Black Dynamite, Arrow)
- Taimak aka Bruce Leroy (The Last Dragon)
- Jenel Stevens aka Dora Milaje (Black Panther, Infinity War, End Game)
- Fred “The Hammer” Williamson (Three The Hardway, Hell Up in Harlem)
- Cynthia “Lady Dragon” Rothrock ( Lady Dragon, Rage of Honor)
- Don “The Dragon” Wilson (Ring of Fire, Blood Fist)
- Perry Yung aka Father Jun (Cinemax Warrior)
- Celia Au (Netflix Wu Assassins)
- Ron Van Clief The Black Dragon (Return of the Black Dragon)
- David Harris aka Cochise (The Warriors)
- Brian Tyler aka Snow (The Warriors)
- Dorsey Wright aka Cleon (The Warriors)
- Apache Ramos aka Orphan (The Warriors)
- Wanda Velez aka The Lizzies (The Warriors)
- The BaseBall Furies (Cosplay group)
- Will Focus (Graphic Artist)
- Keith Williams (DC & Marvel Comics)
- Larry Stroman ( DC & Dark Horse Comics)