LOCAL GOOD NEWS: Young Talk Show Host Showcased At Sundance Film Festival

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A local girl is headed to the Sundance Film Festival.  It’s local good news.

12-year-old Shania Brown is the local talk show host of “Keeping It Real With Shania.”  She’s also a young filmmaker and producer.

“I started the show because I wanted to give kids a voice, and I wanted to like help other people get out there somewhat – interview them about their crafts,” said Brown.

People have started to notice. She was selected by the African-American Women in Cinema or AAWIC organization to showcase her talk show at the Sundance Film Festival this January.

“I was freaking out … Ah ah ah … Say what now?” said Brown.

While she’s extremely excited about the opportunity, she’s also a little sad since her show producer, Sam Smith, recently died from cancer.

“He always wanted to go to Sundance and now that I have the opportunity to go,” said Brown, with tears in her eyes. “I just want to make him proud. He was always there for me no matter what and I know he still is there watching over me.”

And, we have a feeling Sam will be watching Shania as the AAWIC presents her with a honorarium membership award at the festival.

“We’re trying to get my show national and that’s my goal,” said Brown.

It’s local good news.

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