Diamond and Joshua awarded ASMW Certification



People join the Association of Southern Movie Workers for the opportunity to expand on their “dream of Hollywood” and to fine tune their artistic, management or creative skills with the focus of identifying a truly viable career path for themselves within Atlanta’s growing movie industry. It is our custom to assess these individuals within their first 90 days for career readiness and industry certification.

On behalf of the Association of Southern Movie Workers Inc (ASMW), it is my pleasure to announce the final certification of Diamond Reid – Certified Promoter (CLP), and Joshua Kimbrough (Certified Camera Operator – CLCO)

While interning, Joshua Kimbrough served as the major Camera Operator for the filming of the movie “Last Night” which will be released towards the end on May 2016.

Diamond Reid who began her internship in Events Management has successfully packaged 2 premieres for our industry and hence will continue in that capacity.

Both candidates will be officially awarded at the next Movie Industry Networking Event (M.I.N.E.) scheduled for Thursday May 12th from 7pm at Mardi Gras Café in Atlanta.

We often hear people talk about Atlanta being the next “Black” Hollywood. The fact is that “Atlanta is not just a black city; it is a melting pot of all cultures and hence should effectively radiate such warmth by sharing with the world its own image.

We call that image: LANTAWOOD

The mission of ASMW Inc. is to channel Georgia’s abundant talent into a viable and sustainable film industry with abundant career opportunities. “The viability of the industry in Atlanta cannot be left just to the efforts of the government. We must strive to make our industry sustainable now.” Because our urban communities are the bedrock of talent, our next few months will be focused on harvesting and celebrating these new talents.”

I welcome you all to LANTAWOOD, the movie industry of the South.



Karnal Knowledge and Influence of a Minor 1&2 Premiering in Atlanta

influence karnal_knowledge

On behalf of the Association of Southern Movie Workers Inc (ASMW), it is my pleasure to invite you to join us in celebrating the premiere of the newest Lantawood movies “Karnal Knowledge and Influence of a Minor at 4 pm on Saturday April 30th 2016.

The mission of the ASMW Inc. is to channel Georgia’s abundant talent into a viable and sustainable system of developing film industry careers and opportunities.

The films “Karnal Knowledge” and “Influence of a Minor” are made here in the Georgia and focus on themes impact our communities. The films also feature indigenous actors who will soon become house hold brands here in the South. We invite you to join our celebration on as the Special Guest of honor and to lend your voice of support for the value of community.

Please contact me for more information on how you can help us create unlimited local film jobs. I will hope to hear from you soon.



We are seeking for a camera operator trainee who is ready to learn and master the craft of shooting feature movies then immediately begin working for one of our film making outfits as a Camera Operator. I would prefer someone 17 -25 years of age male of female. Training will be provided at no cost with the agreement that the trainee will begin to work once trained. Send us an email if interested in more info.


“Making it Lantawood” a Reality Show about building our own movie industry in Atlanta, Georgia

Makig it Lantawood

“Namso Akpan, fueled with the conviction that “if you build it, they will come” sets out with his team to spread the good news about the unlimited opportunities Lantawood, our own movie industry brings to talents, businesses and the Atlanta community. Watch are we recruit, develop and inspire the creation of viable and sustainable film jobs in Atlanta.


  1. To create an open forum of showing the true realities of the growing film industry in Atlanta and Georgia in general.
  2. Expose what has been hidden: Come with us behind the careers of actors, industry workers, producers, talent, investors and community makers and breakers as we spread the reality of growing your our own film industry.

“Over the years, I have wished I had a camera recording what was actually going on around our building LANTAWOOD. The lies, the self-doubt, the jealousy and most importantly the successes. Now we will attempt to make sense out of it all” ….Namso Akpan, Executive Producer

Abraham Wesley, Michelle Smith and Barin Kardashian

TO WATCH: “Making it Lantawood” will be available for on demand viewing on Thucooi™ Platform from March 20 2016.

MORE INFO?  Send you email to info@lantawood.org .


The AAgency, seeking serious actors for “Last Night”


As we celebrate the release of “Karnal Knowledge” this month, Atlanta Filmworks is inviting great actors to the casting of another movie to be produced from the last week of February.
The audition will be hosted by Alicia Felton of “The AAgency”. Seeking serious actors only. No experience needed but you must be serious as an actor and be ready to consistently try out for several roles in several films. Our main focus is to ensure our actors can be morphed into “brands”.
If you are “just looking for an opportunity to get in a film for amateurish reasons, this is not for that type of opportunity. The AAgency is seeking careers minded actors only. This film is already contracted for distribution on Thucooi™ Platform so we must get it done on time.

1. Edward Williams is 30 years old and is interested in running for council for one of Atlanta’s urban area. Edward always carries a specific candy with him. He is smart and mental stable.
2. Stan Williams is 25 and the younger brother to Edward. He is a Medical Student and has a girlfriend named Michelle.
3. Michelle is around 25 and is a wannabe actor who moved from LA to Atlanta is search of a career. She is mentally unstable and bipolar.
4. Janice Marcus is a 30 something year old woman. She is very quiet in her demeanor with a beautiful smile. She suffers from schizophrenia.
5. Mr. Miller is a 50 -60 year old a community activist and father to Edward and Stan. He is a no nonsense father who’s grown kids are still afraid of.
6. Mrs. Miller is a 50 -60 year old mother, wife and Christian woman. Her main focus in life if her 2 sons finding themselves good wives.
7. Little one – 15-18 year old brother or sister to Edward and Stan. Does not like the fact that he or she is the youngest child in the family. Is also a total android addict.

Date: Thursday, February 18 at 7 PM – 9 PM
Venue: Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro 904 Martin Luther King Junior Dr SW Atlanta, GA 30318




Atlanta, Georgia – February 9, 2016 – “Even with the film industry booming in Atlanta, sustainable film jobs are still hard to find, so the logical alternative is to create them” according to Lantawood founder, Namso Akpan.
While working in the industry over the last decade, it has been impossible not to notice the abundance of talent and the deficit of opportunity in the entertainment industry.
It is easy to make a movie, and many “home grown” producers are doing just that. But without a viable career path, the journey to Hollywood can be as uncertain as finding a needle in a haystack. Eventually, the journey is abandoned as “just a dream” because the realities of this industry have not been favorable for the indie film maker.
“With today’s technology, it is easy for anyone to showcase their talent or completed film. By also giving film makers a leveled playing field in marketing and distribution, while celebrating our industry’s high achievers, we are certain to motivate a sustainable workforce and create a lasting impact on unemployment in our urban communities”, says Mr. Akpan.
In recent months, more and more people are moving to the urban communities around College Park, East Point and Atlanta and are seeking film industry related jobs. Experts believe this trend will continue for as long as the tax incentives continue. Unfortunately, Mr. Akpan feels that the viability of the industry in Georgia cannot be left just to the efforts of the government, “we must continue striving to make our industry sustainable now or face the possible losses of the opportunities and infrastructure we have developed over the years, if and when Hollywood leaves Georgia. Urban communities are the bedrock of talent and our next few months will be focused on harvesting this talent so as to chisel out brand new gems.”
Namso Akpan is the Managing Director of FilmTrax LLC. His company is a pioneer in utilizing Atlanta’s growing film industry as the catalyst for developing opportunities and jobs in Atlanta and beyond.


Influence of a Minor completed in record time

  • Team2
  • Namso_Influence1
  • Dsc04730
  • Dsc04774
  • Dsc04724

Our December film”Influence of a Minor” completed in record time.

We thank all our donors, sponsors and helpers including Mr. Jerry King, Diamond Goar, Alim Jaami, Ms.Alishia in Villa Rica, the parents of Jahseyne Eccleston and Diamond Jordan and the many actors and crew who helped turn that sensational script into a feature film. Influence of a Minor will be released in February 2016.

THE NEXT FEATURE FILM: “90 Days to the Crown”


Production Company: Westside Pictures

Exec. Producer: Namso Akpan

Casting Date -Now till February 15th 2016


On the west side of town, Susan has just ended a troubling relationship when Rico comes into her life. She promises never to “rush into things” again and begins to date with a 6 month rule. On the East side, Henry is stuck in a “going nowhere” relationship with Julie. Notwithstanding his personal situation, Henry becomes a relationship adviser to Mary who is 38 and anxious to get married before she turns 40. Can Henry’s method help Mary find that husband of her dreams in 90 days?

To audition or be considered for a role in this film, email ATTENTION: The Producer, 90DaysTTC at info@localfilmjobs.org .


The Bluff, After the Snow in gas stations before christmas

The Bluff, After the Snow 1&2



The wait is over! From Dec, 15th, FilmTrax will be releasing a new Lantawood  movie every month through a network of gas stations and convenience stores throughout Atlanta and the South. And to public delight, the first movie scheduled for release is the popular hood saga known as the Bluff. In this release called “After the Snow 1&2” it features comedian Kevin Rollinson, Shemika Cannady, Newnan Georgia attorney  Michael Kam, Herb Storyteller Ihenacho, exotic dance Millian Candice Turner, Atlanta actress  Audrena C. Howell, Atlanta DJ Marc Williams and another undiscovered Atlanta actor Alim Jaami,

Promotions by ‪#‎atlaccess Production by‪#‎saveanigafilms‬ Casting by ‪#‎TheAAgency‬

We thank all our die hard supporters who have helping us get to the promise land with “our own movie industry” ‪#‎lantawood‬ . Here is Movie Number 1…….. ‪#‎TheBluffAftertheSnow‬ featuring

tianna1 THE ACTORS The Blufbaby sally2 duke1 demi1 audrena1 cannady1 cort3 cortez1 cott_sally1 namso