Historic feature film drama on African American New Orleans journalist
now in the works
Linear Media, a Studio Releasing company, announces that development will soon begin of ‘Action Words: Stand of Faith,’ an inspirational new early desegregation drama from Shaune Bordere, the author of the 2017 novel ‘Action Words: Journey of a Journalist’ on New Orleans Writer Ora M. Lewis. An Academy Award winning Writer and Director is leading the development of the story. ‘Action Words: Stand of Faith’ is a biopic on Ora Lewis, who was a trailblazing nationally published Louisiana journalist and author from 1936 until her passing in 2006. Ora joined the staff of the African American racial discourse newspaper, known as the Sepia Socialite, in 1936 at the age of 18. Ora Lewis’ talent was remarkable and highly recognized by leaders throughout the New Orleans region. In 1937, she earned a position with the New Orleans Item American newspaper alongside award-winning journalist and author Howard K. Smith, Ray Walston and Pulitzer Prize winner Hodding Carter. The film dramatizes one of the most progressive and phenomenal events in the history of America, wherein Ora Lewis influenced Catholic New Orleans Archbishop Joseph Francis Rummel to order the desegregation of the entire City of New Orleans for the Eighth National Eucharistic Congress in 1938. Ora Lewis defied the odds and challenged the Catholic Church to desegregate on July 23, 1938, with her Sepia Socialite published article ‘A Letter to the Archbishop,’ confronting Archbishop Rummel. Millions of people witnessed Ora’s groundbreaking milestone in stark contrast to Adolf Hitler’s total destruction of German culture and politics with Nazi terror and extremist violence. Ora documented the extraordinary victory for Archbishop Rummel and the Archdiocese of New Orleans over hatred and fear in her article entitled ‘Interracial Harmony In The South’ published nationally by Preservation of the Faith Journal in February 1939.
Ora Lewis was posthumously honored with a U.S. Congressional Proclamation by a member of the United States House of Representatives on October 12, 2012, for her life long accomplishments. Her profound story will be told in ‘Action Words: Stand of Faith.’
About Linear Media
Linear Media was founded in conjunction with Abide Press (its literary creative) in 2012 to develop and produce ‘Action Words: Stand Of Faith.’ Since then, three additional feature films and two television series have been written on the environment and world peace for production with several major and independent studios. (www.OraMlewis.com)
SOURCE Studio Releasing