MEET THE JUDGES

NSAEN Film Festival is pleased to announce its distinguished panel of judges for this year’s festival.

Ricky Muse

An actor, known for the Movies Disney’s My Fake Finance, Tammy (2014), Lawless (2012) and Trouble with the Curve (2012), Christmas Office Party (2016) and many commercials.

John Roy "Johnny" Van Zant

An American musician and the current lead vocalist of Southern rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. He is the younger brother of the late Lynyrd Skynyrd co-founder and former lead vocalist Ronnie Van Zant, and of the .38 Special founder, Donnie Van Zant.

Van Zant performed during the 1970s with his first band, The Austin Nickels Band. They later changed their name to The Johnny Van Zant Band releasing their debut solo album, No More Dirty Deals, in 1980. Original members of The Johnny Van Zant Band consisted of Van Zant on lead vocals, Robbie Gay on guitar, Danny Clausman, on bass, Erik Lundgren on lead guitar, Robbie Morris, drums and Joan Hecht (previously Joan Cusumano) and Nancy Henderson on background vocals. Van Zant released three more solo albums between 1981 and 1985, before taking a break from the music business.

He became lead vocalist for the reunited Lynyrd Skynyrd in 1987, and continues to record and perform with them today. He released another solo album, Brickyard Road, in 1990, which featured the popular title track, which was a #1 hit on the U.S. Mainstream Rock Tracks chart for three weeks. He also records and performs with his brother, Donnie, as Van Zant since 1998

Gordon Danniels

An actor, known for The Great Debaters (2007), Hall Pass (2011) and Gifted (2017), many Television shows such as Heat of the Night. Gordan will be seen in the next season of Netflix House of Cards.

Donald Newton "Donnie" Van Zant

An American rock vocalist/guitarist. He is best known as having been a member of the band 38 Special, from its formation in 1974 until 2013. He is the middle of three brothers: his older brother Ronnie was the original lead singer for Lynyrd Skynyrd who died in a 1977 plane crash in Mississippi along with five other members and associates of the band; his younger brother Johnny is the current Lynyrd Skynyrd’s lead singer as of 2016. Donnie and Johnny also perform together from time to time as the group Van Zant.

Dexter Tucker

An actor and writer, known for Money Talks (1997), Treasure n tha Hood(2005) and Jimmy Part 1 Did You Get One? (2015).

Dan Glazer

Hosts  2 live Web Tv Shows: Hollywood South and Comics on Parole. Dan also has performed  Stand Up Comedy at Louie Anderson’s club in Vegas, Hosted for WSB Radio’s Jim Gosset, Hosted  Jerry Farber’s Side Door Open Mic, and performed at the  Atlanta’s Punchline, Laughing Skull, Atlanta Comedy theater and more.