February 2, 2016
Filmmaker, Alton Glass, hails from Detroit by way of Atlanta. Coming from an entrepreneurial family, he decided to start his own janitorial service when he arrived in LA. and landed a job on a Dream Works movie cleaning up the sets. He seamlessly transitioned into “shadowing” classic Hollywood director, Michael Schultz. Although he was working with an established professional, Alton decided to further his technical education at Hollywood CPR film school and later join the IATSE Local 600 Cinematographers Guild. After completion of the program, he directed his first independent feature “Candy Shop” featuring Omar Gooding and Guillermo Diaz. After this, he was hired to write the award winning gritty drama “The Mannsfield 12” and received the highly coveted $20,000 Best Screenplay Award at the American Black Film Festival. During the festival he was tapped to write and direct his follow up with the sexy thriller, “The Confidant,” starring Boris Kodjoe and David Banner. Armed with creative and business skills, Glass decided to independently fund what he calls his “catalogue” project “CRU”. The film broke a record at the 2014 American Black Film Festival for winning the most awards in the 18 year history of the Grand Jury Awards. The success of “CRU” opened the door for Alton to produce and direct “Second Chance Christmas” for TV One. The family friendly film received stellar ratings and is destined to become a holiday classic. Glass’ upcoming TV One release “Welcome To The Family” airs this fall.