LeVar Burton has been capturing the attention of fans and industry peers alike for the past three decades. Whether acting, directing, producing or writing, Burton has experienced success not only in television and film, but also in the online and social-networking space. He is currently one of the top 100 most followed people in the world on Twitter, with more than 1.6 million followers.
Burton’s very first professional audition led to one of his most famous roles as Kunta Kinte, the lead in the acclaimed miniseries Roots. The phenomenal success of Roots launched his career as an actor, and more importantly, earned his performance as Kunta Kinte, lasting status as a worldwide icon representing the indomitability of the human spirit. What followed were starring roles in a string of television movies and feature films. One of Burton’s most famous television roles is Geordi La Forge on the syndicated science fiction series Star Trek: The Next Generation. Burton most recently signed on for TNT’s Perception, a new drama series premiering Summer 2012 and starring Emmy-winning actor Eric McCormack.
In 2010, Burton launched the production company Burton/Wolfe Entertainment (BWE) with his business partner and Reach For Me Producer, Mark Wolfe. Burton/Wolfe Entertainment is a production company dedicated to creating high-quality and original content that resonates across multiple entertainment platforms. The company has lined up numerous strategic partnerships with networks, distribution companies and internet portals.
SXSWedu is pleased to host its second annual conference focusing on innovations in learning. SXSWedu 2012 will occur March 6-8, 2012 at the Downtown Hilton in Austin, Texas. Like other SXSW festivals, SXSWedu seeks to converge the wide variety…