Royce Osborn

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Royce Osborn is a New Orleans-born writer and producer. In 2003, he created the popular documentary "All on a Mardi Gras Day", which explores New Orleans' black carnival traditions in an historical context. The program was broadcast nationally on PBS stations, and was awarded at the New Orleans Film Festival. It has been called one of the best documentaries ever made on New Orleans history, and has been used as a teaching tool in both elementary schools and universities.

Osborn grew up in the rich environment of the city's Seventh Ward, and later attended the American Film Institute. After several years working in network television (including the NAACP Image Awards program), he returned to his hometown in 1997, with the purpose of "telling New Orleans stories" in both documentary and feature films. He is currently at work on the documentary "Walking to New Orleans", about the city's cultural recovery, post-Katrina.