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Orrin Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, Partners With Lupita Nyong’o to Promote New Disney Film “Queen


'During his visit to Los Angeles, actress Lupita Nyong’o who stars in the film, joined Orrin for a special workshop with several young local children'

“It’s less about teaching chess and more about building character.”

— Orrin C. Hudson

Orrin Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, Partners With Lupita Nyong’o to Promote New Disney Film, “Queen of Katwe

STONE MOUNTAIN, GEORGIA, USA, October 1, 2016 -- Chess champion Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson from Stone Mountain, GA, has been chosen by Disney Studios to help promote their new film Queen of Katwe starring Oscar award-winning actress and filmmaker Lupita Nyong’o. The film tells the story of the life of Phiona Mutesi, a 10-year old girl from the slums of Katwe, Uganda, who learns how to play chess and goes on to become a global chess champion. Hudson, who is also the founder of an organization called Be Someone was asked to bring his personal and professional messages to the “Queen of Katwe” audiences. Just like Phiona in the film, Hudson learned the game of chess as a youngster and it propelled him to Unimagined-heights.

Now, as a world-class champion, he explains that he was once an at-risk high- schooler when a teacher taught him through the game that he could be someone if he used his God-given smarts and talents positively. That changed his life. Orrin’s tour to promote the film included a series of KATWE Boys and Girls Club workshops, and it took him to four different cities (Atlanta, Washington DC, Chicago, and Los Angeles) from September 12-16. During his visit to Chicago, actress Lupita Nyong’o who stars in the film, joined Orrin for a special workshop with several young local children. Regarding the game of chess, Hudson comments, “I learned that for every move I make, whether it be on the chess board or in life, there is a consequence.” He now teaches this through Be Someone Inc. organization that has literally touched and changed the lives of more than 50,000 young people coast-to-coast.

Orrin Hudson, Founder of Be Someone, Partners With Lupita Nyong’o to Promote New Disney Film, “Queen of Katwe”

ABOUT “Be Someone Inc.”: has taught the game of Chess to and counseled more than 50,000 at-risk youth with a goal of reaching a million. Chess demands creative thinking and that critical thinking ability can become the difference between a life on the streets and a life of success. chess provides a structured way of learning and helps to develop skills, such as patience, concentration, problem-solving, and the ability to follow rules. It also teaches responsibility, as it illustrates that all actions have consequences. Lastly, it teaches that winning isn’t everything; sometimes losing can be a valuable instrument for improvement. It is from these roots that Orrin developed the Make Every Move Count method. Every day there seems to be more news about crime and violence in our local schools and communities. Once an at-risk high school student, Be Someone founder Orrin Hudson knows what it's like to lack direction. Today, through his motivational programs and chess lessons, he is helping thousands of kids stay out of trouble and lead successful lives "one move at a time". ABOUT ORRIN: Orrin “Checkmate” Hudson is a Motivational Speaker and Master Strategist, As an adult, Orrin served in the United States Air Force and then as an Alabama State Trooper for six years, further developing the discipline he learned in high school. He later owned and operated his own car lot, succeeding as a business and community leader. Along the way, Orrin never gave up the game of chess, and he leaned on his personal development strategy of being the best to become a two-time World Open speed chess winner. Teaching kids how to think strategically, plan effectively and build self-confidence, Orrin uses his award-winning, highly effective and much-lauded presentations centered on the time-tested strategies of chess as a metaphor for the game of life. He shows at risk kids the focus, discipline, and patience required by the game of chess – skills that are transferable to their current life situations.

The author of “One Move At A Time”, Orrin is the subject of numerous news national articles and television interviews, including Good Morning America, CNN, CBS Early Morning Show, CNN Headline News, and CNN American Stories, The Word Network, People Magazine, USA Today , Sports Illustrated for Kids and Time Magazine for Kids. Noted for sharing a winning mindset that enables his students and audiences to believe in themselves, he continues to attract community service awards, having won some of the most prestigious in the educational arena including the national 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King Award.

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