2016 ABFF Archives - Black Enterprise

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filmmakers

How Two Filmmakers Are Taking on the Complexity of Black Girlhood

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their motivation to make ‘Flowers’ and navigating the indie…

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Hollywood

4 Actresses on How They’re Taking on Hollywood

Teyonah Parris, Nicole Beharie, Emayatzy Corinealdi, and Aja Naomi King talk lessons they've learned so far while navigating Hollywood

As Hollywood continues to struggle to understand the various needs of global audiences, storytellers—from the creators to the…

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Jakes

T.D. Jakes Provides Quick Business Lessons for Storytellers

T.D. Jakes shares insightful business advice at ABFF

In an insightful ABFF session moderated by journalist and author Shaun Robinson, T. D. Jakes,…

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screenwriting

The Akils on Jumpstarting Your Career in Screenwriting

In their Q&A-filled Industry Coaching seminar, Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil provide practical advice on how to become a screenwriter

Mara Brock Akil and Salim Akil brought some tips on screenwriting to the American Black…

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nate parker

5 things you didn’t know about Nate Parker’s ‘Birth of a Nation’

Nate Parker's goal is to reclaim our history and change the narrative with his new, award winning film, Birth of a Nation.

“This is the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my career. It was my desperate…

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common

7 Motivational Takeaways from ‘A Conversation with Common’

Common discusses his work as an actor and hip- hop artist, and talks about community activism and what he hopes to achieve as an influential black artist

Common discusses his work as an actor and hip- hop artist, and talks about community…

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ABFF Announces Common as 2016 Celebrity Ambassador

The award-winning artist leads the charge for the film festival's 20th anniversary

The American Black Film Festival and Black Enterprise are proud to announce that award-winning rapper,…

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How to Position Yourself As an Industry Authority

To build your authority, you’ll need a continuous message that tells the world who you…

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‘I See You’: The Power and Beauty of Building Multiple Tribes of Professional Women

Women that make the time to find their tribes of professional sisters have a competitive…

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