Tag Archives: ABFF

ABFF Honors

ABFF Honors: Issa Rae Hacks Hollywood

Long gone are the days of being discovered or looking for an agent to book you gigs

The who’s who of Hollywood will be in full effect on Wednesday, February, 22nd at…

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ABFF

ABFF Honors Denzel Washington, Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, and Black Talent in Hollywood

Don't miss this celebration of black excellence in Hollywood TONIGHT, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, on BET

The extraordinary achievements of African Americans in cinema will be celebrated tonight at the 2017…

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Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, F. Gary Gray to Be Honored by ABFF and BET

The awards gala, presented by BET, returns to honor Hollywood veteran Denzel Washington, rising star Issa Rae, and director F. Gary Gray

BET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) recently announced the honorees for the…

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VR Strategy Conference Teaches Minorities How to Become VR Producers

It’s not enough to just consume content; understanding how to produce and leverage VR content as a new vehicle for storytelling can open many doors for minorities

How can people of color join the oncoming tidal wave as producers, and not just…

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American Black Film Festival

21st Annual American Black Film Festival Announces 2017 Dates

Heading back to Miami with HBO as founding and presenting sponsor

The American Black Film Festival has just announced that it will be returning to Miami…

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filmmakers

How Two Filmmakers Are Taking on the Complexity of Black Girlhood

Nikyatu Jusu and Yvonne Shirley discuss their award-winning short film 'Flowers,' and how to work in the indie space as black female filmmakers

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

By Kali Wilder

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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…

By Kali Wilder

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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,…

By Kali Wilder

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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…

By Kali Wilder

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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…

By Kali Wilder

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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…

By Kali Wilder

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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival Kicks Off TODAY in Miami

Embrace the nation's largest gathering of black film and TV enthusiasts

Join promising filmmakers, artists, influencers, and content creators on Miami Beach for the 20th Annual…

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American Black Film Festival

American Black Film Festival Encores at BET Experience

The festival travels from Miami to L.A. for two days of films and master classes.

Catch the encore of the American Black Film Festival at BET Experience, June 24-26.

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ABFF

ABFF Announces 2016 Films in Competition

The complete list of films selected for the Narrative Features, Web Originals and Documentary sections, as well as the HBO® Short Film Competition.

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) recently released a line-up of over 25 narrative features,…

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American Black Film Festival

Central Intelligence: Nate Parker, Will Packer, Gabrielle Union and More at the 2016 American Black Film Festival

The 20th anniversary festival offers black artists insight, access, and much more

Get a sneak-peek at this year’s most anticipated films and learn first-hand from the film’s…

By Safon Floyd

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ABFF

ABFF: An Artists’ Space to Watch, Learn, and Create

Actors, filmmakers, and content creators, this one's for you

Register now for the 2016 ABFF to make your artistic dreams a reality.

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ABFF

Hey Content Creators: ABFF and VH1 are Searching for YOU

A nationwide search to identify promising content creators of unscripted reality and documentary television

The American Black Film Festival has teamed up with VH1 to launch Unscripted Storytellers, a…

By Safon Floyd

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American Black Film Festival

ABFF Searches for Your Talent with HBO, Comcast NBCUniversal, TV One and McDonald’s

Writers, comedians, hosts, actors, and filmmakers compete for a chance to win big

ABFF to develop talent discovery programs for up-and-coming actors, comedians, filmmakers and television hosts.

By Safon Floyd

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Bunche Report

The Bunche Report: How Diversity Affects Hollywood’s Bottom Line

Spoiler alert: Diverse casts tend to sell more tickets and earn higher ratings.

This year’s report includes an examination of viewer ratings, broken down by ethnicity, and a…

By Safon Floyd

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

American Black Film Festival Awards Recap

News and views from the 2016 ABFF Awards

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, aired on BET and Centric Tuesday, February 23rd…

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