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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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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…

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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…

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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.

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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…

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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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ABFF Awards: A Groundbreaking Celebration of Black Hollywood

An evening dedicated to honoring the impact of African Americans in film and television

Last night America got a chance to experience all of the black star magic with…

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Mike Epps Has been picked to play Richard Pryor

Host Mike Epps Talks About the Importance of ABFF Awards

"As black artists, we have to continue to open up other doors and avenues for ourselves"

With ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood, airing tonight on BET, we sat down with…

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2016 ABFF AWARDS

ABFF Awards Celebrates Black Film and TV Tomorrow on BET

A Celebration of Hollywood TOMORROW, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

ABFF Awards: A Celebration of Hollywood,” hosted by actor and comedian Mike Epps and…

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The 2016 ABFF Awards: Black Hollywood at its Finest

Hundreds of notables in black film and television turned out for the event

It was a night of inspiration and uplift as hundreds of stars from Hollywood gathered…

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Comcast Launches New Xfinity On Demand Destination Featuring ABFF Curated Film Collection

There's a special focus on stories from independent black filmmakers

Today, Comcast announced a Black History Month celebration with a special focus on stories from…

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Ryan Coogler, film director

ABFF Awards Honors Rising Star Ryan Coogler

A Celebration of Hollywood, Tuesday, Feb. 23rd at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BET and Centric

Ryan Coogler honored as Rising Star on ABFF: A Celebration of Hollywood, Tuesday, February 23rd…

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