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In Session: Tasha Smith’s Master Class on Acting

Smith offers ABFF attendees tips on becoming a great actor

Actress Tasha Smith brings her acting workshop to the 2015 American Black Film Festival.

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Taraji P. Henson Talks Navigating Hollywood and Being Hesitant About “Empire”

Henson opens up about pushing past her fears to find success

ABFF’s 2015 ambassador, Taraji P. Henson, opens up about her rise to success as one…

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Day 4: ABFF Ends with a Full Day of Activity

ABFF closes with screenings, candid talks, and awards

Today wraps up an epic 2015 American Black Film Festival. Believe it or not, there…

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ABFF's red carpet event Thursday evening was a veritable who's who in black film and television. Here is some of the talent in front of and behind the scenes of your favorite shows and movies.


ABFF Co-founder Jeff Friday and his wife Nicole (Source: Getty Images)

[Slideshow] ABFF Red Carpet Event

ABFF’s opening night red carpet event was a who’s who of black talent in film…

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Day 3: Learn, Network and Experience with ABFF

Attendees may take advantage of many more screenings and workshops at the festival

It’s Day 3, and ABFF thrives on. You’ve taken advantage of the classes, screenings,…

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Attendees and celebrities showed up and showed out at ABFF's opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party Thursday night at Stage 48 on Manhattan's west side.
 

Here's a glimpse at who came out to kick this year's festival off right.

[Slideshow] ABFF Old School Hip-Hop Party

Day 1 of the ABFF ended on a high note

Attendees showed up and showed out at ABFF’s opening night Old School Hip-Hop Party…

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In Session: Fundamentals of Independent Film Production

A candid session on what it takes to be a successful producer

Roger Bobb, president and CEO of Bobbcat films, instructed a master class on the Fundamentals…

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Karen Horne, VP, sharing insights on Day 2 of the 2015 American Black Film Festival

In Session: NBC Universal’s Master Class on Writing for Television

Karen Horne offers tips and a healthy dose of "need to know" on TV writing

Writing for Television was as thorough as a Master Class could be in a mere…

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Day 2: American Black Film Festival in Full Swing

Master classes, screenings, and talk backs at ABFF

Now that you’re in full swing with ABFF, it’s time to really dive in and…

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Industry Leaders Talk Diversity in Film, at 2nd Hollywood Creative Forum East

ABFF and Walter Katiz Foundation bring filmmakers and directors together

Filmmakers, directors, screen writers, content creators and producers of color all gathered at the 2nd…

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DAY 1: ABFF Kicks Off in New York City

Creators and decision makers gather for four days of screenings, learning, networking, and fun

Today is the day—the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival begins with a bang.

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ABFF ‘Comedy Wings’ Finalists Compete for Win

Comedians fight for the winning crown at the comedy competition on June 12th

As the American Black Film Festival kicks off there are 4 talented comedians competing to…

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18th Annual HBO Short Film Competition – Finalists

Filmmakers compete for prestigious accolade in annual competition

Five talented filmmakers will compete for the opportunity to be broadcast on one of HBO’s…

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Kendrick Lamar Inspires Teens During Visit to a New Jersery High School

Lamar interacts with students at High Tech High School in New Jersey

Kendrick Lamar visits High Tech High School in North Bergen, New Jersey.

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[WATCH] Vivian Green Talks Female Empowerment and New Album ‘Vivid’

The soulful singer says fans can expect an energetic new sound from upcoming LP

The soulful singer, Vivian Green, says fans can expect an energetic new sound on…

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Raven-Symoné Named New Co-Host of ‘The View’

Star says her new job is a dream come true

ABC announces Raven-Symoné as the newest co-host of “The View”

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Nile Rodgers, Ne-Yo, Luke James and More Perform at Apollo Theater’s 10th Annual Spring Gala

Celebrities come out to show their support of the historic Apollo Theater

Apollo Theater celebrates its 10th Annual Spring Gala with performances by Ne-Yo, Luke James, Nile…

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Gabourey Sidibe Inks Memoir Deal

The 'Empire' actress plans to publish her story in 2017

Actress, Gabourey Sidibe, plans to publish her memoir in 2017 with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Fabolous and More Take Over Hot 97 Summer Jam 2015

Biggest names in hip-hop take over the Summer Jam stage

Kendrick Lamar, Meek Mill, Fabolous, Nicki Minaj, Future, Ma$e, Lil Kim and more take over…

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ABFF and AAF: A Celebration of Black Art

Festivals highlight music, film, life and culture of black American community

The African American Festival and the American Black Film Festival, uplifting the art and culture…

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