The Black Women Film Network will present its inaugural Black Women Film Summit, kicking off this week, running from March 5-7, 2015, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Spelman College.
Established in 1997, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to prepare black women to enter the film and television industries. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of these women through film and educational programs that empower and inform. A 501(c)3 non-profit, BWFN provides student scholarships, hosts screenings and workshops, and honors individuals who have excelled in a challenging industry.
The Summit opens on Thursday, March 5 with a screening at Spelman, of the Season 4 premiere episode of Centric TV’s “Single Ladies,” hosted by radio/tv personality Stacii Jae, and actor Lamman Rucker.
On Friday, March 6, actress Charity Jordan will host an exclusive Master Class, which will be followed by the popular “Untold Stories” Luncheon, hosted by comedian Jonathan Slocumb, which will raise funds for college scholarships and honor film and television VIPs such as Will Packer (CEO – Will Packer Productions), Robi Reed (VP, Talent Casting – BET Networks), Lamman Rucker, Logan Browning (Actress – VH1’s “Hit the Floor”), Shante Bacon (CEO/Founder – 135th Street Agency), Tomika DePriest (BWFN Chair Emeritus) and Tia Powell (Publisher – Georgia Film Source Book). The day continues at the Marriott with a series of seminars and panels featuring various industry leaders.
And then on Saturday, March 7, there will be the Black Women Film Festival – where 11 films will be screened – and the Black Women Book Festival Luncheon.
The Summit concludes that evening with a Closing Night celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the film “Mahogany,” and a special performance by recording artist and “Empire” actress V. Bozeman.
Sponsors of the Black Women Film Summit include BET, CENTRIC, VH1, Paramount Pictures, 11Alive, V103, Spelman College, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the Glenn Hotel, Classic Party Rentals, Simon Sign Systems, and AEE Productions.
To register for tickets or passes, visit www.blackwomenfilmsummit.org.