As a component of the Opening Night Ceremonies – we will posthumously award the HARLEM LIGHTS AWARD to DON BAYLOR. The HLA recognizes luminaries in all fields of endeavor, especially the creative arts. A VIP Pass or Thursday Night Pass is required for entry.
CCBFF sits down with Emmy Award Winning Director/Producer AMANI MARTIN to discuss his career, breaking into the industry and the powerful stories that exist in the sports industry and athletics.
Joining us will be Special Guest VINCE YOUNG. Young avenged Texas’ honor with a thrilling 41-38 last second victory over USC at the 2008 Rose Bowl for the BCS National Championship.
With Rob Williams, SVP of Theatrical Motion Pictures, Development, and Production, JuVee Productions.
Lack of diversity in Hollywood is no secret. Since April Reign’s viral hashtag #OscarsSoWhite created an uproar on social media, attention has been drawn to seeing an increase of diverse roles on all levels in the film industry. Several organizations have launched efforts to address this problem without significant results. Williams will lead this discussion with participating filmmakers to explore their perspectives on the issue.
After completing their film projects, many filmmakers are left wondering “now what?” Experienced film and entertainment industry PR & Marketing experts provide filmmakers with a roadmap to creating affordable marketing plans to get their film recognized.
Panelists: Jon Gist, Director, Multicultural Publicity and Promotions, Universal Pictures
Brian Fitch, Cofounder, Left Field Agency
Moderator: Desirae A. Jones, Founder & Creative Consultant, Desirae Jones Co.