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Award-Winning Actor Anthony Anderson to Serve as CCBFF Ambassador

We’re proud to announce that Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor Anthony Anderson is our Capital City Black Film Festival (CCBFF) ambassador for 2020! He is best known for his role as “Dre” in ABC’s multi-award nominated sitcom “black-ish.” 

Season 7 of ABC’s “black-ish” premiered Oct. 21 with a focus on how the Johnson family is dealing with life and COVID-19.
Photo Credit: ABC 

CCBFF 2020 will host a three-day virtual experience for its 8th annual festival from Dec. 4 -6. The full slate of events includes an interactive conversation with Anderson, screening more than 65 films, many of them centering around on COVID-19 and mental health – while others showcase the beauty of Black creativity and art. 

Anderson is currently hosting his fifth season of the ABC game show “To Tell the Truth,” a popular primetime re-imagination of the beloved classic game show of the same name. Anderson is also producing “grown-ish” for Freeform and “mixed-ish” for ABC, both “black-ish” spinoffs.

Listen to Dre and Bow talk about how COVID-19 has impacted their mental health.

Over the years, Anderson’s work has earned him several accolades. In addition to his hit sitcom, Anderson has appeared more than 20 films. Anderson’s performance on “Law & Order” earned him his fourth consecutive NAACP Image Award nominations for Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series for the 2010 season. Before joining “Law & Order”, Anderson starred in the New Orleans-based drama “K-Ville”. Over the years, he has displayed his bountiful talent in the DreamWorks’ blockbuster “Transformers”, directed by Michael Bay, as well as in Martin Scorsese’s Oscar-winning feature, “The Departed”, alongside a stellar cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon and Jack Nicholson.

“I’m proud to serve as 2020 ambassador for Capital City Black Film Festival as they champion the work of Black filmmakers,” Anderson said. “When you examine where we are as a country, it’s imperative that we double down on our support for Black film and create a space for more of our stories to be told. I’m excited to see what’s in store this year.” 

After Bow gives birth to her newest son, Devante, Dre and Bow decide to help her take control of her postpartum depression.

Most recently, he has been seen in Netflix’s “Beats,” “Small Town Crime,” “Barbershop: The Next Cut,” and the Sundance film “Goats.” Anderson is also the host of ABC’s game show “To Tell the Truth.”

“Having Anthony Anderson as our 2020 ambassador is very meaningful. Over the years, we have watched his career continue to soar. His personal story speaks to what talented, ambitious creatives can achieve in the film industry and the power they have to shape the way Hollywood views Black films,” CCBFF Executive Director Winston G. Williams said. “While we are facing significant challenges in our country, we are determined to save space for Black creatives that affords them unique opportunities to learn, connect and grow – despite the barriers that exist in the film industry. We are turning our focus on mental health this year and ensuring that our supporters have access to the critical resources needed to heal, restore and thrive.”  

Anderson joins previous ambassadors Sherri Shepherd, Leon Robinson, and Miguel Nunez.

Interested in meeting Anderson and hosting CCBFF watch parties virtually? Purchase virtual passes today on our website!

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