March 12, 2016 – The three-day Black Women Film Summit, hosted by Atlanta Technical College, concluded on March 12th with panel discussions, film screenings, awards and “A Conversation with Tisha Campbell-Martin” moderated by actress Charmin Lee.
The summit also hosted its popular Untold Stories Awards Luncheon at the InterContinental Buckhead, honoring actress and singer Tisha Campbell-Martin (ABC’s Dr. Ken), actress and singer Naturi Naughton (Power), Essence Magazine editor-at-large Mikki Taylor, and film director and producer Fran Burst.
TV and radio personality Ebony Steele (Coffee with America) hosted the affair with music provided by DJ Salah Ananse. Comedian and writer Myra J and media personality Spirit were also in attendance.
Panel discussions included “Reel Sista Talk” and “Marketing Your Film to Hollywood” with Haj Chenzira Pinnock, Mikki Taylor, Shante Bacon and Saptosa Foster. BET, VH1, Final Draft and the Georgia Production Partnership sponsored the event.
Established in 1997, the nonprofit Black Women Film Network was founded to prepare black women to enter the film and television industry, and to preserve the voices of these women through film and educational programs that empower and inform.
Photos credit: James Pray