Black Women Film Network Celebrates 20th Anniversary – Will Honor Actor Dondre Whitfield
In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) is proud to announce the 2017 Black Women Film Summit taking place March 2-4, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. This multi-day event will honor the significant achievements of women and men of color in film and television and will include its signature ”Untold Stories” Luncheon, the Black Women Film Festival, a Book Festival and engaging panel discussions.
The Summit opens Thursday, March 2 at the Center for Civil and Human Rights with a screening of FOX’s new drama “Shots Fired,” created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood and starring Sanaa Lathan, Stephan James, Helen Hunt, Richard Dreyfuss, Stephen Moyer and Mack Wilds.
On Friday, March 3 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, the “Untold Stories” Awards Luncheon will honor Ozzie Areu, president of Tyler Perry Studios, Will Areu, vice president of Tyler Perry Studios, actor Dondre Whitfield (“Queen Sugar,” “Mistresses”) and Donna Lowry, veteran broadcast journalist and 20-year BWFN board member. In addition to recognizing our honorees, the luncheon will award scholarships to students entering film and television.
The Summit will conclude Saturday, March 4 at Atlanta Technical College with the Black Women Film Festival screenings and the Book Festival featuring Olympic gold medalist Mel Pender (Expression of Hope: The Mel Pender Story), author Ruth P. Watson (Blackberry Days of Summer) and more.