The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) Announces the 2016 “Untold Stories Awards” Luncheon Honorees

MIKKI TAYLOR, TISHA CAMPBELL-MARTIN,

NATURI NAUGHTON, FRAN BURST-TERRANELLA TO BE HONORED AT ‘UNTOLD STORIES’ LUNCHEON MARCH 11 DURING BLACK WOMEN FILM SUMMIT

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(ATLANTA) – February 25, 2016 –The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) is proud to announce the 2016 “Untold Stories Awards” Luncheon honorees:

  • Mikki Taylor – Editor-at-Large, ESSENCE
  • Tisha Campbell-Martin – Actress/Recording Artist
  • Naturi Naughton – Actress, “POWER”
  • Fran Burst-Terranella – Director/Producer

These women have demonstrated excellence in their careers in film, television and the arts and will be celebrated on Friday, March 11 at 11:00AM at the Intercontinental Buckhead (3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326) as part of the Black Women Film Summit.

 

“We are excited about this year’s Untold Stories honorees and look forward to being inspired by these amazing individuals,” said BWFN Board Chair Donald Woodard. “The Untold Stories Luncheon is just one of the many opportunities at the Black Women Film Summit that allows aspiring professionals to connect with seasoned artists and insiders. Our program is designed to further the mission of increasing the number of women of color in the film and television industries.”

 

Scholarships for students entering film and television will also be awarded during the luncheon.

 

The Black Women Film Summit takes place March 10-12, 2016 in Atlanta. In addition to the luncheon, this three-day event features the annual Black Women Film Festival (BWFF), Book Festival and panel discussions.

 

The Summit opens Thursday, March 10 from 5:00PM to 8:00PM with a networking reception at Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge (239 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30308) and closes Saturday, March 12 with a full day of screenings, panels and an awards ceremony at Atlanta Technical College (1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta GA 30310).

 

Sponsors of the 2016 Black Women Film Summit are BET, VH1, Final Draft and the Georgia Production Partnership.

 

For tickets and information, visit www.blackwomenfilm.org. For press credentials, email saptosa@gmail.com.

 

SUMMIT SCHEDULE

 

Thursday, March 10 – Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge (239 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30308)

5:00PM – 8:00PM – Opening Reception
Friday, March 11 – Intercontinental Buckhead (3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30326)

9:00AM – 11:00AM – Registration

11:00AM – 1:30PM – “Untold Stories” Luncheon

1:45PM – 2:45PM – “Reel Sista Talk”

3:00PM – 4:00PM – “Marketing Your Film to Hollywood”

 

Saturday, March 12 -Dennard Center @ Atlanta Technical College (1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta GA 30310)

9:00AM – 10:00AM – Registration

10:00AM – 12:00PM – Kids Acting Workshop & Myra J Comedy Class

10:00AM – 11:30AM – “Screenwriting 101”

11:30AM – 12:30PM – “The YBF: Young, Black & Filming”

12:00PM – 2:00PM – “Black Women Book Festival”

1:00PM – 4:00PM – “Black Women Film Festival”

5:00PM – 6:30PM – Closing Awards

8:00PM – 10:00PM – Wrap Party (Location TBD)

 

 

About Black Women Film Network

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 this difficult industry.

 

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