Yesterday I attended the Black Women Film Network’s Annual “Untold Stories Awards” and Scholarship Luncheon held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel with A.J. Johnson, Crystal Fox, Bernard Bronner and more!
A. J. Johnson – Actress and Wellness/Lifestyle Guru, Founder of The AJ Zone
Crystal Fox – Actress, Tyler Perry’s “The Have and the Have Nots
Katerina Graham – Actress, “Vampire Diaries”
Bernard Bronner – Film Investor, Founder of UPSCALE MAGAZINE and CEO of Bronner Brothers Inc
Kashira Alexander – Executive Producer, The Weather Channel
Jocelyn Dorsey – Editorial Director of WSB TV2
Deidre McDonald – Artistic Director, BronzeLens Film Festival
Sponsors of the “Untold Stories Awards” and Scholarship Luncheon include BET, Spelman College, The Marriott Marquis Hotel and Publix Supermarkets, Inc. The Black Women Film Network is a 501.C3 non-profit, with the mission of increasing the number of women in the film industry.
The event was hosted by Egypt Sherrod and Karyn Greer where scholarships were presented to students majoring in film and related areas.
About The Black Women Film Network
The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) was founded to increase the numbers of women of all cultures in the film industry and related areas. The organization seeks to preserve the voice of Black women, and unheard part of Black History, through programs that empower and educate.The Black Women Film Network was established in 1997 for the sole purpose of preserving the voice of Black women through film. The organization provides scholarships to students who are actively pursuing a career in film, screenwriting or a related areas; screenings; workshops and seminars, and is a 501(c)3 non-profit group. Support to women who are trying to make a career in film is a primary goal of the organization. Annually, the group salutes those who have excelled in this difficult industry. The works of black women on film can be an inspiration and teaching tool for us all, a valuable means for capturing an often unheard of part of Black History. BWFP seeks to preserve that voice.
Enjoy the pics I snapped! Special thanks to 135th Street Agency and BWFN for the invite!