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Opening Night Film: Girls Trip

Wednesday, June 14 8:30 PM

ABFF to Open with the World Premiere of Universal Pictures’ Girls Trip, Starring Regina Hall, Tiffany Haddish, with Jada Pinkett Smith and Queen Latifah

PRESENTED BY THE MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA INC. (MPAA), COURTESY OF UNIVERSAL PICTURES New York, New York (March 23, 2017) - The 2017 American Black Film Festival (ABFF) to open with the upcoming comedy Girls Trip on Wednesday, June 14, at the historic Olympia Theater in Miami. The world premiere of this opening night film, in advance of its nationwide release, is presented by the Motion Picture Association of America Inc. (MPAA), courtesy of Universal Pictures. Girls Trip arrives in theaters on July 21. Producer Will Packer (Ride Along and Think Like a Man franchises, Almost Christmas) presents the new comedy from director/producer ...

ABFF Launches Greenlighters Academy to Educate and Prepare Students for Executive Positions in Film and Television. Terrence Jenkins Named Ambassador for Program.

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER AND TV PERSONALITY TERRENCE JENKINS NAMED AMBASSADOR FOR PROGRAM New York, New York (March 17, 2017) - The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) has announced the first annual ABFF Greenlighters Academy, a new educational and career development initiative targeted to African American college students with an interest in pursuing executive careers in film and television. This is a pipeline program that inspires its participants to become heads of various divisions within the Hollywood studio system and nurtures future film and television executives who will be leaders of this industry. The inaugural Greenlighters Academy will ...

Turner Partners with American Black Film Festival to Launch New Writing Contest

Turner Also Plans Executive Skills Session for June 14-18 Festival, Kicking Off Three-Year Agreement to Support ABFF as Premier Sponsor February 6, 2017 - Global media company Turner is partnering with the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) on a new writing contest designed to discover fresh writing talent from racially diverse backgrounds. Through the ABFF & Turner Writing Contest, writers with no professional television experience are invited to submit pilot scripts for comedy or drama series. One winner chosen from each genre will win a trip to Miami for the 2017 American Black Film Festival, which takes place June 14-18, along with a cash ...

The 2017 “BET Presents The American Black Festival Honors” Adds Terrence Howard as Honoree with Special Appearances by Kofi Siriboe, Jay Ellis, Alexandra Shipp and Kylie Bunbury

ACTRESS AND DIRECTOR REGINA HALL HOSTS ANNUAL CEREMONY Awards Show Tapes Friday, February 17 in Los Angeles and will air on BET and Centric Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00PM ET #ABFFHonors Los Angeles, CA (February 6, 2017) - BET Networks and American Black Film Festival (ABFF)'s "BET Presents the American Black Film Festival Honors" is excited to add an iconic artist to the list of honorees. Oscar nominated actor and singer, Terrence Howard, will be presented the "Excellence in the Arts" honor. In addition, set to make special appearances are some of Young Hollywood's biggest names, including Kofi Siriboe, Jay Ellis, Alexandra Shipp, and ...

ABFF and Hilton Team Up to Give a VIP Experience to a Lucky Winner to the ABFF Honors

BET NETWORKS, THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL (ABFF) AND HILTON TEAM UP TO GIVE A VIP EXPERIENCE TO A LUCKY WINNER TO THE 2017 BET PRESENTS THE AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL HONORS IN LOS ANGELES ON FEBRUARY 17 Fans Have an Opportunity to vote for their favorite Movie and Television Show of the Year Vote now at ABFFHonors.com #ABFFHonors #HiltonCelebratesABFF Los Angeles, CA (February 3, 2017) - BET Networks, The American Black Film Festival and Hilton have teamed up to grant one lucky winner with an exciting opportunity to experience the full VIP treatment at the 2017 “BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors” in Los ...

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae and F. Gary Gray Confirmed as Honorees at the 2017 “BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors”

ACTRESS REGINA HALL TO HOST ANNUAL CEREMONY Show Tapes Friday, February 17 in Los Angeles and will air on BET Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00PM ET #ABFFHonors Los Angeles, CA (January 31, 2017) - ET Networks and The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is proud to present actor and director Denzel Washington with the “Hollywood Legacy Award;” writer, producer and actress Issa Rae with the “Rising Star Award,” and film director and producer F. Gary Gray with the “Excellence in the Arts Award” during this year’s “BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors.” The awards gala held February 17 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel ...

Denzel Washington, Issa Rae, and F. Gary Gray to Be Honored By ABFF

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ABFF and BET Networks Team Up to Announce the 2017 Television and Movie of the Year Nominees for “BET Presents The American Black Film Festival Honors”

ACTRESS REGINA HALL TO HOST ANNUAL CEREMONY Show Tapes Friday, February 17 in Los Angeles and will air on BET Wednesday, February 22 at 8:00 PM ET #ABFFHonors Los Angeles, CA (January 26, 2017) - Today, the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and BET Networks announced the 2017 ABFF Honors television and movie nominees. ABFF Honors is an annual gala saluting excellence in motion pictures and television. Its mission is to celebrate Black culture by recognizing individuals, movies and television shows that have had a significant impact on American entertainment, as well as those who are proponents of championing diversity and inclusion in ...