EVENTS & SCREENINGS

Friday, June 14, 2019


ABFF PASSHOLDER LOUNGE

Sponsored by American Airlines

FRI 6/14 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | LOEWS HOTEL, AMERICANA 4 | | PASS HOLDERS ONLY

Network with fellow attendees and meet the official 2019 ABFF Filmmakers while enjoying cocktails in the American Airlines Passholder Lounge.

1:15 PM & 2:00 PM: Filmmaker meet and greets

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM: Happy Hour (cocktails provided by Crown Royal)

ABFF INDUSTRY EXPO

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FRI 6/14 | 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM | LOEWS HOTEL, AMERICANA FOYER | | PASS HOLDERS ONLY

The ABFF Industry Expo provides ABFF attendees with access to information from a variety of industry-related companies, including networks, studios, entertainment lawyers, financial advisers, and state and city film offices during the festival week.

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    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM:

    CAPITAL ONE SPARK BUSINESS EXHIBIT

    Capital One Spark Business will host fun contests, provide swag, and information about their Capital One Cafés which are exciting places where you can bank, plan your financial journey, engage with your community, and enjoy Peet’s coffee.

    THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA’S: OFFICE OF CABLE TELEVISION, FILM, MUSIC, & ENTERTAINMENT (OCTFME) EXHIBIT

    Come hear about The District of Columbia’s OCTFME and their responsibilities for implementing, managing, and administering programs, initiatives, and services that support the District’s creative economy.

    3:00 PM – 6:00 PM:

    CAPITAL ONE SPARK BUSINESS EXHIBIT

    Capital One Spark Business will host fun contests, provide swag, and information about their Capital One Cafés which are exciting places where you can bank, plan your financial journey, engage with your community, and enjoy Peet’s coffee.

    COMCAST NBCUNIVERSAL EXHIBIT

    ARRINGTON & PHILLIPS, LLP EXHIBIT


SEE YOURSELF IN THE WORK WE DO

Sponsored by Warner Bros

FRI 6/14 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | LOEWS HOTEL,
AMERICANA 1 | $30 | BUY TICKETS

Learn from the talented team behind Warner Bros. Television’s top shows, from the executives behind the scenes to the actors in front.

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    Panelists: Nafessa Williams (Black Lightning), Niecy Nash (Claws), Kofi Siriboe (Queen Sugar), Dee Harris-Lawrence (David Makes Man Showrunner), Kevin Fortson (EVP of Production Warner Horizon Television), and Odetta Watkins (SVP of WBTV)

“COFFEE TALK” WITH JACOB LATIMORE

Sponsored by Capital One Spark Business

FRI 6/14 | 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM | CAPITAL ONE CAFÉ | FREE
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Capital One Spark Business “Coffee Talks” are intimate conversations with celebrities as they discuss hot topics in Hollywood and their latest projects.


“ABOUT WOMEN” PANEL

Co-Sponsored by Accenture and Hilton

FRI 6/14 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | NEW WORLD CENTER, PERFORMANCE HALL | $40 | BUY TICKETS

ABOUT WOMEN is a panel that will bring together a multigenerational group of women including filmmakers, actors, and executives to discuss topics, issues, and opportunities specific to their

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    experiences, including gendered language in the workplace, wage disparity, the #METOO movement, and other inequities that adversely affect women of color in Hollywood. In addition, this panel will also offer insight and define clear pathways to success for aspiring female artists and executives within the entertainment industry.

    Panelists: Tracy Oliver (Girls Trip), La La Anthony (Power), Iyanla Vanzant (Iyanla: Fix My Life) and Connie Orlando (EVP, Head of Programming of BET Networks)

    Moderator: Jemele Hill (The Atlantic)

    Webinar Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p3f3GteaS12kg5zLBD04Qw

“CELEBRITY SCENE STEALERS” TABLE READ

Sponsored by TV One

FRI 6/14 | 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM | LOEWS HOTEL,
AMERICANA 3 | $40 | BUY TICKETS

A star-studded table reading of a scene from TV One’s upcoming movie, Don’t Waste Your Pretty, based on the novel of the same name by Demetria L. Lucas.

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    Talent appearances: Roshon Fegan (Greenleaf), Chyna Layne (She’s Gotta Have It), Malinda Williams (Chandler Christmas Getaway) and Demetria L. Lucas.


COCKTAILS, CONVERSATIONS &
FINANCIAL FACTS

Hosted by Prudential Financial

FRI 6/14 | 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM | THE BETSY,
CARLTON ROOM | | PASS HOLDERS ONLY

Thought leaders will chat about ways to achieve financial goals. Prudential professionals will be available to answer financial questions.

Panelist: Affion Crockett (Undercover Brother 2)

Moderator: Delvin Joyce (Founder of Prosperity Wealth Group)

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“HOT IN HOLLYWOOD” PANEL

Sponsored by American Airlines

FRI 6/14 | 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM | LOEWS HOTEL,
AMERICANA 3 | $40 | BUY TICKETS

Hot in Hollywood will be a panel discussion with young actors who are making a name for themselves in Hollywood.

Take this rare opportunity to hear about their

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    inspirational paths to Hollywood, their views on the current state of the industry, and what motivates them professionally and personally.

    Panelists: Lakeith Stanfield (Get Out), Damson Idris (Snowfall), Damaris Lewis (BlacKkKlansman), Lil Rel (Get Out), and Marsai Martin (Black-ish)

    Moderator: Tanika Ray (Extra TV)


UMC PRESENTS…I GOT THE HOOKUP 2: THE LIVEST PANEL YOU EVER ATTENDED

Sponsored by UMC

FRI 6/14 | 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM | LOEWS HOTEL,
AMERICANA 1 | $30 | BUY TICKETS

20 years later…the original Black and Blue are back! Let’s discuss with Master P and the cast members of I Got The Hook Up 2 why it was so important to resurrect the iconic brand. We will discuss the importance of comedic films in the black

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    marketplace, the power of social media, and the strategy of self-funding and distribution.

    Panelists: Master P (Writer/Producer/Cast Member), Romeo Miller (Producer/Cast Member), Cymphonique Miller (Cast Member), Fatboy SSE (Cast Member), Funny Mike (Cast Member), JuJu Casteneda (Cast Member) and Pio La Ditingancia (Cast Member)

OWN PRESENTS THE EPISODIC WORLD PREMIERE OF AMBITIONS

Courtesy of OWN

FRI 6/14 | 8:00 PM | REGAL CINEMAS, THEATER 17 | $14 | BUY TICKETS

Oprah Winfrey Network presents the episodic world premiere screening of its new steamy new drama, Ambitions, helmed by Will Packer. The series explores the sexy, deceitful machinations of love, power, and politics in America’s hottest urban

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    mecca, Atlanta. Ambitions centers on the intense rivalry between formidable legal eagles Stephanie Lancaster (Robin Givens) and Amara Hughes (Essence Atkins), former best friends from college who find themselves adversaries in both their personal and professional lives. Ambitions stars a dynamic ensemble cast including Robin Givens (Riverdale), Brian White (Scandal), Kendrick Cross (Acrimony), Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane), Erica Page (Ozark), Mara Hall (Grey’s Anatomy), and Essence Atkins (Marlon)

    Talent appearances: Jamey Giddens, Robin Givens, Essence Atkins, Brian White, and Kendrick Cross


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ABFF COMEDY WINGS COMPETITION

Co-Sponsored by HBO

FRI 6/14 | 9:45 PM – 11:30 PM | NEW WORLD CENTER, PERFORMANCE HALL | | PASS HOLDERS ONLY

This competition is a national culmination of five emerging stand-up comedians as they battle it out on stage in front of a packed house to see who takes home the title of 2019 Comedy Wings Champion.

Hosted by: Deon Cole (Black-ish)

Performances by: DJ Goodwill