2020 PANELS, LIVE EVENTS & SPOTLIGHT SCREENINGS

MONDAY, AUGUST 24

2:00 p.m. EST
ENDANGERED (Spotlight Screening)

(Sponsored by AspireTV)

AspireTV presents the short film Endangered with a talk-back discussion featuring the writer, director, producer and lead actors of this relevant, powerful and provocative film.

Panelists:

  • Nakia Stephens, Writer
  • Shanay Campbell, Producer
  • Kiana Woodson, Director
  • Abdul Quddus, Lead Actor
  • Bianca Bethune, Lead Actor

5:00 p.m. EST
THE HOLLYWOOD EXECUTIVE EXPERIENCE THROUGH THE BLACK LENS

(Sponsored by WarnerMedia)

Senior Black executives from across the WarnerMedia brands discuss their careers and trajectories in entertainment. While people of color experience significant adversity in this industry, many have and continue to climb the corporate entertainment ladder to break glass ceilings for future executives and creators.

Panelists:

  • Courtney Armstrong, EVP, Worldwide Business Affairs, Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Kalia Booker, VP, Drama Programming, HBO
  • Kevin Fortson, EVP, Production, Warner Horizon Television
  • Natasha Foster-Owens, VP, Production, HBO
  • Niija Kuykendall, EVP, Film Production Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Michael Quigley, EVP, Content Acquisitions for TNT, TBS, truTV, HBO and HBO Max

Moderator: Abby Phillip, Political Correspondent, CNN


8:00 p.m. EST
A CONVERSATION WITH MARY J. BLIGE

(Sponsored by Cadillac)

Journalist Jemele Hill (The Atlantic, Unbothered) interviews Mary J. Blige, the 2020 ABFF Ambassador, about her career in music and successful transition to film and television.