2020 SPONSORSHIP

The American Black Film Festival offers a wide range of industry-focused and consumer-facing programs to engage its partners. With a number of turn-key and customizable activities, the festival is a prime opportunity to support diversity in film and television, and at the same time meet your branding and marketing goals.

For 2020 ABFF Sponsorship Inquiries contact: sponsorship@abffventures.com


Presenting Sponsors

Warner Media
Warner Media is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies and others.

HBO
Home Box Office, Inc. is the premium television programming subsidiary of Time Warner Inc. and the world’s most successful pay TV service, providing the two television services – HBO® and Cinemax® – to approximately 127 million subscribers worldwide. The services offer the most popular subscription video-on-demand products, HBO On Demand® and Cinemax On Demand® as well as HBO GO® and MAX GO®, HD feeds and multiplex channels. Internationally, HBO branded television networks, along with the subscription video-on-demand products HBO On Demand and HBO GO, bring HBO services to over 70 countries. HBO and Cinemax programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

GMCVB
Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) is an accredited, independent not-for-profit sales and marketing organization whose mission is to attract visitors to Greater Miami and the Beaches for leisure, business and conventions. To get further engaged with Miami and the Beaches, join the conversation by following us on our social media channels at Facebook.com/visitmiami, Twitter.com/miamiandbeaches, Instagram.com/miamiandbeaches and Pinterest.com/miamiandbeaches.

Premier Sponsors

Sony Pictures
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.

Endeavor Content
Endeavor Content is a leader in the development, financing and sales of premium film, television, theater and audio content. Endeavor Content's primary goal is to facilitate more ownership and creative freedom for artists, creators and production companies in an ever-evolving media landscape. Endeavor Content is a division of Endeavor, a global entertainment, sports and content company. Since its inception, Endeavor Content has packaged, financed and sold over 100 feature films and television series. In film, recent projects include Academy Award nominated "Joker," "Bombshell," "The Favourite" and "The Farewell." Recent box office successes include "Book Club" and "The Peanut Butter Falcon." Endeavor Content co-financed Warner Bros.' groundbreaking drama "Just Mercy," starring Michael B. Jordan as world-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson. In television, projects include Emmy and Golden-Globe nominated dramas "Killing Eve" and "The Morning Show," "See" and Damien Chazelle's highly anticipated series, "The Eddy." Critically acclaimed non-fiction projects under Endeavor Content's umbrella include "Being Serena," "Chef's Table" and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Comcast NBCUniversal
Comcast-NBCUniversal is shaping the future at the intersection of media and technology. We create and deliver world-class experiences that people love and trust and drive innovation that builds value. We bring millions TV and Internet, entertainment, sports and news, communications and home management, theme parks, television and movies. We bring to life the best of what’s to come. Comcast Corporation is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal.

Official Sponsors

Cadillac
Cadillac has been a leading luxury auto brand since 1902. Today Cadillac is growing globally, driven by an expanding product portfolio featuring dramatic design and technology. More information on Cadillac appears at www.cadillac.com. Cadillac's media website with information, images and video can be found at media.cadillac.com.

Netflix
Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

Verizon Media
With brands like Yahoo, HuffPost and TechCrunch, Verizon Media transforms how people stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact. We create new ways for partners around the world to connect.

MPA
The Motion Picture Association (MPA) serves as the global voice and advocate of the film, television, and streaming content industry. It works in every corner of the world to advance the creative industry, protect its members’ content across all screens, defend the creative and artistic freedoms of storytellers, and support innovative distribution models that bring an expansion of viewing choices to audiences everywhere and on any screen. The association's members are: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures; Netflix, Inc.; Paramount Pictures Corporation; Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.; Universal City Studios LLC; and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Charles Rivkin is Chairman and CEO.

Jeff Friday Media
Jeff Friday Media (JFM) is a multifaceted entertainment company founded in 2019 as a platform to produce live events and diverse portfolio content, including films, television and branded entertainment targeted primarily to black and brown audiences.

JFM's event and content output is produced for dissemination across a wide array of distribution platforms including ABFF Play, its video on demand streaming service. As part of the company's formation, JFM acquired ABFF Ventures LLC, a production company whose assets comprise noteworthy live events in the black community: the American Black Film Festival, ABFF Honors and ABFF London, among others.

In creating JFM, its CEO Jeff Friday has channeled his passion for Black culture as well as his discomfort with the underrepresentation of people of color in Hollywood into an organization with the ultimate goal of advocating for racial equity within the entertainment industry. The company headquarters is located in Los Angeles, Calif.


Prudential
Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU), a financial services leader with more than $1 trillion of assets under management as of March 31, 2015, has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential’s diverse and talented employees are committed to helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth through a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. In the U.S., Prudential’s iconic Rock symbol has stood for strength, stability, expertise and innovation for more than a century. For more information, please visit www.news.prudential.com.

STARZ
Starz (www.starz.com), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is the global media company taking the lead in streaming premium content that spotlights a spectrum of women both in front and behind the camera for audiences worldwide. Starz is home to the flagship domestic STARZ® service, including STARZ ENCORE, 17 premium pay TV channels and the associated on-demand and online services, as well as the proprietary and highly-rated STARZ app. In 2018 Starz launched its Starzplay international premium streaming platform and, coupled with its Starz Play Arabia venture, has since expanded its global footprint into fifty countries throughout Europe, Latin America, Canada, Japan and India. The essential complement to any subscription platform, STARZ and Starzplay are available across digital OTT platforms and multichannel video distributors, including cable operators, satellite television providers, and telecommunications companies around the world. Starz offers subscribers more than 7,500 distinct premium television episodes and feature films, including STARZ Original series, first-run movies and other popular programming.

UMC
Launched in November 2014, UMC is the first streaming service created for Black TV and film. Dedicated to highlighting Black voices across the diaspora, UMC displays fresh original series, feature films, documentaries, stage plays and other popular Black entertainment with new and exclusive content added every week. UMC is available everywhere streaming services are found – iOS, Android, Amazon Prime Video Channels, Apple TV and Apple TV Channels in the U.S., Canada, and the Caribbean; Roku and Roku Channels, Amazon Fire TV, YouTube TV, Cox, DISH, Sling TV, Charter and more. At www.UMC.tv, UMC offers a free 7-day trial and thereafter is just $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Keep up with UMC on Facebook at Facebook.com/WatchUMC and on Twitter/Instagram @WatchUMC.

IMDb
IMDb is the world's most popular and authoritative source for information on movies, TV shows, and celebrities. Products and services to help fans decide what to watch and where to watch it include: the IMDb website for desktop and mobile devices; apps for iOS and Android; and IMDb X-Ray on Fire TV devices. IMDb also offers a free streaming channel, IMDb TV, and produces IMDb original video series. For entertainment industry professionals, IMDb provides IMDbPro and Box Office Mojo. IMDb is an Amazon company. For more information, visit https://www.imdb.com/press and follow @IMDb.