The ABFF offers unparalleled access to emerging black talent. Leading entertainment companies engage the festival to produce pipeline programs (contests, competitions, workshops, etc.) that provide opportunities to diverse talent. Through these efforts, many of the industry’s most successful producers, writers, directors, actors and stand-up comedians have been discovered.

Past ABFF talent pipeline programs include the WarnerMedia TV Writing Contest, the ABFF Star Project for Actors, TruTV Comedy Writers Competition and the NBC Hosting Workshop.

Talent Pipeline Programs confirmed to date for 2020: