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Kasi Lemmons, Anna Horsford honored at BronzeLens ‘Women Superstars’ Luncheon

IMG_9214Black Nativity director Kasi Lemmons, best known for writing and directing the beloved Eve Bayou classic, and veteran actress Anna Maria Horford (Friday and “Amen” sitcom) were among the awards recipients at the 2013 BronzeLens Film Festival’s “Women Superstars” Luncheon.

Taking place at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, the Women Superstars Luncheon is designed to pay homage to some of the most accomplished women of color within the film and television industry.

The all-star gala was hosted by legendary television news anchor, Monica Pearson, and also honored LaTanya Richardson Jackson ( The Fighting Temptations, Fugitive); actress, Mahira Kakkar (Hank and Asha); retired Coca Cola executive Ingrid Saunders Jones; producer, Issa Rae (“Awkward Black Girl”); and producer, Valerie Benning Barney (“All Star Comedy Jam,” “Eddie Griffin: Freedom of Speech”).

“We are excited about our powerful honorees this year. These women superstars demonstrate the diverse areas where women excel in the entertainment business,” said Kathleen Bertrand, executive producer of the BronzeLens Film Festival. “Whether behind the scenes or in front of the camera, these women continue to play an integral role with films that impact our lives.”

IMG_9226Designed to empower, entertain and educate attendees from various film industry disciplines, students and the general public, the BronzeLens Film Festival offers an array of expert panels, workshops, domestic and international film screenings and signature events.