Black Women Film Network is creating a new generation of female moviemakers

Gone are the days where it seemed as if it took an act of Congress for Black women to break into the movie business. Powerful portals — such as the Black Women Film Network’s three-day summit in Atlanta culminating Saturday, March 9, 2019 — is offering invaluable training, networking, edification, inspiration and scholarships to fulfill aspiring Black […]

Mother-and-son creatives Sheryl Riley Gripper and Salah Ananse discuss culture

Sheryl Riley Gripper is the founder of Black Women Film Network and BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta. Gripper’s son, Salah Ananse, is an Atlanta-based DJ, producer, party promoter and event planner. The mother-and-son duo sat down with rolling out to give insight from two generations on why Atlanta is a Black mecca. Atlanta is often referred to as a […]

Da Brat, Cornbread and other celebs at ‘Shots Fired’ screening in Atlanta

On Thursday night, March 2, FOX, the Black Women Film Network (BWFN) and Morgan Stanley hosted an advanced screening of the new series “Shots Fired” created by Gina Prince-Bythewood and Reggie Rock Bythewood at the Center For Civil and Human Rights in Georgia. Upon arrival, guests were greeted with an upscale reception including an open […]

Sheryl Gripper on Black Women Film Network celebrating 20 years

The Black Women Film Network has a way of making National Women’s History Month festive with its annual summit. In celebration of its 20th Anniversary, the BWFN announces the 2017 Black Women Film Summit is taking place March 2-4, 2017, in Atlanta. This multi-day event will honor the significant achievements of women and men of color […]

Kat Graham, A.J. Johnson walk the red carpet at the Black Women Film Network luncheon

The Black Women Film Network red carpet In addition to inspiring stories from stars and honorees, the Black Women Film Network luncheon featured a red carpet. Just before the “Untold Stories Awards” and Scholarship Luncheon Friday at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta,  actress Katerina Graham and wellness/life coach A. J. Johnson posed for photographers. They were later […]

Black Women Film Network’s annual luncheon

Black Women Film Network’s Annual Luncheon Atlanta’s Marriot Marquis swarmed Friday with innovators in film for the annual Black Women Film Network’s “Untold Stories Awards” and Scholarship luncheon. Dignitaries, media professionals and actresses gathered to celebrate standouts in cinema and press at the midday occasion. Carrying a purpose of preserving the voice of Black women through film […]

Black Women Film Network’s 2013 Untold Stories Awards

Black Entertainment Television executive Connie Orlando got teary eyed and her voice quivered often during her acceptance speech at the Black Women Film Network at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta. Myra J, best known for her hilarious contributions to the “Tom Joyner Morning Show,” waxed poetic about her illustrious career that is far more […]

Julie Dash Comes to Atlanta to Celebrate Iconic Film ‘Daughters of the Dust’

It’s been more than two decades, 21 years to be exact, since filmmaker Julie Dash enlightened moviegoers about the rich Gullah culture – Americanized West Africans who lived on the Sea Islands off the coast of Georgia and South Carolina – with her indie classic, Daughters of the Dust. It would be reductive to summarize […]

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