The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) announced they will be hosting the 2016 "Untold Stories Awards" Luncheon and honorees include:
- Mikki Taylor - Editor-at-Large, ESSENCE
- Tisha Campbell-Martin - Actress/Recording Artist
- Naturi Naughton - Actress, "POWER"
- Fran Burst-Terranella - Director/Producer
These women honorees have been nominated because they have demonstrated excellence in their careers in film, television and the arts and will be celebrated on Friday, March 11 at 11:00AM at the Intercontinental Buckhead (3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30326) as part of the Black Women Film Summit.
"We are excited about this year's Untold Stories honorees and look forward to being inspired by these amazing individuals," said BWFN Board Chair Donald Woodard. "The Untold Stories Luncheon is just one of the many opportunities at the Black Women Film Summit that allows aspiring professionals to connect with seasoned artists and insiders. Our program is designed to further the mission of increasing the number of women of color in the film and television industries."
Scholarships for students entering film and television will also be awarded during the luncheon.
The Black Women Film Summit takes place March 10-12, 2016 in Atlanta. In addition to the luncheon, this three-day event features the annual Black Women Film Festival (BWFF), Book Festival and panel discussions.
For tickets and information, visit www.blackwomenfilm.org.
Thursday, March 10 - Boogalou Restaurant & Lounge (239 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30308)
5:00PM - 8:00PM - Opening Reception
Friday, March 11 - Intercontinental Buckhead (3315 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta GA 30326)
9:00AM - 11:00AM - Registration
11:00AM - 1:30PM - "Untold Stories" Luncheon
1:45PM - 2:45PM - "Reel Sista Talk"
3:00PM - 4:00PM - "Marketing Your Film to Hollywood"
Saturday, March 12 -Dennard Center @ Atlanta Technical College (1560 Metropolitan Pkwy SW, Atlanta GA 30310)
9:00AM - 10:00AM - Registration
10:00AM - 12:00PM - Kids Acting Workshop & Myra J Comedy Class
10:00AM - 11:30AM - "Screenwriting 101"
11:30AM - 12:30PM - "The YBF: Young, Black & Filming"
12:00PM - 2:00PM - "Black Women Book Festival"
1:00PM - 4:00PM - "Black Women Film Festival"
5:00PM - 6:30PM - Closing Awards
8:00PM - 10:00PM - Wrap Party (Location TBD)