Singer/Actress V Bozeman(Empire)
Day Two of the Black Women Film Summit took place yesterday at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis with the highly-anticipated “Untold Stories Luncheon,” which honored the achievements of film producer Will Packer, casting director Robi Reed, 135th Street Agency founder Shante Bacon, Black Women Film Network Chairman Emeritus Tomika DePriest, Georgia Film & TV Sourcebook publisher Tia Powell, the Georgia Production Partnership and actors Lamman Rucker and Logan Browning (not in attendance). Comedian Jonathan Slocumb hosted the affair with music provided by DJ Salah Ananse. Young filmmakers (and straight-A students!) Tawanna Easley, Dominique Boyd and Erica Lamberson were awarded scholarships to further their careers in film. Singer/actress V. Bozeman gave a surprise performance of her song “What is Love?”
Todd Tucker & Kandis Burruss
Additional luncheon attendees included RHOA stars Kandi Burress and Todd Tucker; V103 personalities Ryan Cameron and Stacii Jae; Rashan Ali (CBS Sports), Kysha Cameron (Honoring Hue, LLC), Brely Evans (“Being Mary Jane”), Charity Jordan (SELMA), singer/actress D. Woods (BLACKBIRD), former Destiny’s Child members Farrah Franklin and Latavia Roberson; Drea Kelly (“Hollywood Exes”), actress Christine Horn (“Complications”/USA), Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, Camille Love (City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs), actress Judi Blair (Magic Mike XXL), comedian/writer Myra J, Palmer Williams (“Love Thy Neighbor”/OWN), singer/songwriter Olrick Johnson, Steven Price (producer, “Dancing with the Stars”) and more.
The Summit that day also included a morning Master Class by Charity Jordan as well as panel discussions featuring Denise Hendricks (producer, HLN’s “Morning Express), Connie Orlando (SVP Specials, Music and News, BET Networks), Shante Bacon, Robi Reed, Traci Blackwell (SVP, Current Programming, The CW Network), Jasmin Goodman (ATL WEBFEST), Angela Northington (SVP, Content Acquisitions, Urban Movie Channel), Alonzo Llorens (Attorney, Gordon & Rees) and Bernard Coleman (Attorney, The Coleman Law Firm).
The Black Women Film Summit closes today at Spelman College with a panel discussion, film screenings and a Closing Night celebration of MAHOGANY featuring a performance by V. Bozeman (itinerary below)
For more info, visit www.blackfilmsummit.org. Follow the Summit on Twitter at @BWFN and Instagram at @blackwomenfilm and use hashtag #BWFNSummit15.
Singer/Reality Star Latavia Roberson
Tv & Radio Personality Rashan Ali
Movie Producer Will Packer
Actress Brely Evans
Reality Star Adrene Ashford
Photos: James Pray, Cameron Mitchell