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The Black Women Film Network will present its
10th Annual Black Women Film Festival at Spelman
The Black Women's Film Festival, sponsored by BET Networks, Spelman College, Atlanta Technical College, 11Alive, Moguldom Studios, and Madame Noire, kicks off on Friday, June 13, from 12 p.m. - 8 p.m., at Spelman, in the Science Center, NASA Auditorium.
The Black Women Film Network, an organization designed to increase the number of women of all cultures in the film and media industry, was founded by Spelman alumna Sheryl Gripper. The organization has given more than $15,000 in scholarships to women pursuing careers in film, broadcast and related areas and is undertaking a program to provide completion funding assistance in post production, marketing and distribution for established filmmakers. Gripper is also co-founder and executive director of the BronzeLens Film Festival, a multi- cultural film festival.
Schedule of Events
Day 1 - Film Festival at Spelman
The festival will feature seven films by or about African-American women, including "Danger World," by former Spelman Cosby Chair Tananarive Due and her husband Steve Barnes; and the controversial 72%,
a documentary that explores the single mother phenomenon in the black community directed by Janice Garcia and Jeremy Batchelor.
Day 2 - Reel Business of Filmmaking Workshops
The celebration will continue at Atlanta Technical College on Saturday, June 14, with "The Reel Business of Filmmaking Workshops," and Black Women Book Festival. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the workshops begin at 8:30 a.m. Learn More
Day 3 - The Reel Networking Affair, A Dessert Reception
On Sunday, June 15, from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Spelman alumna Jaunice Sills, director of program scheduling and promo strategy at Revolt TV, will talk about her multifaceted career and answer questions about her current position.
Based in Los Angeles, Sill's plays diverse roles in programming operations, scheduling, and promotion strategy. She works with various departments on tasks ranging from marketing programs on-air, managing a live news schedule, and integrating the Linear Programs with Multi-Platform Initiatives.
Prior to joining Revolt TV, Sills was manager of program planning at BET Networks in New York, New York. She was recruited into the MTV Networks' Associates Program, and held internships at MTV, Tyler Perry Studios, CBS News and Home Box Office.
Sills graduated cum laude from Spelman with a bachelor's degree in English. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Women in Cable Telecommunications.