Black Filmmakers And Entertainment Elite Support BLACKHOUSE® Foundation 2013 Sundance Programming
Hollywood's finest bring awareness to independent black films and filmmakers
A pair of panels kicked off the weekend’s programming. Grab Media and AOL/Huff Post Black Voices sponsored a session entitled “Digital Disruption” -- a conversation around monetizing digital content. FOX Audience Strategy, Fox Broadcasting and FOX Searchlight came together with Blackhouse and the Sundance Institute to discuss Casting in a New America. Moderated by Elvis Mitchell, this dynamic panel featured executives from across Fox platforms and provided a unique view into the thinking of the producers behind the Fox Searchlight hit “Beasts of the Southern Wild.”
Drawing over 50 elite filmmakers and celebrity guests, Hennessy V.S. and The Blackhouse® Foundation closed out Friday night by hosting “Dinner with Bevy” in honor of award-winning filmmaker Ava DuVernay and ground breaking TV host-turned-
Saturday brought a full day of special programming including an Innovating New Models of Opportunity & Success panel moderated by Franklin Leonard (Creator of The Black List), featuring expert voices including that of cutting edge writer-director-
TV One returned to the Blackhouse to sponsor Sunday’s Soul Food Brunch, It was immediately followed by “The Multi-Hyphenate”
Many other notables were in attendance over the weekend including: Al Thompson (Actor-Director-
The Blackhouse® Foundation is proud of the 29 black films accepted and featured at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It is the reward for their efforts over the past six years to bring more awareness to Black stories created for the big screen. A special congratulations goes out to Ryan Coogler whose directorial debut, “Fruitvale”
Blackhouse at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival was proudly sponsored by TV One, Fox Audience Strategy, FOX, Fox Searchlight, CAA, Hennessy, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, HBO, POV, Black Public Media, GRAB Media, AOL/Huff Post Black Voices, Mississippi Film Office, Firelight Media, Stella Artois, IFP, and Ciroc.
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About The Blackhouse Foundation
The Blackhouse Foundation was created in 2006 by a group of dedicated individuals interested in preserving and furthering the legacy of black cinema. The Blackhouse® works to provide a platform for African-American filmmakers, encouraging them to use their divergent voices to tell stories by and about people of African descent through independent film. The Blackhouse Foundation works to expand opportunities for black filmmakers by providing a physical gathering venue for our constituents at the world’s most prominent film festivals, encouraging the inclusion of black filmmakers with films selected by the festival, and creating a nucleus for continuing support, community, education and knowledge.