The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day, Sundance 2020 - AmNews Curtain Raiser


Monday, January 27, 2020

The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day, Sundance 2020

The Blackhouse Foundation returned for its 3rd day of stacked programming on Sunday, January 26, during. The Sundance Film Festival 2020. During 'A Blackhouse Conversation with the Filmmakers and cast of CHARM CITY KINGS' – cast members including Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Caleeb Pinkett, and William Catlett gushed about their experiences while shooting on location in Baltimore.

Earlier at The Blackhouse, BET Networks presented the Project Cre8 winner, Quincy Ledbetter’s Alieu the Dreamer, in a case study conversation entitled PROJECT CRE8: A MEDITATION ON DREAMINGConnie Orlando, EVP of Specials, Music Programming & Music Strategy at BET Networks, then announced that BET Networks would be partnering with Tracy Oliver (First Wives Club, Girls Trip, Little) to give aspiring and emerging TV writers the opportunity to develop an original comedy for the small screen for the return of “PROJECT CRE8.”

On deck for today, January 27, Planned Parenthood and Blackbird present a conversation centered on the movements and spaces that are protecting the rights and lives of Black women, girls, and femmes. Panelists include Chelsea FullerDream HamptonRenee Bracey ShermanSarah Springer, and Sophia Nahli Allison.

Encouraging full immersion from attendees, The Blackhouse Festival App 2020 is now live. It includes the most updated information regarding programming and events at The Blackhouse during Sundance.

For 2020, The Blackhouse Foundation graciously welcomes Facebook as the Presenting Sponsor and Strayer University and WarnerMedia as Premier Sponsors, in addition to sponsors OWN: Oprah Winfrey Networkfwd.usBET Networks, Color of Change, Paramount, Universal Pictures, and Planned Parenthood. Hidden Empire Film Group, STARZ, the Mississippi Film Office, and Lyte serve as sponsors of our Blackhouse Fellowship Program 2020. 

The Blackhouse Foundation stands out as a bastion for the most influential and impactful Black writers, directors, producers, crew, actors, and actresses throughout film, television, digital media, and beyond. It continues to elevate such talent into the spotlight on a global scale via engagements at Sundance.

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