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American Black Film Festival Hosts Boot Camp

devon-franklin-and-allan-meade-1The American Black Film Festival, which will be staged from June 14–18 in Miami Beach, held its first ABFF Greenlighters Academy, a two-day boot camp during which five fellows mainly from historically black colleges had the opportunity to meet with industry professionals, participate in round table discussions, and become informed on the requirements of pursuing a corporate career in the film industry.

Two of the participating fellows were offered top-tier summer internships, and one is in talks for a full-time post at HBO. 

Meet The ABFF Greenlighters Academy Fellows

Te’Shone Davidson is a junior Journalism and Mass Communication student who specializes in public relations at North Carolina A&T State University. Davidson has been asked to participate in a Creative Artists Agency-produced program during ABFF this summer.

K. Giselle Johnson graduated with honors from Howard University as a Film and Television major with a minor in Theater Arts. Johnson will begin an internship at Viacom in Los Angeles this summer.

Allan Meade graduated with honors from North Carolina A&T State University with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications. He is being considered for an entry-level position at HBO.

Chinedum Nwaigwe studies Film and African & African-American Studies at Dartmouth. She also chairs the Black Underground Theater & Arts Association, following in the footsteps of former presidents, including writer and executive producer Shonda Rhimes. She will begin an internship at Facebook this summer.

Maya Smith is a senior at Clark Atlanta University where she studies Mass Media Arts with a concentration in Public Relations. She has been asked to participate in a CAA-produced program during ABFF this summer.

For additional information on ABFF Greenlighters Academy, go here.

By: Danielle Dixon

Follow her on Twitter: @tooprettydani

 

 

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