THE ABFF RETURNS TO MIAMI JUNE 14-18, 2017
*New York, New York – The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) announced today that actress Regina Hall has been selected as its 2017 celebrity ambassador.
The ABFF will celebrate its 21st year with an exciting lineup of film screenings and expanded schedule of networking opportunities and events June 14-18, 2017, in Miami, FL. The highly anticipated festival is the nation’s largest gathering of Black film and television enthusiasts.
Regina Hall has emerged as one of Hollywood’s most sought after comedic actresses. Her career started in the late 1990s while she was earning a master’s degree from New York University. Recently, Hall was seen on the big screen in Sony Screen Gems’ When the Bough Breaks with Morris Chestnut. She also appeared in Warner Bros’ Barber Shop 3 with Ice Cube, Cedric the Entertainer, Common, Eve and Nicki Minaj, Universal Pictures’ comedy The Best Man Holiday, the sequel to the hilarious The Best Man opposite Terrence Howard, Taye Diggs and Sanaa Lathan, and is well known for her roles in Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man Too and Scary Movie. Hall will next be seen in Girl Trip, co-starring alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Tiffany Haddish. Directed by Malcolm D. Lee and produced by Will Packer, the film is scheduled for release by Universal Pictures in the summer of 2017.
“I am so excited to be an ambassador at this year’s ABFF. This festival represents art, entertainment, commerce and people of color, and I’m honored to be a part of it,” says Regina Hall.
“We are delighted to welcome Regina Hall to the ABFF family. She is a true artist and one of the most talented and versatile actors in the business. We feel very fortunate to have her as our 2017 ambassador and thank her for supporting the festival and its mission,” said Jeff Friday, ABFF founder.
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Sponsors of the 2017 American Black Film Festival to date are: HBO (Founding/Presenting); the Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) (Host/Presenting); TV One, Cadillac (Presenting); and American Airlines, Verizon (Official).
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For festival registration, passes, partner hotel and film submission information, visit www.ABFF.com.
The American Black Film Festival (ABFF) is an annual event dedicated to showcasing quality film and television content by and about people of African descent. Founded by Jeff Friday, who is committed to the belief that Black artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, supports emerging artists to foster a wider range of images, stories and storytellers represented in the entertainment industry. Recognized as the preeminent pipeline to new Black talent both in front of and behind the camera, the ABFF is regarded as one of the leading film festivals in the world. Annually held during the month of June, the festival is comprised of five action-packed days of films, engaging panels, networking events and more…from the star-studded opening night screening to the inspirational closing filmmaker ceremony. The ABFF is produced by ABFF Ventures, a partnership between Film Life Inc. and Black Enterprise.
Michelle Huff Elliott
Strategic Heights Media