Red Carpet Opening 25th Anniversary Gala Awards and Reception with also introduces the 2019 Class of S.E. Manly Short Film Festival and Youth Diversity Filmmakers.
*(LOS ANGELES, CA) – In celebration the 25th Anniversary of the African American Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Festival, The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) is proud to announce 2019 honorees to be presented at the Opening Gala Awards Celebration, “A Great Day in Black Hollywood,” Friday, October 25th at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center 4708 West Washington, @ 7:00 PM (PST) in Los Angeles, CA.
The popular gala honors diverse groundbreaking and legendary Hollywood and community professionals, the filmmakers selected for the 2019 S.E. Manly Film Showcase (“SEMSFS”), as well as the Youth Diversity filmmakers.
In fact, some of the filmmakers who have had their shorts exhibited at the SEMSFS, as they were launching their now extraordinary careers include: Black Panther director, Ryan Coogler; Oscar-nominated writer-director of Mudbound, Dee Rees and writing-directing icon Gina Prince-Bythewood.
While the SEMSFS puts the spotlight on up and coming talent, the opening gala recognizes those already established in their profession in the business. This year’s honorees are: Ceiling crasher, Nèema Barnette, recipient of the President’s Award; Director, “Luke Cage”, Man for all seasons, Charles Floyd Johnson, recipient of the Ivan Dixon Award, Executive Producer, “NCIS,”; Prolific and diversified Oz Scott, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, Executive Producer/Director, “Black Lighting”; Radio Legend, Pat Prescott, recipient of the Community Service Award, Host, 94.7 The Wave; Service Leader Harry Johnson, recipient of the Paul Robeson Legacy Award, President/CEO The Memorial Foundation. For tickets and information on the stellar line up of films and activities go to: BHERC.org