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"A Great Day In Black Hollywood" BHERC's 2018 AAFM Opening Celebration

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Nate Holden Performing Arts Center

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This opening celebration and award ceremony is the kick-off to the 24th Annual BHERC 23rd Annual African American Film Marketplace & S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase taking place April 28-29, 2018 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood, CA.

2018 Honorees:

Kokayi Ampah, Producer/Director/Location Manager, Lifetime Achievement Award. He is the first African American Union Location manager. He managed such television shows as Fall Guy, Knightrider, Cagney & Lacy and The A Team. In 1984 he managed his first feature film The Color Purple. From 1985 to 2011 he managed over 30 feature films including White Men Can’t Jump, Mars Attacks, Shawshank Redemption and Million Dollar Baby. In 1995 he became the first recipient of the California On Location Award (COLA) for Feature Film Location Manager of the year.

Bobbi Banks, Sound Editor, M.P.S.E, Ivan Dixon Award of Achievement- Past President of the Motion Picture Sound Editors (M.P.S.E.) (2006-2013). She was the first African American President, only fourth female in its 65-year history. Some of her credits include Fate of the Furious, Straight Outta Compton, August Osage County, Ghost Rider and Selma among many others. Bobbi also currently serves as Chair of the A2020 Diversity & Inclusion Initiative for the Academy of Motion Picture and Sciences (AMPAS).

Charisse Bremond Weaver and George Weaver, Humanitarians, The Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade, The President’s Award. Charisse Bremond and George Weaver have a plan to defy the odds, one young person at a time. Their organization, The Brotherhood Crusade, was founded by CEO Charisse Bremond Weaver’s father in 1968 (Walter Bremond). Brotherhood Crusade is one of the most respected community-based organizations in South Los Angeles. For 50 years, the organization has championed the cause of the disenfranchised and under-represented on both a local and national basis. Brotherhood effectively provides critical services through a variety of social programs focused on education, health, economic growth, and institution building.

Max Julian, Actor/Writer/Producer, The Lifetime Achievement Award - A classically trained actor, Max began his career in New York's Off-Broadway circuit including Joseph Papp's Shakespeare-In-The-Park. Moving westward he landed co-starring roles with Jack Nicholson in Psych-Out and Candace Bergen in Columbia's box-office hit Getting Straight. In Uptight, N.Y. times Judith Crist considered him a standout in a standout cast. Santa Monica Evening Outlook's Raoul Gripenwaldt prophesied Max Julien's portrayal of Johnny Wells in Paramount's Uptight could very well result in an Academy Award. The Hollywood Reporter chimed in Max Julien creates a memorable piece of reality. As a reward he was invited to Europe to discuss film possibilities. In Rome he wrote and directed a documentary called Trestevre then wrote the screenplay and subsequently co-produced Warner Brothers' boxoffice bonanza Cleopatra Jones. The sequel, Cleopatra Jones and The Casino Of Gold he was credited with based on characters created by Max Julien.

Tim McNeal, VP Creative Talent Development, ABC/Disney, The President’s Community Service Award. A veteran of television programming development, Tim McNeal transitioned into talent development when he joined Disney | ABC Television Group (DATG) as Vice President, Talent Development & Diversity in 2006. With the 2013 restructuring of the team, he was promoted to head of Creative Talent Development & Inclusion. In his role, McNeal oversees DATG’s Creative Talent Development programs, including the Disney | ABC Writing Program, Disney | ABC Directing Program, and National Latino Media Council (NLMC)/National Hispanic Media Coalition’s (NHMC) Latino Television Writers Program, among others. He is also responsible for further expanding the scope of these programs across DATG to include ABC Family and Disney Channel.



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