During Sundance, The Blackhouse orchestrated a conversation led by Producer/Director Lisa Cortés with legendary rapper Ice-T about his career and directorial debut, “Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap.”

During the Tribeca Film Festival that Spring, The Blackhouse provided a platform for NYU Associate Dean Sheril Antonio to moderate a dynamic roundtable discussion with famed veteran participants including:

  • Producer, Debra Martin Chase;
  • Director, Rick Famuyiwa;
  • Director/producer, Laurens Grant;
  • Director, Rashaad Ernesto Green; and
  • Producer, Warrington Hudlin

In a first for the organization, The Blackhouse had the sole responsibility for Festival programming at the LAFF including hosting informative panels and discussions covering representation in the entertainment industry (including reps from CAA, ICM, WME, Generate and Ziffren Brittenham), and a one-on-one discussion with rising producer and now Blackhouse Board Member, Datari Turner.

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