During the Sundance Film Festival, The Blackhouse programming included a:

  • Launch Reception for the Charles King led multi-cultural production and financing company, MACRO;
  • Panel in the iconic Sundance Filmmaker Lodge for BET Network’s limited series “Book of Negros” and
  • Panel for Latino Reel featuring the talented, multi-hyphenate, Gina Rodriguez.

During the LAFF that year, The Blackhouse hosted a Conversation with Oscar award winning writer, John Ridley, moderated by Elvis Mitchell and a panel, entitled, “Prime Time: Adjusting the Color Spectrum on TV” Panel with:

  • Wendy Calhoun (Black-ish);
  • Andrea Lerner (Jane the Virgin);
  • Randall Park (Fresh Off the Boat);
  • Our Lady J (Transparent); and
  • Debra Birnbaum (Variety)
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