ABOVE PHOTO: Ciara (Photo: Tinseltown / shutterstock)
By Florence Anthony
African American Women in Cinema (AAWIC) Founder Terra Renee is proud to announce the 18th Annual African American Women in Cinema Film Festival (AAWICFF) will take place in Midtown, Harlem and the Chelsea sections of New York City from March 23-26, 2016. Sponsors include Image Nation, UMC, Miss Jessies, SAG Indie, NYWIFT, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Harlem Brewing Company and Morgan Stanley C2 Group. Supporters include 1199EIU Bread & Roses and NY Governor Office of Motion Pictures & Television. For further information please email yours truly at [email protected] or check aawic.org for movie times, panels, parties, passes and credentials…………
The Perfect Guy star Michael Ealy has been attached to LD Entertainment’s reboot of supernatural thriller Jacob Ladder. The reboot is a modern-day paranoid action thriller about two brothers, David Rosenthal, who directed Ealy in The Perfect Guy, is set to direct………..
Philanthropy is often associated with wealthy donors writing big checks, but anyone can be a philanthropist. In the new book, “Successful Philanthropy: How to Make a Life By What You Give,” Jean Shafiroff, philanthropist and humanitarian offers a new perspective on what it means to give back by redefining philanthropy and encouraging others to make a difference through a myriad of ways that don’t include writing big checks. “Successful Philanthropy” removes the guesswork on how to get started in philanthropic work, and offers inspirational yet practical advice on giving back that is meaningful and fulfilling……….
Ciara showed off her gorgeous engagement ring while at an event in Las Vegas. Russell Wilson popped the question last week on a romantic vacation in Seychelles. The 16-carat sparkler was blinding under the red carpet lights………..
Brooklyn Community Services (BCS) announces that Carla Hall, the acclaimed cuisine author and co-host of ABC’s popular lifestyle series “The Chew,” will be the emcee at the historic 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Gala Our Purpose is Our Community, on Monday, June 6 from 6:00 pm-10:00 pm at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams Street in Brooklyn, New York. The evening will include a cocktail reception, silent auction, dinner, and an awards ceremony………