A Conversation With…Alfre Woodard
Film, stage, and television actress, producer, and political activist, Alfre Woodard has been named one of the most versatile and accomplished actors of her generation. As the recipient of the 2017 PAFF Lifetime Achievement Award, she will sit with director and friend Neema Barnett and share her thoughts on her illustrious career, the many memorable roles she has brought to life, and what she believes to be the future for Pan African Cinema.
A Conversation with…Mara Brock & Salim Akil
Moderated by Britni Danielle (Ebony Magazine)
Discuss what’s in store for the couple in 2017 and the lessons they’ve learned last year. Mara Brock is the creator of BET’s Being Mary Jane, which premiered in 2013. Brock Akil first began her career in 1994 writing for the critically acclaimed but short-lived Fox series South Central. In 1999, she served as supervising producer and writer on The Jamie Foxx Show after writing for Moesha for four seasons. In 2000, Brock Akil created and executive produced (along with Kelsey Grammer) another UPN series Girlfriends. She also created and executive produced the spin-off series The Game.
A Conversation with…Sanaa Lathan
On her new role on FOX’s new series Shots Fired with Reggie ‘Rock’ and Gina Prince-Bythewood and what led her to television. Sanaa Lathan has starred in many films, including the box-office hit The Best Man and its 2013 sequel, Love & Basketball, Brown Sugar, Alien vs. Predator and The Family That Preys. Lathan was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun. From 2009 to 2013, she voiced Donna Tubbs in The Cleveland Show. In 2010, she starred in the all-black performance of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof at the Novello Theatre in London.