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THE BLACK HOLLYWOOD EDUCATION AND RESOURCE CENTER
LAUNCHES ‘BHERC FIGHTS BACK WITH FILM’ INITIATIVE

10TH ANNUAL AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM MARKETPLACE AND S.E. MANLY SHORT FILM SHOWCASE TO ADDRESS GANG VIOLENCE DURING COMMUNITY NIGHT,
NOVEMBER 20

Los Angeles, CA, November 10, 2003 – The BHERC today announced an important initiative – BHERC FIGHTS BACK WITH FILM - to address critical issues of gang violence in the black community, including funding film projects in 2004 that address gang violence. BHERC FIGHTS BACK WITH FILM will be rolled out during Community Night, which takes place during the organization’s 10th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase. BHERC’s Community Night is a free event, open to the public, taking place on November 20th at the California Science Center from 7-10PM.

BHERC’s Community Night will address the issue of violence in the community and how filmmakers can help find solutions to the problem. The event will consist of five short films, a discussion with the filmmakers & a dessert reception. Representatives from the entertainment industry, as well as a number of community organizations and elected officials will be in attendance.

“Gang violence is devastating our community. Launching BHERC FIGHTS BACK WITH FILM and funding projects that address gang violence is consistent with our mission of developing innovative educational and outreach programs. We want to address the issue and more importantly, help find solutions,” said Sandra Evers-Manly, BHERC President.

Short films that will be shown at BHERC’s Community night include: Whoa; An urban opera about a man who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Filmmaker – Maurice Dwyer, 12 Minutes; What do you tell your son when you only have 12 minutes before you are executed? Filmmaker – Raymond Thomas, Al Jihad; It is difficult choosing the right path when coming of age. Filmmaker – Aminah Bakeer, Rage!; A young college student has been mistakenly accused by the police, Filmmaker – Aaron Woolfolk, Solution; Modern day scientists believe they have found a "solution" for violent behavior. Have they? Filmmaker – Damani Mangum, Note: Films subject to change.

The 10th Annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase will take place from November 20-23rd at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave. Festival Weekend Passes are $100.00. All-Day passes are $25.00.

Additional Film Festival highlights will include:

  • Opening Night Reception & Awards Ceremony, November 21, Beverly Hilton Hotel, 7-11PM
  • Short Film Screenings, Raleigh Studios, November 22-23, 10AM-10PM
  • A Great Day In Black Hollywood Awards Ceremony, Raleigh Studios, November 23
  • Panel Discussions & Seminars, Raleigh Studios, November 22-23, 10AM-10PM The film festival and marketplace will include two days of informative seminars led by film and TV industry professionals
  • Vendor Fair, Raleigh Studios, November 22-23, 10AM-10PM Over 25 Hollywood film and TV organizations will showcase services and resources to help build a better filmmaking community

For a complete BHERC Film Festival schedule, visit www.BHERC.org or call 323-957-4747.

The Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center is a nonprofit, public benefit organization designed to advocate, educate, research, develop, and preserve the history and future of Blacks in film and television. The Center's commitment to the development
of future filmmakers - performers, directors, and behind-the-scenes technicians and workers - is realized not only through film festivals but through innovative educational and outreach programs.

For interviews, artwork and general inquiries, contact: Tiffany Morrison, Lane Marketing, 4859 W. Slauson Ave, #177, LA, CA 90056, 323.293.5617, 323.298.5433, fax, tiffany@lanemktg.com

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