Saturday, August 8 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Blackville : Why Our Stories Matter
After the death of George Floyd, super producer, director and storyteller Michael “Boogie’ Pickney called together the “new age talented tenth” - Gen X’ers who have found success by not being afraid to push the envelope when it comes to changing the narrative.  They formed Blackville, a community of creatives who are galvanizing for systematic change for BIPOC artists in film and media.  Join the founding members Michael Pinkney (UD Precious, Broad City), Caralene Robinson (Producer Emmy Nominated King Ester, ) Markuann Smith (creator, Godfather of Harlem) Tracey Baker-Simmons (creator, being Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina), and CR Capers, Executive Director, Founder and CEO of the Harlem Film House

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Michael A. Pinckney

Writer/Executive Producer

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Tracey Baker-Simmons

Tracey Baker-Simmons is a seasoned veteran in television and film production who has spent more than 20 years in the industry producing critically acclaimed content. Throughout her career, Ms. Baker-Simmons has proven her ability to create content that both resonates well with viewers... Read More →
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Harlem Film House / Hip Hop Film Festival
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Caralene Robinson

Founder/ Executive Director, 220th Street Productions
Caralene Robinson is Founder and Executive Director of 220th Street Productions. She is a filmmaker and marketer committed to telling meaningful stories. Her career began at companies such at Coca Cola and Sprint. Most recently she ran marketing at VH1 and Logo, launching all series... Read More →
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Markuann Anthony Smith

Markuann Anthony Smith is an African American actor and television producer. He is the creator (television), executive producer and plays a supporting role in the upcoming American crime drama television series, Godfather of Harlem, starring Forest Whitaker, set to premiere in 2019... Read More →


Saturday August 8, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Filmmaker Lounge 1