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Industry Insiders To Attend NY’s AAWIC Film Festival

Has it been 16 years already? It sure has.

Has it been 16 years already? It sure has. The little film festival that could is not so little anymore. It is indeed that time of year again, for some of the very best black women in film to show their wares at the 16th Annual African American Women in Cinema Film Festival. Taking place this week in NYC, Zola Mashariki, Senior Vice President of Fox Searchlight, will be honored with the Trailblazer Award on opening night. A special screening of director Kasi Lemmons' Black Nativity, starring Jennifer Hudson, Angela Bassett, Mary J. Blige and Forest Whitaker, will be held on opening night as well. There will also be a special Q&A segment with the film's director and principle cast members following the screening. Tickets must be purchased prior to attending. For more information please log on to the African American Women in Cinema website at aawic.org.

Starting his career as lead writer for EURweb.com back in 1998, Ricardo A Hazell has served as Senior Contributor with The Shadow League since coming to the company in 2013. His byline has appeared in the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, the South China Sea Morning Post, the Root and many other publications. At TSL he is charged with exploring black cultural angles where they intersect with the mainstream.