Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The African American Film Critics Association announced today that filmmaker Roger Bobb will be honored at the organization’s 3rd Annual SYNERGY Award for his pioneering efforts to advance the cinema community in Atlanta.  Previous recipients of this award include Tirrell Whitley and Nick Nelson, Principal Partners at Liquid Soul Media (2012) and Charles Humbard, CEO of UPTV (2013). The award will be formally presented during a reception on Tuesday, July 22nd at the law firm of Gordon Reese in Buckhead.

AAFCA is the premiere African American film critics association in the United States, with a membership that is comprised of some of the nation’s leading film journalists. The organization produces the AAFCA Awards in Hollywood, which celebrates the very best in cinema each year. SYNERGY is a signature event that was created to recognize members of Atlanta’s growing creative community.

“We are thrilled to present our 3rd annual event in the Atlanta market,” says AAFCA’s founder and President Gil Robertson. “Atlanta is growing into a power center in the world of TV and film production and this event provides our group with an opportunity to recognize individuals who have contributed to the growth of this industry in this region. The AAFCA SYNERGY program also provides an intimate atmosphere where local professionals in the cinema community can meet, mix and mingle with their peers in the industry.

Bobb is the president and CEO of Bobbcat Films, a film and television production company based in Atlanta, GA. Prior to creating the company, Bobb served as the Executive Vice President of Tyler Perry Studios. He has been the producer for such hit television shows as Tyler Perry’s House of Payne, Meet the Browns  and most recently, The Rickey Smiley Show. He also directed award winning projects for UPTV including Raising Izzie and In the Meantime.

Kudos Roger!

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