Written by | Ray Cornelius
The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) hosted its annual “Untold Stories Luncheon” Friday afternoon at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The private affair is the organization’s signature event that honors African-American mavericks in the film, television and the entertainment industry.
Robi Reed, V. Bozeman and Brely Evans
This year’s luncheon was hosted by the ever so funny, Jonathan Slocumb with award presentations going to Tia Powell (President of Oz Publishing, Founder’s Award), Logan Browning (Actress, “Hit The Floor,” Social Responsibility Award), Tomika DePriest (BWFN, Chairman’s Award), Georgia Production Partnership (Industry Award), Lamman Rucker (Actor, “The Man in 3B,” Performance Award), Shante Bacon (Founder 135th Street Agency,Creative Award), Robi Reed (Hollywood Casting Director,Trailblazer Award) and Will Packer (Filmmaker, Pinnacle Award).
Jonathan Slocumb and honoree Shante Bacon
Remarks were also given by the BWFN Founder, Sheryl Riley Gripper; BWFN Board Chair, Donald Woodard; and former BWFN Honoree and Director of Programming and Promo Planning for REVOLT, Jaunice Sills. There was also a special appearance by “Empire” actress and singer, V. Bozeman, who performed her smash hit single, “What is Love?
Kandi Burruss being interviewed by FOX 5 on the Red Carpet
Celebrities in attendance included Kandi Burrus and Todd Tucker (RHOA); Andrea Kelly (Hollywood Exes); LaTavia Roberson (R&B Divas); Kathleen Bertrand (BronzeLens Film Festival); Brely Evans (Being Mary Jane); Palmer Williams (Love Thy Neighbor); Charity Jordan (Selma); Christine Horn (The Retrieval); D. Woods (Danity Kane); Farrah Franklin (Destiny’s Child); Rashana Ali (Media Personality); Myra J (Comedian/Media Personality); Stacii Jae Johnson (Media Personality); Ryan Cameron (V-103) and many more.
Check out photos from the dazzling red carpet and ceremony as well as V. Bozeman’s performance below:
Will Packer with fiancée Heather Hayslett and V. Bozeman
BWFN Honoree Robi Reed/ Love Thy Neighbor’s Palmer Williams
RHOA stars Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker/BWFN Host Jonathan Slocumb
Actresses—Christine Horn, D. Woods and Charity Jordan
BWFN Honoree Tomika DePriest/ATL’s Office of Cultural Affairs Camille Russell Love
Being Mary Jane’s Brely Evans/135th Street Agency’s Saptosa Foster and Shante Bacon
Hollywood Exes’ Andrea Kelly/Media Personality Rashana Ali
Bloomingdales’ Studio Services Alex Davis and Theo Tyson/Robi Reed with Comedian Myra J
Jonathan Slocumb with BWFN Honoree Will Packer
BWFN Honoree Tia Powell/BWFN Founder Sheryl Riley Gripper and Artist Sam D. Burston
Empire’s V. Bozeman performing “What Is Love?”
Robi Reed accepting her award
Destiny’s Child members LaTavia Roberson and Farrah Franklin
Actresses Christine Horn and Charity Jordan with PR maven Terri Vismale Morris
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