Posted by | Ray Cornelius

Veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway hosted the (BWFN) Black Women Film Network’s annual holiday party. The event was held on Tuesday evening at Atlanta’s newest event venue—REVEL—and was attended by over 400 industry movers and shakers.

Calloway, who plays the lead character “Lady Ella” on the original Bounce TV series, “Saints & Sinners,” shared words of wisdom with the audience, including the mantra “Stay ready, so you can be ready!” The evening also included a special presentation of the new digital video platform, THEA, by ChooseATL executive director Kate Atwood. Chef Mark Brown prepared delicious appetizers for the event.

DJ Bomshell Boogie kept the energy high while Red Carpet Express provided a fun, prop-filled photo booth. Guests brought toys to donate to the My Special Friendz Toy Drive.

Atlanta notables in attendance included: fellow “Saints & Sinners” actress Jasmine Burke; LeLee Lyons from SWV; celebrity stylist Gocha Hawkins; Keenya Hill (“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 4); “Sister Circle Live” co-host Kiana Dancie; realtor and tv personality Genise Shelton; actor Dennis L.A. White and a host of others influencers and tastemakers.

Special thanks to the event’s sponsors: Nationwide, ChooseATL, Aspire Premium Hair and Southern Edge Sweet Tea Vodka. Take a look at more photos below:

JASMINE BURKE

LEE LYONS + GOCHA HAWKINS

VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY + KIANA DANCIE

BWFN’S SAPTOSA FOSTER

MYRA J

DJ BOMSHELL BOOGIE

KEENYA HILL + SINCERELY WARD

GENISE SHELTON + DENNIS LA WHITE + LELEE LYONS 

VANESSA BELL CALLOWAY + ZANE

Photo Credits: James Pray

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