Posted by | Ray Cornelius

The African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA) is set to honor entertainment marketing executive Carolyn Sloss, Vice President of Allied Global Marketing, for its 8th Annual SYNERGY ATL Program on August 1 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. For nearly a decade, the networking event has brought together power players in Atlanta’s creative and business communities in celebration of a key figure in the area’s film and television industry with the main purpose of further fostering positive relationships among them.    

“For more than a decade Carolyn has led the growth trajectory of the film and entertainment community in Atlanta,” said AAFCA president Gil Robertson. “Her commitment to the Arts & Entertainment scene has been impactful to the permanent infrastructure that we see today throughout this region. AAFCA is very proud to salute her.”

“I am thrilled and proud to be named as the 2019 honoree by AAFCA and its SYNERGY ATL Program,” said Sloss. “In my role at Allied, I’ve strived to forge a path that’s wider and more inclusive in the community. To be recognized for achieving this, even in a small way, is truly a great honor!”

Pasts recipients include filmmaker Rob Hardy, TV producer and playwright Mark E. Swinton , film mogul Roger M. Bobb and Eric Tomosunas of SwirlFilms and ASPIRE TV’s General Manager Melissa Ingram.

In addition to its SYNERGY ATL Program, AAFCA will host a screening of the film UPPITY this Saturday June 29 from 2-6 pm at the Auburn Avenue Research Library.

The project follows race car legend Willy T. Ribbs, who competed in NASCAR, the Trans-Am racing series and the Indianapolis 500. After the film, guests will be treated to a Q&A with Mr. Ribbs as well as a reception in his honor. This event is part of AAFCA’s Summer Screening Series of films which features new and classic movies followed by lively group discussions.

“The Summer Screening Series is one of the ways AAFCA engages the community. The films selected give us an opportunity to mark milestones with beloved films, ponder themes and impact. Last year, we were fortunate to revisit Poetic Justice for its 25th anniversary with dear AAFCA friend and film legend John Singleton, who we recently lost,” said Robertson.

Photo Credits: AAFCA