AAFCA talks with Black creative executives in Hollywood

In a panel moderated by AAFCA founder/president Gil Robertson, the event will explore the roles of Tendo Nagenda and Alana Mayo, two major Black creative executives in Hollywood.

thumbnail_20190217_155048Celebrating the success of movies “Black Panther,” TV series “Insecure” and “Atlanta,” America’s largest film critics organization, AAFCA, and the African Black American (ABA) Film Society plan to spotlight two Hollywood creative executives.

In a panel called Celebrating Black excellence in Cinema, AAFCA will talk with Tendo Nagenda (VP of Original Films at Netflix) and Alana Mayo (Head of Production and Development for Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society Productions) to explore the road and role of Black creative executives in Hollywood.

Both have long worked in the trenches to create opportunities for traditionally underrepresented groups.

Nagenda, an AAFCA award recipient, is widely considered one of the most talented creative executives in Hollywood today. Formerly an Executive Vice President of Production at Disney, he spearheaded the Lupita Nyong’o starrer “Queen of Katwe,” and Ava DuVernay‘s big screen adaption of  the novel “A Wrinkle in Time.”

Mayo, who interned for Lee Daniels as a college student, is also an AAFCA award recipient and spent most of her career at Paramount, where she rose to Vice President of Production, and worked on “Fences,” the big screen adaptation of August Wilson’s stage play that earned Viola Davis an Oscar.

Moderated by AAFCA founder/president Gil Robertson, this event will take place at 7 p.m. on Monday, February 18 at the NYFA Theater (3300 Riverside Drive).

To participate in this event please RSVP to hub.nyfa.edu

(Pictured L-r: Alano Mayo and Tendo Nagenda)

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