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Lil Rel Howery Added To ‘Hot In Hollywood Panel Of The American Black Film Festival

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LOS ANGELES, April 25, 2019– The 23rd annual American Black Film Festival (ABFF), taking place in Miami June 12-16, is set to unleash a list of informative panels with some of the greatest minds influencing Hollywood, with the announcement of the talent converging on South Beach for the ‘ABOUT WOMEN’ and ‘HOT IN HOLLYWOOD’ panels.
The ABOUT WOMEN panel will include Own Network’s Iyanla Vanzant (Fix My Life), the Executive Vice President and Head of Programming for BET Networks, Connie Orlando, screenwriter Tracy Oliver (Little, Girl’s Trip) and actress La La Anthony (Power), who is also this year’s American Black Film Festival Ambassador. The panel will be moderated by the Atlantic’s, Jemele Hill. The ABOUT WOMEN panel will bring together a group of multigenerational influencers to offer their personal in-depth experiences and perspectives on being women of color in Hollywood.
Lil Rel Howery (Rel, Uncle Drew), LaKeith Stanfield (Atlanta, Sorry to Bother You), Damson Idris (Snowfall), Damaris Lewis (BlacKkKlansman), and Marsai Martin (Little, Blackish) will fill out the robust ‘Hot in Hollywood’ panel. Extra TV’s, Tanika Ray will moderate the experience. The HOT IN HOLLYWOOD panel will bring together new voices and candid perspectives from talent of color who are rising up the ranks in today’s Hollywood climate.  
The goal of both panels is to bring together a myriad of perspectives from some of Hollywood’s leading creatives of color to offer clear and definable pathways of success that will inspiring burgeoning artists and filmmakers.
ABFF remains committed to introducing emerging content creators of African descent to the industry at large and is recognized as one of the leading film festivals in the world. Passes are on sale at, and offer five (5) different levels of access to Festival events. Registration ends May 22nd for discounted rates and questions regarding registration may be directed to
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