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The history of blacks in Hollywood has been examined and explored over the past fifty years by noted film historian and NYU professor Donald Bogle whose celebrated works include Toms, Coons, Mulattoes, Mammies and Bucks: An Interpretative History of Blacks in Films. In Black Hollywood: Is it Well Preserved? Bogle, after a fascinating historical presentation, interviews African American talent scout Dolores Robinson who launched the careers of LeVar Burton, Jada Pinkett Smith, Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez and her daughter Holly Robinson Peete; Hollywood producer Debra Martin Chase, the first black female to have a deal with a major studio whose works include The Preachers Wife, Princess Diaries, Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants and the biopic Harriett Tubman; and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African American to serve as president of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences whose brother, Ashley Boone, was the first black president of a major Hollywood studio, on their lives and careers and the need to preserve this important part of Hollywood history. Following these interviews will be a Q&A session with questions from The HistoryMakers EntertainmentMakers Advisory Committee.

This 90-minute program is scheduled to stream on YouTube and Facebook Live at 12:00 noon EST on Sunday, December 13, 2020 as the thirteenth installment of The HistoryMakers 20@2020: 20 Days and 20 Nights Convening and Celebration.

Co-Chairs

Chaz Ebert CEO, Ebert Digital LLC; Co-Creator Executive Producer Ebertfest Film Festival
Chaz Ebert
CEO
Ebert Digital LLC
Co-Creator Executive Producer
Ebertfest Film Festival 
Cheryl Boone Isaacs Immediate Past President, Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences; Lecturer, Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University
Cheryl Boone Isaacs
Immediate Past President
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
Lecturer
Lawrence and Kristina Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Chapman University 

 

Advisory Board

Donald Bogle Film Historian & Author; Lecturer, Africana Studies- University of Pennsylvania
Donald Bogle
Film Historian & Author
Lecturer Africana Studies
University of Pennsylvania 
Reuben Cannon  Casting Director & Producer- Reuben Cannon Entertainment
Reuben Cannon 
Casting Director & Producer
Reuben Cannon Entertainment 
Reginald Hudlin Film Director & Producer -Hudlin Entertainment
Reginald Hudlin
Film Director & Producer
Hudlin Entertainment 
Debra Langford Executive Director, Business Development- JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Debra Langford
Executive Director, Business Development
JP Morgan Chase & Co. 
Stan Lathan TV & Film Director & Producer
Stan Lathan
TV & Film Director & Producer
Gil Robertson, IV Co-Founder -African American Film Critics Association
Gil Robertson, IV
Co-Founder
African American Film Critics Association 
Brenda Robinson Entertainment Attorney; Board Member -Film Independent
Brenda Robinson
Entertainment Attorney
Board Member
Film Independent 
Hayma Screech Washington Chairmen & CEO - Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Hayma Screech Washington
Chairmen & CEO
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences 

 

Date and Time

Sunday, December 13, 2020

12 noon EST/ 11 a.m. CST/ 10 a.m. MST/ 9 a.m. PST

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