The Blackhouse Foundation returns again this year to Sundance Film Festival to present exciting panels and programming for festival attendees. From January 24th to January 27th, they will be on the ground at 804 Main Street in Park City, UT, and more information on their programming can be found through their exclusive app.
Co-founder Brickson Diamond says, “Our work at Sundance represents the pinnacle of what Blackhouse does. The line-up is more diverse than ever. We count 55 film, episodic, VR and live performance projects with black directors, subject matter and/or cast included in the 2020 Sundance Film Festival programming. This represents yet another record and a beautiful trajectory from the seven programmed black films that accompanied our first year at Sundance in 2007.”
The Blackhouse Foundation stands out as a bastion for the most influential and impactful Black writers, directors, producers, crew, actors and actresses throughout film, television, digital media, and beyond.
With Facebook as a Presenting Sponsor and Strayer University and Warner Media as Premiere sponsors, The Blackhouse Foundation promises an exciting slate of programming. Check out some of the details below:
FRIDAY, JANUARY 24: Meet the Filmmakers Party Presented by WarnerMedia 150
Join us in welcoming, meeting and celebrating the best of media and film-making and the talented content creators that make it happen! Supported by the best in the business, WarnerMedia’s OneFifty.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 25: HBO x Blackhouse: Insecure Conversation
Ahead of Season 4, Issa Rae and Prentice Penny will have a candid conversation about all things Insecure, moderated by Bevy Smith. Committed to highlighting the power of Black creatives and storytelling, Blackhouse has been a long-standing partner of HBO. By bringing this special to Sundance, we’ll have the opportunity to speak about the special ahead of it’s premiere and amongst those who are continuously pushing culture forward. Moderator: Bevy Smith, Issa Rae (Insecure), Prentice Penny (Insecure)
SUNDAY, JANUARY 26: WarnerMedia Presents: “See Yourself in the Work We Do”
The WarnerMedia’s “See Yourself in the Work We Do” brunch-panel will be an engaging discussion that examines the work being done to improve representation and diversifying OUR voices through storytelling. Panelists will highlight current projects, their respective career journeys and share insight into various opportunities. Learn from the talented team behind some of WarnerMedia’s biggest portfolios from Warner Bros. Films to Warner Bros. Television, to the content creators–and executives behind the scenes, in the boardroom, the writer’s room and beyond!
Panelists include Peter Dodd, Warner Bros. Vice President of WB Theatrical Creative- Michael Quigley, WarnerMedia’s Executive Vice President of Content Acquisition- Kelly Edwards, HBO’s Senior Vice President of Talent Development- Gina Yashere, Co-creator, Executive Producer and actor for Bob Hearts Abishola– Nkechi Carroll, Showrunner for The CW’s All American.
Encouraging full immersion from attendees, The Blackhouse Festival 2020 App is now live. It will include the most updated information regarding programming and events at The Blackhouse during Sundance, and allow participants to register to attend.