American Black Film Festival Highlights “Greenlighters Academy Fellows”

The ABFF Greenlighters Academy is a new annual educational initiative recently launched in Spring by the American Black Film Festival to give African-American students a platform in which they can enter the entertainment industry as powerful influencers in television, film, and media.
Every year, the Academy selects students to attend a two-day intensive boot camp in Los Angeles that focuses on giving them direct insight on the industry by connecting students with leading executives who share valuable guidance based on their own success stories. The ABFF Greenlighters academy will educate students on the inner workings of the film and television business while granting them access to leading industry experts who will share valuable career building tips, along with guidance based on their own careers.

If you grew up watching 106 & park on BET, or seen Think Like A Man one and two, you should remember Terrence Jenkins an HBCU graduate, Actor and Producer. Terrence was named the ambassador for ABFF Greenlighters Academy ” I am happy to partner with the ABFF on the Greenlighters academy. While in college, I always searched for information on how to break into Hollywood. This program is the answer and I look forward to being a part of the next generation of entertainment business executives” – Terrence Jenkins.

Terrence will host the two-day intensive boot camp in Los Angeles where students will attend sessions with top corporate entertainment executives, agents, department heads and production company owners. The speakers will describe their career trajectory, conduct day in the life seminars and engage the students in asking me anything roundtable discussions. The Boot Camp will also include an outing to varies Hollywood offices, studio lots/set location which will give the students a look into the day-to-day of working within a corporate entertainment company. The program will also assist students throughout the year to secure internship opportunities at production companies television networks and movie studios.

Unfortunately, application submission deadline has passed, however, if this is something that you’re interested in make sure you maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher in order to submit your application for next year.


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