Over 400 guests came out on a rainy Tuesday to celebrate a year of growth and success and to meet the party’s host — veteran actress Vanessa Bell Calloway. Calloway, who plays the lead character “Lady Ella” on Bounce’s original series “Saints & Sinners,” shared words of wisdom with the audience, including the mantra “Stay ready, so you can be ready!” The evening also included a special presentation of the new digital video platform, THEA, by ChooseATL executive director Kate Atwood. Chef Mark Brown prepared delicious appetizers for the event.
Additional attendees included fellow “Saints & Sinners” actress Jasmine Burke; LeLee Lyons from SWV; stylist Gocha Hawkins;11Alive reporter Francesca Amiker; Keenya Hill (“America’s Next Top Model” Cycle 4); model/TV personality Sincerely Ward; “Sister Circle Live” co-host Kiana Dancie; realtor and tv personality Genise Shelton; actor Dennis L.A. White; acting coach Jonna Johnson; My Special Friendz founder Gwen Boyd Moss; tv personality LaKenya Morris; wardrobe stylist Ryan Christopher; event designer Jamahl King; BWFN Board Members Larry Cooper, Tomika DePriest, Natana Denzmore, Mercedez Springer; and BWFN Members Denise Armstrong, Naylon Mitchell, Judi Rodgers, Gwen Goodman, D. Jones, Summer Jackson and many more.
To register for the upcoming BWFN Summit 2018 on March 9-10 in Atlanta, visit BWFNSummit2018.eventbrite.com.
To submit your short film for consideration in the BWFN Short Film Competition, visit FilmFreeway.com/BlackWomenFilmNetwork.
Photos: 1) 11Alive reporter Francesca Amiker. 2) actress Jonna Johnson. 3) comedian Myra. 4 – 16) Guests. 17) Ryan Christopher. 18) Gusts. 19) DJ Bomshell Boogie . By James Pray.