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Best Selling Author, Jackie Christie, Inspires Black Women In Film
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Jackie Christie, multi-talented, fashion designer and author is set to host the 'Black Women In Film' Tribute at the 10th anniversary Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF) on Saturday, June 6, 2009 during the 'Black Women In Film' Tribute. Christie will be speaking along the theme of inspiration and empowerment which parallels her latest third novel "Proud To Be A Colored Girl." This event is scheduled for 5:30 P.M. at the Laemmle Music Hall #3 theatre, which is located at 9036 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211.
Christie was chosen by founder, Tanya Kersey, to host in addition to speaking during this monumental event because of her philanthropic endeavors and movement she entitles "Colored Girl" (CG). Through her CG franchise, Jackie seeks to empower and inspire women around the world, as well as provide all proceeds to aid impoverished families and single mothers everywhere.
"Colored Girl" is a movement born from Christie's desire to unite women from all walks of life, nationalities and cultures. Jackie Christie aspires to remove the stigma that comes with the term, "Colored Girl." The age-old stereotyping of African American women has gone on practically unchallenged for centuries. Christie is ready to change people's way of thinking and feeling about the term. Her book, "Proud To Be A Colored Girl," is titled based on her belief that all women no matter their nationality are beautiful.
"I am very honored to be taking part in the HBFF'S 10th anniversary festival to support the women in film series. As well as, pay tribute to Tanya Kersey for her dedication to the entertainment industry and the Hollywood Black Film Festival, which recognizes filmmakers from all over the world," said Jackie Christie.
Jacqueline Blaylock, head of programming for the Hollywood Black Film Festival, has once again selected a dynamic slate of films helmed by African American women with a distinct point of view. The Black Women in Film Screening Program will feature the following short films: The Hands, directed by Charise Studesville; I Love You, directed by Sabrina Moella; Birthday and The Morning of, directed by Tracy Taylor; and Gideon Falls, which was directed by notable Judith McCreary.
About Jackie Christie: Jackie Christie is a multi-talented model, fashion designer, producer, and author of three very popular books. She also heads the successful record label Jean Rah Fya Records, home to some of the hottest new talent in the business. The label's roster includes teen sensation Chani, R&B heart throb Bobby Tinsley, as well as the dynamic teen singing group Small Change, to name a few.
About the Hollywood Black Film Festival: The Hollywood Black Film Festival (HBFF), dubbed "The Black Sundance," is an annual 6-day celebration of black cinema drawing together established and rising filmmakers, popular film and television stars, writers, industry executives, emerging artists and diverse audiences from Southern California and around the world. The festival was founded in 1999 by its executive director, Tanya Kersey, in order to enhance the careers of emerging and established black filmmakers through a public exhibition and competition program.
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