The Woodie King Jr. Story is my last… but not least RECAP from the 2018 Pan African Film Festival. The PAFF is one of the largest celebrations of Black culture and is directed by Danny Glover, Ja’Net DuBois and Ayuko Babu. During the festival… PAFF presented the legendary director and producer Woody King Jr. with their coveted Lifetime Achievement Award! So happy I was able to snap a few photos of the star-studded red carpet celebration and share them with you. FINALLY!!
Guest of the red carpet & screening event included Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, Dawn Lewis, Glynn Turman and more!
Woody King Jr., born in Mobile Alabama is also the founding director of the New Federal Theater in New York City. He is known for producing great hits such as Serpico (1973), Men in Black 3 (2012)… AND is responsible for developing great talents like Denzel Washington, Samuel L Jackson, Ruby Dee & more.
He has presented over 200 NFT productions which began in 1970. In addition to producing Broadway shows such as For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, What the Winesellers Buy and Checkmates... his life gives us glimpse into the history of Black life in the 20th Century and highlights the Black Arts Movement of which he was a commanding presence. – Fandango
King of Stage presented by Juney Smith of Rainbow Media Group and Reed R. McCants of Black History Mini Docs is coming your way soon! In the meantime… take a look at the 1st trailer:
Sending a very special thanks to PAFF Founder Danny Glover, Director Ayuko Babu, PR extraordinaire Candace Ledbetter and the entire team for having me!