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George Pierre

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Jenna Kanell @Squidthusiast

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CCA Award Winners 2019

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Jenna Kanell

"Max & the Monster" - Best Short Film (BWFN Scholarship Recipient)

Jenna Kanell delivered a TEDx Talk on her short film "Bumblebees," which after its worldwide, award-winning festival run led her to speak at institutions such as Harvard Medical School and the National Inclusion Institute. She wrote and directed "Max & The Monster," which premiered on the opening night of the Austin Film Festival, and directed "#Slut," which has gone on to win awards for "Best Director" and "Social Justice." She's also a SAG-AFTRA actor ("The Front Runner," "Terrifier") and stunt performer. Jenna is arguably proudest of teaching her cat to do tricks.

Instagram & Twitter: @Squidthusiast 

Mary Kate Allen

"Until They Are Home" - Best Feature Screenplay

As a former journalist, Mary Kate Allen has always found the best stories to be the ones that come from real-life events. And she doesn’t have to look very far for inspiration. For example, her screenplay Until They Are Home is based on her own family’s struggle to bring home a loved one from war.

Adrianna Cherelle

 "$ugar Maybe? " - Best Short Screenplay

A native of the eccentric city of Atlanta, Adrianna Cherelle occupied creative spaces from an early age. Whether penning plays to be performed in front of family or shooting movies with the family camcorder, she enjoyed creating worlds where anything she wanted to happen, happened. Now, the 26-year-old accepts the responsibility of a storyteller and vows to push progression, enlighten minds and entertain minority voices around the world, especially black girls who deal with depression.

Instagram: @adriannacherelle, Twitter: @IamAdriannaC, Facebook: Adrianna Carter

Twitter: @SugarMaybe_, Instagram: @sugarmaybeseries

Sonhara Eastman

"Black Girls Guide to Fertility" - Best Web Series

Sonhara Eastman is a playwright and screenwriter with an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from NYU Tisch. Her plays are known for illuminating the black experience and include Pearl, and The Club, which has been workshopped at 7 Stages, The Classical Theatre of Harlem's Playwrights Playground, Working Title Playwrights Ethel Woolson Lab, The Goldberg Theatre at NYU, and the La MaMa Theatre. She was a finalist for the National Playwright's Center Many Voices Fellowship, and a semi-finalist for both the Made in New York Writer's Room Program, and the WeScreenplay Diverse Voices Competition, and most recently wrote and produced her highly-talked about Web Series, Black Girls Guide to Fertility, through her own production company.

Instagram: @sonharaeastman, @blackgirlsguidetofertililty, Facebook: facebook.com/blackgirlsguidetofertility

Renee Rubio

"VIVA!!" - Best Drama Teleplay

Retired Theatrical Stage Manager who has worked more than seventy-five live shows in more than twenty-five years. And I truly believe that words and stories bind the humankind from the very beginning until the end of time. There on the stage life breathes from a simple piece of paper and it astounds me

Social Media - Facebook Only - Renee Rubio

Niema Graham

"Art. Life. Vibes. - South Dekalb Tribe" - Best Documentary

Niema D Graham also known as "NemoTheeGuru" is an Atlanta, Georgia native who grew up with the passion for storytelling and changing the narrative for people of colour in Hollywood. Niema graduated from Albany State University in May 2014 with Life As Junnie Brown The Movie (a story of a young woman in Atlanta chasing her dream career, balancing her personal and dating life, all while remaining true to herself and her values) with intentions on creating a spin-off series Life As Junnie Brown Season 1. In 2017 Niema released the first episode of her documentary series Art. Life. Vibes Season 1 which features young entrepreneurs in the Atlanta area. Today Niema focuses on producing a new series, teaching television programming along with creating content for local businesses and individuals of Atlanta.

IG: @directordominiquegee & @since1990pictureco.llc, FB: Niema D Graham & Since 1990 Picture Company, LLC, Youtube: Since 1990 Picture Company, LLC

Taylor Ri'chard

"Hallowed Be Thy Name" - Best Feature Film

Filmmaker Taylor Ri'chard has spent years working in production in various roles including directing, writing and distribution for a host of films since his days as an intern at Urbanworld Films. Ri'chard is now at the helm of his own film production company, 3rd Fathom Entertainment, which is an Atlanta-based independent film production company created by Ri'chard and his producing partner Zachary Davis.

George Pierre

Cultivator of the Year 2019

George Pierre is a casting director and CEO of Pierre Casting Agency. He started his career in 2007, casting projects in Motives 2, Ride Along, Creed, Being Mary Jane, Star, and countless more. Pierre has been pivotal for the start of many actors' careers.

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