Since the inception of the first short film, The Pullman Porter, directed by an African-American, William Foster in 1910, Hollywood has grown from a simple idea from a group of dreamers to a multi-billion dollar entity over a century later. African Americans have had a long and rather complex history in the American motion picture industry. Early depictions of African American men and women were confined to demeaning stereotypical images of people of color. As generations have evolved, we’ve made tremendous progress but there is still a long way to go.

In order to educate the next generation of filmmakers, we need supporters like you to help us accomplish our important mission of raising awareness of opportunities for young people in the motion picture industry. Using our two signature programs, Reel Kids and the Producer’s Institute, we strive to help mold young minds to take their ideas from concepts to the big or small screen.

Ancient Chinese philosopher, Lao Tzu once said, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” We need your help as we navigate these important and vital waters as we educate the next generation of filmmakers. Help us to continue the “good cinematic fight” to protect our images and expand our cinematic scope.

Join our essential fight to catch and capture the imagination of the youth as we expose them to careers in film, plus control our images and the ability to tell our stories in 2015 and beyond.

Click on the “MAKE A CONTRIBUTION” box on the home page or click on the link below:


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