Africa in Hollywood: Changing the Narrative

The success of Black Panther marked a significant turning point for Africa and Africans in Hollywood. Since the film’s $1.3 billion box office run, a series of high profile African TV shows and films have been announced to be in development. Is Hollywood finally ready to tell authentic African stories? Is the portrayal of Africa and Africans in Hollywood films really changing? This event is an open discussion with those helping to change and shape the African narrative in Hollywood.

Presented by: Access Bank

Welcome:
Osayi Alile-Oruene, CEO, ACT Foundation

Opening Remarks:
Johanna Blakley, Managing Director, Norman Lear Center

Panelists:
Uzodima Iweala, CEO, The Africa Center, NY; Author, Beasts of No Nation
Dayo Okeniyi, Actor, Shades of Blue

Moderator:
Zain Verjee, Co-Founder & CEO, aKoma Media

Africa in Hollywood: Changing the Narrative
Africa House New York
Thursday, September 27 | 4:00-5:30PM
10 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019