Magazine article Ebony

Ebony Presents Hollywood in Harlem[R]

Magazine article Ebony

Ebony Presents Hollywood in Harlem[R]

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AT the star-studded, third annual EBONY Presents Hollywood In Harlem[R] film festival, some of the film world's most accomplished contributors were on hand to celebrate the creativity of African-Americans in cinema.

The festival, held in conjunction with the 32nd anniversary of Harlem Week, included its inaugural Red & White Ball Uptown Saturday Night, which featured an awards ceremony that saluted the Legends of Cinema at the Potamkin Cadillac of Harlem in New York.

Among the recipients of achievement awards were actress/producer]director Debbie Allen, Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard, actress Loretta Devine, actors/directors John Turturro and Michael Imperioli. The Independent Filmmaker Award was presented to comedian and syndicated radio personality Steve Harvey for his movie, Steve Harvey: Don't Trip ... He Ain't Through With Me Yet.

Also among the honorees was outspoken filmmaker Spike Lee, who was saluted for "Celebrating 20 Years of Excellence in Film."

The title sponsor of the festival was Cadillac, and other sponsors included the Walt Disney Co., Moet Hennessy USA, the United States Postal Service, GVC Networks and the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce.

At the EBONY Presents Hollywood In Harlem[R] film festival, honorees included actress/producer/director Debbie Allen, who was presented with the EBONY Lifetime Achievement Award by Jeff Burns Jr., associate publisher of EBONY. They are joined by (l.) U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-N.Y.), and Lloyd Williams, chairman of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce. Terrence Howard, an Oscar-nominated actor, received the Cinema Achievement Award and is congratulated by Raquel Graham Crayton, national marketing director for EBONY.

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Other honorees and attendees included (above) Cheetah Girls 2 stars (Kiely Williams, Sabrina Bryan and Adrienne Bailon), who are joined by Deborah Gregory, author of the novel The Cheetah Girls. …

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