The Black Women Film Network (BWFN) presented its annual “Untold Stories Awards” and Scholarship Luncheon yesterday at the Marriott Marquis Atlanta. This year’s honorees included actress Katerina Graham, “The Vampire Diaries;” wellness/life coach to the stars – Gabrielle Union, Lindsay Lohan, Anne Hathaway — A. J. Johnson; actress Crystal Fox (OWN/Tyler Perry’s “The Have and the Have Nots;”); Bernard Bronner, film investor, founder of UPSCALE Magazineand CEO of Bronner Brothers Inc.; Kashira Alexander (executive producer, The Weather Channel); Jocelyn Dorsey (editorial director of WSB TV2); Deidre McDonald (artistic director, BronzeLens Film Festival) and Evelyn Mims (community relations director, WXIA-TV).
Egypt Sherrod from HGTV’s “Property Virgins” 11Alive News anchorKaryn Greer co-hosted the event. Music was provided by DJ Salah Ananse.
A scholarship was presented to Temple University film studentGabriela Watson Aurazo. Additional attendees included Ebony Steele(Dish Nation/Rickey Smiley Morning Show), Traci Blackwell (VP Programming, The CW) , Kysha Cameron (CEO, Ryan Cameron Foundation), Sheila Bronner (Publisher, UPSCALE) and Adrene Ashford (owner, House of Adrene).
Special thanks to our sponsors: BET, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network, Publix, UPSCALE, Einstein Bros. Bagels, LAMIK Beauty, Atlanta Marriott Marquis and Spelman College.
Photos: Chris Mitchell