Gentlemen Jack, The Tennessee Whiskey brand teamed up with “Power” star Omari Hardwick and CodeBlack Films to support, celebrate and highlight bold, up-and-coming African American voices in film, with its Real to Reel contest.
It’s a rare opportunity for new filmmakers to screen their work for industry insiders. As a writer and actor who owns a production company, I am personally excited to collaborate with Gentleman Jack on such necessary recognition of Black talent behind the camera. – Omari Hardwick and host Anthony Rose
What is the Purpose of the Contest: Rewarding artistic excellence, inspiring creativity and entertaining content, Real to Reel provides a platform for aspiring film makers to make their voice heard- visually and emotionally. The multi-cultural initiative, which gives African American film makers a much needed voice behind the camera
Who Won: Janlatae Mullins and Maxie McClintock, winners of the national competition for her astounding, original film Soul Fire, won the $10,000 grand prize and a VIP trip to Miami.
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