Here at Great Black Speakers we pride ourselves in having some of the top African-American names in the film industry available to hire for public speaking and lecturing at your next public function. Finding success in the film industry is no easy task, it requires in-depth knowledge of the industry and trends, having unique, appealing ideas and an inspired passion for film. Some of the most highly celebrated African-American names in the film industry that are also available for public speaking and lecturing about their industry experience and how they’ve found their success in film. To inspire a crowd to take on the exciting world of film, take a look at some of the popular speakers we have listed.
Award-winning Actor, Best-selling Author, and Philanthropist.
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Hill Harper Hill is an award winning actor, bestselling author and philanthropist. Hill is the author of three New York Times bestsellers: Letters to a Young Brother, Letters to a Young Sister, and The Conversation. Letters to a Young Brother was named “Best Book for Young Adults” by the American Library Association in 2007.Hill currently stars on the hit television drama CSI:NY as Dr. Sheldon Hawkes. CSI is the most successfu...
Dancer, actor, singer, director, and writer - Star of A Different World
Jasmine Guy Actor-dancer-director Jasmine Guy has enjoyed a diverse career in television, theater and film. She began her professional career at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in New York City. Jasmine starred on Broadway in the original productions of Beehive and Leader of the Pack, and reprised hit productions of Grease, The Wiz and Chicago (as Velma Kelly).After years on Broadway and touring the globe, Jasmine landed ...
Hollywood Iconic Actor, Comedian, and Filmmaker
Robert Townsend Robert started out as an extra in the classic film “Cooley High” and became one of the most extraordinary forces in entertainment.Townsend made his name with early roles such as corporal ellis in 1984’s “A Soldier's Story.”But when Townsend couldn't find more good roles, he created his own. 1987’s “Hollywood Shuffle” was a statement about Black Hollywood in content and its creation...A cutting satire about African-American...
2011 Global Teen Leader, actor, author and education activist impacting youth one story and one community at a time.
Jordan Coleman Jordan is a young man on a mission. At 17-years-old, he's a filmmaker, actor, author, education activist, honor roll student and athlete. He was recently named one the 25 Most Influential People in Our Children's Lives by Children's Health magazine. Jordan won the 2011 Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival HBO Best Feature Film competition with his film Payin’ The Price, a cautionary tale about teen dat...
Best-selling author, acclaimed speaker and teacher, and award-winning visionary and activist. Daughter of Alice Walker.
Rebecca Walker Her intention is to make the world a better place, one conversation at a time. She brings two decades of experience, insight, and innovation to the global conversation about race and gender, art and culture, and politics and power. She engages with audiences through writing and editing books, teaching and speaking at colleges and corporate campuses, blogging, social media, contributing to popular magazines and l...
Founders of BlackandMarriedWithKids.com specializing in Relationships, Parenting, and building a Movement via Social Media.
Lamar and Ronnie Tyler Lamar and Ronnie make up the husband and wife power pair behind Black and Married with Kids, the largest independent African American marriage and parenting site on the web. Fed up with the pervasive negative images of black marriage in the media, Lamar and Ronnie started the site to combat the negativity by focusing on positive messages about marriage in the black community. Armed with a passion for empo...
Emmy Nominated Producer / Director / Investigative filmmaker who made history unearthing the truth about Emmett Till: bringing justice to victims of injustice.
Keith A. Beauchamp Emmy Nominated Producer/Director, Keith attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where he studied Criminal Justice with the intention of becoming a Civil Rights Attorney.As a young boy in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Beauchamp had his share of run-ins with racism but it wasn’t until an incident where he was assaulted by an undercover police officer after dancing with a white woman at a party that he felt compelled to figh...
Stand-up Comedian and American Actor
Kevin Brown aka Dot Com/ Uptown Kevin Brown/ Kevin “Dot Com” Brown /30 Rock Dot Com/ Dot Com Kevin Brown aka Dot Com is a winner of the 15th annual “SAG” Screen Actors Guild Award, for his portrayal of “Dot Com,” in N.B.C.’s “30 ROCK (winner of multiple “EMMY awards” and “GOLDEN GLOBES)”. Dot Com was on 30 Rock for seven seasons starring opposite Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin and Tracy Morgan.Dot Com plays a Bodyguard, Best Friend and...
Renaissance Woman 2.0 sharing secrets to personal branding, leadership, and business success.
Lisa Nicole Bell Lisa is the personification of what happens when art and commerce collide. A passionate communicator, creative businesswoman, and relentless solution finder, Lisa is a unique hybrid of social change agent, on air personality and behind-the-scenes powerhouse. As an award winning filmmaker, media personality, international speaker, and media entrepreneur, Lisa sits at the helm of a burgeoning empire that includes business a...
Award Winning Producer and TV Network Executive
Karen King, B.A., MCATD Karen is an instructional designer and dynamic keynote speaker and facilitator helping companies maximize their leadership potential. King shares the unique opportunity today’s market presents to enhance their bottom line while fulfilling the human need to make a contribution to our society and the groups in our lives. Helping teams enhance their communication, conflict resolution, creativity and inclusion skills w...
I Refuse to Allow Someone's Negative Opinion of me to become My Reality
Derek L. Anderson, Sr. Derek is a screen writer, producer, inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist who continues to expand his brand with various projects in the works such as an autobiography, Life Changing speaking engagements, and numerous film ventures.Derek is a man of integrity and character who lives his life with Love and LOYALTY. Career:Kentucky High School Basketball All-Star• 1996 - Won National Championship with T...
Baltimore native whose debut feature film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Sheldon Candis Sheldon is a director and producer, known for LUV (2012), Sonny Listening (2002) and The Walk (2010). Baltimore native Sheldon Candis is a graduate of the USC School of Cinematic Arts. Candis’ documentary THE DWELLING, chronicles the lives of two homeless men living along Tokyo's Sumida Gawa. The film is being distributed by Scion and Giant Robot magazine. Candis’ short film THE WALK tells the dramatic story ...
The Industry Rebel (International Indy Artist and Background Singer for Nona Hendryx) / Tackling Female Identity Crisis Within the Entertainment Industry
Angela “Asa Lovechild” Arnold Singer, actress & writer Asa Lovechild, is a native of Louisville, KY who started her singing and acting career on the theatre stage at the age of four. Because of her mother believing in keeping her well rounded, she is well versed in West African dance. She has had the privilege and honor of touring with the legendary Nona Hendryx for the past four years, and has shared the stage and worked with t...
Entertainment Lawyer, legal and popular culture commentator, entrepreneur, freelance writer and motivational speaker.
Lisa Bonner Lisa provides counsel for large media companies, film distribution companies, and music, television and film producers, artists and writers. Ms. Bonner represents clients in all aspects of media and entertainment transactional matters. Lisa advises clients in the music industry with respect to the negotiation of artist, producer, and music publishing agreements at major and independent record labels, she also negotiates agree...
Dennis is a storytelling pioneer, discovering and creating new models for content creation, brand expansion, audience building and monetization in the digital space.
Dennis Dortch Dennis is an acclaimed filmmaker (IFP Gotham Award Nominee, Breakthrough Director) and New Media entrepreneur. His 2008 Sundance Film A GOOD DAY TO BE BLACK AND SEXY was distributed by Magnolia pictures, licensed by Showtime and is currently available on Netflix. Dennis parlayed the films’ cult following into the launch of the BLACK&SEXY TV digital network in 2011. With over 65,000 subscri...