Shonda Rhimes and Regina King Confirmed as ESSENCE Short Film Contest Judges
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For six years, ESSENCE has honored Hollywood’s top Black image-makers, including actresses, directors, writers and producers. And this year, we’re looking to welcome new voices to the Black Women in Hollywood family.

We’re launching a short film contest seeking visions of Black women that are multidimensional, ones that are different from the stereotypical and often negative images that respondents in a recent, ground-breaking ESSENCE study told us don’t truly reflect the totality of who they are.
We challenge you to write and direct an original short film, no longer than 20 minutes long, that presents an image of a Black woman in a unique, refreshing way.

The winner, chosen by a panel of ESSENCE editors, Shonda Rhimes and Regina King, will be honored at the 7th annual Black Women in Hollywood luncheon on February 27, 2014.

Submissions begin on November 1st and run through December 5th.

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