Jeff Friday: American Black Film Festival Co-Founder Looks Back on Legacy

June 11, 2011  |  

(Black Enterprise) — After 15 years of leading what he calls a “quiet revolution,” Jeff Friday, co-founder with Warrington Hudlin and Byron Lewis of the American Black Film Festival (ABFF, being held this year from July 6-9 in Miami), has decided to pass the torch. The former ad-exec -turned-film-advocate says he’s moving into new territory after what is sure to be this year’s star-studded event, deciding to focus his attention on new opportunities, such as opening theaters across the country. It’s a move he says will help ensure black films have a place to call home–and the potential to have their work seen.

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