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Celebrating Black Influence in the Entertainment Industry

In the vibrant tapestry of the entertainment industry, Black filmmakers, actors and actresses are leaving an indelible mark, reshaping narratives, and amplifying diverse voices. Saturday February 17th was National Black Movie Day! While we celebrate the amazing accomplishments of filmmakers like Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler and movie stars like Angela Bassett and Denzel Washington we must take a look at our up and coming talents in the industry. Let's delve further into our Black History Month celebration at the Black Business Focus Group, where we will shine a spotlight on the profound influence of Black entrepreneurs in Film.

Jonathan and Justin Milton: Pioneers of Deal Breaker Studios At the forefront of this movement are visionaries like Jonathan and Justin Milton, founders of Deal Breaker Studios. With a passion for storytelling and a commitment to authenticity, the Milton brothers have carved out a niche for themselves in the film industry. Through their captivating productions, they challenge conventions, spark conversations, and inspire audiences worldwide. "The Foreign Exchange Student", A Milton Brothers Film is just one of their many projects.

Brandy Specks: A Trailblazer in Film and Acting Another luminary in this realm is Brandy Specks, a multifaceted talent making waves as an actress, casting director, and filmmaker. With a keen eye for talent and a dedication to excellence, Specks is reshaping the landscape of cinema one project at a time. Her contributions not only entertain but also empower, offering representation and visibility to underrepresented voices. Known for The Temp, Induced (2022) and Be Someone (2023), Specks honed her craft under the tutelage of our next highlight.

Debra L. Atkins: Champion of Unity at Working Together As One Productions Adding to the constellation of Black brilliance is Debra L. Atkins of Working Together As One Productions. With a mission to foster collaboration and unity, Atkins uses theatre as her platform to amplify marginalized voices and promote social change. Through her tireless efforts, she empowers artists and creatives to come together, creating impactful works that resonate with audiences worldwide.

Empowering Through Representation The impact of Black-owned businesses in entertainment extends far beyond the silver screen. By championing diversity, equity, and inclusion, these trailblazers are dismantling barriers, fostering dialogue, and paving the way for future generations. Their stories remind us of the power of representation and the importance of amplifying marginalized voices.

Join Us in Celebrating Black Excellence

Remember, you can access The BBFG App on the Apple App Store and Google Play to add your Black Owned Business on our business listing, log your transactions with Black-owned businesses, and connect with like-minded individuals in our online community.

Let's continue to celebrate the achievements of Black entrepreneurs and work together to build a brighter future for all.

As we celebrate Black History Month, let's honor these modern-day pioneers and continue to support their endeavors. Together, we can build a more inclusive and prosperous future for all.

To learn more about the enduring legacy of Black entrepreneurship and to join us in celebrating Black History Month, visit Black Business Focus Group today.

Remember, your support makes a difference.

Don't forget to log your transactions with Black-owned businesses at The BBFG using the following link: Log Your BOB Transactions.

It's our time!


Best regards,

Phillip W. Dunn

Founder, Black Business Focus Group

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