As women are dominating in the crafting of our visual stories from Regina King, Ava Duvernay, Shonda Rhimes, Mara Brock Akil, Gina Prince Bythewood, to Amma Asante, it is a great to highlight how black women are creating a new narrative for us to see a reflection of ourselves.
However, before any of these ladies became household names, veteran film industry professional Cheryl Hill knows how important it is to create our own. Cheryl Hill is the Co-Founding Partner of the Harlem Film Company (HFC) which she founded along with her partner, Jamal Joseph who is a full Professor of Professional Practice and former chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. HFC is an integrated film and media company. In 2015, HFC produced the groundbreaking and timely film, CHAPTER & VERSE, its first feature, which is scheduled for a theatrical run begins February 3-9 at MIST Harlem and opens on February 10-16 in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles. HFC recently produced its first feature documentary BEHIND THE GLASS about children of incarcerated parents.
Cheryl has more than 20 years experience in the film and television industry in New York and Los Angeles, and credited with bringing the Cheetah Girls property to Hollywood. She served as producer on three Disney movies: CHEETAH GIRLS, CHEETAH GIRLS 2 and CHEETAH GIRLS: ONE WORLD. With Kroyt Brandt Productions, Cheryl produced and directed the critically acclaimed CRUCIBLE OF THE MILLENIUM an award winning multi-part documentary that aired nationally on PBS. A major award from the National Endowment of the Humanities funded the series.
Cheryl’s career highlights include the position of Creative Executive / Director of Development at the Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood Pictures Division where she worked directly with Jeffrey Katzenberg and Michael Eisner. As a member of the Hollywood Pictures team, Cheryl supervises development and production of 20 feature film projects, among them: THE JOY LUCK CLUB and DISTINGUISHED GENTLEMAN starring Eddie Murphy.
A formal press screening of the film CHAPTER & VERSE was held on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Magno Screening Room and the premiere help on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at MIST HARLEM. The film will continue to be available to be seen at Mist Harlem from February 3-9, 2017. In addition. For tickets purchases, please click here. In addition, the film is available in theaters Feb 10 in New York at AMC Empire on 42nd Street and February 10 in Atlanta, Chicago and Los Angeles.
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