2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors Red Carpet Report

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View over 170 photos from the 2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors, Event. Watch our YouTube playlist of 25 video Interviews.

Mingle Media TV and Stephanie Garrett were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Eye on Black (EOB) salute to Black Film makers at the Park Plaza Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Eye on Black: Salute to Directors recognizes influential African Americans who are responsible for shaping the black experience through film.

This year’s host was Brandon T. Jackson with honorees Debbie Allen, Martin Lawrence, Haile Gerima, and Chris Robinson. EOB’s Spotlight Directors were Bill Duke and Ava DuVernay and presenters included Tim Allen, Luke Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khalil Kain, Tatyana Ali, Macy Gray, Evan Ross, Nia Long, and Evan Ross. The EOB event started with a cocktail party and then lead into performances by Leela James, Goapele, Kenny Lattimore, and Tamar Braxton and a four-course meal.

About Eye on Black

Eye On Black (EOB) created in 2010 is a platform that recognizes influential people of African descent in the areas of philanthropy, music, business empowerment, Afro-centric thought, and innovation in the arts. The Eye on Black salute specifically highlights the theatric contributions of African American and Afro-Latino Directors that have assisted in shaping the black experience in film and TV. In 2011, it was announced that Eye On Black would be formed into a 501c non-profit foundation centered around funding community based projects for African American and Afro-Latinos in the areas of art, education, and small business empowerment. www.EyeOnBlack.com

About CENTRIC Network

A cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television). CENTRIC Network is a general interest channel geared towards African-American adults. Centric is available in 28 million homes on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable and many other digital cable providers as part of the MTV Digital Suite. The channel is additionally an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. www.CENTRICtv.com

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2012 Eye on Black: Salute to Directors

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Mingle Media TV and Stephanie Garrett were invited to come out and cover the 2012 Eye on Black (EOB) salute to Black Film makers at the Park Plaza Hotel, downtown Los Angeles. The Eye on Black: Salute to Directors recognizes influential African Americans who are responsible for shaping the black experience through film.

This year’s host was Brandon T. Jackson with honorees Debbie Allen, Martin Lawrence, Haile Gerima, and Chris Robinson. EOB’s Spotlight Directors were Bill Duke and Ava DuVernay and presenters included Tim Allen, Luke Wilson, Cuba Gooding Jr., Khalil Kain, Tatyana Ali, Macy Gray, Evan Ross, Nia Long, and Evan Ross. The EOB event started with a cocktail party and then lead into performances by Leela James, Goapele, Kenny Lattimore, and Tamar Braxton and a four-course meal.

About Eye on Black
Eye On Black (EOB) created in 2010 is a platform that recognizes influential people of African descent in the areas of philanthropy, music, business empowerment, Afro-centric thought, and innovation in the arts. The Eye on Black salute specifically highlights the theatric contributions of African American and Afro-Latino Directors that have assisted in shaping the black experience in film and TV. In 2011, it was announced that Eye On Black would be formed into a 501c non-profit foundation centered around funding community based projects for African American and Afro-Latinos in the areas of art, education, and small business empowerment. www.EyeOnBlack.com

About CENTRIC Network
A cable television channel of BET (Black Entertainment Television). CENTRIC Network is a general interest channel geared towards African-American adults. Centric is available in 28 million homes on DirecTV, Dish Network, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable and many other digital cable providers as part of the MTV Digital Suite. The channel is additionally an associate member of the Caribbean Cable Cooperative. www.CENTRICtv.com

For more of Mingle Media TV’s Oscar coverage and other Red Carpet events visit our website and follow us on Twitter and Facebook here:

www.minglemediatv.com/redcarpetreport.ht ml
www.facebook.com/minglemediatvnetwork
www.twitter.com/minglemediatv

Follow Stephanie Garrett Here
stephaniegarrett1.wordpress.com/
twitter.com/Stephanieg3360
www.minglemediatv.com/StephanieGarrettSeries.html

Jeff Kanew, Director, at the World Premiere of the New Web Series: Cursed

Mingle Media TV and and host, Kristyn Burtt, covered the world premiere launch party of the new Cursed Web Series starring James Black, John Wesley, Alex Skinner and Yuri Brown and directed by Jeff Kanew at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica. Cursed is the story of an angel incarnate who struggles to reach atonement in an earthly life…a single mom who tries to complete a mission to kill the last cartel leader in an effort to prove her goodness. In her good vs. bad journey she tries to balance a heart for her loved ones with her desire to ascend. Follow this webseries online at Mingle Media TV http://www.minglemediatv.com/CursedWebSeries.html Be a fan of Cursed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cursed/118063521584693 Learn more about the cast and crew here: http://angelontherise.blogspot.com/

Cooper Harris at the World Premiere of the New Web Series: Cursed

Mingle Media TV and and host, Kristyn Burtt, covered the world premiere launch party of the new Cursed Web Series starring James Black, John Wesley, Alex Skinner and Yuri Brown and directed by Jeff Kanew at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica. Cursed is the story of an angel incarnate who struggles to reach atonement in an earthly life…a single mom who tries to complete a mission to kill the last cartel leader in an effort to prove her goodness. In her good vs. bad journey she tries to balance a heart for her loved ones with her desire to ascend. Follow this webseries online at Mingle Media TV http://www.minglemediatv.com/CursedWebSeries.html Be a fan of Cursed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cursed/118063521584693 Learn more about the cast and crew here: http://angelontherise.blogspot.com/

Ayinde Alakoye at the World Premiere of the New Web Series: Cursed

Mingle Media TV and and host, Kristyn Burtt, covered the world premiere launch party of the new Cursed Web Series starring James Black, John Wesley, Alex Skinner and Yuri Brown and directed by Jeff Kanew at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica. Cursed is the story of an angel incarnate who struggles to reach atonement in an earthly life…a single mom who tries to complete a mission to kill the last cartel leader in an effort to prove her goodness. In her good vs. bad journey she tries to balance a heart for her loved ones with her desire to ascend. Follow this webseries online at Mingle Media TV http://www.minglemediatv.com/CursedWebSeries.html Be a fan of Cursed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cursed/118063521584693 Learn more about the cast and crew here: http://angelontherise.blogspot.com/

Jeris Lee Poindexter at the World Premiere of the New Web Series: Cursed

Mingle Media TV and and host, Kristyn Burtt, covered the world premiere launch party of the new Cursed Web Series starring James Black, John Wesley, Alex Skinner and Yuri Brown and directed by Jeff Kanew at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica. Cursed is the story of an angel incarnate who struggles to reach atonement in an earthly life…a single mom who tries to complete a mission to kill the last cartel leader in an effort to prove her goodness. In her good vs. bad journey she tries to balance a heart for her loved ones with her desire to ascend. Follow this webseries online at Mingle Media TV http://www.minglemediatv.com/CursedWebSeries.html Be a fan of Cursed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cursed/118063521584693 Learn more about the cast and crew here: http://angelontherise.blogspot.com/

Alex Skinner at the World Premiere of the New Web Series: Cursed

Mingle Media TV and and host, Kristyn Burtt, covered the world premiere launch party of the new Cursed Web Series starring James Black, John Wesley, Alex Skinner and Yuri Brown and directed by Jeff Kanew at the Tiato Restaurant in Santa Monica. Cursed is the story of an angel incarnate who struggles to reach atonement in an earthly life…a single mom who tries to complete a mission to kill the last cartel leader in an effort to prove her goodness. In her good vs. bad journey she tries to balance a heart for her loved ones with her desire to ascend. Follow this webseries online at Mingle Media TV http://www.minglemediatv.com/CursedWebSeries.html Be a fan of Cursed on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cursed/118063521584693 Learn more about the cast and crew here: http://angelontherise.blogspot.com/