Gina Prince-Bythewood, Michael Schultz to be honored at film festival

Gina Prince-Bythewood and Michael Schultz will be honored at African American film festival Friday

Acclaimed filmmakers Gina Prince-Bythewood and Michael Schultz will be honored at the 21st annual African-American Film Marketplace and S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase Friday through Sunday.

Prince-Bythewood, the writer-director of "Love and Basketball" and this year's highly praised "Beyond The Lights," and Schultz, whose films include "Cooley High" and "Car Wash," will be honored Friday during the festival's red carpet opening night reception.

The festival, which is being held at Raleigh Studios, 5300 Melrose Ave., will also screen more than 52 short films featuring the accomplishments of over 45 African American filmmakers.

The event, sponsored by the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center, will also recognize film editor Terilyn A. Shropshire.

Tickets are available at www.BHERC.org and at the door.

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