Actor Morris Chestnut (The Best Man Holiday, Nurse Jackie) has been announced as American Black Film Festival’s (ABFF) 2014 celebrity ambassador, and author/producer Tonya Lewis Lee (The Watsons Go To Birmingham) has been named Host Committee chair.
The 18th annual festival will be held June 19-22, 2014, in New York City.
“Morris Chestnut is a beloved and charismatic actor,” declares ABFF founder Jeff Friday. “The role of the ABFF Ambassador is to broaden public awareness of the festival as well as its mission, and you are about to see Morris everywhere with this week’s release of The Best Man Holiday — a must-see! I deeply appreciate both Morris and Tonya’s commitment to advance opportunities for Black artists in our industry.”
The ABFF is a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films by and about people of African descent.
“It’s an honor and privilege to be the ambassador of the ABFF, taking place this year in New York — a city that has inspired and cultivated so much great talent in all areas of film,” says Chestnut.