U.S. Embassy Hosts Film Screening and Discussion with Emmy-winning Director Neema Barnette

Hundreds of Barbadian secondary school students will get the opportunity to meet noted U.S. film and television director Neema Barnette when the U.S. Embassy hosts a free screening of one of her films on Monday 14 March, 2011.

The screening of Ms. Barnette’s All You’ve Got will be held at the Valley Resource Centre, the Valley St. George, starting at 9:30 a.m. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Dr. Brent Hardt will deliver opening remarks.

The screening is part of the Embassy’s partnership with the Caribbean Tales Film Festival 2011.

Ms. Barnette became the first African-American woman in the history of television to direct a sitcom when she directed “What’s Happening Now” in 1986. She later went on to direct many episodes of legendary television show “The Cosby Show,” for which she won an Emmy Award. A graduate of New York University, she has directed over 200 hours of television programming including “A Different World,” ‘Seventh Heaven” and “Gilmore Girls.” She has also directed several other short films, documentaries and made-for-television movies, winning an Emmy for after-school special “To Be a Man” and a NAACP Image Award for dramatic special “One More Hurdle.”

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