The Micheaux Film Festival

2022 Schedule

Tuesday, July 12th

Virtual Screenings begin on Sparqfest from July 11th – July 17th 

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Career Spotlight with Charlie Hunnam

A one-on-one, career-spotlight conversation with Sons of Anarchy and Rebel Moon Star, Charlie Hunnam

Moderated by:

Jenelle Riley, Variety

OWN’s Unscripted Takeover

The Oprah Winfrey Network broke precedent by implementing back to back unscripted blocks during their primetime weekend time slots. This break from the status quo has launched OWN as a frontrunner in the unscripted space, and provided creator and Executive Producer, Carlos King, the opportunity to reinvent and expand his brand with the successful Love & Marriage franchise.


Carlos King
Executive Producer, Creator

Melody Shari
CEO, Love & Marriage Huntsville Cast Member

Marie Hamilton-Abston
CEO, Belle Collective Cast Member

Tambra Cherie
Media Personality, Belle Collective Cast Member

Moderated by:

Chellz Evette

Breaking In Again… Transitioning from Unscripted to Scripted (& vice versa)

This panel will explore how to make a smooth transition from unscripted tv to scripted and vice versa, transferable skills you can rely on, and the best time in your career to make the switch.


Ahmadou Seck
VP of Scripted TV, MACRO

Kimberlina McKinney
VP, Business and Legal Affairs at Fremantle US

Stephanie Filo
TV/Film Editor

Ben Hurvitz
SVP, Unscripted Entertainment Franchises, Paramount Global

Carolina Groppa
EIC, HOORAE Media & ColorCreative

Moderated by:

Carlton Jordan
Executive Producer

Panel focuses:

  • Storytelling In Unscripted Vs. Scripted
  • How To Use Your Skillset To Land A Dream Job
  • Will You Have To Start Over? The Reality Of Switching Genres
  • Your Relationships Will Make The Transition Smoother
  • Why Your Portfolio Should Contain Both