The Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame inducted director Michael Schultz and actress Esther Rolle at its 18th annual fete, held Feb. 22 to 24 in Oakland.
Playwright August Wilson and Lloyd Richards, artistic director at Yale Repertory, received the organization’s highest accolade, the Paul Robeson Achievement Award, for their collaboration on “Fences.” Filmmaking brothers Reginald and Warrington Hudlin (“House Party”) received the Clarence Muse Award. Lonne Elder III chaired a screenwriting competition and symposium.
Presenters and guests included James Earl Jones, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Gladys Knight and M.C. Hammer.