Mary J. Blige has been named the ambassador for this year’s American Black Film Festival (ABFF), which will be held in Miami Beach from June 17 – 21.
As ambassador, Mary will help bring media awareness to the ABFF’s mission and its 24-year legacy, as well as headline a one-on-one conversation during the Center Stage Talk series on Thursday, June 18th. The discussion will spotlight her music career, her transition into film and television and her life’s journey as one of the most successful artists of all time.
“So many incredibly talented Black filmmakers have come out of the American Black Film Festival, many of whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with and many I can’t wait to collaborate with. As an actress and producer, there couldn’t be a more important event to be a part of. I am a longtime supporter and admirer of ABFF and I am honored to be an ambassador and continue to help foster new talent,” said Blige.