In celebration of Black History Month, TV One is debuting Change Agents: History in the Making, 21 short films produced by four award-winning content creators, airing every weeknight throughout February. Beginning Monday, Feb. 1 at 10 p.m. ET, the short films produced by American Black Film Festival winner Alton Glass(CRU); African American Women in Cinema Women of Excellence Award Winner Jeanine Daniels (The Guy and The Couple); NAACP Image Award and Emmy Award winner P. Frank Williams (Unsung); and Grammy, Golden Globe and Academy Award winner Che “Rhymefest” Smith (co-writer “Jesus Walks” and “Glory”), will focus on people enacting change within their spheres of influence and the ripple effect it has on the world.
“In 2016 and moving forward, it is very important we represent our viewers in all that we do. This includes providing them with entertaining and inspirational programming during Black History Month,” said Brad Siegel,President of TV One. “However, we feel it is even more important to pay tribute to those unsung champions who are making history in their communities each and every day. To honor this commitment, we are proud to launch our first-ever short films, Change Agents: History in the Making.”
TV One’s Change Agents: History in the Making short films will spotlight current day achievers and change agents from college campuses, the community, corporate America, government, technology, medicine, and beyond, who are making changes in the African American community and making history. Each filmmaker will do a thematic series of 5-6 short films showcasing unexpected and inspirational stories of often unknown and unrecognized individuals: “Becoming the Change” (Alton Glass), “Social Media Movement” (Jeanine Daniels), “Without Words” (P. Frank Williams) and “Turn Up Black History” (Che “Rhymefest” Smith).
Change Agents: History in the Making will premiere every weeknight on TV One at 10 p.m. ET, beginning Monday, Feb. 1. The short films will also encore every weekend and a longer version (up to two-and-a-half minutes) will be posted onwww.tvone.tv/changeagents.
TV One is also airing an impressive programming slate of original series and specials during Black History Month reflecting and representing Black Culture, including new seasons of its signature series Unsung (Feb. 10, 8 p.m. ET), true crime series Fatal Attraction (Feb. 1, 9 p.m. ET) and Justice By Any Means (Feb. 1, 10 p.m. ET), comedy hit Born Again Virgin (Feb. 9, 8:30 p.m. ET), and News One Now (Monday-Friday, 7-8 a.m. ET), the only daily news program focusing explicitly on the African American perspective. Plus, the network is unveiling the debuts of comedy series Here We Go Again (Feb. 9, 8 p.m. ET), docu-series The Next:15 (Feb. 10, 9 p.m. ET) and original comedy movie Definitely Divorcing (Feb. 20, 8 p.m. ET). In addition, TV One will have exclusive airings of the 47th NAACP Image Awards (Feb. 5, 8 p.m. ET) and the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Honors (Feb. 19, 8 p.m. ET).
For more information about TV One’s Change Agents: History in the Making, including filmmakers’ bios, and the network’sBlack History Month programming, please logon to the network’s companion website at www.tvone.tv. Viewers can also join the conversation connecting via social media on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook (@tvonetv) using the hash tags #ChangeAgentsand #TVOneRepresents.
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