WIFTA'S CELEBRATE EMPOWER UNITE CELEBRATION!
Join us for the most impactful virtual #womenshistorymonth celebration on Tuesday, March 31st from 7-9pm EST! FREE for all attendees. Sounds curated by @adoratokyo ! Register at www.wifta.org ! #womeninfilm#womeninfilmatlanta
Meet our board member, Angi Bones, who will be joining us on the panel!
Angi Bones did not follow the path of what was expected of her coming from a family of politics and education. Her first career of choice was law enforcement. While waiting final testing for LAPD, Angi took an unpaid position as an intern on the film “Panther” directed by Mario Van Peebles. Working on the film “Panther” shifted her journey in life from law enforcement to a successful career in film and television where she started as a Production Assistant, which lead to a successful career as Assistant Director, Producer and Director.
To her credit, Angi hosts an impressive resume of music videos, commercials, award shows, television series and more than 50 films; most notably: The Negotiator, Blade, Too Wong Foo, Eve's Bayou, Fighting Temptations, Men of Honor, Mother, The Antoine Fisher Story, Training Day, The Gospel, Warm Springs, Stroke of Genius and Crazy in Alabama. Angi served as 2nd Assistant Director on 11 feature films, The Tyler Perry Show and over 240 combined episodes of the highly rated sitcoms “Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns”, and the NAACP Image Award winner “Tyler Perry’s House of Payne” under director, writer, producer Tyler Perry. She also Co-Produced Trois-The Escort and Motives II for Will Packer and Rob Hardy of Rain Forest Films. Angi is a NAACP Image award nominee as Co-Producer for the television film “Raising Izzie” for UP TV and received a NACCP Image award win for “House of Payne”.
Angi serves as the Co-Executive Producer for the highly rated docu-series “Rickey Smiley For Real” for TV One. Most recently Angi Co-Produced the sequel future box office hit “Meet the Blacks 2” and the highly acclaimed television film sequel “Life Size 2”. She is currently the Executive Producer on “Last Call” a pilot series for Bounce TV.
Joining us will be one of our board members, @tammykgarnes !
A resident of Atlanta, Georgia, Tammy Garnes is a communications expert and film producer who works daily in the public education sector as well as in the entertainment industry.
A graduate of the Peter Stark Producing Program at the University of Southern California, Garnes earned her Master of Arts Degree in Film Producing, and her Bachelor of Science in Education, Theater and Speech from Arkansas State University. Garnes worked as a film and television producer in Los Angeles, California, selling her first feature film to MGM studios immediately after completing graduate school in 1997.
Always seeking to focus on family-themed entertainment and stories with substance, her film and television credits quickly grew to include: Co-Producer, “Roots- Celebrating 25 Years” for NBC, HBO’s award winning indie film “Dancing In September,” and Associate Producer for the Laurence Fishburne action movie “Biker Boyz” for DreamWorks. One of her many talents as a producer included branding, marketing and product placement.