In 1996, the Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC.ORG) was founded by Sandra Evers-Manly to remove the veil of invisibility that shrouds African Americans and other minority groups from the main stage, and to spotlight diversity and the stellar contributions of black film and television artists who brought dignity and professionalism to even the most menial of roles.

For over 25 years BHERC.ORG, has grown a dedicated audience of over 35,000 attendees and supporters through the First Weekend Club, The Reel Black Men Film Festival, Sistas Are Doin’ It for Themselves Film Festival, the African American Film Marketplace / S.E. Manly Short Film Showcase, the Los Angeles Youth Diversity Film Festival, the Festival @ Sea and various events and programs throughout the years.

By advertising on our website, you will reach a motivated audience of thousands while supporting our mission to spotlight diversity in film and media.  Contact us for more information.

Sponsors and Partners we have worked with in the past include:

  • Inside Outside Communications Foundation
  • Raleigh Studios
  • Ebony Repertory Theatre
  • Los Angeles Sentinel
  • Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles
  • Paramount Pictures
  • Hilton Hotels
  • PrismaColor
  • KJLH Radio
  • 94.7 The Wave
  • The Young Center
  • RecordOne
  • The Brotherhood Crusade
  • Justice, Unity, Generosity and Service, International
  • Our Author Study Club, Inc.
  • Disney
  • Museum of African American Art
  • The Memorial Foundation, Builders of the King Memorial
  • Sony Pictures
  • 20th Century Fox
  • Universal Studios

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