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What is B.L.A.C.K?

B.L.A.C.K is an acronym for Building a Legacy in Acting Cinema & Knowledge. The Ball is an exclusive invite-only soiree that brings all top filmmakers, actors and celebrities under one roof. This isn’t your average post film festival reception or your mundane schmooze fest.

This is a BASH where the industry heavy weights let loose, party and enjoy the company of their elite peers. No cameras, no video recording, simply a great time to celebrate with Hollywood’s finest. It is more than a party it’s an experience; presented to you by Stephan James and Shamier Anderson.

Brothers Shamier Anderson and Stephan James, were born in Toronto and raised by their single mother. Overcoming the odds stacked against them, the 24 & 26 year old have achieved critically acclaimed success in Hollywood. Starring in various movies and television shows together from; FOX’s limited series Shots Fired, Focus Features Race and Director X’s Across The Line. The brothers established this initiative B.L.A.C.K in their home town of Toronto, to celebrate the success of other young filmmakers and actors during the festival, to create a legacy for a lifetime.

Shamier can be seen next opposite Johnny Depp & Forest Whitaker in the book adaptation Labyrinth set to release in 2018. Stephan is tapped to star in Oscar winner director Barry Jenkins newest film If Beale Street Could Talk set to release 2018/2019.

Our Founders

Shamier Anderson

Race, Wynonna Earp, Shots Fired

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Stephan James

Selma, Race, Shots Fired

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2016 B.L.A.C.K Ball Highlights

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B.L.A.C.K Ball 2017


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Nicole Lyn, Deejaying as Ms. Nix, has style and versatility that has made her a favorite among leading brands & celebrities. Her broad scope of music appreciation and diverse background provide the foundation for her ability to blend new and classic elements of R&B, hip-hop, island rhythms, house and indie gems into her unique sets.

This world renowned DJ has done A-List parties for top brands such as, VANITY FAIR, GQ, ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY & NIKE to name a few. This year she will be the headlining DJ act at The B.L.A.C.K Ball accompanied by J.Diggz & Beat Sampras.

The B.L.A.C.K Ball 2017 - Ms. Nix

2017 B.L.A.C.K Ball Highlights

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