The Black Comix Arts Festival (BCAF) is pleased to announce motion picture actor, producer and director Robert Townsend as special guest at BCAF2017 in San Francisco.1
The talented actor, producer and director has made an indelible mark in Hollywood with an extensive list of credits. Townsend wrote, produced, directed and starred in his own first film, Hollywood Shuffle, a satire depicting the trials and tribulations of black actors in Hollywood. His list of film and TV credits includes Eddie Murphy Raw, The Meteor Man, The Five Heartbeats, MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera, Fox TV’s Parent Hood, and Showtime’s 10,000 Black Men Named George to name a few.
Townsend has been nominated for well over 30 Film awards.
His 1993 film, The Meteor Man, in which he wrote, directed and starred as an inner-city young man turned superhero, spurred the creation of the Marvel Comics’ character Meteor Man, along with a comic book series of the same name.
Townsend is slated to be featured in conversation with 2016 Eisner Award winning author and media & film scholar Frances Gateward in Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Public Library on Sunday, January 15, with a screening of The Meteor Man on Monday, January 16, at the BCAF Expo at Yerba Buena Gardens.
1. Guest’s appearance subject to confirmed scheduling.