3-Year Deal Signed for NAACP Awards

Industry veterans Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin have signed a three-year deal to continue as executive producers of the NAACP Image Awards.

The 47th Annual NAACP Image Awards will air live on TV ONE on Friday, Feb. 5.

The two-hour special, set to take place at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, will also include a one-hour live pre-show from the star-studded red carpet.

“We are elated to have the opportunity to continue to produce the NAACP Image Awards for TV One and have great plans and ideas to raise the bar even higher,” stated Reginald Hudlin and Phil Gurin in a press release sent to JET.  “Our ultimate goal is to deliver an entertaining show that honors the best in our community – we are already working on securing today’s leading talent to be part of the next broadcast.”

The ceremony celebrates the accomplishments of people of color in the fields of television, music, literature and film. It also honors individuals or groups who promote social justice through creative projects.

Founded in 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is the nation’s oldest and largest nonpartisan civil rights organization. The 250,000-member organization advocates for civil rights in communities of color and equal opportunity in the public and private sectors.