Sojourner Truth Festival of the Arts 2023

Cheryl Hill

Cheryl Hill is the CO-Founding Partner of the Harlem Film Company, an integrated film and digital media studio, whose mission is to develop, acquire, produce, market, and distribute Black and Latinx independent films for the global market.  Also serving in the current role of Chief Creative Producer at HFC, Cheryl has more than 30 years of experience in the film and television industry in New York and Hollywood.  Cheryl produced the feature Chapter & Verse directed by Jamal Joseph.  She served as producer on three Disney Movies including The Cheetah Girls.  Cheryl recently produced The Patterson, a feature documentary about a South Bronx housing project set for distribution in 2023.  Cheryl produced and directed the critically acclaimed Crucible of the Millennium, an award winning multi-part series that aired nationally on PBS. At the Sundance Institute, she worked with up and coming writers whose projects were then produced. A short list includes: Darnell Martin: (I Like It like That), Takashi Buford: (Set It Off), and Tony Puryear (Eraser).  Cheryl’s career highlights include the position of Creative Executive Director at Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood Pictures Division. Cheryl was a member of the HP team that developed and supervised production of 20 feature film projects among them: The Joy Luck Club, Nixon, and Distinguished Gentleman staring Eddie Murphy.  Over a more than 30 year career in film, Cheryl has worked with CBS, PBS, Motown Productions as well as a number of independent producers and directors, but she holds in highest esteem her first credit as a Producer, a seminal credit for Losing Ground, directed by the late great Kathleen Collins

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