The American Black Film Festival to Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

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| Source: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.

ADVISORY, June 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

The American Black Film Festival (ABFF), a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films by and about people of African descent, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square in honor of the 18th Annual ABFF which will be held in New York City, June 19-22, 2014 and hosted by celebrity ambassador Morris Chestnut.

In honor of the occasion, Jeff Friday, founder of American Black Film Festival, will ring the Closing Bell, alongside actresses Tika Sumpter and Condola Rashad, Alvin Bowles CEO at Grab Media, Joe LaMuraglia, Cadillac, E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles, and Marvin Scott, Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility at HBO.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

ABFF Contact:
Michelle L. Huff
(212) 239-1732
michelle@huffent.com

NASDAQ MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

Feed Information:
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Webcast:

A webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Close, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market close of your choice.

About the American Black Film Festival:

The ABFF (American Black Film Festival) is a four-day event dedicated to showcasing quality films by and about people of African descent. Committed to the belief that Black content creators and artists deserve the same opportunities as their mainstream counterparts, ABFF founder Jeff Friday conceived the festival in 1997 as a vehicle to promote diversity in the film and television industry. Today it serves as the preeminent pipeline to new Black talent in front of and behind the camera, and is regarded as one of the leading film festivals in the world. The 18th annual ABFF will be held in New York City, June 19-22, 2014.

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