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Atlanta, Georgia –  The Georgia Latino Film Alliance is delighted to announce that Hilton H. Howell Jr., Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gray Television and Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Assembly Atlanta. will receive the prestigious 2023 Presidential Vision Award. The award ceremony will take place during the black-tie VIP Opening Night on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 6:00 PM at the Gas South District Theatre in Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Georgia.

The Georgia Latino Film Alliance (GALFA) is a 501c3 charity dedicated to offering educational programs to high school students interested in the film and television industry. GALFA is committed to supporting minority adults pursuing careers in the entertainment field. With over 300 film students in Gwinnett, GALFA is set to benefit from its Youth Cinema Program in 2024, despite recent industry strikes.

“It’s been a challenging year, but we are excited to honor Hilton Howell with the Presidential Vision Award live and in-person,” stated Dr. Jose Marquez, PhD, CEO, and Founder of GALFA. “We are all proud of the economic growth that Doraville has experienced thanks to Hilton Howell’s vision to expand Gray TV in Georgia.”

The Presidential Vision Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership, vision, and commitment to the film and television industry. Carla Berkowitz, Chair of the Georgia Latino International Film Festival (GALIFF), praised Howell’s contributions stating, “Hilton Howell’s dedication to the industry has left an indelible mark, and we are thrilled to celebrate his achievements.”

Yvette Moise, President, and Co-Founder of GALFA and presenter of the Presidential Visionary Award added “Hilton Howell’s impact goes far beyond television. His commitment to supporting educational initiatives in the community aligns perfectly with GALFA’s mission.”

Hilton Howell Jr. brings over 30 years of broadcasting experience to his role as Chairman and CEO of Gray Television. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Television Operator’s Caucus and The Broadcasters Foundation of America. Hilton has also made significant contributions to various advisory boards, including the National Association of Broadcasters and the Center for Leadership and Ethics at the University of Texas at Austin.

Gray Television, Inc. is a multimedia company headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and is the nation’s largest owner of top-rated local television stations and digital assets. With a presence in 113 television markets, Gray Television reaches approximately 36 percent of U.S. television households.

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About the Georgia Latino Film Alliance (GALFA): The Georgia Latino Film Alliance and Film Festival is the premier film festival in the Southeast and the only Afro-Latino directed Film Festival in the country. GALFA celebrates Latino-directed, produced, and acted films from both national and international entries. Through its film festival, GALFA showcases Latino talent in Georgia and empowers the next generation of Latino storytellers.

The mission of the Georgia Latino Film Alliance is to build awareness of independent films and film as an art form, provide educational opportunities for students and Georgia Latino filmmakers, and create opportunities for Georgia communities to experience high-quality Latino films.

For more information about the Georgia Latino Film Alliance and Film Festival, please visit .


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