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Harlem Film Company is an integrated film and digital media studio. HFC’s Mission is to develop, acquire, produce, market, and distribute Black and Latinx independent films for the global market. Harlem Film Company was founded by Cheryl Hill and Jamal Joseph.


Cheryl Hill has more than 20 years of experience in the film and television industry in New York and Los Angeles. Some of Cheryl’s experience includes Creative Development Executive at the Sundance Institute and Creative Executive/Director of Development at The Walt Disney Studios, Hollywood Pictures Division. 


Jamal Joseph is the co-founding partner of the Harlem Film Company. Jamal is a professor at Columbia University and former Chair of Columbia University’s Graduate Film Program. He is an alumnus of the Sundance Directing Lab and the Third World Newsreel Film and Video Workshop. Some of Jamal’s credits includes writing and directing for Starz, HBO, Fox TV, New Line Cinema, Warner Bros., and A&E.


Harlem Film Company prides itself on telling authentic stories through feature films, documentaries, and branded content. The first Harlem Film Company feature, Chapter and Verse, debuted in 2017 from executive producer Antoine Fuqua and starring Daniel Beaty, Omari Hardwick, and Loretta Devine. 

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