National Black Movie Day™
Meet The Team

About the Creator and Founder - Agnes Moss

Agnes Moss is the Founder of National Black Movie Association, the Creator of National Black Movie Day™ and a passionate advocate for Black movies. Ms. Moss has an extensive background in television, public relations, journalism, and film that spans over 20 years. A native Washingtonian, many of those years have been spent producing local television segments and programs while pursuing her passion of film and entertainment journalism.

Throughout the course of her career, two things have always remained constant:

  1. Ms. Moss has always had an undying love for Black films and its ability to captivate audiences; and,
  2. She is committed to helping the next generation of Black filmmakers pursue their dreams and aspirations in the film industry.

Agnes’ personal mission is to aid persons of color in achieving more recognition and representation in the film industry. By providing scholarships, hosting events, and spearheading national campaigns, she is hopeful others will join her on the journey of recognizing the value and impact of Black films on the global community.

Agnes is a proud graduate of North Carolina Central University and supports all Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Susan M. Leigh - Director of Marketing

Susan has experience leading the execution and direction of strategic marketing and communication initiatives for products in both the government and non-profit sector. As a marketing and communications strategist, she has helped to launch multiple product, promotion, web and mobile app initiatives. Additionally, her experience includes event, web, digital and social media management.

Ms. Leigh is a proud graduate of Florida A&M University and holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She also earned a Master of Arts in Strategic Communications from Seton Hall University and recently graduated with an MBA from the University of Maryland Global Campus in December 2019. She was born and raised in New Jersey and resides in the District of Columbia. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with local civic organizations, traveling, cooking, baking, reading and is an avid moviegoer.

Adia Rebecca Moss - Community Outreach Manager

Adia Rebecca Moss is the Community Outreach Manager for National Black Movie Association. In her spare time, Adia enjoys watching movies that have impact and influence on American culture. Ms. Moss is a proud supporter of Black movies and understands the importance of Black representation on the big screen and in film careers, and she is committed to supporting and advocating for diversity and inclusion in the film industry.

Adia’s primary focus for managing outreach with National Black Movie Association is to plan, create and disseminate content for community engagement with National Black Movie Day on digital and social media platforms.

Born and raised in North Carolina, Adia currently resides in the District of Columbia. Ms. Moss is a proud graduate of Spelman College holding a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering with education organizations, mentoring local youth, and crafting.

Cedric Curry - Events Manager

Cedric Curry is the Events Manager for the National Black Movie Association. With over five years experience managing facilities and inventory for government and private companies, Mr. Curry has led organizations in planning and executing events from start to finish. He enjoys interacting with the community and prides himself on providing excellent customer service.

Cedric is a graduate of Cheyney University where he studied facilities and recreation management. At the National Black Movie Association, Mr. Curry executes marketing and promotion initiatives and engages with moviegoers nationwide. While he is an advocate for opportunities for Historically Black College and University students, he is also an advocate for voting and regularly participates in voter registration campaigns. Cedric, however, is most passionate about telling Black stories on the big screen. HIs favorite movie genre is comedy and he brings humor and enthusiasm to his work in promoting National Black Movie Association’s mission.

Cedric currently resides in Washington, DC and looks forward to bringing a National Black Movie Association Event near you.

Michael Wood - Brand Director

Michael Wood is the Brand Director for National Black Movie Association. His passion for graphic design and marketing has afforded him more than a decade of experience helping businesses establish and expand their brand identities. He has worked with branding teams in a diversity of industries, which also included several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Wood’s personal philosophy is that “every image is a representation of who you are, so make sure that representation is a good one…and that extends to more than a screen.” He is also the owner of his self-titled design & marketing firm, Michael Wood Consulting.

He has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of high-profile clients including Beyoncé’s philanthropy coordinator Ivy McGregor, NFL and NBA motivational coaches, and Lord & Taylor. He also collaborated with Chase Bank execs on projects that saw his clients featured in Huffington Post.

The mission of NBMA is personal to Mr. Wood as he has strong convictions about supporting and uplifting our own community. A lover of action movies with a touch of suspense, Denzel Washington would be among his favorite Black filmmakers.

Gina Golden - Research Analyst Manager/Writer

GINA GOLDEN – the newest addition to the National Black Movie Association, LLC, is an innovative source of power in business and in writing. Gina is a Research Analyst and Writer for the organization.

For over 20 years, Ms. Golden has used her business expertise and skills in contract management, legal contract writing, business proposal writing and contract bidding to pioneer companies seeking to soar in small business industries, beginning with her own company founded in 1994. With Golden’s business management experience she was able to accelerate her company’s growth by generating sales and more than quadrupling revenue in a single quarter. Gina also expanded her client base from single-digit clients to hundreds of steady accounts during a ten-year span.

Gina is a passionate storyteller. With over ten children’s books, numerous musical arrangements, a movie script, and hundreds of poetic audio recordings and other writings, she is dedicated and determined to tell Black stories. Ms. Golden is an advocate for women’s rights and she’s committed to helping women share their stories and to overcome domestic violence and relationship abuse.

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February 18th, 2023

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