Hollywood Black Film fest Founder, Tanya Kersey, dies at 61

Hollywood Black Film fest Founder, Tanya Kersey, dies at 61

Tanya Kersey is known for being the founder of the Hollywood Black Film festival.

The Hollywood Black Film Festival’s founder Tanya Kersey passes away at age 61.

This week, Tanya Kersey’s family posted a notice on social media announcing her passing. She founded the Hollywood Black Film Festival. She was 61.

Kersey’s sister, Lisa M. Kersey, announced her passing on Facebook on Tuesday. According to the post, the businessman passed away on Monday after “fighting several health difficulties” for years.

“It is with great sadness that I post the passing of my beautiful sister, Tanya Monique Kersey. My sister passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loved ones yesterday evening,” Lisa Kersey wrote. “Although we will miss her dearly, we find solace in that she is no longer in in pain.”

In order to promote independent films and filmmakers from the African diaspora, Kersey launched the Hollywood Black Film Festival in 1998. Distinguished guests like Sidney Poitier, John Singleton, Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan, and Loretta Devine were welcomed to the festival, called “The Black Sundance.”

More than 1,000 films from the United States, Canada, and 25 other nations have been screened during the festival.

Tanya Kersey Age, Family, and Early Life

On March 22, 1961, Kersey was born in New York City. She was of American nationality and black ethnicity. Not much is known about her personal life.

tanya kersey family
Her grandson and niece source: INSTAGRAM

However, the one to break the news of her death was her very own sister Lisa Kersey.

Tanya Kersey career, What was her profession?

Tanya Kersey was a film festival director, career coach, and consultant in addition to being an actress, model, entertainment journalist, radio host/producer, film critic, author, and speaker.

In order to promote independent films and filmmakers from the African diaspora, Kersey launched the Hollywood Black Film Festival in 1998. Distinguished guests like Sidney Poitier, John Singleton, Forest Whitaker, Sanaa Lathan, and Loretta Devine were welcomed to the festival, called “The Black Sundance.”

Tanya Kersey Husband, Was she married? Any children.

Tanya’s married life is out of the media’s reach. Tanya has a charming 5-and-a-half-year-old grandson and three daughters who are all in their twenties.

Tanya Kersey Net Worth, How much does she earn?

The net worth details of Tanya Kersey aren’t available.

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Which school did she go to? What was her major?

She went to Douglass College, Haworth Public School, and Northern Valley Regional Demarest High School (Rutgers University).

His social media reach.

Kersey was on Instagram as @tanyakersey with 3.3k+ followers.

Tanya Kersey Height, Weight, sexual orientation,

HeightN / A
WeightN / A
Hair colorBlack
Body typeFit
 Sexual orientationStraight

Interesting facts about Tanya Kersey’s which you should be known

NationalityAmerican
EthnicityBlack
Zodiac signAries
Age61
Relationship statusN / A
Children2

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