September 6, 2010 by Post Team
Albertina Walker, WHAT:Chicago-based television production company Central City Productions, Inc. (CCP) is celebrating 40 years of success for innovative programming and entertainment as the leading provider of syndicated programming for African American television with a gala event at the DuSable Museum of African American History of Rights Thursday, September 9.
This case is presented by lavish Chicago news anchor Cheryl Burton and sports anchor Jim Rose (ABC 7) and take a look back at four decades of the highlights of Central City Productions CCP with a salute to President & CEO, mogul media and civic leader Don Jackson.
Confirmed attendees include the Illinois State Senator Emil Jones, Jr. (D), Grammy Award winning gospel music legend Albertina Walker, USA Rep. Bobby Rush, ABC 7 President and General Manager Emily Barr, Grammy-winning composer and producer Darius Brooks, actor and author Gregory Allen Williams (blood test done sign my name, Preacher Kid, The Collector), and AARP State President Merri Dee, Chef Jennifer Gavin (FOX Hell’s Kitchen – Season 4), Art “Chat Daddy” Sims (You and Me in the Morning WCIU Chicago), among others.
The format of the event features the red carpet, stirring tributes, special presentations by the great gospel Vickie Winans, Ricky Dillard own Chicago and more, as well as celebrity appearances and the Chicago political participation, civic and business leaders.
The DuSable Museum of African American History
740 East 56th Place
Chicago, IL 60637
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Means of arrival
Red Carpet arrivals and C**ktails
And Enforcement Program
After the event dessert reception
About Central City Productions, Inc.
With over 40 years of producing successful and innovative television and marketing expertise, Central City Productions (CCP) is a leader in syndicated programming African American television. A full-service television production company that produces, syndicates, and manages advertising sales for all its programs, the core mission of the City Productions’ is to develop a program designed to communicate positive, uplifting images of Black people in worldwide. CCP has produced more than 1,000 hours of television a day, including the All-Star Gospel Music Awards, the Trumpet Awards and programs like the Bud Billiken Back to School Parade, Know Your Heritage, The Black College Quiz Show Series, Hispanic College Quiz, our world with Black Enterprise and The Black Enterprise Business Report, among many others.
Central City’s Founder, Chairman and CEO Don Jackson is an active member of the Chicago business and civic community. Founding member of A.B.L.E. (Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs) and serves on the boards of Junior Achievement of Chicago, Columbia College and the Gateway Foundation. Jackson has previously served as president of the Board of the DuSable Museum of African American History, on the Board of Northwestern University and Chicago Transit Authority Board.
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