Join us for a Q&A with Nicole Avant following a screening of the award-winning documentary "The Black Godfather"
Former ambassador Nicole Avant produced the award’s winning documentary "The Black Godfather" after collecting stories about her father's influence on dozens of the world's most high profile entertainers, athletes and politicians. The film charts the exceptional and unlikely rise of Clarence Avant, to become a powerhouse negotiator amid extreme racism in America, a music executive whose trailblazing behind-the-scenes accomplishments impacted the legacies of icons such as Bill Withers, Quincy Jones, Muhammad Ali, Hank Aaron, and Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton.
Nicole Avant was nominated by President Barack Obama and unanimously confirmed by The U.S. Senate to be the 13th Ambassador to The Bahamas. On September 9, 2009, she was sworn in by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton becoming the youngest as well as the first African American woman to hold the position. Avant's successes in The Bahamas earned her a nomination for the Sue M. Cobb Award for Exemplary Diplomatic Service.
Ambassador Avant lives in Los Angeles with her husband Ted Sarandos, Netflix Chief Content Officer, and is the proud stepmother of Tony and Sarah Sarandos.
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