Movies
Published February 15, 2018

Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Makes a Surprise Visit to Ghetto Film School Fellows Program

Synchrony Bank donates grant to program.

Image for Marvel Studios’ ‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler Makes a Surprise Visit to Ghetto Film School Fellows Program

Late last month, Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther” director Ryan Coogler attended the Fellows Session at Ghetto Film School, an award-winning nonprofit founded in 2000 to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers, in Los Angeles.

Coogler was there to surprise 30 students by announcing that Synchrony Bank, a promotional parter on “Black Panther,” is donating a $50,000 grant to the Ghetto Film School Fellows program and invited them to the world premiere of “Black Panther.” Watch the surprise above!

The Synchrony Families That Work program focuses to alleviate childcare responsibilities for working families by supporting quality after-school, summer and weekend programs for kids, like the summer Fellows Program, which aims to educate, develop and celebrate the next generation of great American storytellers.

To learn more about the Ghetto Film School, head over to www.ghettofilm.org.

Get your tickets now for “Black Panther” and stay tuned for even more royal action in the coming days!

“Black Panther” hits theaters February 16! While you await the King, follow @theblackpanther on Twitter and like Black Panther’s official Facebook page!

Related

Culture & Lifestyle

How Marvel Re-Invented Itself With Super Heroes

As Marvel entered the 1960s, it went in a brand new direction with a new kind of tale!

Culture & Lifestyle

Swingin' with the Times: Marvel in the 1960s

See how Marvel Comics changed along with a country in transition!

Culture & Lifestyle

WonderCon Spotlights Marvel Studios' Ryan Meinerding

Learn more about the career of Marvel Studios' head of visual development!

TV Shows

Storyboard Artist Jessica Cuffe on 'Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest,' NAACP Nom and More

The 2019 NAACP Image Awards will air live on TV ONE on Saturday, March 30!