Donnie L. Betts

donlbettsBiography: Donnie L. Betts is an accomplished actor, producer, director, filmmaker, storyteller and teacher. The former actor began his career in radio after attending Fresno State in California. He studied at the Yale School of Drama. For Homefolks Creativeworks, Inc., he produced, directed and acted in the documentary film Dearfield: The Road Less Traveled. The documentary was featured in 8 film festivals, including FESPACO in Burkina Faso, Africa and aired on PBS. It won several film festival awards. Betts is a two-time Emmy nominee, including a 2003 nomination for Best PSA Campaign and a 2005 winner for My Voice. He has received the Golden Plaque Award at the Chicago International Film Festival. Betts has been a part of the production teams for Carol & Co. (Disney); Dream On (pilot for HBO); In Living Color (Fox), and he was the producer of note for the launch of BET Movies, now known as Black Starz. Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Jr. is the winner of 11 film festival awards and was accepted in 30 film festivals worldwide and it aired on PBS.

(Source: http://greatblackmusicproject.org/en/registry/donnie-l-betts)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Jr. (2005).

Filmography:
Dearfield, The Road Less Traveled (1995);
Lala Uncut (1995);
Byron Johnson: Trailblazer (2002);
Music Is My Life, Politics My Mistress: The Story of Oscar Brown Jr. (2005).