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is an American film director
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, and the first African American woman sitcom director. Barnette was the first African American woman to get a three picture deal with Sony.
In 1990, she founded Harlem Girl Productions Corporation. Since 1997, Barnette is also working for the Harlem Lite Production. Barnette's work includes a mixture of film and television sitcoms, such as A Different World
, The Cosby Show
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, Gilmore Girls
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, and 7th Heaven
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Barnette has directed eight television films and two feature films. Her films included Civil Brand
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and Spirit Lost
. She has won numerous awards, honors, and nominations, among them an Emmy Award for her afterschool special To Be a Man
, two NAACP Image Awards, and a Sundance Film Festival Award
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