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WELCOME to the 2013 Hollywood Black Film Festival!

HBFF 2013 will be screening an Official Selection of 73 films at the Ricardo Montalban Theater, located at 1615 N. Vine St, Hollywood CA 90028.

HBFF 2013’s INFOTAINMENT CONFERENCE takes place at the W Hotel Hollywood, 6250 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood CA 90028 and features a wealth of informational panels and workshops covering a wide variety of topics which include: film production, distribution and marketing, pitching, writing for television and film, in addition to specific programs designed to inform and educate actors. 

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Individual Panel Tickets (W Hotel Hollywood) - $30, plus fee
Individual Screening Tickets (Ricardo Montalban Theater) - $15, including fee

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Thursday, October 3 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Developing Science Fiction Inspired by Space Science Facts

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Individual Panel Ticket  $30, plus fee (includes Part 1 & 2)

Project Stargazer NASA Panel (Part 2)

This will be a dynamic and interactive discussion between NASA engineers/scientists and writers/filmmakers to inspire new ways of portraying science fiction while uncovering the realities of space science facts.  The goal is to further the collaboration between an industry that is charged with telling visual stories and an organization responsible for undertaking the pursuit of hard science and space exploration.  The two groups will meet to focus collectively on uncovering material useful to both the scientific and filmmaking communities, with an emphasis on a quality information exchange that is accurate, compelling, and innovative.

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Tony Chamblee

Director, Multi-Media & Technology; Project Stargazer, Hollywood Black Film Festival
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Dr. Karina Edmonds

Executive Director for Institute Corporate Relations, California Institute of Technology
Dr. Edmonds is a nationally recognized expert in the field of innovation, technology transfer and commercialization. She has over fifteen years of experience working with the private sector, universities and national laboratories across the country in the innovation space. Karina Edmonds was appointed Technology Transfer Coordinator for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in April 2010 by Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu. Her position was... Read More →


Steve Collins

Mars Curiosity Attitude Control Engineer, NASA/JPL
Steve Collins is an Attitude Control Engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  Most recently Cruise ACS System Engineer for the Mars Curiosity Rover, Steve has worked on numerous NASA/JPL missions including Epoxi, Dawn, Deep Impact, MER, Deep Space One, Galileo and Mars Observer.  In flight, Steve's job includes keeping the spacecraft pointed in the right direction, performing trajectory corrections and figuring out "what the... Read More →

Fred Farina

Chief Innovation Officer for California Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology
Fred Farina serves as the Executive Director of Caltech’s Office of Technology Transfer (OTT). His responsibilities include managing OTT’s staff, evaluating inventions at Caltech and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (NASA), supervising patent prosecution and portfolio management, negotiating licensing deals with industry, and fostering the creation new startup companies based on Caltech/JPL technologies. Prior to joining OTT, Mr... Read More →

Dr. Randii Wessen

Senior Technical Staff, JPL Innovation Foundry
Dr. Wessen has been an employee of the California Institute of Technology’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory since 1984 March. He is currently a Senior Technical Staff Member to JPL’s Innovation Foundry. Prior to this Dr. Wessen was the Navigator Program System Engineer. This program’s goal is the detection of Earth-like planets around other stars, if they exist. He also was the Telecommunications & Mission Systems Manager... Read More →

Thursday October 3, 2013 10:15am - 11:15am
The W Hollywood, Great Room 3 6250 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood CA 90028

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